Review: Garnier Skin Active Gel Toner

Hello Munchkins,

I’m back with a new blog post! Yayy..

You know that feeling when you look forward to using certain products? Well, this is one of them!

Today I’ll be reviewing a toner from Garnier’s Pure Active Range. As part of any usual skincare routine, a toner is as important as any other products for skincare. I feel as though people forget about how important a good skincare routine is. The right skincare product can counteract breakouts, signs of ageing and the well-being of your skin in general; especially when aunty Acne or uncle Blemish shows up OR when your most fave cousins Oily-skin and Large-Pores troubles you!

Sometimes, it can take a while to find the right product which actually works for you and some skincare products can get very pricey. Everybody wants a nice glowy and flawless skin but applying a lot of makeup on your face won’t certainly help rather will only make your skin look good for a short time only! BUT a good skincare routine will make your skin more healthy. I’m not saying you have to spend a lot of money and invest in high end brands because, for me the drugstore offer amazing products that work just perfectly in my opinion.

Since a few years now, I have been trying to keep up with my skincare game. Cleansing, exfoliating, toning, moisturising, masking and so on…  And recently, I’ve ran out of toner. This is where this little guy comes into play – The Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic.

Without further ado, let’s view it together! Shall we?

Anti-blemish Clarifying Tonic

The Anti-blemish Clarifying Tonic or Toner is unlike any other traditional toner I have used. It has a gel-like consistency AND this is the first gel toner I’ve ever used. Honestly, first impression – WOW. I personally love the texture. The toner comes in a transparent plactic bottle, which has a flip cap, thus no chance of leakage and makes it easier to control the amount of product you are using. The toner smells lovely! It has a nice subtle scent of cucumber to it, which gives you a fresh feeling after using it.

I found that when applying it with a cotton pad, it absorbs a little bit extra product, thus more products should be used on the face. But on the other hand, when applied using my hands, it works the same, except that less product is needed. 2-3 drops goes a long way. I have used this toner so much and it still doesn’t look as though I really have used it. What’s even better is that it dries off within 10 seconds. It instantly sinks into your skin and doesn’t leave any residue on your face.

This toner helps to minimise your pores after cleansing and as a bonus point, contains Salicylic Acid and Witch Hazel to help treat your spots and blemishes. If you struggle with spots of any kind and have not tried treating it with Salicylic Acid, this is one ingredient you make sure to have in at least one of your skincare products. It works perfectly together, I found when using the toner my breakouts are more controlled and does not get to that stage where my spots are red, irritated or the need to squeeze any spots (gross I know).

Overall verdict:

  • Leaves the skin feeling really fresh, glowly, supple and clean.
  • Minimised pores, and gives a cooling effect on the skin.
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid & Witch Hazel to purify the skin and reduce the appearance and size of the pimples and does not dry out the skin completely.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Fast results – I was surprised at how better my skin looks within just a few days.
  • Clears up my spots, doesn’t cause any breakouts, irritations or redness.

Price wise- it’s an absolute bargain! It’s around: Rs250-Rs300. And is available in all Hypermarkets in Mauritius. I will definitely repurchase this toner once I run out of it!

I’ve tried and bought a few toners which are formulated for oily/combination skin with blemish issues, but this toner brought my skincare regiment to another level. It sounded right up to my street! I definitely recommend this toner; especially if you have oily/combination skin and struggling with pimples. I couldn’t be happier for trying this product, as it really made a difference on my skin. This little guy is really a life saver and is now a staple in my skincare routine.

That’s about it folks! I hope you found this review helpful.

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Toodles xo


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