pixi Glow Tonic (500ml bottle)Firstly, I upgraded to a supersize Pixi Glow Tonic. You know you've found a hero product when you start buying the salon size bottle all to yourself. Aside from just being bigger and therefore better, the 500ml bottle (exclusive to QVC) also comes with a pump - which for me is super exciting as I hate screw top lids. (Taking it off, screwing it back on, and where are you meant to put it when you're toning?! What a faff.)
But the biggest change has been my cleanser. The Body Shop foam cleanser I'd been using was fine: as I previously mentioned, it did a good job of cleansing and noticeably brightening my skin. But I started to notice some negatives. 1; It's quite 'stripping', leaving my skin feeling clean, but tight and dry. 2; It's pretty rubbish at removing mascara, and 3; It bloody stings when you get it in your eyes. So obviously this gave me a totally reasonable excuse to buy the new Pixi Double Cleanse, created with the queen of skincare Caroline Hirons.
Pixi x Caroline Hirons Double CleanseAs the name suggests, it's two cleansers in one pot; a solid cleansing oil, for make-up removal, and a luxuriously thick cleansing cream. To use; you warm up a blob of the solid cleansing oil in your hands until it turns into a liquid, and massage into to dry skin to dissolve all make-up, even stubborn mascara. You then wipe the oil and dirt away with a wet face cloth, before going in for round two. Clean out your flannel, and apply a dollop of the cleansing cream to your face. This step removes any dirt, foundation or general grime left over from the step before and gives the skin intense nourishment.
I have quite literally never felt skin so soft as mine is after double cleansing with this product. It's actually softer than a baby's bum. It feels like velvet to touch, and feels plump, hydrated and healthy.
Another pro is it stops me from being lazy, taking off my make-up and thinking "that'll do". With both cleansers in one pot, it's so much easier to go ahead and do a proper full double cleanse.
The only con is that, if you were to use the product as Caroline suggests (using both cleansers in the PM but just the cleansing cream in the AM) you would run out of the cream twice as fast as the oil. That would really bug me. So I'm reserving this for nighttime only, and sticking with my Body Shop cleanser in the mornings.