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For many years now I have been using both toothpaste and mouthwash products as I have a dread of losing my teeth and this 2 in 1 Icy Blast Whitening Toothbrush and Mouthwash is a really good idea in my opinion. I have always trusted Colgate so did not hesitate buying this from Saver a few weeks ago for around the £2 mark. The plastic container is 100ml and has a handy flip top lid which is now acting as a base for me as I am storing it upside down in order to get the last bit out! Unfortunately this means that the contents have caused the opening to clog the dispensing hole but I cannot blame this on the manufacturer! The bottle is covered in a plastic film and on the reverse it has information (in a few languages) regarding directions for use plus ingredients and inside you will find the fairly thick blue paste which is said to cleanse the teeth and freshen breath. It also claims to 'gently restore the natural whiteness of teeth' although I have to say that I have not noticed any difference in the colour of mine. I think it is well described in that I do get an icy blast each time I brush with this but in a pleasant way and not as harsh as it sounds. I actually have quite sensitive pegs but this has not made me wince when using it and my teeth feel squeaky clean and my mouth feels fresh. I have mostly used pump action toothpastes but was a little concerned that I would not get the right amount by squeezing this plastic bottle but it dispensed the right amount time after time - only now that I am nearing the end am I struggling a little as the paste is coming out bit by bit... I would recommend trying this 2 in 1 paste especially if you are staying away from home overnight or going on holiday because the size is just right for popping into a bag and the lid snaps firmly shut without leakage plus it saves having to pack both a mouthwash and a toothpaste. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who likes strong tasting oral products and I will definitely re-purchase.
I always use both mouthwash an toothpaste on a daily basis. When I am travelling, and backpacking especially, I sometimes leave the mouthwash at home. It it is just too much added weight even when I use a small bottle. So I was intrigued to see that Colgate offer a combined toothpaste and mouthwash in one tube. Colgate say that the product is in the form of a liquid gel which flows between the teeth, presumably as mouthwash does. The 2-in-1 Icy Blast is supposed to leave your mouth feeling reallty fresh, as well as offering a whitening effect. I decided to try it when I saw it for sale at £1 in Savers. [100ml.] I thought I wouldn't have much to lose if it didn't work. The toothpaste comes in a different sort of container to what I am used to. It is a small wedge shaped, flattish bottle. It looks unusual, but the design is practical because it is much less bulky to carry in your luggage if you are travelling. The sides are more rigid than they would be if they were part of a traditional tube, which means they are harder to squeeze. This is a bit annoying as you near the end of the tube as it makes it harder to get to get the last bits out. That isn't always easy with other toothpastes either though! There is a flip top cap, which is harder to loose than a screw on one. It fits on snugly and I never had any trouble with leakage. The paste itself comes out of a small nozzle, which delivers a nice neat amount to the toothbrush. It looks like a thinnish blue-green gel, with tiny blue pieces in. The scent is nice, not too strong or artifical. It froths up well, even if you only use a small amount. It is easy to brush with, because it feels light in texture once it has turned into a foam. Unlike some whitening toothpastes I have used, it doesn't feel scratchy or abrasive. The taste is very cool and minty. It does seem to me that I have used a mouthwash as well as a toothpaste. I have the same fresh mouthed feeling, which lasts well into the morning. Drawing in a breath gives a strong cooling sensation which is nice. It doesn't alter my tastebuds to make any food I have taste horrible for hours, which is another bonus. I normally gargle when I use mouthwash, and obviously I can't do that with this product. It probably isn't a necessary thing to do, but I always feel my mouth is fresher after doing so. I do miss not being able to keep up with that routine. As for any whitening affect, I am sorry to say that nothing whatsoever is noticeable. Perhaps if you drink more coffee and similar foods than I do, you would notice a difference but I did not. My teeth did feel smootth and clean, and my breath fresh, which are the main reasons I bought this. I liked the taste, as it is not medicinal as mouthwash can be. I would happily buy and use it again, and not just for it's convenience for travelling. However I do like using mouthwash in the traditional way, with rinsing it around my mouth and gargling. It seems more satisfying to me, so I won't adopt this as regular alternative. If you don't feel the same, I don't see any reason not to recommend the product, providing you are not buying it primarily for its whitening effect. That aspect of it is disappointint to me. I would definitely recommend it to those who want to pack light. If you do not have a Savers near to you, you can usually buy this in the poundshops such as Poundworld, as well as regular shops such as Superdrug.
