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I have used talcum powder since I was a young girl and although I don't use it every day I always keep a tin in the bathroom as I love the feel of it on my skin. I actually had this Yardley London English Lavender talc as a birthday present but I have also bought it in the past. It is currently £7.25 in Boots and direct from Yardley which I think is quite expensive but you can pick it up from Amazon for as little as £4.50 which is a much better price.
It is 200ml so is quite a decent size and I would say that a tin of this size will usually last me around twelve months. The date on the tin I currently have is January 2016 so I have no worries about it going past its best. The tin is a pretty lilac colour with a cream section on the front which displays the Yardley logo and some lavender plants. The cap on the top is lilac and twists easily for the talc to shake out of several small holes. The tin does look quite old fashioned and I don't think it has changed for many years, so I wouldn't think that it would attract the younger clientele but personally I think it is quite pretty.
As well as obviously containing lavender leaves this talc also contains neroli and clary sage, lavender oil and geranium, and also notes of sandalwood and tonka bean. I cannot pick out any of these other ingredients but can definitely smell the lavender however is quite a light smell and it does smell natural rather than too overly perfumed.
I will usually apply the talc after I have had a bath or shower and will shake a few sprinkles onto my powder puff and then dab around my body. I find that it goes on more easily using it this way and I don't have to rub it in like I do when I use my hands, and also it doesn't seem to float around the room so much and leave a layer of talc on the carpet.
My skin does feel soft and smooth after applying the talc and also has the benefit of the lovely floral smell which I can smell for a long time afterwards. As talc is designed to absorb moisture I will sometimes shake a bit into my shoes especially in the summer if I am not wearing any socks or tights and find that it does help to keep my feet a bit cooler and not so sweaty.
I recommend this talc for use after your daily bath or shower, it smells nice, it goes on smooth and your skin feels soft, smooth and dry. I will continue to use this talc as I love the effects it has on my skin and also the lovely natural fragrance it has.
WHAT IS IT?
Talc from Yardley London that is fragranced with Lavender.
The talc comes in a metal tin that has got a plastic top that you can turn round to open and let the talc out or close it to keep the talc inside. I like the tin because it is very different to the plastic bottles that most talcs come in, the bottom sometimes leaves a dirty mark on my bathroom tiles but that wipes away and the tin doesn't ever rust or the top doesn't clog up even if the bathroom is steamy.
WHAT I THINK
I like the fragrance because the lavender is sweet and very natural smelling instead of being a fake lavender smell. It is rich and I like how relaxing the smell is, it is also very good to layer with other lavender fragrances because I think the talc is like a base when you use it like that and it makes everything else smell stronger.
I use it after I have had a bath or a shower because it soaks up extra moisture. This talc does not make my skin feel dry but it is dusty for a few minutes after I have used it because of the talc being dusty like any of these products. It will not moisturise your skin but I do not think you would expect it to do that, when I buy talc the only thing I care about is that it will not make my skin dry and this does not do that.
I am a beautician and in my recent trade magazine there was an article about a link between talc and some cancers. I am going to find out more about that but for now I will still use it, I thought that it was important enough to make you aware. There are a lot of scare stories about cosmetics but I think a lot of it is just to frighten people.
I was gifted this talc the first time I used it but I have bought it myself again because I like the smell and how my skin feels after I have used it.
A tin of this Lavender talc costs about £4 and it lasts for a long time because it is not a product I use every day only when I am using other lavender skin products and fragrances.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
A couple of years ago on mothers day, my daughter presented me with a bottle of English Rose talcum powder she'd picked up in the local shop. Although at that point talc wasn't something I regularly used, I really grew to like it, so much so that it's now become my annual mothers day treat to get a bottle of talc from Yardleys, and this year I got the English Lavender variety.
I have to confess that Lavender is a scent a generally associate with older people, or with products designed to make me sleep, but I did very much like the old fashioned floral design of the bottle, which is sort of a tin in a bottle shape. It's very pretty and ladylike, and not something I'd be ashamed to have displayed in the bathroom or on a dresser top. Its very classy, tones of lilac, gold, and cream, with illustrations of sprigs of lavender on the front label. The top can be opened to produce a shaker opening for the dispensing of the talc, and I do find you have to be careful of your technique- too gentle a shake, and you get nothing, but too hard, and you need to clean your whole bathroom down.
According to the label English Lavender is a 'beautiful, elegant scent that combines lavender leaves, neroli and clary sage with a heart of lavender oil and geranium, enhanced with deeper notes of sandalwood and tonka bean'. I have no idea what a tonka bean is meant to smell like, and I'm not too certain about this neroli business either, but I was relieved to find that actually the lavender wasn't as strong as I had expected, and even happier that I couldn't detect the geranium at all, since it really isn't a smell I like. I could detect a little of the sandalwood, a sort of green herbal smell that might or might not be the sage. I don't know if it was just the way it worked with my skin, but the overall effect was really a much milder, more herbal scent than I was expecting, and I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
I do find that just a light dusting on my skin is enough to have me smelling fresh and clean. I don't use talk that often, as I do find it tends to interfere with the scent of other products that I use, but with the others I've been given in past years I've found they remain perfectly usable for a long time, so my bottle will probably still be with me in a years time!
At around £7 for a 200g bottle, I love it as a gift, though largely because it comes from my daughter than because it's something I would pick for myself. Whilst I'll happily use it, it isn't something I would purchase again, not because of any lack in quality, just because it's not right for my own personal tastes. 4 stars
When it comes to talcum powder I am not overly a huge fan of the white powdery stuff however I am staying with my mum at the moment who has this in her bathroom and after a nice long soak and a dry off I decided to give this a go, on more than one occasion (Shh though don't tell her I been using her stuff! lol).
