“ Brand: Aquafresh / Type: Toothpaste / Texture: Gel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Refreshes, „
Ive used Aquafresh for a majority of my life, my parents used it when I lived at home and so I in turn carried this on when I moved out. The Aquafresh range is very good, I used most of the toothpastes, some of the brushes and the mouth wash and never been disappointed, until I got this...
The Aquafresh range is think is one of the more affordable oral care ranges. A tube can be as little as 90p and it does give you a really good clean when used. I saw this advertised on the TV and thought Id give it a go, when I went into Boots I saw it was nearly £4, that for me is a lot to spend on toothpaste so I left it and got the usual 90p range. Then I managed to get it on offer for £2 from a local independent shop, pleased as this was nearly half the price Boots wanted for it. I have since seen it on offer in Boots for around £2.50 and in Tesco/Sainsbury's for around the same price so its worth checking the deals currently on.
It comes in the distinctive Aquafresh branded wrapper, the container itself resembles a shaving foam can because of what is it in I guess it has to be packaged that way. The toothpaste comes out of the nozzle easily for use
I was incredibly disappointed by this toothpaste. It had the lovely minty taste aquafresh has but I found it also had a weird aerosol type taste to it. Im assuming it has this taste because in order to make it foam it needs some kind of chemical in it to make it foam but this really effected the taste, I know we don't "eat" toothpaste but its got to taste ok in our mouth for us to want to use it! The foaming itself was a let down, I got no more foaming action than I would get with the 90p toothpaste I buy, if anything it produced less foam because it tasted so rank I couldn't wait to spit it out! cleanliness wise, yes my teeth felt clean, but they do with the 90p toothpaste, this had no more or less effect on how clean my teeth and mouth felt.
A massive let down, I actually only used about half the tin because I simply could not stand to use it any longer. I still use Aquafresh, but I buy their standard tubes and mouthwash. I wouldn't recommend this, its not "foaming" enough for me and the aerosol taste it has is off putting. Stick to the usual Aquafresh toothpaste
Aquafresh Iso-active Foaming Gel
This particular toothpaste from the Aqua fresh range lack the usual stripes, and in an aqua shade of blue throughout. I have to say that I bought this product as the advertising hype at the time of it coming out worked well on me.
The idea was that the tooth paste was a gel formula and would expanded between your teeth and you'd end up experiencing a 'deeper' clean... Well the gel formula was similar to that of shaving gel, and after applying it to your tooth brush is would start to go a little white, where the lather had started to form. On starting to brush your teeth the gel would start to expand and work its way between your teeth, however it didn't seem to perform any better than a standard toothpaste at the time.
The gel itself was a nice flavour and minty fresh however I didn't feel that the product lived up to the advertising hype, and that you could buy a better 'standard' toothpaste for much less then this cost.
I wouldn't recommend it, as for me the product was little more than a costly gimmick.
This toothpaste foams when in use. This foam has the advantage over normal toothpastes of reaching between the teeth, covering the gums with bacteria killing minty goodness and making the whole mouth feel fresh and the breath smelling fresh. The toothpaste claims to kill more bacteria than normal toothpaste and if reduced redness to the gums shows that it does that, it does just that, at least for me.
As this is not the whitening version, it does not visibly improve the whiteness of the teeth though it has to be said that they do feel cleaner than with normal toothpaste and my gums are clearly healthier than they were with my usual Aquafresh brand. But without a heavy duty whitening agent my sensitive gums and cheeks are not shredded the way they can be with stronger toothpaste and I still get healthier gums and clean teeth.
Just be careful that the foam doesn't get all over your clothes whilst brushing, as it really does foam up and can overspill on vigorous brushing.
Aquafresh Iso-Active comes in an aluminium tube, which can be recycled, as can the clean plastic cap which covers the depress nozzle the paste comes out of.
This cap is essential as even though depressing the nozzle will give you one toothbrush worth of paste to clean your fangs with, the paste does ooze out a little between uses. This is annoying and does mean that you will need to periodically wash the dried paste off the top of the can and clean out the cap. It also means that if you change toothpastes and leave this one on the go for a while you will have to clean off a dried up bit of paste which blocks the nozzle and does not still work properly.
