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I have never been someone to enjoy alcohol. Not because of health reasons (I mean, I eat a ton of sugary crap without second thoughts, so surely a glass of bubbly wouldn´t really matter).
It is just that I simply don´t like the taste. Am I missing out? Maybe. I usually don´t think about that.
But there are a few kinds of alcohol that intrigue me. Not because of the taste, simply because I love the story behind them, the aura they have, the lifestyle they stand for. Examples are Champagne (because who wouldn´t want to sip on high class bubbles for celebrations), Whiskey (Outlander. Need I say more?) and Absynthe.
Yes, Absynthe, the “Green Fairy”, said to be poisonous and hallucinatory and inspire artists all over the world. These days we know that it is neither toxic nor alters the mental state more than other alcohols do, but the story, the mystery, the aura of creativity and danger remain.
Would I see things different if I drank Absynthe? I guess I will never know. But skincare containing Artemisia Absynthium does not have that effect. Believe me, I have tried when using the pixi Rose Glow Mist *.
What pixi claims
Packed with 7 flower oils, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this dual-phase elixir leaves skin with a natural glow. It moisturises the skin, improves elasticity and provides free radical protection.
Prize and size
One spray bottle contains 80 ml and retails for 15 $ on the website here or for 21 € here.
Texture and smell
A very fine mist with a delicate rose scent, this product is a joy to apply. You need to shake it to mix the oily layer with the liquid, but the mist itself doesn´t feel oily at all.
Application and effects
I use it as hydrating mist both am and pm, after cleansing and my actives and before I apply my serum. It works well on top of makeup, taking away any powderiness while adding less glow than the original pixi Glow Mist * (Review).
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Emollient, soothing, rich in antioxidants
- Glycerin: Humectant
- Butylene Glycol: Humectant
- Argan (Argania spinose) Oil: Emollient, rich in anti-oxidants
- Caprylyl Glycol: Emollient
- 1,2-Hexanediol: Humectant
- Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil: Rich in linoleic acid and other fatty acids, emollient
- Betaine: Humectant, gives smooth feeling to skin and hair
- Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado): Emollient, rich in antioxidant, fatty acids
- Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit extract: Might be antifungal
- Trehalose: Sugar of life, forms gel protecting against dehydration, antioxidant
- Panthenol: Vit. B 5, humectant, penetrates into deep layers of skin, moisturizing, antiinflammatory
- Eclipta Prostrata Extract: Antioxidant, calming
- Artemisia Absinthium Extract: Antioxidant
- Arnica montana extract: Antiinflammatory
- Achillea Millefolium Extract: Soothing
- Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract: Antioxidant, Antiinflammatory
- Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract: Antioxidant, soothing, “plant Botox”
- Aloe Barbadensis Juice: Antiinflammatory, soothing
- Gentiana Lutea Root Extract: Antiseptic, antifungal
- Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil: Balancing sebum production, mimicks rose scent while being cheaper
- Cymbopogon Martini Oil: Essential oil, balancing sebum production
- Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract: emollient, antioxidant
- Vegetable Oil: contains nutrients, emollient
- Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Oil: Soothing, antibacterial, rich in antioxidants
- Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: said to be toning and improves texture
- Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil (Bergamot essential oil): Uplifting
- Propylene Glycol: Humectant, penetration enhancer
- Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil: Antiseptic, antiinflammatory
- Tocopherol: Vitamin E, antioxidant
- Dipropylene Glycol: Solvent
- Essential oils may be irritating to sensitive skin
Humectants, emollients and antioxidants for lightweight hydration. What is the difference to the original Glow Mist though? This one here contains less oils (7 vs 13), does not contain Niacinamide or Adenosine, but instead offers a few more antioxidants. It is the lightweight, summery sister of the original pixi Glow Mist *, I´d say.
Does it live up to its claims?
It moisturizes and offers antioxidants as well as a (very natural) glow.
Would I repurchase?
I prefer it over the original pixi Glow Tonic (Review) as it feels more lightweight and smells better, yet offers more hydration than the Caudalie Grape Water (Review).
Who do I recommend it to?
If you want a lightweight yet hydrating mist, you might prefer that one over the original pixi Glow Tonic*.
If you are a fan of roses, this one is a must try.
In terms of skin type I think it is best suited for normal to oily skin, dry skins will probably benefit from the original pixi Glow Tonic* more. It is suitable for all ages.