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I was recently browsing in a local branch of "Poundstretchers" the discounted home ware store when I spotted some cut-price toiletries on offer. I opted to buy a couple of items from the range, one of which was the "Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste."
I paid only around £1 for the 100ml tube, which I thought was a fairly reasonable price. As I had not tried out the paste before however, I only opted to purchase one tube on this occasion as toothpaste is an item that I can be quite fussy with at times.
Removing the tube from the box, I could see that most of the product information printed on the reverse was printed in a variety of languages, with the English appearing in small print at the bottom of the tube. The cap on the plastic toothpaste tube is made of robust white plastic and is of the usual 'flip-up' design that is usually provided by the Colgate brand.
I'm not sure where the 'Oxygen' claim comes from, or indeed what aspect of the product it refers to as there is no mention of it in the printed text on the reverse of the tube. Looking on the Colgate website, (www.colgate.co.uk) I can see the toothpaste mentioned but very little detail is given in respect of the benefits of the product, so I had to look elsewhere. I eventually managed to find out that the Oxygen Toothpaste "releases fine bubbles of pure Oxygen. Plaque and impurities are gently lifted away."
Indeed, I had wondered what the tiny dark blue bubbles contained in the thick blue toothpaste gel were, and what their purpose was, so I was pleased to find out that they weren't just for aesthetic purposes, although it is a bit of a shame that I had to research the product on the internet to find out! (The lack of product information may well be as a result of the toothpaste being purchased from a discounted store of course, so perhaps I am being a bit harsh.)
Anyway, the gel oozes easily from the tube thanks to its thick consistency; it is not at all runny, and it has a pleasant appearance, thanks to the addition of the small blue 'bubbles' that I have already mentioned. There is a strong smell of mint evident from the paste before I have even begun to brush.
I find that the Oxygen toothpaste 'foams' quite easily whilst I am using it, so only a small amount is needed to thoroughly clean my mouth. This makes the product quite economical, especially when the low purchase price is considered. Indeed, a larger amount may be your personal preference, but for me personally, I find that a smaller amount is ample. I am allergic to some brands of toothpaste which will make me vomit after use, an unpleasant side effect which has led to a slight paranoia about certain products, so I prefer to err on the side of caution.
The Oxygen paste feels quite 'robust' whilst I am using it, and certainly I find that my teeth feel like they are being cleaned quite thoroughly whilst I am using this toothpaste and afterwards my mouth feels quite refreshed and fairly fresh, whilst my teeth feel clean and fresh too.
The taste and flavour of the Oxygen toothpaste is robust also, and I have to admit that it is a lot stronger than I would like. When compared to my usual Colgate offering, the "Blue Minty Gel" for example, I find that the Oxygen toothpaste really has a lot more 'kick' to it, being quite a strong peppermint flavour. This is quite a powerful flavour obviously, and it works well at making the mouth and teeth feel refreshed and giving the impression of leaving my mouth and breath feeling fresh and clean. I do find that the taste is stronger than I personally like however, with the peppermint leaving a slight 'nip' in my mouth first thing in the morning which I don't like. For this reason, I probably wouldn't buy the product again.
I can appreciate that this is probably down to personal choice, but the product just struck me as being too over-powering. As for the release of the "fine bubbles of pure Oxygen" that the product apparently contains, I cant' say that they were apparent throughout the time that I used the product. I have used similar branded peppermint 'gel' toothpastes that have felt very similar - if not identical - to the Colgate Oxygen gel, so I can't help but feel that it is something of a marketing ploy. Fair enough, but it didn't do it for me, I'm afraid.
I do find that after using the Colgate Oxygen toothpaste my breath is pleasantly fresh and the strong peppermint-like flavour lingers in my mouth for a short time after use. I wouldn't say that the effect is particularly long-lasting however, although this is something that I find with most toothpaste products that I buy on a regular basis, so I won't be deducting any stars from the overall product rating for this.
I will admit that I feel somewhat reassured that the regular use of this toothpaste product is beneficial to my overall oral/dental health, given the product's fluoride content, but again, I had to find out about this online.
In summary, I find that the Oxygen toothpaste is a fairly good quality toothpaste, and is a reasonable price (usually around the £1 mark) for a product which is fairly economical. For me however, the taste is far too strong and overpowering, which would probably prevent me from buying it again,
As @ June 2012, you can purchase the Colgate Oxygen toothpaste in some branches of Poundland for, of course £1 as well as some discounted drugstores such as Poundstretcher for around the same price.
