Skincare on Trial | October

During October I trialled a few new skincare products I'm now ready to report back to you on! My skin is combination and I'd say my two main concerns are dullness and blemishes. This month I've tested products that claim to combat both of these issues.

Luxsit isn't a brand I've tried before however I'm all for trying products that will help with breakouts, which seem to happen to me fairly inexplicably and usually overnight! This is a clear, cooling gel which absorbs pretty quickly so unlike most blemish treatments I've tried you can actually wear this during the day without it disrupting your makeup as well as overnight. 

It calms the initial redness and angriness of my breakouts overnight however I did continue to use it even when they stopped being active and noticed they weren't leaving marks as much as they usually do. I thought this might be a coincidence however when I started putting this post together I had a look at the ingredients and it actually contains many of the same ingredients as my favourite AHA products. So not only is this calming active breakouts, it's helping to deal with the after-effects like scarring. The packaging doesn't look like much but this is really travel-friendly and you only need a very small amount.

Ingredients include: Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid

I've been a little Pixi-mad recently but their skincare is just SO good I had to pick up a few more recent additions to their Glow range, as I'm a huge fan of the original Glow Tonic. This is the most recent skincare purchase in this post, however I still really wanted to tell you about it. This comes in a glass bottle with a dropper, which helps you control how much of the product comes out so nothing goes to waste. I take 2 drops and massage it into my skin before bed as my second-to-last step (followed by a night cream). It has a clear, surprisingly thick gel-like consistency, however I do find it sinks into the skin really quickly, which is always a plus in my books. 

The following morning I do notice my skin looks considerably brighter, fresher and more glowing than usual. I find it a little more dramatic in its results than the Glow Tonic, which is to be expected from something that's more like an overnight treatment. This gets a thumbs up from me so far!

Ingredients include: Glycolic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract

If you pick up one cleanser next month then make it this one; seriously, it's all I'd hoped the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel would be and more (for £10 less!) The packaging really doesn't do it justice so if you can put that to one side, there's an amazing product in there. I take a Brazil nut-sized amount and massage it into my skin as my morning cleanser. It feels so beautiful and luxurious on the skin and it isn't harsh in the slightest. 

I usually wouldn't use an AHA-based product on a daily basis but this is so gentle, I actually do. Despite the mud aspect, it rinses off easily and my skin looks instantly glowing and feels softer. This has to be my favourite of all the products I've tried this month.

Ingredients include: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid

I'd actually never tried this cult product, however this little Try Me bottle wasn't bad value at all (in terms of the price per ml in comparison to the standard size), so I thought I'd give it a go. It's essentially an acid toner to be used after cleansing. It's definitely the harshest AHA I've tried so if your skin is sensitive, I probably wouldn't recommend it. Personally I get sensitivity in specific areas (more so when it starts getting really cold), and it did sting in those places (mostly around my nose at the moment). 

However you really can't argue with the results, it's like my Pixi Glow Tonic on steroids! My skin is significantly more glowing and radiant after use, to a similar level as when using my REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask however this is a toner you can just pop on and not have to wait around with. I think overall I prefer a gentler formula, though I'm really glad I tried this product.

Ingredients include: Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk 

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? Are there any on your wish list?


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  1. I really want to try the Pixi products, sound so refreshing! But I agree, the packaging is definitely a put off!

    Hannah | Oh January

    1. It's pretty annoying, I do not expect to pay £18 for a cleanser and the writing rub off after about 2 uses! xx

  2. Liquid Gold and Glow tonic are two of my faves and now I am definitely wanting that Pixi serum!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  3. Pixi products are sounding better and better, I wonder whether I should get the Glow Tonic or the Glow Serum....?


    1. I would start with the Glow Tonic as it's a classic :) also a bit cheaper to decide if it's for you xx

  4. I really want to try some of the Glow Serum, I've actually put it on my Christmas list as it's way out of my budget at the moment! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  5. Hey gorgeous, lovely post as always! I've never actually used any Pixi skincare, the only product I have tried is their is their poreless primer which I've been loving! The glow mud cleanser sounds amazing, definitely add that to my try list!

    Lucie xx | LucieLovesIt.com

  6. I had the Pixi Glow Tonic on my wishlist for ages and finally picked it up and need to start giving this a go but these other products by Pixi also sound good xx


  7. The Luxsit Anti-Blemish Gel sounds amazing, especially since it also helps with pigmentation and scaring. Thanks for reviewing these products for us and letting us know how they worked for you. Curious to get my hands on this Anti-Blemish Gel now.

    Rae of Love from Berlin
    Bloglovin' // instagram

    1. I reallu like it - definitely going to have to try more from that brand :) xx

  8. I need to add some Pixi skincare to my stash! xx


  9. The Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser sounds amazing (and I don't actually mind the packaging too much :))

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

  10. Love how you explain the trial products so detailed so that we can get to know better about these products and how they work on you! I love the sound of the anti blemish gel, I don't have any breakouts for a long time now however I have scars I need to work on so I hope this works to remove any acne scars I still have; and also the PIXI cleanser sounds like a great dupe too, I'm looking for a new cleanser to try (as my Clarins cleanser should be running out really soon) so this post came at the right time! xx

    http://www.thegirlfromthenorth.com/ | An Amazing Giveaway Here!!

    1. I'm the same - hyperpigmentation is the worst :( and definitely, I honestly would recommend this cleanser to anyone who uses/is looking into the Oskia xx

  11. I haven't tried any of their skincare products before but the mud cleanser seems like something I would like. Reminds me a bit of the glam glow cleanser.


  12. I'd love to try pixi skincare! But I've never seen it sold where I live :(

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

  13. You've got me sold on the Pixi products! However, I think I'm the only person who doesn't mind their packaging! I also want to try the Alpha H Liquid Gold - they have an exfoliating moisturiser which I had a sample size of which was really good, but like you say, was harsher than I expected.
    Great thorough reviews!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  14. You definitely have me intrigued about Pixi skincare now after reading your first impressions… need to pop into the London store soon to check everything out x

    Beauty with charm

  15. Ooooh I've never heard of PIXI's Glow Mud Cleanser before but it sounds right up my street - think I'm definitely going to have to check that out, as I love Glow Tonic too! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  16. I have a feeling that a PIXI order will be on it's way soon as I have heard a lot about their skincare and have always wanted to try some more bits :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

  17. I'm running out of my night time serum and I think I will pick up the Pixi one as I love that it contains the Glycolic Acid, it sounds good :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  18. Ah I wish you posted this earlier I was really looking for a good cleanser and ended up buying Neutrogena one which is ok, but this Pixi one really sounds amazing. Finally got my hands on the Glow tonic now will definitely be digging into their skincare line. Loved the post, thanks for all the amazing recommendations.

    Sam || Beautydetour

  19. I'm glad you're enjoying the Overnight Serum too. Kicking myself for not picking up the Cleanser in my last order. Hahahaha
    Sal xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty | @ummbaby

  20. I was in M&S the other day and didn't even realise that they sold Pixi products! I nearly picked up the Glow Tonic but then put it back at last minute so I'm going to have to go back and get it :)

    Mollie x | The Fashion Of Craft

  21. Pixi just seems to have such good things. I need to try something from the range. I'm debating where to start. Any suggestions on where to begin with the range would be great!!

  22. Jasmine, I bought the Pixi Best of Bright kit after Christmas to try the cleanser I'd read so much about on your blog, and woah is it good! Hate the smell but it seems to have improved a current breakout on my chin by 80% in two uses! Thank you for mentioning this fab product so much xx


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