Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
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Colgate 2in1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash
Member Name: LRWade
Colgate 2in1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash
Date: 02/09/09, updated on 02/09/09 (79 review reads)
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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.
Summary: Works as well as any other toothpaste with the added effects of a mouthwash.
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