=COLGATE OXYGEN PURE FRESHNESS FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE=
I have been using Colgate toothpaste brand since I was a young girl because this was the only toothpaste my parents trusted. Colgate is a well known trademark and is available in many countries. When I was a young girl, many, many years ago, the brand which was mostly available was the standard white paste version, Colgate toothpaste. Over the years, Colgate has introduced more than 30 improved variations of the original product including Colgate Oxygen which is amongst one of the newer ones. Over the years I have tried various toothpastes in an attempt to find one which does more than one job for my mouth and teeth. Early this year I settled on a few newer Colgate versions including Colgate Oxygen.
~Packaging and Visibility~
The Colgate Oxygen is available in 100ml tubes which come in a unique box very different from the standard predominantly red Colgate box. The packaging for this one is predominantly white on the two sides which contain the text information of the toothpaste and light blue on the other two sides with images of air bubbles and the words Colgate Oxygen in big bold text. You can't miss it.
The box and the tube can be recycled too.
~Appearance, Taste, Flavour and Smell~
Colgate Oxygen toothpaste is semi-transparent light blue with a gel-like texture and dark blue flecks embedded in the gel. The gel consistency is adequately thick to avoid the toothpaste slopping on the floor like with the other toothpastes which are rather on the thinner side. The toothpaste tastes very nice on the natural sweetness side, has a pleasant smell and a minty flavour. The taste, flavour and smell are all likeable by both adults and children.
~Availability and Price~
Colgate Oxygen is available from all leading supermarkets, retail pharmacy outlets and even in the Poundland and Wilkinsons, basically all shops which sell toiletry. The price ranges from £1.00 to £2.73 depending on where you buy it from. Over the last year I have been buying mine for a £1.00 either on offer from Wilkinsons or from the local Poundland. Same manufacturer in the UK, same quality and quantity, not bad, really, why pay more?
In the UK Colgate Oxygen is manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive, in Guildford, Surrey and in the EU by Colgate-Palmolive, Dublin, Ireland.
Call free customer number: 00-800-321-321-32
~Brushing My Teeth - An Extraordinary Experience~
The toothpaste has a tickling effect to the taste buds but no irritation at all to the gums, cheeks or tongue. The toothpaste lathers in the mouth, the foam is not on the excessive side and when rinsing off the toothpaste I tend to use it as a gurgle as well as the foam is just ok, not chocking amounts. According to the manufacturer when Colgate Oxygen toothpaste lathers in your mouth the bubbles create a tickling sensation in your mouth and this comes from the Oxygen component of the toothpaste. After brushing my teeth, Colgate Oxygen leaves a mint freshness which lasts for a few hours. For me if I brush my teeth in the morning in preparation for work, the freshness usually lasts until mid morning.
I have read review with comments that the freshness does not last throughout the day which I feel is an unfair criticism. How long the freshness lasts depends on what you do after brushing your teeth. If you eat or drink after brushing your teeth, off course the freshness effect of any toothpaste will be masked by the flavour of the food or drink.
Remember it is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove food particles and plaque and in turn maintain this desired freshness.
What the Manufacturer says...
"Colgate Oxygen gives sensation of pure freshness, long lasting fresh breath, care and protection for your teeth and gums. As you brush the great tasting gel releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen, plaque and impurities are gently lifted away (from the teeth) leaving you with a feel of new sensation of pure clean freshness, like a breath of fresh air."
I am so used to using Colgate Oxygen now that using any other tooth paste just doesn't feel right for my teeth. I do appreciate that the toothpaste may be too strong for other people and especially those with small children but it is just perfect for me and my family, we love it.
** Colgate fluoride toothpaste with Oxygen for pure freshness, really makes brushing teeth an enjoyable experience.
When used continuously over a long time, Colgate Oxygen may benefit those who suffer from bad breath (halitosis).
I recommend it to all who want a change to great toothpaste.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
=ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT BITS=
It is recommended to brush your teeth as well as your tongue at least twice a day to remove food particles and plaque.
~What Makes Up Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste? (My Bit Of Research)~
--Sodium Monofluorophosphate (a type of fluoride) helps to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride also works to counter the acid and helps protect the teeth enamel from future exposure to the acidic byproducts produced by plaque bacteria.