This is an annoyance, but not something which should turn you off this great and very effective toothpaste.
Which you can find at £3.15 at all the main supermarkets and pharmacies near you.
A great investment for your teeth and gums.
Some brands out there you learn to trust and use again and again but when a new product comes out is it worth trying their new stuff or are you best to stick?
- A pump action gel means that you only use a small amount of this toothpaste each time you brush meaning that the 100ml tube will last you for a lot longer than many toothpastes out there.
- The foaming action of this toothpaste enables it to get between teeth and clean a much larger surface area than other toothpastes manage.
- Great cleaning power which leaves your teeth feeling and looking clean each and every time you brush.
- Leaves your breath smelling fresh long after brushing.
- Gentle yet powerful cleaning means that this toothpaste does a great job whilst tasting good too.
- Cleans gums as well as teeth to provide an overall oral cleaning regime in one product and use.
- This is a rather expensive toothpaste and normally costs about £3 for a tube which is a lot more when you compare it to the price of other Aquafresh products out there or even other toothpastes on the market.
Overall I have found this to be a good toothpaste with the foaming action leaving my teeth feeling very clean and my mouth fresh. The tube does last a long time and the fact it is a pump action means you only use a small amount each time you brush but for me the cost in comparison to other oral care products out there means this is not one I pick up regularly.
I was definitely attracted to the novelty aspect of this product, being in more of an aerosol can than a tube you can't help but notice how distinctly different this product is. It's currently on offer at Sainsbury's for £2.32, but I picked it up from Tesco for £3.00.
The packaging (which is made from recyclable aluminium) claims to be a whole mouth clean, and removes 25% more bacteria than regular toothpastes. I'd like to know if it means from your teeth or not, it can quite easily claim to remove more because I always get it everywhere - especially cleaning the back of my teeth!
The toothpaste itself comes out of the nozzle as a single colour bluey gel, not like Aquafresh's usual three stripe design and quickly reacts with the moisture in you mouth to foam up, supposedly penetrating between your teeth. I become quite irksome regarding the nozzle of this toothpaste, if you use this as a family toothpaste and don't train other users to rinse the nozzle after use you will be greeted by a gunky nozzle each time you brush your teeth, easily rinsed off with water but irritating nonetheless!
The flavour I went for was fresh mint, I wouldn't say this toothpaste was overly minty but it does leave a moderately lasting freshness to the mouth.
My teeth are left feeling fairly clean after using this alone but I much prefer to integrate it into a wider teethbrushing routine. Whereas sodium bicarbonate based toothpastes (eg Arm & Hammer) leave me with a result I'm happy with after stand-alone use I tend to brush with this, floss, then brush again (followed by a more abrasive toothpowder a couple of times a week such a Eucryl).
I've spent a small fortune on my teeth - extensive cosmetic surgery - ie an adult brace putting right what the NHS messed up when I was a teenager. As a result, I always try and take good care of them and I'm always trying new products. Last year I discovered Aquafresh Iso-active Foaming Gel and I haven't stopped buying it since.
Now, I don't know how good this actually is for your teeth. I've read some other reviews here which suggest it might not be. (I've made a mental note to ask my dentist on my next visit) So I've started using a normal toothpaste at night and only using the Aquafresh paste in the mornings for the extra clean and fresh sensation. I can really tell the difference - going back to a normal paste means that my mouth doesn't feel anywhere near as clean. I buy the whitening or the mint variety - both are equally pleasant tasting. I did try the citrus one but it wasn't for me, I'm not a big fan of citrus in products like that - always reminds me of washing up liquid.
It comes in a shaving foam type can which is slightly annoying as the paste tends to foam out and cover the can so be prepared to clean it! I find that I get about a months use out of a can which does make it quite an expensive toothpaste when you consider it costs around £3-£4. That said, Boots generally do an offer on dental products and I tend to stock up on the buy 2 get a 3rd free which brings the cost down a little.
