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Roses are one of the most recognizable and culturally significant flowers in the world. Their lavish, intoxicating aroma is just as beautiful as the bloom itself, and so it is no wonder Pixi by Petra infused fresh rose water and rose oils into its newest collection of skin and lip treats! The Rose Essence Collection unlocks the beautifying benefits of Rose Hip & Rose Flower Oils, Rose Extract, and Rose Water, with moisture and hydration being key in its performance.
For those of you who are not familiar with Pixi Beauty, it was founded in London by Petra Strand, a Swedish-born makeup artist with more than 20+ years of experience. This amazing line focuses on natural, botanical-based beauty products that are cruelty-free, come in smart packaging, and are affordably priced.
Are you ready to find out how these Pixi products performed? Let's get started...
First up is Pixi's Rose Flash Balm Instant Skin Booster ($24). This 5-star performer had me at hello! The natural scent smells fantastic and the formula goes on unbelievably smooth, leaving my skin feeling super soft. I'm telling you, it is that good and probably THE BEST BALM I've ever used! The multipurpose, 3-in-1 radiance-boosting formula is the ultimate pick-me-up for tired, dull skin. And that's not all...I have ultra-sensitive skin and the Rose Flash Balm calms and diminishes redness. It's great for all skin types too! Use the balm any time of the day or night as a moisturizer, primer or hydrating mask and you can thank me later. It has exceeded my expectations and is my new must-have for soft, glowing skin!
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Tapioca Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethyl Citrate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Rose Extract, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglyercin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Red 40 (CI 16035)
Pixi's SkinTreats Caviar Essence Encapsulated Moisture Serum ($24). This lightweight serum-essence melts onto the skin and delivers fresh flower botanicals to nourish and hydrate your skin. It is slightly cool upon application and left a brief tingling sensation when I first applied it to my skin. It is designed to restore brightness and radiance while softening and toning skin. Suited for all skin types.
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)
Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip ($14). Most of us have an arsenal of lip products in our beauty bag, but probably none of them offer long-lasting, full-color payoff in a single stroke. The soft-tip applicator is ultra-soft and comfy, however, it was a little difficult to define the outer lip evenly. Nothing a little practice won't fix. Pixi by Petra's MatteLast Liquid Lip boasts full-on color and all day wear while hydrating lips rosehip seed oil. The heavily-pigmented colors should compliment a wide range of light and dark skin tones.
Usually, I associate a matte lip color with a formula that leaves lips dry, but MatteLast is creamy, long-lasting and I experienced very little transfer to my drinking glass. Overall, I'm a gloss girl, but I really LOVE the creamy formula of these rose-infused lippies. It's also worth mentioning that MatteLast Liquid Lip was Cosmopolitan UK's Beauty Awards winner for 2017! Congrats Pixi!
Ingredients: Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Rubigenosa Seed Oil. [+/- D&C Red 30 Aluminum Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), F&DC Yellow 5 (CI 19140), D&C Red 28 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), Mica (CI 77019)
In summary, the Pixi Rose Essence Collection promises glowing skin and creamy, lush lips, and all I can say is this collection did not disappoint. As noted on the rosey-colored packaging, the rose essence collection "lets your beauty from within bloom." I couldn't have said it any better.
Pixi by Petra products are available at their boutique in L.A., Target stores, Target.com, and PixiBeauty.com.