Pixi Hydrating Milky Skintreats Review | Hits & Misses

I first tried the Hydrating Milky Skintreats Collection from Pixi Beauty back in May of this year. I’ve been meaning to update since I posted my PR Haul, but with skincare I like to slowly transition in new products and see how they perform with changes in weather conditions. My skin is very different in Summer and Winter. In the summer my skin doesn’t need much more than cleansing, SPF and a lightweight moisturizer or mist. When the air gets colder it’s a whole other thing!

My skin started developing dry patches again this Fall, which is typical for me in cooler weather. The Hydrating Milky collection was a little heavy on my face only a few months ago, but now my skin is soaking it up. This seemed like as a good a time as any to update you on my experience with the products.

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

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Skintreats Review

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Skintreats Review

The  Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection contains seven products. Pixi sent me the whole collection except for 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 Serum

The Hits

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum

I once again messed up my complexion by leaving a mud mask with bakuchiol on my face for more than a few minutes. It was probably on my face for 5-7 minutes while reading a book, and I also proceeded to use a retinol cream the next day. This is a very bad combo, I don’t know what I was thinking! I noticed a few hours later that my undereyes looked super wrinkly!  WTF right, I’m only 28.. The area around my eyes pretty much shriveled up and cracked, and one of the only products that helped was the Hydrating Milky Serum.

This serum almost instantly soothed and smoothed the dry patches on my face. Even though the dryness returns (there’s no instant cure for dry skin, you’ve got to let it heal) the serum provided temporary relief from the itching and flaking. I’m pretty sure this can be attributed to the vitamin E in this serum. I used to buy vitamin e to use when my lips cracked from cold sores, and to reduce the look of stretch marks. I don’t know why I stopped using it, I guess I got swept away in all the other products I was trying.

This truly helped and I’ll be repurchasing with my own money when it’s empty. My only annoyance with this serum is that the dropper doesn’t pick it up well. I get more product on the outside of the dropper than inside it. Other than that I love it!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Tonic

Pixi Hydrating Milky Tonic

This is my favourite toner/tonic from Pixi, and I’ve tried four of them now! The classic Glow Tonic is great in the Summer, but when you have extra dry skin in the winter glycolic acid toners can add to the dryness. I find this toner the most hydrating out of the Pixi toners on the market, and it does a good job removing the last traces of makeup.

I don’t always use toner. It’s definitely something that I can live without, I don’t really notice a difference in the appearance of my skin whether I use one or not. I use this one the most when I feel like skipping my cleansing step in the morning, like when I’m running late for work!

Hydrating Milky Lotion Pixi by Petra Skincare

Pixi Hydrating Milky Lotion

I love the Hydrating Milky Lotion equally as a moisturizer in the evening and as a body lotion. It’s a silky & creamy lotion that practically melts into my skin. It’s one of the only moisturizers I’ve tried that didn’t initially break me out . Usually my skin takes a week or two to acclimatize to a new skincare product but my transition to the Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection was pretty seamless.

It’s very emollient and doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. In general I still prefer it in the evening, because my preference is a lightweight gel moisturizer under makeup.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover Skincare

Pixi Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover

I’ve always enjoyed bi phase makeup removers. I remember the first time I tried Lancome Bi-Facil I immediately went out and spent $40 on a full size. It was the first time I discovered a product that effortlessly removed my makeup. However, I have since realized that bi-phase removers perform pretty much the same, whether they cost $10 or $40. That was the end of my Luxury makeup remover purchases.

I like this makeup remover a lot. It’s hydrating and I don’t need to tug on my eyelids to remove waterproof makeup. Overall it does a great job. I don’t think I will spend money on a full size though, I love the Marcelle Bi phase makeup remover too and it’s less money than the Pixi version.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Cleanser

The Misses

Hydrating Milky Cleanser

This is the last cleanser I will reach for in the winter. I don’t know what’s hydrating about it, it’s a frothy creamy cleanser that seems to strip all the natural oils from my face, leaving the skin feeling tight. I would have expected this collection to have a cleansing milk instead of a cleanser like this one. What a missed opportunity!

If you have oily skin you might like this a lot, but as a dry skinned girl I don’t enjoy this cleanser at all. It makes my skin squeak. Squeaky clean skin sounds good in theory, but in practice it ain’t great.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Peel

Hydrating Milky Peel

I just didn’t really feel like this did much for me? Pixi describes this as a micro peeling cream containing nourishing coconut and probiotics to protect and hydrate the skin. As far as I can tell the ingredient which causes the peeling/exfoliating is supposed to be fruit extracts, I believe willow bark extract?

This is much more gentle than the Pixi Peel & Polish, which I don’t love as much as I did originally. The Peel & Polish is a little harsh on the skin so I do like that the Milky Peel isn’t as granular, but I also can’t tell if it’s doing anything to reveal softer smoother skin :S

How do you feel about the Pixi Milky Skintreats Collection?

I enjoyed four out of the six products I received in PR which is pretty good! For the most part this collection is tailored to dry skin (aside from that cleanser, wtf is up with that!?) and I think if you have a similar skin type you would enjoy these. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products! Thank you for reading x



  1. December 8, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    omg the way you talk about the serum, it makes it seem like something I would LOVE! I’m definitely going to stay away from the cleanser, because it sounds like something that’s going to make my dry patches so much worse. Great review Cleia xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • December 19, 2020 / 8:48 pm

      I just looked up the price in Canadian dollars and it’s $32 😭 But worth it in my opinion just for the winter, it’s so dry up here!
      I don’t know how the cleanser is supposed to be hydrating, or why they didn’t put a cleansing milk in the collection, what a missed opportunity 😄 thanks for reading!

      • December 30, 2020 / 9:40 am

        omg, that’s kind of expensive, I might still get it though, aha, my skin has been so dry this year! I don’t know what to do with it at this pointt

        • January 6, 2021 / 1:26 am

          That’s the struggle, winter is the worst for dry skin! Sometimes it feels like nothing I do helps lol

  2. December 7, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    Nice to see a follow up after your original review 😊 yikes, that cleanser sounds like a nightmare!

    • December 19, 2020 / 8:49 pm

      Oh my gosh yeah, that cleanser is a big NO from me! I can see people with oily skin liking it though 🤔

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