Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner Review

Hi beauties,

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. 🙁

fabindia tea tree toner
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.

fabindia tea tree toner

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.

fabindia tea tree toner

Pros of Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner

  • Contains salicylic acid and other effective ingredients to fight acne.
  • Very renowned brand.
  • Affordable.
  • 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.

Also Read :

FabIndia Lavender Cleansing Milk Review
A Mini Haul from FabIndia
Rose Water- Dabur Gulabari, FabIndia
Fabindia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream for Oily Skin and Lakme Strawberry Crème Review
The FabIndia TEA TREE Face Wash – REVIEW
FabIndia Vitamin E Depigmentation Cream vs Biotique Coconut Milk Cream


83 thoughts on “Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner Review

  1. hmmmm….good review!! 🙂 🙂 Now, I’ll write only “seemingly intelligent” comments here!!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: I can try that atleast!! :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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    1. actually wht i read of is tht, alcohol tries to reduce pores size by drying out ur skin…bt can cause breakouts n sting ur skin too..so depending on ur skin type choose a toner.. i havn’t used biotique 1 so can’t comment sonam… :))

        1. Sonam, the Biotique cucumber toner is so strong for my skin, that I dilute it exactly in half with filtered water. It stings my skin very badly. I will use up what I have and won’t be buying it again. As for this Fabindia toner, I guess it will be good in controlling acne and breakouts b/c of the salicylic acid, but again, salicylic is too strong for my sensitive skin. Anyway, thanks for the review, Bulbul.

    1. i too wanted to order but resisted myself.. 😐 😐 😐 😐
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    1. HI ..sorry for the late reply…IT stings really badly (my eyes water a lottt),but that is only for 2 mins…and it works pretty well on pores ,acne etc…

  2. Hiii…i sooo love this toner…but the glycol thing freaked me out and i just finished my RnD over the net and now i think i’m a bit relieved

    Picked this up from a website,
    Along with other glycols and glycerol, this is a humectant or humidifying and delivery ingredient used in cosmetics. There are Web sites and spam e-mails stating that propylene glycol is really industrial antifreeze and that it is the major ingredient in brake and hydraulic fluids. These sites also state that tests show it is a strong skin irritant. They further point out that the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on propylene glycol warns users to avoid skin contact because systemically (in the body) it can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage. As ominous as this sounds, it is so far from the reality of cosmetic formulations that almost none of it holds any water or poses real concern. It is important to realize that the MSDS sheets are talking about 100% concentrations of a substance. Even water and salt have frightening comments regarding their safety according to their MSDSs. In cosmetics, propylene glycol is used only in the smallest amounts to keep products from melting in high heat or freezing when it is cold. It also helps active ingredients penetrate the skin. In the minute amounts used in cosmetics, it is not a concern in the least. Women are not suffering from liver problems because of propylene glycol in cosmetics. And finally, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, within the Public Health Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, “studies have not shown these chemicals [propylene or the other glycols as used in cosmetics] to be carcinogens” (Source: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov). See Paula’s article, “Propylene Glycol” at http://www.cosmeticscop.com.

    But i will definitely check with Fab India ppl why they claim its alcohol free!!

    1. Mitra, i raised exactly the same question, why do they claim that it’s alcohol-free,while it is not? and i also read those facts abt PG b4 writing this review. they freaked me out. :tremble: :ghost2:

  3. Heyyyyyyyyyyyy bulbul………….the toner looks so cool……and it says no alcohol also…………….but I am against any toner that stings…..thank you for reviewing this bulbul :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :thanks: :thanks:

  4. I too bought this toner a few days back,and it makes my skin so dry :-(.But i was adamant on making it work.So what i did is,mixed purified water wit toner and clove cream (fab india) with some dried neem leaves and applied it on acne overnight.And 4days they almost disappeared.I don’t know if this would work for all though! I also mix this toner wit water and almond lotion (aromamagic) and just cleanse my face.It dint make my skin dry and takes off the dirt.I am tryin various other ways i could use it,because it doesn’t work for me on its own.

  5. Guys I had clear skin but some open pores. I read somewhere that toner helps oily skin and got this from the store on the recommendations made by a few sites. The transparent liquid is in a great packaged bottle with a spray. At first my skin felt soft but within a few weeks I got more and more breakout. I don’t easily breakout since last 3 to 4 years now. The Only change in my regime was fab india tea tree toner n face mask. I stopped using after one bottle and the day I stopped got a lot of break out. I did reading and realised that parabens cause such effects. Please ensure you test this a few times on a patch rather than the entire face

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