Review: Pixi Milky Remedy Mask
In my mind, there are certain products that completely scream ‘Summer’ and others that are most definitely ‘Winter’ products, and then all the rest are a collection of trans-seasonal bits that I reach for all year round. But there are very few products that remind me quite so strongly of Summer as the Pixi Milky Remedy Mask, but still have me reaching for them when the weather is grey and frosty, and I’m cozied up in fluffy socks and my dressing gown.
What Makes It Special:
The Pixi Milky Remedy Mask’s faint lemony scent, wobbly jelly consistency and cold application on the skin really do scream Summer for me, and I can see this becoming a daily fixture when the January heat hits and my skin is feeling seriously temperature affected. It contains Coconut Water, Oat Extract and Chamomile, all of which helps soothe skin, reduce redness and calm irritation, which is why despite first appearances it’s a calendar rebelling product for me. It also contains Sea Buckthorn for it’s added hydration and redness minimising properties.
Why I Like It:
This has an incredible cooling effect on the skin, which helps reduce puffiness and redness/flushing instantly and for that reason, I like using it first thing in the morning before going on with the rest of my AM routine to bring down that ‘morning inflation’ that I often wake up with. As someone who gets serious redness and has cheeks that radiate heat when I exercise, this has been great to use post-shower after a workout too. The cold, jelly consistency just calms everything down and makes my skin feel comfortable again straight away.
What I Don’t Like About It:
A few things actually, let’s start with the superficial. The scent could be better, it’s got an almost lemonade fragrance that is a little sickly for me, and the handle of the nifty spoon on the side of the pint-shaped packaging actually broke on the second use, but it still does the job.
More importantly, I don’t think of this as a ‘hydrating’ mask, which is one of its main claims. A thick jelly isn’t really penetrating into your skin in the same way that a hydrating serum or nourishing oil can, so the idea that you’re going to remove a mask and see dewy, moisturised skin is a little misleading. The instructions say to ‘rinse or tissue off’ excess, personally neither of these work for me. Rinsing off doesn’t remove it, adding water actually makes it feel ‘sludgy’ and harder to take off, it definitely needs to be removed with a damp washcloth.
Use the supplied scoop to pull out the desired amount, apply a thin layer of Pixi Milky Remedy Mask to dry, freshly cleansed skin. Leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with a damp washcloth and resume the rest of your skin care routine.
Hydrates & quenches thirsty skin – not noticeably.
Soothes & heals – ‘heal’ is a problematic word to be throwing about, but it definitely soothes irritation and redness/flushing
Reduces redness in an instant – agree, well, in 10 minutes
Suitable for all skin types – agree, I’ve got normal-combination skin and I’ve been sharing this with my sister who has oily skin. We both enjoy it.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Arginine, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Tocopherol, Myrtus Communis Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Polyester-5, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Canola/Canola Oil/Huile de Colza, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene.
300ml – £20
Not sure. This tub is huge, and I can see it lasting a *really* long time, but the period-after-opening symbol tells me that it only has a six month life expectancy. However, I think this is something I’d repurchase in time for Summer.