Pixi Beauty Retinol Tonic
- cruelty-free toner that contains aha, hyaluronic acid, peptides, retinoid and vitamin c.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances and oils.
- it is likely to be good for anti aging, brightening skin, 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
Use: Either in the AM and PM or when needed.
• Step 1: Cleanse your face.
• Step 2: Saturate a cotton pad with the Retinol Tonic and sweep across face, neck and décolletage (avoiding the eye area).
• Step 3: Follow with a serum or moisturizer.
Ingredient List (28)
Water • Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Water • Glycerin • Propanediol • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil • Methyl Gluceth-20 • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Peg-8 • Panthenol • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate • Sodium Hyaluronate • Lecithin • Polysorbate 20 • Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract • Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract • Sodium Acrylates Copolymer • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28 • Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin • Retinol • Phenoxyethanol • Jasminum Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract • Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract • Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract • Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract • Sodium Citrate • Disodium EDTA • Citric Acid • EthylhexylglycerinJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Pixi Beauty's Retinol Tonic.
Notable Ingredients (5)
Pixi Beauty Retinol Tonic Ingredients Explained
This product contains 28 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!
We don't have a description for Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Water.
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.
Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.
Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.
It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.
We don't have a description for Methyl Gluceth-20.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.
Within a product, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.
While there is an assumption Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.
We don't have a description for Peg-8.
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.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a form of Vitamin C and is an antioxidant. It can help to reduce redness, improve skin texture, reduce the effects of aging, reduce the visibility of dark spots, and brighten skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.
It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.
We don't have a description for Lecithin.
We don't have a description for Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Sodium Acrylates Copolymer.
We don't have a description for Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin.
Retinol, AKA Vitamin A. Unlike AHA's, retinol does not remove the top layer of old and dead skin cells. Instead, it travels directly to the middle layer and gets to work. It neutralizes free radicals, boosting elastin and collagen production. This in turn makes retinol effective in removing fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Retinol is sensitive to breakdown when exposed to sun and air. It will also make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended to wear SPF after applying retinol.
It is not recommended to use any retinols while pregnant. Retinol may cause irritation in some people.
Read about Tretinoin
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.
We don't have a description for Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract.
We don't have a description for Sodium Citrate.
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.
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.
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.