Pixi Rose Caviar Essence is quite expensive at $24 for 1.51 oz but if you can get past that price you’re in for a rather delightful treat for your face. This hydrating essence contains a host of floral oils that will restore moisture to your face while easing dullness and prepping for other products in your routine.
I happen to be a very, very strong supporter of facial essence and feel that it is a very important step in anyone’s skincare routine. No matter if your cleansing ritual includes a double-cleanse or a single one using a balm, oil, foam, or gel you’re likely stripping some of the important moisture from your skin during the process. After you wash your face the most important step to follow up with is adding moisture back into your skin and you’ll do by applying a moisturizing essence. I tend to to do this twice myself! Once by misting myself madly with Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist and secondly I apply my favorite essence, Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid, Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, or I switch it up and go with any number of other essences I love. But all that matters is I’m restoring any moisture I lost during the cleansing process.
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence launched a few short months ago and quickly gained a cult following because it is quite a lovely little essence that will indeed restore moisture and prep skin for other skin care. This arrives in a tiny tube that contains floating flower petals in the gel much like L’Occitane Peony Petal Cleansing Oil.
It’s such a sweet little product that will look quite lovely on your vanity. It just reminds me of days gone past and something a proper Victorian lady might have gracing her vanity. Although, the tube is quite small at this price tag. But Pixi often has 20% off so that might make it a sweeter deal.
Pixi actually loaded this up with a slew of different oils so it really does restore moisture nicely and preps for moisturizer and allows it to absorb more easily. It’s a lightweight gel texture that absorbs easily and doesn’t leave my skin tacky or sticky as some essences are prone to do. It does have a light rose scent that I found lovely but it might not agree with sensitive users.
It is without a doubt delightful but sadly it contains a good deal of irritating and photosensitive oils such as bergamot, geranium, and citrus oils just to name a few. It is water based and contains glycerin macadamia nut oil both of which are excellent for hydration. However, there are other citrus and floral oils that aren’t entirely great picks for skin.
I’m actually really sad about this because it contains some quite good ingredients to hydrate skin plus the texture is simply lovely. However, there are quite a lot of bad oils in it that don’t outweigh the good ones. It’s a shame because aside from the expensive price tag it’s a very nice essence that works well with other items in my routine.
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence is available now at Target and target.com.