Review: hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
I’ve been using hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste for over a month. Before I review it, here’s some information on it.
- Activated charcoal with fresh mint + coconut oil
- Epic whitening flouride toothpaste
- Noticeably whiter teeth
- Prevents cavities
- Safe for enamel
- Awesome fresh breath
- Never tested on animals
- No peroxide
- No artificial sweeteners
- No dyes
- No SLS/sulfates
- Leaping bunny certified
This charcoal toothpaste works the same as another charcoal toothpaste I used before — Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste — in terms of whitening. hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste ($5) is half the price of Cali White ($10). They are both 4 oz. Let’s compare the ingredients in each one.
hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste:
Sorbitol (Humectant), Hydrated Silica (Polishes And Cleans Teeth), Vegetable Glycerin (Soothes And Moisturizes), Xylitol (Sweetener), Purified Water, Charcoal Powder (Whitens, Polishes And Cleans Teeth/Freshens Breath), Flavor (Freshens Breath), Xanthan Gum (Thickener), Titanium Dioxide (Mineral), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Cleanser), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Cleanser), Coconut Oil (Soothes And Moisturizes), Potassium Sorbate (Maintains Stability) And Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract* (Sweetener).
Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste:
Purified Water (Distilled Water), Xylitol, Diatomite Diatomaceous Earth, Baking Soda, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil, Natural Flavors.
Cali White has a shorter ingredient list, but (this is just me) I don’t care. As I said before, they both gave the same results. The hello brand is thicker in consistency and feels more like an actual toothpaste. From what I remember, Cali White fully dissolved due to the fact that it doesn’t contain any foaming agents. Between the two, if I were to pick one to try again, I would choose hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste. I can’t justify paying $10 for a charcoal toothpaste if the results are identical from my own experience. With both charcoal toothpastes, the whitening effects isn’t that noticeable. That’s why I will not purchase either one again. I want a toothpaste that shows results. I want visible teeth whitening effects. The only time my teeth looked visibly whiter was when I used this.
Yep, it worked. Unfortunately, the effects only lasted a few months, which isn’t bad. I enjoyed it while it lasted.
Have you used a charcoal-based toothpaste before? Did it work for you?
Review: Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste
It’s been a month of using Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste. I can’t believe it’s been that long. If you missed out, check out my first time using this tooth paste here. For more information on it, go here. Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste isn’t your traditional toothpaste. When the product is dispensed from the tube, it may appear like one. The product comes out as a black paste. It is charcoal after all. It doesn’t foam up like a traditional toothpaste. Don’t expect it to. The paste turns into a liquid while brushing. I had to hover over the sink to prevent the liquid from dripping on other surfaces, which became quite an annoyance over time. I must say that it is less messy compared to the charcoal teeth whitening powders I have used before.
Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste only lasted a month for me. I brush after meals when I can. I try my best to brush after I consume acidic foods. I seriously dislike how my teeth feels after eating fruit. ? With this toothpaste, in the beginning, it was difficult for me to tell if it was working or not. I decided to keep using it anyways until I finished the whole tube. After a month of use, I would love to say that it works to whiten my teeth. Unfortunately, the effects weren’t on par with the charcoal teeth whitening powders. Even though the charcoal teeth whitening powders are messier, the results were better. I noticed a brighter smile in a shorter period of time. Also, the powders lasted much longer too.
The toothpaste isn’t all too bad. It contains beneficial ingredients for the teeth, such as Xylitol, Diatomite Diatomaceous, Baking Soda, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Organic Coconut Oil. I really like the ingredients. They look pretty natural. I love how it cleans my mouth and freshens my breath. The convenience is very nice. But, there’s a price to pay. It’s much more expensive compared to a small jar of charcoal teeth whitening powder. Once again, it only lasted for a month. Imagine purchasing it every month! For a product that didn’t give me the results I truly wanted, I will not purchase it again. It was nice to try it out, but I think I’m going to look for another charcoal teeth whitening powder to test out instead.
Have you used Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste before? Did it work for you? Leave a comment! Enjoy other posts on charcoal teeth whitening products!
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