Today’s post comes from Suresh Babu (@ssureshbabu68), famous for his clear analysis and candid reviews of products he has tried. I present to you his review of FabIndia Tea Tree Skin Toner and something he found in the ingredient list that may shock you … * applause *
I know FabIndia has been reviewed at length here, but this product warranted a detailed review. That is the Fabindia Tea tree Toner with a very impressive ingredient list.
Since Biotique Bio Cucumber toner did not suit my acne prone oily skin I started searching for a toner suitable for my skin. I narrowed my search on Fabindia tea tree skin toner.
In fact its ingredient list attracted me to buy this toner. Today I will be reviewing this product. Let’s see whether it has suited me or not.
An alcohol-free skin toner with tea tree oil that controls sebum and clears blemishes.
Rs. 150/- for 200 ml. Quite cheap.
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.
Purified water, Neem extract, Turmeric extract, Propylene Glycol, Tea Tree oil, Salicylic acid, imid urea, Phenoxyethanol, Polysurbate 20.
Checked with Skingredients and the result was no acne ingredient found.
My take on this product
This toner comes in elegant bottle with flip cap and is green in colour. Its consistency is like water and smells ok.
Upon application of this toner for a week or so I started getting pimple all over my face. Not only that, it had failed to control oiliness on my face. My face continued to look shiny and also bit dark.
Fact is it contains Salicylic acid which is effective in controlling acne and solving blemishes, Neem extract is known for its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, Turmeric known for improving complexion and tea tree oil once again for acne control and anti blemish. Probably some ingredient added has nullified all the good benefits.
Coming to their claim that it is alcohol-free is confusing and also misleading. It contains Propylene Glycol which lies in the alcohol family. I searched in the internet on Propylene Glycol and to my surprise all the articles mentions it as toxin. In fact Propylene Glycol is harmful to the skin, may damage the brain, kidneys and liver.
Not suitable for acne prone oily skin. Skip this if you are planning to include this in your regimen.
Take care till my next review! 🙂
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