Pixi Beauty Sleep Cream Review

Pixi's Beauty Sleep Cream is a "night recovery cream with 100% natural mango butter to protect and nourish skin while you sleep. Rich in vitamins A, C, & E to effectively combat free radicals. Fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich, gentle & soothing.". One of Pixi's original Skin Treats, I decided to pick it up during my first visit to Parramatta's new Sephora store. This night cream contains 35ml (1.18 fl oz) and retails for $35 at Sephora, David Jones, Cult Beauty, and Adore Beauty. Pixi is cruelty free. This moisturizer was made in Korea.

In typical Pixi fashion, Beauty Sleep Cream comes in a spring green squeeze tube with a seemingly convenient pump. The product name and directions for use are printed on the tube, with additional information available on the box. I called the pump seemingly convenient, because while I typically love pump dispensers, I find this one to be kinda fussy - sometimes it dispenses product perfectly, and others it doesn't expel anything! After using about half of the tube I ended up taking the pump top off and squeezing product out. Packaging was a miss for me, made worse by the fact that it doesn't seem to be recyclable.

Pixi's Beauty Sleep Cream is a pearlescent white cream with an airy, almost whipped texture. Dubbed a "rich night treatment", I was surprised to find out that Beauty Sleep Cream is actually quite light - it practically melts onto the skin and absorbs immediately. This moisturizer is softening and lightly hydrating, with the pearly finish giving a temporary dewy look to the skin. Beauty Sleep Cream wasn't enough for my skin, I preferred to use it as a day time moisturizer, but never felt satisfied with it. I think this moisturizer would be best for normal to combo skin; dry skin will likely need more moisture than this product can provide, while oily or easily congested skin would probably appreciate an even lighter formula.

My skin doesn't like something about this moisturizer, but I can't exactly put my finger on what ingredient(s) are causing the issue. Pixi's Beauty Sleep Cream causes me to get a bit red on my cheeks, and makes any acne I have become itchy and slightly inflamed. This moisturizer doesn't seem to cause any new breakouts to occur, but it definitely upsets the ones I already have. The worst part about my reaction to Pixi's Beauty Sleep Cream is that I didn't even notice that it was causing these issues until after I stopped using it for a while! I took a break from Beauty Sleep Cream for a few weeks, then went back to it before writing up this review and noticed how detrimental it was to my skin. The negative effects are so subtle after only a day or two, but they definitely compound and take my skin to a bad place after more than a couple of days.

Beauty Sleep Cream's formula is mostly relatively straightforward in it's base - water, and common emollients like stearic acid, glyercin, and glycols, shea butter, and squalane. The preservative phenoxyethanol (which signals concentrations of less than 1%) is sandwiched between a few texture enhancers. Now here's where Pixi starts mixing in the botanical extracts like soothing chamomile and gentian extracts and richly moisturizing mango seed butter, maple extract, and olive oil. The ingredient list caps out with a blend of  lavender and citrus essential oils that are likely just included as a fragrance. Personally, I'd rather not see these essential oils on an ingredient list, as they do more harm than good and can cause photosensitivity in the skin. They do, however, provide a pleasant herbal lavender scent.

Pixi's Beauty Sleep Cream is a miss for me, unfortunately. I still can't pin down the ingredient(s) that caused it to disagree to my skin, despite combing the ingredient list for my known for my known irritation triggers. I suspect it may be the essential oil blend. On top of the underwhelming results and irritation Beauty Sleep Cream causes me, I also went through this 35ml tube far too fast for my liking. I think Pixi has superior moisturizers in their line, so I suggest skipping Beauty Sleep Cream and picking up the Rose Ceramide Cream instead.

Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glacier Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Allantoin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Octyldodecanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Disodium EDTA, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT

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