I wrote about my skincare routine several months ago, but since then I have tried and tested a fair few different products. Some of which I have loved, but most of which I hated. For a long time I was just really frustrated with what I actually should use on my skin.
I started reading Caroline Hiron’s blog (she’s the ultimate skincare superwoman, who knows everything there is to know about skincare products), and was immediately drawn to Pixi Skintreats.
Over the past couple of months I have slowly but surely been replacing my skincare products with Pixi products and now I finally have a complete set which I am so happy with. Pixi is fairly expensive, although quite affordable considering it’s such a good brand competing with (and if not better than) the super high-end skincare brands that price their products at a fortune per 2ml.
I would also say that the following products from Pixi Skintreats can be used on any skin type. I have combination skin (normal to dry everywhere apart from my T-zone, which tends to be fairly oily). I don’t have problematic skin, but once a month a few spots pop up here and there and Pixi attacks them well. I would 100% recommend this to anybody with acne prone skin.
In the morning I use Pixi’s Glow Mud Cleanser (£18).
I would describe this as a gentle cleanser, that freshens as well as (very gently) exfoliating the skin – it’s not something I would use to remove any make up. The consistency looks as if it’s a facial mask, but as you rub it into your skin it turns into a soft soap texture. It’s super refreshing. One of the things that I love the most about this is it’s scent. It’s not strong or over-powering, just gentle and fresh.
After cleansing, I take a cotton pad with the tiniest amount of Glow Tonic (£18), and apply it all over my face. This is an acid toner, which sounds way scarier than it is. This is by far my favourite product from Pixi and I don’t think I will ever use another toner ever again (bold statement, yes). It has a tiny sting to it as you apply, which basically confirms that it’s doing its job on your face and battling any nasty blemishes that don’t belong. It evens out your skintone, leaving your skin fresh and smooth. It has what I think is a slight citrus scent (although my friend says I’m imagining things, so maybe not).
After this I’m normally ready to apply a make-up primer followed by concealer and foundation. If my skin does feel a bit dry however, I like to use Clinique’s Moisture Surge moisturiser. But I try to avoid that whenever I can.
At the end of the day I remove as much make-up as possible with my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£3). This is my holy grail make-up remover. It’s super gentle on the eyes and does the job perfectly well. A 400ml bottle lasts me around 4-6 months as well, which is a bargain for the price.
Following that, I take a coin-sized amount of Pixi’s Nourishing Cleansing Balm (£18) and apply with dry hands to a dry face. After gently rubbing for a few seconds the balm turns into an oil, which breaks down any left over make-up or dirt on the face. This is such a lovely, luxury product. It’s so soft and moisurising and cleanses like a dream.
After cleansing for roughly a minute or so, I take a clean, damp muslin cloth and wipe off all of the product from my face. This is probably my favourite part of the whole routine. I then follow that with another cotton pad of my Glow Tonic.