I’ve had a real mix of experiences with Beauty Pie, and I ordered the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner within one of my monthly allowances, back when I was subscribed at the start of the year.
I subscribed for three months (the minimum subscription term) and I was underwhelmed by almost everything I bought. I had been lucky enough to be a gifted a few Beauty Pie products, back when the brand first started, but I decided to subscribe as I was curious to see what the customer service and ordering process was like for a paying customer.
It’s easy for a blogger to sit there and rave how amazing a brand is, when they receive the products in PR and never face the customer side of a brand, so I felt like by subscribing I’d get a better idea of Beauty Pie as a brand.
When I ordered the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner, I also ordered the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Multi-Acid Micropeeling Pads, which I really didn’t enjoy – so much so, I ended up throwing them out, so I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest of hopes for the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner.
Priced at £30 for non-members, and £13 for members (find out all about how Beauty Pie works right here), the toner contains 150ml of product, which is less product than popular toners like the Pixi Glow Tonic.
“This new PORE PURIFYING GLOW TONER exfoliates dead, dulling skin cells to reveal a smoother, healthier looking face in a flash.
With 9.2% glycolic acid, 1.5% multi-fruit ahas and effectiveness boosting NIACINAMIDE, plus soothing polysaccharides to keep skin dewy and smooth. A must-have for every bathroom cabinet. For all skin types. Formulated in Switzerland.”
The Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner is packaged within a plain white plastic bottle, with a stopper which controls how much product you dispense onto your cotton pad. It’s very minimal packaging, but it’s the same aesthetic across the whole Dr Glycolic collection.
It’s described as being a gentle but super-effective multi-acid resurfacing toning lotion. It can be used 3X/week for normal to dry skin and up to daily on oily or acne-prone complexions.
I have dry skin, but my skin tolerates (and loves!) acids well, and I use them daily. I have found the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner to be extremely drying on the skin, just like the pads in the range.
I use stronger more potent acid based exfoliative toners within my skincare routine, and they’re fine, but I’ve found the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner to be much too drying for my skin.
After using the toner, my skin feels tight, uncomfortable and depleted of all moisture. I am very much in a tiny minority of people that disliked this Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner, as there’s scores of rave reviews on the Beauty Pie website.
It’s rare for me to dislike an acid based toner, as I thoroughly enjoy the effect they have on the skin, but for me, the Beauty Pie Dr Glycolic Pore Purifying Glow Toner was disappointing.
Even at the ‘reduced’ price of £12 for members, I still wouldn’t purchase it again, and I’m not sure if I’d ever resubscribe to Beauty Pie again, as I’ve just been so underwhelmed by everything I’ve tried.
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