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 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 Milk 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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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