Monday, 30 October 2017

Pixi Peel and Polish…Non-Glycolic Exfoliators

This is my first blog post in a while as life took over but I am determined to get back on it!  Bear with me as I maybe a bit rusty...Over the past few months I have been exploring non-glycolic exfoliating options so over the next few weeks I will be posting reviews of some that I have been trying with huge success! Recently I wrote about Medik8 blemish pads over on my Instagram so go check that out if you’re interested!

Firstly, I want to state that I won this product in a giveaway, but I will be purchasing once it’s finished for sure! This has been one of my favourite skincare discoveries of the year so far…

Unlike the glow tonic this has worked wonders for my skin and hasn’t caused any irritation. Don’t be dissuaded by the use of the word ‘peel’. It is effectively a ‘rinse off’ treatment mask which is gentle enough that it can be used regularly (around 2-3 times a week). I have been able to alternate with other acid exfoliators during the week without any issues.

The formula is made up of chemical, physical and enzymatic exfoliating ingredients which gently work to lift away dullness and dead skin cells. Fruit enzymes, 6% lactic acid, cellulose peels and sugar extracts combine together to leave skin looking fresher, smoother and super soft. Although there is an immediate glow to the skin following use, the longer-term benefits have also been excellent for me. It has been amazing at reducing congestion and generally improving the texture of my skin. I haven’t tried many of these kinds of products, but I would compare it to the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Mask, just gentler but with similar results…

The texture is a cross between a lightweight lotion and a paste which has a grittiness to it. I smooth it over dry skin and leave for around 3 mins before adding a small amount of water, gently massaging it into my T-zone. This is where the ‘polish’ part comes into play, boosting circulation and stimulating cell turnover. The physical exfoliation isn’t too harsh upon contact but I wouldn’t recommend scrubbing too hard as it does pack a punch. Just light circular movements does the trick. There is a slight tingle upon application but no stinging or uncomfortableness.

I like how this has fitted into my weekly routine, there is most definitely a place for it. I think it would be perfect to use before an event when you need skin to look its best but haven’t got the time to faff around. It doesn’t leave skin red or irritated and it creates the perfect base for skincare and makeup. I’m planning on using this frequently during the Christmas period! Of course if you choose to use this in the morning then be sure to use an SPF afterwards as it may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

A little goes a long way so this tube would last a fairly long time. At £26 it isn’t the cheapest, but cost effective compared to other ‘peels’ on the market. If you are after a brightening, radiant boosting hit then look no further. Your skin will illuminate from afar with this! Out of all the Pixi product's I’ve tried this without a doubt my favourite, and the blush pink and green toned packaging is so aesthetically pleasing. It's like it was specially made for my blog đŸ˜‰


Water/Aqua/Eau, Lactic Acid, Polylactic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Ceteareth-20, Beraclay Light Red, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglceryl-3 Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Polyglceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglceryl-6 Ricinoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzoic Acid, Tocopherol.

I’d love to know what Pixi products you enjoy…
You can buy Pixi Peel and Polish here for £26.00 from Cult Beauty
Thanks for reading xx