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Brand: Lush / Type: Toner / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      27.04.2011 18:40
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      A great little treat for your skin - and your bank balance!

      Why is when you step into Lush you can't leave without buying something, anything, to take home and indulge yourself in? I'd originally gone in to investigate a few ideas I was having about a new skin care routine when I came across these funny looking little tablets.

      About the size of a £2 coin and 3 times the thickness, at 75p a pop I had nothing to lose. It promises to keep everyone's skin balanced and lovely, with lavender essential oil to keep your skin smooth, and its omega 3 oil and vitamin E revive tired faces. It sounded like a great little SOS addition to my skin care regime so home it came with me.

      I do love a good face steaming don't you? That feeling of the pores opening, all the dirt and oil coming out, your pores tightening up afterwards feeling clean and revitalized. I usually just use a nice bowl of hot water and a big towel, so putting this effervescent toner tab into the water was an interesting experience.

      You get no instructions so I wasn't sure if I'd put in too much, or too little water. I think it was around 400ml but it was a small bowl! I also only used half the tab (it cuts up easily with a sharp knife and breadboard!). Why half the tab? Because I'd only bought one tab and I wanted to try it again a few days later to get a better idea of what, if anything, it can do for my skin. So, in went the half a toner tab and it fizzed up like a Lush bath bomb, with a slight white, talcy mist rising from it. Once the whizzing and fizzing had calmed down, I leant over the bowl and draped a towel over my head.

      You are instantly hit with a very strong fragrance of lavender that reminded me of a 'Grandma' style perfume. I could put up with the smell but it's not one I would choose. I also felt the deeper I breathed in, the more the back of my throat started to sting, nothing too painful but I do have a very sensitive throat so this was deflating my relaxation bubble. Steam though, is steam, and it felt no different to when I steam with hot water except for the smell. I opened my eyes a few times, no stinging. With having no instructions I didn't know how long to stay in my steamy cocoon, so i gave it around 5 - 10 minutes, until I was bored standing there really.

      Looking back, I should have read some reviews on here before I used the tab. Apparently, after removing your face from the steaming, you are suppose to wipe some of the steamed out toner on your face with cotton pads, then allow the water to cool, bottle it, and use it as a toner for a few days. Now that's what I call bargain beauty - a bottled toner for 75p! Though it's shelf life is untested, its a nice little bonus.

      My skin did feel amazing, very soft and revitalized. It looked much brighter and, dare I say it? Clearer? My pores looked visibly reduced and my rather red blemishes had reduced in redness. The next day my skin still felt and looked quite good, I was impressed. The effects didn't last long though. I do wonder if I had bottled the toner water what the outcome might have been several days on and I will be trying this out the next time I buy a tab from the range.

      I was impressed, but steaming my face every night is not a practical solution to my skin problems. It's great for a treat or a pamper night, and if you do fall in love with these little beauties, you can buy them in multipacks which will save you some £££. Be sure to pick one up next time your in store, or add it to your cart if your shopping online. There are currently 4 toner tabs in total in the range, all created for slightly different skin, from teenage to ageing.

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        11.01.2011 00:27
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        Nice occasional treat for your face

        Having to buy these in bigger packages, I would probably not even think of them. But as you can buy as little as one tab at the time for more than reasonable 75p, you just throw one in your basket when passing by without considering how much you really need it. And that's exactly how I first tried Lush E Toner Tab.

        As many natural Lush products, Toner tabs have no packaging, you just take a usual small yellow paper bag and fill it with Toner tabs of desired amount. If you'd like to know the ingredients or other information, do not hesitate to ask staff in store, they are always very helpful and have a good knowledge about Lush products, or have a look at Lush website.
        There are couple ways to use Toner tabs - the most common one is to melt it in boiling water in a bowl (doesn't say anywhere how much water to use - i used about 400ml and it was ok), throw a towel over your head and make a little sauna for your face (I don't own an actual face sauna, but that may work even better). It has mild scent - I can smell citrus fruit and a hint of lavender, very pleasant and not overpowering at all. Fragrant steam leaves your skin very soft, nourished ( mature skin can never get too much of E vitamin) and clean, I absolutely loved the feeling, it was like my skin turned couple years younger (and I'm not old). For a long term point of view, I'm sure it does some good, but nothing major I would say.
        The other way to use the tabs would be to dissolve in boiled water, cool down and store in clean container - can be used as tonic water. I tried this once but I prefer steam, plus it's awkward to store and you can only keep it for very short time.