My mouth always feels clean and fresh for a considerable period after using this and the whiting element also gives me the confidence to give random strangers a big old grin. I even got one returned from a A list movie star the other day!
Also on ciao.
I thought I would try this toothpaste having seen the adverts stating that it cleans your mouth better than other toothpastes. I was not disappointed. This toothpaste has a nice flavour, lasts a long time and makes your mouth and teeth feel really clean. The toothpaste does froth a lot in your mouth but this is a good thing as it makes you feel like you are getting a whole mouth clean. It is more pricey than some of the other toothpastes on the market but it does last a long time; we have had our pump for months and it's still going. I will definitely purchase another one when it is finished. I would recommend this toothpaste as it is different from others in a good way, where your mouth feels very clean. It feels like the toothpaste is thoroughly cleaning your mouth compared to other toothpastes and is a very good buy.
After being intrigued by the advert for this for sometime I eventually decided I had to try it after a trip to the dentist. The advert shows the inside of a virtual mouth being brushed with this stuff and the paste turning into a thick foam that coats all around the teeth. I was a bit skeptical, but since I found it was £3 for a small can of it I thought it had to work as advertised. I don't know whether they produce a 'normal' Isoactive or not, but I bought the Whitening version as that was the only one available in Morrisons. Their range of toothpastes is quite small, but they did stock this one so it is probably easy to find in any of the big supermarkets.
I got it home and was looking forward to trying it, taking the lid off there was no seals to break anywhere on the can or lid which I thought was a basic standard. When you remove the lid, there is a tiny blue nozzle, you push this down to dispense the gel, this comes out an aqua blue colour and quite thick. I don't really know how much you are actually meant to use each time and the can doesn't advise on this either, but since I want the best effects I usually use an amount the length of the brush. As soon as you start there is a very distinct smell, and not a smell you want from toothpaste either. It took me a while to put my finger on it but suddenly I realised - it smells exactly like Tippex! After about 5 seconds of brushing it starts to turn into the white foam, and for me it's where the disappointment begins. Yes it is definitely thicker than an ordinary toothpaste can provide so it does make the brushing more enjoyable and feel more effective, but that's all it is, a bit thicker than normal toothpaste. It's still however watery and doesn't form a thick coating like the advert shows. So it just results in having to spit more. The idea of it is that it cleans better between teeth than normal paste, but I can't see this myself as it doesn't appear to do anything different.
Once finished, I was hoping my teeth would feel dentist clean and be all slick and shiny, but they felt no different to if I had used cheap 79p store brand toothpastethe, and that would have left a nicer taste in my mouth as well. The can advises to wipe the nozzle clean after dispensing which I always do before putting the lid back on. Another huge disappointment here, by the next morning I remove the lid and a load of gel has spewed out of the nozzle overnight. This needs wiping off before using, and then it will have spewed out again by the next time you use it. Considering how much this stuff cost I don't like to think of how much of it is being completely wasted by it seeping out of it's own accord - after only owning it a week and using it twice a day it has gotten noticeably lighter. I've tried shaking it, I've tried not shaking it, leaving the lid off and none of this stops it.
I bought this as I fancied a change from the normal toothpastes in tubes and pumps. Thi particular toothpaste comes in an aerosol can which has a pump dispenser at the top and contains 100ml of toothpaste. It cost me £2.50 in Tesco so it is a little more expensive than normal toothpastes.
Aquafresh state that this toothpaste gives triple protection for healthy gums, strong teeth and fresh breath and it removes 25% more bacteria than an ordinary toothpaste. Feel the iso-active gel transforming into an active foam, penetrating into hard to reach places to give you a whole mouth clean.
You use this in the same way as other toothpastes simply dispense a small amount onto your toothbrush and brush for 2 minutes. The toothpaste itself comes out as a blue translucent gel. It has a traditional mint smell. The first thing you notice as you start to brush is the foaming action of this toothpaste. It fills your whole mouth with a white foam. It has a really fresh minty taste which is neither too strong or too mild. It reminds me of green extra chewing gums.
