They’re back and with an even more exceptional tonic than before but what’s actually going on inside the bottle? It’s time for round 2 of Pixi vs Glossier.
The brand new Clarifying tonic is potent with AHAs, Antioxidants, and balancing Probiotics which help to clear your skin and minimise the appearance of pores.
It is Pixi’s answer to Glossier Solution with the winning combination of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids plus a dash of aloe to help keep the skin soothed. They both retail for basically the same price so it’s hard to know which one is better for you – until you look at the ingredients list.
|Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract/Extrait de Canne à Sucre, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol||Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethoxydiglycol, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycereth-7 Trimethyl Ether, Niacinamide, Betaine, Inositol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Phytic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, PEG-8, Acetic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide.|
Can you see how similar they are?
The golden rule (that I live my skincare life by) is to check in what order the ingredients are listed. The higher up the ingredient is in the list, the more of it there is in the product. So, using this rule I can tell one thing for certain – the Pixi Clarity Tonic is better for sensitive skin. Why? The soothing ingredient, aloe, is the second one on the INCI. Whereas for Glossier it’s lactic acid followed by glycolic acid.
The simple answer here if you have very sensitive skin try Pixi and if you’re looking for something more exfoliating get Glossier. Me? I haven’t tried either and definitely want to. As soon as my next bottle of Glow Tonic runs out…
The Clarity Collection is available here.