Note: We must spit the toothpaste lather out after brushing because fluoride can be toxic if we swallow too much of it. This is why children under 6 should be supervised when brushing their teeth and should only use a small (pea size) amount.
--Hydrated Silica is used as a gentle abrasive to scrub food and plaque stains from the teeth. Abrasives help to clean and polish teeth.
--Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda is another gentle abrasive, even better than hydrated silica at penetrating scratches in tooth enamel. It also neutralises acidic saliva, creating foamy bubbles in the process.
--Propylene Glycol is used as a thickener and moisturizer.
--Sodium Saccharin is an artificial sweetener which helps to mask the bitter taste of some of the chemicals in toothpaste.
--Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the detergent part of the toothpaste, and makes most of the lather when you brush.
--Carrageenan or seaweed gum is essentially the paste in toothpaste.
--Sodium Hydroxide neutralises the pH of the other ingredients.
--Calcium Peroxide breaks down during brushing into calcium chloride, a whitening agent and a few oxygen radicals.
--Glycerin is a moisturiser and gives toothpaste its texture and retains moisture so the toothpaste doesn't dry out.
--Aqua or water is a solvent to dilute the other ingredients and to make the paste soluble.
--Cellulose Gum is a thickener. It helps the toothpaste to stay on the brush when squeezed from the tube.
--Limonene give the toothpaste is for the fresh taste
--CI 42090 and CI 74160 are colouring agents which give the toothpaste its colour.
--Polyethylene prevents bacteria from breaking down the pyrophosphates used to control tartar build up.
In this case, brisk mint. The chemicals in this mint also stimulate the cold receptors in the mouth skin receptors to feel "cool." The fresh minty flavour helps to kill the odours that cause bad breath.
Thank you for reading and rating.
©hildah11 Dec 2011
This toothpaste to me personally appears to be totally a gimick. It is advertised as having oxygen in it (little bubbles of air, they say) which helps to dig out and get rid of all the impurities and bits of plaque and grime from the teeth and works better and more effectively than the ordinary toothpaste you can buy.
A 100ml tube set me back by about £2.30 so it was not cheap! The cardboard container is fairly eye catching and I was drawn to the fact that it looked a bit different.
This toothpaste was another disappointment in my personal opinion and a waste of money. It smelled and tasted nice and minty and fresh and was dark blue in colour when I put it onto my toothbrush. It has a fairly good consistency but possibly a little bit on the runny side but it did hold its own on the brush.
It tasted nice, not too minty and not too mild, just middle of the road. It cleaned my teeth very well and gave me a lovely fresh breath and the confidence of a nice smile after I had used it.
I cannot say that I noticed that it contained any oxygen - I think I was expecting a burst of air in mouth (like bubbles) but I did not get that feeling at all and it didn't feel any different to my normal toothpaste.
I would not buy this again as it is nothing special and not really recommended.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
As far as toothpastes go I don't really think there is any that I like, apart from the strawberry flavored kids one and generally i just get whatever my parents have bought and have one of them, this happened to be one of the regular ones that turns up.
The initial look of the toothpaste it looks like any other but it has "oxygen" labelled across the side of it, the actual design of it makes it look as though it's going to be quite nicely menthol flavored however this was a misinterpretation of course. The taste hits your body like a wave, as soon as a bit of that toothpaste hits your tongue you can feel that burn! Personally i do not like it however i do feel that whenever im being burned it must be doing something good. The toothpaste is actually quite good i do get a very good result from it it really does get in between your teeth and unlike a lot of others i am left feeling fairly clean still in the morning where some you feel you must brush before breakfast again already. I also do think this is more "whitening" than other brands, it could be my imagination but i do feel "whiter" as to put it when using this toothpaste. The downside to this toothpaste is that being Colgate it is quite an expensive purchase when put in comparison to other toothpastes that are readily available.
In conclusion i would probably recommend this specific range of Colgate toothpastes however i would say if you're sensitive to the strength of the menthol then this is definitely not for you also kids would not be suitable having this as the strength is far to great for them.
I switch my tooth paste practically every single time I run out, and always end up going for whatever is on special offer at the time. Colgate is a well known and trusted brand so I was pleased to pick up this Oxygen tooth paste in Poundland, where of course it cost me just £1.00.