After brushing you simply rinse your mouth and your done. You also have to rinse the top of the pump dispenser to prevent it from blocking. I noticed straight away after using this how clean my teeth felt, as it foamed it felt like the toothpaste was going between all of the gaps in my teeth and getting in all of the hard to reach places. The minty fresh feeling was long lasting too.
I now use this on a regular basis, it is worth paying the extra for, it doesn't leave your teeth with the chalky feeling you can get from traditional toothpastes. The container lasts me about a month and half to two months so it does represent value for money. I would give this 5 out of 5 it is an excellent concept that really works!
I normally stick with the same brand of toothpaste, but I once saw that Boots had a very good offer on Aquafresh Iso-Active Foaming Gel Toothpaste, and I wanted to try it. I bought a tube of this and took it home, excited to give it a try.
I had seen the advert on TV and I liked the idea of having a foaming toothpaste which could get my teeth ultra clean. I am very into having excellently clean teeth, and anything that helps me to keep my teeth clean and perfect is all good in my book.
The toothpaste comes in an upright tube with a pump style dispenser to release some toothpaste on to your brush. Just one pump is all you need to fill your brush with the correct amount for a good cleaning in your mouth. I was expecting a large amount of foaming in my mouth, but I was a little bit disappointed by the amount of foam that was produced.
Do not get me wrong, this product does foam up, and it does it quite well, but I was just expecting some thing more. Maybe this was because of the advert, or just the weird little voices in my head, but I did not get the full mouth of foam as I was expecting.
As a toothpaste, it works well, and my mouth felt very clean after brushing with this product, but I did not find it to be any cleaner than when I brush with my usual toothpaste. The foaming gel had a strange kind of taste to it, it wasn't horrible, but not as minty fresh as I expect toothpaste to be. My partner liked the taste, so I guess this really is down to personal taste.
Between two of us, this toothpaste lasted us about 1 and half months, which is about the same as my usual toothpaste. For the extra price this toothpaste charges, I would expect it to do more than my usual toothpaste, but alas it does not. I bought this on a special offer for £1 but in most places now it will cost you around £2.20 a tube.
You can buy this in Boots, Superdrug and in some of the larger supermarkets. Personally I am neutral on this product, which is why I give it 3 stars out of 5. It does nothing special compared to an ordinary toothpaste, and I have since gone back to my usual brand, which costs a lot less, tastes a lot better and does the exact same job.
*This rewview is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*
Having recently seen advertisements for Aquafresh Iso-active coupled with the fact that it actually caught my eye whilst shopping resulted in me bringing a can of it home.
Aquafresh Iso-active stands apart from most of the other brands that surrond it in the oral healthcare range as it is not a box with a tube inside as with most toothpastes but a canister similar to a deoderant can. The packaging is attractive enough with the blue and white sharp clean background with the ususal Aquafresh branding on the front of the can with a white lid. This can of toothpaste set me back £2.35 which I consider to be quite expensive as other normal toothpastes are usually on offer 2 tubes for £2 or similar.
When it actually comes to dispensing the toothpaste there is a shaving foam style dispenser on the top only smaller, so just a small press of the button and the toothpaste is on the brush. Upon dispensing the toothpaste for the first time it is apparent that it is more of a gel than a paste and the foaming properties can be seen as soon as a little bit of water is dropped on it as it starts to turn from blue to white immediately. The main problem I have had here is that the tootpaste left in the dispenser part of the can continues to leave the can after the lid has been put on, meaning having to wipe the top frequently and wasting expensive product.
This was something they must have been aware of but done nothing about as it states on the back of the can to wipe top of can after use.
The idea behind this new Aquafresh product is that it foams up more than normal tootpastes and this is supposed to aid cleaning and whitening especially inbetween teeth and the hard to get places. Personally I do find that my mouth and teeth seem a bit cleaner after using this compared to other conventional tootpastes. However as for the whitening claims I have not noticed any real improvement in my own teeth so cannot really vouch for this.
The taste of this tootpaste is great and is probably the main saving point as it really is quite a nice freshmint flavour, and the feel of the gel on my teeth and gums seems more pleasent than that of normal tootpaste. Unfortunately no Aquafresh Stripes are present here and the paste is a marine blue colour attractive all the same but without the novelty factor.
