If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my unboxing from the goody bag I received from the National Wedding Show. Nestled inside was this tooth brush from Colgate and I was super excited! (Yep, I get excited over toothbrushes obviously). \
I’ve actually wanted to try this for a while, but the price put me off. To be honest, I’ve never spent more than £2 on a toothbrush, so £12 was a little steep. But, thanks to the goody bag, I’ve got to try it for free! So, I thought I would write this review to sum up my thoughts, my results, and whether I think this toothbrush is really worth the price.
What You Get
This includes a toothbrush (complete with a tongue cleaning section on the back) and a whitening pen. The whitening pen can be stored in the bottom of the brush which is pretty handy.
Before evening opening the product, I decided to read the back to see what this product boasts. Here, I found that the whitening pen only actually lasts for three weeks. I mean, I tend to change my toothbrush around every 3 months, so having to get a new one for the whitening pen every three weeks is a little bit of an issue for me.
But, nevertheless, I decided to use 2 clicks of the pen twice a day after brushing for three weeks, just like the instructions say.
I actually really like the toothbrush. I mean, it is a pretty standard toothbrush to be honest, but it leaves my teeth feeling clean which is obviously the point. I like the little rubber sections as they are kind to my gums, and the tongue cleaning section on the back is pretty good too. But, it’s nothing revolutionary.
So, I’m guessing that most of the price is because of this pen. I think the 2 clicks may be a little too much for my teeth, as I always seem to have quite a bit left. The applicator is a rubber-type material, and this freaks me out a bit because it reminds me of the dentist. The flavour of the liquid is slightly minty, not bad at all, and the consistency is quite gloopy. The thing that I don’t like is that you can’t rinse it out. This can make your mouth look and feel a little sticky, so I’d suggest using it 20 minutes or so before you leave the house.
Once used, the pen does make my teeth feel a little weak. But, nothing major and it’s perfectly easy to deal with. In terms of whitening results, the images below demonstrate the progression from when I first started to the end of the three weeks.
As you can see, the light changes a lot between these photos. I apologise for this, but I didn’t want to edit any of the photos to affect the results. I did take these at 9am every Monday morning, but obviously the light does change.
Anyway, disregarding the change in light; I do think that there is some improvement in the colouring of my teeth from using this pen. However, I don’t think that this improvement is enough to merit the price or the effort required, as this is a pretty long process for such a subtle result.
Would I buy this product?
Straight answer? No. Colgate is not cruelty free, and this product is very over priced for the results. I’m going to continue using this until the end of the pen (as I still have a few clicks left) and I will update this post if my opinion changes. But, for now, it’s a no from me.
Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading! Have you tried this product? Now that you’ve read this review, would you? Let me know in the comments!