Over the last couple of years, this Colgate Icy Blast has become the toothpaste I use at a regular basis, as I have found it to work very well for me! I don`t think five pounds for one tube is that expensive, because this product doesn`t give any empty promises, it simply cleans your mouth very efficiently, leaving it amazingly refreshed, what is kind of what we all want from our toothpastes, isn`t? The 100 ml bottle looks very promising, with a chilled, frozen design to it, and for sure, when I have used this toothpaste, my mouth kind of feels like a place where Scott and Amundsen would try getting first to... I brush my teeth three times a day, and during the day and night, my mouth always feels very fresh and clean, and very well cleaned too, not to forget that. This Icy Blast from Colgate cleans your mouth very well, and it will make your mouth and teeth feel amazing!
Toothpaste I will hold my hands up and admit is one of the only products I am really funny about buying. I will not buy shop own brand ones, nor will I buy any toothpaste which has bicarbonate of soda as an ingredient much to my boyfriends frustration I don't stick to one brand either always out to find somethig new. I came across this Colgate 2 in 1 Toothpase and Mouthwash also known as Icy Blast Whitening whilst browsing the shelves of good old Home Bargains it was only 99p so I thought I would give it ago. The apperance Unlike other toothpastes on the shelf this one is unique in its shape it comes in a plastic bottle which is almost rectangular shape as you can see from the picture and has a flip lid - handy as certain people don't remember to put the lid back on normal toothpaste meaning it dries out very frustrating! The toothpaste itself can be seen through a thin strip in the plastic cover and is clear with tiny little blue bits in it also seems to have a silver glitter edge to it as well. The packaging tells me this toothpaste with 'Clean teeth and Freshens breath' also it will 'Gently restore the natural whiteness of teeth' there is no time period stated for this restore clever as it could take forever! I have been using it for 2 weeks and I can't see a change. Brushing my teeth in the usual way I am sure you don't need an explanation on how to do that the toothpaste seems to soak into my toothbrush. Brushing my teeth I do not feel the Icy Blast I am expecting the toothpaste is refreshing but I wouldn't say it had the wow factor. My teeth however do feel clean after brushing and the toothpaaste is not one which lingers in your mouth like some which is a pain when you fancy a cup of tea seconds after brushing your nashers! Overall I will give this toothpaste a 3 its good but not wow for me.
I normally buy whatever toothpaste is on offer in the supermarket when I run out. I recently saw this one in Asda and it was just a £1 for 100ml. Another reason I liked the look of this toothpaste is the bottle it came in, I don't like toothpast in tubes as I find it is really messy and the lid tends to get clogged up with gunk! This particular toothpaste is a 2 in 1, it contains toothpaste and it also contains mouthwash. This has the added bonus of cleaning teeth whilst also freshening breath. The toothpaste also has the added bonus of a whitening ingredient which gently restores the whiteness of teeth. The bottle is only small so doesn't take up much space in the bathroom. It has a flip lid which is easy to keep clean, and as the toothpast is more like a liquid than a paste you don't get a dry 'crust' around the lid. To use the toothpaste you simply use a small amount and brush as normal. For children under 7 you need to use a pea sized amount and supervise brushing. This toothpaste when it is dispensed is more like a liquid than a paste. It is a pale blue colour with little blue 'crystals' the taste is really nice it is really fresh and minty. The taste reminds me of Extra blue chewing gums. The toothpaste foams up really well and you only need a small amount to cover all teeth. I didn't notice any difference in the whiteness of my teeth. Although to be fair very few toothpastes I have used have made a noticable difference. After using this my teeth felt really clean, the little blue 'crystals' really helped to give my teeth a thorough clean. My breath also felt really fresh for a few hours after. I would definately buy this one again, a bottle lasts me a few months as you don't need to use much.
I thought it a great idea for Colgate to combine toothpaste and mouthpaste. I have tried many of the 2 in 1 range and this one is my favourite. You only need to use a tiny amount and it really foams up whilst brushing your teeth. Immediately you feel this clean tingly sensation in your mouth. The size of the bottle is 100ml which easily lasts me a few months and I brush twice daily sometimes more if I've had something sweet. Since using this toothpaste, I have noticed that my teeth no longer have a yellow hint to them but my teeth really do look white and people have complemented my teeth on several occasions. My mouth tends to get dry really quickly yet I can go a few hours after using this toothpaste without needing a mint. My experience with traditional squeezy toothpastes are that I need a mint within 2 hours. I like the bottle you don't get any of the messyness that you would get with the tube toothpastes and since the toothpaste is liquid, you can just turn the bottle upside down when it is almost finished so you don't really waste any. I do find that this toothpaste is expensive compared to the tubed toothpastes but it really does work wonders and whenever there is an offer on them (which is quite frequent), I just stock up.
