A while ago I ran out of my favourite toner which I used every single morning to get rid of the excess oils on my skin and every single night to get rid of the last bits and pieces of makeup. Even though I really liked it, I felt like it was time for a change, so I decided to buy one I have never tried before. The one I’m talking about is the L’Oreal Sublime Softening Toner. If you’re interested in reading more about it, make sure you keep on reading!
The L’Oreal Sublime Softening Toner comes in a rectangular shaped bottle. It’s flat and relatively tall. I do like the shape of it, I think it’s very efficient storage wise and I just like the way it looks. The bottle contains 200 of toner, which is pretty average.
The L’Oreal Sublime Softening Toner is made for dry or sensitive skin. I have neither of those. My skin used to be super oily, but lately I’m leaning more towards the combination side, but it’s still not dry or sensitive. The reason why I bought this toner anyway is because most toners are pretty drying and I wanted one that wouldn’t make my skin feel like it’s about to tear apart.
The L’Oreal Sublime Softening Toner claims the following things:
- It’s supposed to remove traces of makeup
- It should remove imperfections and give you clear skin
- And it’s supposed to be softening
Those claims sound pretty good and interesting, but also a bit too good to be true. But that’s pretty much what made me want to test this so bad.
When it comes to removing traces of makeup, I think it does do a decent job. It’s definitely not a product I’d recommend for taking off all of your makeup, ’cause it definitely won’t be able to do that. But it’s great to use in the morning if you have a few left over pieces of makeup on your skin.
I have to say that I’m not impressed by the way this removes makeup. It’s fine for face makeup, but removing mascara with this is just not possible. It’s definitely not strong enough for that. But removing the rest of your makeup isn’t a problem, which is why I think it’s a decent makeup remover.
When it comes to softening the skin I do think it does a great job. This toner has a very strange consistency, it’s almost a bit creamy. This creaminess does really make the skin feel super soft, but it also has a downside. The downside is that it’s quite a challenge getting the product on the cotton pad without spilling. Because I spilled so much product every time I used this, I ended up putting it in a spray container, this works way better!
And lastly, does it get rid of imperfections or not? All I can say is that it at least doesn’t create imperfections. I never believe that just one product on it’s own can cause imperfections to go away, but I do believe that this product at least doesn’t cause them.
Overall I’m pretty neutral when it comes to this product. I like the way it makes my skin feel and I like that it doesn’t break me out, but when it comes to removing makeup it’s just not the best product in the world. If you’re looking for something to soften your skin, this is a great option. But if you’re looking for something to remove those last bits and pieces of makeup (and especially mascara) you might want to try something else.
The L’Oreal Sublime Softening Toner is available at the drugstore for €5,29.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know which toner is your favourite!