Inspired by nature and the sea, husband and wife duo Stephanie and Richard founded LEBON, a glittering, luxury oral care brand just oozing style. I have one word: G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S. With Fergie ringing in your ears, let yourself be tempted by LEBON’s beautiful, vegan friendly products made with certified organic ingredients in France. There are nine flavours to choose from, including but not encompassing Cinnamon, Rose, Blackcurrant and of course, your classic mint. All of the flavours are natural and are sourced in Grasse, France and there are no nasties such as SLS, Parabens, sulphates or fluoride in sight.
The opulent and elegant toothpaste tubes add a touch of glamour to your bathroom, but have no fear, Darling they are still recyclable and eco friendly. The tubes are made from recyclable material aluminium whilst the outer card boxes come from PEFC certified sustainably managed forests.
Although LEBON do export their products to China, they assured me that they’re cruelty free. “We carefully checked about the animal testing regulation on the Chinese market and we can confirm that no testing on animals is required for our toothpastes. We are very careful about this, and we only work with distributors which have the same vision as we do. So none of them test our products on animals.”
I was very kindly gifted a whole rainbow of LEBON’s vegan products to try, each with their own unique flavours. The toothpastes have a dense texture which smooths on well, but doesn’t lather up as much as I’m used to. Saying that the 75ml tubes last really well, usually about a month or so between two people using it twice a day, although this could stack up as the toothpastes are £20.50 a pop!
All of the LEBON toothpastes contain certified organic aloe vera and green tea which help to protect gums and prevent tooth decay naturally and I have to agree that my teeth always felt clean and healthy after brushing. BUT, something I have discovered with several of the LEBON toothpastes so far is that the hint of mint doesn’t last long or maintain a fresh breath which is a little disappointing for both me and anyone else in close proximity!
Over the past few months I have been testing out these three goodies:
Back to Pampelonne: Mango and Mint Toothpaste £20.50 / 75ml
I was a little weirded out by the Mango flavour of ‘Back to Pampelonne’. I’ve never been a massive fan of mango anyway so I think this is mainly down to personal taste. For me the fruity flavour just didn’t seem appropriate for cleaning your teeth first thing and I couldn’t get used to it. It was quite sickly and it’s not something I would buy again.
Rhythm is Love: Ylang Ylang, Yuzu and Mint £20.50 / 75ml
I was quite apprehensive about the Ylang Ylang and Yuzu flavour, mainly because I wasn’t 100% sure what it was and so I didn’t know what to expect. After asking Dr. Google I discovered that ylang ylang is tropical tree native to India, Indochina, Malaysia , the Phillipines and Indonesia, and is known for the perfume extracted from its flowers. Yuzu, on the other hand is a citrus fruit originating from China and Tibet, with tart flavours like a grapefruit or lime. So we were looking at a sharp, floral flavour? Hmm…
However, the toothpaste won me over completely. It actually had a very subtle flavour with just a hint of these notes so that it was fresh, light and a slight twist on your standard mint. The delicate balance meant the toothpaste was refreshing but not as overpowering as mint, I was pleasantly surprised! I also felt like this toothpaste maintained a fresher breath for longer than many of the other LEBON toothpastes too.
Le White: Green Tea and Sweet Mint £20.50 / 75ml
Another flavour that I approached with some trepidation was the Green Tea and Sweet Mint. Green tea is quite bitter and earthy but the flavour of the toothpaste was slightly floral and the sweet mint lifted it to become another surprisingly pleasant option, I think it actually might have been one of my favourites! I also had a good experience with the freshness issue and felt like the minty flavour was more long lasting.
Overall my experience with the LEBON products has been a good one, I am a sucker for pretty things and the natural flavours and ingredients are effective and delectable. My favourite out of these was the Green Tea and Sweet Mint, but I enjoyed trying something different and waking up to new flavours in the morning. Generally it will come down to personal taste - literally. I’m nearly out of my LEBON toothpastes now with a couple more to try, but if you’d like to see how I got on with some of the other flavours, you can find them on the ‘Body’ section of our product pages.
You can also read more about LEBON on our Vegan Beauty Brand Directory.
Disclaimer: These products have been sent to me to test and review by the brand. I have received no monetary benefit for this review. The review is 100% honest and reflects my experience. Product and brand information is correct at the time of publishing but please check the product website before purchasing.