“ Brand: Lush / Type: Toner „
I bought one of these whilst they were on an introductory offer in Lush. I bought one for 70p (or there about) and I received one for free. They are basically solid toners.
The toner tab is to be dissolved in water to allow you to "steam" your face, like you would when your nose is blocked. The toner tab itself is quite small and light, however once it dissolves it leaves behind it's magic. You can detect the tea tree straight away. You can smell the tea tree in the water but it's not as strong smelling as some of the other tea tree skin products that I have used in the past. It has quite a subtle scent.
Once my skin has been steamed it feels so much better. The steam helps my skin to heal, whether I am suffering from a breakout or not. I sometimes suffer from redness and irritation around my chin area and this tab really helped with that. A tip would be to bottle up some of the toner water and keep it in the fridge for future use. Once you have bottled the toner up it lasts for around a week, as long as you keep it chilled. I just use one of those travel spray bottles.
It can then be spritzed over the face for a quick refreshment at any time. The toner is ideal to use during the day when you are hot and in need of something to cool you down.
Cheap and cheerful and fun to use too.
I have never used Lush before, but have always been intrigued by the shops. When I walk past I always want to go in but the strong headache inducing smell has put me off. Friends use Lush and assured me that the smell outside the shop is much different to the one inside the shop, and recommend me to go in and have a look. So I did!
I was amazed by the colours, textures and fragrances when I finally braved the shop. I was bowled over by all the products and was thankful when a young shop assistant asked if I needed any help. She guided me through a few facial products when I explained I wanted to try something to help my spot prone sensitive skin. She recommended the Tea Tree Toner Tabs, and the Angels on Bare Skin cleanser (which I will review once very soon). I purchased the just 1 Tea Tree Tab to try and the cleanser and the lovely girl gave me another Tea Tree tab and a sample of a face mask. I have to say I was very impressed with the service! They are all so helpful in there, and are genuinely lovers of the products themselves. They have a lot of knowledge and are happy to share this with you. I have never encounted such lovely genuine service!
Now onto the Tab. The Tea Tree Toner Tab is just 80p, but they are quite small, about the size of a £2 coin. It is a light green shade (which I noticed on the internet looks more white) and lasts one use. I was told to drop it in some boiling water and let the steam unblock my pores and tone my skin. I also read a few reviews to see if I could pick up any tips, which I did. A few people had mentioned using the used water for a toner. Amazing idea.
The next day I cleansed my face as normal and as instructed got a bowl of boiled water and dropped the tab in. As soon as the tab hits the water it begins to fizz and the water begins to turn a pale green colour. I put my face over the steam with a towel over my head to keep the steamy goodness in. The Tea Tree fragrence is a strong smell but I didn't find it too overpowering and it didn't sting my eyes at all.
I steamed away for 25 minutes having a minute or two break in the middle. The tea tree oil is supposed to "deliver tea tree oil to your face in a concentration that will be antibacterial without spoiling your skin's natural defences". It unblocks pores and aids the healing process of breakouts. After I had steamed my face I let the water cool and used a cotton pad dipped in the remaining water to wipe over my face. I have use tea tree before and found that when applied it would sting, but not with the tea tree tab. As I swept the pad over my face I noticed my skin also didn't feel dry as it normally would with a tea tree treatment! I was impressed!
An hour or so later I noticed my skin looked fresher and most of my pores were unblocked. Not all my pores I hastened to add, but I would say they were about 70% better. My skin still didn't feel dried out or like it had been attacked, It was more like it had been gently stroked into submission!
Now Lush suggest you use this daily to cleanse your troubled skin, but at 80p a pop that would be getting expensive. I used my other tab 5 day later and it seemed to improve my skin even more the second time, so regular use seems to prove more beneficial. Since my first two uses I returned to the shop to buy a few more and have been using the tabs once a week so that I give my skin a regular treat. Since using the tabs my pores are so much clearer, and my spots have started to improve. My skin is also feeling healthier and fuller.
