Pixi Skintreats Vitamin C Serum

16 October 2020

Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Serum


Pixi Beauty is famous for its variety of skincare ranges that all comes in a a packaging of green and another specific colour according to its range. It's one of the most instagramable brand because of it's colour blocking packaging. I myself plead guilty in this, I even don't have the heart to throw away any of it's old packaging. Anyways, back to the topic, Pixi's Vitamin C Serum is among it's Vitamin C range which includes a cleanser, toner, lotion and also a balm. They also added a few other varieties which you could check out in their website.



Vitamin C serums are usually the kind to use if you are looking for a potent kind of Vitamin C which mostly use Ascorbic Acid. So in Pixi's Vitamin C range, I was expecting a lot from this serum as they have a whole range of products for this ingredient.

What is Pixi Vitamin C Serum

It is basically a serum infused with Vitamin C which aims to give a more radiant glow and improve skin complextion. It basically is promoted with all the goodness of what Vitamin C provides including the ability to block radicals and harsh pollution.


What Pixi Claims For Its Vitamin C Serum

• Ferulic Acid and Vitamin-C work together to lessen the effects of damage caused by the sun.
• Creates a smoother complexion by improving the appearance of skin tone.
• Skin is soothed and hydrated with added Aloe Extract.
• Formulated with Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit Extracts.
• Suitable for all skin types
• Paraben-free
• Not tested on animals


Key Ingredients

• Vitamin C brightens & boosts collagen production
• Ferulic Acid provides Antioxidant protection
• Probiotics strengthen & balance

Product Details
Product: Pixi Skintreats Vitamin C Serum 
Price: $26 (RM107+)
Full Ingredient List:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Orange Fruit Extract, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol, Caffeine, Microcitrus Australis Fruit Extract, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Beta-Carotene, Lecithin, Citrus Glauca Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Junos Peel Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinol, Xanthan Gum, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Punica Granatum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polysorbate 20, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin


My Thoughts on Pixi Vitamin-C Serum

For this product, I ain't gonna give a review on it because I have stopped using it for quite some time already. I'm just posting up details here on my blog as a reference for me in the future. The reason why I stopped using this serum at first because I had a pretty bad breakout so I felt like my skin was pretty sensitive with the formulation Probably that was the reason, or it was because of my hormones back then. I'm still unsure. However, when my skin was back to normal, I felt like I needed Vitamin C again but turns out the serum has already oxidised. So the picture you see below is the serum that isn't good to be used anymore. You can see it's drastic change of colour.

It uses Ascorbic Acid for its Vitamin C which is paired with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. Making this serum to be more stable. But I'm surprised to see Retinol in the list which is supposed to be a big NO for Vitamin C but I assume that Pixi has found a stable formulation to include retinol as well. 

Other than that, it contains quite a number of fruit extracts and also essential oils, which makes this serum pretty harsh for those with sensitive skin. The main question is the percentage of Vitamin C it uses in the serum which I couldn't find. 

Packaging

It comes in Pixi's opaque green signature serum bottle with a yellow label for Vitamin C. Since the bottle is fully opaque, it should have made the serum last longer since it's away from light

Texture 

Its quite thick and a bit sticky after application

Scent-Wise

It has a very strong orange scent. I can't remember if it used to smell this way or because of its oxidised.

Overall Thoughts 

I'm feeling regrets because I wasn't able to finish of this serum before it got oxidised and that was less than 6 months. I'm not sure what really caused the serum to oxidise that quick but I suspect because of the heat and improper storage. 


Product Rating
Rate: 2/5
Repurchase: Probably No
Even if it wasn't oxidised, after going through the ingredients of the serum I feel that this may not be the best choice of Vitamin C that I'll be looking for. I'll probably go for Vitamin C that is potent with a list of ingredients that I feel best with.

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Till then peeps!

2 comments

  1. waa..pixi pun dah ada serum vit C laa..sisyat selalu tengok bedaknya je la :-)

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