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Colgate 2in1 Whitening Toothpaste & Mouthwash
I have no loyalty to any toothpaste and haven't yet found one that is remarkably different. With this in mind I tend to buy any toothpaste which is a well known brand but at a bargain price.
This seemed to fit the bill when I found it in my local bargain store for £1 . I think it usually retails at about£2, so a good half price product made especially good by the fact that I have used Colgate products before and liked them.
It is advertised as being an easy-to-use product offering the cleaning power of toothpaste, with the freshness of mouthwash. It apparently cleans teeth, freshens breath, protects teeth against cavities and helps to restore the natural whiteness of teeth. It does all of this because it creates a foaming action which gets in between the teeth and hard to reach places to help remove the germs that cause bad breath. I don't know how it will get teeth white but time will tell.
The product comes in a plastic carton type packaging with the base wider than the top where the lid is although given the size of both sides it can be stood on either end. This is handy when I get low on toothpaste because if I stand it on the lid then the toothpaste is easier to dispense. To get to the toothpaste simply lift up the lid and give the bottle a bit of a squeeze and out comes the toothpaste. Because its a whitening toothpaste I was expecting it to be white which it is, but I was also sure there would be small grains in the toothpaste to give a bit of extra stain removal power. However, this is not so, and the toothpaste is just like any ordinary toothpaste. It has a pleasant minty flavour which is not at all overpowering, and does make my breath feel really fresh and my mouth and teeth clean
The toothpaste should be used twice a day as any other toothpaste and can be used with a manual or electric tooth brush.
This is a decent enough toothpaste which lasts a while and has proved fine even for Little miss as she isn't keen on very " strong" toothpastes! it does make my teeth feel nice and clean and freshens breath but am not too sure about its whitening powers. I don't have particularly stained teeth so was expecting some whitening rather than a stain removal but this hasn't happened.
It is however a toothpaste I would buy again if on offer as its a make I trust, a style of packaging I prefer ( no lids left off!) and works well at making my teeth feel clean.
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This is a review of the Colgate 2 in 1 toothpaste (and mouthwash) I bought a while ago that was also specially marked as a whitening toothpaste. I have been using it at least once a day - intermittently with a sensitive toothpaste - and the tube has lasted me literally months which is good by my records.
I will begin by describing the tube as it is a bit unusual and as the picture listed is a bit misleading, unless there is an advert picture linked in you will not know what you are looking for should you choose to purchase this in the future. The tube is a rounded triangular shape (for which I am sure there is a proper name) which is larger towards the base and tapers up towards a flip cap. I was interested to see how this cap would fare in the toothpaste stakes in that I hate it when they get all caked up.
I found the toothpaste to be really runny compared to other pastes and when I squeezed out a bit, it sank in between the bristles of my tooth brush. This runny consistency may be because of the mouthwash claim on this particular tube. My daughter also had a small amount on her toothpaste and they recommend a pea shaped size for under six kids to avoid swallowing excessive amounts. She had less than this as it was impossible to form a 'pea' with this runny paste. She didn't mind the taste which is a plus as she has rejected other kiddy toothpastes I have tried with her so I think we will just stick to a small amount of whatever I am using from now on. The taste of the toothpaste is lovely and instantly recognisable as Colgate which I have been using since a child. Although it was a whitening formula, there were no granuels or gritty bits in the paste and it was completely smooth.
I really don't think a toothpaste can be a mouthwash as well as I think the whole point of rinsing loosens any bits left after brushing and you don't get the same rinse with a toothpaste spit. I still used my regular mouthwash in conjunction with this paste so it didn't fulfil that role for me, but I didn't really mind this. As for whitening, I honestly did not see any difference after using this paste but there certainly was no adverse effects. For me the best points were how long a 100ml bottle lasted and that it tasted nice.
I bought my bottle many months ago and as such it is hard to remember the price paid. A bit of online research tells me that it can be bought online for between £2 - £4. I am not sure how widely available this is in the UK as it seems to be packaged in a couple of languages (so perhaps a Pound Land buy for me) but another interesting fact is that it is made in Mexico!
