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Lush Grease Lightning Spot Treatment Review

Hey guys!

Yet another Lush review! This is a product I have actually had for an insanely long amount of time – just over 2 years now! I finally used it up though – I hope you enjoy my review 🙂

(Photo taken from Lush USA site.)


Grease Lightning Spot Treatment:

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Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

If you want to get this product and you’re expecting miracles, just don’t. The effects of Grease Lightning are pretty mild the majority of the time.

The texture of Grease Lightning can turn a bit funny! Mine developed gross hard lumps in it by the end, although, I did use it for a really long time.

Toward the end of the product, the bottle that it comes in makes it really difficult to use up the last bit of product. I had to add a little bit of water to the bottle, shake it up and then empty it into a little black sample pot. I kept repeating the process until all of the spot treatment was in the little black container. Not a huge deal, but definitely a bit of a pain.

This product shows on the skin when it dries. It makes the skin look a little shiny and sometimes a tiny bit crispy – similar to how dried PVA glue would look on the skin once dried! I never found this to be a huge problem, as it would only notice if I had the product on by itself (and in those times, I’d not leave the house anyways!)


Pros:

This spot treatment DOES work – even if the effects are mild. It especially worked extremely well when I first began using it. Here’s an example. I pierced my septum around 6 months after purchasing Grease Lightning. I pierced it myself, and the jewellery I decided to use was too small for the piercing, which caused irritation. My skin developed some sore bumps where the skin was pierced. In a panic, I decided to try heavily applying some Grease Lightning to the bumps and to leave it on overnight. Hey presto, in the morning the bumps were completely gone! I also clearly remember applying Grease Lightning to my acne near when I first began using it, and the next day all of the little bumps on my skin were completely gone, my pores looked clearer and any larger spots had become smaller and had begun to heal. If you need a spot treatment, this one is certainly worth a try!

Grease Lightning contains a lot of Aloe Vera gel, so I would use this on me and my partner whenever I’d notice a bug bite on us, and it would really help! I also would use it on any rashes, scratches etc, and it always seemed to just be a generally healing product to use.

This product lasts a REALLY long time!!! It is 100% worth the money. Again, it lasted me just over TWO YEARS, and was fine all the way up until near the end of the product.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this product was pretty good, but no miracle worker. I wouldn’t say it is a cure for acne or anything like that, but used alongside other products it can definitely HELP to cure acne.

I would definitely recommend Grease Lightning. It is an extremely cost effective product as it lasts for such a long amount of time, and can help so many different skin problems.

Overall, I’m going to rate Grease Lightning a 4/5* rating. It did do its job and helped to calm down my acne, and I also found it to be useful for many other things, such as bug bites and piercings! It wasn’t perfect though, I mean, my skin still isn’t great!

– Storm

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Lush Full Of Grace Serum Bar Review

Hey guys!

I purchased this product around a year and 6 months ago, and only just managed to use it up recently. Here is my review for Full Of Grace Serum Bar 🙂

(Photo taken from Lush UK site.)


Full Of Grace Serum Bar:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

If you want to get your hands on Full Of Grace Serum Bar, be warned. This product is in solid form, and doesn’t come with a container. It’s down to the customer to store the bar appropriately to keep it from accumulating germs and dirt. I kept my bar in a plastic sandwich bag, however it still managed to accumulate dust particles on it over time. I continued to use the serum regardless (I’m not super fussy with stuff like that,) meaning that I’ve knowingly rubbed dust particles into my facial skin… Lovely!

This serum could sometimes make my face feel kinda oily and slightly tacky. I mean, it is a serum after all! I also found that my facial skin would be more prone to perspiring and getting greasy throughout the day when I had used this serum. I found this con to only be slightly noticeable, although I thought it still important to mention. I’m sure lot of oily skinned girls would absolutely despise this con!

Sometimes I would find this serum difficult to melt down on my face. This wasn’t an issue very often, but sometimes my face and hands would just not be warm enough to melt the serum down nicely! This would be super irritating.

If you use this serum without applying makeup afterwards, your skin is probably going to look pretty nasty! If I were to look in the mirror straight after applying the serum, my skin would look super greasy, my pores would look enlargesd my flaws would look magnified and, yeah. I wouldn’t recommend using Full Of Grace by itself! Not attractive.

