Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Product Review: Colgate Optic White

With the summer months quickly coming upon us, I have been in search of something that will give me those much desired beautiful sparkling white teeth. I've had a hard time finding anything because I don't want to spend a lot of money for teeth whitening procedures at the dentist, but I've also had bad experiences with the Crest White Strips, primarily with making my teeth extra sensitive. So, I was excited to receive the complete Colgate Optic White system in my VoxBox from Influenster. I have been trying out the products a little over two weeks, and am here to give you my official review.

From the box, I received the Optic White toothbrush, toothpaste and the mouthwash. Before I start my review, there are a few things I would like to point out:
  • Starting this system, my teeth were already pretty white, so the changes I noticed were not as dramatic as someone else might see.
  • I only use these products in the morning. I have pretty sensitive teeth and I find that using whitening products more than once a day, really starts to irritate them.
  • Finally, using these products together is supposed to give you whiter teeth in five days (vs. brushing with an ordinary toothbrush alone).
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush: I really like this toothbrush, and I love that it comes in soft bristles. As I said before, my teeth are really sensitive, and I find that using a soft bristle toothbrush is so much better for them.The brush is supposed to be made with whitening cups and polishing bristles. I do like the toothbrush, I think it really helps to get my teeth looking and feeling clean. It felt a little bit rough on my gums for the first couple uses, but after a while I think the brush got worked in.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste: First let me say this: a little goes a long way. I can not use as much of this toothpaste as I can with my others. The first time I used it, the toothpaste got so foamy, it honestly looked like I was foaming at the mouth. Even with using less, it still foams, but obviously not as bad. As for the taste, it tastes like regular mint toothpaste. Overall, it leaves my teeth looking and feeling clean.

Colgate Optic White Mouthwash: This mouthwash is suppose to help protect against future stains, reach hard-to-brush areas, kill bad breath germs, and be enamel safe. First off, this mouthwash has a very unpleasant taste, I can't even describe it, the only word that comes to mind is unpleasant. It's supposedly suppose to taste like sparkling fresh mint, but I don't find that true personally. Second, because it has hydrogen peroxide in it, I find that after I spit out the wash, some remainder still foams in my mouth. It takes a couple of washes to feel like I've gotten it all out. Afterwards though, it does leave a clean, refreshing feeling in my mouth.

Did it Really Whiten My Teeth? I did notice some changes in my teeth after using it for a little over two weeks. As I said before, my teeth were already somewhat white, so the changes I saw might not be as dramatic as the ones someone else might see. I could tell that my teeth did whiten a little bit, and I was pleased with the results. I think it leaves your teeth with a very natural white color, not too white that they're almost blinding. Overall, I really like these products. They do everything I would expect in a teeth cleaning system, and I would definitely recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a whiter smile, but does not want to spend a lot of money to get it.

This is after using the system for two weeks

If you would like to learn more about the Colgate Optic White system, visit there website here.

And if you would like to learn more about Influenster, and start receiving free products to test and review, you can visit Influenster by clicking here.

I received the Colgate Optic White system free from Influenster for testing and review purposes. All opinions are my own and I am not being compensated for this post.


  1. I have always been skeptical about teeth whitening products , I once saw a spot inside a mall here in NY that whitens teeth with some light, not sure if it works or not.


  2. Thanks for sharing! I have tried the Crest whitening line and I find it does a pretty good job as well :)
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  3. I like the toothpaste in the in flavor, it takes a long time for me to see any difference by using the toothpaste alone though.

  4. I'm always trying new toothpastes, I don't think I've ever bought one twice actually. I just can't find one I'm totally in love with, I may give this one a try!

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