Rated 4.74 out of 5 stars
I loved Pixi's Glow Tonic and after trying this I'm surprised to discover that both products have a very similar effect on my skin. Both balance hydration (in this case Glycerin and Propanediol) whilst being moderately astringent, both are brightening (a good amount of Vitamin C in here) and other than the color and fragrance of the tonics, my skin reacts almost identically whichever of the two I'm using. However one crucial difference with the Retinol version is it has a better effect on my pores. 'Glow' kept them fairly clear, although it didn't minimize them in any way, but this one definitely has a subtle yet noticeable minimizing effect on them. I'm thinking now to alternate the two each night, as I tend to avoid using Retinol or its derivatives, and AHA-containing products during the day time. If you already use Retinol in your skincare (cream, serum) then it may be worth skipping this product as you're probably used to a much higher percentage of the ingredient and won't notice any additional benefits of using this one. But if you find most retinol products too irritating - as I do, then this is a good entry level product, mild enough not to cause any issues like sensitivity, and yet still potent enough to make a fair amount of difference. If I had to pick between the two, I'd choose this tonic over the 'Glow' one. Retinol aside, the ingredients in this one are overall superior. And so are the results. -> My 'Ulta Beauty Top 7 must-have list' (My 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Ulta) < - < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Eye Cream: Clinique All about eyes < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Makeup Remover: Lancome Bi Facil < 5. Pigmentation + Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Eyeliner: Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil < 7. Moisturizer: 'Lush' – Enzymion
I got this because I loved the glow tonic and seen many good reviews on this. this smelled too much like old perfume to me. I still continued to use it and seen nothing special. I almost used a whole bottle and still broke out and had the same issues as before. i went right back to what worked, the glow tonic!
Sheena from Atlanta, Ga
I tried the Glow tonic and it was ok. My skin didn't feel anything different after using it then it did before. This tonic I love. I use it at night. Although my face is freshly washed before use, it gives my face and neck an extra refreshing and clean feeling. It's not sticky. I apply faded by Topicals to help fade hyperpigmentation and finish up my night routine with the retinol moisturizer by Pixi (My favorite night-time moisturizer but that for another review.)
Noelly J from Chicago, IL
This is my HG night time routine toner!! It is gentle and refreshing. Prior to using this, I did not consistently use a retinol product. I think I have pretty sensitive skin, and I have been able to use this every night without dryness or irritation. Since I have started using this, I have incorporated a retinol serum a couple nights a week on top of this toner, and I do not experience any adverse skin reactions. The size of this toner is very small, but do not let that fool you— it lasts long time. Love this stuff!
lizeth19 from plano tx
I'm lovin 'it
ko from usa
used 2 days in a row an so sorry I did. my face has a rash and is super dry now. after more investigation, this line has carcinogens in almost every product. I will be returning
Cherry from Seattle, Washington
Far superior to the Glow tonic, in my opinion. The glow tonic is too much for my sensitive skin, sometimes burns and makes it red. This one is gentle yet powerful. This is my go to. Love that it also has retinol, I use it every night after I wash. Have been using it for over a year. Helps to lightly moisturize and smooth lines. Definitely recommend.
Bambi from South Carolina
Janell from Ohio
I really like this toner. It's my first step after cleansing in the evening. I use it with other retinol serums, eye creams and sleeping masks for a night of wrinkle fighting goodness!
Jessica from Mo
I love this toner! It's moisturizing, lightly scented, and goes well with my sensitive skin. I have noticed brighter, more evenly colored skin since I've been using it.
Diana from Aurora, IL
I've been using this for less than a week but I really think it's been helping with my acne. I'm so happy with this purchase
Conner from Ohio
I really like the Pixi line and heard awesome things about this retinol tonic. Its very light on the skin, no harsh fragrance, gentle for my sensitive skin, no burn what so ever and even moisterizing! I use this in the pm after double cleansing and it has helped with my hormonal acne a TON!! Love this product!!
Jane from California
There are a lot of bumper on my chin because of wearing masks. This product is great to smooth the skin! A surprising finding! Will buy again.
I use this in the evening after my cleanser and before my essense and it has helped tremendously with my acne. It's very gentle yet effective and my skin is so soft! I will definitely be using this on a regular basis and very impressed with results.
Selena from Miami, FL
Tiffany from Minneapolis MN
This not only give your skin that clean feeling, you can also feel your skin tighten. I love this feeling right before I put on my moisturizer
Terri from Pittsburgh
I wasn't sure what to expect and I am more than satisfied with the results. So I have only been using pixi for a week, but my skin does seem to have more of a glow and importantly there has been absolutely no irritation.
Minute from Chicago Suburbs
I have spent sooo much on retinol products from my doctor, but this works Better than most of the "professional grade" products she has recommended. Great value!
Trina22 from Chicago, IL
I use this tonic as a last step in cleaning my face at the end of the day. It works well to remove any trace of make-up or the cleanser I use. It is refreshing on my skin and I like that it contains retinol.
Milah from D.C.
It's been maybe a week and a half but I feel this product has been doing it's job so far. It has a slight tingle but it manageable. I make it a point to use morning and night.
TotalBeautybyKhrys from Charlotte
This tonic is so great for minimizing fine lines. I love it so much. Leaves my skin feeling so beautiful and radiant