I bought L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider and Almond Apple Sweet Peel in the hope that they would help to tighten my pores and reduce their appearance as promised. But after using them for almost two months now, I have yet to see my skin anymore refined.
L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider, which contains alcohol, is said to be a gentle formula toner that combines organic apple cider vinegar to tighten pores and reduce their appearance, with the toning properties of almond proteins. While the skin does feel fresh and soft, but I haven’t seen any difference to the condition of my pores.
On the other hand, L’Occitane Almond Apple Sweet Peel is an exfoliating treatment containing crushed almond shells for gentel exfoliation, an extract of organic apple from Provence to refine skin’s texture, and apple cider vinegar to tighten pores. Enriched in almond oil, it does leave my skin soft, supple and comfortable after application but that’s about it.
As a toner and an exfoliator, they both are up to the standard. But I wouldn’t say the same of their pore tigthening or skin refining qualities, which is what both products are promising to deliver. So definitely no recommendations from me. The only thing I like about both products are that they smell great as the sweetness of the almond is very strong.
The 6.7 fl. oz L’Occitane Almond Apple Toning Cider retails at S$35 while the 100ml Almond Apple Sweet Peel cost S$56. I’ll remember to use my money on their other products next time.