Pixi creator Petra Strand is in the know when it comes to skin, especially for people who are constantly on-the-go. As a busy working mum of four, as well as having over 20 years of experience as a makeup artist and product developer under her belt, she is more than passionate about skincare.

While there is no shortage out there of shiny, sparkly products from liquid highlighters to multi-toned shimmer powders that are meant to give us that sun-kissed dewy glow, Petra believes in first getting the glow from within. The philosophy of the brand is simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – “to make women look like themselves, only better.” Pixi is also about “multitasking, flaw-fixing, youth-enhancing products for women on-the-go with no time to spare.”

We can’t agree more with Petra so we decided to put two of her bestselling products to the test. If you’re wondering how to get that glow when you’re constantly on-the-go, look no further!

 

#1 Pixi Glow Tonic (250ml) RM140

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What it is

A toner that exfoliates and purifies the skin with Glycolic Acid. It contains Ginseng and Horse Chestnut Seed extract to improve blood circulation, crucial for adding a natural bloom to the cheeks. Aloe Vera in the meantime, soothes and hydrates, while Witch Hazel Leaf extract treats blemishes and cleans out pores. There’s no alcohol, is suitable for all skin types and the product is not tested on animals.

What it does

Glow Tonic is meant to be a toner, used after cleansing and before moisturising. The glycolic acid will act to refine the appearance of pores, and gently exfoliate the skin, encouraging cell renewal to reveal brighter, more glowing skin. It is also meant to balance, heal and soothe the skin.

How to use

Glow Tonic can be used in the morning and at night, or whenever necessary, after cleansing. Saturate a cotton pad with the Glow Tonic and sweep across face, neck and décolletage (avoiding eye area). Follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.

The verdict

We absolutely love how Glow Tonic works so quickly, particularly for oily or blemish-prone skin! In as little as 48-hours, we noticed that our skin was smoother with tighter pores and a subtle glow. All manner of horny, scaly dry skin cells were swept of the face. Pores seemed less clogged and finer, and blemishes seemed to vanish as well. It makes us wonder if we we will indeed be using any other toner in future!

What you need to know

Glow Tonic is exfoliating, so should be used in moderation, particularly if you have sensitive skin. Apart from avoiding the drier parts of your face and the eye area, the tender skin on your lips could also be sensitive to it. Pixi also recommends using a product with SPF protection in the daytime, especially when using a product with glycolic acid. It also comes in a 100ml bottle (RM87) and a 15-ml travel sized version (RM28).

 

#2 Pixi Rose Oil Blend RM121

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What it is

A luxe, ultra-nourishing oil that rejuvenates, restores and renews skin’s luminosity. Blend of no less than seven botanical oils:  sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, orange peel, rose and geranium oils work to preserve skin’s elasticity and encourage glow.

What it does

After cleansing and toning, the Rose Oil Blend will nourish, moisturise and calm the complexion, leaving it comforted & smooth to the touch.

How to use

Use as moisturiser in the AM and PM. Place 2 to 3 drops of the oil into your hands and warm a little before gently patting onto cleansed, and toned skin.

The verdict

On the whole, the oil smells divine and is ultra-nourishing. The oil takes some time to absorb, depending on the condition of your skin but after application, our skin felt comfortable and non-greasy. The oil worked in tandem with the Glow Tonic to give our skin a rosy glow.

What you need to know

The unctuous texture of this rich oil may get a little much for our humid weather, so you may want to only apply it at night. For those prone to breakouts, you may want to test drive it first by adding 1 or 2 drops to your day moisturiser before applying. This might also be good practise for your day routine,  giving you the level of hydration you need, and that dewy look to boot.

 

These are but two of the products in Pixi’s arsenal that can deliver glow. Check out these products too:

 

#3 Pixi Glow Mist RM93

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For on-the-go glow touch ups.

 

#4 Pixi Best of Bright Kit RM109

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The ultimate glow kit which includes the Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic and Glow Mud Mask.

 

#5 Pixi Overnight Glow Serum RM121

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Get glowing while you’re sleeping. The Overnight Glow Serum works to exfoliate and uncover your natural blush while you rest.

 

You ‘Glow’ girl!

 

By Maya Tan Abdullah.

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