Beauty Blogger Hype – Pixi Glow Tonic

I had been dying to get my hands on the Pixi Glow Tonic for months. The amount of reviews and blog posts I have read absolutely raving about it made me want it so badly, but I couldn’t justify the cost when I was 100% sure if it would work for my skin type (combination/oily at the moment).

Once my current skincare had run out I decided to bite the bullet and order it. I was so excited to use it that the day it arrived I ran upstairs, cleansed and then soaked a cotton pad in the tonic and rubbed it all over my face and neck.


Now, I don’t know if I was expecting miracles or some sort of sparkly reaction but there was no immediate effect. People who had spoken of a ‘glowing’ complexion and ‘smooth’ skin were either secretly pregnant or naturally baby-bottom smooth because I didn’t notice either effect on my face.


I persevered, though, and I have now been using this product for over a month and guess what? It definitely does not live up to the hype for me. As a toner, it’s good, it does the job I need it to (I hope, how much can you actually tell?!) but it is certainly not the miracle product that everyone makes it out to be.

I team it with my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel, which I use to cleanse my skin, I then apply the Pixi Glow Tonic all over my face on a cotton pad, wait for it to dry and then finish off with the La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Moisturiser and I really haven’t noticed a difference in my skin. I swear by this cleanser and moisturiser, and have used it before with great results. My skin feels clean once applied, but the glow tonic doesn’t make it shine and it doesn’t look like it’s removed any dead skin with the glycolic ingredients but again, on surface value, how much can you really tell?

In honesty, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this toner for the price tag that it is. My recommendations would be the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray if you have oily/ combination skin like mine. If you want to give the Pixi Glow Tonic a try for yourself, you can pick it up from Look Fantastic for £18.00.

Have you used the Pixi Glow Tonic (seems like everyone has!)? What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading,

S x


  1. Jennifer Helen

    January 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I haven’t used it but I’ve had my eye on it for a while! Same as you though the price tag has put me off. Now I’m not so sure! I’ve just got a body shop toner so I’ll see how I get on with that.

    1. Sophie

      January 10, 2017 at 8:45 am

      It’s honestly not worth the hefty price tag that comes with it. I had a La Roche Posay once previously which I much prefer. I’ll use this one until empty (because I’ve paid for it), but I won’t repurchase! x

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