Pixi Overnight Glow Serum | Review

I’m sorry! I know this was supposed to be up on Friday, but it has been a crazy past week! (No excuses though) My days have pretty much been looking all the same. Work from morning to evening, gym for a couple hours right after work, sleep, and do it all over again the next day. I haven’t really had time to do anything leisurely, like blog or work in my bullet journal at all this month, but to be fair, I have shifted my priorities a lot, and I have less time to do “fun” things at the moment. But I’ve finally been able to sit down and write a review on the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum for you guys! I’ve been using this product this entire month, and I know a lot of you have been curious as to whether or not I liked it, so read on to find out!



  • $35.70CAD
  • Good for all skin types
  • Formulated with:
    • 10% glycolic acid and arginine
    • Cucumber and aloe extracts to soothe the skin
    • Vitamins A, C & E to nourish the skin
  • Helps to reveal a more radiant and even skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and fades sun spots over time

Pixi products work really well with my skin, so I had high hopes for the serum. What initially drew me to this were the claims of brightening and evening out your skin tone. I’ve really learned to love being fresh faced with no foundation on (I’ve literally only worn foundation twice this month), so I am all for anything that will make my natural skin look more beautiful. This serum is cheaper than what you would normally find for skincare at Sephora or a department store. But although it is from the drugstore, it cost me $35-ish. So not exactly drugstore pricing, but I’m a firm believer that you get what you pay for when it comes to skincare products.


When you take it out of the box, the bottle has a gold lid, and the dropper is on its own to the side. This is to make the serum more travel friendly, so if you need to take it somewhere, you can keep the dropper separate, and close the bottle with the gold lid. The bottle itself is glass and pretty good quality. It is painted an opaque green, Pixi’s signature green colour, and I would assume this is to protect and maintain the integrity of the ingredients, as there is 10% glycolic acid in this serum.

I will say that the dropper adds to the overall aesthetic of the product and makes it look very pretty, but in my personal opinion, I feel that it isn’t the most functional thing. Since the serum is thicker than a liquid you would typically expect in a dropper (it is a gel after all), I find that it dispenses too large of an amount. This is mostly a personal preference thing, but I find that one drop is enough to cover your entire face, rather than the 2 – 3 drops that are recommended. Although it is thicker than expected, once you massage it into your face, it distributes very easily

Since this had 10% glycolic acid in it, I was kind of expecting it to be a bit more harsh on my skin, but that wasn’t the case at all. The Pixi Glow tonic, my holy grail toner, only has 5% glycolic acid, but I think it’s the harsher of the two (I’m only using the word harsh as a gauge, but just know it isn’t harsh on my skin. I hope that makes sense LOL). With that being said, this didn’t irritate my skin at all. This also doesn’t have a scent to it, unlike the Glow Tonic.

This serum makes my skin feel amazing! I apply it only at night, like the instructions say to, and once it is fully absorbed and my skin is moisturized, my skin just feels so soft. And it usually lasts through to the next day. I also notice a significant decrease in the amount of texture on my face (ie. the tiny bumps I get on my chin and cheeks). They have pretty much disappeared! In terms of brightening my skin, I don’t notice a whole lot of difference, but I will say that my skin tone has pretty much remained the same. So it could be working gradually, and it might not be working at all, but at least it isn’t making my skin worse LOL.

With that being said, I enjoy this serum. You feel an immediate difference in the softness of your skin when you apply it and I really enjoy that. I also think that it has made a difference in the brightness of my skin, but I can’t be certain that it’s due to this serum alone, because I do use other brightening/chemical exfoliation products. This serum is something I can see myself using for a long time, at least until I find a different serum that I like better. If this serum sounds like something that addresses your skin needs, then I definitely recommend picking this up!


… Now if only I could find something to lighten up my acne scars!!! The struggle is so real.

💖, B


  1. hi. since you use both, the tonic and the serum, i wanna know if you use both of them together or on alternate days? or how? because i have heard never to layer acids.


    • Thanks for reading! I actually no longer use this serum any more. However when I did, I would use it every other day, and continue to tone with the Pixi glow tonic every day. I never noticed any adverse reactions on my skin, and I think in this case it would be fine because they are both glycolic acid products, instead of two different types of acids. You might want to be a bit careful with using too many acid/exfoliating products if you have sensitive skin! Hope this helps!


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