Pixi Rose Caviar Essence Review

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence Review
Pixi says their Rose Caviar Essence is full of "concentrated flower oils suspended in a weightless serum-essence melt onto skin. Delivers fresh botanicals to nourish and hydrate, restoring skin's brightness for immediate and long term radiance." This hydrating serum contains 45ml (1.52 fl oz) and retails for $38AUD/$24USD/£26. Pixi products are cruelty free. This product is made in Korea.

Pixi's Rose Caviar Essence comes housed in a translucent pink squeeze tube with a spring green twist off cap. The brand logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube in metallic rose gold lettering; directions for use are included on the opposite side. Packaging is pretty, functional, and recyclable - my only complaint is that the lettering rubs off quite quickly - a common issue within Pixi's range.

I was super excited to give Pixi's Rose Caviar Essence a try - this hydrating serum is hyped to hell and back - but right off the bat I was completely underwhelmed. The Rose Caviar Essence is a thin clear gel with rosy red particles suspended in it - it's a fun presentation, I'm a sucker for serums with little floaty bits. But that's kinda where my positive impressions end. This serum is very lightweight and feels extremely wet - it's almost like splashing water onto your face - cool, wet, refreshing...and then nothing. No matter how quickly I applied a moisturizer or heavier hydrating product on top of Pixi's Rose Caviar Essence, it always felt like it evaporated right off. Even after using the entire tube, I can't pinpoint if this product did anything for me - I'm fairly certain that it yielded no results at all. If anything, Rose Caviar Essence added a negligible amount of hydration - not enough for me to see or feel an effect. Several times I applied it to just one half of my face, hoping to notice something, but I never did.

 Rose Caviar Essence contains a ton of plant oils and extracts mixed into a water and glycerin base. While some moisturizing oils like macadamia, soybean, jojoba, grapeseed, sunflower, and olive oil are included, a lot of the added extracts don't have many benefits beyond adding fragrance. Beragmot, ylang ylang, and geranium oils, which are commonly considered irritants, are some of the first botanicals on the ingredient list. Soothing ingredients like aloe and vitamin e are present lower down, closer to the texture enhancing and preservative ingredients. While no added fragrance is present in Rose Caviar Essence, the floral ingredients provide a lovely light rose scent.

Pixi's Rose Caviar Essence is fun to use, pretty to look at, but nothing more - at least in my opinion. This hydrating serum had no noticeable impact on my skin (good or bad). I really don't understand how this serum has so many positive reviews - is it purely just the aesthetic appeal? It has to be. As a whole, I love Pixi products, but I can't help but feel like this product is just filler in their otherwise wonderful line of rose infused products. I would recommend Neutrogena's HydroBoost Multi-Vitamin Booster for a similar experience with superior results.


Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinenesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Tromethamine, Chlorphenesin,1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxide (CI 77491).

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

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