Pixi pHenomenal Gel Review

Pixi pHenomenal Gel Review
Pixi's pHenomenal Gel is a "balancing and pH neutralizing moisture gel. Soothing gel helps to balance and stabilize skin pH. For all skin types." This pH friendly moisturizer contains 50ml (1.7 fl oz) and retails for $24US/£24GBP/$46AUD. Pixi is cruelty free. This moisturizer was made in Korea.

Pixi's pHenomenal Gel comes in a simple spring green squeeze tube. I feel like this is too soft of a tube for this product's consistency, it's easy to squeeze out too much. I'd love to see pHenomenal Gel come in a pumped squeeze tube like most of Pixi's other moisturizers do. Beyond that, I find the packaging aesthetically pleasing, and I enjoy the product's punny name. I don't believe that this moisturizer's tube is recycable.

pHenomenal Gel is a medium weight white gel that feels wet and cooling upon application. This pH balancing moisturizer sinks in quickly and imparts a dewy glow, but it leaves behind a slightly tacky finish for about 10-15 minutes after. Pixi's pHenomenal Gel is nicely hydrating, and has been keeping my skin in good condition - it's done wonders for repairing and maintaining my moisture barrier. Since I've started using this pH friendly product, my skin has been calmer and less reactive, and I've had fewer breakouts.

Pixi's pHenomenal Gel has a base of water, glycerin, and other humectants. Vitamins A, B5, C, & E make appearances on the ingredient list, coupled with excellent botanical extracts like aloe, cucumber, chamomile, ginseng, blueberry, and  horse chestnut. pHenomenal Gel is fragrance free - a rarity among Pixi products, but a wise choice considering the product's pH friendly concept.

In my opinion, Pixi's pHenomenal Gel is a great lightweight but hydrating moisturizer for normal to oily skin, especially for the warmer months. I don't feel like this moisturizer would satisfy dry skin's demands. I think this is a great product to reach for if you've recently over exfoliated, regardless of your skin type, so soothe and rebalance the skin.

I like Pixi's pHenomenal Gel a lot! Though it's a little joyless in application, it has done my skin a lot of good. I won't be repurchasing this moisturizer immediately, but I do intend on picking up another tube in summer, I think it could really help me if I end up battling fungal acne again. If you have a compromised moisture barrier, a bad habit of using too many harsh products, or just want a good gel moisturizer, Pixi's pHenomenal Gel is a great mid-range option.

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Betaine, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isododecane, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Isohexadecane, Trehalose, Panthenol, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA

Disclosure:
This product was sent to me for review by Pixi. My opinions were not influenced by Pixi or any other third parties

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