Pixi Vitamin C Line – Oily Skin Review

Pixi Vitamin C Range

[Gifted] When Pixi launched their Vitamin C range I was really excited to get my hands on it, I held off ordering it whilst I was testing their Rose range out and then this lovely parcel arrived. I’ve been putting the Vitamin C range to the test for a couple of months now and have thoughts on everything!

First off, how well do Pixi do PR packages, I’ve ended up putting this to use in my office so it hasn’t gone to waste at all, and is used to store bits like camera chargers etc. The Vitamin C range is suitable for use for morning and evening, and the benefit os of Vitamin C is that it’s brightening on the skin and evens out pigmentation issues and is also great for detoxifying the skin. Vitamin C skincare seems to be having a real moment as an ingredient at the moment. Let’s move on to talking about my thoughts on the 5 products in this collection.

Vitamin C Juice Cleanser

This is a new type of product from Pixi, and the first juice cleanser. I’ve almost finished this one off as it’s been my go to cleanser in the morning, it’s not fantastic on removing full faces of makeup, but it does a good job of any last traces being removed. I really like this particularly on days when I am at home and not putting on makeup (most of the time at the moment) – as it feels really refreshing on the skin. The packaging of this is fantastic as it has a flat pump top so it’s easy to soak a cotton round with it. The one thing I’d say is that it’s a similar kind of experience I have with micellar water (although nicer) but it is a pricier option. I think if I was using this pre-makeup I’d see the benefits less, but have noticed my skin seems to look a little brighter when I use that consistency.

Vitamin C Serum

The next product I often use in the morning is the Vitamin C Serum, this is a very light watery serum that’s dark yellow and looks like lemon juice, this has the strongest citrusy scent out of all of the products. Because it’s a very thin liquidy formula I find that I need more than a lot of thicker serums which tend tor spread, as the skin seems to absorb it. I tend to use this straight after the juice cleanser and let it sink in and that’s it, but it does mix really well if you like to add in your serums to moisturisers. Other than the Cleanser, which I really enjoy to use – this is probably the star product from the range for me. I find it gives the most noticeable effect to my skin and within days my skin’s appearance looks a lot brighter.

Vitamin C Caviar Balm

The balm is a leave on mask formula – I do use this a little in the day time if I want a skin treat during the day, but it’s really well suited as a more overnight mask. It’s a very thick feeling formula and I find on oily skin during the day I find it a little heavier feeling – so enjoy letting it sink in and work it’s magic whilst I sleep. In addition to the vitamin C, the mask also contains while ferulic, ascorbic and lactic acids which exfoliate and smooth the skin. When I wake up in the morning my skin feels plumped, smooth and moisturised, When I’ve used this consistently once-twice a week I’ve noticed that my skin has felt more exfoliated and brighter, at £24 it feels like it’s a little pricey for a small tube on first impressions, but it spreads far and only needs to be used a few times a week, so it will last a long time.

Vitamin C Tonic

Further expansion to the range of Pixi Tonics is Vitamin C, probably the product I was most excited about. This is another great addition to the tonic line up – I find this product very similar to use like the juice cleanser. I’ve tended to use this mostly after I have cleansed my face at night and prior to using any other moisturisers, but I think once I have finished up the Juice Cleanser, i will be swapping this in to use it in the morning in it’s place. I like that this is another ‘suits all skins’ option tonic from Pixi, I tend to use Glow and Retinol as treatments, and rose as a general one as it’s quite moisturising. I’ve found the Vitamin C tonic to be hydrating and brightening and I can use it no matter what my skin is doing.

Pixi Vitamin C Lotion

So the moisturiser from the range is the Vitamin C Lotion, this is a really nice thin formula that sits well under makeup, but is also effective enough to be used at night with my oily skin. I particularly enjoyed this during August when the weather was still balmier in the evenings as it didn’t make my skin feel overloaded and greasy. This mixes really well with the lightweight serum too – and I’d say I use it 50% of the time by itself, 50% of the time with the serum added. If you like lightweight moisturisers or like something that is pre-makeup friendly then this is the best option that I’ve tried in a long time. I can’t say that I’ve particularly noticed to be brightening compared to the other products which seem to give me a more noticeable glow but it may have been if I’d used this first/by itself I could have seen some changes. I’ve been using this daily for around 2 months now and it feels like I’ve still got around half left, it spreads so far due to being so light.


Pixi Vitamin C Skincare Range

Pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser
Pixi Vitamin C Lotion
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 250ml
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 100ml
Pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm
Pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser
Pixi Vitamin C Lotion
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 250ml
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 100ml
Pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm
Pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser
Pixi Vitamin C Lotion
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 250ml
Pixi Vitamin C Tonic 100ml
Pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm

Have you tried vitamin C skincare?

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11 Comments

  1. October 16, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Do you enjoy these product more or less overall than the rose line?

    • rachael
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      A mixture really I think it targets different skin concerns – this is brightening where the Rose line is a bit more general/moisturising.
      There are items that I would cherry pick from each from the different collections if I was doing my favourites
      e.g Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Ceramide Cream, Vitamin C Juice Cleanser, Vitamin C Serum, Glow Tonic would probably be the five products I picked out!

      • October 16, 2019 / 7:04 pm

        Fair point, I guess a lot depends on what you want from a product and what your skin likes and needs x

        • rachael
          Author
          October 16, 2019 / 7:25 pm

          Yeah completely!

  2. October 16, 2019 / 8:41 am

    I loved this line until both my vitamin C serum and my tonic oxidized 🙁 Now the liquid is a dark brown so the vitamin C is basically useless. I haven’t heard of this happening to anyone else yet though, so I hope it’s just me. I’m glad you’re enjoying these skintreats!

    • rachael
      Author
      October 16, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      Oh man! That’s really surprising! Most of my stuff I keep in a drawer so maybe I’ve lucked out in where I’ve been keeping them! How long had you had them open for?

      • October 23, 2019 / 6:20 am

        I’ve had them for about 2 months now. Maybe I should have kept them in a cupboard somewhere. Oh well!

        • rachael
          Author
          October 23, 2019 / 10:49 am

          Oh no! That’s not too long at all!

          • October 26, 2019 / 3:23 am

            yeah I wish it had lasted longer!

  3. October 22, 2019 / 4:14 am

    I am most intrigued by the serum and caviar balm! I started using the Mad Hippie Vitamin C serum a couple years ago and it’s one of the top products that has made a difference in my skin – I can’t believe how much my acne scars faded and how my skin looks less crater-y. I am going to do some reading up since Pixi’s serum is a little cheaper. It might be a more affordable replacement.

    • rachael
      Author
      October 23, 2019 / 10:53 am

      They are both really interesting products, the serum in this is very thin like a juice rather than a traditional serum texture but it sinks in quickly and mixes well with other products.

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