REVIEW: Pixi Glow Tonic 5% Glycolic Acid

If you’ve ever asked for skin care recommendations, I’ve likely mentioned this bad boy.

Exfoliating, alcohol-free toner for smoother, brighter, and clearer skin.

I originally brought the travel sized 100ml bottle, since I didn’t particularly want to throw £18 down the drain, if it was no good. Especially since my mum said she sent hers back to QVC since she didn’t like it.

Product Details:

• Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid
• Exfoliates, brightens and smoothes skin
• Aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts work together to nourish and treat
• Instant glow inhancer
• Alcohol free
• Gentle for all skin types
• Not tested on animals
• Volume: 100ml/250ml

Pixi Glow Tonic Travel Sized 100ml – £10

Pixi Glow Tonic Full Sized 250ml – £18


Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Caramel, Red 4 (CI 14700). 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz.

How To Use:

  1. Wash face with usual cleanser
  2. Apply Pixi Glow Tonic onto a cotton wool pad
  3. Sweep all over face
  4. Continue with usual moisturiser


I honestly didn’t think I would get along with this even though it was rated in the ‘100 Top Beauty 2015’.

I brought a whole bunch of new products to switch up my skin care routine, so I can’t 100% say that this was the main man to play a part in changing my skin.

I started to use this in the morning, and then again in the evening. I noticed within DAYS how amazing my skin was starting to look. My spots were clearing up, my skin looked as if it was FINALLY all one colour, and it definitely felt softer. I honestly can’t believe I had spent all these years without this product!

I was SUPER worried about using an ‘acid’ on my face. I honestly thought my face was going to melt off, or it would be drier than the Sahara Desert. I’m going to be writing a post about different types of acid in skin care, so watch out for that!


  • Reduced acne
  • Soften my skin
  • Cleans pores
  • Good price for what it is
  • Doesn’t irritate my skin
  • Smooths out my skin
  • Love the packaging


  • Not overly long-lasting (I’m more than likely drenching my cotton pads)
  • Not too keen on the smell, but doesn’t put me off, and can’t smell once applied

I honestly cannot go ANYWAY without this. I’m writing this in a hospital bed, and it’s still next to me.

I would recommend buying the travel sized 100ml bottle at first to see if you like it, but the regular 250ml bottle is at such a good price, you cannot say no.

I would like to say if anyone is considering going for the pre-soaked pads, to go with these instead, Buying the bottle of product and cotton pads separately will save you a HECK ton of money.

Have you ever tried Pixi’s Glow Tonic? What did you think of it?




  1. 4th July 2017 / 12:21 am

    I love this stuff! It really does brighten up the skin.

  2. 4th July 2017 / 1:02 am

    I used this years ago and didn’t like it, but my skin needs have changed so much that I think maybe I should try it again 🙂

    • 4th July 2017 / 6:05 am

      You definitely should! Get yourself a travel bottle, or order it off QVC where you can send it back like my mum did! At first, I didn’t really think it was doing that much, but now I’m obsessed!! x

  3. myliron
    4th July 2017 / 1:21 pm

    So sorry you are in hospital hope goes well xxxx
    I will definitely try it out. I am all for trying skin products!!!!

    • 4th July 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much! Also, try out the Mario Badescu range! xxxx

      • myliron
        4th July 2017 / 1:36 pm

        Awesome I will check it out!

  4. 4th July 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the review, I will definitely be trying it out!

  5. 13th July 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I just bought this toner this and have started using it. Is it normal that your skin breaks out at first? I am not sure if it is cleaning out my skin or I am having a reaction to it.

    • 13th July 2017 / 10:28 pm

      I personally didn’t have this, and I haven’t heard anyone else say this, but I’d read around and see if other people have had this sort of reaction to it! I tend to break out when I start using coconut oil on my face after not using it for awhile, and apparently it was because it ‘pulls’ everything to the surface! Sorry I couldn’t be much help! x

      • 13th July 2017 / 10:35 pm

        Thank you! That was super helpful. I think it might be helping.. But I might stop using it and see what happens. I have heard such great things about it, I thought I would ask. I NEEDED to at least try it.

        • 13th July 2017 / 10:42 pm

          You’re very welcome! I get curious about so many skincare products, and when they’re so raved about, I have to try them out! 9/10 times I either don’t like it, or my skin doesnt like it haha! x

          • 13th July 2017 / 10:57 pm

            Same here!!

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