Whoops, I don’t know what happened to me but somehow I have forgotten to write and post my review of the incredibly adorable looking Lush Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs. Back when the new Lush Liverpool store opened I saw that Lush offered a lot of cool flavoured Toothy Tabs over there. My eye immediately went to the Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs. They just look absolutely adorable and I was sure they’d taste a-mazing. So I asked Evelien, who went over there, to bring me a bottle and she did. Today it’s finally time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out if the Lush Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs are as amazing as they look, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Lush Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs come in a clear plastic bottle with a black label in the middle and a black cap. The bottle -obviously- is made out of 100% recycled plastic and feels nice and sturdy. In terms of size I think it’s perfect. It’s big enough to fit plenty of toothy tabs, but it’s also small enough to not take in much space in your bag. Thanks to the clear plastic you can see the toothy tabs from the outside and I think that’s a nice touch. These Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs have really pretty colours so the over all look is just adorable to me.
The bottle system works pretty well for me. You just screw off the cap and you can easily pop one little tab out of it. I remember the Toothy Tabs being packaged in boxes a long time ago. I do think that this looks a lot prettier. But in the end it’s about the product so the packaging doesn’t really matter all that much.
One bottle of Toothy Tabs holds about 100 tabs. That means 100 mouth-brush sessions. If you brush your teeth twice a day that equals 50 days, so a little less than two months. I think that’s quite a decent score. A bottle of Toothy Tabs might not seem like the most affordable thing in the world, but two months is definitely not bad at all.
Lush Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs 50 grams – £6,95
The whole Toothy Tab concept was quite new to me. Well, I did know about their existence for quite a number of years now, but I had never tried one. Somehow I always thought they’d taste bad and that scared me off to be honest. Until I saw that Lush made them in fun flavours now. That changed a lot for me. I have to say that in this case I didn’t really have a clear idea of what these Toothy Fruity ones were going to taste like. I mean, I have never eaten tutti frutti before. The only thing I imagined is that they were going to have a sweet and fruity taste.
Before we go into my experience with these tabs, I first want to discuss the ingredients with you guys.
Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sorbitol, Lauroyl Sarcosine, Kaolin, Xylitol, Flavour, Lime Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Almond Essential Oil, Menthol Crystals, Fine Sea Salt, Stevia, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Citral, Limonene, Linanool, Colour 77491, Colour 45430:1, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090:2
The base of these toothy tabs consists out of dicalcium phosphate anhydrous which is used as a cleansing agent in this concoction. It’s a powder that helps bind ingredients and polish the teeth. Next up on the list is sodium bicarbonate which is found in most Lush products and also has cleansing benefits. Other interesting ingredients are the orange oil, lime oil and almond oil for example. These are probably used for the flavour and scent of the tabs. Another interesting ingredient to me is the synthetic Fluorphlogopite which are the plastic-free glitters/lustre in this product. It is quite unique to have actual glitter in a tooth paste kind of product.
One thing that does put a lot of people off when it comes to these toothy tabs is the lack of fluoride in the tabs. This ingredient is known to be good for your teeth and therefore it’s seen as an dental-care essential to lots of us. For me that’s also a reason not to use these toothy tabs daily. I’m sure that someone who’s very good at understanding what all these ingredients mean will say that the toothy tabs are no harm for your teeth, but as far as I’m concerned it’s not a daily product for me.
Inside the Toothy Fruity Toothy Tab bottle are three different coloured tabs: yellow, pink and green. Obviously the pink one speaks the most to me and it’s the first one I tried. I have to admit that I was a little bit scared to try these toothy tabs at first so the first time I tried it, I did it together with my boyfriend. I believe he took the yellow one.
Using toothy tabs is really simple. You just pop one into your mouth, nibble on it and then start brushing your teeth like normal. The fun thing is that the foam in your mouth will have a yellow, green or pink colour and I think that looks absolutely adorable. The taste of it is pretty nice as well. It’s not as refreshing as a regular tooth paste, but it’s fruity and sweet so I do like that. My boyfriend really liked it as well.
After brushing my teeth with a toothy tab for about two minutes straight I spit it out, rinsed my mouth with water and I was good to go. My mouth did feel clean, but because the Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs don’t have that minty taste my mouth didn’t feel as fresh as it could if I’d use a different flavour or normal tooth paste. I don’t mind that, especially not if it’s my night time brushing, but it’s something important to keep in mind if you’re considering buying these toothy tabs.
All in all I do think that the Lush Toothy Fruity Toothy Tabs are really nice. They are fun coloured, they taste and smell good and they are super easy to use. It’s a fun thing to try and to spice up the ritual of brushing your teeth. I don’t think the toothy tabs will ever replace normal tooth paste for me, but I do like using them every once in a while. It’s easy for on the go because the bottle is nice and tiny so that’s also a big plus for me. So if you ever visit the Lush Liverpool store, I would recommend checking these out if you like to try one of the Toothy Tabs from Lush!
With that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of the Toothy Tabs from Lush. Would you use them?