I picked up this Pixi Skin Treats Clarity Tonic Clarifying toner because Target was out of the Pixi Glow Tonic that I actually went in to buy. I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t like this toner. The simple reason was that I was used to the exfoliating toner and while I was using it, my skin looked really good. I had some sort of magical combination of products in the late summer early fall that just made my skin fabulous. Then the weather changed and what worked for me at that time started to not work as well for me.
Because this was the point where I ran out of the Pixi Toner I was using and picked up the new Clarity Tonic, I was inadvertently harsh on this toner for the first week I used it. I just started using it at the wrong time. But I pushed through and adjusted my skin care routine for the seasons and the products I was using. I made up for the lack of exfoliating toner and used a different exfoliator and jiggled things around a bit for the seasonal change. I was on pretty good footing.
Then I started having to wear masks more.
Not that I wasn’t wearing them before, cause I was. I just wasn’t leaving the house all that much so the mask time was limited. For the past month or so things have called me out of the house more. Holiday and birthday shopping, meetings, fall garden needs and several things needed for home repair pre winter as well as the regular grocery shopping all meant more time in a mask.
It all added up, and my skin started to show it. While I am prone to clogged pores on the lower curve of my orbital bone, the mask just makes it worse. I also started getting clogged pores and whiteheads on my chin. This is where this Toner came in really handy. According to the Pixi site…
Clarifying tonic with potent AHAs, Antioxidants, and balancing Probiotics helps to clear skin and minimize the appearance of pores.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract/Extrait de Canne à Sucre, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, PhenoxyethanolPixi Beauty
I can’t say that it did much for the enlarged pores on my cheeks. But oh my darlings, this did amazingly well on my clogged pores under the eyes along the mask line and on my chin. I went from not really liking this toner to absolutely adoring this toner. It is a clear liquid in case you are wondering why there are no pictures really just showing the product. It just looks like water.
Now I am about a week away from emptying this bottle of toner. Surprisingly, I have three other toners (not Pixi) lined up in my skin care drawer and ready to test out. I rarely keep toner backups in the drawer to be honest.
So even though I will not need to run out and pick up a toner as soon as this runs out, I will be very sad to see it go and will be soon picking up another bottle of this. To be honest at this point in time, this may actually be better than the Pixi exfoliating toner I used before. I think as long as I am using the masks, having a product like this on hand may just be a good idea for me. I will certainly be buying this toner again.