        Overall, very affordable treat for your skin, nice and pleasant to use once a while. I'm deducting a star due to lack of information - I do understand enviro factor and don't dispute lack of packaging, but not everyone is comfortable asking every single detail in store. I asked what it was as how to use it in principal, and roughly what does it contain, but it was just at home I realised I don't know how to store them, how long I can store the tonic water for, exactly how much water to use for a tab, what results to expect and what type of skin it is primarily for. Some info can be obtained from their website but I don't find it sufficient.

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        14.07.2010 16:55
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        A great product - very highly recommended! :)

        Lush Vit E Toner Tab

        I have combination skin and occasionally I have bad eczema flare ups but these are usually rare. But the past week my eczema has been quite bad and I ordered one of these in my last order from the lush UK site (which is really easy and convenient), so I thought it may be make skin less oily and to try to calm down my skin. And it really did!

        I have a facial steamer/sauna but it does not do much for my skin and it is a bit annoying to use. So these are a great alternative to a specific facial steamer and they are so much more easier and they smell nice too.

        There are various different toner tab that lush makes, the vit c one which is great for more mature skin and problem skin, the Q10 which is supposed to be for men, the Tea tree tab which is good for troubled skin, the token to the gods one which is just for normal skin I think and then they make the this one which is for balancing the skin - to make sure it is not too oily or not too dry, which is great for my skin.

        I just put it in a bowl of hot water and put a towel over my head and let the tab fizzle away. It fizzed for about a minute at the most and it gave off a really nice lavender herbal scent which was really nice, but after it fizzled out I could not really smell the scent any more.

        It is really nice and relaxing. My eczema was quite irritated that day and after using the tab it calmed down a lot and it was not irritated as much and my skin was also refreshed, hydrated and soften. I think it also did actually balance out my skin as it usually gets oily really quickly but after this I did not need to use a moisturiser or any thing, It seemed to be just right, well until the next day.

        Contains lavender to tone and calm the skin, vitamin E is an antioxidant and it also contains omega 3 oil which revives the skin.

        Conclusions
        Good points
        *All natural ingredients
        *Not messy
        *Quick and easy to use
        *Leaves my skin more calm, hydrated, softened and balanced
        *Really really cheap at 75p for each 10g tab or you can buy the in sets on there own or mixed sets
        *lots of other ones to chose from
        *Calming and relaxing

        Bad points
        *The scent only lasts as long as the tab is fizzing - which is not long but the water does have the scent but only very slightly

        **The water that is left behind can also be used as a toner, if you put it in a bottle and the put it in the fridge**

        Thank you for reading my review

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        16.03.2010 01:14
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        Pamper yourself!

        I spotted Lush Toner tabs on a recent visit to Lush. These are a recent addition to the Lush range and I was intrigued enough to give them a try. The tablets themselves are oval shaped and about the size of a £2 coin. To look at they have the same texture as a Lush Ballistic, only much smaller. There were three different tablets to try and I decided to go for the vitamin E one. The tablets come in packs of 7, one pack for each variety or a pack of 7 containing a mixture of the three different tablets. It is also possible to buy a tablet individually, and as I'd never used this product before, this is what I decided to do. Each tablet is priced at 75p, whilst a pack of 7 will set you back £4.50.

        As the tablet was unpackaged there were no instructions on how to use it so I headed over to the Lush website where they have a handy little video demonstrating how to use a tablet. Following the instructions on the site, I heated a bowl of water in the microwave (making sure it wasn't too hot as I didn't want to scald myself!). I then popped the tablet in and watched it fizz away. It behaved pretty much like a large alka seltzer tablet! When it dissolved I placed my face over the bowl, covering my head with a towel. Using steam in this way is no new thing and is a good way of giving you skin a thorough clean as it opens up and unclogs the pores and remove toxins and impurities.

        The tablet has lavender essential oil which according to Lush helps the skin stay smooth and has a balancing effect, ensuring the skin is not too oily nor too dry. It also has omega 3 oil and vitamin E from nutritious algae. These combination of ingredients will help revive dull and tired faces. As the steam got to work on my face I could smell the lavender, which smelt lovely, not too strong and overpowering, and helped me relax. I don't normally use steam in this way and I felt really pampered!

