Let’s cut to the chase: we all need our chemical products to look and feel younger. Proper exfoliators leave skin fresh, clean, rejuvenated. While most would prefer using a mild scrub, I would highly suggest using a mild acid toner for every day. For sensitive complexions, I find scrubs to be too abrasive and harsh on skin.
My top pick is, of course, the esteemed Pixi Glow Tonic. For starters, it contains 5% glycolic acid which has the smallest molecules and is able to penetrate skin better making it effective in treating fine lines, acne, oiliness, and blackheads (sounds like a winner already, doesn’t it?). At first I thought this seemed like an overrated product – just Google and you’ll find so many “glowing” reviews (sorry, pun intended). Well that was until I actually tried it. After a few weeks my blemish-prone, combination, and reactive skin started to actually look refined and even-toned. No kidding. And this is without any sort of embarrassing peeling, redness, or purging. Can I just say, wow? Now I have the Pixi Glow Tonic in ALL sizes – for travel, for overnight stays, for emergency pimple popping (I know, it’s a nasty habit). Hoard now, ladies, before it goes out of stock again.
Not wanting to leave skin raw and taut, a good hydrating product is also necessary to keep skin in tiptop shape. Another winner is the Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum, a non-greasy, fast-absorbing serum that combination/oily skin will love. It’s a far cry from all the emollient creams that feel warm and make skin look extra oily. But don’t let its lightweight formulation fool you – this little guy is chock-full of aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, and is brimming with glycerin for extra plumping action, ingredients that our skin will truly benefit from and love. If you’re turning 30 and want to kickstart your anti-aging routine, get this.
Just apply two drops of the serum on palms, press together, and gently apply to face and neck in an upwards motion. Simple, easy. Top with another lightweight moisturizer if skin is extra thirsty (I love the Sukin Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum).
What are your favorite acid toners and hydrators? Share them with us in the comments!