Tag Archive | alpha-hydroxy acid

5 stories from around the Web

Here are 5 articles about beauty that I found on the Web:

Oonagh suggests women in their 60s should add an extra layer of coverage along with a warmer shade of foundation

Pixi Glow Tonic restores your skin’s glow

Pixi Glow Tonic is a bestseller in the UK and now has been brought stateside.

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

What is Pixi Glow Tonic? It’s a toner that contains a low concentration (5%) glycolic acid solution to exfoliate the skin and give it glow. I swear by alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid to keep my complexion looking smooth. Also, AHAs improve the application of moisturizers, serums, and makeup.

Ingredients: Deionized water, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Horse Chestnut Extracts, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid and Ammonium Glycolate, Hexylene Glycol, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Urea Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Hexylnicotinate, Ginseng Extract, Potassium Alum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Biotin, pixi Natural Fragrant Oil.

Active ingredients: Glycolic Acid-5%, partially neutralized by Ammonium Hydroxide.

Pixi ascribes these benefits to other ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates
  • Witch Hazel refines and tightens
  • Glucose and fructose brighten: I knew that there was a positive use for fructose 🙂
  • Ginseng extract is an antioxidant and improves circulation and energizes

There is fragrance in Pixi Glow Tonic, but it’s at the bottom of the ingredient list. It reminds me of fresh-cut meadow flowers.

I’ve incorporated Pixi Glow Tonic in my skin care regimen. I use it twice a week.

To use: follow up your cleansing regimen with Pixi Glow Tonic. First pat skin dry, then apply Pixi Glow Tonic on dry skin with a cotton pad. I use DHC Silky Cotton, which are silk-wrapped cotton pads – also a favorite of the beautyinfozone.com blog (see 6 #beauty sites to follow).

I rate Pixi Glow Tonic 4 (very good) out of 5 points.

Pixi Glow Tonic cost $29.00 for 250 ml/8.5 fl. oz. You may buy Pixi Glow Tonic at pixibeauty.com. It is not available from target.com.

Disclosure: Pixi Glow Tonic was provided to me as a PR sample.