When it comes to whitening teeth naturally, activated charcoal is named as one of the most common ingredients. There are a few whitening treatments with activated charcoal on the market in the form of a paste or a powder. The prices of these products differ, as do the reviews that rank them from best to worst purchase ever. Before starting my review on this Terra & Co. Brilliant Black Toothpaste*, I want to make one thing clear – despite what some critics out there say, you can whiten your teeth naturally. However, it takes longer, you need to be more disciplined, and the results won’t be as dramatic as using harsher teeth whitening methods. But if done right, not only it will deliver desired results, but also will care for your pearly whites.
The Brilliant Black Toothpaste, although called toothpaste, is actually an intensive whitening treatment. Let’s talk about the packaging first. The treatment comes in a white plastic tube (113 g), which looks cheap and unattractive. I really don’t want to sound rude here, but for $29 the packaging should be more appealing. However, Terra & Co. is a fairly new company, so hopefully, this is only the beginning.
Speaking about the product, I like it a lot! The ingredient list is clean, vegan, and cruelty-free. Among activated charcoal, the Brilliant Black Toothpaste contains other whitening components such as diatomaceous earth and baking soda. Also, it includes organic coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and tea tree essential oil, which are strong antibacterial and antiplaque ingredients.
If you’ve ever used any products containing charcoal, you know they are black, and this toothpaste is no different. It will make your teeth (and your bathroom sink) jet black while you brush. Nevertheless, this should not scare you, because it won’t stain the teeth, on the contrary, it will only make them whiter. I’ve tried using the toothpaste with my electric toothbrush, but it’s just too messy so I recommend any manual toothbrush or the Brilliant Black Toothbrush (included with the toothpaste) to save your walls from some black water art. The Brilliant Black Toothbrush is ultra soft, so it’s suitable even for those with sensitive teeth and gums.
After using the treatment twice a day for almost two weeks, I can definitely see visible results – it did whiten the teeth at least 2-3 shades. I think it would be even more effective if I could bring myself to ditch coffee.
The Brilliant Black Toothpaste is available online at Terra & Co for $29.99 (US only).
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