Wednesday, 11 January 2012

tea tree toner tabs





I usually avoid tea tree because I find it quite harsh but my skin has been playing up lately and my friend, a recent Lush convert thanks to yours truly, recommended these to me and at only 75p per tab it'd be silly not to give them a try!

To use toner tabs you simply drop one in a bowl of hot water (I boiled and left mine to cool for a couple of minutes), watch it fizz and then sit with your head nesting in the bowl for 5 or so minutes. I also put a towel over my head to trap in the heat and it was like a mini sauna!

I've used two of these (one per week) so far and it's a really nice way to pamper yourself. I haven't noticed any huge improvements in my skin and the breakouts I have, but after using it my skin does feel a lot smoother. I've actually been using this to open my pores before using a fresh face mask and my skin definitely does feel softer and more hydrated than usual.

I was worried about the tea tree scent being too strong but I liked the fact that I could add more water to dilute it if needed, but in the end I found that I didn't need to. It's a nice relaxing, gentle product. It really helped to clean my sinuses and get rid of my blocked nose too.

Another little tip that I learned from a Lush employee is that you can bottle the water once it has cooled and use it as a toner - either spritzing it over your face throughout the day or using with a cotton wool pad.

Although I'm undecided if using these will actually help with breakouts and the overall condition of my skin just yet, I think I will continue to buy them as they're great for a pamper night and I really enjoy the steam room/sauna sensation!
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28 comments

  1. Hehe, thanks! I definitely will! :)

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  2. Great post! I really like Lush and should visit it soon :) xxx

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  3. It wasn't too steamy to be honest, I can't handle steam rooms sometimes. I think the spritzer bottle would be a good idea for throughout summer, esp if you keep it in the fridge! x

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  4. Definitely is worth a try, they seem to get good reviews too! x

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  5. Did you find that you had to use them quite often before you noticed any difference with the spots? x

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  6. Ooh did it really? I've not tried that one, will definitely see what it's like! x

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  7. Thanks! I think they're a bit of an odd product, I didn't really know what to do with it either! x

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  8. Definitely worth the 75p! I've been missing my daily saunas since coming back from working in Newcastle so this was a nice treat! x

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  9. I've been tempted to buy the other tabs for so long, glad I've finally tried these ones. x

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  10. Definitely do try some of their products! I've got a tag with quite a lot of reviews if you're looking for suggestions. :) x

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  11. I'd always wondered what they'd be like too! They've got a few other tabs that I'm keen to try. :) x

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  12. Oh no, that's a shame! I don't know how I'd live without lush haha! Sad! x

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  13. Aww did you have the cold? I'll certainly be using them if I catch it! x

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  14. Yeah it did feel like a treat! As I say I'm not sure how much effect it has on my skin just yet but I do enjoy using them. x

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  15. I'd been curious to try them for a while too but the tea tree had put me off! I'm going to try the steam tabs next, I think! x

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  16. I'm keen to try these, they're so cheap I'm always tempted to get one when I'm in Lush! Sounds like a nice relaxing way to better skin and great tip about using the water afterwards as a toner :) x

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  17. mollie_celine199412 January 2012 at 00:43

    I've never tried these before but they sound like a great skin treat!

    Mollie xo
    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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  18. That sounds a great idea for a blocked nose, if only I had read this a week ago!

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  19. ive seen these tablets in lush and they've always interested me.. thanks for telling me what they actually do haha! :) xx

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  20. lush unfort always reacts badly with my skin which is crap cos it smells so great! lol xo

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  21. Lovely post! I'm still a Lush virgin, having never stepped foot in any of their stores but I think I'm going to have to after all the praise it's been getting from so many blogs!

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  22. I like the idea of it being like a mini sauna for the face!Plus at 75p a go may give it a try :)

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  23. I saw these in Lush the other day but hesitated at the last moment. Thanks for the review.. will definatley be giving them a try!

    George | frecklie.blogspot.com
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  24. Never really knew what these were all about, might have to pick some up next time I'm in Lush. Fab post. x

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  25. samantha shepherd12 January 2012 at 00:43

    I used the vit c toner tab last week when I had a cold and it did make me feel quite a lot better and my skin felt really soft : ]
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  26. I've used those before. Fab for oily/spotty skin, I found!

    Amy x
    www.the-cameras-lying.blogspot.com

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  27. Oooh think I'll be giving these a go! My skin has been going a bit crazy lately so for 75p it's worth a try - anything that might possibly hurry up the getting it back to normal!

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  28. Thats such a good idea bottling and spritzing. I hate steam baths, I feel like Im choking so couldnt do the steamy bit, hmm might try them though!

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