        I have to admit I was a bit sceptical on my way home from buying this product, as I didn't think it would be any different to using a normal bowl of steam and the tablet seemed a bit pointless as it wasn't actually coming in contact with my skin! However, after seeing the instructions on site I realised that once I'd finished my steam session the water can be applied to the skin using a cotton wool pad, as you would normal toner. In this way the skin can absorb the nutritious oils that this tablet contains.

        I used this treatment prior to using the sacred truth facemask (see review) as opening the pores would enable the mask to work more effectively. Overall, I really liked using this. I felt pampered and it certainly makes sense to me to use something like this prior to a face mask to ensure that you get maximum benefit. The only downside for me is that each tablet is for one use and so it can get a bit expensive. However, this is only something I'd use once or twice a week and the fact that this tablet has a 3 in 1 function of cleansing, toning and moisturising this is not too bad. I'll definitely be buying again.

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          04.01.2010 13:10
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          A great product which seems to do exactly what it promises to!

          I was lucky enough to receive a massive goodie box from Lush as one of my christmas presents this year and as it is a store I love but usually cannot afford to shop in, I was absolutely over the moon with it. Lots of the products are ones I have never tried before so I will be working my way through them and reviewing them on here over the coming weeks.

          The first thing I tried out of my hamper was the smallest and the least expensive - these toner tabs had me intrigued, they basically look like rather large paracetamol tablets (maybe thats the xmas hangover metaphor kicking in) and have a raised letter in the centre. I had two each of the one with an E on (for Vitamin E) and the T (for Tea Tree). Apparently, each tab costs only £2 from Lush stores which is very cheap compared to most of what they sell.

          Thankfully my hamper came with a detailed leaflet about each product or I would not have been quite sure what to do with these. The leaflet explained that you drop one of them in a bowl (or basin) of hot water and then cover your head with a towel and allow the steam to waft into your face. This will then open your pores and have a toning effect on the skin.

          On New Year's Day I was feeling very much in need of a feelgood fix and after a solid week of overindulging in rich foods, too much wine and a lack of sleep my face had started to break out in spots and was looking non too healthy. I therefore decided to give these a whirl.

          I decided to use a bowl rather than the sink and filled it with hot (but not boiling) water from the kettle. I then sat at the kitchen table with a towel at the ready and dropped the tab (E) into the two inches of water. Immediately it fizzed and whizzed around and a pleasant, mildly floral aroma came off the water which had turned an opaque grey colour.

          I duly stuck my face over the bowl with the towel in place and let the steam do the work. I have to say just the action of doing this was actually very relaxing and felt nice. I don't know if I was imagining it but I did feel like my pores were actually opening with the steam.

          After a couple of minutes I patted my face dry and trotted off to the mirror, unbelievably the pores on my nose looked a lot less noticable and my skin had taken on a wonderful rosy glow. I was surprised that my skin did feel very soft to touch too and although I generally suffer from dry skin patches on my cheeks there was none to be seen and no irritation from the heat.

          As the leaflet said I could, I waited for the water to cool then bottled it for use as a toner the next day. I have to say this did not have as good an effect as the steam version did but it is pleasant enough. I was amazed to find a couple of days later that my skin is clear again and looks much better than it did.

          I am really impressed with this product and will definitely be buying them again once mine have run out. A great start for my Lush goodies by all accounts!

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            08.10.2009 21:34
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            A cheap way to give yourself a treat

            I popped into Lush today and noticed that they were doing a Freshers' Box for £10,including 8 products, some full-size and some trial-size. I'm a fresher (well, sort of) and this seemed like a good bargain, so I went ahead. One of the products included in the pack was a Vitamin E toner tab.

            Now I have never used toner tabs before, being rather confused about how they work. But the nice shop assistant explained how to use them. I decided to give it a go straight away: lots of late, alcohol-fuelled nights plus the beginnings of what seems to be freshers' flu has made me feel quite run down and my skin isn't looking as good as normal. I hoped that this toner tab would be a nice treat that made me feel better.