I like this toothpaste and would definitely re buy despite the fact that the mouthwash side and whitening effects were not obvious. I didn't mind the slightly runnier consistency, in fact I think it made it last a lot longer and also the approval from our young daughter means it was a hit in our household. My teeth felt clean and my mouth fresh for a long lasting time and this is all I really want from a toothpaste.
I cannot stand the mess that tubes of toothpaste make, the lid being left off, the excess toothpaste going crusty preventing the lid going back on and so when I moved into my own house I vowed I would never buy a tube ever again and so far I haven't. As dental care is important to me I wanted a good brand but I also wanted it to be a decent price because as we all know some things can just be extremely overpriced so I was more than happy when I found that my local Poundland was selling these small chunky bottles of Colgate for as you can guess £1.
There are 4 options available, Whitening, Icy Blast, Fresh Mint and Colgate Total. I so far have only tried Whitening and Icy Blast but I have been more than happy with these 2 brands. I will expand on each one separately.
Firstly the packaging for both the brands are very similar. The bottle is small and chunky which is easy to hold and stands upright avoiding those horrid toothpaste smears all over the place. There is a flip top lid that easily snaps open and back into place after use. I have also never had a problem with the toothpaste crusting over either which is an excellent feature I feel. Both bottles are transparent with Colgate written in a red sash diagonally across the middle and the name of the particular type written diagonally underneath the red banner.
The whitening brand shows a clear thick white paste, on opening the flip top lid there is a strong smell of mint which is not overpowering. It flows easily from the bottle onto the toothbrush but not so much that it is thin although it is a little thinner than the thicker style that comes in the tubes. While brushing my teeth I found that it foamed up very easily and I feel my teeth are exceptionally clean with a nice minty freshness. I find that this seems much more than a regular toothpaste, my teeth feel cleaner, smoother although I can't say they actually look any whiter. Mind you that wasn't really the purpose of buying the toothpaste. Overall this particular toothpaste has served me well and my teeth feel very clean and well looked after however if you are looking for something that whitens I wouldn't say that this would be your ideal brand.
The Icy Blast version is a cleat blue colour with 'glittery' bits in. I'm not sure what these actually are but they are VERY minty and are probably where the 'icy blast' part comes in. I find that it is of the same texture as the Whitening brand and has the exact same benefits in regards to the lid closing and opening easily. It foams up just as well and the only real difference I can see between the two is one is mintier than the other. Especially as the whitening one doesn't exactly whiten.
Overall I am very happy with the style of bottle, the benefits of the toothpaste and the job that it does. I am also very happy with the price and the taste and will continue this brand especially as it's so long lasting as in the bottle, it is not something that is over and done with in just a few uses. I would definitely recommend this toothpaste to anyone out there.
I tend to be less than loyal to toothpaste brands, feeling that they are all very similar. Recently, I was working away for the week and needed to refill the toothpaste space in my toilet bag, when I spotted Colgate 2in1 toothpaste and mouthwash.
At nearly £2, it was easily one of my more expensive options, but I was attracted by the idea of a 2 in 1 product, the claim "whitening", and the packaging, a flip top bottle which would pack well. The bottle is plain white, with the colgate logo emblazoned in red, and a nice red "new" patch. It holds 100mls of toothpaste.
The claims on the back of the packet are as follows:
Cleans teeth like real toothpaste. (good!)
Freshens breath like mouthwash.
Gently restores the natural whiteness of the teeth. The directions for use are interesting as I wasn't sure whether to try to gargle with the resultant liquid in my mouth when brushing, however we are only advised that "for children under 7 years use a pea sized amount for supervised brushing to minimise swallowing." So, left to make my own mind up, I simply brush my teeth in the normal fashion with the stuff.
The toothpaste is white in colour and slightly thinner in consistency than normal. It tastes fresh and minty and is effective, I think probably more so than the Signal I've been using, but it's hard to tell.
I find it difficult to tell whether my teeth are any whiter or not, so I can't really comment on the whitening claim.
