But skincare has come a long way, and anyone who is after consistently clear and glowing skin now knows that a mighty glycolic acid toner is the best product you can have in your beauty stash. And there’s one particular best-selling version beauty editors can’t get enough of.
It doesn’t seem like too long ago that toners and exfoliators were two completely different products. One was a clean-smelling liquid whose purpose you never fully understood, and the other, a harsh grainy scrub that would leave your sink – and face – messy.
The reason Pixi Glow Tonic has become such a cult product is because its main ingredient is glycolic acid – an AHA (that’s alpha hydroxy acid), which means it chemically exfoliates the skin by penetrating deeper into pores, breaking down dead skin cells and dissolving oil build-up. All of this while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and inflammation. Basically, it’s magic.
It’s gentle enough to use everyday but we suggest adding it to your nighttime routine, as the acids increase skin’s sensitivity to UV rays (you’ll still need to slather on a moisturiser with SPF in the morning).
The fact that this product tackles both acne and age concerns has made it a huge hit among buyers as well as beauty pros.
One user wrote: “I had acne on my forehead prior to purchasing and in as little as four days it started to clear. My forehead is actually acne free right now and I’ve only been using these products for less than two weeks! Worth every penny!”
Another said: “I’ve been using this for months now, and having spot-prone skin I have seen a great improvement in my skin and regularly wear little to no makeup as it gives such a fab glow. It has evened out my skintone and texture!”
One reviewer said she can’t ever “be without it” adding that, “My skin is 51 years old, menopausal and dry and it doesn’t look it!! My skin is glowy and that in large part is due to this tonic.”
If you’ve not tried it, what are you waiting for?