Although I was really happy that Lush brought out a range of these toner tabs in the Kitchen, a small part of me worried about how long it would take to get through them all. Despite their amazing properties, they're one of those products that I tend to forget I have, and I've been known to find stashes of them that surpass the two year mark in age.
While I pride myself on how quickly I can test and review the products that Lush bring out in the kitchen, when it came to the Vit C Toner Tab, I just couldn't find the time to try it out. Currently, my work-life balance is non-existent, so after completing school work, eating and forcing myself through an often disjointed workout, the idea of even boiling a kettle seems like an impossible task. However, after a rather stressful day at work this week, I knew I needed to dig out the tab and give it a whirl.
Lush claim that toner tabs help to soften and hydrate the skin, cleansing pores and leaving your skin feeling refreshed and moisturised. Using only a handful of ingredients, each toner tab has been manufactured to open and clear blocked pores and rid your face of any nasty dirt that may be lingering underneath the surface of your skin. Most toners are preserved water with added astringent ingredients to act on the pores, so if you're worried that this product might dry out your skin, Lush have assured consumers that this is not the case.
To use one of these toner tabs is very simple. Simply fill a medium-sized bowl with hot water, submerge your face and the bowl beneath a towel or sheet and drop the toner tab into the water. Lush state that once the tab has fully dissolved, you should remove the towel and pat your face dry. However, to get a full detox, I would recommend that you stay underneath the towel for a good five minutes. What is useful, is that the leftover water can be stored in the fridge for up to seven days after it's been used - using this to spritz your face if your skin needs that bit of extra refreshment throughout the week.
Lush's Vitamin C Toner Tab contains key ingredients to cleanse soften and regenerate tired and weathered skin. The rose absolute renews your complexion and gives it a youthful appearance; the olibanum oil softens and cleanses the pores - removing that tired, run-down appearance that we're all accustomed to.
The inclusion of the sandalwood, cedarwood and rose absolute give the tab a rather powdery wood and floral aroma - very similar to Eau Roma Toner Water but much more defined and stronger in scent.
Much like most of the other toner tabs that I have tried out, my skin felt instantly smooth after using this and I could detect an instant softness, which was lovely. My face felt cleaner and clearer and it made a nice change from using a heavy cleanser to do the same tone.
While I wouldn't say it has the strength to replace your usual facial routine, it's definitely something that could be used every couple of weeks to clear out your pores and give your complexion a new lease of life. I think these beautifies would be very useful in the summer months; when your skin may be a little parched or damaged from the sun's rays and you're looking for a five minute fix to give it back its vibrancy.
Although I'll continue to get my vitamin C from the delicious food that I eat daily, I will enjoy using these toner tabs throughout the summer months and just hope that Lush bring them back again so I can buy a few more.
2015 Price: £1.25 each.
2016 Price: £1.50 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2008.