I feel that this product was not worth the extra spent on it mainly down to the dispensing issues and the messiness involved. One other problem I have with the can is that I cannot actually see how much toothpaste I have actually got left. For these reasons I feel this would be a far more succesful and practical product if sold as a tube like conventional toothpastes which may also bring the cost down which would be the main factor in whether or not I pick it up next time I see it on the shelf.
I wish I could recommend this product 100% however due to the small couple of issues I would say that I could recommend the product itself however the price and method of dispensing the paste leave quite a bit to be desired.
Aquafresh have a new product.... Have you heard about it?! It's called iso-active foaming gel toothpaste, and it even claims to be whitening too. After seeing the many adverts about it, and even reading a review on it here at Dooyoo, I decided to give it a try, purchasing it for £2.19 from Superdrug.
From the offset, this toothpaste looks remarkably different on the toothpaste shelf against all of the other toothpastes which are usually boxed. This toothpaste comes in a can with a white lid to reveal the pump style lid. It looks more like a deodorant can upon first glance, rather than a toothpaste, and is even shaped differently too. I can definitely see the advantages of this design, especially if you wanted to travel with this product as toothpaste can be very messy in suitcases if you're not careful! The design is overall quite sleek, and could be a turning point for the future design of toothpaste containers which haven't really changed over the years until now.
The toothpaste sells itself on being iso-Active. So what exactly is iso-active anyway? Well according to Aquafresh... "Iso-active foaming gel contains a special ingredient that activates as you brush to create a rich foam. The unique formulation works beyond the brush to remove more bacteria than an ordinary toothpaste. It's so advanced, no ordinary tube could hold it".
There are directions for use on the back, and it explains to use as you would any other toothpaste and also that this toothpaste is not suitable for children under 7. When you press down on the pump, quite a lot of toothpaste comes out of the nozzle so be weary if you only wanted a tiny amount. The toothpaste itself is a light green colour, and unlike ordinary toothpaste is see through.
The can itself, contains 100ml of the product which may not sound like a great deal however as the same amount is released everytime you press the pump, I definitely think it will last longer than a conventional toothpaste which can easily be wasted because it goes everywhere, or because you don't always get the right amount.
Upon first test of this product, I used an electric toothbrush, which may give different results to a manual toothbrush. I found the gel did foam up and ended up looking like normal toothpaste, yet felt a lot thicker in consistency. This is because the bottle claims it powers through between teeth to "breakdown stains to leave behind healthy, protected white teeth". I can't yet comment if this toothpaste does indeed whiten teeth more so than your average toothpaste as I have only used this toothpaste once up to now. Having said that, it definitely left my teeth feeling very clean, and I would go as far as saying more so than our usual Colgate toothpaste. It left my mouth feeling very minty fresh, and generally clean feeling.
Overall, I found this toothpaste to be like a shampoo for teeth. It creates a very thick foam which left my teeth feeling very fresh and it certainly felt different to a normal toothpaste. Having said that, I'm yet to be persuaded to use this toothpaste long term after the bottle has run out. Is a thicker toothpaste really more effective than a long standing brand such as Colgate? It's good to have the option of either a conventional toothpaste or a gel foaming one, and I would certainly recommend this product for a different teeth cleaning experience. I am giving this product 4/5 Dooyoo stars, because so far I am impressed however I am undecided whether I will use this long term, and also because it is more expensive than the toothpaste we usually buy.
I am a sucker for things that look new and different so when I spotted the Aquafresh iso-active toothpaste on offer for £2.00 at Asda I snapped it up and took it home to try.
The product does look different from any other toothpaste I have seen on the shelves. It is funky, blue with flashes of white lines on it and the familiar Aquafresh logo with the three stripes of toothpaste. The toothpaste is actually in a tin and the only way I can actually describe it is that it is like shaving foam tin. You have them same kind of lid to pull off and the same kind of pump underneath to press to get the toothpaste out. The can that I have is 100ml and in the fresh mint variety. The can is aluminium and is recyclable.
