Monday, 5 October 2015

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser


What is it?
'This active yet gentle cleanser with 5% glycolic acid exfoliates to reveal a glowing, healthier-looking skintone.'
It's a clay cleanser.

Who is it for?
All skin types except the most sensitive - it does contain glycolic acid.

What’s in it?
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Diatomaceous Earth, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, Lauroamphocarboxyglycinate and Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Squalane, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
glycolic acid - although that is rather the point :)
fragrance - essential oil based - non-synthetic

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Both

Tested on animals/sold in China?
No/No

What's not in it?
mineral oil
SLS

How do you use it?
This is definitely a second PM cleanse or a morning cleanse. OR a less-frequent mask for skins that need a little ooomph.
Either:
Apply a small amount (10p or a quarter for US readers) to dry skin - (the pack says damp skin but I prefer dry), massage in and remove with a warm flannel
Or:
Massage in to dry skin and leave for a few minutes - they clay starts to gently harden and it literally turns into a clay mask - which you then remove with a warm flannel

*A reader just asked me on twitter why you would need this if you have the Glow Mud Mask - the mask is a proper heavy-duty, clay/bentonite mask that is great for impurities and general mask-like duties that does not contain glycolic acid.
The cleanser is a cleanser that contains glycolic acid and clay to give it extra oomph. 
One is a cleanser that you can use as a quick mask. One is a proper mask.

What’s good about it?
This has the potential to be a cult product for Pixi. Think Ceramic Slip, except more clay, not foamy and much more affordable.
It does have a little kick - due to the glycolic, so if you don't like that feeling then it's not for you. It's not however, strong.
I use on those days when you want more of a deeper cleanse, or days when I have breakouts.

What’s not so good about it?
Not much so far - you couldn't use it around the eyes, but then that's pretty obvious.

Where to use in your routine?
AM or second cleanse PM.

Similar products?
Ceramic Slip - Sunday Riley
Glam Glow Super Cleanse

Sizes available and prices?
£18.00 for 135ml available from www.pixibeauty.co.uk/glow-mud-cleanser





41 comments:

  1. Thanks Caroline! I see cultbeauty also stock it,yay! Sounds like a cleanser that I definitely need on my bathroom shelf. Loving your vlogs by the way- such a treat to watch,you really are hilarious xx

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  2. Thanks Caroline. With the Glycolic in would this be OK to use in the morning before sun exposure (like proper sun on holiday ) and obviously using SPF after cleansing? X

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  3. Hi Caroline, just found your vlogs and its so refreshing that your so completely normal. I love the look of this especially as I was just about to take the plunge and buy the ceramic slip but am a bit skint! Would I still use an acid toner afterwards though?

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  4. Hi Caroline, loving the look of this especially as I was just about to buy the ceramic slip but am soooo skint! Do I still use an acid toner afterwards though like normal?

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  5. Must try it after I run out of my Ceramic Slip. I love that one, but a cheaper alternative is always welcome.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  6. Thanks Caroline. With the Glycolic in would this be OK to use in the morning before sun exposure (like proper sun on holiday ) and obviously using SPF after cleansing? X

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  7. How does it compare to the REN clay cleanser? And can you use this one around the eyes?

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    1. I have both the Ren and the Pixi clay cleansers. The Pixi cleanser, when used as Caroline described above, has more oomph.

      If you use it on damp skin, as per Pixi's instructions, it's pretty much the same as the REN one (and the Dermalogica clay cleanser too)

      I prefer the Pixi one - it's just got that certain something that makes it special!

      And I don't have particularly sensitive eyes, but I did get it too close and it stung, so I would say no it's not for around the eyes (but Caroline did point this out).

      Hope this helps X

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    2. I also prefer the Pixi one, having used both, it just feels like it's doing more.

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  8. I have an un-opened bottle of Ceramic Slip to use but will keep this in mind once I get thru that. I like to have a clay based cleanser on the go for when my skin is feeling congested.
    The Beauty Bloss

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  9. Wondering about the alcohol in the ingredients list..i prefer my skincare without it..what are your thoughts??

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    1. I'm not Caroline, but I do know she posted this on alcohol in products
      www.carolinehirons.com/2015/01/faqs-alcohol.html

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    2. There are no simple alcohols in this, only fatty alcohols, so you're fine.

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  10. Sounds brilliant, and an affordable price too....winner!
    I'll have to give this a go.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

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  11. Thank you so much, Caroline for another great cleanser review! But now, as you touched that in your post, underlining the difference between a clay mask and a cleanser containing acids - is it ok to use a mask containing both clay AND acid?

    http://againstandforward.blogspot.com

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    1. I would like to know this too. Is the acid still effective together with the mud? Whenever there is a product with acids as an ingredient it would be nice to know the pH as well. xx

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  12. Looking forward to trying this cleanser! Caroline can you please do a winter skincare post! How to switch over skincare for colder months ?? Thank you x

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    1. There is already a Winter Skin Cheat Sheet. If you are on a PC, it's on the top right of Caroline's front page x

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  13. When will this be available in US? Thanks

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    1. I wrote Pixi to ask this same question - They said in December

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  14. I'm pleased this gets your approval as I've been loving it lately and Sunday Riley is a little outside my budget! Pixi seem to have released so many new skin goodies lately, I'll definitely be checking them out more now they're in M&S :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  15. Wish you could get this in M&S in Ireland, tried the big one on Grafton street too they had the pixi make up but no skincare.

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    1. They do now, I saw it in there last wk!

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  16. Ooooh i wanna try this! Love your in depth reviews :)
    alicekatex

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  17. this one sounds great as well but I think I will first try the pixi glow mud mask as I have been wanting to try that for a long time and then will probably check this out.. :)

    Chic Peachy Pink

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  18. I wonder if there is really any point in using this for the glycolic acid. If it's on the skin for 5 minutes and only at a 5% concentration, will it actually do anything? I have serious doubts. I'm sure it's fine for the muddyness if you like it :)

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  19. I picked this up in M&S the other day and I've been really impressed with it so far, I like it much better than the similar REN mud cleanser.

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  20. Hello!
    Just wondering if you know of any acid exfoliators from the Far East?
    I live in Asia and the exchange rates of the pound and the greenback plus the shipping fees make even the more affordable ones like the FAB pads and the Pixi Glow Tonic cost up to $50-60.
    Can't afford to spend that much yet.. Was hoping you knew some other alternatives. Thanks :)

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    1. COSRX has quite enough collections of acid exfoliators. They are affordable and work well, though perhaps not as advanced as Sunday Riley.

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  21. "Tested on animals" is obvious, but does anyone know why the revies state whether a product is sold in China or not?

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    1. Caroline just did a post about this last week. That should explain it for you!

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  22. For exfoliating cleansers like this one, would it count as one exfoliation? So if you remove it with a flannel, that is another. And if you had removed your makeup with a flannel, you've already had three exfoliations in one night cleanse?

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  23. I bought this at the weekend and really like it, but I seem to have had a flair up around the base of my neck which I fear may be a reaction to the Glycolic (I use Liquid Gold all the time and have only ever reacted to it once, in exactly the same place and way - maybe I'm not using enough sunscreen afterwards??)
    Could you/ someone recommend a really good cleanser for sensitive skin that I could use whilst this clears up??
    Thanks!

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    1. REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk is lovely :)

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  24. Any info on weather or not it's going to be sold on the U.S. site?

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  25. Im definitely going to try this !! Good post xxxx PS please check out my blog i would really appreciate it http://www.thelittlelifestyleblog.com

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  26. Is this suitable for someone who has mild rosacea?

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