I've made a conscious effort in the past few weeks to stick to a proper regime; make up remover, cleanser, toner and moisturiser. It might sound like a fairly minimal routine to those who double cleanse, exfoliate and use oil, serum and four different creams, but I'd fallen into the bad habit of barely managing to wipe a cotton pad of micellar water over my face before hitting the pillow. As a result, my skin wasn't bad but was just looking a little dull and was beginning to take on an uneven texture.
Pixi Glow TonicThe main thing that has overhauled my skin over the last few weeks is the Pixi Glow Tonic. I know there have been endless blogger reviews of this stuff, so I was a little dubious about boring you all with yet another one, but it really is so good that it didn't feel right to not sing it's praises on my blog.
I've been using it twice daily for about two weeks now and already my skin is smoother than it has been in years. Initially I came out in a big spot on my forehead, obviously all the toxins being drawn out, but it went within a few days and now, all the little bumpy bits that had previously appeared on my forehead have gone, and my skin feels so soft all over.
The Pixi Glow Tonic contains 5% Glycolic Acid, which gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and has not only improved my skin texture but also my complexion looks brighter and glowing. I can really see a massive difference - probably more so than with any other product before.
£18 from Marks & Spencer
And the rest...Alongside the Glow Tonic, I've also rediscovered my Clarisonic sonic cleansing brush (check out my full review of the Clarisonic Smart Profile here), which I use around 3 times a week, to give my skin an intense deep clean.
I use this with the Nuxe Micellar Foam Cleanser with Rose Petals, which is probably also in part responsible for my brighter complexion as rose is a natural astringent, which means it helps to tighten pores and restore suppleness.
Finally, my old favourite, Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate. I've raved many times (here, and here) about how smooth and nourished this stuff makes my skin. I've gotten back into the habit of using it daily; every evening and in the mornings when I'm feeling in need of a moisture boost, and my skin is more plumped and feels velvety.
Have you tried the Pixi Glow Tonic yet? Also, it appears I'm missing eye cream - leave me any suggestions in the comments below!