I have a pretty elaborate skin-care regimen. The one thing that's missing, though, is a toner I like enough to use every day. That is, until I came across Pixi's Glow Tonic. It has a cult following in the U.K., but it only just became available here in the States. And, anything our British sisters are raving about is worth trying.
So, what makes Glow Tonic so rad? First of all, it's alcohol-free, so you don't have to worry about it drying out your skin. Quite the opposite, in fact. The aloe vera in this magic potion makes it super-hydrating. It also has ginseng to improve circulation, witch hazel to tighten things up, and a tiny bit of glycolic acid to exfoliate. Yes, the makers of Glow Tonic are generous.
I've been using the toner twice a day for two weeks and have seen an enormous difference in my skin. My breakouts have been clearing up much faster, my pores are tighter, and, yes, my skin is definitely a bit more glow-y. And, since it has exfoliating properties, it makes the skin-care products I use after it absorb more quickly and thoroughly, so I feel like it's really optimizing my whole routine. Even my foundation, which usually starts to cake by the end of the day, looks better.
Because it's so gentle and effective, Glow Tonic will even appeal to those who hate toners (myself included). Besides, it dries so quickly that it's literally less than a minute of additional skin prep. And, if you can't spare an extra minute, maybe it's time to re-evaluate your skin routine. Hey, sometimes we all need a little real talk!
Pixi Glow Tonic, $29, available at Pixi.
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