As of very recently, I have been introduced to Pixi Beauty’s skincare line- Skintreats (cutest name ever, right?). I have been quite the fan of their beauty products for a few months now, ever since I discovered the amazingness that is their bronzer via my May Ipsy bag, so I was definitely interested to try out some of their mostly new skincare line. I say mostly new because I believe some of the Skintreats have been around for a couple years or so, such as the Glow Tonic, but a bunch of the line is new as well.
Let’s start with the cleansing balm! You know I love me a good cleansing oil, and other than my Bioderma Sensibio H2O (full review here), I’m not a big fan of makeup removers in general. I have super sensitive skin around my eyes and that is generally where most of the makeup is coming off, so I need something heavy duty that gets the job done quick, well AND gently. I truly believe that you can’t go wrong with a cleansing oil before using your actual face wash, and the Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm absolutely makes the cut for my cleansing oil requirements. It’s a balm to oil cleanser that you simply scoop out a little dollop of and massage into your skin, then rinse or wipe off with a cloth and follow with regular cleanser. It gets the job done, smells really nice, and is packed full of paraben-free goodness, such as sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E.
This bad boy gets prettiest packaging award out of the entire Skintreats collection, because hello- PRETTY! The Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend comes in a gorgeous little bottle with a dropper. I’ll admit, droppers are usually the messier option when it comes to beauty products- however, when it comes to oils specifically, they are a godsend. I have a hair oil with a pump on it, and no matter how gentle I am on that pump, I get WAY too much product every time. You only need a drop or two of oil products, especially when you’re applying something just to your face and neck, and two drops of this product go a long way for me. I drop the oil onto my fingers, rub them together a little to spread out the product and then very gently press the oil into the skin on my face and neck.
I don’t find this oil to be greasy, and while it inevitably will leave a bit of a sheen (because oil, obvs), I don’t look or feel slimy or slick in the slightest. It’s super hydrating and the fragrance is so gorgeously luxurious smelling without being intoxicating. It’s a botanical blend of youth-preserving oils, such as sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed and geranium, that are meant to improve the elasticity of the skin and provide a healthy glow. I seriously love this product- fave of the bunch for me!
Next is the Pixi Skintreats Glowtion Day Dew. I wish this was named the Day Dew Glowtion because everytime I say it or spell it, I feel like I’m saying it backwards… but there are more important issues in the world, haha. This is an illuminating skin perfector that gives dull skin a boost. While it claims to be feather-light, I did find this to be a bit heavier than expected- though not heavy in the sense of a rich night cream, but more so in just a not-feather-light application kind of way. I apply this under my foundation to help give my skin a more healthy, dewy glow. It’s got a little twinkle to it, but nothing noticeably shimmery once it’s on your skin. I like this product a lot, and it’s something I’ve been using without foundation as well when I’m having a light makeup day.
Last but certainly not least, considering how many good reviews I’ve read on this product, is the Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic (which also comes in a pre-soaked pad form- perfect for travel!). This is an exfoliating toner (a chemical toner, which basically means it doesn’t have a physical/abrasive quality to it and rather uses acids to remove dead skin cells and accelerate cell renewal) and I haven’t actually tried it yet because I’m trying to finish up the Paula’s Choice once I have been using for a few months (although I think I’m about ready to call it quits on that one, simply because I think my skin has become way too used to it and I need something stronger at this point). It’s a 5% glycolic acid formula that also contains aloe vera and ginseng to soothe the skin. It’s also hypoallergenic and alcohol free. I posted a sneak peek of this post on Instagram a week ago, and I had so many people say that they LOVE the Glow Tonic! Seriously- 7 different people took the time to comment and say they either totally love it already or really want to try it, so I’m pretty sold already. In fact, I’m officially ditching the 1% BHA lotion I’ve been using and starting on this tonight because now I’m all excited, haha.
Update (Jan 22, 2017): Glow Tonic is probably my all time favorite skincare product. I have been using it almost continuously since I first wrote this post. There was a single time that I ran out and couldn’t find anywhere to buy it in Canada (it’s at Shoppers Drug Mart now, thankfully!) and my skin went to crap for a couple of months without it- seriously! I ended up getting a giant bottle at Generation Beauty when I was in Toronto last May and am STILL using that same bottle. I can’t recommend this enough!
Have you tried any of the products in the Pixi Skintreats skincare line?