Now this toothpaste is actually a foaming gel and apparently as the gel foams it penetrates your mouth in places you wouldn't normally be able to get to making sure your whole mouth is given a good clean. The toothpaste also claims to remove 25% more bacteria than your ordinary toothpastes. It sounds great doesn't it? Almost like a wonder product!
So comes the testing! To use the toothpaste you must first press the pump under the lid. You will see a blue gel come out from the end of the pump and you obviously put this on your toothpaste. This is actually quite messy and I would advise that you wipe around the end of the pump after using it or you end up with little sticky leakages.
I always run a little water over my toothpaste when it is on my brush and then begin to brush my teeth. The toothpaste does have a strong minty taste but for me this is good and whilst you are brushing the gel does foam up really well. As you are brushing your mouth does feel clean though I have to say it does feel a little odd when it foams up in your mouth! Initially I felt a bit like I was choking!
After brushing my mouth does feel clean and my teeth do look nice. Would I say that this product does this more than some of the other toothpastes I have tried though? The answer to that is no, not really. I have tried various "super" toothpastes and some do make me feel like I have a cleaner mouth than this brand, but there aren't many.
In summary yes I do recommend this toothpaste. There are other ones out there which are probably just as good as this so for that reason I will award it four out of five stars but it is a good toothpaste and you will feel like your mouth is clean afterwards.
The price is obviously more expensive than your "budget" toothpastes but I tend to always try and buy a more expensive toothpaste as obviously dental care is very important and sadly I am not blessed with a dentist and although I am on a waiting list I want to do all I can to protect my teeth myself. So for this reason I think it is worth the money-especially if the claim that it can remove 25% more bacteria than the other ordinary toothpastes is true!
If it's not broken, don't fix it. Sound familiar? Not with Aquafresh.
After years of selling successful toothpaste (one of my preferred brands by the way) Aquafresh have tried to expand by introducing the newly formulated 'iso active toothgel'.
Sold in a metal container similar to one you would find Lynx sold in, the packaging is well designed with the 'Aquafresh' brand name clearly in view and the 'iso-active' clearly visible to attract anyone wanting to try out a new product. The product itself however is a complete disappointment.
Excited by the prospect of trying a famed brand's new technology, I took this iso-active gel home and got ready to brush my teeth. The container is easy to use, with the gel coming out with little pressure needed (it is released similar to shaving gel or silly string) although controlling the amount to be used can be a challenge, especially when the container is full. Now, with gel all over the sink, I started to brush my teeth. To be fair the gel did exactly what it said it would do in turning into foam and filling my mouth, my problem was that this was not a pleasant experience and the taste (super strong lime/mint combination) was horrendous. Afterwards (still with a lime/mint taste in my mouth) my teeth did feel cleansed but not any more or less than using normal Aquafresh toothpaste, but with a much worsened cleaning experience.
The 'let's go everywhere' dispenser, the unpleasant foam and the ridiculous flavour make it a poor product, but the fact that it is more expensive than the traditional toothpaste (whether in tube or pump) is the final straw, with 100ml costing around £3 - never again for me and the tooth gel.
Having tested this product in its trial phase I thought I would update my review (which was posted elsewhere) We were sent a (full size) sample, along with a toothbrush (in case we did not own our own??) and to be honest I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
The packaging is good, its a canister with a pump action rather than a normal tube of toothpaste, which is good in theory, however I found that, rather than making it easier to use, the nozzle just gets clogged up so the paste oozes out slowly, while this may not be too important it doesn't look very nice.
Good points - The product claims that it will clean deeply and remove 25% more bacteria than normal toothpaste. When you use it you can believe that is true. It foams up well and does indeed leave your mouth and teeth feeling sparkling clean.
Bad points -The flavour may be advertised as "fresh mint", but it tastes more like shaving foam to me. It was not nice!
The product is now available in 'citrus mint' (I dread to think what that tastes like!), and a whitening version.
Its priced at around £3, which is reasonable and it does come in a 100ml can, which lasts for a while.
All in all, if you can handle the taste, or maybe you will even like it, it does do its job and leave your teeth feeling very clean.