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It has been a while since I talked about the pixi Clarity line on here – or about anything pixi actually, but I recently got my hands on a bit of their new stuff, one of them being the pixi Clarity Face Mist.
Unlike the rest of the Clarity range it doesn’t have Salicylic Acid, which is probably a good thing as you wouldn’t accidentally want to spray that in your eyes.
But what does it contain and which skin types do I think it is best for? Let’s take a closer look.
What the pixi Clarity Face Mist claims
An oil-balancing and soothing mist that instantly purifies and provides a surge of hydration. A blend of Hyaluronic Complex, Cica Extract and Botanicals help to rehydrate, cool & have a calming effect on the skin.
Facts about the pixi Clarity Face Mist
Prize and size
One spray bottle contains 80 ml and is available for 21 € on the website here. It is light blue, like the rest of the line, with the typical pixi green accents.
Texture and smell
Like most mists it has a watery texture and doesn’t leave the skin sticky, while the scent is the same as in the rest of the pixi Clarity line – some people have described it as spa-like, but to me it smells like a mixture between herbal and clay mask. Maybe that is how a spa smells like, it has been so long since I visited one I can’t really remember.
How to use the pixi Clarity Face Mist
According to the website you can mist it morning and night and even in between to protect the skin. As I personally don’t think the mist is comfortable when sprayed directly to the face, I prefer to mist it in my hands and then pat it on. For me it works best in the mornings, as I find it good at sebum control, which can translate to drying when your skin isn’t that oily. In general I think it is something I will enjoy more when it is very hot, as my skin isn’t as oily as it used to be.
More info: Skincare tips for oily skin
Ingredients of the pixi Clarity Face Mist
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You will find a mix of hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, some antioxidants and some soothing ingredients like the Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate, Panthenol and Centella Asiatica Extract. (More info: Benefits of fermented ingredients in skincare and Centella Asiatica Extract in skincare and Hyaluronic Acid in skincare)
What I perceive as oil-control/ drying is probably the sea salt extract, and what might be a problem for sensitive skins are the plant extracts and the Linalool, Geraniol and Limonene.
I am not sure what is supposed to be purifying in this formulation, but again this is probably the sea salt extract in an attempt to reduce sebum as a breeding ground for bacteria.
Does it live up to its claims?
I am not sure.
I don’t know what is supposed to be purifying here and I don’t find this to provide a surge of hydration, to be honest, I don’t find it to be very hydrating at all. On the contrary, it could be a little drying when used in the colder months.
How does it compare to…
The pixi Clarity Tonic
As opposed to the pixi Clarity Face mist, the Clarity Tonic contains Salicylic, Glycolic and Lactic Acid for exfoliation, a few brightening ingredients and Glycerin as humectant. It isn’t hydrating either and on my skin is suitable only a few times a month, otherwise it is too drying.
Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the pixi Clarity Face Mist to?
As my skin isn’t as oily as it used to be, I think it will only benefit my skin in the height of summer and I won’t have use for it for the rest of the year.
If your skin is very oily though and you struggle with excess sebum, this might be a good option to get that under control.
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