FIRST IMPRESSIONS on the Pixi Glow Peel Pads

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I went to the Pixi store this morning as I was really curious about their new skincare line, wanting to try the whole range but having so many skincare products to trial now, I made up in my mind I would only leave that store with ONE product. I ended up buying 2, but one was a lipstick so it doesn’t really matter :p

When I first saw the Glow Peel Pads I sort of looked aside because I’m not really a great fan of the Glow Tonic, simply because my skin is really lazy when it comes to cell turnover and I though the Glow Tonic was just really weak and didn’t do anything for me, even using it twice a day, every-single-day until I finished it.
BUT on a second look and after deciding I was bringing the Nourishing Cleansing Balm, I realized the Glow Peel Pads had 20% Glycolic Acid instead of the 5% on the Glow Tonic, meaning this is a proper peel, almost like the ones you would get with a doctor that usually start at 30%. These pads also don’t have a neutralizing agent as the tonic does, meaning you have to wash it off to neutralize the peeling effect, I asked the lovely lady at the store what would happen if I left it overnight and she gave me THE LOOK and said in a very serious tone “You don’t want to do that” and I thought to myself this is exactly the product I need!!
Pixi advises to swipe the pads and leave the product for 2-3 minutes, I left it for 10, because my skin is very thick and usually reacts very well to acids. I definitely felt quite a lot of tingling, nothing I couldn’t tolerate tough, but I didn’t have bad reaction whatsoever, no redness, no sensitivity, no burning, I just felt a really hot sensation, which was a bit weird as I didn’t get any redness but it did disappear after I splashed my face a couple of times with cold water.
I did wait 1-2 minutes after rising it before carrying on with my routing just to test out the dryness and my skin did start to pull a bit after the 2 minutes but nothing major and I didn’t feel dry or stripped at all (this contain no alcohol). I piled on the DHC Resvetrol Essence, the Etat Pur Hyaluronic Acid and the Lierac Moisturizing Rich Mask afterwards to compensate for this intense peeling and now after a couple of hours my skin is definitely smoother and brighter and really plumped so overall I’m very impressed with these but of course I need to give them a full test run and will definitely keep you updated.
I know they are quite new but have you tried these Glow Pads? Please share your thoughts xx Vanessa

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