Product description: "Colgate Oxygen Pure Freshness fluoride toothpaste. For a clean, fresh mouth... Like a breath of fresh air! Colgate Oxygen toothpaste releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen. Plaque and impurities are gently lifted away.
* Sensation of pure freshness
* Long lasting fresh breath
* Care and protection for your teeth and gums"
For most effective results:
+ Brush twice a day.
+ Use a plaque removing tooth brush like Colgate Sensation.
+ Be sure to brush along the gum line.
This tooth paste comes in a standard looking tube with a flip top cap lid, and contains 100ml of product. It is easy enough to use other than the obvious flaw of you can never get the last few bits out and this means there is always a bit wasted at the end. The tooth paste itself has a bright blue colour, with darker blue specks dispersed inside the paste. I couldn't actually see any bubbles as per the description, unless they were very small. It has quite a thin consistency for a tooth paste, and feels like a light gel. This has a smooth consistency which cleans teeth gently without scrubbing or scratching at the enamel. It foams up nicely and requires only a small amount to be used, and this is great as it spreads easily around my mouth when brushing.
This tooth polish has a minty taste that is very strong and some people might find overpowering. I love this as it gives an incredibly fresh feeling after brushing. The flavour does die down quite quickly though, so it doesn't ruin the flavour of my breakfast in the mornings! I must say I didn't notice any bubbly oxygen effect, but the tooth paste is very refreshing.
I do not really suffer with staining as such, but I eat a lot of sweet foods and my teeth can suffer from build ups of plaque and slight yellowing. After trying all sorts of ordinary whitening tooth pastes (not the special bleaching products, they still don't sound safe to me!) I am usually very disappointed that there are no visible changes. Amazingly though, this tooth paste has shown to have great whitening results. Even after a few weeks of use I had already noticed a difference, and now I am reaching the end of the tube after several months worth of use and my teeth look much brighter and a clean, healthy shade of white. This tooth paste helps to maintain my levels of dental hygiene and has really worked for me.
This tooth paste is incredibly good value for money and gives a great performance all round. I have been very happy with the cleansing, freshing, and whitening that I have experienced since starting to use this tooth paste. In fact, I may have even found a tooth paste that is perfect for me, and would encourage me to continue using it beyond my initial purchase! I would definitely buy this again, and recommend it to others especially if you can get it at Poundland price.
Sometimes you can have too much choice - and toothpastes are a good example of this with a huge variety of options available to us poor confused consumers. How are we expected to decide what is best for us?
Do we go on taste? - the latest one? - the one currently advertised? - the one we have always had and like? - the one giving total protection? - the one which claims to deal with plaque? - should we go for a 2 in 1 toothpaste? - whitening? - tartar control? - cheapest one? - the one currently on offer? Sometimes, it's all too much, don't you think?
In our house, we have traditionally gone with Colgate as a tried and tested brand, but as to which of the innumerable variants is best for me, I really don't know. I just use the one which my wife buys for us and she recently bought one of these 100ml packs of Colgate Oxygen. I later found out that it wasn't even on offer!
Every toothpaste it seems claims a unique selling point and with this, we are asked to believe that fine bubbles of pure oxygen are released as we use the product and this is supposed to help clean our teeth by gently lifting away plaque and impurities. Well, call me an old cynic but there seems to be no shortage of oxygen in our house and we are both breathing quite comfortably with our free supply. I don't need extra oxygen from my toothpaste.
Whatever the technological claims of this product, I am of the view that it's all a load of baloney. This gel toothpaste is just OK as far as I am concerned. I can't really tell that any extra oxygen is being released as I brush and even if it is, I don't understand how the process would help. Surely, you just need something a little abrasive and a good cleaning technique? I don't mind if it foams or not and as for the minty taste, I am pretty indifferent to that too.
With the possible exception of some own brands which don't taste particularly good, I am of the view that we should just go for something we like that is on offer at a decent price. Where most of us fall down, it isn't down to using the wrong toothpaste; it's primarily down to poor brushing and a lack of care and attention to the importance of thorough and regular brushing of gnashers. By the way, if you fall down when brushing your teeth, at least it isn't far to go - did you see what I did there? Vertigo - get it? Oh never mind.
I'm giving this one 3 stars - to me it's just an ordinary OK type of toothpaste.