The one thing I really like about it is the packaging. Toothpaste dispensing is the bane of my bathroom life. The stuff is either all over the sink or plugging up the hole in the tube. With Colgate 2in1, getting the toothpaste onto the brush is a dawdle, and it stays well within the confines of the bottle when not being used. It was an excellent choice for travelling, too. There was no mess in my toilet bag, and the shape and size were perfect for packing.
As I travel often, I usually keep a small toothpaste tube in my toilet bag, to save unpacking then repacking. A testament to this product is that it made it's way onto the bathroom shelf as soon as it got home.
This review is based on the Whitening version of the brand.
To me toothpaste has always been toothpaste, no matter what brand there has never been that much of a difference, so I have always purchased what ever has been cheapest.
This particular product changed my opinion.
My eye was originally drawn to this product on the shelf because of its unusually bottle (well that and the big £1 sticker! hehe). If you imagine a miniature mouthwash bottle it is something like that just without the cap, and a flip lid instead. This is quite sturdy and has never broken on me yet. It comes in a 100ml size.
So is it really any different to 'normal' toothpaste, does it act as mouthwash too? The paste, if you could call it that, is not much of a paste. It is a lot more runny than typical toothpaste - so you can see the influence of the mouth wash here. The only down side to this is it does tend to run through the bristles of your toothbrush, and I would definitely recommend not wetting the toothbrush before or after applying.
Once in the mouth brushing it foams up somewhat - again you this is typical of mouthwash. In fact within a few seconds I always have to spit and rinse as there is just so much foam I cannot continue brushing. But upon brushing the second time there is just not enough toothpaste to brush with. After this some what failed attempt at brushing my teeth felt somewhat clean although nothing in comparison to 'real' toothpaste. However it does taste good and left my breath smelling fresh.
So personally for me this supposed 2 in 1 product seemed to be in an awkward middle ground neither completing either of its roles particularly well. I continuted using the product as I wasn't going to waste it, I can't say I noticed any whitening effects but then nor to I have stained teeth so I can't really comment on that and unfortunatly I still felt fustrated by the lack of cleaning power. I expected more from a brand such as Colgate and I am dissaponted at what could of been an inavotive product, needless to say I wont be purchasing again.
I am reviewing 'Colgate 2 in 1 Icy Blast Whitening' which is in a flip lid container as I am trying different products out to try and get my teeth looking brighter and whiter.
My toothpaste is a toothpaste and mouthwash and weighs 100ml and it was bought from Poundland ages ago now but it lasts that long if you don't use it every time you brush your teeth like me.
I use normal toothpaste in the day and then use a whitening product at night time before I go to bed as I am trying to get my teeth brighter...
This paste is a gel really, it's a medium blue and has got little dark blue pieces on that must be the really strong minty flavour I can taste when I use this product.
The gel is really thick and quite sticky and tastes really fresh and makes my mouth tingle, lol!
Colgate promise to gently whiten teeth and that this gel restores whiteness and freshens breath too.
Colgate-Palmolive also say their product fights cavities and is infused with hundreds of tiny micro-crystals that go to work to release a bust of whitening power.
To use you just out a pea sized amount on your toothbrush if you are 6 and under but I think this would be too string for kids personally :(
Containing sodium fluoride this product is made in Mexico and can be used for up to a tear after opening.
It's really nice to use and you don't get left with a powdery aftertaste but I'm not sure it's made any difference to my teeth at all. I think the exfoliating bits in it work really well at cleaning the enamel and that's where it works the best.
I will give this four stars I think as it is good but not worth five stars yet unless I wake up with pearly whites!
If you've read my E45 lotion review, you'll know that I love multi use products. I hate clutter in the bathroom and I am always on the lookout for anything that could cut down on the number of items littering the shelves.
Colgate 2 in 1 toothpaste and mouthwash isn't a new product, the earliest mention I can find is 2002, but has recently had a small advertising campaign which brought it to my attention. To my knowledge there are three types: Maxfresh (for an intense clean and fresh feeling), Whitening (pretty self explanatory really) and Icy Blast Whitening (for the best of both). Currently I'm using the Icy Blast Whitening variety, but only because it was on offer, normally I'd go for the Maxfresh.
