Monday, 21 September 2015

Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean

The one thing about beauty boxes that I absolutely love, is the opportunity and chance to try products that I might never come across. The beauty world is awash with lotions, potions, gels, scrub, rubs, serums, creams and liquids all promising to rewind time and leave you with baby soft skin.

Skin and Tonic London Steam Clean is one product I have absolutely loved using and I came across it in this Libbie Club box. Josh and Sarah created Skin & Tonic London after Sarah was diagnosed with endometriosis and began a journey of looking into what she was putting onto her skin and into her body. So Sarah began making her own skincare and finding herself unable to find a single product that was completely free from synthetics and preservatives, or silly-frilly names and promises. Instead, all I found was overt gender discrimination and huge amounts of excess packaging. There was nothing out there that was simple, straight-talking, organic and cool and decided to do something about it. She quit her career in TV and re-trained in Aromatherapy and Skincare Formulation and the end result was - Skin & Tonic was born.



Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean
Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean


Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean is a solid cleansing balm that thoroughly cleanses the skin. Not only that but it is a versatile little balm that can also be used as a nourishing moisturiser for dry skin and chapped lips too. What I love about this balm is that it contains only six ingredients: Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Thistle Oil, Borage Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil which all work together to lift dirt and grime, rejuvenate dull and tired skin and it smells absolutely divine. All of the ingredients are certified organic and contain no little nasties. It is also made by hand right here in the UK.


As you can imagine, the use of both Spearmint and Eucalyptus Oil gives this cleansing balm an amazing fresh mint scent which if you happen to be bunged up with a cold can act s a decongestant if you mix it with warm water and inhale the steam! On the skin, which is its main use, you need only a small amount to melt between your palms before gently massaging it onto dry skin. I also pre-wash my face first to remove any surface dirt and grime and to allow the balm to penetrate deeper into the skin to push everything out. Once on the skin, I leave it to sink in and work its magic for a good few minutes before washing it off using a warm clean face cloth. It works incredibly well at removing make-up and even waterproof mascara, it simple melts everything off to leave clean, soft skin which feels amazingly hydrated. It doesn't strip my skin to leave it feeling dry or dehydrated and nor does it irritate my skin, it is just a delight to use.

If you are looking to try a new balm cleanser then I cannot recommend Skin & Tonic London Steam Clean enough, plus there is a whole range of products to try alongside this one. The Balm costs £27 via Skin & Tonic London.

49 comments:

  1. I have endometriosis and didn't realise/haven't been told that their is a link between that and what you put on/in your body! Am going to have to go and do some research.

    I love the fact that this balm can be used for near enough everything! It is definitely going on my Christmas wish list.

    Laura x x x

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  2. That sounds lovely - I love both Spearmint and Eucalyptus Oil! I also like that it can be used for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. The cleanser sounds amazing, it's funny how certain things in life suddenly make you aware of what you're actually putting into your body. I felt the same when I was pregnant when it came to skin care and what I was using.

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  4. I've never tried a balm cleanser before but I've seen more and more positive reviews of them recently! I'd never heard of Libbie either but it looks like a great box! I'm subscribed to My Little Box and I love that I get to try out new products through that too :) Will be looking into this cleanser balm when my current cleanser runs out!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  5. After reading this I'd be really interested in trying out some of their other products. The founding story of the brand is really interesting as well.

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  6. I don't really wear make up as I struggle to find stuff that are all natural. However, I would actually try this product, especially after reading the founding story. What a brilliant story!

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  7. This looks like a really lovely balm. I love a simple product and this looks like a really simple design.

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  8. You had me at "Spearmint and Eucalyptus Oil". This product sounds divine, I don't use balms on my face enough but your review makes me think that perhaps I should.

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  9. I love the sound of this, and anything that smells minty is a winner in my eyes. I like the idea of it being a make up remover as well as a facial cleanser. And how you can use it for your lips. Such a versatile product, I am definitely investing in it :)

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  10. OMG this sounds amazing! I want to find out HOW I can get this in the United States. The blend of eucalyptus and spearmint make it sound like a dreamy night time cleanser. I totally am intrigued!!

