My parents got me a great gift set from Pixi, which is a brand you definitely need to get aquainted with. It contained four products - a pack of Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths and full-sized Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic and Rose Oil Blend. I've tried the Glow Tonic before and now use it every day, but the other products were totally new to me. However, they have made be want to try even more products from Pixi as they have all lived up to the hype.
Here's how I've been getting on with each of the products - including the Glow Tonic, which I have reviewed previously - and why you definitely need to give Pixi a go yourself:
They have a really lovely rosey scent and feature soft cloths that don't scratch or pull at your skin. They've managed to take off waterproof mascara and eyeliner, as well as every bit of my makeup even when I've used a hardcore setting spray.
The only downside is that the cloths aren't quite as thick as I would like, especially for the price. They are missing that element of luxury that you would expect for a £10 pack of cleansing wipes. However, you do get 40 in the pack and they are incredibly effective, so I'd be willing to overlook this.
The first time I used this, my skin was in desperate need of a good scrub. I'd been in the South West for a week and only took a scrub sample I'd been sent, which didn't really do a lot, so the texture of my skin was a bit desperate. I didn't think it would do much about this as it doesn't have any scrubby bits in, but I was totally wrong.
After the first use, my skin felt so smooth and soft and my pores were a lot smaller. It also made my skin look really bright so it was a far cry from how tired it had looked before. I've been using it morning and night since and it has really made a huge difference. I haven't needed to exfoliate as much and my breakouts have vanished much quicker than they previously have when using other products.
This is definitely a product I'll buy again and it has made me want to give the Glow Mud Mask a go too, so that's next on my shopping list.
You use it after cleansing and before moisturising to help remove any last bits of dirt or makeup, tone the pores and firm the skin. It is also gently exfoliating so further removes dead skin cells and improves the texture of your skin, so when it is teamed with the Glow Mud Cleanser, it leaves your skin looking and feeling amazing.
The best thing for me is that Glow Tonic doesn't sting or dry out my skin like many other toners I've tried. It doesn't have an alcohol in it, so it is really light and gentle. I've tried a couple of toners since initially starting to use this one and they haven't come anywhere close to be being as good.
I will always have a bottle of this in my bathroom and will also continue to spread the word on how fantastic it is. You seriously need to add this to your routine - you can thank me for the recommendation later!
However, I was intrigued at the fact the usage instructions said you can use it at night and mixed with your day moisturiser. I was worried that this would be too heavy during the day, especially as I have combination skin, but it has been working so well.
I mix a couple of drops with a small amount of my Bee Good moisturiser in the morning, which makes the cream go so much further, and use it on its own at night. This leaves my skin feeling so soft but not weighed down with product. It sinks in really well, although using it with moisturiser does mean I need to leave it longer before I can apply makeup.
Despite the extra product, my pores don't get blocked and my makeup doesn't start melting part way through the day, both of which are huge benefits. In fact, my skin seems more balanced so dry and oily patches aren't such a problem any more. I also used it to rescue eyebrow pomade that was starting to dry out, which brought it back to a lovely ceamy consistency and actually improved its application.
On top of this, the oil smells absolutely amazing and leaves me feeling really refreshed after I've applied it. I still love my usual oils and have a lot of them to get through, but I would definitely consider investing in this one in the future and it is a great option if you want something you can use morning and evening.
Not only was this a spot on Christmas gift, but it has given me a chance to try more products from a brand I really like and that I have had great results from. I'm going to be a loyal Pixi customer for years to come now.