I have a real weakness for trying out new products and when I saw this new toothpaste in Tesco a few months ago I simply had to buy it. The product I am reviewing today is Colgate Oxygen.
The 100ml tube of toothpaste is contained within a long cardboard box and unfortunately, I cannot say that any brand stands out on the supermarket shelf, as in my opinion they all look very much the same. The majority of the box contains blue and white images of water bubbles and we are provided with the familiar red and white Colgate logo, which is located in the centre.
We are provided with a little marketing information, which informs us that using this toothpaste will give us a clean, fresh mouth ... like a breath of fresh air. There is a little information on the side of the box, together with a few images where we are informed that we will experience a sensation of pure freshness, long lasting breath and that the toothpaste will care and protect our teeth and gums. To be totally honest, all of this marketing information is totally wasted on me, as I simply purchased the product due to it being new!
Prior to using the toothpaste for the few time I have to say that I did actually decide to read all of the information on the side of the box, particularly as I had heard such remarkable comments about this wonder toothpaste. I discovered that the gel releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen, which subsequently lifts away both the plaque and impurities. Unfortunately, this doesn't raise an eyebrow with me, as I was of the opinion that all toothpastes were supposed to remove plaque and impurities, so I was confused as to what was so different about this new product.
I decided to proceed with the taste test and flipped open the small white lid and squirted out a pea-sized amount of the gel from the sturdy plastic tube onto the bristles of my toothbrush. I studied the blob of gel to see what all the fuss was about and could see that amongst the light blue gel were hundreds of tiny blue dots, which I presumed to be the oxygen.
I placed the brush into my mouth and carried out my normal brushing routine. I have to say that the toothpaste was extremely fresh and minty, which is an absolute must for me, as I prefer a really strong mint flavour. I was half expecting to feel a sensation of oxygen bubbles popping, but this was not the case. However, the toothpaste seemed to froth greatly and this was an experience that I really did not like, so I couldn't wait to spit it out and thoroughly rinse my mouth.
The real positive for me with this product is that the fresh mint taste lasted in my mouth for over an hour; something of which I have never experienced with any other toothpaste. I cannot agree with Colgate's claims that I had "breath like fresh air" and to be honest, with the "fresh" air that we currently have in this country, I really would not want to!
The toothpaste is suitable for children where we are advised that those aged 6 years and younger should be supervised to avoid the risk of swallowing. After opening, the toothpaste should be used within 12 months and both the tube and packaging can be recycled once empty.
Would I recommend this product? Most definitely yes and I would buy it again despite the froth, particularly as it is so refreshingly minty. In my opinion this is one of the best toothpastes I have ever used other than the problem with the froth, which you tend to experience with the majority of toothpastes.
I have frequently seen this product on offer and I think its' normal retail price of around £1.99 is a little expensive. However, Sainsbury's are currently selling Colgate Oxygen for half price at 91p for a 100ml tube. If it wasn't for the excessive frothing this product would have received 5 stars from me. Consequently, I have to remove one and award it 4.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I tend to just buy the cheapest toothpaste I can find and I found this in my local Poundland so thought I would test it out. I was skeptical about the bubbles of oxygen and what they could do.
The tube is your standard 100ml size and looks like just any other toothpaste. The tube has the usual red colgate logo and the rest of it is blue. In my opinion the tube is quite pleasant looking and the blue is a nice shade. At the end of the day though packaging isn't everything.
I feel this toothpaste tastes quite a bit different from other mint toothpastes. It is not unpleasant forever. The actual toothpaste is a blue gel that foams up to be white as normal. It foams up quite generously so you don't have to worry about needing any more like you sometimes do with other brands.
The toothpaste left my teeth feeling clean and my mouth felt minty fresh. I couldn't fault it on this and the freshness lasted quite long and I may argue that it lasted longer than some other toothpastes.
I don't believe that the bubbles of oxygen made any difference and it feels more like a way to attract people to the product. However if you find this cheap I would recommend it however I wouldn't recommend paying more for this product. Colgate products do have a good reputation however and this product doesn't harm this reputation.
I recently was shopping in poundland. doing my normal bargin hunting and on impulse i brought a tube of this toothpaste, for £1.
