At £18 a bottle, Pixi Glow Tonic itself is not what I would super expensive (especially compared with Sunday Riley at £85 a pop!) However when you consider what all products in a routine can cost when totaled up, it can get pretty ridiculous especially if like me you are in need of particular ingredients to keep your problems at bay.
For me, Glow Tonic is an absolute must as my skin reacts very badly if it’s missing from my routine for even a day, therefore I need to keep it in constant rotation where as other products I am more likely to swap around.
With continued use over the years I noticed that the bottle would get used up rather quickly within less than a month. However what frustrated me the most is that I found you spent a fair few drops just getting the cotton pad soaked in enough product so that it’s actually got some on there, and hasn’t immediately absorbed into the pad. I’m not talking about unnecessarily drenching it either, just literally enough so that some will transfer onto the skin and you will get a proper tone out of it.
I found this wasteful in both the product and the pounds, so when I introduced the Nip & Fab cleansing (now the one that was cleansing is called toning!) pads into my routine, that sprinkling even a single drop was enough to distribute the glow tonic on my face without the waste.
The Nip & Fab pads are pre-soaked, but they also have a thickness similar to that of a nail varnish removing pad so are ultra thin. Therefore even a tiny drop of another product will soak straight through so you can use the pad on both sides and still get a good distribution of product.
I have tried the pads without the glow tonic, and find them just a *tad* dry without, and I definitely notice the difference with a drop of glow tonic compared to without, just incase you were wondering.
The current Glow Tonic bottle I’m using I bought a good six months ago now, and there’s still a hearty bit left which will no doubt give me another month of use if not much more. Compare this to a new bottle every 4 weeks and that’s quite some saving!
Now, I know what you’re thinking…. yes but you have to buy the Nip & Fab pads though. The great news on that front is that because they are stocked in so many places, they are always on offer and infact I’ve never bought them at full price! They average at around £7 for 60 pads which is 2 months use if you use once a day, and a month if you use twice a day. They also give just that extra hint of acid tone, and I’ve had no adverse reaction from doing so. My skin will flare up like a baboon’s bum if I use even a hint of the wrong thing – believe me.
I would recommend the regular pads for those new to acid toning, and the extreme if you are having a particularly bad breakout and or need them to use on areas of the body too. I’ve tried out both varieties and for me the extreme show amazing results within just a few days of using them.
I really hope this has helped some of you out there save some pennies and get a little more economical with your products. Again I love Pixi and I’ve continually purchased *many* bottles of the stuff and will continue to do so, however when you are on a budget every little helps!