Product Review: L'Oreal Visible Radiance Renewing Gel Toner

22 July 2011

I bought this product a couple of days ago in Superdrug just because it was by the paydesk and I thought, why not. It stood out among the other offers they had going and I hadn't tried a new toner in a while. What really interested me though was the fact it was a gel toner and not a liquid toner like most going on the market.

As seen in the above photo, this toner claims to smooth irregularities and even skin tone, help to remove complexion-dulling dead skin cells and diminish the appearance of pores, leaving the skin feeling fresh and radiant, skin texture looking refined and more even, and skin feeling smoother, softer and velvety.

The packaging comes in a translucent frosted type bottle with a snap lid. You can see how much of the gel is inside the bottle, and the lid is easy to open. The peach bottle and the blue and white lid give the product a feminine yet fresh approach. I have no complaints about the packaging in any way.

Use of the product is much like any other toner, and as it says on the bottle, you apply with cotton wool and wipe over your face gently. I really found that because this toner was a gel product and the formula is thicker, it doesn't soak through the cotton wool, which essentially means you should use less. In the long run, hopefully this would make it quite a good money saving product..always a bonus! The scent of the product is so lovely too. It's not over powering like some moisturisers/toners can be, and this has a nice balance of freshness and fragrance. 

The main thing I love about this product is the overall effect. It really does make your skin feel smoother, and especially using this in the morning before your moisturiser/foundation routine, I feel it keeps the skin in top condition for the whole day. My skin feels smoother, incredibly soft to touch, and seems to be a nice base for rest of my make-up products to go onto later. I don't have many open pores so cannot really comment on the diminishing of that as I'm already quite lucky with that aspect. 

I really do feel that this toner is a fantastic high street bargain. To me, the way my skin feels after using it makes it feel like it should be a fairly expensive product, when at full price it's £3.39 for 200mls. Now here's for the good news if you're interested: Superdrug are currently selling this product half price at £1.73!

So, if you're looking for a way to smooth your skin and make it feel incredibly soft without drying it out, I would definitely recommend this product. It won't break the bank and I think it's claims are pretty much true. I feel this was one of the best impulse beauty buys I have bought for a while. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you do try it!

-Tamsin xxx


  1. Sounds really good for sensitive skin

  2. That sounds really good and a bargain price! Nice find and review. I agree about the whole gel/liquid toner thing. Gel is so much better, I feel like I'm wasting the liquid ones as its just soaking the whole cotton wool pad. Will be buying this when I go into town next. Mel x

  3. @The Make-up Fairy - I have quite sensitive skin and it seems perfect. Doesn't dry skin out either!

    @Mel - its a fab bargain! One of the best things about the toner was that you don't get any soak-through at all. Glad this has helped you in making a new purchase of it! :D x

  4. Great review!

  5. Lovely review - something different, a gel toner! Never heard of one before!

    R.x - Beauty She Writes

  6. Hi dear, I am looking for this in Vietnam, I did buy it in Sweden airport few years a go. I really love this, who can help me to shift it to Vietnam...poor me!!!

  7. Hi dear, I am looking for this in Vietnam, I did buy it in Sweden airport few years a go. I really love this, who can help me to shift it to Vietnam...poor me!!!


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