Today I’m reviewing fabindia tea tree skin toner. Being an oily skin person, toner has always been an important factor in my daily skincare regime. I never miss to apply toner after washing face. Toner is supposed to restore and maintain the pH balance of your skin. Once I skipped toner as it was out of stock and that broke me out horribly. Acne and pimples not only make your face looking ugly, but it causes such terrible soreness. 🙁
I have never used any fabindia skincare product before (can you believe that guys? :P). I like herbal products. In fact, I’m just crazy about them. I have never used any fabindia product mainly because of my lack of awareness and availability. Thanks IMBB and other fellow beauty blogs for enlightening me in this regard. 🙂
About the product:
An alcohol-free skin toner with tea tree oil that controls sebum and clears blemishes.
Directions for use: After washing your face and neck, spray the skin toner onto a cotton swab and gently stroke in an upward direction. Avoid contact with eyes.
Ingredients: Water, Okra extract, Neem Leaf extract, Turmeric Extract, Propylene Glycol, Tea Tree oil, Salicylic acid.
Net contents: 200 ml
Price: INR 125
Shelf life: 18 months.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Natural ingredients may cloud or separate, this does not affect the quality or efficacy of the product.
My experience with this toner:
Well, fabindia is such a popular and renowned brand that I picked it up with complete trust. I like the fact that it contains salicylic acid which is effective on solving blemishes. It has neem extract which is a well-known anticeptic and anti-bacterial agent. Turmeric extract helps improving complexion and has anticeptic properties. Tea tree oil is also a famous anti-blemish agent.
The product comes in a standard elegant looking flip-cap plastic bottle. It has a yellowish green color. It smells awesome. I used to have a herbal neem-turmeric anticeptic solution which smelt almost similar. It is alcohol-free, so it doesn’t sting at all. Skin remains oil-free quite sometime ater application. And also, it gives a natural glow which I love. <3
Then comes the price factor. Well, it costs way cheaper than the other branded toners. For example, Lotus herbals Basiltone costs Rs. 185 for 100ml bottle. Biotique cucumber toner is priced at Rs. 135 for 100ml, where, fabindia tea tree toner is just Rs. 200 for 200ml bottle! Besides, it is a way better and effective product than the other two.
But the one point that bothers me is that it contains Propylene glycol. I don’t know why they claim that it is alcohol-free, because PG lies in the alcohol family. It is mainly used as moisturiser or as lubricant. I searched the internet on PG. Surprisingly, all the articles said one similar thing. PG is harmful to your skin; not only skin but also it can damage your brain, kidneys and liver. I also hate the fact that they did not enlist the ingredients proportions on the bottle.
Pros of Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner
- Contains salicylic acid and other effective ingredients to fight acne.
- Very renowned brand.
- Packaging is quite nice.
- Smells good.
- Keeps skin oil-free for 3-4 hours.
- fabindia is against animal testing.
Cons of Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner
- It is NOT alcohol-free. Their claim is not true. Moreover, it contains PG which is a harmful agent
- There’s an availability problem.
Shall I repurchase it? Buy at your own risk. I am going back to fabindia shop and ask them why they make such claim that is not true at all. Consumers are much more aware now.
Rating: 1/5. -0.5 for the availability problem, -3.5 for making untrue claims and containing PG.
Have you used Fabindia Tea Tree skin Toner? Please rate in the box below.
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