I took the advice of some of the reviews and also used the remaining water from my bowl after steaming and bottled it. I have been using this as a toner for my skin after cleansing. I do keep the toner in the fridge as some reviews have mentioned, but this has a bonus effect of cooling and tightening the pores as it is chilled. I can almost hear my skin exclaiming Ahhhhhhhhh.
Now I will mention that as I am only using the Tabs once a week, (and my Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser a couple of times a week, so it lasts as long as possible) on the other days I am using a normal Garnier cleanser or a Freederm Exfoliating Wash before my homemade toner water. Although I believe these are also helping to keep my pores clean and aiding my spots I still find them very harsh on my skin and drying. It is only now I have used the Lush products that I realise how harsh these products are and how much nicer the Lush products are too my skin. My sensitive skin defiantly prefers the natural approach!
I am so impressed with my Lush experience that I can't believe it took me so long to try it out! I love the fact that Lush reduce their packaging as much as possible so items such as the tea tree tabs are solid so no packaging is needed. The all natural ingredients are kinder to my skin and the usual preservatives and chemical that seem to dry out my skin just arn't there! The shop assistants are also so helpful and will advise you on your purchase, tell you the best way to use it and often throw in a few samples. The Lsuh products can be a bit expensive but you are paying for quality fresh natural ingredients, although I think it is worth paying the extra, I will be honest and say I do try and ration what I have to save money. But in the case of this Tea Tree Toner Tab, if you use once/twice a week then 80p is a bargain. Plus you get to make your own toner water from it as well!
On one of my frequent Lush jaunts, I was checking out the skincare products and decided on a spur of the moment purchase. My chosen item was the ETC, ETC toner tab twist pack, cleverly named for the contents: 2 each of the Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Tea Tree toner tabs. Each toner tab is designed to sort out your skin in a different way. I had tried, and been impressed by, the Vitamin C and Vitamin E tabs in the past, but I had never tried the Tea Tree toner tab before.
The Tea Tree tab is designed for spotty and troubled skin. It is green, whereas the E and C toner tabs are white, and has the letter T on it. The tab is rather like a little ballistic and also reminds me of a larger version of a Love Heart! As the name suggests, the chief ingredient in this toner tab is tea tree, which is antibacterial, antifungal and helps to control spots with a mild antiseptic. I've used Lush's liquid tea tree toner in the past and been impressed. Another ingredient in the tab is aloe vera powder. This is calming and gentle on the skin. It can be used to relieve irritation and helps to keep skin moisturised.
To the use the tab, fill a bowl with hot water and drop the tab into it. Cleanse your face, cover your head with a towel and put your face over the bowl, letting the steam get to work on your skin. I found that the tab fizzed away like a ballistic and turned the water a pale green colour. I could also smell the tea tree.
I really enjoy using these tabs, as the steam feels really refreshing on my skin. I usually sit with my face over the bowl for fifteen or twenty minutes. After use I bottle the water (using an old liquid toner bottle) and keep it in the fridge, where for up to three days it can be used as a normal toner.
After use I find my skin feels refreshed and cleaner. It isn't dry but it feels and looks brighter and more even. I can definitely see a difference using these toner tabs. I think the tea tree tab works well when you're having a bit of a bad skin day.
At 75p each, these toner tabs are a bit expensive to use every day but they are very cheap as an occasional facial. I definitely recommend this tab for spotty and combination skin. If you have a different skin type I recommend trying one of the others and you could always have a number of tabs available for different occasions. When not in use I keep my tabs in a massage bar tin. They're ideal for a quick facial, especially over Christmas when things get hectic and expensive - keep a couple of these little tabs ready!
I bought this from Lush the other day, seeing as it was just 73p for a single toner tab I thought why not!
It is smallish and green in colour and smells quite stong and herby. It comes in one of the yellow lush bags if you buy it on its own, though you can buy them in pack where they will come pre-packed.
