Review: hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

Hello Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
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.

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.

Crest 3D White Vivid Plus Whitestrips
Crest 3D White Vivid Plus Whitestrips

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?

Love, Jen

Shopping Haul: Derma E, Maui, hello


I purchased some beauty products on a whim about last week. I’ve been using them, but I’m not going to review them yet. Here’s a list of what I bought. 🙂

And why?

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water Probiotics & Roobios:

I’m addicted to Derma E skin care products right now. Other products I’m using are…

Yeah, you’ve got the gist. I haven’t gotten around to reviewing most of these products. I’ve only reviewed ONE so far, haha. So this is my first time using a micellar water product. I’ve heard of it before, but I was never a fan of toners, and they look very similar to facial toners. I’ve been wandering around looking to see what I can do for my skin. I decided to try it out.

But first, what is micellar water? What does it do? Micellar water is also known as cleansing water (as the name of the product states). Micellar water or cleansing water contains tiny balls called micelles that attracts dirt, debris, and oil. All of that gunk gets removed from the face without using a face wash. You don’t have to rinse micellar water off. It also protects the skin’s natural barrier.

I picked Derma E because it is vegan, cruelty-free, and contains Vitamin C.

Maui Moisture Detoxifying + Volcanic Ash Shampoo for Dull, Congested Hair:

I was in need of a shampoo. I’ve seen Maui at the store plenty of times, but I never thought about it. With hair care products, I can easily jump around without doing much damage. Unless it’s a horrible product, haha. Here’s to my new shampoo! heh.

hello Activated Charcoal Fluoride Toothpaste:

I love charcoal-based products. I used another charcoal toothpaste before.

Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

My First Time: Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Review: Cali White Activated Charcoal & Coconut Oil Toothpaste

That was nearly a year ago. ? We’ll see how the new charcoal toothpaste goes. I’m looking forward to a brighter smile! Always. 🙂

What skin care products do you use? Any favorites? ♥

Love, Jen

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