When listing her favorite drugstore skin-care products, KKW mentioned Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic.
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Kim Kardashian might use thousands of dollars' worth of skin-care products, but she's not above a good drugstore haul either. Case in point: This $9 face cleanser that she swears by. Back when she had an app (RIP), Kardashian shouted out another affordable find as one of her favorite drugstore skin-care products: Pixi Skin Treats Glow Tonic (Buy It, $30, target.com). As she wrote in her post at the time, "You can still find really effective skin-care items without having to spend a lot of money"—and this legendary exfoliating toner is proof.
You've probably come across London-based brand Pixi Beauty while browsing Target. Kim's pick, the Glow Tonic, is the brand's bestselling product. While it's technically a "toner," the product's main draw is its 5 percent concentration of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is an exfoliant (an AHA to be exact) that dissolves dead skin cells to leave behind even and glowy skin. What's more, it keeps moisture levels up, can help stimulate collagen production over time, and has anti-inflammatory effects. (Related: The One Skin-Care Product Kim Kardashian Uses Every Single Day)
The Pixi Glow Tonic also contains aloe vera, which hydrates and soothes, and red ginseng to combat hyperpigmentation. It's cruelty-free, meant for all skin types, and doesn't contain any alcohol, which tends to make toners more drying. (FYI, here are the best toners for every skin type.)
Other famous fans of the product include Ellie Goulding and Jourdan Dunn—who told InStyle that after using the toner, "Instantly, your face looks brighter." The subreddit r/SkincareAddiction (ICYMI, it's a group of skin-care junkies on Reddit) lists it as a glycolic acid product recommendation. Further proof that the product is skin-care gold: Pixi Beauty's website has pages of 5-star reviews. "I'm using this toner since 2017 and I never looked back," one reads. "It improved my skin texture immensely and helped me reduce my dryness and dullness. I use it every morning and it leaves my skin feeling super clean, toned and plump."