I had never used one of these before, so asked one of the staff at Lush and I was a little embarrassed at how easy it was to do and I didn't know! To use you need a hot bowl of water and simply plop it in, once this has happened it immediatly begins to fizz away and smells very strong. Personally I found the smell too overwhelming as it was very herby and to me, was quite unpleasant. It turned the water a very pale green here and you could see someing in the parts of it still floating in the water.
The smell is very off putting for me, it was very herbally, but not in a good way, it was overpowering and not all that pleasant. However as it was only 15 minutes I managed to do it, after this there wasn't a huge improvement in my complexion, though I wasn't expecting any miracles and for it to be done immediatley!
Though my skin did feel softer and although I was expecting it to be dried out it felt more hyrdrated. The next morning nothing else had really happened, due to it being tea tree it is meant for teenage skin or that that is prone to spots, however it had done nothing for mine. None of them had reduced in size, neither had the redness reduced.
Overall for 73p it is quite nice to have soft skin, though it doesn't really do much else!
Tea Tree Toner Tab
*About the product*
I bought the ETC toner tab pack in which you get the vitamin E, the vitamin C and the tea tree toner tab. I have not used the vitamin C but I have used the vitamin E as a tab in a bowl of hot water (see my previous review for more information) and yesterday I used the tea tree tab to make a cleanser.
You can buy it on its own or you can buy it in the same pack that I did, and I think buying the pack of them works out to be a tiny bit cheaper. They are green (obviously) and they have a T on the front so you know which one you are using (and they vitamin E has an E on the front and so on).
*Aloe vera powder - to relive irritation and to calm the skin
*Tea tree water - which is antibacterial and best of all antifungal (so it should help my eczema)
It is great for teenage or troubled skin, if you are prone to spots or blemishes! It is a really good toner, very easy to use and you can keep the water and use it as a normal bottled toner, which is what I did.
*How I used it*
I cut the tab in half and I added it to about 150ml of hot water to make the toner. I used 150ml as I put it into a empty Eau Roma water toner bottle after it finished fizzing. Then I put it in the fridge to cool and I think I am going to keep it in the fridge, 1. so that bacteria or other micro organisms can't grow in it as it is natural and 2. As the cool water is really nice and soothing on my skin and it seems to help my eczema too which is really really great!
I have only used the half of one of these to make the toner as I didn't want it to be too strong as I had not tried it before, But I will definitely be using it again. And it is also really good as I can use half for a toner and half for a facial steam/sauna!
I bought the ETC pack for £4.25 for the 50g (and where you get 2x Vitamin E, 2x Vitamin C and 2x Tea tree tabs) which is really good as you can try different ones. You can also buy them on their own for only 75p each! which is amazing as the vitamin E and this one that I have tried work really well on my skin and neither have irritated my skin!
You can buy them off the site or you can buy the ETC packs in store but I have not seen the tea tree, vit E or Vit C on their own in the two manchester stores though (I have only seen the token to the gods or something like that as individual tabs) but other stores maybe different.
*Does not irritate my skin
*Great as a toner or just in a bowl of hot water as a facial steamer
*They are from lush
*I used half of one tab as a toner and half in hot water - so they last a while
*This one also smells quite nice - like tea tree..
*I have not seen these tabs sold individually in the stores - just the etc and token of the gods or something in stores
Thank you for reading my review
I received a pack of these Tea Tree Toner Tabs with a goody pack of New Years treats from Lush, I wouldn't have thought to buy them myself but they're actually a wicked start to a pampering session.
They're like big mints and they remind me of that even more because they come wrapped up into what looks like a mint tube. They cost £5.00 for 7 tabs but I'm sure you can buy them individually in Lush shops. You add one to a small amount of very hot water in a bowl and steam your face over it once the tab starts dissolving.
I like to use a deep bowl because the tea tree smell is quite strong at first and it makes my eyes water a bit, you get used to it though and I've used 4 tabs now and hardly notice the first sting! lol The tab dissolves quite quick and then the steam and good stuff that the tab has added to the steam cleans my skin and opens the pores up to give it a proper deep clean.