            As instructed, I filled a bowl with hot water and popped the tab in. It fizzed pleasantly and soon dissolved into the bowl. I covered my head with a towel and leant over the bowl - it reminded me of being little and leaning over bowlfuls of cold remedy in the hope that the steam would make me feel better! Only that cough stuff didn't have that very pleasant scent of lavender!

            After five or ten minutes I had finished and immediately went to check my reflection. I was rather taken aback. Of course, no toner is going to get rid of spots in five minutes, but I definitely noticed a difference in my skin - my skin tone had evened out, my oily T-zone was less oily and my dry cheeks less dry. My skin looked generally brighter, with fewer blemishes. I also noticed that my skin felt softer, and I was able to get away with not applying moisturiser - very rare for me.

            Another thing was that my sore throat felt soothed and I felt generally better and brighter. I'm sure this is down to the lavender and the steam rather than any medicinal properties hidden in the toner tab, still it was a nice bonus.

            As suggested I used cotton wool dipped in the toner to wipe my face and remove any remaining grime. I didn't have the foresight to get hold of a little bottle to store the remaining toner, but I certainly will next time.

            For there WILL be a next time - I will definitely be buying this again. Each tab independently retails for around 75p - if you used this as part of your everyday skincare routine this would be very expensive, however as an occasional treat this is a bargain. It's great as an alternative/complement to a face mask, and a really cheap way to pamper yourself.

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              16.05.2009 23:18
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              A fantastic toner tab gentle scented with lavender.

              A Lush Vit E Toner Tab is the perfect size to be popped in to the bottom of a gift bag or 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 you can expect to see some further reviews from me no doubt.

              The toner tab is very small and a very light purple colour, it has a large E on the front which lets you see easily that it is the Vitamin E toner tab. This particular tab contains lavender essential oil and omega 3 oil to help revive tired looking skin. To use the toner tab simply drop it in to a bowl filled with warm water and then place a towel over your head and let the steam reach your face to help give you smooth skin. It is recommend by Lush that you use one of these tabs each evening as part of your cleanse, tone & moisturise recommend routine and at 73p each it's a perfectly reasonable price to become part of your daily skincare regime or perfect as a once a week treat to help destress from a hard week. The tab creates a nice scent of lavender without being too overpowering and it was very relaxing, it helped me to unwind and was quite luxurious. My skin was left feeling lovely and soft after using it and I followed this with a Lush moisturiser to keep my skin looking lovely and smooth.

              I will definitely be using these toner tabs again and I have now tried out all the ones that are currently on sale and have positive results with all of them. I would recommend these toner tabs for anybody as part of a luxurious feeling skincare regime and I think that the price really is not prohibitive to me providing I don't use them every single day. I have not suffered any skin reactions to these, as I don't with most Lush products and thoroughly enjoyed using this tab, for this reason I will be voting it 5/5.

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              11.01.2009 17:58
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              nice treat and a pleasant change

              Toner tablets are a fairly new addition to the Lush range. When I was placed an order via the internet last week they had popped one of these in as a free sample to try. The toner tablet that I had was the Vitamin E tablet.

              Lush are always trying to cut down on packaging where possible and this tablet eliminates a need for any packaging. Lush are very well known for their bath ballistics and this toner tablet is described as a tiny ballistic for your face. The Vitamin E tablet contains lavender essential oil, omega 3 oil, and vitamin E.

              It was a smallish circular disc which was a chalky white colour and had the letter 'E' in the top of the tablet. I cleansed my face thoroughly and then set about following the instructions that has been supplied. You just get a bowl of hot water and pop a tablet in. You then cover your head with a towel and use the steam from the bowl to tone your skin.

              I found the smell from the tablet very relaxing. The lavender smell was just right and not too powerful. After using my skin felt refreshed and very soft. It also appeared smoother. I have only used one of the tablets and would think that you would need to use on a fairly regular basis to gain the full benefits.

              An added bonus from using the tablets is that it make the room nicely fragranced.

              I look forward to trying out the other toner tablets that they do which includes Vitamin C and a tea tree toner. The tablets cost 72p each or you can get a weeks supply for £4.84. The advantage of having a week's course is that there is the option to choose a variety pack so you can use what tablet suits your skin at the time.

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                17.11.2008 12:43
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                I just realised I didnt use my new word: Lushionista in that whole review!

