Activated charcoal seems to be the new trend or discovery (you may call it as you like…) in beauty products. We are all familiar with black mask pics on Instagram and other beauty products. But, what about teeth whitening? This sounds so bizarre. Is it possible to whiten something by using a black element, like the activated carbon?
This review post is about Carbon Coco, a company that aims to give everyone easy and holistic alternatives to having better oral health and stunning pearly whites.
With a quick research, you will find many reviews about activated carbon whitening teeth on the web, positive and not so positive and negative. I believe that this is happening because teeth care is extremely personal.
The fact is that we don’t face the same issues with our teeth. Some are blessed to have the best dentition even with little or basic care (not me…). Other pay extremely attention and frequent visits to their dentist in order to keep their teeth in a decent condition despite their teeth tendency (here is me…). And, others may have even more serious and specific problems. So, surely all products are not for everyone and we need to test them or even ask our dentist before using them.
Why I said yes to try and review Carbon Coco products?
I support and I prefer to use products made with natural materials. Carbon Coco uses 100% Organic Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal with a hint of bentonite powder and lemon myrtle.
How did I use it?
I tried it in the morning in order to take clear photos after my breakfast and my coffee.
I brushed my teeth with a wet brush in small very gentle circles only for two minutes, although the instructions wrote 3 minutes. I did this because in another review I read that the gums were colored, but my gums color wasn’t affected at all by this procedure, as you can see in the photos that my hubby took after the test.
Of course, in the beginning, I was skeptical about putting a black powder in my mouth. But, I didn’t feel nothing annoying or harmful when I brushed my teeth. On the contrary, I felt a sense of cleanness after I rinsed. Then, I brushed with Carbon Coco toothpaste for 3 minutes that left my mouth with a gentle mint freshness and two tones whiter teeth… yeah!
I may have quit smoking 8 years ago and I have quit drinking wine and alcohol in general 3 years ago. Yet, I consume two cups of coffee per day. In addition to the tendency of my teeth that I explained to you earlier, this makes my teeth look naturally yellowish and far more different than a toothpaste commercial dentition as you see clearly in the photos.
So, my first sense after using Carbon Coco teeth whitening products was pleasant and the result after using them only once was very satisfying. Of course, you can see it in the pics below. And, I will try it again in order to see if my teeth color will improve further. I may come back with a new review after a couple of weeks.
What are the benefits according to Carbon Coco?
According to Carbon Coco, the medical grade activated charcoal powder removes toxins, stains, and plaque from your teeth through a process called adsorption, in which activated charcoal binds with these particles and flushes them out of your teeth and mouth. It also contains bentonite clay, a natural ingredient that helps remineralize teeth plus a hint of lemon myrtle, which has gentle and non-acidic antibacterial properties.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All the thoughts and opinions herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, anyway. The photos were taken by me and my husband, whom I thank a lot for the support, before, during and after this specific test.