The only reason this brand was on my mind was because I received the brow palette that was too light for me in my September Ipsy, and ended up giving it to a friend. Target had this product in its weekly ad a couple weeks ago, and then I saw a few bloggers mention it in their recent posts. When I asked one of the bloggers how she liked the Glow Tonic, she responded that it helped fade her acne scars, and I was completely on board! I made sure to pick it up a few days ago and put it on my highest priority of products to use. My face has already been getting more dry with the change in weather, to the point where I had to switch to my “dry skin” foundation, and it has been 5 days since I’ve been using this toner in the morning and evening.
Just to give some facts about the product — It’s $15 for 3.4 oz (perfectly acceptable carry-on size), so it isn’t exactly on the drug-store cheap side, especially for a product sold at a discount retailer. They also sell a larger size on Pixi’s website for $29, although it didn’t specify for how much product. My initial impression was that it was getting used pretty quickly, but maybe I just need to learn how to use products like this sparingly again, as it’s been awhile since I’ve used toner on a regular basis.
The product claims to brighten your complexion and remove dead skin cells, all while being alcohol free! I’ve been using it after a gentle cleanser, and the first couple of days of using it, I noticed that my skin was not as red as it usually tends to be after I wash my face. Another plus about the product is the smell, which is actually quite pleasant despite it containing Glycolic.
So…what’s the verdict after 5 days? I really think that it has done a great job of smoothing my face’s surface. Even though I try to exfoliate every 2-3 days, I still always have some patches of dryness along my jawline. The Glow Tonic hasn’t completely relieved these areas, but I’ve noticed a huge difference in how soft my face feels in the morning and evening, and how much more receptive it is to moisturizers and even my foundation. I’m not sure if I’ll see more dramatic results the longer I use it, but usually the first week’s impression is really important for a product, and I’m really happy to report this has lived up to my expectations.
I highly recommend checking this product out if you’ve never really used toners or saw a purpose for them. This completely changed my mind, and I think it’s because in the past I used some toners from Shiseido that didn’t work for me, which completely turned me off. Please let me know if you’ve tried or are currently using this product, and what your thoughts are.
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