Posts Tagged ‘Toner’

PIXI Glow Tonic

Apr
2014
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posted by on In Praise Of..., Pixi, Skin Care, Toner

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I’ve been trying to get hold of this notorious product for months but making my way to the Pixi shop off Carnaby Street just hasn’t been convenient until two weekends ago when I met with Fashionicide and we both marched towards it and swooped up two bottles each.

I have never tried Glow Tonic so buying more than one bottle may have been presumptuous on my part but the overall verdict from bloggers and beauty lovers alike overrides the gamble. It was also good timing with my current exfoliating toner running out.

Two things attracted me to Glow Tonic – it’s gentle enough to use every day, twice a day and the price. It’s only £16, which is very reasonable. Anything over £25 and I do begin to doubt if the investment is worth it.

Glow Tonic is an oil-free, alcohol-free (very important), gentle but astringent toner for normal to dry, dull and ageing skin. Judging by the reviews, it’s also suitable for sensitive skin. The toner’s popularity stems from Caroline Hirons’ strong recommendation, often out of stock and only obtainable at the shop until its availability online recently.

The key ingredients are aloe vera, ginseng and fructose, all three beneficial to the skin. How this toner works is it gently exfoliates and oxygenates the face, removes dead skin cells and helps to tone, firm and tighten the skin for a glowing, healthier looking complexion. It doesn’t dry out the skin and it smells wonderfully soothing.

I’ve been using Glow Tonic twice a day for over a week and in such a short space of time the results are remarkable. I am using less foundation and it is blending better. I can honestly say my skin has never looked this good (yes, this gives you a ‘glow’) and I do credit using the correct type of toners (exfoliating and hydrating). So glad I bought a second bottle!

A toner is the one product which runs out faster than the rest in my skincare (as I imagine is the same for everyone) so the cost is important when replenishing stock, for which Glow Tonic hits the nail on the head. It’s going to take a lot to turn my back on this one. Thank you, Caroline.

Pixi’s Glow Tonic is available from Pixi Beauty online at £16.

posted by on Murad, Skin Care

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I think it’s safe to say it is officially Christmas when the adverts start rolling in thick and fast. So with that in mind, it’s not premature to start shopping for gifts. One where you can’t go wrong is with Murad, the skincare specialists who have created five limited edition skincare gift sets. With Murad this is the proper deal because you know, world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad - head honcho – knows his stuff.

Out of the five, I have been using the Hydrating Sensation set, which offers luxurious, deep hydration. One of the things Dr Murad strongly preaches is the importance of drinking water and eating a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables, and believe me I abide by these things.

Over the past 3 or 4 months I have altered my diet cutting out sugary/fizzy drinks and replacing with water and fruit juices. However when skin is dehydrated, it’s because it’s depleted of moisture and usually the cause of this are things we cannot avoid like harsh weather and travelling on the tube where you are void of fresh air and daylight.

This collection contains Hydrating Toner 15ml, Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture 50ml and Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture for eyes 3.5ml – basically this kit will serve its purpose in these 3 simple items.

The moisturiser is my favourite. It works a treat at keeping my skin hydrated, soft and supple and well, it feels so nice to use – immensely luxurious and you can feel it working. The pot is a big size that will last a while even when used twice a day. The eye cream is light to use and instantly gives you a boost and the toner is wonderfully refreshing.

The kits are exceptional value for money starting at £36 and going up to £73.50 but being worth pretty much double those amounts so you’re getting brilliant skincare products for less than you’d normally pay. Hydrating Sensation is worth £123.30 and costs £73.50 in this collective bundle – a saving of nearly £50.

I love how Murad has come up with these clever gift sets – and it’s a good enough excuse to take your skincare seriously. Bag one of these beauties fast!

Visit www.murad.co.uk for more information or check out the other kits here.

*PR sample*