Hype Hound: Is Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost As Good As They Say? | Clozette


Almost a year ago, I decided to give the very popular Pixi Glow Tonic a try. You can read about my full review here, but in a nutshell, this exfoliant slash toner lived up to the hype. It took only a few days for me to see the results, which is nothing short of a skincare miracle! After finishing a small bottle, my skin was noticeably smoother and brighter. That's why when I heard about Pixi Beauty's sheet mask version of this product, I knew I had to try it. Not to mention that it's been getting rave reviews on various beauty websites. Keep reading to find out if the Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost is as good as they say.


Formulation, claims and usage


The ingredients of the Glow Glycolic Boost is very similar to those of the Pixi Glow Tonic. All of the essences and actives are still there such as aloe leaf juice, glycolic acid, witch hazel and ginseng extracts. But other plant-based ingredients were also added like Camellia Sinensis leaf and Japonica Root extracts. All in all, it's basically a sheet mask dipped in a less concentrated (in terms of glycolic acid) formula of the toner variety.



On Pixi Beauty's website, they claim that this product will help you give a more luminous complexion and keep the skin in good health. Unlike the Pixi Glow Tonic, this one isn't marketed to help with hyperpigmentation or skin texture but it does promise a dose of hydration. Interesting!


As for usage, there really are no instructions on how frequent you should use these sheet masks to get results. With that, I just carried on with my usual weekly skincare routine and that includes putting on a sheet mask only once a week. 


Packaging and scent


Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost i


In terms of pricing, the Glow Glycolic Boost can be considered to be on the mid-range at USD10/~SGD13.69 per box (contains three sheet masks). There's nothing fancy about the packaging, just your straight-up sheet mask packed in individual packets. Moving on to the scent, it's got the same powdery smell as the Pixi Glow Tonic but it's much less prominent, so it won't upset even those who are strongly averse to fragrance.


Results: Is it worth the hype?


The Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost does deliver on the hydration. My skin is plump and bouncy the morning after. However, I didn't see any significant brightening or luminous effect. Sure, my skin became a tinge brighter but it's barely noticeable. It could be because I was only using this mask once a week and an increased frequency in usage could make a difference in the long run. However, if you want to have that instant glow, the original Pixi Glow Tonic is still the best choice, in my opinion.


Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost

Trying on the Pixi Glow Glycolic Boost


Overall, I would say that although the Glow Glycolic Boost didn't give me that instant glow, it's still a good and affordable sheet mask that you can slap on during your relaxation sessions for a great hydration boost. And who knows? We all have different skin types so this sheet mask might do the trick for you.


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There's just something about swiping on some lipstick that elevates our mood, no matter how challenging a day, a week or a month has been. It delivers confidence and a surge of energy that is simple yet fascinating.


Given this, PETA-certified cruelty-free and natural beauty and lifestyle brand Human Nature came up with their line of 'my lips but better' (MLBB) lipsticks with this idea in mind. Officially released earlier this year but only made its formal debut last May, these lippies are already causing buzz among Human Nature patrons for their high colour pay-off and non-drying formula. But these lipsticks are more than just another tube on the block.


Lipsticks that remind us we are 'Made To Bloom'


Human Nature's Made To Bloom line is composed of five Filipino skin tone-matching shades aligned with values that every woman aspire to channel every day: Grace (pink nude), Wisdom (light tan), Strength (chestnut brown), Warmth (brick red), and Joy (rosy nude). Its aim is not just to jump on the whole 'my lips but better' trend but also to remind women that they are 'beautifully, wonderfully made to bloom' — even in moments when they forget it themselves. 


Human Nature Made To Bloom Swatches

Left to right: The five shades of the Made To Bloom lipstick range retails for PHP495/~USD9.50 each; the swatches from top to bottom are Grace, Strength, Warmth, Joy, and Wisdom. 


“We are all journeying to become more and more who we are... magnificent creatures made to spread love and create beauty in our lives,” shares Anna Meloto-Wilk, co-founder and president of Human Nature, when asked about the brand's vision on creating this lipstick line. 


The lipsticks are infused with cocoa butter and passion fruit seed oil, which gives it a moisturising creamy matte finish fit for all-day wear. Plus, as always with Human Nature products, no mineral oil, carmine, synthetic dyes or other toxic chemicals are involved in making these gorgeous lippies. Even the packaging comes in a sturdy and beautifully designed paper packaging to lessen the use of plastic. Great news for our eco-warrior ladies out there, too.


Human Nature Made To Bloom Lipstick Photo


So if you're looking for your next MLBB shade, why not grab a tube (or two) from Human Nature's Made To Bloom lipstick line? Maybe you can even pick the shade name that embodies your most prized value as an empowered woman for that daily dose of inspiration and motivation.


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It’s the first Monday of the month and new things are coming our way! It’s just been a few days since our last roundup, but tons of exciting updates have already popped up. Aside from the fact that Taylor Swift showed support for Equality on Instagram, there are lots of news bites that you might have missed this weekend. Read on to find out the latest happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

 

Taylor Swift showed support for equality for Pride month



In the past years, the singer has avoided voicing out her political opinions, much to the disappointment of some fans. That’s why her recent activities come as a welcome surprise to all. In honour of Pride month this June, the singer takes to Instagram to share her advocacy. Taylor Swift showed support for equality by posting a letter to a Tennessee Senator and her followers to urge them to fight for the Equality Act. Aside from that, the singer wore a rainbow-coloured ensemble at her 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango performance. Whether she’ll speak about other issues soon, only time will tell.


Christian Louboutin Beauty is finally in Singapore


Taylor Swift showed support for equality and Christian Louboutin Beauty launching in Singapore are the latest news this week

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colours, SGD142 each


The Parisian beauty house is finally bringing their beauty collections to the Lion City. Add boldness to your looks with their upcoming lip, eye, and nail collections that will surely bring empowering colour to the wearer. With tons of their products available in matte and metallic, you’ll have a lot of shades to choose from. Christian Louboutin Beauty will officially open on 1 July at TANGS at Tang Plaza Level 1.


Beyoncé channels the Lion Queen at the Wearable Art Gala



It’s not until next month shall we see Disney’s live-action adaptation of Lion King on the silver screen, but we’re already treated to a real-life Lion Queen, courtesy of Queen Bey. Beyoncé channelled her character, Nala, as she attended the recent Wearable Art Gala. The singer came to the event wearing a gold sequined catsuit with a big lion on the bodice. Hosted by the singer's mum, Tina Knowles-Lawson, the annual event had “A Journey to the Pride Lands” as its theme to celebrate the upcoming film. The singer took things up a notch by posting a clip of her daughter, Blue Ivy, lip-syncing to The Circle of Life.



Lush launches their first-ever makeup brush collection


Woman uses a vegan brush to apply makeup

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Lush has always been there to depend on if we’re in search of eco-friendly beauty products. As if that wasn’t enough, the brand decided to extend its range and produce make-up brushes. This new collection will be vegan and 100 per cent cruelty-free, made up of recyclable and biodegradable materials. These makeup brushes, however, stray from the colourful and glittery theme their products always seem to have. All are plain black-and-gold, but they’re surely looking luxurious and soft to touch.


(Cover photo from: @taylorswift)




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