Unlike most toothpastes, this comes in a flip-lid bottle, not a tube, and for good reason, the toothpaste/mouthwash is more liquid than regular toothpaste. The label has the usual information, directions, fluoride warnings and ingredients. The base of the bottle is transparent so you can see the content, in the case of Icy Blast Whitening a pale blue paste with darker blue granules embedded within. The lid is flat, which is very useful because when you begin to run out, keeping it up-side-down will bring the rest to the lid and will give you another week or so of brushing.
When the paste is squeezed onto the toothbrush it sinks slightly into the bristles because it is quite liquid, though not right down to the base. Brushing as normal produces a large amount of light foam which expands to fill the whole oral cavity, presumably this is what replaces mouthwash. The flavouring of the toothpaste is strong but not too intense, and the foam produced is nicely minty but significantly milder, which is initially rather worrying considering that mouthwash is almost always very intensely flavoured.
*RESULTS-TEETH AND GUMS*
The results on the teeth are as expected from a toothpaste, my teeth are always left clean, though in my opinion that is as much to do with brush as the paste regardless of brand. I am quite strict about oral hygiene so my teeth are always in good condition.
This is the most important test in my mind. I don't suffer from bad breath but I go with the mantra "prevention is better than cure". I was concerned about not using mouthwash but I have to say that I was impressed with the results of this. Toothpaste will freshen breath a small amount but the effect is short lived, with this fresh breath lasts just as long as if you'd used mouthwash. My tongue always feels clean after gargling the foam around (which is my preferred method although the bottle doesn't say to do this).
At £1.89 per 100 ml, it is somewhere in the middle of the colgate price range (when comparing per 100 ml), so you do save the price of mouthwash. There's nothing worse than "2 in 1" products that ate twice the price! it's a shame they can't invent a 3 in 1 product to replace flossing as well!
© L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.
Ever since I started using this product, I have been unable to go back to using normal toothpaste. This is a 2 in 1 toothpaste and mouthwash, and after using it, normal toothpaste just doesn't seem very strong and refreshing.
It now comes in several varieties - spearmint and coolmint, along with whitening and sensitive. It is reasonably priced, and I often find it on a buy one get one free offer and stock up.
It is also much easier to open and dispense than a traditional toothpaste tube. The dispenser is on the top of the unit, under a flip lid, and it is easy and non-messy to dispense just the right amount.
After using this on your teeth and tongue, you will definitely feel clean and refreshed.
It also has the added advantage that you don't get dried on toothpaste sticking all around your basin which is another reason not to use the old-fashioned toothpaste products!
As I scrubbed toothpaste off my sink for the seven hundreth time this week I decided enough was enough. Tubes are just too messy in our house! My son is coming up for six and so uses grown up toothpaste now. He doesn't however seem to be able to do it without pasting my sink or wasting half a tube! Finally we used the last of it and off we went to Asda to choose some more. I was intending to get one of those Colgate pumps but on looking at them I couldn't see that it would solve our mess problem all that much! I was happy with Colgate before so when I spotted this little bottle I was thrilled! Especially since the children were fascinated at the glittery gel!
It is in a plastic bottle containing 100ml of paste. The label is pretty typical of Colgate. It is mainly blue with "Colgate" written on a red banner, and a flash of glitter saying "Icy blast Whitening" it is a 2 in 1 toothpaste and mouthwash. The lid flips right back on a hinge meaning you can dispense the required amount easily, the nozzle is small and any excess is sucked back into the bottle when you stop squeezing. The bottle stays clean even when my son uses it!
This comes in 4 varieties;
Icy blast whitening
I have the Icy Blast variety.
Pictures can be found on here; http://www.colgate.co.uk
The paste is actually a pale blue gel with glittery bits in it. It foams a lot when you brush, this is to get into hard to reach areas like a mouth wash would.