I have been using it for over a week now and initially i was rather impressed with the minty freshness that exploded in my mouth upon using, the toothpaste kind of fizzed in my mouth and i could definately feel a difference to the whitening tooth paste i was used to using, the tooth paste is a transparant blue and looks rather modern, it smells really minty and is easy to remove from the tube, having a flip top cap enables those who forget to replace the cap to never lose the lid!
Anyhow, after using this for a while i have found a few things with it that i do not like:
immediately after using my mouth feels really dry, like i really need a drink, clean and fresh but dry, i have also nothiced that the freshness does not seem to last very long either.
I would not by this toothpaste again, its not so bad that i will not finish the tube but its not good enough in my eyes to buy again even for £1.
The Colgate brand of toothpaste is one that I always purchase. I would normally purchase the Colgate Whitening version, but since I was nearly running out of it and had to purchase a tube of toothpaste quickly I found a tube of Colgate Oxygen in Poundland for, you guessed it, £1!! I bought the 100ml tube of Colgate Oxygen.
I had read a couple of reviews about the toothpaste and they didn't put me off buying a tube of it (and really I was desperate for a tube of just about any toothpaste!!).
When I first used the toothpaste the first thing I noticed is that the paste is a light blue in colour and actually looks quite transparent in colour. You can see throughout the paste that there are dark blue specks. I imagine that these are the 'pieces' of 'oxygen' that are supposed to give you that extra cleaning. That's what it says on the packet anyway!
The toothpaste does not have a great minty smell, but you can taste the mint when you start to brush your teeth! The taste of the toothpaste, as I said is very minty, and the paste really does foam a lot, but as for the 'pieces' of 'oxygen' I have no idea what they are supposed to do. I did not feel that my teeth, or mouth, were any cleaner due to these little pieces. I did think that the toothpaste had a strong mint taste and it gave me a good sense that I had cleaned my teeth thoroughly.
The lasting cleanliness did not last as long as it usually does with Colgate Whitening, which would last a good few hours. The strong minty taste, I think, masks the fact that the cleanliness will not last that long!!
I don't think that I would specifically go out and buy this toothpaste again, but it was not a bad buy for £1. I have seen this in Tesco for £1.94.
Overall, very strong taste of mint, lots of foam, not sure what the 'pieces' of 'oxygen' are for and wouldn't buy if priced over £1.
Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste
I rarely run low on Toothpaste as I always take advantage of multibuys and BOGOF offers and got this toothpaste at Boots a while back for just £1. Bargain for a branded toothpaste.
The 100ml tube contains a mid-blue coloured paste with tiny flecks in. It actually does not smell like toothpaste - likely to be due to the lack of mint. Lol The packet claims that the toothpaste release fine bubble of pure oxygen... for a clean fresh mouth, like a breath of fresh air.
Overall I was quite unimpressed with this paste. I do love my aqua fresh stripes and similar tooth pastes and I think that this started off badly be being blue. My guess is that the tiny flecks are the 'bubbles of pure oxygen'. Without the presence of mint I really did not feel that this was a real teeth cleaning experience. To me it felt like I was brushing my teeth with pure air, but not in a good way. Although after my three minute scrub I feel clean, this feeling does not last for long at all.
I think in future I will be sticking to minty toothpastes!
Toothpaste is toothpaste right?
I have on numerous occassions tried to swap my branded products for shops own.Very few come even close.
I have always used colgate and at a very short gap to the age of 30 have never had a crack,weak tooth,filling etc.
On trying other toothpastes I never feel as if the freshness is as strong or long lasting.So its false economy to buy the other non branded ones.Espescially seeing as most supermarkets at different times will sell this on BOGOF.It is one of the products that stands out as being regularly on offer.
It isnt the cheapest out there but in saying it is commonly on offer ,usually only works out a few more pence than the shops own brand.So I stock up on it when it is on offer.
It is a blue see through extremely minty paste with blue flecks in.I think these give it a bit of abrasive action.
It comes in 100ml tube with the normal flip cap top.
The box is still the common known red box with white writing but can be recognised from the original by the last third of the box being covered in a light blue coloured bubble.
Typically found in most supermarkets at a cost of around £2.25 but regularly on offer making it a bargain.Absolute just been to the dentist polished clean feeling.
Colgate Oxygen Toothpaste
Colgate 'Oxygen' toothpaste is produced by Colgate-Palmolive. It was the Colgate company that first produced the 'toothpaste in a tube' (1896), previous to that it was kept in glass jars, no doubt next to their false teeth lol.
