I meant to have this post up weeks ago. In fact, I had to delete the intro I wrote for it because I am no longer in London, which was when I had meant to put this up. I wrote most of the outline in advance (yay me!) aaaaand then completely forgot about it. However, now that I’ve been using these products for a longer time and can add a few things, let it not go to waste!
Over Christmas I got the cutest little skincare system from my sister and because I knew I’d be travelling, I saved them specially to bring around Europe. After using them for close to a month now, it’s time for a proper review of the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser, famed Glow Tonic, and Mud Mask!
PIXI GLOW MUD CLEANSER
My skincare routine during my travels—which I proudly and diligently stuck to for the duration of the trip—starts with, of course, a cleanser. Namely, the Garnier Micellar Water, as I’m almost done with it and thought I’d finish it up on the trip (I did not). That gets the majority of my makeup off before going in with the mud cleanser; although, I will say that if you have a lot of eye makeup on you’ll likely need to use the micellar water again.
While I did like using the cleanser as it’s extremely gentle and non-stripping, it doesn’t seem like anything special. I know some people have said they it’s more effective if you leave it on for maybe 2-3 minutes before washing it off like a mask, but I tried that and it didn’t seem to make as big a difference on my skin.
It’s also supposed to be gently exfoliating, but because I was using this in conjunction with the Glow Tonic which is also supposed to exfoliate, it’s hard to tell which product is doing the trick.
It’s nice, it works, but overall it’s an average product, and probably something I wouldn’t purchase for $18.
PIXI GLOW TONIC
Next up we have the popular Pixi Glow Tonic that everyone raves about. I had high hopes for this product after reading countless reviews and roundups that included this product as a holy grail.
There is a bit of unexpected fragrance when I opened it, though it’s not bad and doesn’t linger. I did like the dispension method—I was worried at first that it would be totally open and I’d have to control my shaky hands over the sink to make sure I didn’t spill or waste half the product. However, as you can see, this makes it easier to work with.
Using it every day after cleansing my face, I noticed a small, smoothing difference. My skin didn’t feel as uneven as it normally does considering I was putting on makeup every day and dealing with the weather changes.
I can’t lie, I was expecting a more dramatic change since everyone talks about how glowy this makes your skin but then again I haven’t been using it that long and everyone’s skin is different, blah, blah, blah…
What effects this does have on my skin I like, and I can’t complain about the price, but I’d probably want to test out a few other toners to compare.
PIXI GLOW MUD MASK
Last but not least, the Pixi Glow Mud Mask. With a thin consistency, I found this very easy to apply as well as take off. This is important to me because when masks are a pain to take off, they make me not want to wear them and end up sitting on my counter for longer than they should be, not to mention the waste of money. So I do like how quick (~15 minutes) and easy this one is to use.
On other notes, a few other things of note is that it’s so gentle! Seriously props to Pixi for making everything so nice feeling on my skin. I’ve tried a few other mud masks before a sometimes there’s a burning/tingling sensation that while isn’t painful, it can be unpleasant. Not the case with this one. Also, it doesn’t dry my skin out, which as someone with dry skin, is great.
The smell reminds me of baby powder, strangely enough, but it’s pretty light.
I tried to use this about twice a week, though only consistently manage it once a week or so. Because it isn’t a heavy duty mask, I liked to pair it with my beloved St. Ives Green Tea Blackhead scrub, a physical exfoliant that I love when my skin is being a turd. Along with the detoxifying properties in this mask, it makes my skin feel fresh, clean, and fast tracks my pimples away.
Personally, the price ($22) for the size you get (1.01 oz) seems a little steep considering you’re supposed to use it 2-3 times per week. I enjoy using it but it’ll take more to get me to purchase this instead of trying something different.
As a whole, I think the Best of Bright set is great for the money ($22). It’s a whole (but simple) skincare system, perfect for traveling and each with enough product to last for some time, especially the Glow Tonic. Plus, like any travel sized set, it’s a great introduction to the brand! Of course each product has their ups and downs but overall it’s really not a bad deal, and I enjoyed using them.