In the quest for whiter teeth, I have tried many a tooth whitening product. From whitening strips to using light technology to lighten; I have given quite a few a try. While most worked to a degree, some did have bad side-effects for my teeth such as sensitivity.
Now, I wouldn’t say my teeth are that bad. To say I didn’t have braces and they’re still my own, they’re not too bad of a shade. But who doesn’t want a brighter smile? So over the past fortnight I have been trying out the CB&CO Charcoal Teeth Whitening Gel.
But does it work? What makes it different from the rest?
For starters, I have never used activated charcoal to whiten my teeth. Having said that, I have used an activated charcoal toothpaste with mint in the past, and found that it had no ill-effect on my teeth. So I was open to giving the whitening gel a go.
This set contains the gel formula in a really easy to use pump tube. Plus, it also comes with a charcoal infused toothbrush for even better results (you can just buy the gel by itself if needed). I like that it is completely natural, though. Free from fluoride, it is 100% natural; even the toothpaste is made from bamboo! As well as whitening your teeth, it does also help to remove plaque and freshened my breath – winning.
It is straightforward and simple to use, as demonstrated in this video:
It really was that easy. But really, the proof in the pudding is in the eating, so to speak.
So, has it made my teeth whiter? Were there any detrimental effects?
Below are my before, during, and after pictures. It does look a little bit like I’m getting ready for Halloween doesn’t it?! But as you can see, there were some pretty great results for using the whitening gel at least once a day for two weeks. I haven’t found there to be any detrimental effects either. My teeth feel the same in terms of sensitivity and when I eat. All good here!
^wearing Cougar Beauty Products 24-hour lipstick in the shade ‘Rioja’ in the after picture (£7). Such a good lipstick as it ‘dries’ and lasts smudge-free for hours!
All in all, I really recommend the activated charcoal teeth whitening gel from CB&CO. It works, as you can see, and is really simple to use. I have tried several other methods and it can take half an hour out of your day. But just two minutes a day can get you good results like this. I think it is good value for money, and at £22.99 it doesn’t break the bank. It could make a good gift for anyone interested in beauty, as well as a treat to yourself as a way to naturally get whiter and cleaner teeth.
If you’d like to try it for yourself, then use the code: CBCHAR30 for 30% off your order.
Have you ever heard of this before? Do you think that you’d give it a go? Would love to hear what you think.
*Thanks to CB&CO. All opinions are my own.