After 15 mins (or however long you like as long as the steam is still coming up from the bowl!) you can dip a ball of cotton wool into the water and wipe it over your face for an extra cleanse and toning effect.
These tabs are meant for people with greasier skin who have regular spots and blemishes. I get spots sometimes and when I do the skin round them goes a bit red, these tea tree toner tabs do help the redness but I don't think they do a lot for actually getting rid of the spots or making them look any better. It does feel nice to use the tabs though and over all there is a difference in the feel of my skin after I've used one.
My face feels mega soft and I can also feel how deep down my skin has been cleaned, I usually follow a toner tab with a gentle face mask because steaming your face opens the pores and that helps the face mask work deeper.
I just went on the Lush website to check out the price of these and I read that you can pour the water into a bottle and use it as a toner for a few days after steaming your face, that's a good idea and deffo makes a small overpriced product a bit better value for money.
I was in my FAVOURITE shop the other day when I spotted these 'Toner Tabs', I wasn't really sure what they were so I asked the Lush shop assistant. There are different ones and depending on which one is more suited to your skin or which one more likely is needed you get that one then you just plop it in a bowl of hot water, put a towel over head and thats all there is to it!
I got this one which if for troublesome and teenage skin. It is meant to 'tone' the skin and make it clearer.
How much does it cost:
For one toner it costs around 70p, which I think is great value for money or you can buy a weeks worth for £4.95.
Where can you buy it from?
It is purchasable from Lush stores and at the lush online store, they are also purchasable from places like ebay and amazon, however you do have to pay postage so look out for that!
What is the packaging like?
As with most Lush items it doesn't have its own packaging, however there are paper yellow bags dotted around the store which you can just pop the toner tabs into and these can also be reused for the nest time you go into the store!
I think that it is really easy to use and takes up hardly any time in the day. You an use for 5-10 minutes depending on how bad your skin is. To use just get a reasonable size bowl that you'll be able to hover your head over.
Upon dropping in the toner tab the small isn't exactly the nicest, it is meant to have tea tree in it, however it is a very herby smell and isn't too nice when you have to stick your head over a bowl of that stuff for 5-10 minutes.
I always tend to use it for 10 minutes, regardless of how bad my skin is as this way I feel like it has a good enough time to work. Aft5er using is my skin is left very soft, which I love as I have quite dry skin so I was surprised it had managed to do this.
It also did reduced redness on the spots, though it didn't really get rid of any, however I did notice that in the following week from using it I didn't get any new ones, so it did manage to keep them all at bay!
Overall I would reccomend you give this a go and see whether it works for you, but don't have too high expectations and if you can withstand the smell! It is a great buy for a little more than 70p!
Recently I developed a huge spot on my cheek just days before my holiday. How annoying is that? Why do spots only rear their heads for special occasions? I'm sure my skin is conspiring against me! Anyway, I had a look through my boxes of beauty stuff looking for something to get rid of the little devil, and decided to use one of my Lush Tea Tree Toner Tabs, as I've used them before, and they're fab at getting rid of spots.
So what exactly is a toner tab? Well it's a tiny little tablet which you drop into a bowl of hot water, and then you put your face over the bowl in order to give yourself a facial sauna. You can then wipe the water over your face to tone it, and even bottle some of the water and keep in the fridge to use as a toner over the next few days.
The Tea Tree toner tab stands out from the others mainly in that it is green rather than white, oh and it has the letter T on the top of it! Strangely for a tea tree product, it doesn't have a particularly strong tea tree scent to it.
As I dropped it into my bowl of hot water, it began fizzing like one of the Lush ballistics, turning the water a slightly green colour. Again when I held my head over the water I couldn't really smell the product, but you can feel the steam on your face, opening your pores to give a deep down clean.
After using this, my skin didn't really look any different at first, but the next morning I noticed the spot on my cheek had gone down considerably, and my skin looked clearer and a bit brighter and fresher as a whole. I've used the tea tree toner tabs a couple of times now and they do seem to make quite a difference when I have spots. Saying this, I only get the occasional spot, and I'm not sure how well these would work for really bad skin.
