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Pixi Rose Caviar: Is it Really a “Skintreat”?

IMG_0107Pixi Beauty, a drugstore beauty brand, recently launched a Rose Caviar Essence. True caviar, processed eggs from sturgeon, emerged as trendy ingredient in skin care products in the mid-2000s. In fact, lots of cosmetic companies incorporate the extract of this delicacy to various beauty-enhancing products because of its rich protein and antioxidant content. But beauty treatments with caviar run from $350 to $1,200, which is out of the price range of most consumers.

At only $24, Pixi Rose Caviar isn’t “real” caviar, but it is supposedly similar in texture. Inside the little “eggs” are flower oils that have been encapsulated. Rose oil, anise extract, and mulberry extract are part of the formula, which Pixi claims will restore hydration and deliver major brightness. And rose is actually an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and an antiseptic.

After using the product for over a week, I can report that it has a wonderful smell after being applied to the skin. The scent is not overwhelming. It disappears after about one minute.

I used it with Estee Lauder Day Wear moisturizer (which has SPF) and L’Or Make-up Base by Guerlain. My skin appears a little clearer. Some areas of redness are reduced. I have not needed to use a skin hydrating spray when I applied the Rose Caviar Essence. I have dry skin, and this has helped reduce dry patches.

I think the name “skintreats” is a good description for the Rose Caviar Essence. It is a little pricy for a drugstore item, but you apply it sparingly so the bottle will last a long time. (You receive 1.52 fluid ounces.) This is something I will repurchase.

Notice: This is not sponsored. All products have been purchased by me.

What are your favorite drugstore “skin treats”? Are you a fan of Pixi? Let me know in the comments below.

If you know of any other skincare items that you would like me to review in Buy It and Try It, let me know in the comments below.


Enjoy a brief glimpse into my new novel, Starter Zone, coming this September!

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When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail. Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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