Beauty Purpose: Brightening, skin tone improvement
Recommended Skin Type: Normal
Item Number (DPCI): 052-18-0159
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Vitamin C Serum This brightening, antioxidant serum provides a boost of immediate & long-term radiance. Vitamin C & ferulic acid are proven to reduce the effects of sun damage & free radicals, helping to improve skintone and create a smoother complexion. Vitamin C brightens skin while ferulic acid provides an antioxidant boost and probiotics protect & balance. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.
Pixi was created 20 years ago by makeup artist Petra Strand. Pixi has a loyal worldwide following thanks to high quality, natural and skin-loving ingredients utilized for both makeup and skincare. Petra’s passion is to create beauty products that achieve a healthy-looking, natural glow in no time. The now iconic Glow Tonic was created as the perfect skin-prep before makeup, and continues to make women look themselves, only better.
Your clear choice for clean. Ingredients these products are formulated without, by category: • Beauty, Personal Care & Cleaning - formulated without Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pets - formulated with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Recommended for Normal Skin.
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Liked it at first and the price was good. After only a couple of weeks it changed color and it did not seem to have any effect on my skin any more. I stopped using after it changed colors because it looked as though it had gone bad.
Feels nice going on but not effective and oxidized quickly
2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bea - 1 month ago
I’ve been dealing with dark spots and this was the first vitamin c I thought of trying. I kept it in a cool cabinet in my bathroom so it wouldn’t oxidize as quickly. I had been using it 3 weeks with no visible difference to my skin. It felt nice going on but it didn’t make my skin any more even or brighter. Within the 4th week of using it, I noticed that it was turning a dark orange color. I don’t know the science behind it, but I do know that when a vitamin c starts to oxide, it can be way less affective or potentially harmful to the skin. Perhaps I need a stronger vitamin c to see the difference. P.S- this pixi vitamin c already comes in a yellowish color.
I'm very disappointed in this serum and will have to throw it away. I contacted Pixi and asked if it needs to be refrigerated, since it contains ascorbic acid, and they said no. So I didn't, because I wanted a vitamin c serum that I wouldn't have to keep in the fridge.
Well, this serum oxidized within a few weeks - turned that dark yellow/brown color which means it is no longer effective and potentially harmful to the skin. Ascorbic acid should be completely clear. This is likely what happened with the other negative reviewers on here too. I should've been suspicious and gone with a different serum that contains a stable vitamin c derivative, but I trusted pixi's instructions.
I love a lot of pixi products and would encourage them to work on improving this formula. It'd be great to have a cruelty free vitamin c serum that is both affordable, safe, and effective.
Overall, I give this serum a three star because though there are some things I like about it, I dont think I will ever buy it again. The things I like about this serum are I can truly tell this serum is protecting my skin from sun damage like the label says. It gives my skin this healthy, shining glow that lasts for even days after I use it. My skin burns less easily, and just feels healthier. Plus, it’s animal cruelty FREE.
These positives about the product unfortunately don’t cause me to overlook the things about this product I truly dislike: First off, I have very fair, freckled skin that loves to burn the moment I have been outside past 30 minutes. I am not blessed with the ability to tan; I burn and get more freckles. Therefore, I was looking for a serum that keeps my fair skin FAIR - this serum does not do that. After a couple days of using this product, I started to notice my neck, and hands, looking a gross, orange tint. I would develop copper rings around hats and necklines of shirts. It wasn’t until I stopped using the serum for awhile that I realized the serum was the problem! Even if I shook the serum to mix up the formula, the same copper color would appear. With my skin tone and hair colors, tan does not look good on me, so why would I want a serum that attempts (possibly by accident) to do that?
The second issue I have with this serum is is makes my face and neck feel EXTREMELY sticky the moment it is rubbed into my skin. This is an uncomfortable feeling, especially when I am getting ready for bed. I am very sensory conscious and therefore stop using the serum weeks on end because of how much I dislike that sticky feeling. The only reason I continue to use this serum (very sporadically) is because of its cost.
Like I said, there are good things about this product, and if you don’t mind that copper color it tends to develop, then this might be the product for you! But it’s definitely not the product for a fair complexioned girl like me.
I’ve only used it once. I haven’t noticed any difference. But whatever. I’m giving it a one star because it smells metallic. It smelled slightly metallic coming out of the bottle, and it’s just gotten worse the longer it’s been on my face. Why haven’t I washed it off yet? Because at this point I’m just curious to see just how long it’ll take for the stench to stop getting stronger.
I have combination skin. I was excited to try this serum but it was really sticky on application and dried out my skin terribly. I tried it over the course of a week and didnt really notice any difference in my skin. Considering that I paid full price for it, I was pretty disappointed with the result. There are a lot of wonderful pixi skincare products but I wont be repurchasing this.