This comes in a really nice old fashioned looking square (ish) in shape tin and the top part twists around to allow it to be used or not by uncovering and covering up the little holes and on the front of the tin which is mainly lilac in colour we are told what it is and who it is by and that it weighs 200g and then on the back of the tin other information listed includes manufacturer details. I really do rate the appearance of these products from Yardley very highly indeed though do be aware that being a tin it can rust and make a mess so I wouldn't advise storing this in a bathroom as my mum does but hey ho she likes it in there and to be fair although this is stored in a damp room the powder is just fine!
The Talc Itself:
This is a fine, white and really smooth feeling talc and you should apply to dry skin cos if you don't it marks the skin and make me personally look like I been tipped over my body with flour! A little of this dusts into and onto my skin and this has a wonderful fragrance of real natural and pungent lavender to it so if you don't like the fragrance of lavender I really would swerve this one because the scent of it really does linger on the skin for a good few hours!
This makes my skin really soft and it smells lovely. I don't have to work too hard to get the powder to disappear from my skin though I never over do it with talc and all in all I love the feeling of my skin and the smell of myself after using this and particularly like to use this before goin to bed!
This is a really nice one and a nice gift idea and my Mum bought her tin in our local Boots for a fiver though do Google and look about on the high street if interested in this one as it is readily available!
~English Lavender from Yardley~
This english lavender scented talc is just one of the Yardley body care products that I have bought and used. I find that this fresh feeling and softly scented lavender based powder smells fresh and clean each and every time that you use it. I have bought this product from time to time as I rather like lavender scented products such as this one from the Yardley range and feel that they work well together. This talc can also be used/ or layered with other lavender based products and fragances if wanted, which in my experience also works well.
The texture of the talc is light airy and smooth, with a lovely velvety softness to it that means it glides over the skin with ease. The powder is best used after a shower or bath, where it can be applied to dry skin. I find that the powder can be applied with a soft body puff to give an ultra light powder coating to the skin where required, that helps keep it cool and sweetly scented. In my opinion the lavender scent lasts well and the powder remains nicely perfumed even if the product tin has has been opened/ in use for some time. I find that a single tin of the product, which holds 200 gms of scented talc lasts me a very long time after that first opening.
The product tin has a retro look about it that I feel could benefit a little from some updating, as the product itself may appeal to a wider range of potential buyers if it had an updated look to it in my opinion. The clean and brightly coloured deep lavender shade used to define the product is used across the lavender based range, which I feel helps it stand out when on in store displays. I would be in favour of this lavender colour being used in a more up to date product container design which I feel would make the product look far more attractive to buyers.
I would recommend using the talc sparingly as you really don't need to apply it thickly to the skin. By applying too much powder to your skin you risk getting it all over your clothes and can end up leaving a film of powder around the room in which you stood to apply it if not careful. In my experience a soft and light layer of powder works well enough and ensures that the product lasts a very long time, saving a few extra pennies along the way and also ensuring that you don't get talc all over your home or clothing. I have found there to be no irritation to the skin after having used the talc.
~Product rating/ price~
The cost of a 200 gm tin of Yardley lavender scented talc is generally around £6.99, although it can often be sourced on line from as little as £3.99 a tin with some careful shopping. I feel that the lower price quoted here is very good value for this fresh scented talc as one tin goes a long way once in use. My product rating for Yardley English Lavender Talc is 4 stars.
Whilst some people consider the aroma of lavender to be old fashioned and for "old ladies", I have adored the fragrance ever since I was a child as in addition to it offering calming and relaxing properties, it evokes some very special memories for me. Although I would never use a lavender perfume I love using toiletries offering the delightful aroma, but my experience over the years has proven that very few brands can provide an authentic aroma. Yardley is the winner as far as I am concerned, as their products offer a true scent with this review discussing my experience with using their English Lavender Perfumed Talc, which is a product I have repurchased time and time again.
Whilst I use a number of different brands of talcum powder, Yardley is the only manufacturer that provides the product in a sturdy recyclable metal container where we are presented with 200 grams. This is especially useful for those consumers who have bathrooms that become a little steamy (in the bathing sense I mean!), as the metal prevents the powder from becoming damp.
The soft, smooth and very fine white powder is dispensed via the small holes contained within the lilac coloured plastic circular section on the top of the lid, which needs to be gently rotated to open and close. The aroma is simply stunning and extremely authentic due to the combination of calming ingredients, which open up with the notes of lavender leaves, neroli and clary sage with the most evident belonging to the lavender leaves. The powder offers heart notes of lavender oil and geranium, which enables the powder to send me to a very calming and relaxing place. The base notes of the talcum powder are sandalwood and tonka bean and when initially applying I am only able to recognise the lavender, but after a few moments of the white powder being dusted over the surface of my skin, I am able to detect the sage and tonka bean, which are two ingredients I am familiar with from using eau de parfumes.
I adore the sensation of talcum powder on my skin, particularly after my night time bath, as in addition to absorbing any excess moisture the powder enables the surface of my skin to feel wonderfully soft and smooth. I find the aroma of lavender very calming and as I experience problems with sleeping, it assists me with relaxing in the evenings. Furthermore, the lavender aroma lingers for many hours on both my skin and bedding where I am often able to detect the scent when I wake up in the morning. There is a good expiry date on the reverse of the container of 24 months and I generally find that a tin of talcum powder lasts me around eight months with daily use. If you like the aroma of lavender you will love this perfumed talc, which normally retails at around £7.25 for a 200 gram container. However, at the time of writing, Boots have discounted the entire Yardley English Lavender range where you can purchase this product for £4.83.
Due to the highly authentic aroma and the luxurious texture of the powder, I feel a five star rating appropriate together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.