I received these products courtesy of Colgate and Influenster, but all opinions are my own.
I already use love Colgate Optic White toothpaste, so when I was contacted about trying a new product in the Optic White line, I was excited. I like the toothpaste because it doesn’t taste too minty and it keeps my teeth clean, but I haven’t noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth since I started using it. Then again, I’ve used it for years and I’ve never really looked for a difference! I’ve used Crest WhiteStrips before, but Ive found that they were difficult to put on, felt icky on my teeth, burned my gums, and didn’t have a lasting effect. So I wasn’t a fan.
I’ve never tried a whitening gel before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one. But I was pleasantly surprised! It was easy to apply, and it did make my teeth look whiter. The instructions say to apply the gel twice a day, but my teeth are pretty sensitive and I’m not looking for a dramatic whitening change, so I use it once a day, at night. My only issue with the product is the way the gel feels on my teeth right after I put it on. It slips off of my teeth a little bit, and it feels pasty and gummy and tastes weird. Not a bad taste, but more of an “Is this safe?!” taste. It’s not pleasant, but it’s easier and feels much better than whitening strips.
Would I buy this product again? Perhaps. If I run out of the gel and want some more, than definitely! I also like that the whitening gel goes inside the base of the toothbrush: it makes it easy to just brush, whiten, go!
Do you use teeth whitening products? Have you tried the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-In Whitening Pen?