For reasons that I don’t quite know, I haven’t used a toner in my skincare regime for a really long time.
This misguided decision may have been due to me reading that using an astringent type toner will only make oily skin oilier (yes, I know, I know!)
Anyway… out of the blue a few months ago I developed cystic acne all over my chin. Not since I was pregnant with my son 2 years ago had I experienced a flare up and I was gutted.
So, who else did I go to for help but the Caroline Hirons, skincare guru and blogger.
She advised me that I needed to get some acid on my skin asap and to take a look at her blog for info on what kind of products contain the acids that I needed.
It didn’t take long to see that she was a HUGE advocate of Pixi’s Glow Tonic.
This orange hued liquid is designed to tone and condition your skin after cleansing and contains 5% glycolic acid (a natural derivative of sugar cane and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family) which gently exfoliates by dissolving the bonds that bind dull, dead cells on your skins surface, revealing healthy cells beneath.
It also contains Aloe to sooth and hydrate, ginseng which promotes cell health, witch hazel which firms and tones and white horse chestnut which boosts blood flow. Together this combination of ingredients encourages fresh, healthy skin that glows.
You use it like any other toner, by applying a few drops to a cotton wool pad and sweeping over your face morning and evening.
Firstly, I’m not a HUGE fan of its fragrance, but you should never judge a product by its scent so I just ignored it.
What I was most shocked by is when applied to my skin, it didn’t tingle or sting, even on open wounds.
It also didn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry in the slightest. In fact, it made my skin feel refreshed and beautifully clean.
I’ve been using it religiously for the past 5 weeks and I have noticed a marked improvement in my skin.
Blemishes seem to heal far quicker and the scars I already had appear to have diminished both in size and in redness.
Better still, I haven’t had a cystic zit pop up since I started using the product.
Now, yes, that could be pure coincidence, it could have been down to hormones, I don’t know, but what I do know is that since I’ve been using the Pixi Glow Tonic my skin has felt softer and looked healthier.
Caroline, thanks a million for introducing me to this!