I’ve been able to discover quite a few gems from the Pixi skincare line in the past few years, all thanks to the brand for providing me the products to try without any obligations to post.
And today, I’m going to talk about the product which has become one of my favorite first cleansers. The Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser was the one product that stood out for me from their Vitamin-C range (which was overall quite boring for me). I’ve already finished the 3 oz bottle and I’ll be talking in detail about my experience with this cleanser and whether I recommend it to you.
Ingredients & What they do?
The ingredients list is rich in antioxidants. Since I do rinse it off after cleansing my skin, I am not sure how much of the benefits I’m getting out of these, or if any at all.
But here are some of the ingredients that caught my attention:
- Ascorbic Acid, Ferulic Acid – antioxidants and skin brightening
- Lactic Acid, Willow Bark Extract – very mild exfoliation
- Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate – hydration
- Lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel oil – for the smell, CAN react with very sensitive skin
- PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides – Surfactants. Most important ingredient because at the end of the day it is a cleanser that needs a cleansing agent.
Pixi doesn’t disclose the strength of the ingredients but I feel they’re at a lower strength and formulated well enough to work for every skin type.
The packaging of the Pixi Vitamin-C cleanser has my heart. All you have to do is take a cotton pad, gently press it at the top to drench the pad with the cleanser. And then wipe your face. It’s so convenient and easy to use which makes it perfect even for lazy, tired, or sick days.
Price: $18/ INR 2000 for 150ml
Availability: Pixi Beauty US and Pixi at Cult Beauty
How it feels & smells?
The Pixi juice cleanser has a watery texture and sweet citrusy smell. In winters my skin gets quite dry and that’s when I witnessed how it just sinks in beautifully without leaving a trace. But the rest of the year when I’m my oily self, it leaves a film on the skin which makes me jump immediately to my second cleanser.
My Experience With Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser
When it comes to taking off the gunk, trust me it does a marvellous job! Even when I’m wearing a full face of makeup! However, I don’t own waterproof mascara so I am not sure how it’d work with that.
It does require a lot of cotton pads and I have to go over my face multiple times and that’s why I prefer oil-cleansing to remove heavy makeup. That’s just more convenient. But I adore the Pixi Vitamin-C Cleanser on regular days when there’s just sunscreen and light makeup. I need one cotton pad and I’m done.
Just a thumbs up, don’t even accidentally lick your lips after removing the lipstick with this. It tastes BITTER!
Pixi claims that their cleanser also brightens the skin but I’ve only used it as a first cleanse so I don’t know if that is true. Also, for brightening, I’d very much prefer my serums to do that job, not cleansers.
The Pixi Peel & Polish is, in fact, an actually great wash-off product that not just brightens the skin, but also softens it.
How to use the Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser?
I’d say think of this cleanser as a micellar water that you can use to remove the grime, sunscreen, makeup off of your face.
A wonky tip: I prefer to keep the juice cleanser on my bedside table with some cotton rounds so I don’t forget to clean my skin before dozing off, no matter how tired I am.
These are the different ways to use the Pixi Vitamin-C Cleanser:
- You can use it as a first cleanser in your double cleansing routine to take off makeup, sunscreen, and dirt.
- If you have dry skin, you can just use it as a standalone cleanser in your morning skincare routine.
The directions say that you don’t need to rinse after but I can’t do that, except on the nights I’m too tired to leave my bed.
As I mentioned, on my oily skin, it leaves a film behind so I HAVE to follow up with a second cleanser (Pixi Glow Cleansing Gel) or at least rinse my face with water. And then do the rest of my skincare routine.
Also, I think if you are wearing makeup, you’d want to follow up with a second cleanser, irrespective of your skin type, to ensure you’ve taken off every last trace from your face.
Final Verdict On Pixi Vitamin C Cleanser
If you’re looking for a micellar water to take off sunscreen and light makeup at the end of the day, or if you want a morning cleanser for your dry skin, the Pixi Vitamin-C cleanser is a very good choice.
While I do like the way it works and the packaging, it’s not something that I will repurchase, given the number of similar cleansers to try in the market… sometimes even for cheaper. But that’s just me! I love exploring different products so I can continue writing content for you.
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Pros of pixi vitamin c cleanser
- Takes off dirt, makeup, and sunscreen well
- Doesn’t clog pores
- Doesn’t dry out the skin
- Didn’t trigger my acne-prone, sensitive skin
- Convenient packaging
- Contains antioxidants and probiotics
Cons of pixi vitamin c cleanser
- Contains a lot of essential oils which can trigger sensitive skin especially when used as a leave-in product
- Leaves a film on oily skin so rinse it, despite what the brand says
- Not very convenient for heavy makeup removal
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