This serum breaks into pieces once it begins getting pretty thin. Again, not a massive issue, it just made it more difficult to keep track of all of the product.


Pros:

If you haven’t tried this product, I urge you to give it a go! I never had a serum be a part of my facial skincare routine until I bought Full Of Grace, and I couldn’t have picked a better serum to begin with in my opinion. Yeah, it has its flaws, but overall it is an absolutely amazing product to integrate into your facial skincare routine!

Since using Full Of Grace, my skin has gotten a lot healthier. Granted, it still isn’t in great condition, but it is doing so much better than it was just a couple of years ago.

I feel as though Full Of Grace has helped heal my skin! I have a lot less acne scars than I used to have, and get a lot less acne than I used to. Again, my skin just feels overall so much healthier than it used to since using this product.

Full Of Grace lasts SUCH a long time! A little goes a VERY long way. This is definitely a cost effective product (serum) to purchase – even if it does not seem to be upon first glance.

Using Full Of Grace will also help your moisturiser go a lot further. Whenever I used this serum before moisturising, I would literally only need to use a fraction of the amount of moisturiser I would usually use, and my face would feel perfectly hydrated and fresh afterwards! This is especially amazing if you use a more expensive moisturiser (like one from Lush…)


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this product, and am SO glad I took the leap and purchased it! Yes, it is a bit of a pain that it comes without any packaging and that it is in solid form, but neither of those things are a big deal in the whole scheme of things.

Having Full Of Grace in my skincare routine literally changed my skin for the better, and I’m going to be very sad to have to live without it for a while! Trust me on this one, this is a product from Lush that is almost certainly worth investing in.

For reference, I have somewhat sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin (a nightmare, I know!) I feel like if this is a product that worked for me, it probably would work for just about anybody. Worse case scenario, I’m sure it would also make a nice massage bar or hand lotion!

I genuinely feel like if I had consistently used Full Of Grace daily, then my skin would have improved even more than it has done. I highly recommend this product!

Overall, I’m going to rate Full Of Grace Serum Bar a 5/5* rating.

– Storm

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Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water Review

Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water (100g):

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

I wasn’t the MOST keen on this toner water if I’m honest with you! The second ingredient in this toner is Fresh Sea Water, which contains aound 1/30th of salt. That may not seem like much, especially considering that Fresh Sea Water isn’t even the first ingredient in this toner water, however it is something I noticed with when using this product. I have very sensitive skin in general, because I have acne and also have an annoying picking habit, which made using this toner actually a little painful. Using this toner would cause a slight burning sensation on my face – not nice! If you have sensitive skin, acne or often have open wounds on your face, this is NOT the toner for you! It will hurt!

I’ve tried all of Lush’s toners before trying this one, and this is the toner that left my face with the least clean of a feeling. My face, by no means, would feel dirty after using this toner. It would just not feel fully fresh I suppose!


Pros:

This toner made an absolutely fantastic cleanser (both by itself and used after cleansing or after rinsing off a face mask, to get rid of excess residue!) This is by far Lush’s best toner for getting rid of any excess dirt, makeup or residue of any sort from the face! It is extremely clarifying and no matter how thoroughly I would cleanse beforehand, a cotton round with Breath Of Fresh Air toner applied to it would always remove extra dirt from my face!

This toner lasted me a really good long time, was very affordable and has a long time before its expiry date. My toner water was made on the 11/04 this year, and I just finished it up today on the 14/07 – so a 100g bottle of the stuff lasted me just over 3 months! I use this toner extremely regularly – twice a day, and use plenty each time! The expiry date for my bottle is 11/06/18, so you have 1 year and 2 months to use up this toner (more than enough time!)

I really like the scent of this toner. To me it smells fresh, like a beach holiday all contained in a bottle. It really does smell wonderful!

Breath Of Fresh Air does its job really well as a toner. My skin would be cleaner, my pores would appear smaller, my skin would feel less tight and my skin would appear more plump and youthful after using this toner. It really does do its job well, considering the product is mostly made from water!

