L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider

L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider

Well, I am back with another review from L’occitane.  Unlike the other products which were all purchased by me, this was a gift from a friend. She already had the bigger size product, so when she received this 50 ml travel-sized bottle (as a gift with purchase), she gave it to me knowing that I drool over L’Occitane products :drool:  She gave it to me about six months back, but I started using it only a couple of months back and I am loving it.

L'Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider

I am usually quite lazy to use a toner.  I just cleanse and then moisturize my skin.  However, this cute little product made me tone my skin diligently.  I use this every night after cleansing my skin with the brightening face wash from L’Occitane or the St. Ives Scrub.

As I do not wear makeup on every single day, when I do wear makeup, I first remove it using my Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes and then I use this toner.  My main aim to use this product is to clean and refresh my skin prior to applying my face cream. I do not have large pores, so pore minimizing is not a requirement for me.

Product Description From L’Occitane:

This facial toner instantly tones and refreshes the skin and visibly refines its texture. Its gentle formula combines organic apple cider vinegar, to tighten pores and reduce their appearance, with the toning properties of almond proteins.


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Immediately, skin is fresh, soft and better toned. Day after day, pores are tightened.


Since it was a gift, I’m not sure of the price (approximately $25 for a 200 ml bottle).

Key Ingredients:

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Almond Extract.  Contains Alcohol.

Best Before/Expiry Date:

Best if used within 12 months of opening.

My Take on L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider:

With L’Occitane products, I have learnt that if it says six months, the product contains more organic ingredients. If more than six months, organic ingredients are less, this is what the SA explained to me. O:)

As we all know, apple cider vinegar is well known for its toning and pore-minimizing benefits.

L'Occitane Toner

This travel-sized version has a fine spray nozzle so that this toner can be used as a facial mist as well. Usually, with other toners that I had used previously, I had to use cotton wool to dab toner on to my skin. However with this, you can spray toner on to your face and then massage with your fingers or with a piece of cotton wool. The spray is very fine and soft on the skin, similar to the Avene thermal water spray. However, I have seen the 200 ml bottle in the store and it just has a screw-on lid and did not seem to have a spray nozzle.

L'Occitane Toner

The product itself smells similar to apple juice, yes, I’m not joking. After application, my skin feels refreshed and clean, but feels a little bit tight for at least 30 seconds. The best part about this toner is that even though this product contains alcohol, it did not dry my skin at all. I have only used two brands of toners before this, one from Nivea Young and another from Biore.  I really had bad experiences with both of them and that’s another reason why I was quite averse to toners, both even smelled of alcohol  🙁

L’Occitane Apple Cider Toner even makes my skin feel smoother the next day.  I don’t know how this happens, but I do really feel it; however, as I do not have large pores, I can’t comment on the pore-minimizing effects.

What Made Me Fall in Love with L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider:

  • Refreshes and smooths skin.
  • Cannot smell alcohol and this does not dry skin.
  • Fine spray mist is easy to use and travel friendly.
  • I love the smell of apple juice, so I love this fragrance.
  • Only a small quantity is enough, so I can use this travel-sized version for ages.

What I Do Not Like About L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider:

  • I don’t like the fact that this toner contains alcohol even though I can’t detect/smell it.
  • Around $25 for a 200 ml toner is expensive, according to my opinion.

I can’t think of any other cons.

IMBB Rating:

4/5.  I have deducted one point because I feel $25 for a toner is expensive and because this product contains alcohol.

Will I Buy L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider Again?

This product was a gift; however, I might buy it again if I see it on sale.

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25 thoughts on “L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider

  1. vow gr8 review supriya…. :yes: wish my frends takes cue frm this n gifts me a similar one…..otherwise its expensive for 25 dollars…. 🙂

    1. Hi Dimpi,

      My friend is not too in to cosmetics/skincare so instead of using the travel sized one when on the move she decided to give it to me, :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: as I only introduced her to L’occitane

    1. Hi Renji,

      Why don’t you buy stuff when Loccitane offers gift with purchases….that way it turns out a bit economical… :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: .and the small sized products can be used for travel.

    1. I have never tried apple cider vinegar.I might in the future .
      However I have used dabur rosewater :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:

  2. I was totally tempted to buy it yesterday don’t know what stooped me from picking it up. 😛 What skin type do you have? I have dry skin…

    Loved those ringsss. 🙂

    1. I have oily skin but it turns in to combination skin during winter time as I get dry skin around my lips …..

      If you have dry skin then the alcohol might dry your skin. :nonono: :nonono:

      However this toner worked well for me, better to check out with the SA :makeup:

      1. Thanks Rati,

        I got the rings from diva, an accessory shop here.They have branches in singapore and M’sia not sure if they have a branch in India :methinks:

    1. hi Kumkum Jain…..just checked out your blog about pregnancy and all….will be helpful for me in the future….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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