The taste is very strong a minty like an original polo. The texture is quite grainy so it feels like your teeth are being sand blasted! My teeth feel heavenly after cleaning with this. i just have to keep licking them! (Shame no one else wants to! Poor old single me!lol!) My teeth also look very white in fact I noticed a difference after the first scrub! It felt so thorough. I think my teeth are more clean than usual (what do you expect after a sand blasting!) so I am very impressed with the overall performance of this product. I still floss but I'm not too sure whether I need to because it does a great job on its own!
Children under 7 should use a pea sized amount, otherwise you use this the same as any other paste. It contains flouride (1100ppmF whatever that means!)
It cost me 1.99 which is about average for me but I expect to waste a fair bit since the bottle is not as flexible as a tube. However my sink is shiny, what more can a girl want!
Well as it happens my mum always told me it was rude to spit!! Anyway? I was walking round my local Boots store a few weeks ago which I quite like doing I have to admit when I came to the toothpaste section. Glancing down at my shopping list, (I know anyone would think I was 50! Fact is im 23 and blonde!!) and on that list was toothpaste. Now I have to admit I don?t like my current toothpaste which is Boots own Whitening, it?s got a strange aftertaste to it which doesn?t go away even when I use mouthwash. However, I did spot ?Colgate 2 in 1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash? stirring right at me. So, I picked it up and looked round the shelves to see what else was about and as this was on offer for £1.99, I thought I would give it a go. I have always tried to stick to using Colgate toothpaste. My dentist once told me it was the best stuff to buy, so being quite happy to shell out £1.99 I came home, ate my lunch and tried it out and since then I have been hooked on it. Although with it containing mouthwash you do ask yourself whether or not you need to gargle with it - as it happens you dont!! (?,) What does the packaging look like (?,) Well there is nothing about the packaging, which screams ?buy me im better looking than the others? it is a 100ml clear plastic bottle with what I call a bonus - a flip lid. You know what that means! No more leaving the top off the toothpaste, which drives me insane. The word ?Colgate? is emblazoned across the bottle in white writing with a red background with the phrase ?Cleans teeth, freshens breath?. Fab. (?,) What does it taste like (?,) The flavour is fresh mint and the smell is quite strong but a pleasant minty smell. The toothpaste itself is clear blue, liquid type gel (and I thought mint was green) It cleans your teeth like normal toothpaste does but this stuff also freshens your breath and as it contains mouthwash there is no need to gargle with m
outhwash afterwards. After using this toothpaste and mouthwash combined my teeth felt really clean and there was no furry feeling and I had minty breath like id been sucking on a whole packet of Polo?s. (?,) Usage of toothpaste (?,) Right this is exactly what I do to use my toothpaste - just squeeze a line of toothpaste along your toothbrush. This stuff is a bit thicker than your average toothpaste and does not slide off your toothbrush the second you stick it on there. The texture of this stuff is just about right. Not to thick like some toothpastes and not runny like the cheaper stuff. The flip lid, which for me is the best thing because like I said there will be no more leaving the cap off the toothpaste. It is also very easy to open. The bottle itself is also very flexible to enable ample squeezing of toothpaste. On the bottle it recommends that you use a pea sized amount of this for children aged 7 and under to minimise swallowing. (?,) Do I recommend (?,) I have been using it for 2 weeks or more now and I love it, there is no way im going back to single toothpaste with separate mouthwash, ive spent the last 20 years wasting my money and my time. This 2 in 1 also seems to be lasting longer than my last toothpaste and im still using it in exactly the same way as I did the last toothpaste I bought, so for me that is an added bonus. I bought it from Boots for the bargain price of £1.99 and it is really worth the money because im not buying toothpaste and mouthwash separately. Im sure other places such as Superdrug and you average high street chemist will offer this to you along with many chains of supermarkets. (",) Contact details (",) Just incase you want to moan, complain or praise their products here you go: Colgate-palmolive Guildford, GU2 8JZ Or call them free on 00 800 321 321 32 and because we are all so update with techn
ology you can even email Colgate at email@example.com. ** UPDATE ** For those of you who have asked me - it is still priced at £1.99 in Boots so get there and get some!!
A fat tube of blue gel which is a minty toothpaste as well as mouthwash