I’m finally back on the PR list for Pixi Beauty, which was confirmed when I recently received a lovely package containing their Vitamin C Skintreats line. I don’t think that I was ever actually taken off the list but when I moved and updated my address the packages stopped coming. Maybe it was for the best (I have waaaay too much skincare & makeup right now) but I got in contact with Pixi and things are all sorted out now.
Today I’m sharing a PR haul of the new skintreats I will be testing for the next few months: The Pixi Beauty Vitamin C collection. Thank you so much to Pixi for sending these goodies my way, I can’t wait to test them out!
If you love Pixi and also love PR hauls make sure to check out my haul of the Pixi Rose Skintreats Line.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me as a PR gift. I will always be 100% honest when reviewing & talking about PR. All opinions are my own.
Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Skintreats Line
There are six products in the vitamin C line from Pixi Beauty. I was lucky enough to be sent five of them, the only product in the collection that I didn’t receive is the Vitamin C Mist. The products that I did receive are the Vitamin C Juice Cleanser, Tonic, Serum, Caviar Balm and Lotion.
The bottle they sent is really cute, it’s meant to look like a prescription pill container. It even has my name and an RX number on it! My concern is that this bottle really does fall into the “single use plastic” category and I find it unnecessary. I would love to receive products in a small, recyclable box instead of creating more plastic waste. I’m going to see if I can find a use for this bottle in my home.
Now the first thing you are probably wondering is:
What does Vitamin C do for your skin?
I consulted Paula’s choice to give you the most thorough and scientifically backed answer that i could. According to Paula’s Choice “Vitamin C creates a brighter complexion and evens out skin tone, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” [Source] The article goes on to say that Vitamin C/Absorbic Acid is important in not just minimizing the signs of aging but also in preventing them with concentrations as low as 0.6%.
I was happy to learn that I can also use vitamin C in conjunction with other skincare products like retinol and niacinamide. If you read the article there’s even more info!
When I hear Juice Cleaner I think Sticky! Luckily this Vitamin C packed cleansing water doesn’t actually feel like rubbing orange juice on my face. This cleanser is applied with a cotton ball just like a micellar water and it doesn’t need to be rinsed off.
I’ve been using it when I’m short on time in the mornings, it’s quick and efficient compared to my cream cleansers that require lathering and rinsing.
The Juice Cleanser also contains Ferulic acid and probiotics in addition to Vitamin C. Ferulic Acid functions as an anti-oxidant.
Pixi sure has a lot of tonics! There’s the iconic glow tonic, rose tonic, retinol tonic, milky tonic and the Vitamin C tonic. To be honest I didn’t notice anything incredible with the glow tonic but I love the rose tonic for how hydrating it is.
I use tonics in the place of toner in my skincare routine. According to Pixi the Vitamin C Tonic contains probiotics to fortify the skin’s barrier and willow bark & fruit extracts to gently exfoliate.
I’ve started to really love chemical exfoliants. I’m worried about damaging my skin with harsh scrubs & polishes so products like this have been in rotation more and more lately.
I was the most excited for the Vitamin C Serum in this package! I’ve been wanting to try a vitamin C serum for such a long time but a lot of them are quite expensive and I hate buying something expensive without knowing if it will work!
This serum retails for $24USD which isn’t too bad compared to the serums at Sephora (cough cough Ole Henricksen) but I’m wondering if I’ll like it enough to repurchase.
According to Pixi this serum should have me seeing a brightening effect with continuous use. I am transitioning it into my skincare routine and will be posting my results in a month or two!
There is next to no info on these products on Pixi’s website other than that Vitamin C is brightening and an anti-oxidant. I’m a bit disappointed that there isn’t individual tailored information.
Obviously anyone can infer that the Vitamin C lotion is a moisturizer, but I am assuming it’s meant for the face and not the body. It would just be nice to have a little more to go off of.
Anyways, this moisturizer is thick. In all honesty I might set this aside for the Fall. In Summer I need a more lightweight formula like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream.
It also has a bit of a funky smell underneath the citrusy Vitamin C.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this balm. The Rose Caviar Essence is very watery and had little rose capsules inside but I’m trying to figure out where the caviar comes in. It says it is an “encapsulated vitamin mask” but I don’t really see anything that looks like capsules in it.
The Vitamin C Caviar Balm reminds me more of the Pixi Rose Flash Balm. According to the packaging I’m supposed to leave it on, but I’m sure you could rinse it off as well and still have good effects. I noticed the weird smell on the caviar balm as well as the Vitamin C lotion.
Have you tried anything from the Pixi Vitamin C Skintreats Line?
I will be testing out all of these Pixi products for the next few months. I find I need to spend a long time testing my skincare products before I review them. This is so that I can tell if my skin looks better in the long run or if I break out with extended use. Let me know which products you are most interested in!