Saturday, 30 May 2020

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

My first product from Pixi Beauty was the Glow Tonic. I had shared my thoughts on it a year ago - full review HERE and I still love it just as much. 
The next product that I tired was the Glow Mud Cleanser. I have been using it on and off for a year and here's what I think : 

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Brand Claims: 
• A deep pore cleansing mud, enriched with 5% Glycolic and soothing botanicals.
• Formulated to provide effective cleansing, yet is mild enough for all skin.
• Complexion is cleansed and gently exfoliated to reveal radiant and healthy skin.
• Deep pore cleansing leaving skin clean and glowing.
• Gently exfoliates and revitalises.
• Suitable for all skin types
• Paraben-free
• Not tested on animals


The product is smooth & creamy, medium thick in consistency. It comes in a flip top tube. The cleanser does not create any foam or lather. 

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For reference : My skin is combination, slightly sensitive and prone to acne/breakouts.

To me this is a 2 in 1 product - a cleanser + mild chemical exfoliant since it contains 5% glycolic acid. I used to feel a mild tingling sensation with this initially (it did not hurt).  

I use this cleanser 2-3 times a week (not more) in the evening. If I am wearing makeup then this becomes my 2nd cleanse after removing the makeup products. If I am not wearing any makeup, I use it alone. I take a couple of minutes to massage it on dry skin and let the glycolic acid do the job. You can even leave it on for a few mintues like a quick mask and then cleanse your skin. 
Do keep in mind that you cannot and should not use it around the eyes

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The product washes off easily and leaves my skin feeling really clean - almost like all the dead skin has been knocked off and the skin has been throughly cleansed.
In spite of this, I do not find the cleanser to be harsh. It feels gentle enough and does not leave my skin feeling dry or stretchy.

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You might not see an instant visible effect but it does help to make the skin smooth and soft. I saw a difference over time. The glycolic acid helps to exfoliate dead skin & dry patches, improve skin texture and also helps with brightening the skin a bit. 
We have spoken in depth about how AHAs work and help in this post HERE

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Like with any acid based products, it is important not to over use it. I limit this cleanser to 2-3 times a week so that my skin does not become over sensitized. I also do not use any other acid based products on the day I use this cleanser, just to be safe. 

I do like this cleanser overall, it works well and I haven't faced any issues with it. However, if I had to choose between this and the Glow Tonic, I would go for the latter. (The cleanser gets washed off in a few minutes and I like that the glow tonic remains on my skin for longer.)

xoxo,
Swati