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Lush Dirty Toothy Tabs
Lush Dirty Toothy Tabs
Author Name: daisylee3
Lush Dirty Toothy Tabs
Date: 09/08/11, updated on 10/08/11 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Pretty good product, effective in making teeth feel cleaner
Disadvantages: Aftertaste, not a very pleasent taste, not much smell, more of a novelty then anything
I bought a pack of these Dirty Toothy Tabs from Lush in my latest splurge and thought i'd review them seeing as they have popped up on Dooyoo!
I bought these mainly out of curiosity as I liked the sound of it, and was a little dissapointed at first as the 12 gram box is so small! I was expecting a box around the size of a large matchbox but in fact it's a very miniature cardboard box which is around the length of my index finger and 2-3 inches in depth. It does hold 40 tablets though which isn't bad and the fact it is small is probably more of an advantage to the product than a disadvantage as it pocket-sized design allows it to slip into pockets/handbags/purses easily making it very convinient for taking out and about and using as an alternative to chewing gum, although obviously this is for people who aren't bothered about using a toothbrush with these plus the fact you'd have to spit it out in public but i'm going off topic now!
The packaging is black with white writing, it has the product name on the front and the Lush logo and on the back is the product description etc. I was a little confused about the 'Gorilla Perfume' written on the front but I assume it is meant to be the smell of the tablets, although to me I couldn't smell much apart from mint lol. The packaging design makes the product very unisex as black is not a solely feminine nor masculine colour. Many people think of Lush products as feminine, but due to the design of the box and the minty taste (rather than the usual sweet, feminine smell/taste of Lush products), I would 100% say this is aimed at both men and women. The box is 100% cardboard so as with all Lush packaging it can be recycled so there is no guilt about wast-age.
To get the pills out of the box you simply push one end (one end says 'Push Here') and it pushes the little compartment out of the side. The tablets are loose inside the compartment and you just pick one out which is simple to do. As I said before there are 40 tablets in the box so the compartment is pretty full which for £2 is good value.
The tablets are white in colour and are circular. They look like an asprin but a little smaller. To use the tablets you follow some simple steps from Lush -
1. Pop a Toothy Tab into your mouth.
2. Crunch it up.
3. Start brushing with a wet toothbrush.
4. Brush your toofy pegs with the foam.
5. Do it for a good 3 minutes to get them extra clean.
6. Rinse your mouth out.
7. Et voila. Clean gnashers, a big cheesy grin and fresh breath!
I followed these steps and the first time I tried one of these I felt the soapy taste quite disgusting but I soon got used to it and it's no worst than toothpaste in my opinion, however it is definetly no where near as strong smelling or tasting as toothpaste which I suppose could be a plus side to people who don't like toothpaste! It doesn't froth up as much as toothpaste either, it only has a small amount of froth which makes me wonder if it has as much cleaning power as toothpaste and spreads on the teeth as well as toothpaste if you know what I mean. I was quite suprised at how mild these are because Lush smells and tastes are usually really strong and memorable but it just tasted like spearmint with a bit of an edge.
After using the tablets my teeth do generally feel better - cleaner, smoother and it leaves my breath smelling pleasent. It leaves a slight minty soapy aftertaste however it is not too unpleasent and it soon goes away but if drinking a can of pop or juice after a short period of time after using the product it tastes really gross - just like it would with real toothpaste. These are really handy and are great for sleepovers because you can just stick them in your bag and don't neccessarily have to take your toothbrush with you. They're also great for travelling, festivals etc when you don't want alot of stuff (toothpaste tubes been one of them) weighing you down.
I have not noticed a change in the whiteness of my teeth but Lush do not claim that the product does this so that is not an issue for me at all. Ingredients wise everything is Vegan and cruelty free, the main ingredient seems to be Baking Soda which I suppose helps with the frothiness. There are other Toothy Tabs available other than Dirty, some of which are: Sparkle, Ultrablast, Aquatic, Breath of God, Atomic. Dirty is the cheapest available (£2), with the most expensive been the Aquatic which are £3.50. I am quite curious as of why they are more expensive so because I have had a positive experience with the Dirty toothy tabs I will be trying them when I do my next Lush Haul.
Overall, in my opinion the Toothy Tabs are a lovely alternative to mouthwash - they're a really fun novelty and i'd reccomend them - at £2 for 40 tablets they aren't going to break the bank, however if you do become a fan of them I would expect it could become an expensive habit as 40 tablets don't last for very long due to the small size and the fact that it's so fun to use them (I used about 15 in the first day I bought them!) I award the product 4/5! :-)
Summary: A nice novelty
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