We wanted to write a feature on an alternative to Pixi Glow Tonic, as we have heard so many stories about it causing irritation to skin. We will explain why this product might not work for lots of people and offer an alternative with our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic. The Pixi Glow Tonic has become a huge product on social channels and is raved for creating glowing skin overnight. This is most likely because it is a powerful facial exfoliant and when we exfoliate our skin it removes a layer of dead skin cells to leave our complexions looking younger, smoother and brighter. However, from what we have heard and from looking at the ingredients list it can be sensitising to skin. If you use the Pixi Glow Tonic and you love it then of course we are not suggesting changing. However if you are wondering why it does not work for you when it has such great reviews, then read on to find out why, and see our kind alternative to pixi glow tonic.
Nakin's Exfoliating Radiance Tonic makes an excellent alternative to the Pixi Glow Tonic, as it uses plant AHA's which offer powerful exfoliation but without the irritation. It's renewal and radiance powers comes from the bilberry, lemon, peach and sugar maple which have an exceptional cleansing ability, while being kind to skin at the same time. It also contains a blend of nourishing, hydrating and conditioning extracts including hyaluronic acid, seaweed and green tea, to help keep skin looking and feeling its best.
When we hear about a product causing skin irritation, we always look at the ingredients listing and the concentrations of them. Sometimes an ingredient might appear in a product in a really small amount, such as a tiny amount of alcohol to preserve a plant active, and this would generally not cause a problem. However, when strong ingredients appear in products at high concentrations then we have cause for concern. This is why Nakin use plant actives and extracts in our natural skincare as alternatives to synthetic cosmetic ingredients.
Looking at the ingredients list we can see some ingredients that appear quite high up on the listing. The main ingredients in high concentrations are Glycolic Acid and Sodium Hydroxide. The Glycolic Acid is the exfoliant in the product and it is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Many people love its exfoliation properties but it can cause irritation and inflammation, especially for those with sensitive skin and is even thought to cause hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones. If you do use it then we recommend using it in small quantities. Sodium hydroxide can be beneficial in skin care products in small amounts, but this seems very close to the top of the ingredient list and in high concentrations like this it can be stripping.
So, for an alternative to Pixi Glow Tonic we recommend our natural exfoliator which has all the benefits of providing clear conditioned glowing skin, but without any of the irritation. Instead, we use kind plant ingredients that have natural cleansing powers. You might also be interested in our other face cleansers. We have our natural face wash, and our face toner which contains hyaluronic acid, seaweed, witch hazel and aloe vera which work together to give skin a cleansing lift and boost. Our face toner works well when used with our anti-ageing cleansing milk beforehand, or use our face wash followed by the toner. The combined efforts of the cleansing milk/ face wash and toner will thoroughly clean and tone skin. Use the cleansers morning and evening, and the exfoliator every night. Benefits will be seen immediately and increase over the coming months. To find out more about Nakin and our anti-ageing skincare then take a look at the links below.