First impressions: Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic & Makeup Remover

My dear BFF Katrin had to do the fashion week dance last month; which meant that she also had to go to London and in between her killer schedule (I now know that fashion week is not only all about fashion; it’s also a true time management horror) she had a teeny tiny bit of shopping time. Sweet as she is, she went & found the Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic at their flagship store in Soho. And not only did she buy one of the very last bottles, she also got the Pixi Skin Treats Makeup Remover for just £4 extra with a promotion that was running. SCORE! Or eh, in pretty blogging words: a true steal. 

pixi glow tonic

I’ve been using these for two or three weeks now so this is just a first impression I’m writing down, but I wanted to share anyway. The Glow Tonic is a huge internet hype & is sold out most of the time and actually has a waiting list. It’s like the Birkin bag of the facial tonics. A little crazy indeed! So I needed to know if it’s really worth it. The first time I went to the store it was sold out - damn. Then I contemplated ordering through the phone; but I didn’t like all the hassle that would come along with it. Luckily the Glow tonic will shortly also be available through their website; click here for the product page. This tonic is perfect for dull skin that needs a pick-me-up and .. it’s alcohol free! Main miracle workers here are aloe vera & witch hazel, which are nourishing & astringent and perfect for troubled skin. Glycolic acid exfoliates gently and takes care of that dulness and the first signs of aging. Needs two to three pumps at a time, applied with a cotton pad. The Makeup Remover is a great and powerful alternative for micellar water whenever you need some extra strength to get rid of tricky makeup. Apply on a cotton pad and soak onto your eyes for about 20 seconds, and then gently move the pad around to loosen the makeup. Works like a charm! Just don’t use too much, or it’ll find its way into your eyes and burn. A little. 

My first impressions of both these products are quite good and although I don’t see the whole OMG hype yet; I have to admit that these are two solid beauty products that are totally worth their price: £16 per bottle while the quality is impeccable. High end quality for a mid range price point? Yes, please! I’ll continue using the tonic every morning & evening and will report back in full in about a month with a final verdict. Stay tuned while I’m waiting to be OMG-amazed! 

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