The use of activated charcoal powder and activated charcoal toothpaste for teeth whitening has been trending these past few years. I have been seeing people online who are using them and that got me curious because how can a powdered charcoal do all those stuff? Well, there's only one way for me to find out if it is indeed effective as what others claim and that is to try it out myself!
Carbon Coco products are Australian-owned. At Carbon Coco, they want to give everyone easy and holistic alternatives to having better oral health and stunning pearly whites.
Their ingredients are simple, organic, all-natural and tried and tested! I am glad to know that they are also dentist-approved and are not tested on animals! Yeyyy for cruelty-free advocacy!
I was really excited when I got the Ultimate Carbon Kit from Carbon Coco AU, it contains the activated charcoal toothpaste, activated charcoal tooth polish, and toothbrush with black/grey bamboo bristles. I used it right away after being delivered to our house. But before making a product review, I wanted to try the product out for at least a month so I will see the effects.
Carbon Coco Natural Teeth Whitening Activated Charcoal comes in two variants: the ORIGINAL, which is tasteless and odorless, and SWEET MINT, which has a mild mint taste and scent. The latter leaves a bit cold sensation in the mouth when used.
Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish
Pitch-black powder to whiten your teeth? Yes! Activated charcoal is the secret ingredient. It's an oxidized version of charcoal and can be used to effectively whiten teeth. It removes external stains from your teeth without the toxic chemical ingredients used in commercial tooth whitening. This tooth whitening promotes good oral health and can change the pH in the mouth, helping to reduce things that cause cavities, gum disease and bad breath.
Carbon Coco is a 100% Natural Teeth Whitener. It naturally whiten teeth, polishes teeth, strengthens enamel and detoxifies your mouth without any chemicals and added nasties.
What’s in it? 100% Organic Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal with a hint of bentonite powder and lemon myrtle.
HOW TO USE?
1) Wet toothbrush the dip into the jar.
Simply dip a wet toothbrush into the fine, odourless and tasteless black dust. Brush in small gentle circles for two minutes. Spit it out carefully, rinse really well and you’re done.
Using the Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish is honestly, a bit messy. I had to carefully get a veryyyyyyy small amount on the toothbrush so they won't scatter all over the place. While brushing it on my teeth, some powders were falling down so I used a napkin to protect my clothes from getting "dirty".
Compared to the two variants, I like the Sweet Mint even better because of its taste! This is perfect for those who hate the lack of taste of the original version.
After using it, I was surprised on how clean my teeth felt like although it doesn't feel that fresh just yet so here's the second step:
Brush with the Activated Charcoal Toothpaste!
Carbon Coco’s new Activated Carbon Toothpaste has a unique Activated Charcoal fluoride free formula that fights cavities, plaque, gingivitis, bad breath, keeps your mouth refreshed and replaces your everyday toothpaste. This tooth paste reduces bacteria build-up by up to 90 percent for 12 hours and penetrates deep between teeth to fight bacteria plaque.
The Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
This is a toothpaste formula that doesn’t have fluoride. It also contains our magic ingredient: activated charcoal! The toothpaste is black but turns into white foam while brushing, and it has a yummy minty taste.
The toothpaste is designed to protect your teeth from further staining throughout the day, so you won’t mess up your results if you love coffee and coloured drinks!
I used the activated charcoal toothpaste just like how I used any other commercial toothpaste. I like that it has a minty taste and leaves my mouth with a cool feeling since that sensation makes me feel like my mouth is way cleaner than ever before, haha! Also, the scent gives me the full satisfaction of having a fresh breath!
Carbon Coco Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush
Carbon Coco Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush has bamboo embedded in to every bristle on the brush. This activated charcoal acts as a natural deodoriser, helps prevent bad breath, remove plaque, creates negative ions and prevents harmful bacteria growing in the brush in between uses. With the help of our unique specially designed toothbrush, you’ll get a first-class care for your mouth every time. Happy Brushing!
This toothbrush looks pretty cool with its see-through blue coloring and black bristles but prior to using this, I asked what else is unique about this?
While using it, I have noticed that the fine bamboo bristles are really soft and gentle on the gums. It can also clean the spaces in between my teeth. I tried using a different toothbrush for the activated charcoal powder but it couldn't hold onto them properly as much as this Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush. I guess it was really made to be able to do that purpose!
Now for the results!
Was it an effective teeth cleanser?
Yes. The powder dissolves the food particles stuck in between my teeth. The toothpaste completely removed any residues left behind!
Was it able to remove bad breath?
Yes, The activated charcoal powder neutralizes the smell of the mouth and the toothpaste has a minty scent and cooling sensation that removes bad odor and leaves me with a fresh breath.
Was it an effective teeth whitener?
My teeth has naturally white-yellowish coloring. After using it for a month, I have not noticed that much difference in my teeth coloring. However, it was able to instantly remove the stains caused by applying my long-lasting lip tints and by drinking coffee.
Was it worth buying?
Yes, if you are very particular in using cruelty-free products, this is a good purchase. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and using these products were able to reduce the sensitivity. The activated charcoal powder is will last for a veryyyyyyyyyy long time and it has so many other medicinal uses such as for face masks, etc. so it is well worth it! It was proven safe to be used daily that even if you digest some tiny amount, it won't do any harm (at least for adults, I don't think the powder is recommended for kids, I still have to study that!)
- Effective teeth polisher and cleanser.
- Removes bad breath and has minty flavor.
- Effectively removes teeth stains.
- Easy to wash off and doesn't stain the sink.
- the amount of activated charcoal powder in their container will last for years if used solely as a tooth polisher.
- activated charcoal powder can be used for other purposes aside from tooth polisher.
- Activated charcoal powder could get very messy to use. It might stain the clothes especially the white and light-colored ones soooo cover up!
- It might take a while before it arrives if you are in another country as the products will come from Australia.