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  11. I've never heard of this before but it sounds fantastic!

    Claire
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  12. Wow, this really does sound like a versatile little product. I love all those clean minty smells, so I'll be checking this out very soon

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  13. I haven't tried anything from them but it sounds pretty good!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  14. This sounds absolutely amazing. After reading this I am going to have to give it a try!

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  15. I have never used anything like this before but it looks great. I love the sound of Spearmint and Eucalyptus sounds yummy.

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  16. What an interesting looking product - I too have never used anything like this before. Interesting background too, sometimes I wonder if we should all be more conscious of what we put on our body in regards to makeup/skin care

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  17. Now this looks like a must for me! I've never used anything quite like it, but I'm definitely putting it on my must have list x

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  18. The balm sounds really good, however the price sounds steep. I find myself mostly being attracted to the simplistic packaging and nice fonts.

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  19. I've never heard of this type of cleanser before. It sounds interesting and really nice packaging, although I'm not sure this would be right for me.

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  20. This sounds like a fab product, especially as the ingredients are so natural. It's a little pricey for me though which is a shame as I'd have liked to try it :)

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  21. I have to admit I adore the scent of this - it is amazing and it leaves the skin feeling fab! x

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  22. Great post. I have never heard of this brand but the product looks fantastic - something I would love to try.

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  23. I love to read your reviews, they're always so thorough. Im not a fan of cleansing balms but the scent of this sounds fabulous! xxx

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  24. This sounds like an amazing product - I love eucalyptus and mint so I definitely fancy trying this!

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  25. This sounds like a great beauty product. I don't use a lot of beauty products but I'll have to give this one a try.

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  26. I haven't heard of this before, I don't actually have a cleansing balm. I've found out about so many new products from your posts, I'm not really into beauty so it's always nice to find new products.xx

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  27. This sounds gorgeous and I bet it smells amazing!! It's great when you discover gems like this in beauty boxes :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Especially as we're coming into winter now - who doesn't need/love a new balm! Loved reading this one x

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  29. I've been getting the Vegan Kind beauty box since the beginning of the year.It's a fab way of trying a selection of products in sample form before committing yourself to buying the full size product.After my bad experience with Superdrug exfoliating mud mask, this might be worth splashing out to get this.

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  30. I love finding new natural products with so many different uses. Might need to try this.

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  31. I get terrible dry skin around my nose. This sounds perfect.

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  32. Great post and it sounds like a great product too. I suffer with dry skin on my face and chapped lips so this sounds ideal for me.

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  33. This sounds great. I am definately going to look into this brand more ! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love the story behind this brand. It's amazing when women with less than ideal skin and bodies create beuaty products, because they know what works and what doesn't.

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  35. Iv never tried a product like this before, it's something I would consider to use however.

    Found you via Facebook comment link
    Www.dream1ncolour.com

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  36. This sounds really different but I like the sound of the scent so I might give it a try.

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  37. I LoVe trying out both new beauty products and brands , thanks for a well written post giving me all the information I need

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  38. Oh this sounds so good!!!! Especially when it's coming in to winter as I'm sure it'll rid as snuffles too so a two in one!

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  39. Oh I love little finds like this. Will definitely look out for it!

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  40. Ooh this looks like a dream product! I bet it actually does its job! X

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  41. Oh wow this looks so great - I love that it is natural. Love the name too! Kaz x

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  42. I love reading your posts, girl! It's always fun to see what beauty and skincare products you guys have that we don't here in the US. I've never heard of this brand before, but it sounds like a real winner! :-)

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  43. Love the idea of a balm, rather than a moisturiser - I find as my skin ages it needs something richer to keep it in condition. Nothing beats eucalyptus to give you a fresh, clean feeling either. x

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  44. Ooh, I love balms! I most definitely need to try this. You keep spending my money for me Rachel as I have to try most things you post about :p

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  45. This sounds like a fantastic product, I'll definitely give it a try. I love discovering new products x

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  46. Oh wow, this cleansing balm sounds great. I love that it has spearmint and eucalyptus in the formulation - bet it feels amazing when applied!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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