Pixi Glow Tonic vs. Glossier Solution

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*Both brands are certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Kayla says:Glossier is $24 for 4.4 oz & Pixi is $15 for 3.4 oz. Pixi doesn't have much of a smell. Glossier has a strong herbal scent but it wasn't off putting at all. Packaging wise I like Glossier's better only because it has a pump that you can put your cotton round on and just push down for product. 2 pumps is enough to cover your whole face. The only downside of this packaging is that it isn't travel friendly if you don't keep the little plug that it came with - if you tip it upside down solution does seep out. The plug is so small that I know eventually I would lose it. Pixi's packaging is fine it has a screw off lid and you do have to shake the product out onto your cotton round. 3 shakes & I had enough product on my round to cover my whole face. Pixi markets their tonic as having 5% Glycolic Acid as the active ingredient. Glossier markets their solution as having 10% AHA/BHA/PHA Salicylic Acid. However on the packaging it states that 0.5% of that 10% is Salicylic Acid as the active ingredient. The rest you do not know the exact ratios of the active acids. Pixi does not have Salicylic Acid in their formula. Personally, I don't like using Salicylic Acid on a daily basis as it's very drying for my skin. & with a toner you usually want to use it every day. I cannot use Glossier every day without my skin feeling very, very tight. Pixi does not do that to my skin. I do notice with both products that pores become smaller & my skin does seem a bit brighter. Salicylic Acid does help with acne however in the end it's not worth using every day if your skin starts to become dry & sensitive. Personally I don't really think these a dupes for each other as they have completely different active ingredients. If you do not have a sensitivity to Salicylic Acid & enjoy using it purchasing Glossier may be better for you. My personal preference is to stick with Pixi and my personal opinion is that these products are nothing alike.

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I love pixi brand over all so I’m a bit bias. But love this pixi one.

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