                Toner tabs are a very recent addition to the Lush skincare range. I read a review (on Dooyoo of course) about these and added one to the shopping list in my head to buy next time I visited a Lush store.

                The other week when I bought my Christmas Kisses bubble bar and all my other Christmassy products I am yet to review, I was leaving the store and then remembered my toner tabs! I knew they were round little coin shaped effervescent things but couldn't see them anywhere, in the end I found them right on the bottom shelf under the other skincare.

                There were 3 types to choose from; Tea Tree, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
                The Tea tree one is for troubled, teenage skin, the Vitamin C is for 'older' skin and the Vitamin E is for balancing all skin types.
                I don't usually use toner as I find it dries out my skin but I trust Lush not to do that to me so I popped a Vitamin E one in a little Lush paper bag and took it to the till.

                The lady at the till as always was very helpful, asking if I knew how to use this product or if I needed a demonstration. I was fairly confident the info in the Lush Times and on the label they always put on the bag would be enough for me so politely declined the demo.


                What Lush use to make this Toner tab
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                Ingredients:
                Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Water (Aqua), *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
                * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

                The base of this toner tab is Sodium Bicarbonate, this is what creates the fizzing and dissolving! It is also soothing to skin and has in the past been used to treat Eczema.

                The Vitamin E oil comes from Algae; Vitamin E is an antioxidant and also helps with new cell production and therefore creates healthy looking skin.

                Lavender is used for its balancing properties; It balances oil production in the skin so you skin isn't too dry or too shiny.

                Neroli Oil helps to keep the skin looking younger, tightening pores and smoothing your complexion.

                Geranium oil is used as the astringent in this toner, still a lot more gentle than the usual alcohol based astringents of bottled toners.

                I don't think they should use perfume as the natural fragrance of lavender is enough alone, makes me wonder why they bothered.


                The Toner Tab
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                The Vitamin E toner tab is white in colour; it looks like an oversized tablet about the size of a £2 coin and 3 times as deep. It is plain apart from the capital E moulded into the middle of it; this is raised so you can feel aswell as see it.
                The other 2 toner tabs look the same but have the letters C and T on them instead, the Vitamin C one is white too but the Tea tree one is very pale green.

                It doesn't smell of much, just a slight perfumey fragrance which isn't what you really want from a toner, bit apprehensive now but I will soldier on and try this out.

                ---How to use: You drop the toner tab into hot water, hot enough for steam to be coming off it and then put your face over the bowl/sink and a towel over your head to trap the steam in with your face. You need to stay like this a few minutes to let the steam open your pores and the nutrients of the toner tab get to work.
                After you have had enough of the steaming, you can even bottle the water (as suggested in the Lush times) and keep it for a few days to use as a toner. You can also use the toner straight away after having your steam treatment, soak a cotton wool pad or ball in the water and wipe this over your face to get the full benefits.

                There is also a youtube video clip on Lush.com with a demonstration of the product; the girl in this video suggests using a face mask straight after this as your pores are open and the face mask will really work deep down.

                ---My experience of it: I used my toner tab in my bathroom sink (after cleaning it out so it was spotless) I ran the water as hot as possible and half filled the sink with it. When I dropped in the tab it fizzed just like Lush bath ballistics do and dissolved completely within about 1 minute. The water didn't change colour, it just went slightly cloudy and Lavender was all I could smell, not very strong though.

                As quickly as I could (after noting the colour, smell etc for Dooyoo purposes) I put a towel over my head and let the steam do its magic.

                It felt just like when you use those Facial Sauna things, I'm sure I have one under my bed somewhere.... I could feel the steam opening my pores and could still smell the Lavender. I stayed like this about 5 minutes and then used a cotton wool ball covered in the toner water to rinse my skin.
                I didn't use a facemask as suggested because I wanted to see the difference this made to my skin when used alone. But if you do use a facemask you can always save the toner water to rinse this off to get extra benefits from it.

                I patted my skin dry with a towel and had a look in the mirror to see if it has made any difference....My pores looked smaller and my skin did have a nice glow to it. My skin was definitely softer for a few days so it's not bad for the price you pay.
                I don't think this made a lot of difference to my complexion but it's a nice treat for your skin every now and then when you need a pick me up.
                I think all in all its another uique product from Lush, a great idea turned into reality.


