January 23, 2018

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence is Delightfully Expensive

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

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.

Oh well!

Pixi Rose Caviar Essence is available now at Target and target.com.

Tried it?

Do share!

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

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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‘.

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  • kjh

    Will check for the Hadanomy the next time I visit the local Asian Mktplc. They have a fair selection of Sana, so, hopefully. Your review makes the mist sound desirable, esp since water based seems good for aged/oily/ dehydrated. You get too much occlusion, and you clog up.

    • Isabella Muse

      H-mart carries a lot of the hadanomy line if you have it in your area. Hadanomy is super slick and it’s like misting with an essence gel! Absolutely one of my favorites!

      • kjh

        Actually, there’s one about an hour away, but will check the closer Kam Man first. The awesome-most thing is that there’s an Aritaum adjacent! Danger zone. I had tentative plans to go…it’s near my bestie, but idk, long, sad story. On must list for better weather. Plus, I could see what’s really red, not pink! Hahalol. Very thanks on good tip.

  • Jessica

    I would love to try this… Speaking of hyaluronic acid, have you tried Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask? I have heard a lot of good things and read good recommendations of this one. Specially in this time of the year for dry skin!

    • Isabella Muse

      I have not. I have a few too many sleeping masks in rotation at the moment so, I didn’t buy it. I’ll have to give it a whirl!

  • hopechan

    you mention a lot about what the ingredients are there for. it really made me want to know what good ingredients you are looking for in your serums? also how does one find out how different oils effect the skin? i kinda always thought an oil was an oil >_<

    • Isabella Muse

      glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, anything that not only hydrates but aids in retaining moisture. I’m of the utter belief moisture is the key to the fountain of youth. Just because something feels moisturizing on your skin doesn’t mean it’s actually beneficial. Take for example Dr Jart’s Waterfuse line! Beautiful gel texture, absorbs easily, provides a gorgeous layer of hydration, and it contains a big dose of alcohol! YAK! Shiseido WASO Clear Mega-Hydrating Cream is another amazingly hydrating moisturizer that feels like it cocoons your skin in a protective layer of hydration and again, we run into the issue of it containing alcohol. Essential oils tend to be quite bad for your skin and can cause irritations such as lavender, citrus oils (the worst kind as it can make your skin photosensitive and cause potential sun damage), etc…this product has geranium oil which is apparently great for acne but also know to cause irritations for some sensitive users (it depends what form the oil is in though). Others are obviously great like grape seed oil, argan oil, etc…. You can google good and bad oils see which ones might irritate your skin. Everyhone is different so it really all depends but I like to mention these things in reviews for anyone that might have sensitives to fragrance or essential oils, etc it’s good information to have on hand when shopping skincare. I’m not expert though 😀

  • Silvia

    Such a great question you made hopechan. I need it that clarify too am confused with oils hear good and bad things about them. Thanks for the answer Muse! Helps a lot! I need to do some research on it since my skin is rather sensitive and dry/combo and maturing. I mentioned once I gave it a try to Olay Regenerist (which Lots if women swear by) and it gave a red spot under my left under eye area. Gave it away immediately! Just never know what will be your reaction to these things must be so careful. Meantime I’m staying cling with CeraVé everything I find from them loving that line! I do use Caudalie divine oil from time to time at night it was a gift. 🙂