When I travel there are some things I take and some I don't. I don't need shampoo as I can buy it there (and if I wash my hair the day before I travel, there's no rush on arrival) but one thing I cannot leave behind is toothpaste. I look for smaller ones to save space, but also like sturdier designs as typical tubes often get squished in luggage. This Icy Blast was on offer in Superdrug in January, and also came in a strong, stand up bottle, so I snapped it up. I used to be a toothpaste snob but then decided there was little point buying brand toothpaste when shops own was, to me, just as good. That meant it had been a while since I'd last used Colgate, but I had no qualms about buying it - when I did used to buy branded it was invariably Colgate rather than Aquafresh or something else. This is a combined toothpaste and mouthwash which also caught my eye as I sometimes struggle to find alcohol-free mouthwashes that don't taste vile. The toothpaste is not the normal texture. Tubes have reasonably thick holes, and typical toothpastes are bulkier and less sticky that this one. Icy Blast is strangely runny and literally oozes out of the tiny pin prick hole. It also struggles to stay on the brush, preferring to drip off the sides, though because it's so watery it works up to a lather (albeit a thin one) quickly, foaming up in your mouth. The toothpaste has tiny blue granules in it which I guess are part of the whitening feature - maybe they exfoliate stains away. They add a bit of much needed to texture to what is otherwise pretty much a thick liquid rather than a traditional paste. At the same time, they are the reason my bottle is so mucky looking, as they stick around and dry onto the cap making it look like it has a case of thr special blue toothpaste measles. The bottle also does not travel well once open - I took it to Venezuela and back, and then Medellin and back, and on all 4 flights it seemed to get stickier and messier, so much so in fact that I bought a second, travel tube for my upcoming flights. Because the lid is hinged, you can't remove it to clean it properly either. In terms of the shape, though, I do like this product as it stands up neatly behind a sink on its thin but steady base, and is much easier to store than lie down tubes. Because it's so runny I don't think I'll have trouble when I use it up as it should slide right out or, to correct Bill Bryson, there is not always a little more toothpaste left in the tube. The toothpaste has a very sharp, fresh pepperminty taste - you can certainly see why they called it 'Icy Blast'. Using this is a real way to wake up your mouth in the morning, and it lingers for a while leaving you with that just brushed feeling. While my mouth feels and looks clean after using it I'm not convinced that it is having much effect on the whiteness of my teeth and so if that is your primary goal, you'd be better advised to look elsewhere. This is made in Mexico which is hilarious considering I bought it in Preston to bring back to South America, and considering I never saw it in Mexico or here in Colombia either. Even odder, the customer info is only in Danish and Dutch as well as English. Maybe they have special tooth exfoliating beads in Acapulco that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. To me this is just another toothpaste. I did wonder if going back to a big brand might get me hooked on expensive stuff again, but this has performed no better than the basic Boots or Tesco versions. It is a handy design and was a good price for a normal toothpaste, but didn't deliver on the whitening claim. At a normal selling price of over £2 for a small 100ml bottle I don't think this is worth it, but on offer it's not a bad toothpaste, it's just not as special as it claims to be, and a little messier than you might expect.
Colgate Icy Blast was on special offer the other day in Tescos, buy one get one half price. I picked up two of them and went home to try them. It wasn't the type of toothpaste I would normally buy, for a start it is not in a traditional shaped container. It is in more of a tub than a tube, which is different to what I am used to. Honestly, I am not stuck in my ways I swear! Colgate Icy Blast is in a clear plastic container, which is easy to squeeze to get out what you need. Because the white flip on and off lid is flat once you get the to bottom of the container you can leave it standing on its head to drain the rest out easily, therefore not wasting any product! The toothpaste itself is light blue in appearance with small particles inside which make it look a bit sparkly. It appeals because of it's uniqueness. The toothpaste is quite thin and watery, so as soon as you put it on your toothbrush it seeps through the bristles and spreads out evenly rather than just sitting in a blob on the top, and that removes the need to add water before use! The toothpaste has no strong flavour, taste or smell, or even texture. As it is so thin you hardly know it is there. It cleans your teeth evenly, and doesn't leave any excess plaque that any other toothpaste would remove (that I have tried). One thing I don't like about it is that because it doesn't have the strong minty taste it just doesn't leave my mouth feeling or smelling quite so fresh. I am aware this is more of a psychological thing, but for me I just cannot get over it, I need my toothpaste to be minty fresh. McCleans-I am coming back to you!
