On the recommendation of one of my lovely friends who was having just a blast with the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser, I finally pulled my finger out and bought it. Caroline Hirons put up a lovely review of this cleanser last October, highlighting its similarities to the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip, which is an eye-watering £35. The Pixi cleanser has been out of stock on their site for an AGE, but you can get it from lots of places: Look Fantastic, Beauty Expert and HQ HAir, all for £18. I picked up mine from M&S obviously, because I love M&S. Every so often, they run a 20% off skincare and make-up deal, and you can get free delivery to any of their stores so it often works out to be the cheapest option. I'll 100% be repurchasing this thick, creamy cleanser once this one's dried up, and here's why friends:
- It contains 5% Glycolic Acid to exfoliate (woohoo) but is gentle and absolutely won't fry your face off.
- Almost immediately, I noticed a difference in my skin's texture - it was much, much smoother.
- You can use it as a mask, if you leave it on for ten minutes or so.
- It provides a really deep clean and unclogs pores like a dream.
- It's fantastic for skins like mine: temperamental, oily and a bit gross.
- You get heaps in a tube so even though it's £18, it's good value.
It's not brilliant at taking makeup off, so I use it for a second cleanse of an evening (after my DHC Deep Cleansing Oil), and in the morning. It's very clarifying - leaving healthier, more glowing skin in its wake, which is obviously fantastic. Next on the wish-list, the Overnight Glow Serum. Donations welcome.