Although I found the salt in the product to be irritating, salt is known to be anti-bacterial, which would actually be beneficial for spots or wounds. So, although the toner may burn a bit to use, it isn’t actually harmful towards skin problems at all.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this toner was okay. I really like the concept of it – it smells identical to the Sea Monster Fun to me – a scent that always reminds me of being on a seaside holiday somewhere warm. It also cleanses really well and overall, does its job well. It did sting my face though, and it didn’t make my skin “feel” super clean – I could definitely feel product left behind on my skin after using the toner. Also, although I know this toner was technically good for my acne, I haven’t noticed my acne being significantly better recently. In fact, very recently my acne has actually been pretty bad. I do think this toner helps, just not THAT significantly!

Overall, I’m going to rate this toner 4/5* rating. It is a decent toner and works really, really well! Incredibly so! I just hate the feeling of having product on my face after having used it.

– Storm


 

I have officially now tried all of Lush’s currently available toners! As of 14/07/17, Eau Roma Water is my official favourite, and I’ll be sure to pick up a big bottle of the stuff once I have the money to do so, as that works out as being best value for money!

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Lush Ocean Salt Self-Preserving & Alcohol Free Face and Body Scrub Review

Whew… That was a mouthful!

I just used it up while taking my bath 🙂 I hope you enjoy!


Ocean Salt Self-Preserving & Alcohol Free Face and Body Scrub:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This is a product that is only available online as far as I know. That is something that can be a bit of a pain sometimes!

I actually couldn’t get this scrub to work by itself at all. It just wouldn’t do anything for my face whatsoever in terms of exfoliation. I learnt to first exfoliate my face with an exfoliating glove (£1 in Poundland etc) and THEN to use the face scrub.

Even after already scrubbing my face, the product still doesn’t really have much additional scrubbing action. I don’t know why this is. I honestly don’t. All I know is that this product isn’t very scrubby, and I’d have to keep applying the scrub to my face for it to actually work how I wanted it to!

This scrub stings when it is on your face! If you get it in your eyes, I’m so sorry. If you have any slight injuries on your face, perhaps a healing spot or a cracked lip, again, I’m sorry.


Pros:

This scrub will leave your skin so, so, so smooth. Smoother than it has ever felt. This is only slightly due to the scrubbiness of the product, and is more due to all of the oils and butters that the product contains. My face doesn’t feel oily at all, it just feels smooth and plump and lovely.

I really like the smell, and even secretly kinda like the taste of this product. I mean, I wouldn’t eat spoonfuls of the stuff, but a tiny bit always gets in my mouth while I’m scrubbing my face. It just tastes like salt. I like salt. Anyways, it smells and tastes fresh and like the ocean, in a non gross way. It is like all the good parts of the sea being squished into a product. I love it!

This is vegan and is also alcohol free. Other versions of this product are not vegan, and other versions are not alcohol free. This version has all the good things going for it! I think the product smells better without the vodka to be honest, and it also seems to work better. Either way, anyone who has ethics against alcohol and/or against vegan can use this product!

This product is alright for sensitive skin – at least more so than the version that contains alcohol!

This version of Ocean Salt is REALLY nourishing and feels very healthy on the skin compared to the other versions. I think it is the lime oil being steeped in glycerine instead of vodka. We all know that glycerine is a humectant, and draws moisture to the skin. I also found that with the other version of this product (Ocean Salt Self-Preserving,) it left a sort of sticky, oily residue on my skin. This version does not. The product is incredibly light and just absorbs into the skin.

My skin hasn’t exactly been perfect recently, but it has been better than usual. I have had quite a few spots recently, but more randomly placed around my face rather than being almost rash-like. My cheeks have been entirely clear, and my blackheads have reduced immensely. Maybe that’s part due to this product?


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I like this scrub quite a bit. I am surprised to say that I much prefer it to the non alcohol free version, considering that only one ingredient is different (vodka vs glycerine.) I do wish it was more scrubby though! And that it would hurt my skin a little less… I dunno, I guess the product could be quite a bit more effective, but it’s not bad.

I’m going to rate this product a 4/5* rating. It leaves my face real soft, what more could I want really?

