Pixi Beauty pHenomenal Gel
- cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains aha, retinoid, vitamin c and vitamin e.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances.
- it is likely to be good for anti aging, brightening skin, reducing pores, scar healing, dark spots and better texture.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by Zinahamed on February 08, 2021
• Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a Pixi Beauty facial cleanser.
• Step 2: Apply a Pixi Beauty toner to your cleansed skin.
• Step 3: Apply a Pixi Beauty facial serum onto cleansed and toned skin.
• Step 4: Use a coin-sized amount of Pixi...
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Beauty pHenomenal Gel daily or as needed.
Ingredient List (31)
Water • Glycerin • Glycereth-26 • Betaine • Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate • Isododecane • Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer • Cetyl Ethylhexanoate • Citric Acid • Tocopheryl Acetate • Ascorbic Acid • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract • Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract • Retinyl Palmitate • Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract • Panax Ginseng Root Extract • Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract • Hamamelis Virginiana Extract • Tocopherol • Isohexadecane • Trehalose • Panthenol • Polysorbate 80 • Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer • Phenoxyethanol • Allantoin • Ethylhexylglycerin • Xanthan Gum • Butylene Glycol • Disodium EDTAJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Pixi Beauty's pHenomenal Gel.
Notable Ingredients (4)
Pixi Beauty pHenomenal Gel Ingredients Explained
This product contains 31 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
We don't have a description for Glycereth-26.
Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.
Betaine is created naturally by the skin and body, and the form found within cosmetic products can be either plant-dervied or synthetic.
We don't have a description for Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate.
We don't have a description for Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer.
We don't have a description for Cetyl Ethylhexanoate.
Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.
Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.
One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.
Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.
Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.
Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals.
It also contains sugars in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.
Aloe is known to be anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, healing, and protect against UV rays.
Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
We don't have a description for Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract.
Retinyl Palmitate is a form of retinoid and isn't fungal acne safe. It can be good for be good for oily skin. It can help to improve skin texture, reduce large pores, reduce the effects of aging, reduce the visibility of dark spots, heal scars, and fight acne. It can be bad for dry skin and cause irritation.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Tea, Camellia sinensis, Theaceae. Camellia Sinensis is also known as a tea tree; green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea are derived from this tree. In cosmetic products, the green tea is found to have great benefits for skin. Such benefits include acting as an antioxidant and soother. Green tea is also thought to have an anti-aging effect.
We don't have a description for Panax Ginseng Root Extract.
We don't have a description for Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract.
We don't have a description for Hamamelis Virginiana Extract.
Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant that's found in cosmetic products to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.
Vitamin E also provides some UV protection by reducing the damage caused by UVB rays.
There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.
We don't have a description for Isohexadecane.
We don't have a description for Trehalose.
Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.
Panthenol is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture. It's also known to have anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.
We don't have a description for Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.
Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.
Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.
On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.
Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.
Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.