- Price: £49.99
- Whitening Type: Whitening Gel Kit
- Rating: 7/10
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You may not realize but your teeth are naturally getting less white with age. This is a combination of the things we consume and natural wear and tear. Fortunately there are teeth whitening home kits like Mint Cosmetics Teeth Whitening Kit which can quickly reverse this darkening of your teeth.
The European Council has recently adopted a directive on teeth whitening products which requires that only registered dental practitioners will be permitted to sell teeth whitening products that release or contain between 0.1% and 0.6% hydrogen peroxide. In addition, the first use of the product by a user must be carried out by a dentist, or under their supervision.
This has made many teeth whitening kits illegal to be sold in the EU. The reason is because high doses of hydrogen peroxide can burn the lining of the mouth if it’s not protected. Mint Cosmetics teeth whitening is different.
Mint Cosmetics Ingredients
The primary ingredient in Mint Cosmetics teeth whitening was originally Sodium Bicarbonate which is often found in whitening toothpastes. This has recently been replaced with the much more effective Sodium Perborate using a formula that makes it one of the only whitening kits that is legally allowed to be sold in the whole EU.
Using exactly the same process as Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide whitening kits, the Sodium Perborate rapidly breaks down to release activated oxygen that enters the dentin layer of the tooth removing stains.
How to use Mint Cosmetics Whitening Kit
Just like other home whitening kits, the first thing you need to do is warm the mouth trays in hot water before placing it on to your teeth and pressing to get the shape. Once cooled the mould of your teeth will remain and you are ready to apply a thin coat of the fast acting whitening gel. Don’t worry if you don’t get this right first time as you can simply re-warm the tray and give it another go.
We also have more detailed instructions on how to use a mouth tray for teeth whitening with Mint Cosmetics and other similar kits.
The teeth whitening gel gets to work quickly so only needs to be in contact with the teeth for about 1-2 hours daily for about two weeks to give a good result.
Benefits of the Mint Cosmetics Teeth Whitening Kit
- Mint Cosmetics offer a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Visible results within one application
- Only need to use for 30 minutes per day – no need for uncomfortable overnight use
- Guaranteed results within 10-14 days
- Easy to use mouth trays
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbamide Peroxide free
- Mint Cosmetics Home Whitening Kit has a 2 Year Shelf Life
Disadvantages of the Mint Cosmetics Home Whitening Kit
- Changes in the law mean that the formula might not be as effective (although development in July 2013 has further improved the product)
- Costs more than other teeth whitening kits on the market
What does the Mint Cosmetics Kit Contain?
Mint Cosmetics have recently updated their kits. The full teeth whitening kit now includes 4 syringes o Sodium Perborate gel which is enough for around 50 treatments. As well as the gel you get 3 mouth trays for applying the gel plus a case to store them between uses.
This is the most expensive of the Mint kits at £49.99 (approximately $94) while a cheaper version with half the amount of gel costs £37.50.
If you are comparing the Mint teeth whitening kit to similar non-peroxide kits, it’s worth noting the size of the gel dispensers are just 3ml. Others like Botanical White or Zero Peroxide use a larger 10ml dispenser to supply the gel.
Does Mint Cosmetics Work?
If you are looking to buy a teeth whitening home solution then this is a good kit and comes with everything that you need to whiten your teeth safely in your own home. Mint Cosmetics UK is a quality producer with a good teeth whitening reputation and a great deal of positive press coverage including a recent article by Lorraine Kelly in her At Home magazine.
How much does Mint Teeth Whitening Cost?
|Mint Cosmetics Kit||Contents||Price|
|Re-Fill Gels||2 x 3ml of Non-Peroxide Whitening Gel||£19.95|
|Economy Kit||2 x 3ml of Non-Peroxide Whitening Gel, 2 x mouth trays, mould case, applicator tip, instructions||£37.50|
|Full Whitening Kit||4 x 3ml of Non-Peroxide Whitening Gel, 3 x mouth trays, mould case, applicator tip, instructions||£44.99|
Reccomended Non-Peroxide Teeth Whitening
With none of the painful irritation that can be caused by peroxide teeth whitening, the Botanical White Kit is based on a natural formulation of ingredients including Sodium Bicarbonate, Pomegranate Seed Extract and Aloe Vera, making it one of the best selling teeth whitening kits for home use.
With prices starting from £34.99, it's our best non-peroxide kit.
- Visible whitening only after one treatment
- Only need to use for 30 minutes per day
- None of the painful irritation that can be caused by peroxide teeth whitening
- FREE shipping worldwide from Botanical White