Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection | PR Haul

I don’t know about you, but my skin was exceptionally dry this past winter. I was trying to keep the dryness at bay with hydrating serums & masks but the cold always gets the best of me.

Back in March I had a bit of a reaction to some skincare I was testing. I’m pretty sure it was a bad combination of BHA and retinol. I woke up with a rash all over my face and my skin was peeling fiercely for days afterwards. For now I’m laying off the chemical exfoliants and opting for extra hydrating skincare ingredients.

I was super excited to see the Pixi Hydrating Milky Line in my mailbox, hydration is one of the key things I need from my skincare. The PR collection arrived on my doorstep at the beginning of April and it has truly helped with the recovery of my damaged skin.

*This collection was sent to me in PR free of charge for my consideration, all opinions are my own*

Pixi Hydrating Milky Skintreats PR Haul

Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection [PR Haul]

Okay, how freaking cute is this collection!? Pixi comes up with some really great PR packaging, from the “prescription” bottle the Vitamin C Skintreats came in to the Rose toiletry bag for the Rose collection. I love how each product is packaged in a milk carton, there’s even a little nutrition style infographic on the side like you’d see on a real carton.

There are seven products in the  Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection. I was sent all but the Hydrating Milky Mist, and though I’d love to try it one day I have three other face mists on the go right now. I really don’t need another! I received the Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover, Cleanser, Peel, Tonic, Serum & Lotion.

The Hydrating Milky Collection features Coconut & Oat extracts as well as Willow Bark extract to moisturize & tone the complexion.

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Pixi Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover Skincare

Pixi Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover

 This moisturizing makeup remover is strong enough to tackle the most stubborn eye, lip and face makeup, but gentle enough to leave your skin hydrated and nourished. It’s also infused with Coconut and Oat Extract and Probiotics to help keep your skin healthy. – Pixi

Why yes, I did include a glass of milk as a prop for this photo session! Pixi’s products are notoriously hard to photograph. That metallic writing messes with my camera, so please excuse the glare. The Hydrating Milky Makeup remover comes in the same style of bottle as Pixi’s Vitamin C Cleansing Water. I love re-using these bottles for my nail polish remover, as they have a pump you can use with a cotton ball.

This is a bi-phase formula. I love the Lancome Bi-Facil makeup remover, but I’ve found that drugstore brands like Marcelle & Pixi to do them well too. Why shell out $40 for a makeup remover when you can get one at Shoppers for half that? This Pixi makeup remover is a little expensive for the drugstore though so I recommend the Marcelle dual phase makeup remover over this one. They both do the same thing!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser

Pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser

This milk cleanser is rich and moisturizing thanks to the addition of Coconut Extract, Oat Extract, Probiotics and Willow Bark Extract in its formula. This face wash is suitable for all skin types including sensitive, dry and combination skin. This ultra-nourishing cream cleanser helps to moisturize while thoroughly cleansing skin.

The Hydrating Milky Cleanser uses coconut extract, jojoba, and willow bark extract to nourish & cleanse your skin. I was expecting a cleansing milk style formula, or something thick and emollient like the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

This cleanser lathers up and although it contains moisturizing ingredients I find that it leaves my face too squeaky clean. I’ve been loving the CeraVe cleanser for my very dry skin days, so I’ll probably save this one until the Summer when I’m a little oilier.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Peel

Pixi Hydrating Milky Peel

Gently exfoliate without drying your skin when you use Pixi’s go-to Hydrating Milky Peel. This micro-peeling cream delicately removes dead skin cells to brighten your skin. This formula also contains Natural Cellulose, Coconut Extract, Oat Extract, and Probiotics for added moisture. Arginine also helps boost your skin’s collagen and elastin production for youth-preserving effect.

I haven’t tried the Hydrating Milky Peel yet. I don’t think a peel is best for my skin right now since it’s newly recovered from a bad skincare combo. This peel is supposed to be ultra-gentle so hopefully I can give it a shot soon!

Please be aware that combining different BHAs, AHAs and retinols can do more harm that good. Sometimes we get into the habit of thinking we need all the fancy ingredients, when usually only a few will do.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Tonic

Hydrating Milky Tonic

Calm and soothe your complexion with the balancing and skin-soothing formula of Pixi’s Milky Tonic facial toner.

This is my fourth toner from Pixi Beauty. The Milky & Rose tonics are definitely my favourites. The original Pixi Glow Tonic caused my skin to become drier with extended use and the Vitamin C tonic oxidized in its bottle within a month.Unfortunately it rendered the brightening effect useless.

The Rose and Milky tonics are both calming & soothing on my dry skin. It’s hard to pick a favourite, they both have a similar end result.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum

Hydrating Milky Serum

Treat your skin to concentrated hydration with Hydrating Milky Serum. This nutrient-rich serum features a lightweight formula that instantly restores dehydrated skin as it nourishes your complexion

This is my favourite product in the Hydrating Milky Collection. I love the dropper bottle but this is a fairly thick serum so it’s not the easiest to pick up with the dropper.

This serum smells like the Pixi Rose Oil Blend (from the Rose Skintreats Collection), which I also love. A quick look at the ingredients showed that the Hydrating Milky Serum contains Rose Flower extract as well as vitamins C & E, aloe vera and jojoba oil. The concoction feels amazing on my dry/damaged skin and absorbs quickly.

Hydrating Milky Lotion Pixi by Petra Skincare

Hydrating Milky Lotion

Achieve deep instant hydration as well as improved long-term skin moisture when you use Pixi’s Hydrating Milky Lotion for the face and body.