The toner tabs are one of the cheapest Lush products costing just 73p each. You can also buy them in a pack of seven costing £4.84. Saying that as you only get one use out of them, daily use could work out expensive, which is why I use them as a bit of a skin treat.
Overall I think it's worth keeping one or two of these around for when I get the occasional spot, and I would recommend them.
After trying to sort out my skin (and being successful) with Lush cleanser and moisturiser i decided i needed that extra...somethingto refresh my skin. My experience with toners have not been good so i veered away from the liquid toners in Lush. These came out soon after and i decided to give them a try. As neither of the other two seemed right for my skin i brought one of these home.
Looks- Well looks like a skin product really. They wrap it up so it looks like a tiny package-quite cute really! The 'T' makes sure you knwo which tab it is.
Price- for 73p that is quite good for what you get. I myself wouldn't buy the 7 pack as i wouldn't use them often enough
How to use- Having never used anything like this before, i cleaned out a washing up bowl (use a smaller bowl!) put soem hot water on the bottom and then popped the tab into the water, sticking my head into the bowl and covering with a towel. After 15 mintues, use cotton wool with the water on to wipe over your face and tip a load of the water into a bottle to use as a spritzer the next day- maybe pout it in the fridge overnight to cool yourself down on a summers day.
Experience- It was very hot and kind of uncomfortable under the towel and slightly boring so the 15 mintues took a while to pass. After doing that my skin felt really 'open' and i decided to use my cleanser and moisturiser while they are likely to be their most effective while rinsing the cleanser off with some of the toner water. I also wiped my face with the toner water with cotton wool so it may be more effective. I felt very refreshed that evening but it didn't really do a lot to my skin, other than refreshing it and making my skin feel cleaner
Altogether it seems to work for some people so give it a try. Even if it did work on my skin i would still only use it as an occasional treat as it is very tedious and i have found that a Breath of Fresh air toner actually works for me anyway.
A Lush Tea Tree Toner Tab is an ideal size and shape to be popped in to the bottom of a gift bag for friends or loved ones or to be received from Lush with your shopping as a free sample and this is exactly how I received mine. I have been a fairly regular shopper in Lush recently and I received one of each of their toner tabs as a free sample over the past couple of months so check out my reviews for recent receives on the Vit C, Vit E and keep your eyes peeled in the future for any more toner reviews.
This toner tab is small and a light green colour with lots of flecks of green within the tab, it has a large T on the front so that you can clearly see the difference between each toner tab and this is great for people who may be colour blind or not have the best eyesight. This toner tab contains tea tree and is recommend for teenager skin and people who are prone to spot break outs. Lush recommend that you use one Toner tab each evening as part of a cleanse, tone & moisturise skin regime and for 73p each and with one tab lasting one night I don't believe the costs to be too prohibitive but I would probably just use this once or twice a week to keep my skin looking nice and help me destress after a long week. Also, a top tip that I have recently picked up on the Lush website is to use the water that has had the toner tab dissolved in it to dab on your face and remove any traces of cleanser.
Toner tabs are very simple to use, simply pop a tab in to a bowl of hot water, place a towel over your head and let the steam work it's magic on your face. There is a nice scent of tea tree that is a little strong but it doesn't put me off using this one again as I want a tea tree product to smell lovely and strong. My skin felt nice and clean after use and definitely toned, I followed this up with a Lush moisturiser (which I use every night) and my skin was kept lovely and smooth, I have found that all of the Lush toner tabs I have used so far to give fantastic results. I do suffer from spots at times and would not hesitate to use one of these again for a bad skin day, or even longer periods of bad skin.
I will be purchasing Lush toner tabs again as so far I have been very pleased with the ones that I have tried. I would recommend these as part of a more luxurious skincare regime and the price is fine if I don't use one of these each and every day. The only downside to this particular toner tab is that the fumes can sting your eyes a little if you don't take care. Because of this I am marking this toner tab 4/5.
