Pixy are fast becoming my go to brand for all my bath and body products. Not only do they smell amazing, contain only the best ingredients but they are also Irish owned and fabulous to deal with to boot! I met some of the team recently at the Professional Beauty event in the RDS; they’re great craic, hard-working and know their products inside out. If they keep it up I predict they will be giving Lush a run for their money. Pixy have the added bonus of selling online to their Irish clients, something I feel Lush are missing out on.
Today’s review centres on Pixy Aloe Vera Rescue Gel which the kind folks at Pixy sent me a few months ago to test. As the name conveys this product is a multi purpose Rescue Gel and in the interest of fairness I delayed reviewing same until I or someone I knew had skin that needed rescuing! I didn’t have to wait too long; myself and my other half escaped for a week in the sun in early September and this little tin came with us.
Come day three of the holidays I had a tiny amount of sunburn on my shoulders and himself had broken out in a prickly heat rash.The time had come to put the Rescue Gel through its paces!
The first listed ingredient in this product is aloe vera juice – so full marks so far to Pixy as this means that aloe vera constitutes the highest percentage of the product. My sunburn was nicely soothed and cooled on application of the Rescue Gel. The gel also contains tea tree and lavender essential oils; tea tree is a natural antiseptic that also stimulates skin cell growth (perfect for flaky skin) and lavender oil whilst also being antiseptic helps to soothe and calm the skin.
So, do I love it? Yes I do! It totally took the sting out of my slight sunburn and it also helped himself with the itch he was enduring thanks to his prickly heat rash. Pixy say you can also use this gel for post waxing and shaving so it really is a hard working multi-tasker!
Priced at €10.99 for a generous 110g tin you can order online via Pixy or check for stockists via their website. One additional point that I thought was a very nice touch: the gel is really quite more like a liquid, but Pixy do put a warning to be careful when opening on the packaging!