Pixi Glow Tonic Vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution
I’ve been trying out the Pixi Glow Tonic and The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution for about 3 months now. Of course, not together! I’ve given an equal amount of time to both of these toners that contain glycolic acid.
So, here’s the battle of Pixi Glow Tonic Vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution. I’ll be reviewing them, comparing them and let you know whether the Ordinary Glycolic Acid is a dupe of Pixi Glow Tonic or not!
Pixi Glow Tonic Vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid
Pixi Glow Tonic: £18.00 (Rs.2950) for 250ml
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid: £6.80 (Rs.596) for 240ml
Pixi Glow Tonic Ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Caramel, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, CI 14700 (Red 4).
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Rosa damascena flower water, Centaurea cyanus flower water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Hexyl Nicotinate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Gellan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Both of their ingredients contain few similarities but are not exactly the same.
Similarities in Ingredients:
These are some of the ingredients both of them contain:
Water, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract,
Main Difference in Ingredients:
The Pixi Glow Tonic contains 5% Glycolic Acid whereas the Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution contains 7% Glycolic Acid. The later has a higher concentration of Glycolic Acid in it, hence it is a bit harsh on the skin than the Pixi Glow Tonic.
What Is Glycolic Acid?
Glycolic Acid is a great exfoliator that removes the outermost layer of dead cells. It is great for a better, brighter skin which we all want.
Glycolic Acid also helps in treating skin discoloration, skin scarring and signs of aging and fine lines. Glycolic Acid also unclogs your pores, thus loosening up the dead cell build-up. So, it reduces acne breakout
Glycolic Acid contains AHA which increases the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight and the possibility of Sunburn. So, make sure to use it only in the PM. You also need to use a heavy-duty sunscreen every day.
The main ingredient in both of these toners is Glycolic Acid.
Pixi Glow Tonic Review & The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review
How’s the Packaging?
The Pixi Glow Tonic comes in an orange cylindrical plastic bottle with a classic screw cap packaging. It also contains a dropper cap in it to control the amount of product you want to dispense. This packaging is the same in the 250 ml bottle as well. But in the supersized Glow Tonic that contains 500 ml, there’s a pump present in there.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid has a thick cylindrical bottle with an attachable nozzle cap and a normal screw cap. I love its nozzle screw cap because it lets you control the amount of product you want.
I found the Pixi Glow Tonic to be travel-friendly but the Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution is not at all travel-friendly because it is huge and there’s no travel-size option as well.
Color and Consistency:
The Pixi Glow tonic has an orange tint to it while The Ordinary Glycolic Acid has a pale yellow tint. Both of them have a similar liquid consistency.
Pixi Glow Tonic has a pleasant fragrance, (because there’s added Fragrance/Parfume in its ingredients) whereas the Ordinary Glycolic Acid has a strong chemical fragrance.
How to Use Them?
How to Use Pixi Glow Tonic?
You can apply either in the AM or PM. But I’d suggest that you use it in the PM. Since it has 5% Glycolic Acid in it, you can use it daily. UPDATE: Don’t use it daily if your skin feels a bit dry.
But start off by using it thrice a week and then gradually as your skin gets adapted to it, use it 4-5 times a week.
How to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid?
Use it in the PM and not more than once a day. But since The Ordinary Glycolic Acid has a higher percentage of Glycolic Acid than the Pixi Glow Tonic, so I’d suggest that you use it twice a week and then gradually increase it to four times a week.
What to use after The Ordinary Glycolic Acid? I use a gel moisturizer, either my Pixi pHenomenal Gel or Pond’s Super Light Gel or Palmers Coconut Water Moisturizer as all of them are soothing and hydrating Gel moisturizer. It calms my skin.
NOTE: When you apply it for the first time, it will sting a bit but after gradual application, your skin will adjust to its concentration
I have combination to dry skin, but pretty much on the normal side and I tried using it everyday (big mistake). It increases your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and is a bit harsher than the Pixi Glow Tonic, so I’d not recommend it for you to use it every day.
The Final Result of Pixi Glow Tonic Vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid:
Let’s see who wins in the Pixi Glow Tonic Vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Battle!
The Pixi Glow tonic is gentle on the skin than The Ordinary Glycolic Acid!
I’ve used both of them during the summers, autumn, and winter. The Pixi Glow tonic never stung by the skin. But while applying The Ordinary Glycolic Acid during winters, but skin felt so irritated and the stinging sensation was more so I stopped using it during winters.
The Pixi Glow Tonic reduces redness and bumps within a night
The Pixi Glow Tonic is a miracle product! When I used it for the first time, I had redness and a bump on my face. I’ve applied the Pixi Glow Tonic as a part of my Night Time Skin Care routine and when I woke up the next day, my redness was gone and so was the bump. I never saw such results with the Glycolic Acid Toner
The Glycolic Acid Toner does peel off dead skin and few facial hairs
While using the Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner, I noticed that it peeled off dead skin and facial hair which I did not notice while using the Pixi Glow Tonic
The winner for the Pixi Glow Tonic vs The Ordinary Glycolic Acid is the Pixi Glow tonic. I love my Pixi Glow Tonic more than The Ordinary Glycolic Acid toning solution. Pixi Glow Tonic is the best and effective Glycolic Acid toner and totally Worth the Hype!
Are they dupes?
No. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid is not a dupe of Pixi Glow Tonic. Pixi Glow Tonic is the gentle than The Ordinary Glycolic Acid and more effective. If you need one OG Glycolic Acid toner, get the Pixi one.
You can get the Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml for less than Rs.900 from CultBeauty.com rather than Sephora India where it is super priced. Just use the code CBWELCOME for free shipping on your first order. You don’t get charged customs under £10
Glycolic Acid FAQs
What percentage of glycolic acid is in Pixi glow tonic?
The Pixi Glow tonic contains 5% of Glycolic Acid
How often should I use glow tonic?
The Pixi Glow Tonic is advised to use both in the morning and evening. But you should use it totally during the night and you can use it once daily.
Can you use glycolic acid toner everyday?
You can use a 5% glycolic acid for daily use, but if you are starting out with acids, use a 5% glycolic acid for thrice a week. And you should stop using it daily if it starts to make your skin dry as it may lead to over-exfoliation
Should I moisturize after glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid with higher concentration can cause burning sensation on your skin, which can lead to dryness. So you should moisturize your skin with a hydrating moisturizer after using glycolic Acid
Do I wash off glycolic acid toner?
No, you don’t need to wash off glycolic acid toner as it is designed as a toner.
Can I use the ordinary glycolic acid everyday?
I’d not recommend you to use the Ordinary Glycolic Acid everyday as it can be a bit harsh if you used it daily. I’d say use it twice a week.
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