                The Toner tab costs 75p from Lush stores or Lush.co.uk so it won't break the bank. The cheapest Product in a Lush store!

                Lush do not test on animals at any stage in the production of their ingredients or products.




                Thanks for reading, Leanne xx

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                  12.09.2008 14:01
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                  Do not use if you have even slighltly sensative skin.

                  These are a brilliant idea in theory - a small tab (basically a mini ballistic) you put in the sink in hot water it fizzes then steam your face with it. However I have found these not to work at all. This one is supposed to keep your skin balanced - why then do I look all blotchy and red when I emerge from under my towel? The tab smells nice before you put it in the water, but once it is in and fizzing and you are under your towel the smell gets quite overpowering - to the point that my eyes started stinging. I like the smell of lavender but I think steaming my face with it is a bit too much. When I had got over the shock of a bright red face and stingy eyes I then noticed that I looked like I had rubbed my face with butter as I looked so oily. I bought this thinking I would look refreshed, instead I just looked a big mess. On the plus side for Lush it was a cheapie at only 75p so feel free to have a go, but don't say I didn't warn you!

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                  05.08.2008 11:44
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                  overall a good original product and is relaxing to use

                  I went into Lush just to have a wander and see what new products they had when i spotted these little tablets. I decided to buy one because they are the chepaest thing in there at 75p each. There is three tablet toners to choose from, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Tea Tree. Because I get spot breakouts I tried the teatree oil one.
                  When I got home, I took my makeup off and then you simply fill a basin with hot water and put the toner tablet in the water, it fizzed up really quickly, similar to how the bath bombs do. The fragrances were expelled into the steam and then you simply put your face over the steam with a towel and its like a facial sauna. The tea tree was really invigortaing and my skin felt like it was being cleared out and the pores were opening. I probably sat there for around 5 mins then got some cotton wool and dabbed it into the water then put it on my face, which is what it tells you to do. Afterwards my skin felt refreshed, clean and very glowing. Although these tablets are only 75p there is obiosuly only one application so probably would just do one, once a week or something. But my skin didnt break out in anyspots for a while, and I try and keep us this regime weekly, and buy a few at a time to last me.

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                  26.07.2008 16:02
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                  Another Lush hit!

                  As I have mentioned in previous reviews, I've had a couple of major Lush sprees lately, and the latest Lush product I have tried out is their Vitamin E toner tab.

                  I believe toner tabs are a relatively new addition to the Lush collection, and there are three options to choose from - Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Tea Tree. I was initially going to get the Tea Tree one to use when I next have a breakout of spots, but then I thought I'd be tempting fate, so went for the Vitamin E instead.

                  So what exactly is a toner tab? Well basically it is a small effervescent tab (or tablet) which contains lots of different essential oils. The idea is, you drop it into a bowl or sink of steaming hot water, and put a towel over your head to lock in the steam, and effectively give yourself a facial sauna. Afterwards you can then use cotton wool to wipe the water over your face, which acts as a toner.

                  I actually used to do these types of facial saunas quite regularly using just plain water when I was a teenager (I obviously read it in Just 17 or something!), but it has been years since I had done this, so I was looking forward to using the product.

                  The toner tab is round in shape and just slightly bigger than a £2 coin in diameter, although it's maybe a centimetre or so in height. It has the letter E imprinted onto it. If you have kids in the house you may want to be careful where you put this, as it does resemble a sweet in some ways. To pick it up it's quite powdery and will leave a white powder residue on your fingers and also a bit of a floral smell.

                  The toner tab contains Geranium Oil, Lavender Oil, Neroli Oil and vitamin E oil, as well as sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and that ever ambiguous ingredient - perfume. The smell is sweet and floral - the main scents coming through being the Geranium and Neroli I would say. Overall, I was not particularly keen on the smell, I thought it was a bit overpowering and flowery for my tastes. I ordered this from the website, so didn't know what it smelled like before using it, but I would guess if I had picked it up in the shop, I probably would have put it back down again.

                  When I came to using it, I filled my bathroom sink with hot water, and dropped in the tab. Straight away it began to fizz, and looking at it reminded me a bit of an alka seltzer! So sitting down (I had took a chair into the bathroom or I would have done my back in), I put my head over the sink and covered it with a towel. Considering I hadn't liked the smell of the tab before I used it, I was pleasantly surprised that it smelled totally different whilst in the water. It had a sort of powdery, floral scent, and although I thought it was a bit of an old-fashioned sort of smell, it was still pleasant and I was glad it wasn't too strong, as I don't think I could have stood the combination of the hot steam and the strong floral smell this had before putting it into the water.

