Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pixi Skintreats | Hydrating Milky Mist, Makeup Fixing Mist, Vitamin Wakeup Mist & Glow Mist: Review

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Pixi Skintreats | Hydrating Milky Mist, Makeup Fixing Mist, Vitamin Wakeup Mist & Glow Mist: Review
I've only really gotten into the toner game a few years ago and to me, facial mists are the lazy man's toner. Portable and easy-to-apply, mists are great for toning, setting, and refreshing so what better way to get into misting than with the lovely mist range from Pixi. Available in four different formulations with different purposes, the Pixi Skintreats Mists are affordable and multi-purpose. To see a breakdown of all four, click......
Pixi Skintreats | Hydrating Milky Mist, Makeup Fixing Mist, Vitamin Wakeup Mist & Glow Mist: Review
Pixi Skintreats Facial Mists
All the Pixi mists are housed in a simple plastic bottle and you get a total of 80ml in each. The bottles are equipped with a spray nozzle and I have to say that I am very disappointed with how finely it dispenses the product. Instead of coming out like a mist, the product spits out of the nozzle in uneven and large splatters. I thought maybe I had a one-off defective nozzle but it turned out that all of them are the same. As a result, I really wouldn't recommend applying these sprays on the face after makeup application if you are at all worried about ruining your makeup.
Pixi Skintreats | Hydrating Milky Mist & Vitamin Wakeup Mist: Review
Pixi Skintreats | Hydrating Milky Mist & Vitamin Wakeup Mist
Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist ($20 CAD):
Designed to deeply hydrate, this milky face mist is formulated with water, glycerin, ethylhexyl palmitate, castor oil, hyaluronic acid, and extracts of black oats. The product does contain phenylenthanol, a type of alcohol preservative that's benign in a small concentration (<1%). Unfortunately, I'm not sure how much of it is in the product so I can't judge just how skin-loving the formulation is.
With that said, I've been quite enjoying this spray.  Lightly fragranced with a barely noticeable floral scent, the mist is super hydrating and not too heavy. It works very well as an everyday toner but like I said, because the spray nozzle is so uncontrolled, it's best avoided over makeup.

Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist ($20 CAD):
Made with an orange flower water base, this is a refreshing facial mist infused with glycerin, grapefruit oil, lavender oil, sweet orange oil, lime oil, licorice root extract, and sodium hyaluronate. The formulation has a light and citrus fragrance and it feels very invigorating on the skin. I feel that this mist is a bit lighter compared to the Hydrating Milky Mist, perfect as a mid-day refresher!
Pixi Skintreats | Makeup Fixing Mist & Glow Mist: Review
Pixi Skintreats | Glow Mist & Makeup Fixing Mist
Pixi Glow Mist ($20 CAD):
This s a dewy face mist made with water, olive oil, propolis (bee glue) extract, argan oil, aloe extract, sodium hyaluronate, and a plethora of other oils and extracts. This one has a slightly herbal scent and the formulation feels a bit heavier than the last two mists. The mist is very hydrating but it felt slightly heavy on my combination skin. If you have dry skin and want a healthy, dewy glow, I would definitely recommend giving this a go!

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist ($20 CAD):
An alcohol-based makeup setting spray infused with rosewater, green tea extract, bamboo extract, willow bark extract, and a whole lot of other herbal extracts, the Makeup Fixing Mist has a noticeable floral fragrance. Quite honestly, I haven't had a chance to test out how well it sets makeup, given how the spray nozzle literally spits out large droplets that will compromise any non-smudge proof makeup. Also, I'm not a fan of the alcohol in skincare. I've slowly phased out most alcohol-containing products in the past couple of years so I really have no interest in investing in a product with alcohol as its first ingredient.

Overall, I'm not wowed by the Pixi skin mists and it's mostly because of the problematic spray nozzles. The Hydrating Milky Mist, the Vitamin Wakeup Mist, and the Glow Mist are all nicely formulated but Pixi definitely needs to up its packaging game and actually equip these with a fine spray nozzle that dispenses the product nicely and evenly.

Pixi is available online and in stores here. The brand is now available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.
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