A light blue box over laid with red at one end with the Colgate logo in white and the a picture of bubbles on the other end of the box which further empahsies the 'Oxygen' concept. I brought the 100ml tube for £2.00 at superdrug. To be honest with you I'm not usually that fussy when buying toothpaste,when confronted with racks and racks of the stuff I usually go for the reduced or special offers.
On the box Cogate claims that this toothpaste provides :
1) Pure freshness
2) Long lasting fresh breath
3) Care and protection for your teeth and gums.
But it's biggest claim is that it 'gently lift away' plaque and impurities by the oxygen in the toothpaste.
The toothpaste has a 'flip lid' and the gel has quite a pleasant minty taste, well i quite like it, Within the toothpaste gel there are little 'specs' of which I assume must be (or represent) the'oxygen'. The toothpaste does froth up quite abit giving you that 'I've got rabies' sort of look.
Where's the Oxygen gone ?
I remember years ago my chemistry teacher at school telling us that we'd be better off cleaning our teeth with mud than toothpaste, I've always thought that was a odd thing to say untill I recently found out what goes into toothpaste. My dentist tells me It's the 'abrasives' in the gel (ie silica) which give toothpaste its cleaning power, they remove stains and plaque, as well as polish teeth but must not be too abrasive enough to damage tooth enamel.
For many years there has been concern about how some toothpastes were far too 'abrasive', they were infact bad for your teeth so Colgate's claim of removing plague by the use of oxygen sounds quite good until you realise that the only chemical in the toothpaste that produces oxygen is 'Calcium peroxide' and this chemical is present in almost all toothpastes. Like most other toothpastes Colgate Oxygen contains abrasives and it's these abrasives that helps to get rid of plaque and stains. I'm personally inclined to believe that there aren't bubbles' of oxygen' in this toothpaste (and if there are, they don't work) instead It's simply a marketing ploy.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Monofluorophosphate (10000ppmF), Cellulose Gum, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hydroxide, Carrageenan, Calcium Peroxide, Polyethylene, Limonene, Cl 42090, Cl 74160
I think the 'oxygen' statement is more a marketing ploy and although it's true that Calcium Peroxide produces oxygen, this is present in a number of toothpastes and not unique to Colgate Oxygen, in light of this I do find it a bit little misleading,.........taste nice though :-)
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After my favourite toothpaste ran out the other week I went out to fetch some more - I searched high and low in many stores not being able to find MY one - I've been using it for over a year or so now and swear by it so I had to settle for something less so whatever one I chose had some high expectations to meet. After searching, searching and doing some more searching I finally settled for Colgate Oxygen - Pure Freshness. For a clean, fresh mouth - like a breath of fresh air - that was what it said on the box - well that was how my usual toothpaste made my mouth feel so I was hoping this would be just as good. If you've read my last review about Colgate Advanced Fresh Gel you will see why I loved it so much so it was going to be hard to find another toothpaste that lives up to it, however I had no choice in the matter and had to make do with something else.
The flip top lid toothpaste tube comes in the usual Colgate designed box with Colgate on top of a red background and the type of toothpaste written on the side - which in this case is Oxygen Pure Freshness. The box is a baby blue and white in colour with bubbles scattered around it, nothing to special nor too plain either. Nothing like my usual turquoise box and tube though thats for sure so it doesn't compete in the looks department unfortunately.
As usual the box is quite busy with information about Colgate and it's toothpaste. On the bottom of the box it says, Colgate Oxygen toothpaste releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen.
* Plaque and impurities are gently lifted away.
* For a clean fresh mouth, like a breath of fresh air.
* Colgates proven care and protection for your teeth and gums.
Apart from the bubbling sensation thing it sounded like it would do exactly what my usual toothpaste did not only that but it was a gel and knowing I really disliked pastes I was quite chuffed with this. So I set upon the task of brushing my teeth, here it goes.