– Storm

Out of the vegan facial scrubs available on the Lush UK website on 03/03/17, this is my favourite facial scrub!

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Lush Magical Moringa Moisturiser Review

Magical Moringa Moisturiser:

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

If you want to really feel your face feeling very moisturised after using a moisturiser, this is not the one for you! After using a moisturiser, I like to really be able to feel the product on my skin, so that I know it is doing its job! After applying a lot of this moisturiser you can feel it on the skin, but… I don’t know… It just doesn’t really feel as moisturising as any other moisturiser I have used from Lush to be honest!

Sometimes, I actually found this moisturiser to be drying to my skin! My concealer would sit terribly and wouldn’t be able to blend out well at all when applied over a layer of Magical Moringa… Honestly, I think this moisturiser by itself is pretty terrible!

Any makeup on my face would just look dry, flakey, cakey and would just settle in any texture on my face whatsoever, after using this moisturiser by itself. It definitely isn’t one that really improves the overall appearance of one’s makeup!

You have to use A LOT of this product to feel it doing anything at all to your skin.

Okay, this is going to sound strange, but… This moisturiser smells like curry. Like a delicious, spicy curry. Maybe some of you guys don’t want your face smelling like a good ol’curry all day 😀

This moisturiser melts with the warmth of your fingers – it is what it melts into that scares me a bit. It melts into an oil pretty much. Applying something so oily to my skin kind of terrifies me because I have very sensitive skin, so it is easy for me to get acne! If you are quite acne prone then I really wouldn’t suggest this one for you.

THIS MOISTURISER IS SO EXPENSIVE!!! No, seriously. It is definitely a love or hate product so guys, if you are interested please for the love of God, get a sample before purchasing it!

This moisturiser not only doesn’t FEEL very moisturising on the skin at all, it also takes away any APPEARANCE of moisture in your skin. For some people, this is absolutely fantastic! For me, I like some slight dewyness to my skin because I think moisturised skin looks more healthy. If you feel the same way then again, steer away from this little guy!


Pros:

Okay so for me personally, I absolutely love the smell of this moisturiser! I don’t care if my face smells like a Indian spices, so long as it smells good! Like, this is the best smelling moisturiser that I think I’ve ever smelt… It smells absolutely incredible!

This moisturiser applied over the top of a good serum works absolutely fine. In fact, I really like the way this moisturiser works over a serum. It isn’t heavy at all, the serum keeps the skin’s texture slighly dewy and looking healthy, the serum keeps the skin nicely moisturised… Under a serum, this moisturiser just leaves your skin feeling really soft, incredibly smooth and quite lovely!

I haven’t had any absolutely terrible acne while using this moisturiser, although it certainly hasn’t stopped my acne from occurring either. But it at least hasn’t appeared to make it any worse!

I find that I need to re-apply powder to my face a little less when using this moisturiser as opposed to others from Lush. It doesn’t stop me from needing to re-apply powder entirely, but it does keep my face looking alright for longer.

Again, when applied OVER a serum, my makeup just sort of “works” better than it usually would. I don’t have to apply so much concealer because it just goes further over the top of a serum and Magical Moringa. I’m not quite sure why, but it is a really nice quality of this moisturiser.

Honestly, I received this moisturiser as a sample and man, Lush was generous with their sample of this moisturiser. It lasted me a really nice amount of time! Definitely worth asking for a good sample of Magical Moringa Moisturiser to try at home, right?


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, meh… I don’t really know what to think of this one.

For the billionth time, it works nicely under a serum, but do I really want to be applying a serum to my face EVERY MORNING…? I usually prefer to apply a serum before bed or something, so that it can sink in while I sleep and so that my skin doesn’t feel so heavy throughout the day…

The smell is really nice though, and the effects over a serum are honestly pretty damn good.

I’m going to rate this moisturiser a 3/5* rating. It’s a shame because it does smell absolutely delicious… I just don’t really think it was moisturising enough for me.

Before trying Lush products, I would have thought this moisturiser to be absolutely perfect for me, because my skin can get really oily throughout the day. But since using Lush products, I’ve sort of learnt just how much your skin needs moisture in order to be its healthiest, and I just don’t feel that this moisturiser provided that for me personally.

