Price: $19.99 / $39.00
Size: 1 pen (2.5ml) / 3 pen pack
About: professional strength whitening gel with the convenience of anywhere-anytime teeth whitening. Packaged in a twist pen product with 7 whitening strips for upper and lower row of teeth.
Review: Considering that White Glo Extreme Whitening Pen is of similar size to a small laundry marker/white-out pen, I thought that the product has quite a lot of packaging around it. Upon closer inspection, I discovered a bonus: seven Extreme Whitening Strips, all tucked up beneath the pen, justifying the need for bulky packaging. Extreme Whitening Pen dispenses a clear gel onto the brush-like tip (hich activates by twisting the base of the pen. This takes several twists on the first attempt; but thereafter the product emerges quickly requiring just a couple of turns. The next step is to quite simply 'paint' gel directly onto the teeth, avoiding the gums, a process I found effortless. Then kick back for 10 – 20 mins as it works its magic and activates on the tooth's surface. The formula did not irritate, nor was it unpleasant to taste, although I tried my best not to swallow the formula or let is slide down my throat. After 20 minutes, a quick rinse with water unveils teeth that look brighter and at least a shade lighter. Whilst it does not seem to remove any current stains, Extreme Whitening Pen has definitely whitened tooth enamel and left the surface feeling super smooth and ultra polished, like I had just stepped out of the dentist. The Extreme Whitening Strips are presented in foil-like sachets that tear open easily for single use application. Inside the foil are two differently shaped strips, designed to sit along the upper and lower rows of teeth. I found these strips were rather awkward and fiddly to insert, plus they are quite ill-fitting. I had a little trouble getting the top strip to stay put as I applied gentle pressure to mould it in place, but the bottom one wouldn’t hold at all, therefore I had to bite down on the strip to keep it secure. The small strips only cater for the front section of teeth rather than the entire row, so someone with big teeth (or a large smile) would not benefit from this product. After application, the waiting time is 10 – 30 minutes, but I struggled after only 10 mins, due to the uncomfortable, annoying feeling of something foreign in my mouth, particularly since the lower strip wasn’t stable. The formulation is tasteless and it doesn’t aggravate my sensitive gums at all which is a plus. Despite being a nuisance, White Glo Extreme Whitening Strips do work effectively, well at least on my top row, which after just one application, appeared at least a shade lighter, as well as super smooth and shiny. Overall, the pen was my preference of the two variations featured in this pack and I would consider purchasing it in future as a permanent staple in my beauty kit. Even though the strips deliver a noticeable outcome, due to the incompetent application process, I honestly doubt I could rely on them too often and wouldn't buy them if they were sold separately. For those of us who can’t afford to visit the dentist for professional teeth whitening, this at home version stacks up OK and it’s just a fraction of the price. White Glo Extreme Whitening Pen is far more superior to similar items on the market that I’ve have previously tried.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko of Yeah Yeah, Ragger Ragger.