Pixi Glow Tonic

My relationship with Glycolic acid has definitely been a complicated one. I feel like the complications started when I heard everyone rave about that ingredient which turned into me thinking it could fix my texture issues. After trying numerous products and not being a massive fan – I have finally found a glycolic acid toner I love and of course it is the infamous Pixi glow tonic.

So if you’d like to hear my thoughts on this well-known product – keep on reading!

Let’s jump in!

Targeted skin type It is suitable for all skin types.

Facts about this skincare product It contains 5% glycolic acid, it contains Ginseng and Aloe vera (which is why its so hydrating). It also contains no alcohol and it isn’t tested on animals.

What is its purpose? It claims to help with cell renewal and reduce the size of pores. It also claims to balance, soothe and heal the skin to help it look brighter.

Does it achieve this? Yes it does, it definitely helps your skin feel clean, smooth and clear as well as give you skin a healthy glow. It’s also super hydrating and gentle on the skin!

Packaging: Usual bottles of pixi glow tonic come with a lid that has an opening you pour the product out of. This limited edition 500 ml size comes with a pump.

How much product do you get?: Now I was incredibly lucky to be sent the limited edition 500 ml size but the usual sizes sold is the 100 ml and the 250 ml. This also comes in a travel-friendly pixi glow tonic action pads.

Did it irritate my skin? No it doesn’t, even with daily use. It’s definitely different to other glycolic acids as its seriously hydrating and gentle on the skin!

How many times a week do you use it? It’s definitely an acid you can use daily because it isn’t harsh or drying on the skin.

Morning or night?: You could use this either morning or night (or both), or when needed.

Does your skin adapt to it over time and therefore become less effective?: I haven’t noticed this it still gives your skin a healthy glow and brightens your complexion

Pros: Its hydrating and gentle on the skin while giving you a brighter complexion and helping your skin stay clear.

Cons: If you have texture issues on the skin like bumpiness/closed comeodones – this product doesn’t help with that. Its also not super affordable for aussies.

Price: $46 AUD for the 250 ml size

Availability: ry.com.au, Iherb, Pixi site, adore beauty, Sephora,

Rating: 8.5/10

Overall thoughts: I can definitely see why this product gets all the raves its super different to all the other glycolic toners. It makes the skin feel so good and it gives the effect you expect it to – which means healthy, radiant skin! I’m a massive fan of this one!

Would I repurchase it? I do see myself repurchasing this for sure – I only wish they always sold a 500 ml size.


And that wraps up this post. Have you guys tried the infamous pixi glow tonic? What was your experience with it? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.


** This product was gifted to me by pixi. This is not a paid sponsorship and none of the links are affiliate nor I was I obliged to write this post. Everyone has different experiences with products based on their skin type and personal preference – I am not responsible for any bad experiences with this product.

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  1. Naya

    April 24, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I love Pixi Beauty, but have yet to try their toners. This one is loved by many and it is nice to hear that you have enjoyed it too. I need to get a smaller bottle and see how it works for me! Thanks for the review, Bernadette xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 24, 2018 at 11:23 pm

      Before I tried this toner I was sort of over glycolic acid as I felt it didn’t do much for my skin – I definitely see the difference with this one & the skin isn’t left dried out or aggravated – it’s quite hydrating.

  2. Katie

    April 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love this product, I wish I’d gotten a bigger size when I first bought it as I go through it so quickly! Maybe they’ll add a pump to it permanently x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      This size was a limited edition PR package, I wish they readily sold this size – I’d much rather purchase this than 1 or 2 of the 250 ml which ends up costing a lot more money.

  3. Mica

    April 24, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    It’s a shame it’s quite expensive, but I guess if it works well it’s worth the money! And it sounds like this really works for you 🙂

    Hope you are having a nice week so far! It’s a good one here as we have the day off for anzac day and are planning to relax 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 24, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Yes I hate how us Aussies have to pay more for it. I’m curious about the ordinary’s glycolic acid I’m hoping its similar to pixi glow tonic as it isn’t affordable and its easy to run out of quicker. Yes it’s Anzac day here as well so I am planning to chill and get lots of blogging stuff done.

  4. Shireen L. Platt

    April 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I have tried this but on my skin it didn’t do all the magical things that everyone else seems to experience. I much prefer Nip+Fab Glycolic Night Extreme pads.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 25, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      I didn’t experience necessarily magic either but I like the way it made my skin feel & I did feel like it contributed to making it look healthy.. I’ve tried those Nip+fab ones, (not that exact version) I just find the pads aren’t drenched in enough product, they feel a bit dry.