– Storm

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Lush Enzymion Moisturiser Review

Hello 🙂

Today is a review of Lush’s ‘Enzymion Moisturiser’.

This is a moisturiser that I previously had said that I would not be reviewing, due to it containing comedogenic ingredients. After discovering that the wonderful Aqua Marina contains a comedogenic ingredient, I rethought my perfectionism on this matter. Heck, even dead skin cells are comedogenic, something extremely natural to have on facial skin…

I figure that most products probably contain ingredients that are technically comedogenic, but perhaps sometimes it is the non-comedogenic ingredients included in these products that counteract any pore-clogging effects. I don’t know, I’m no expert. All I know is that a product that has been extremely beneficial for my skin in the past is apparently comedogenic, so clearly a product containing comedogenic ingredients does not mean it will make my skin break out with tons of acne or anything.

Now, let’s get on with this review! As stated in the past, I always make sure to completely use up the entire product, through using it properly, before reviewing it. I feel that my reviews are more accurate and useful this way. I state the size of the product where there are different size options and to end the review on a happier note, I always end with the pros!

Enjoy!


Enzymion Moisturiser

Rating: 3/5

Cons:

This moisturiser has quite a strong smell, which some people could definitely not have a fondness for. The scent catches in your throat slightly and is a very potent and acidic smelling fruity floral. I could definitely see people disliking this scent!

This moisturiser is very, very, very light. I definitely found myself using more of this moisturiser at a time than I did with Imperialis (if you would like to see the review for Imperialis, please scroll to the end of this blog post where you will find a few links to similar posts to this on my blog.) My skin type is sensitive combination skin, and I would return to my pot of Enzymion maybe 3 or 4 times before feeling that my face had really been moisturised properly. This could be due to the top ingredient being a lemon infusion – so mostly water.

This moisturiser does contain a few comedogenic ingredients, and therefore has quite a comedogenic (pore clogging, acne inducing) rating. This might be a concern for some, but in actuality this fact probably will not have any impact on your skin. This fact is still a little scary though!

Sometimes, the moisturiser would actually feel incredibly heavy on my skin, and almost dirty. This would be after using a serum on my face, but is definitely something to think about – I’d definitely advise getting a sample of this moisturiser before actually purchasing it, so that you can give it a trial run.

I did not find that this moisturiser particularly helped my oil production levels or my acne, which it is supposed to do really. In fact (and I am not saying that this is the fault of this moisturiser, and the least healthy parts of my skin are simply due to my picking habit,) my skin has been particularly spotty recently. Although I don’t think this is the fault of Enzymion, it certainly may have been a contributing factor to this problem. Like, recently my skin was definitely the worst I have ever seen it be in my life, but it is slightly better now.

This moisturiser will run out very quickly because of it being so thin. This can be a bit annoying!


Pros:

This being a light moisturiser could be seen as a pro. Imperialis was too heavy for me – so heavy in fact that just the smallest amount on my facial skin would feel like a bit too much if I’m honest with you. Enzymion however, I have never felt like it was too heavy UNLESS I had only just applied a serum onto my face beforehand. With this moisturiser, you can make sure your facial skin has exactly the amount of product it needs to feel how you would like it to feel. I guess you could call it a buildable moisturiser. I would prefer if the moisturiser was a tad bit heavier, but I rather it be a light moisturiser that is buildable than a moisturiser that is far too heavy for my face.

The acidic smell smells mostly like fruits to me. It is very, very pungent, but I think I quite like it. To me it smells fresh and pleasant.

I really like how this moisturiser makes my skin feel after applying enough of it to my face. It is left feeling dewy, fresh and plump.

The colour of this moisturiser is white and its texture is like a light cream. This combination is much lovelier to me than the colour and texture of Imperialis! It adds to the fresh feeling this moisturiser has.

This moisturiser is all natural, is cruelty free, vegan, handmade and is a product from Lush – an incredible company! It is definitely a product that is worth a try just for those reasons alone! I absolutely love Lush and the company’s products in general – they are just so fun to use and are each so different from each other.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I like this moisturiser. It isn’t perfect. It really does not sit well on top of serums, it is very light and the smell can become a bit much sometimes. My skin has also been absolutely terrible and although I don’t believe this moisturiser is the cause, it could very well be contributing to a few annoying blackheads. My skin is quite sensitive however, and I don’t see this moisturiser having a negative affect on most who would try it.