Squeezing it onto my toothbrush I noticed it was actually quite smooth, a lovely colour blue with darker blue specks within it scattered around. These specks don't feel like they add any sort of texture or roughness to the gel - Yes I did dunk my finger in a blob to test - so hopefully it will be just as smooth to brush my teeth as Advanced Fresh Gel. I started brushing and the toothpaste immediately began frothing and lathering almost as soon as it touched my teeth but I wasn't getting that almighty mintyness that I was used to. I was getting a hint of mint, extremely mild in fact. I was tasting a tang flowing through this lathering mess which was becoming a bit too much and felt like it was coating my teeth in some thick and funky foam. I perservered however and continued brushing - using this created the strangest sensation in my mouth that I just didn't feel all that comfortable with. It is meant to release fine bubbles of pure oxygen slowly whilst lifting plaque and impurities gently - I however was getting an overly frothy and thick foam almost taking over my teeth. To be perfectly honest I found it a rather unpleasant sensation whatever it was doing in there. I found this strange feeling disapointing as I think if it didn't do this bubbling frothy trick then it wouldn't be all that bad as it is a gel, so it has that smoothness and although the mintyness wasn't that strong and refreshing it was just enough. I even tried using less of the paste of the toothpaste on my brush but it still had the same effect and my mouth probably felt worse afterwards.
I don't know whether this would of helped my teeth and kept them clean but after using it just three times I couldn't use it anymore - I could sort of cope with the over the top foaming in the mouth whilst brushing but then I think that was because I HAD to at the time. The results were not that great either. I could taste mint afterwards - but again it had that slight tangyness to it which I just couldn't put my finger on, nor my tongue really! Compared to the other toothpaste I was used to using it didn't leave my teeth feeling all that cleansed at all, it sort of left my mouth thick and dry as if really thirst even though I wasn't. I don't feel it thoroughly cleaned my teeth either.
The only good thing I could say about this toothpaste is the fact it is not as strong as some as I know some toothpastes can be quite overpowering this is rather mild though and could possibly suit some peoples tastes.
This was definitely not the toothpaste for me ... but I continued my search for a paste which was just as good as Colgate Advanced Fresh and I think I've got it - review coming shortly!
I was walking down the toiletries isle in the supermarket and decided to try new toothpaste as usual. I picked up Colgate Oxygen and decided to give it a go. This toothpaste is supposedly specially designed to bubble up in your mouth and give your teeth a great clean with more bubbles rising from the gaps to give a sensation. In realism, you don't get any sensational bubbles lifting from your teeth - it's just ordinary toothpaste, but it does seem somewhat extra bubbly. I think the whole name and product is just another version of Colgate's toothpaste.
The toothpaste comes in a light blue box with the Colgate logo on a red background. I bought a 75ml tube for around £1.50, which isn't too bad. The tube inside slides out easily and is like any other toothpaste tube. It is light blue coloured and in the background are bubbles of oxygen with the 'Oxygen' logo to one side. The design is very light due to the colours and appearance, which emphasises the light feeling of oxygen. The basic tube is white and has a simple flip-open cap revealing a good size hole to squeeze toothpaste out as the tube is very easily squeezed.
You should use this toothpaste every morning and evening and preferably after meals, especially sugary ones to maintain very healthy teeth. I personally use it twice a day and it does a good job for me if I don't have too much sugar! The toothpaste should be applied to a wet toothbrush in small volume as it really bubbles up in your mouth. I like to run some hot water over the brush with toothpaste on before brushing my teeth as it gives it a nice temperature to work at - whether this does anything or not, I don't know.
I personally use an electric toothbrush so this helps to get the toothpaste between all my teeth and in all the little gaps. However, if you brush your teeth well, this toothpaste will work just as well with a manual toothbrush. Make sure you go over all your teeth - inside and outside before gargling it around in your mouth and spitting it out. You get a very fresh feeling with this toothpaste like any other. The taste isn't as strong as others but is very fresh and cool, leaving you with a fresh feeling mouth and crystal clear breath. The toothpaste has a somewhat faint smell and in comparison to others, it smells quite a bit nicer.
There isn't really much more to say about this toothpaste. It does the job like any other and works well for me. I doubt I will get it again as I prefer the whitening one but this one is well worth trying. It has a lovely flavour, which is lighter and cooler than others and it leaves your whole mouth feeling fresh for the day. The price isn't too bad but in comparison to some other toothpastes, it's slightly more expensive so don't go for it if you are on a tight budget as it probably isn't any better than other cheaper toothpastes.
Thanks for reading,
Releases fine bubbles of pure oxygen / Plaque and impurities are gently lifted away /