Ring the alarms: FINALLY landing in the U.S. and available exclusively at Target is the first skincare line from Pixi by Petra. Skintreats features an all-new line of natural products that nourish skin and set the base for a fresh face and glowing skin. If the rest of the Skintreats line is anything like the Cult Classic Pixi Glow Tonic, I knew I would be in for a treat.If you have been following me on Snapchat, you saw my trip to Target to check out the display, and you got to see a sneak peek of some of the items I tested as a TargetStyle Influencer. With lots of new launches coming this spring, I’m excited to take you all along with me as I share a bit about my personal beauty style in this partnership with Target. On the agenda today, let’s chat about what I love from the Skintreats line.
If you have been hanging with me awhile, it’s no secret that skincare is where my heart is when it comes to beauty products, and that keeping my skin healthy, glowing and wrinkle-free is where it’s at. Things have been quiet on the blog lately because life has been hectic, to say the least. Corporate work life is taking its toll on me, and by the end of the day, I’m beat. All I want to do at the end of a long day is grab a glass of wine and de-stress. Oh, but wait—things aren’t that simple. The hustle and bustle don’t always stop the minute I walk through the door, so I treasure the all-about-me time I have in the bathroom after a long day to wind down. Is this what being an adult has come to—cherishing an escape in the bathroom? I look forward to the evening wind down after dinner, especially when the Mr. is on dishes duty. With a little help from my new favorites from Pixi, I get to have a mini spa experience with my cleansing routine and treat my skin with products that nourish and repair, setting the base for glowing, radiant skin.
On my journey to complexion perfection, I have fallen in love with cleansing oils and balms. I can’t get enough, and I seriously wonder what took me so long to start using them. I may be the only freak who looks forward to taking off my makeup at the end of the day, but there is just something about starting my evening skincare routine by massaging the rich, buttery goodness of Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm into my skin. Weird, I know.
The shea butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E give this balm a nice texture that just melts into the skin, breaking up the makeup, dirt, and any grime off my face. As I massage the butter into my dry skin, it transforms into this light oil and melts everything away to deep clean. For a mini spa-like experience, I prefer to let a warm, wet washcloth sit on my face for a minute and then wipe everything off. My skin is left feeling clean, nourished, and moisturized, and my mood is relaxed.
My skin has a troubled section—that spot under my eyes where my cheeks meet the sides of my nose tends to get congested. My skin responds well to products with glycolic acid; it helps break up the congestion and clear the clogged pores. I fell in love with the golden-hued, magical Pixi Glow Tonic, containing 5% glycolic acid, and the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, containing 10% glycolic acid. After using it for just a few days, the congestion and clogged pores were a distant memory. Although the Pixi Glow Tonicis an exfoliation toner, it’s alcohol-free and didn’t irritate or dry out my skin. Soothing and calming aloe vera helps to balance things out.
On days where I wear heavy makeup, I change up the routine a bit. After massaging the day away with the cleansing balm, I follow up with a deep pore cleansing using the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser. This mud cleanser is like no other mud cleanser I have ever used. The mud detoxifies but the hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and avocado oil nourish and hydrate. My skin loves this combination that tackles the grime but doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped.
There is a reason they call it beauty sleep; our skin does most of its hard work at night. I don’t want to over nourish and interfere with that process, but I also don’t want to leave my skin bare. Applying the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, enriched with cucumber and aloe vera extract, in the evening sets the stage for my skin cells to repair, and vitamins A, C, and E help nourish and regenerate my skin overnight. The 10% glycolic acid and arginine help reduce the appearance of my fine lines and fade my hyperpigmentation.
Sleep has been my best friend this winter. The struggle to get out of my nice, warm bed is oh so real. To mask up for catching a few extra minutes of beauty sleep, I had to simplify my morning makeup routine. It’s no big deal to me now, though, since I have been more about that glowing life than the cake-face life.
I can get away with just tinted moisture lately because my skin has been in order. With all the nourishment my skin is getting overnight, in the morning I can keep things simple. These three products have become my go-to trio, and I’m now contemplating what life before them was.
It all started with the mist. My skin is normal to combination with a few dry spots, and it was in need of a little something to give it a boost and set the stage for better absorption of my serums. The Pixi Ultra-Light Hydrating Milky Mist has transformed my thirsty skin. Hyaluronic acid plumps my skin, and the vitamin A rejuvenates. I almost feel like my skin comes to life as I spritz this mist on my face. I have an obsession with skin mists and serums, and I couldn’t resist picking all three from Pixi. Each serves its own purpose in my lineup. From prepping my face for serum with the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist to setting my makeup with the Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist to going for the fresh-faced, dewy look with the Pixi Glow Mist, each one of them is fabulous.
While my skin is still damp from the mist, I follow with the lightweight Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum, and here we go—the fresh face transformation has begun. The sweet rose flower extract, oil-balancing jojoba oil, and aloe vera nourish while the glycerin helps trap moisture, giving my formerly parched skin a hydration boost and a nice, natural, healthy glow.
Okay, where are my Snapchat users? You know that one filter on the app that makes you look like an alien but it blurs your skin just so perfectly, so you use it anyway? Have you ever wondered if someone could bottle up that magic and offer it in a product? Well, ladies, stop paying for that filter and get yourself a tube of Pixi Glowtion Day Dew. This Pixi Glowtion Day Dewis a nourishing and illuminating skin-perfecting cream and my new best friend.
The Pixi Glowtion Day Dew is the dull-skin booster that hydrates my skin and blurs imperfections without feeling like it is just sitting on top of my skin. This product is magic, I tell you; it makes my skin glow. I love the Pixi Glowtion Day Dew for days when I‘m going for a natural look, but it’s also a hydrating, illuminating base for full-face makeup days. Whatever your makeup preference, this product is going to give you that lit-from-within GLOW.
Glycolic acid was a recurring theme in much of the Skintreats lineup. Glycolic acid is a key ingredient for getting skin that is clear and glowing. The Pixi Skintreats line gives the opportunity to get this skin-clearing ingredient in varying strengths; pretty much every skin type and need are covered. Anyone can easily customize a skincare routine with this line. The beautifully packaged products of the Pixi Skintreats collection bring quality skincare at a moderate price, so there isn’t any reason we all can’t have glowing skin.
As if you needed another excuse to head to Target, I just gave you one.