  5. sabiha

    April 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I have the Ren Ready Glow Tonic which is similar to this – I love these kinds of exfoliants x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 25, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      I know acid exfoliants are my new favourite over physical scrubs.

  6. Danielle Alexa

    April 25, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I think it might finally be time for me to get my hands on this and try it out for myself!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 25, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      I’m so glad I tried it, it’s nice to see what the fuss is about & it’s definitely different to other glycolic acids – it’s more hydrating & nourishing for the skin.

  7. Ankita Bardhan

    April 26, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Can’t believe I still haven’t tried the Pixi Glow Tonic, when i only read great things about this toner! BTW is it ok to start with 5% glycolic acid for a first timer with acids?
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! 🙂
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 11:33 am

      I was in the same boat for me, so long passed by till I tried it & now I am glad I did. I’m no skincare expert, I’d say so as long as your skin isn’t sensitive and I wouldn’t start with daily use, perhaps using it every other day or 3 times a week and see how you go. If it doesn’t bother your skin, you can increase it. It isn’t a strong acid toner, AHAs/BHAs are stronger. Thank you for stopping by the blog.

  8. Shelleen

    April 26, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I have the travel size of this, I still need to try it! Love the personalised label x
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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 11:34 am

      I know I was blown away when Pixi scent me not only a product I have wanted to try forever but with my name on it!

  9. Kiu

    April 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I heard a lot of good review about this Pixi Glow Tonic, but I haven’t tried it on. Thanks for sharing! I guess I will have a try after your review!

    Kiu xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 11:32 am

      It’s definitely one of the most talked about skincare products in the blogging community. x

  10. Yiota

    April 26, 2018 at 9:31 am

    I just started using this product and I can’t wait to see the results that everyone is experiencing, this must be the most talked about product and everyone seems to love it!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

      I know right, it’s definitely hyped up! I wouldn’t say the results are dramatic (at least for me) but I have seen improvements & it makes my skin feel so good. x

  11. Cliona

    April 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I love Pixi Glow Tonic! It’s one of my favourite skincare products! My skin seems to love it x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      It’s definitely a classic – I can see why everyone raves about it.

  12. Jessica

    April 26, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I love the pump bottle and wish they would sell it normally! But the regular packaging is just fine as well, and really it’s what’s inside that counts. I love Glow Tonic and am over halfway through the bottle I have right now and have used it for years and have always enjoyed it and gotten good results.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      Yes! I will be keeping my pump to see if I can apply it to future bottles though I wish they readily sold a 500 ml size as its a product easy to go through quickly! It’s definitely an awesome product & my skin feels wonderful.

  13. Yuliya Oleynykova

    April 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I am using my personalised one as well at the moment. Really loving the Pixi glow Tonic. Best thing ever xxx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      I wish they sold that size readily.

  14. A Very Sweet Blog

    April 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    They sent me one with my name on it and I was ecstatic as well! 😀 It’s really good.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 26, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      Isn’t it so awesome?!

  15. Charline Steuckers

    April 28, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I’m planning on picking this one up soon when I’m in the UK! Can’t wait to try it. Everyone seems to love it, so I can see why you love it as well!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 28, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      I was so excited to try it, it’s quite fascinating trying hyped up products to see why everyone loves them. I can see why this feels like such a good quality glycolic acid & it hydrates the skin as well.

  16. Sam

    April 28, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Pixi Glow tonic is one of my Holy Grail products! Its such a staple in my routine. so glad you have found a glycolic that you love xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 28, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      I can see why it’s an absolute classic! I just wish they sold this 500 ml size as I’m going through this stuff quickly, I’ll just have to purchase 2 of the regular sizes to make up this current size I’m using.

  17. Julia

    April 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I love the Glow Tonic! As you said it is not drying at all and doesn’t impact the skin – a pretty safe product to use every single day. Pixi products are often really good in general! 🙂

    Julia x
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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 28, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Exactly! If anything I feel like it hydrates my skin, it’s definitely different to other glycolic acids I’ve used. I definitely need to try more from this brand – their skincare range is amazing!

  18. Janine H

    April 30, 2018 at 4:29 am

    I definitely love this product, especially for the great price. I tend to use a lot of Glycolic Products. I do love them and I notice a difference but some are too mild…. On the other hand, I used a product from REN the other day and fried my skin. =(


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Yes there definitely is a scale to how intense these acids can be – Alpha H liquid gold & the herbivore botanicals blue tansy mask make my skin tingle but normal glycolic acid doesn’t tingle my skin even though I do notice my skin looks better.

  19. Katya

    April 30, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Who wouldn’t need a nice product like this right? It feels clean, fresh and healthy feeling. This is a fantastic product.

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      April 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      It really is so incredible! I love how good it makes the skin feel!

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