Having naturally very off white coloured teeth that I am quite conscious about, I have tried a mountain of whitening toothpastes in the past. However I have never tried a whitening treatment before - I guess I'm just too nervous to try them. The BlanX White Shock Intensive Whitening Treatment seemed quite a friendly option though, so I was excited to give it a try.
The BlanX White Shock Intensive Whitening Kit is a little kit that comes with a 30ml bottle of their daily toothpaste, an LED accelerator and a BlanXometer scale of teeth shades. The toothpaste contains a patented ingredient called ActiluX, which binds microcrystals to tooth enamel and is designed to destroy the organic molecules reponsible for staining the teeth. ActiluX is activated by light, so it can keep recharging and working to protect the teeth throughout the day. The LED accelerator intensifies this feature. The BlanX toothpaste is also designed to keep gums healthy and moisturised. The formula does not contain any peroxide, abrasive silicon, SLS or parabens. The BlanX White Shock Intensive Whitening Kit claims to make teeth up to four shades whiter in two weeks and for this, costs £15.99 (it can be bought in Boots or online from BlanX direct here).
I used the BlanX White Shock Intensive Whitening Kit for just over two weeks (until the toothpaste ran out). I used the toothpaste twice a day, followed by the LED accelerator for a minute or two. A little button on the accelerator turns on the blue LED lights and then you place the plastic, curved end against your teeth, resting your lips around it to keep it in place. This doesn't produce tingling or any kind of sensation and it doesn't feel uncomfortable in the mouth. I also used it a couple of times a week for an extra 5 minutes, which is recommended. The toothpaste itself is blue in colour and it took awhile to get used to the SLS free formula - it really doesn't foam up at all.
Unfortunately my teeth didn't lighten by four shades, however using the BlanXometer I would say they have improved by one shade, which is definitely better than nothing. I have another tube of BlanX toothpaste from a Love Me Beauty box, so I will keep trying it and use the LED accelerator a bit more often to see if there's any further improvement (thankfully the batteries are replaceable when they run out). But in my opinion the BlanX White Shock Intensive Whitening Kit is more of a quick fix - so would be good if there's an event for occasion coming up you want to look perfect for. Unless of course you are happy to use the LED accelerator daily! It can be a pain when you're in a rush, but I would definitely carry on using the toothpaste daily.
Have you ever used a home whitening treatment? Have you used any of the BlanX range before?
Beauty Bird xx
P.S. This post contains a PR sample. This does not affect my opinion of the product.