I prefer to use the Hydrating Milky Lotion as part of my evening routine. I typically prefer a gel moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydro Boost or Bioderma Hydrabio if I’m planning on wearing makeup. Too many layers make me feel greasy, especially if I need to include SPF as a separate product.

I enjoy the richness of this cream in the evenings though. It feels extra luxurious and so far it hasn’t broken me out!

What’s your favourite Pixi Skintreats range?

So far I’m really enjoying this range! The Rose & Milky collections are a dream come true for someone with dry skin like mine. I’ll be posting some individual reviews of the Pixi Hydrating Milky Skintreats line, so make sure you’re subscribed to my blog if you’re interested in some in-depth reviews! Thank you for reading, stay safe! x



  1. June 8, 2020 / 5:07 pm

    I must at some point try Pixi. I’ve only used a mist from that line.

    • July 7, 2020 / 2:30 pm

      They have so many great products! I love their detoxifeye eye masks and the rose Ceramide cream. I like their mists too, but the bottle doesn’t always dispense product for me properly πŸ€”

  2. May 22, 2020 / 10:35 pm

    oh man i’ve tried cleanser like this one and hated how it felt like it stripped my skin so i always saved those for summer too. nice to know that that’s what it felt like for you, because it was a product i had my eye on so i’ll be sure to remember that.
    the milky tonic sounds so good, i think i would like that for me for the winter or something πŸ™‚
    as for the vitamin c tonic you mentioned, i heard that it’s best to put vitamin c products in the fridge so they don’t oxidize so fast. especially when the ingredient is at the top of the list.
    all these products sound relatively nice, i’ll have to look into some and pick some up, i’ve only tried their makeup so far and still haven’t ventured into their skincare
    thanks for sharing your reviews with us πŸ™‚ xx take care!

    • May 27, 2020 / 1:54 am

      It makes my skin feel so weird! Not super “stripped” exactly but the squeaky clean feeling is just too strange for me! I just got their retinol cleanser too so I need to try it out and see if it’s any better.
      The milky tonic would be great in the winter! It’s very soothing.
      Oh interesting, I didn’t know that would slow down oxidization! Good to know!
      I feel like we might have talked about this before, but if you’re interested in their skincare you should sign up on their site to review their products! Especially if you’re thinking about picking some up anyways, its a great way to try their skincare 😊 I’m sorry if I already mentioned this, I can’t remember!

      • June 3, 2020 / 9:56 pm

        I might have already signed up for their PR but I highly doubt I’ll get anything lol

  3. May 19, 2020 / 4:24 pm

    When I saw that you received this, I was so excited to get your thoughts on it! I really am super interested in the toner and the serum! My skin was extraaaa dry this winter. I was getting dry patches around my mouth! The only thing that was making it better was my body shop vitamin e serum! It smelled like baby oil, and was super hydrating for my skin. Can’t wait to read your individual reviews πŸ™‚ xx

    melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • May 27, 2020 / 1:38 am

      Oh no, dry patches are the worst!! The toner is nice so far, this one is definitely more soothing than the original glow tonic. I don’t use toner much otherwise, aside from testing products and I don’t notice much difference with or without them though! So take that with a grain of salt haha. I’m really enjoying the serum, It’s nice & thick without feeling heavy. I haven’t heard anyone mention the body shop in so long! I forget that they have such great products too. Thanks for reading! x

  4. Geraldine
    May 14, 2020 / 2:54 pm

    Ohh I love their packaging so much, I always have!! I love the addition of the glass of milk hahaha, I didn’t notice it there at first! 🀣 I’m mostly interested in the cleanser, as I’m running low on my current one that I have. It is a bit concerning to me though because it’s a bit warmer now and my skin is oilier yet still dry, haha!! Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on this lineup! ❀️

    • May 27, 2020 / 1:32 am

      Haha I’m glad you liked it! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know it’s the wrong type of milk, but I thought it was fitting lol
      It’s hard to find a cleanser for those in between seasons! The cleanser is nice, but I worry it still leaves my face too clean. You might like their vitamin C cleansing water though!

  5. May 8, 2020 / 8:01 pm

    I haven’t actually seen reviews of products from this collection yet so thank you for doing a post on it! The serum and lotion sound really lovely and luxurious. I admit I don’t use a toner because I’m not entirely sure what they do and I’d worry they would dry out my dry skin even more…

    I’d love to try some skincare from Pixi at some point. What products would you recommend?

    • May 11, 2020 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you for reading!
      You know, sometimes I don’t even know what toners do. In theory they’re supposed to remove the rest of your makeup if your cleanser missed anything, and restore the PH balance of your skin… but in reality I rarely notice a difference xD I’ll use them if I get them in PR or a value set but I don’t think I’d buy them on my own.

      It’s so hard to choose! Some of my favourites are the Rose Ceramide Cream & Rose Cream Cleanser, they’re both super hydrating & calming. I also really like the Vitamin C serum, BUT it oxidizes fast so you have to be using it daily to get the most out of it. Their Makeup fixing mist is also pretty great! I will be repurchasing that one once mine runs out. Hope this helps!

      • May 11, 2020 / 10:17 pm

        I know toners are meant to be good for balancing out the oils etc but I’m paranoid to try one in case it dries my skin out and makes it itchy and react.

        I’ll definitely look up the Rose products you mentioned. I have dry skin like you so the Rose and Milky ranges would probably work for me too 😊

        • May 12, 2020 / 1:28 am

          You definitely don’t want that! Sometimes simpler skincare routines are better anyways.

          I think you’d like them a lot if you have the same skin type as me, especially since you’re heading into winter now! Let me know if you do end up trying anything from them πŸ™‚

          • May 12, 2020 / 1:40 am

            Will do x

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