At some point, we've all purchased something whose results were, er, questionable, and didn't live up to our expectations or deliver the results we were so boldly promised. But no more! For the sake of you and your hard-earned money, The Huffington Post Canada Style team is putting the latest products to the test every week.
Testing Period: Daily for two months
Tested By: Sarah Kelsey, Editor, Style
Price: From $6 (respectively)
What It Is: All-natural toothpaste and mouthwash (that's said to taste great).
How To: Brush your teeth and use the mouthwash as you would any conventional toothpaste.
What We Thought: After reading There's Lead In Your Lipstick' by Gill Deacon, I went on a bit of a beauty binge: I gutted my cabinets and products with too many chemicals and started testing brands that claimed to be all-natural. From deodorant to body wash, I've tried it all. While I have a few go-to brands for shampoos and conditioners, I struggled to find a great toothpaste.
Enter my taste-test session with Kiss My Face's Triple Action Toothpaste and Breath Blast Mouthwash.
The brands are free of artificial sweeteners, flavouring and alcohol and naturally kill bacteria with the help of a variety of ingredients (including xylitol). They contain various other elements -- like green tea and goji berries -- to promote gum health.
So what did I think? Kiss My Face is a-okay. The toothpaste was more of a gel than a cream, and the mouthwash was a bit more syrupy (than conventional brands). I'm a texture person, so at first this freaked me out, but I was able to push through. On the plus side, the minty flavouring of each product was deliciously all-natural (as opposed to tasting, well, fake).
The Downfalls: I found, sometimes, after a particularly potent meal (garlic or onions, for example) brushing my teeth with the toothpaste alone wasn't enough to kill my bad food breath; mouthwash was mandatory. Also, if you like toothpaste that foams (as most brands do), you'll be disappointed by Kiss My Face. The line is foam-free, because there are no chemicals to create said sensation.
Tips: Combine the toothpaste with the mouthwash for top teeth-cleaning performance.
Final Remarks: Give this brand a whirl if you're looking for a way to green your mouth-care routine.
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