I’ll preface this by saying that if you have dry skin, like I do, you will absolutely LOVE the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream, and its friendly price-tag!
I don’t say this lightly, for I must admit to not having high expectations when I first tried this, after finding a tube in my skincare stash.
To me, a moisturizer that is labeled an ‘intense moisturizer’ must come in a tub. I mean, it is intense right? That means it must be heavier in texture right? That means in should come in a tub, not tube, right?
And I’m never happier to be wrong! 😀
Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream Intensive Moisturizer
Pixi describes this as an ultra-rich cream, that is infused with ceramides and rose oil to hydrate the skin. Ceramides, as most of us are familiar with by now, are a powerhouse ingredient, that repairs and reinforces your skin barrier, which helps your skin retain moisture better.
When you have dry skin as I do now, every little bit of moisture retention is helpful!
It is also made with antioxidant rich botanicals to help improve skin elasticity, but they don’t tell us what they are, so I’ll pop in the ingredients list below, and you can have a look to see what you recognise from there.
But so much for what’s in there. Why do I like it so much?
Rich, luxurious texture
Unlike most creams that are targeted at dry skin or that are labeled ‘intensive’, the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream is on the slightly more fluid side. It is fluid enough that you can squeeze it out of a tube, as opposed to scooping it from a jar.
On skin, the texture is rich and emollient, with a luxurious feel that belies its price. It spread very easily, and allows for you to do a lovely facial massage over your skin.
Once massaged in, I like that it does not leave a greasy residue, but my skin does take on a more moisturised, more supple texture.
It feels so soft, smooth and supple, that you don’t really want to stop touching it! Just try it on the back of your hand the next time you see it, and see what I mean.
It isn’t greasy on the skin, but you can feel how it moisturises and nourishes the skin, so your skin just seems to plump up and take on a lovely, smooth feeling.
I have used it both in the day and night, and for me, it sits well on my skin for both applications. For many, due to our climate, you may feel that it’s heavy on the skin. I don’t personally mind, and use it primarily in the day. But if you do mind, then use it only in the evening, or use a little less in the day.
I’d say that the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream is best suited for those with drier skin, or for those who live where the weather gets cold and dry. If you have oily skin or combination skin type, this is really too heavy for your skin and you won’t enjoy it at all. However, if you sleep in an air-conditioned room, then you might be able to use it in your evening skincare routine.
If you have dry skin however, rejoice! 😀
Skin feels plumped and nourished
If I could describe how my skin feels after applying the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream, I’d say that it feels ‘nourished’. It feels like I’ve massaged in delicious oils into my skin, that immediately softens my dry skin, and makes it more supple.
If you have never quite taken to using facial oils in your skincare routine, the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream feels like a facial oil in a cream form. It nourishes my skin like an oil, but is easier to use, and leaves less of a residue on skin than an oil would.
I will note however, that I do not use the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream on its own. I do use a facial mist, and a serum underneath. A moisturizer or cream is used primarily to seal in everything that goes on underneath. For me therefore, this cream does a very good job in that my skin feels better after I’ve used it than when I don’t.
I do also find that it feels even better when I apply it over slightly damp skin, so a quick spritz of the Pixi Hydrating Mist underneath seems to boost its hydrating properties. Also, if you apply the moisture sandwich technique, it feels much better too.
A quick note about the packaging.
I quite liked the idea of it being in an aluminium tube. It makes it more portable, and is probably more hygienic. However, the opening is rather large, and I find that the pressure tends to cause the product to continue extruding even after you have a sufficient amount, and it’s also hard to control the amount you need. A slightly smaller opening might make it easier to control.
My personal preference for creams is a tub, because it allows me to get right in and get every last bit out. I find that with tubes, like with toothpaste tubes, it’s much harder to get every last bit of product out, especially if it’s a product you love.
I’d be quite happy to use and to continue using the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream for a while. But I’m also fickle so I’m not your best benchmark 😛 But it’s certainly one of the products that I’m happy to turn to if others are too rich for my wallet, or if I want something that just pampers and nourishes my skin without fuss. This one ticks all the boxes for me! 🙂
IN A NUTSHELL
The Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream is a rich, intensive cream, targeted at dry and/or dehydrated skin. It comes in a tube, and does not have a very thick texture. It is quite light, and spread very easily on skin. The texture is rich and luxurious, and sinks into the skin, moisturizing and nourishing it, so it feels soft, smooth and supple. I have dry skin and I particularly enjoy how this feels on my skin. My skin feels so nourished, and my wallet is happy because it’s relatively affordable, and can last a while. All in all, a winning product in my books.
Rich, lush, luxurious texture feels comfortable on skin
Nourishes skin comfortably
Skin feels soft, smooth and nourished
No uncomfortable residue on skin
Opening of the tube packaging is a little large
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone with dry skin
PRICE: RM120 | £20 | US$24 for 50ml
WHERE TO BUY: Sephora, Pixi Beauty website, iHerb, Ulta, Lookfantastic
For those interested, this is the ingredients list for the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Betaine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octyldodecanol, Dimethiconol, Butylene Glycol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Ceramide NP, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil,Hydrogenated Lecithin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Rosmarinus Officinali (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Propanediol, Sucrose Cocoate, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Caramel, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lecithin,Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Polyglutamic Acid, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil,Potassium Sorbate, Betula Alba Bud Extract, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Bud Extract, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Bud Extract, Tocopherol
There is quite a fair bit of botanical ingredients in there, which some people may not be comfortable using, so do take note of that. I personally do not have a lot of issues with it at the best of times.
Have you tried the Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream?
I use the 13 dot technique to apply, which may be a little much for some, so a little pea-sized dollop might do it for most. If so, you might find that this tube will last you quite a long white – great value for a great little cream! 😀
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Thanks for the review. I’m intrigued and just might pick some up on my next drugstore visit.
As far as the tube goes, I usually cut open my tubes, when I can no longer squeeze any out, and scoop out whatever’s left.