Pixi Beauty pHenomenal Gel

Pixi Beauty pHenomenal Gel

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Type of product General Moisturizer
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Brand country
British United Kingdom
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Description

  • 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

Directions

β€’ Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a Pixi Beauty facial cleanser.
β€’ Step 2: Apply a Pixi Beauty toner to your cleansed skin.
β€’ Step 3: Apply a Pixi Beauty facial serum onto cleansed and toned skin.
β€’ Step 4: Use a coin-sized amount of Pixi...


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Beauty pHenomenal Gel daily or as needed.

Product Info

Click on the items below to learn more and view relevant ingredients.
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Pixi Beauty's pHenomenal Gel.

Benefits (10)

Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Helps Reduce Irritation Icon
Helps Reduce Irritation
Good For Skin Texture Icon
Good For Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Dark Spots Icon
Good For Dark Spots
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (4)

AHA Icon
AHA
Retinoid Icon
Retinoid
Vitamin C Icon
Vitamin C
Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E

Concerns (2)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

Pixi Beauty pHenomenal Gel Ingredients Explained

This product contains 31 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
Community rating: Loved

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!

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
Community rating: Liked

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.

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3
Humectant

We don't have a description for Glycereth-26.

4
Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

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.

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5
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate.

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Emollient, Perfuming, Solvent

Isododecane is a fragrance.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer.

We don't have a description for Cetyl Ethylhexanoate.

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Community rating: Disliked

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.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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10
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
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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.

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Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin C
Community rating: Liked

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.

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12
Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Loved

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/

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13
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract.

14
Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Mixed

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.

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15
Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract is an antioxidant.

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Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic, UV Absorber
Also known as: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea
Community rating: Loved

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.

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17
Emollient, Skin Protecting, Tonic

We don't have a description for Panax Ginseng Root Extract.

18
Skin Protecting, Soothing

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract.

19
Antiseborrhoeic, Astringent, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hamamelis Virginiana Extract.

20
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E
Community rating: Liked

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.

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21
Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

We don't have a description for Isohexadecane.

22
Humectant, Moisturising

We don't have a description for Trehalose.

23
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Pro-Vitamin B5
Community rating: Loved

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.

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24
Emulsifying
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Polysorbate 80 isn't fungal acne safe.

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We don't have a description for Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer.

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Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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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.

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27
Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community rating: Loved

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.

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28
Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

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.

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29
Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

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.

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30
Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Bg
Community rating: Mixed

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.

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Community rating: Disliked

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.

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