Monday, June 12, 2017

CARBON COCO TEETH WHITENING - First Impression Review + Demo



I am a coffee drinker. I wanted to say, “coffee-addict” but then I realized that I only drink certain types/flavors of coffee, not all kinds so I guess I don’t qualify for that title yet. Anyway, because of my coffee-drinking habit, my teeth get stained a lot. To lessen the yellowish tint coffee is giving my teeth, I resorted to brushing my teeth with baking soda at least once a week. It makes a difference. Not huge but also not negligible. I’ve always wanted to try those whitening strips but I have very sensitive teeth and gums so I’m not sure if I can handle those instant whitening products. That’s why no matter how much I want to buy “those” I still go back to baking soda. This brings me now to the whole reason of this post.


About two weeks ago, Carbon Coco, an Australian company that provides all-natural and cruelty-free alternatives to oral care and teeth whitening reached out to me via email to try and review their best selling product, Activated Carbon Tooth Polish together with their bamboo charcoal toothbrush. The words “all-natural” and “cruelty-free” were what really got me. I immediately thought that if this is all-natural then it shouldn’t hurt my teeth if I go ahead and try it. Since I can’t really give up coffee just yet (I tried before but I came back to its loving arms again hehe), I might as well try this product they’re offering to send for free in exchange for my honest review. Yep, honest review. I was not paid to say something nice about their product or their company. 

And so I did try their product for the first time on Wednesday, 7th June and filmed my First Impressions about it. My video went up on my YouTube channel on Friday, 9th June.



If you watched the video, you’d know that I had a difficult time using it. As of this typing, I have used the product twice since filming that video. When I sent Carbon Coco the link to my review, they replied and gave me tips on how to use it, probably to avoid the “mess” I was talking about in the video.

This is her advice:
When using the product, we suggest to start with a wet toothbrush, dip it in the tub just enough to cover the bristles of the toothbrush. Brush in small circular motion for 2-3 minutes then rinse. It's best to use in the evening to allow any charcoal residue to dislodge by morning

So I did wet the toothbrush before dipping it in the tub but I guess I overdid the “dipping” part that’s why it was very messy in the video. However, when I used it again (twice in fact) after I filmed my review, I didn’t over-dip the toothbrush and I did brush in small circular motion for 2-3minutes but it was still messy to use. I agree though that it has to be done at night because even after rinsing thoroughly, I noticed that some residue reemerges after an hour or two. This actually happened last night and we had guests at home. When I used the toilet and checked myself in the mirror, that’s when I saw that there was again some residue peeping through despite having been rinsed carefully hours ago. But I will heed her advice, as I really want this product to work for me. Because if it really does after probably two weeks of religiously using it, then I’ll be sharing with y’all my in-depth review of the product and some tips and tricks on how to use it. So here’s to hoping I get whiter teeth in 2 weeks! 


Here's the Before and After of my teeth on my first day using the product.


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Are you using any teeth-whitening product at the moment? How is it working for you? I’d love to know. 


DISCLAIMER: The product was sent to me for free for review purposes. I was not paid to write this post/film the video. All thoughts shared in this post/video are solely based on my honest opinion. 


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