Pixi Rose Flash Balm ($24) is probably one of my favorite skincare picks of the moment. This 3-in-1 formula can be used as primer, moisturizer, or a mask. As you may know I happen to be a big fan of Clarins Flash Balm but sadly it’s $48! Pixi Rose Flash Balm is $24, smells prettier, and is formulated just as lovely.
This is an oil-free, water based formula that arrives in a 1.52 oz squeeze tube. Honestly, if they were trying to give us all Clarins vibes they are doing a great job if with the packaging and name.
The texture is creamy, quick to absorb, and has a light rose-like fragrance. I wouldn’t say it is hydrating enough to use as a moisturizer if you’re try but will work beautifully as one if you have combo or normal skin. I personally use it as a primer as it smooths my skin, lightly hydrates it, and preps it well for my foundation to glide on easily and evenly. This is also how I use Clarins Flash Balm. There’s just enough moisture here to allow foundation to have a smooth appearance on my drier skin and also gives my foundation a nice hydrating base to adhere to without being oily or greasy.
I have used as a mask but I don’t really see many benefits from doing so plus you’re bound to run through it very fast using it this way so I stink to either using it as a primer or as a light moisturizer on days I’m just running around doing errands and not wearing a ton of other skincare. It wears quite nicely over my SPF and provides just enough moisture to keep my skin looking bright and happy.
Pixi Rose Flash Balm is absolutely delightful! I’m on my second tube and can’t recommend it enough!
Disclaimer: I was given a sample by Pixi to try but since that time have purchased a second tube.
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)