Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
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Colgate 2in1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash
Member Name: katyj10
Colgate 2in1 Toothpaste & Mouthwash
Advantages: Nice taste
Disadvantages: Didn't seem to fulfil the role of a mouthwash despite the claim
This is a review of the Colgate 2 in 1 toothpaste (and mouthwash) I bought a while ago that was also specially marked as a whitening toothpaste. I have been using it at least once a day - intermittently with a sensitive toothpaste - and the tube has lasted me literally months which is good by my records.
I will begin by describing the tube as it is a bit unusual and as the picture listed is a bit misleading, unless there is an advert picture linked in you will not know what you are looking for should you choose to purchase this in the future. The tube is a rounded triangular shape (for which I am sure there is a proper name) which is larger towards the base and tapers up towards a flip cap. I was interested to see how this cap would fare in the toothpaste stakes in that I hate it when they get all caked up.
I found the toothpaste to be really runny compared to other pastes and when I squeezed out a bit, it sank in between the bristles of my tooth brush. This runny consistency may be because of the mouthwash claim on this particular tube. My daughter also had a small amount on her toothpaste and they recommend a pea shaped size for under six kids to avoid swallowing excessive amounts. She had less than this as it was impossible to form a 'pea' with this runny paste. She didn't mind the taste which is a plus as she has rejected other kiddy toothpastes I have tried with her so I think we will just stick to a small amount of whatever I am using from now on. The taste of the toothpaste is lovely and instantly recognisable as Colgate which I have been using since a child. Although it was a whitening formula, there were no granuels or gritty bits in the paste and it was completely smooth.
I really don't think a toothpaste can be a mouthwash as well as I think the whole point of rinsing loosens any bits left after brushing and you don't get the same rinse with a toothpaste spit. I still used my regular mouthwash in conjunction with this paste so it didn't fulfil that role for me, but I didn't really mind this. As for whitening, I honestly did not see any difference after using this paste but there certainly was no adverse effects. For me the best points were how long a 100ml bottle lasted and that it tasted nice.
I bought my bottle many months ago and as such it is hard to remember the price paid. A bit of online research tells me that it can be bought online for between £2 - £4. I am not sure how widely available this is in the UK as it seems to be packaged in a couple of languages (so perhaps a Pound Land buy for me) but another interesting fact is that it is made in Mexico!
I like this toothpaste and would definitely re buy despite the fact that the mouthwash side and whitening effects were not obvious. I didn't mind the slightly runnier consistency, in fact I think it made it last a lot longer and also the approval from our young daughter means it was a hit in our household. My teeth felt clean and my mouth fresh for a long lasting time and this is all I really want from a toothpaste.
Summary: Nice toothpaste, possibly hard to find.
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- Aquafresh Extreme Clean Pure Breath Whitening Toothpaste Tube
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- Tesco Everyday Value Mouthwash
- Aquafresh Iso-Active Citrus Mint Toothpaste
- Asda Essential Care Total Care Advanced Mintfresh Mouthwash
- Signal Original Toothpaste
- Boots Smile Freshmint Mouthwash
- Sainsbury's Confident Freshmint Mouthwash