Packaging This product comes in a wide tube which is thicker at the bottom and then gets thinner towards the top. At the top of the tube there is a lid which is made from a hard plastic. To get to the product you have to lift up the cap and it will reveal a small whole where the toothpaste comes out. The packaging is brightly coloured and features the Colgate logo on the front and a logo that states 2 in 1 toothpaste and mouthwash. Around the back are the directions for use and what the product is designed to do, it then goes on to state the ingredients and that once opened the product lasts 12 months. Toothpaste The toothpaste itself is not the usual white colour; it is more of a blue colour and looks a little thinner than your average toothpaste. Within the toothpaste there are small blue speckles. When you lift off the cap you can instantly smell a strong smell of mint, this flavour then follows into your mouth as you apply the toothpaste. You instantly taste a strong minty flavour which actually tastes nice. To apply, you put a medium sized amount on your toothbrush and work into your teeth, the toothpaste froths up really well so a little goes a long way. If you are using this on a child under 6 you needn't use much toothpaste, a small pea sized amount is suffice. Once you have brushed your teeth and rinsed with water there is no need for mouthwash as the flavour stays in your mouth for a couple of hours after. Its doesn't leave a strong aftertaste it's quite slight but certainly enough to not need anything further. The toothpaste claims to restore the natural whiteness to your teeth, I have been using it over a year and haven't really noticed a difference, I think if you are looking for a teeth whitener then this product is not for you. The product is called icy blast and is certainly gives you this, there is an injection of minty freshness into you mouth that lasts for a couple of hours without needing mouthwash. Summary As a toothpaste in general it does what it is supposed to, it cleans your teeth, the tub is 100 ml and cost me a £1 (bought it on offer) its lasted a long time as you don't need to use that much because it throths up so well. I love the flavour and the after taste is great as I don't need to use my mouthwash. The only negative is that as stated before I don't believe it restores whiteness to your teeth, it just cleans them. I was a little disappointed about this, but for £1 I can't really grumble. To buy when it isn't on sale cost about £2.20 which I think is still a good price because it lasts so long. I have been buying this for a couple of years now and will continue to do so as I love the taste and the results.
As I try to have my teeth looking nice and white ( not like Ross of Friends!), but cannot afford to have them professionally done I usually use Hollywood Pearl Drops which usually does the trick!. Now I only buy this when I see it on special offer as at around £5.00 a bottle it is quite expensive. Well my old one lasted up to Christmas and then I ran out. Being after all the expense of Christmas I decided that this can go on hold as it is not an important item to buy at the moment. Well 4 weeks on and I had noticed that my teeth were slowly but definitely starting to go a not so white colour ( can't bring myself to say yellow!!), I suppose after drinking loads of coffee and red wine it was to be expected. So off I trotted to see if I could find my Pearl Drops on special offer, but I couldn't find them anywhere. I did notice this Colgate Icy Blast Whitening 2-1 toothpaste. Now I have used another of their products "Colgate Maxfresh with Cooling Crystals" ( which I wrote a review on!) and found that to be very good. So I thought I would give this new one a try. It is a 2-1 because it is a toothpaste and mouthwash. It comes in a small plastic bottle and is 100ml in size with a white flip top lid that can be used for it to sit on when it starts to get low and you can't squeeze anymore out it will, it will just run down to the lid if put in this position. I was expecting to squeeze out something similar to the other one that I had used put was suprised as it was totally different. It comes out in a very light blue/green shiny colour and is a lot thinner than the other one. It is definitely not as thick as any other toothpaste I have bought before. When you have finished cleaning your teeth you will notice that it really has a very minty taste and leaves your mouth feeling very refreshed and clean. Now I have been using this for about 2 weeks now and as for the whiter teeth ( the reason I bought it in the first place!), it does say on the back of the bottle " Gently restores the natural whiteness of teeth. I have noticed a slight difference, but nothing spectacular. So maybe with more time it might work a bit more, but I will keep using this as the freshness in your mouth is really nice after you have cleaned your teeth with this. So it will be back to the Pearl Drops as soon as I get to see them on special offer. If you want to try this then buy it from Wilkinsons as it retails for 98p, because if you go to Superdrug or Boots it sells for around £2.45. So it is worth going to Wilko's!.