Blanx White Shock – Does It Match Up To The Hype
We were recently sent a sample of the latest Blanx tooth whitening product to try… called Blanx White Shock, we were interested to see if it was any improvement on the original Blanx toothpaste –
Blanx White Shock is a whitening toothpaste with a difference, this one is supplied with a little LED light in the lid that will ( it is claimed) help activate and accelerate the whitening effect of the active ingredient in the toothpaste.
A bit of a gimmick?? – We thought so….
The Led light fitting is a separate part of the kit, you buy them separately and they will last for more than one tube of toothpaste.
Ingredients in Blanx Whiteshock
The old Blanx uses a type of arctic lichen that helps to really clean your teeth, the active ingredient in White Shock is something called Actilux (scientific name Titanium Dioxide Hydroxyapatite Cluster)
Actilux is the whitening agent in the toothpaste, it has a photo catalytic effect, it breaks down stains and dirt using light, these being washed away by saliva.
The LED light activates the Actilux as its passed through the tube and you can also hold the light up against your teeth for a minute to accelerate the effects.
Does It Work
Well it has a pleasant minty taste and we have to say that there was a slight improvement over a period of two weeks – nothing mind blowing but a definite improvement.
For a toothpaste its not cheap… you buy the toothpaste and the LED separately and the two will cost you £9.36 in your local Boots… refills will cost you £3.74 as the LED light will last for a few tubes.
As a toothpaste, Blanx has always worked well as a cleaning agent, but the original was not that great at actual whitening.
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