Monday, 9 April 2012

Garnier Fresh Essentials Grape Toner

I never really post about skincare here on my blog, but that's all about to change! A few weeks ago some of you might remember this Garnier toner featured in a haul. The only reason I bought it really was because it was on offer and the green packaging made it look I dont know, 'natural'. Previous to the moment I had been stripping away the oils in my face with the Clean & Clear blackhead clearing cleanser, which don't get me wrong, I love dearly and have done for years but the fact that Alcohol came first in a long list of ingredients on the bottle scared me a little. So I was on the hunt for something else, something to drastically change my skin routine and hopefully the appearance of my skin. However it seems I'm still looking.

You see the basic issue with this so-called 'toner' is that its just well, not a toner in my opinion. For me, a toner is something that really gets into your pores and takes away that extra dirt that your cleanser can't. This here barely cleanses my skin, never mind 'tones and refreshes' it. This is another issue, it doesn't feel refreshing at all. This sounds really quite ridiculous because its got the consistencey of water, but it feels quite sticky! However, I will give Garnier points for claiming to brighten your skin because honestly I do feel my skin did look a little perkier. Although it probably would have looked perkier regardless of the grape extract and pro-vitamins because lets face it, I'd been washing my face with spirits for 3 years. It smells amazing, but other than that its pretty much *insert negative adjectives here*

£3.15 Available at Boots, Superdrug ect.
Overall rating - (2/10)


  1. I've never tried Garnier for skin care purposes but their not really a brand that stands out to me. In my years of trying out different products I've found that sometimes you have to spend a little more. That's not to say you need to be shelling out ridiculous amounts but with the cheaper brands, their products are usually a bit hit and miss.
    As far as toners go, I would recommend No7 Beautifully Balanced purifying toner. I've been using it for a long time and it works really well for me for getting rid of that extra grime. I'm not too sure on the price but its round about £10 and you can get it for next to nothing when Boots are handing those No7 vouchers out!

    1. I'll definately try out the No7 one! And I can agree with you on the fact that you get what you pay for, Elemis is by far the best skincare brand I've found! <3

  2. I find Nivea to be the best brand for skin, not sure if they have a toner though :)

  3. thanks for the review hun! Loved your blog and style! Come by and let's follow each other. Stay in touch ;) xx

  4. I used to have this toner in Rose for sensitive skin, really like it!

    Also,I just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award on my blog!


  5. thanks for the review
    I'm on the lookout for a cheap toner!


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