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Skin type – Normal to dry. Can be sensitive at times.
I absolutely adore Pixi products. They are one of their kinds and are very effective. Their use of active acids in their products are very unique and if they work, they give the best of results. I have tried many products from their range in past 4-5 months. Some of them have worked wonderfully and some of them have completely failed me, but overall, it is definitely one of the brands that I would go back to again and again. Today, I am reviewing three products from the range – Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist, Pixi Peel and Polish, Pixi 24K Eye Elixir.
Pixi 24K Eye Elixir Review:
(Price : £22.00/1800 approx ) It is an under eye serum that contains peptides. Peptides have antia geing benefits and help in tightening the skin. In this serum they are meant to “massage away the puffiness.” It comes in a glass tube with a roll-on metallic ball. If you put this in the fridge, you can really use a cold metallic ball to keep the puffiness at bay. The peptides help with plumping up the under eye area.
It contains real gold in it. This is paraben free as well. I have used it for two months diligently and honestly, I could not tell a difference except it was an added product in my skincare routine. It felt nice; I use it cold. My puffiness would still take as much time to settle down even if I did not use it. I mean I liked it honestly. It was lightweight watery serum that felt light and nice on the under eyes.
It softens the under-eye area and hydrates it, but I always felt that my under eye cream does the same. I liked using it until the glass bottle broke and I don’t miss it in my skincare routine. That also explains that it might be a little bottle, it’s not a great travel partner. Would not repurchase it.
Pixi Peel and Polish:
(£26.00 / INR 2100 approximately).
It is an enzyme peel. “Natural fruit enzymes loosen dead skins cells, lactic acid gently exfoliates, cellulose peels and sugar extracts polishes, lifting away dullness revealing brighter skin.” You can enjoy the benefit of a salon-based peel at home. You apply it on dry face, leave the scrub for 5 minutes for enzymes to activate and them wash it off. For real deep exfoliation, gently massage it with finger tips before rinsing it off. What do I say about this product except it literally burnt my skin.
I used it a couple of times. It was fine for the first 2-3 times and then one day I had two burns on my cheeks after using it. It started tingling and by the time I removed it, I had two blobs of burnt skin on my cheeks. 🙁 I don’t even have the most sensitive skin to start with. Within 2-3 minutes, the reaction started and by the time I removed it, the damage was done. It has a very high concentration of lactic acid.
It can work wonders for some but the only explanation I have for me is that I might be sensitive to lactic acid. It has a runny, creamy consistency and the granules are quite coarse. If you use it, don’t be rough with your scrubbing because it would leave rashes. It’s best to be applied and rinsed. If at all, be very gentle with scrubbing. I would neither recommend nor repurchase. It took me a whole week to recover from the burnt parts on my face. 🙁
1/5 (for the lovely concept).
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist:
Price: £16.00 / INR 1300 approximately.
I love a good makeup fixer. Especially in Delhi’s heat, you need something that could hold your makeup in place for a few hours. I picked this makeup fixing mist because it contains a lovely infusion of rose water and tea tree. I love the gorgeous spray bottle it comes packed in. It does not exactly smell like rose water but it does smell nice. The mist does not irritate the eyes. It does set the makeup and sets it good for 6-7 hours. By setting I’d say that I see the difference in how my makeup looks when I use this and when I don’t. My makeup definitely looks fresher when I use it.
It adds a little soft focus to the skin, but I would say that Urban Decay Setting Spray and MUFE Mist and Fix are better sprays if you are looking for a real long-lasting makeup setter for a full-on makeup look. It also works best when you have light makeup on. It can use it as anytime face refresher. You can also use it before applying makeup to refresh your skin. It soaks in the skin within seconds. it does not make skin oily or dry. Definitely avoid spraying it on your eye makeup especially if it is not waterproof, it would smear/smudge the makeup. I like it but this again is not on my repurchase list. It never broke me out or anything but the ingredient list does bother me. One of the first ingredient is alcohol. I would any day prefer using a pure rose water on a daily basis than something with such high alcohol content. It also contains fragrance. This product is free of parabens, if they bother you. Not my favourite from Pixi for sure.
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Pixi Glow Mud Mask
Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
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VLCC Fade Tan Skin Polishing Face Scrub
24K Real Gold Leaf Eyeliner Makeup Look
Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Eye Cream
Yves Rocher Elixir 7.9 Youth Reactivating Eye Care Roll-on
MAC Fix + Spray
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray