Blanx Advanced Whitening Mouthwash*, £5.49 and BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste*, £7.99 || Boots
In recent years, we’ve become more and more obsessed with wither, brighter teeth. However, the quest for that pearly white celebrity smile can come with a hefty price tag and be potentially very harmful to your teeth. I’m no exception when it comes to wanting a whiter smile, but I’m not prepared to spend big bucks and/or damage my teeth to get it. I’ve tried pretty much every single high street toothpaste that claims to whiten and brighten my smile, without much luck. Today, I’ll show you the one toothpaste that has actually made a real difference to how white my teeth look!
It’s the BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste, a non-abrasive whitening toothpaste that uses natural arctic lichen to attack harmful bacteria which cause plaque and whiten stained teeth. BlanX claims to work differently from other whitening toothpastes, being the only daily cosmetic whitening toothpaste to use lichen in their formula.
I’m not entirely sure what lichen is and what it does, but it’s certainly gentle on my teeth. I have very sensitive teeth, so if this toothpaste was even a little bit harmful to the teeth I would have felt it, but I didn’t experience any discomfort or sensitiveness. Thumbs up!
I don’t have particularly yellow teeth, but since moving to Britain a couple of years ago I’ve become addicted to drinking tea, which has visibly stained my teeth. So I used the BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste and the BlanX Advanced Whitening Mouthwash everyday, twice a day for 2 weeks. This is my progress so far:
WOW! I literally could not believe my eyes when I looked at the before photo. I did notice my teeth looked whiter, but I had no idea how much whiter until I saw the photo I took before starting the treatment. It might not look that dramatic, but like I said before, my teeth weren’t that bad to start with, and this is not an express treatment, so with time my teeth will look even whiter!
On the side of the BlanX Toothpaste box you will find a ‘BlanXometer’ which you can detach and measure the whiteness of your teeth. I didn’t find this as useful as I expected because I couldn’t really tell the difference between the levels of whiteness when compared to my teeth, so I much preferred to take photographs and compare them.
The BlanX Advanced Whitening Mouthwash is lovely as well; very refreshing and it doesn’t contain alcohol. BlanX claims that the use of the mouthwash along with the whitening toothpaste helps speed up the whitening process and removes pockets of bacteria that can cause bad breath.
To me this is an all-round winner!
Granted, this won’t give me that celebrity smile in 48-hours, but neither will it harm or damage my teeth, and that’s fine by me. It’s not pricey either, with the Whitening Toothpaste retailing at just under £8 and the Whitening Mouthwash at just over £5.
BlanX is giving one lucky reader of Le Beauty Girl the opportunity of winning a BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste. Yay! :) Here’s how you can enter the giveaway:
- Follow Le Beauty Girl (GFC, Facebook, Twitter or Bloglovin – links on the sidebar!)
- Follow BlanX on Twitter (@BlanXuk)
- Leave a comment below with your twitter username and tell me which celebrity you think has the best smile!
The giveaway will run until 24 September 2012 and I will choose and announce the winner on 25 September 2012. Open to the UK only, sorry! Good luck, everyone :)
What do you think of the BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash? What’s your favourite whitening toothpaste from the High Street/Drugstore? Let me know :)
Products: BlanX Advanced Whitening Toothpaste and Blanx Advanced Whitening Mouthwash
Prices: Toothpaste, £7.99 | Mouthwash, £5.49
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