Hey everyone!! It’s been over a month since I was sent the Vitamin C Skintreats collection from Pixi Beauty. I’ve been using all the products daily and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you!
This is going to be a long blog post because I decided to condense all my Vitamin C Skintreats reviews into one place instead of writing five individual blog posts. So get comfy, maybe make a glass of lemonade and let’s get started!
Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Skintreats Review
The Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Skintreats Line contains six products. I wasn’t sent the Vitamin C Facial Mist, but I did receive the Vitamin C Tonic, Serum, Lotion, Juice Cleanser and Caviar Balm. I will be talking about the Caviar Balm in my Which Pixi Mask Is For You blog post, since I’ve already addressed a ton of their face masks there.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN C DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
This is information that I shared in my PR Haul but I wanted to share it again in case you’re new here:
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!
Pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser
The Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Juice Cleanser retails for $18USD and contains 5.07oz of product. The Juice cleanser is a cleansing water containing Vitamin C & Ferrulic Acid.
Much like a Micellar water you don’t need to rinse the Juice Cleanser off after cleansing. My skin sometimes feels sticky afterwards so I do rinse my face afterwards. I prefer using it in the morning to remove any oils that have accumulated during sleep. I use a creamier cleanser in the evening to help dissolve my makeup.
You can remove makeup with the Pixi juice cleanser, I just feel like I go through more cotton pads than I need to if I use it that way.
- Removes Oils & Makeup Easily
- Fairly Gentle on the Skin
- Packaging has a pump
- Expensive (Garnier Micellar water is much cheaper)
- You go through a lot of cotton balls if you aren’t using a face cloth
Honestly I probably won’t repurchase the Pixi Juice Cleanser when I get the same results from a Micellar water. It’s a nice product, but not a priority for me!
Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Tonic Review
The Pix vitamin C tonic is the third toner I’ve tried from Pixi. The Glow tonic was a little too drying for my skin and I didn’t really notice any results from using it. The Rose Tonic was very hydrating as far as toners go and I enjoyed using it. The Vitamin C Tonic was less hydrating and better for my oiler skin in the Summer, but it did tend to make my skin feel sticky.
I think stickiness is just a general occurrence with the Pixi Vitamin C Skintreats line. The Juice Cleanser makes my skin feel sticky, as does the Tonic & Serum. It’s not that big of an issue since I don’t notice it if I either rinse my face or apply makeup afterwards.
The Vitamin C Tonic did a great job of removing any makeup residue that the the Juice Cleanser may have missed and I believe it does deliver brighter, smoother skin over time. It’s hard to say just how much brightening can be attributed to each product because I started using all these products around the same time.
Out of the tonics/toners I’ve tried I would repurchase the Rose Tonic first, the vitamin C tonic second, and the Glow tonic last.
Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Serum Review
The Pixi Vitamin C Serum is my favourite product in the Vitamin C Line. The Serum retails for $24USD and contains 1.01oz of product. It’s very strange to me how little detailed info is available on Pixi’s website for each product. The product packaging is more descriptive but you’d think they would want detailed info available online! It’s very strange.
Anyways, vitamin C is an amazing ingredient for bright, glowing skin. If you notice that your skin is dull vitamin C can help boost your radiance over time.
The Pixi Vitamin C Serum comes in a glass dropper tube which dispenses the perfect amount of product. I use 2-3 drops on my face & neck/décolletage every day. I usually prefer to use this serum at night, as topical Vitamin C is known to cause sensitivity to the sun. While using any vitamin C products you should wear a good SPF and reapply liberally throughout the day.
Brighter, Glowing Skin
After about a week and a half I noticed that my skin was looking fresher & brighter. It’s really hard to describe! I had a glow about me which has only gotten more prominent as time went on. Despite break outs (not caused from these products) my skin has never looked better. I’ve had the confidence to post minimal makeup looks on instagram and I have actually started loving my makeup free face again.
It’s probably a combination of diet, exercise, sleep patterns and good skin care so I won’t give this serum all the credit but I know I’ll be buying this serum again!
- Gentle on the skin (no burning like TO’s 23% Vitamin C Suspension!)
- Gives my skin a healthy glow
- Didn’t clog my pores or cause me to break out
- If the bottle isn’t securely closed the product will oxidize, rendering it useless. Brown Vitamin C serums will have no effect on your skin.
I love it! ‘Nuff Said.
Pixi Vitamin C Lotion Review
Now for our final mini review of this blog post! The Pixi by Petra Vitamin C Lotion retails for $24USD (yikes!) and contains 1.7oz of product.
Since Vitamin C is the focus of the collection all of these products should have similar effects on the skin. If you want a vitamin C boost you can add any of them to your routine, but I advise you to be extra vigilant in wearing SPF.
I expected to love the Vitamin C Lotion since I absolutely adored the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream but in the end it was just ok for me.
The Pixi Vitamin C Lotion is hydrating but it also feels heavy on my skin. I imagine I would really like the thickness for extra hydration in the Fall & Winter, but in the Summer I find it much too thick to wear under makeup. If I wasn’t also layering on SPF in my daily routine I might be okay with it but in the summer it’s a no-go.
I’ve been wearing this lotion in the evening, after taking off all my makeup. I haven’t seen a dry patch in months, and I hope the trend continues into the Fall. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this one but I’m so thankful to Pixi for sending it my way!
- Contains Vitamin C
- Too thick for Summer when I’m more oily
- Smells a little weird
What’s your favourite Pixi by Petra Skintreat?
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products and which ones are your favourite? Do you have a Pixi Skintreat that you love and think I should try? Let me know!