February 9, 2016

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum Review

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum7

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum is one of the new Pixi Skintreats Skincare products that launched with Pixi’s Spring 2016 Collection. Pixi went all out for Spring with a launch of several brand new, permanent skincare launches that range from sleep masks to sleeping oils, cleansers, and beyond. It’s a rather extensive release that includes a lot of interesting skincare goodies. Considering Pixi has a had a good run with their Glow Tonic it only seems natural they venture deeper into the world of skincare.

I have to admit, much to my horror, one of the things that attracted me most to Pixi’s new skincare collection was the packaging. Really when it comes to skincare packaging shouldn’t matter as you just want something with solid ingredients forget the packaging…but I’m sorry, I just love the cute green bottles, they are so pretty. Ok, ’nuff said about my pretty packaging addiction.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum is a milky, lightweight serum that has a base of water and glycerin as well as jojoba oil and aloe vera. It promises to plump skin while hydrating it without the heavy feel of a facial oil. If you thought Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment you wouldn’t be alone as that’s one of the first things I thought when I saw this product.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum is 1.01 oz in size and comes housed in a dropper bottle. The bottle actually comes with a screw top which you can toss out and replace with the dropper cap. One thing, I struggled with the dropper a little as it was a little too wide for the opening on the bottle. This causes a little excess serum to spill from the top as I was kinda forcing the dropper in. I tapped the bottle a few times to get the serum to settle at the bottom but with each use I was still getting a little excess spillage over the rim. This drove me slightly crazy so yeah…!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum2

This is a lot like Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment but it gets a forgiving pass as it isn’t throwing around “intensive hydrating” around in the name. As you likely know from my review I was disappointed with Josie’s formula when it released as there was absolutely nothing intensively hydrating about it. The same holds true for Pixi’s formula BUT again, it isn’t promising super hydration. On that note I’ll say Pixi’s formula and Josie’s for matter is a nice switch up from facial oil because facial oil isn’t always ideal for day use as I described in my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Review.

Pixi’s formula contains some nice ingredients like Jojoba, glycerin, and Rosehip Oil as well as Vitamin C. On that note I will say this doesn’t really contain a host of incredible ingredients that will benefit your skin long term. However, if you’re looking for a bit of light moisture that wears well under makeup this is a good pick. It should even work fine for oily skin as it isn’t heavy in the least and absorbs easily.

The formula is a light translucent milky consistency that smells like roses. The fragrance aspect is pleasant for me but it not be great for sensitive users. As I said this does absorb easily into skin but it doesn’t really provide a ton of moisture. It almost feels tight after you apply it, kinda like a serum that would address elasticity issues. It does leave my skin with a nice soft surface for makeup to adhere to so in that aspect it better than a facial oil which tends to leave my skin considerably more dewy. I think oily skin will like this as it is lightly hydrating but not over the top.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum6

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum4

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum isn’t going be terribly beneficial for those with super dry skin but those with normal, combo, or oily skin will likely enjoy this as a quick way to get a dose of lightweight moisture that wears well under makeup.

If you liked Josie’s version, you’ll likely enjoy Pixi’s but if you didn’t like Josie’s, well, you can expect to not like this formula either!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum is available now at Target and Target.com.
Tried it?

Share your experience!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum1

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • renu

    The ingredient magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is a decent vitamin c derivative.

  • Panda

    You can take the plastic/ rubbery part off of the bottle that makes your product spill. I did this when I first got it only thinking it was there to keep the product fresh or protected or something. I haven’t had any problem with the access because of that. The dropper doesn’t suck in much product so you have to either lightly tak the product into your palm or just use the dropper for about 2-4 times until you have a good amount on your face.

  • Chris Rishel

    I think your review is right on. Its nice but I notice I have dry patches