For me, this moisturiser is something that I think I like more than I dislike, it could just do with a few tweaks here and there.

Overall, I’m going to rate this moisturiser 3/5*. It is close to 4 stars, it is mainly the fact that my acne has been problematic recently that has got me slightly worried about this product. For the billionth time though, it is definitely worth a try and I would really recommend grabbing yourself a sample of it. I would say that it is a moisturiser that is best for oily/normal/combination skin, being more ideal for oily/combination skin types and most ideal for combination skin.

I hope you enjoyed my review today, have a nice evening.

– Storm

Below are a couple of links to products mentioned in this blog, as well as a review on a product that I loved! All will be opened in a new window 🙂

Imperialis Moisturiser review: Link

Aqua Marina Fresh Cleanser review: Link

Cup O’ Coffee Exfoliating Mask review: Link

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Lush Tea Tree Water Toner Water Review.

Hey guys, thank you for joining me today! 😀

I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend, and I hope you enjoy today’s review! 🙂


Tea Tree Water Toner Water (100g)

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This tea tree toning water honestly doesn’t do very much for the skin, at least from what I found. It is a very, very diluted toner, and is extremely mild.

The smell of this toner might be off-putting for some people. It is a very strong scent, and in my opinion is more of a masculine scent than a feminine one. The scent reminds me of a weaker version of the general scent of a mens aftershave.

This toner was very, very slightly irritating on my skin as soon as it was applied. It left some areas of my face with redness, although this went very quickly.

I didn’t notice this toner doing anything much for oily skin or spots. It is very mild, so don’t expect any big results when using it!


Pros:

This being a mild toner makes it feel quite pleasant when applied to facial skin. Toners I have used in the past have sometimes actually caused spots on my face to bleed! This is definitely a toner for sensitive skin. The toner on a cotton round feels velvetty smooth to apply, and leaves the face feeling very soft and smooth.

I actually found this toner to be strangely moisturising. My face felt very plump and definitely felt much more hydrated after using this toner.

Using this toner after cleansing my face made my face feel 100% clean and extra fresh, and helped to wipe off any areas I may have missed while rinsing my cleanser off.

I personally love the smell of this toner. It smells very fresh, clean, refreshing, natural and wonderful!

This is a Lush toner, is vegan, cruelty free, ethical, handmade etc. This is reason enough to give it a go in my opinion!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I do like this toner. I do think the active ingredients in this toner are possibly a little bit too diluted with water, however, the formula still worked well with my skin.

I love the smell of it, I love the way it feels on my skin and overall, I do really enjoy its effects, however mild those effects may be. It is also from Lush, definitely a pro in my book.

I think this toner is ideal for skin that is not super oily or super dry or sensitive. I think this toner would be most ideal for normal, possibly slightly dry, slightly sensitive skin.

My skin is definitely combination and sensitive.

Overall, I rate this toner a 4/5*. I do quite like this toner, but how extremely diluted and mild it is definitely knocks off that fifth star. I think that it is expensive for what it is, but it does do something positive for my skin, no matter how small that something is.

I think if my skin was a bit less sensitive, this toner would work even better.

Honestly, I’d recommend the Tea Tree Toner Tab over this toner. All I do is put half the tab into a 60ml travel size spritzer bottle that I got from a travel kit in HEMA, fill the bottle up with water, shake it up and voila. The toner should keep until you use it all up if you use it a couple of times a day. This way, 1 tab makes 120g of product for £1 vesus 100g of product for £4.50.

I have also reviewed the toner tab, and overall gave it the same rating. It is harsher on the skin than this toner is, but definitely has other benefits that this toner does not. Definitely worth a try for £1!


Thank you for reading my review today guys!

– Storm! 🙂


I have officially now tried all of Lush’s currently available toners! Eau Roma Water is my official favourite, and I’ll be sure to pick up a big bottle of the stuff once I have the money to do so, as that works out as being best value for money!