Lush toner tabs combine the idea of steaming to open pores allowing dirt and grime to come out of pores with the toning effect of natural ingredients. The tea tree tab is recommended for 'teenage skin' or basically skin in need of a good cleansing. Toner tabs are a good way to save on unnecissary packaging that you find with basically all other toners (earth points!) which also means they can be carried around alot easier than standard liquid toners without the worry of leakage.
The tea tree toner was the second one i tried and i have to say i was a little disappointed, with the vitamin c toner tab there was visable dirt in the bottom of the steaming bowl which had come out of my pores but with this nothing had come out and i didnt feel as clean and refreshed. Although dipping cotton wool in the water afterward (once its cooled a little) is a good way to get the good stuff directly onto your skin to blast spots away and cause its warm it opens pores letting the tea tree do its job easier which you dont get with usual tea tree products cause they are cold.
Tea tree oil is an antibacterial essential oil used to dry spots out and kill the bacteria causing them. This toner tab also includes aloe vera powder to soften and soothe skin.
Tea tree tabs come in singles and packs of 7 (a weeks work the website says but i reckon using them once a week is good enough!).
Single tab: £0.73
7 tab pack: £4.84
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I haven't been in Lush for a while so I was excited to find it was full of new products when i went in on Saturday.
There was an offer on - spend £15 and get a free bath bubble bar. I was buying 2 products that came to £14.75 so thought I'd add a Tea Tree Toner Tab for 75p, without any expectations of it.
Recently I've been suffering from an out break of blackheads and acne like spots on my chin, so I chose this over the other 2 tabs because of the tea tree content. And I have to say it has worked really well, but I didn't use it the conventional way.
Lush recommend you pop it in a bowl of steaming water with a towel over your head, but the sales adviser who sold me this recommended I only use half because the smell is so strong it cholked her! Because of this i was prepared and didn't suffer like other reviewers!
I crumbled half the tab in a bowl of water that had been off the boil for 10 minutes. The idea is that the steam opens the pours in your skin and the tea tree oil and aloe vera clear out any grime. When the water cools down you can keep it in the fridge for a few days and use it like a regular toner.
Not only did it make my skin feel great but it really sorted out my sinusitis, which had been hurting me all yesterday!
With the remaining half of the tab I chose to rub it on my skin dry. I applied it over my chin, which is my problem area. I assume this would work well because the fine powder that comes off the tab could work as an exfoliator.
I woke up this morning and my chin looks much better. The pours seems smaller and the 3 little spot heads that were threatening to poke up yesterday have sunk back down.
At 75p this seems like a bargain but it is actually very expensive considering you can only use it for a few days. I wouldn't use these as a regular toner but if you have a particularly bad crop of spots I would recommend it. It would also be great to use before a special night out, especially if you followed it with a facemask, as the pours would be more sensitive.
It's just occured to me that I could probably stretch to one of these once a month, before my period, as that's when i get spots without fail!
It's made of all natural ingrediants and is very good for sensitive skin. Completely ethical too.
This is defiantly the worst of the three toner tabs and in my opinion they are all pretty dire! I bought all 3 to try as they are only 75p each, now I realise I have wasted £2.25! I tried this one last and when I look back I think whatever possessed you! I couldn't handle the essential oils from the other 2 stinging my eyes so why I thought I would be able to handle tea tree is a mystery. I had my head under that towel for all of 30 seconds before my eyes were streaming - I looked like I had been peeling onions for days! They were stinging so much I had to go and rinse them out in the kitchen. When I finally managed to stop my eyes streaming I went back to the bathroom and it seems that after the fizzing has stopped the smell is not as potent. So I did as lush suggested and got some on a cotton wool ball and wiped over my face. This did sting a bit and my face went all blotchy - again! However my pores did look a bit smaller. But I could just use a normal cleanser for this effect so I am not too impressed. A total waste of money.