                  I found that I actually started to feel quite relaxed and sleepy whilst I was using this. It's possible it was just the heat of the steam, but is more likely to be due to the lavender oil, which is known for its relaxing, sleep-inducing properties which is why it can be found in a lot of 'bedtime' products designed to aid sleep.

                  So after sitting with my head over the sink of steaming water for around five minutes, I was getting a bit bored, so decided to come up for air! As instructed, I got a piece of cotton wool and dipped it in the water, before rubbing over my face. I was surprised that I could feel the oils in the water on my skin, although I have to add that it did not feel greasy at all.

                  After using this, my skin felt clean and refreshed, and it even felt softer which I was fairly surprised about after just one use. I think to see better results you would need to use this on a regular basis though. I can't imagine having the time to use this daily in place of a liquid toner, but as a weekly treat it may be nice.

                  Unlike most products it did not scent my bathroom, however given its small size, I wouldn't really have expected it to.

                  At just 75p the toner tabs are one of Lush's cheapest products, but do bear in mind you will only get one use from them.

                  Overall, I was fairly impressed with this product, and will definitely buy the other two toner tabs to try in the future.

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                    11.07.2008 20:33
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                    A toner in a little tablet !

                    So here is yet another of my Lush product reviews, to be honest I am running out of ways to introduce my reviews for Lush so this time I will keep it simple.

                    The latest products I have tried are the Toner Tabs, there are currently 3 varieties and today I am writing about the Vit E Toner Tab whilst I wait for the suggestions for the others to go through.

                    The Tab costs just 75p so is much cheaper than most Lush products, however it is only for 1 use so is still pretty expensive.

                    The Tab is round and about 1.5 inches deep and is around the circumference of a 2 pence piece, it has a raised E on the top. The colour is light beige, is it one of the simpler designs from Lush as many of their poducts are bright and colourful with weird
                    and wacky names - not this one though.

                    This is a simple product to use, you just fill a sink with some hot water, pop the tab in and let is disolve, then you lean over the sink and put a towel over your had so the steam can get into your skin. A kind of citrus aroma penetrates your skin as your face is steamed.

                    It is difficult to stay under for too long because it is very hot and I began to get a little dizzy, as I removed the towel and raised my head I had to sit down beause my head was spinning - I think I stayed under a bit too long !

                    Once the room stopped spinning I went back to the sink an wiped the water from the Tab over my face as per Lushes instructions.

                    I then let the plug out and I must admit it felt lke a bit of a waste watching it all go down the sink and I think in future I might put less water in and half the Tab so I can get 2 uses out of it.

                    The ingridients in the Vit E Toner Tab as advertised on the Lush websit are -

                    Sodium Bicarbonate
                    Citric Acid
                    Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
                    Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe barbadensis)
                    Chlorophyllin (CI75810)

                    As I said its simple - hardly any ingridients in there, the list is often pretty long for the ingridients in Lush products.

                    My skin felt fresh straight after using th Vit E Toner Tab and a couple of hours later I still felt refreshed and clean, I also think my skin felt smoother, I imagine using this regularly would have a very positive effect on the skin.

                    Obviously this will take longer than just using a normal bottled toner so may not be something you use daily, but I would suggest combineing it with your usual toner and using it every few days when you have some time to pamper yourself, I do have Lush days where I spend ages having a nice long soak in the bath using a Lush soap, then I use the body products and hair products etc... and its o relaxing and makes me feel really good, I think the Toner Tabs will definitly become part of my Lush days !

                    I can find any disadvantages with this product except perhaps the price if it was going to be used as a daily toner, especially if like me you use a toner twice a day, using it to Lush instructions this would cost £10.50 a week, and even if you halfed the tablet this would still be £5.25 which is excesive considering I can get a bottle of toner for 99p which will last me 2 weeks. I think I would be happy to buy 2 Tabs each week and half them so I get 4 uses then use my bottled toner the rest of the time.

                    I highly reccomnd this toner especially if your skin is in need of some tlc.

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