I don't have trouble skin but when I went into Lush I bought one of each of the Toner Tabs as I wanted to try all of them. Yesterday I caught the sun on my cheek and nose and this morning I thought I'd pamper myself. The perfect opportunity to try out my Tea Tree Toner Tab.
Lush say the Tea Tree Tab is for teenage or troubled skin. You fill a bowl with hot water and drop the tab in. It then fizzes away like a Bath Bomb. You put a towel over your head and put your face over the bowl. The steam then opens your pores and the tab cleans them out. The water can be left to go cold and put in a spritzer bottle to take out with you. The toner will not stay fresh for long though as it contains no preservatives. Lush recommend keeping the water no longer than a day but it is good for a pick-me-up in work/college.
Tea Tree Oil is known for its antiseptic properties. It can be used to help fight spots, insect bites or other skin problems. According to Lush it has a fresh, medicinal and woody aroma. This is what I could smell when I put my tab in the water.
I decided to use my tab this morning and did exactly what the Lush Times had told me. The only problem I found was that it was hard to breath under the towel and the steam tasted horrible. I had to keep lifting the towel to breath. I stayed under the towel for about 10 minutes then wiped my face with cotton wool. I then used one of my facemasks and left it for half an hour. By this time, the water with the tab in ahd gone cold. I soaked some cotton wool in it and used it to clean the mask off my face. My skin now feels smooth and looks great. The combined effects of the tab and facemask were wonderful.
Walking around Lush with your best friend can be a very depressing experience. Me, well I'm on an economy drive (through choice) at the moment. Ever since I stuck 3 massive carrier bags in the bottom of my wardrobe (which were all new and untouched) crammed full of toiletries! I have to stop buying and like my Mum said if I feel like shopping open the door and grab something out of said wardrobe lol
Lush I love. Not everything of late since they've stopped using palm oil in all their products which has in my opinion spoiled alot of the products such as the floating island bath melt which is now an off white instead of white and really doesn't smell so nice as it used to. So going in Lush with no money isn't as traumatic as it would have been say 6 months ago. However I was pulled into looking at stuff but I was steadfast as my friend bought the entire shop. Yes I felt left out but I couldn't justify a purchase of any type. I have bottles of bath foam, hundreds of shampoos and bars of soap and not rubbish either. The friendly adviser came across chatting away and spied me holding nothing in my grubby mits (I'm sure lol), have you seen these she said and literally dragged us to look at the new toner tabs in store. 75p sounds cheap but my mind isn't convinced. It's aplash on wash that you use once and drain away which means 75p per day is £5.25 a week spends even with 7 at the moment costing £5.00 sounds a lot to me.
However I was told all about the tabs which in the range has this one, Vitamin B and a Vitamin C one. I was told how to use them and what they are meant to achieve. Having been told about the tabs at great length (and as my mate was mixing and matching a humongous amount into a bright yellow bag the advisor suggested the Vitamin E tab (anti aging and revives tired faces) and I was insulted! She wouldn't have it I felt I needed the Tea Tree Tab and in utter defiance I legged it to the till with one lol
What Lush Says About The Tab....
The Tea Tree Tab is for toning teenaged, troubled and traumatised skin. After you've fizzed and steamed, make sure to dip cotton wool or a face cloth into the bowl and use the toner liquid to refresh your face and remove and traces of cleanser really gently, to get all the benefits of the anti-bacterial essential oils.
Essential Oils and Absolutes: Tea Tree Oil
Fresh and Natural: Aloe Vera Powder , Chlorophyllin , Citric Acid
Safe Synthetics: Sodium Bicarbonate
Place the tab in hottish (but not scolding water). Hold a clean face over the tab to lightly steam the face and then splash face with the tab mixture and dry face. You can bottle some up to use the following day to use after cleanser but this is a fresh product and shouldn't be kept for long. I was told this is particularly good to use after using a Lush face mask to make sure all remnants are removed.. I'm sure this is fine to remove any brand of face mask as well though.
Why I bought the Tab....
Admitted I don't have teenage skin. However I have problematic skin. Spots, blackheads, whiteheads, dry skin and oily t-zone. I can de grease and an hour later my skin can feel greasy and what's worse appear it.
Quite large and round, light green with darker green flecks and the letter T protrudes at the top so you can easily tell which tab you own or want to use if you have collection of them. When you first meet your tab it's like a solid powder that leaves a chalk dust on your fingers and contains no smell at all.
I owned mine for a while before using it. I prefer to use a facial wash in the shower or bath because I'm lazy and this is a little more fussy having to deliberetly go out of my way to use it and to be honest a toner doesn't sound that exciting really. I do think they need to change the name of this product to something more appealing and in my view it doesn't adequately describe what it is!
So I used it after cleansing and toning as normal so my face was as clean as possible to start with. After reading the lovely Misssixtys review on here I decided to copy her way of using it.
I popped it in a large glass Pyrex dish and filled it with hot (not boiling water). The tab itself was like an alka seltzer and when it hit the water it really fizzed and danced around the bowl taking about 20 seconds to completely evaporate. Now I have no idea how much water to add (Lush don't say) but I used about a pint out of the tap and it was fairly hot. There was a smell to it but it wasn't overpowering in any way and I couldn't smell any mint just a smell of talc really if anything. I dipped my finger in and the water felt very soft and silky and I could tell by touch it wasn't plain water as it felt a little thicker (hope that makes sense!).
The water was a tad cloudy and had a hint of green in it but nothing much. I did bottle some up to use as toner after cleansing the following day to make this product more economical!
I stuck me head over the bowl for about 10 minutes as I got bored and I had designated 15 minutes but I really lost patience. I put a towel over my head to maximize the experience but really I didn't have much of one at all.
The smell wasn't as I said overpowering. There was no real feeling on my face as I did it. I don't know if my water was hot enough but I really didn't feel like I was steam cleaning my pores. Yes my face got a little clammy but I didn't sweat or anything and had no tingle signifying anything working. The problem with this is that no temperature is recommended so I have no idea really if I did it right or not. The whole process is just rather boring!
After I finished I wiped my face off with some dry cotton wool. No muck was removed. I then dipped some cotton wool into the dish to moisten said cotton wool and wiped my face over again. A tiny bit of dirt removed but nothing amazing and nothing I expected as I had high hopes.
Well skin did look fresher there is no doubt about that. Temporarily you could see all my black heads rise to the surface of my face. A couple I gave gentle squeeze to and they popped out the rest simply sunk back into my skin a few minutes later so that didn't overly impress me.
Skin felt incredibly smooth afterwards and didn't feel one bit tight in any way shape or form.
I wasn't thrilled after using the tab and certainly wouldn't want to use one everyday in this manner but I didn't feel it hurt my skin and my sensitive skin felt comfortable enough and I was pleased it never made my sensitive eyes stream.
However as I said my skin felt soft but not really in a natural way. I didn't know why. However I decided to stick me hands in the bowl to see if it softened them or anything. When done after a couple of minutes yes my hands came out really soft so I was pleased! However when I looked at them five minutes later my hands were very pale and white and I realised the soft feeling on my skin was unnatural and caused by the powder in the tablet and that's why my face looked so fresh and clear.
The Lush Adviser told me these suitable for every day use. I personally wouldn't want to go through the above method every day. Be ok for a 2 minute steam and a flash rinse over the face of a morning or evening but really are they worth 75p a treatment and bottle toner to use day after?
No. Not in my opinion. The day after using this skin still felt soft and after sleeping my face didn't feel grimy. When I re wiped using the bottled up bit of tab I'd saved on some cotton wool some traces of dirt came off and sure skin didn't feel or look as greasy as normal but to me this is far too much effort to go to every day of my life for the results achieved. I would buy one for occasional use because it didn't harm my skin and if I had bad spots etc I would use it then just to see properly if it works as at the moment I don't have a face full of spots to zap but the couple I did have were still there in the morning!
Not an awful product but in my view it really isn't amazing and alot of effort required to set it up!
For toning teenage skin /