“ Brand: Listerine / Type: Mouthwash / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I tried this purely for the fact that it was on special offer for £1.68, which I think was half price.
The mouthwash comes in a 500ml plastic bottle with lid. The lid can be used for dispensing the mouthwash. I usually find that 3/4 of a capful is more than enough to rinse your entire mouth. The colour of the mouthwash is a light orange shade that looks quite refreshing and summery. The mouthwash is the exact same strength as the others in the range but this special citrus one is said to have a milder flavour.
I would describe the taste of the mouthwash as very much a citrus taste. It tastes like a mix between oranges and lemons and the flavour is much milder compared to the other Listerine mouthwashes that taste far too strong for my liking. I find that you can "hold" this mouthwash inside your mouth for a few seconds without your eyes watering. It has a mild and gentle formula that is gentle on the gums and it's suitable for people who suffer from sensitive teeth and/ or gums. I have sensitive teeth myself and I find this mouthwash to be perfect for them.
The reason that I don't buy this regularly is because it's rather expensive at full price. I wouldn't pay nearly £4 for a bottle of mouthwash when you can buy one from Poundland for a pound!
The mouthwash does leave my mouth feeling cleaner and fresher though and the pleasant flavour of the mouthwash lingers in your mouth after use too, leaving you with fresh breath.
A pleasant mouthwash with a mild flavour.
Toilet duck for your mouth
This is a review of 'Cool Citrus' Listerine antibacterial mouthwash. The label promises a 'milder flavour' but I'm not sure I'd call this mouthwash exactly mild!
Mouthwash - is it like marmite?
I am, I must admit an infrequent mouthwash user. I like the idea of it. In fact, if there's a free bottle of it in hotels I'm usually first in there!! Independently I have bought many bottles of the stuff over the year but I think I am searching the market for something that just isn't there. I always seem to buy a different brand and end up using it up vowing 'never again'.
Hard to please
I don't like the taste of any mouthwash I have tried so far. I find them all so strong I can hardly bear to use them. This citrus one is no different. It is unbelievably strong and nearly blows the roof of my mouth off. I can't get the citrus flavour until well after disposing of my mouth full.
Admittedly it does leave your mouth feeling clean but to the point of it feeling like you have just disinfected it! Another reviewer compared it to 'deep heat' and I am inclined to agree that the medicated aftertaste is similar. The promise of a milder flavour on the label is slightly misleading I think.
The bottle is clear plastic with orange coloured liquid inside. The lid is black with a complicated 'squeeze to open' childproof cap which has outfoxed me on a number of occasions. I end up wrestling (and squeezing madly) with the lid before getting into it. I'm sure there is a knack to it. I just can't do it. Would not be any good for arthritic fingers, I'm sure.
The label claims this product removes plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone, with a little picture showing before and after pictures of teeth. The back advises you use the product twice daily (which is a bit more than I have used it) to provide 24 hour protection against plaque and lasting fresh breath confidence. I would be scared to breathe on someone straight after using this, not that that is a nice thing to do to other people anyway. It probably goes without saying tha you should keep this product out of the reach of children.
You are advised to take 20ml of this at a time, rinsing around teeth and gums for 30 seconds. Good luck if you can last this long. Then spit it out.
I paid £1 for this mouthwash from Poundland but you can get it in most supermarkets too. My bottle was a
small 250ml one, a good idea to start small in case you hate the stuff!
I won't be buying this mouthwash again. I just don't like it and can't say the citrus flavour works any better for me than minty mouth wash. I also don't like the 'antiseptic' burps I get after rinsing (no I didn't swallow it!). I suppose different people have a different concept of what 'clean teeth' feel like. This one's not for me.
I have always been a frequent user of mouthwash but even now I am still looking for that perfect one. I tend to find that the strong, mouth burning mouthwashes give your mouth a cleaner feel whereas the weaker but kinder to the mouth mouthwashes don't give your mouth that ultimate clean feel. I am still trying - and failing - to find one that has a perfect balance of the two. It's really not much to ask to have a mouthwash that doesn't burn the insides of your mouth to keep it clean but apparently it is hard to find.
The mouthwash I am reviewing is the Listerine cool citrus. In all honestly I don't have a clue why it's called that because it is neither cool nor citrusy but more on that later. The mouthwash comes in the regular 250ml Listerine shaped bottle, this has a sealed lid which I find a must have in our house because I have noticed my daughter taking an interest when I use mouthwash and I wouldn't want her to try and copy me. The lid is like the ones you find on calpol or bleach. You have to push the lid down whilst squeezing the sides and twisting. It's all rather a pain to get into but the securer the better I think.
The bottle is very plain and simple; it has the basic list of ingredients, directions to use and a description of what the mouthwash is. The bottle is clear plastic which shows a very refreshing looking orange mouthwash.
So when it comes to actually using the mouthwash you have to measure 4x teaspoons into a glass rather than pouring it into the lid like you do with most other mouthwashes, this in itself is time consuming when you are in a rush in the morning. The bottle states that this mouthwash kills up to 56% of bacteria, I don't know how this compares with other mouthwashes but it doesn't seem like an awful large percent. The bottle also states that it prevents and reduces plaque, kills bacteria between teeth and freshens breath.
The claims of this mouthwash are very basic and definitely something you would expect all mouthwashes to deliver. After using it I have noticed that my mouth feels clean but I think this might have something to do with the fact that it stripped a layer of skin from the insides of my mouth. I also found it to give my teeth a clean shine but again I am working with the same theory as above.
The thing about this mouthwash, and the reason I have awarded it 1 star is the taste. Not only that but the smell is enough to make you want to heave. The smell is really a combination of savalon antiseptic cream and deep heat. It really wasn't the citrusy smell I was looking for. The taste also really is enough to make you heave or just spit it straight back out. I have never tasted anything like it but I would really expect the above combination (savalon and deep heat) to taste just like this. Not only does it taste like that it also feels like that. Imagine squeezing deep heat all over your tongue, that's the sensation you get from this mouthwash and it is so unpleasant and edging on unbearable. The burning lasts for over 10 minutes once you rinse your mouth out and the first time I used it I had to run my tongue under the sink for 5 minutes because the burning was ridiculous.
I have tried many mouthwashes over the years ,many of which have burned but this, this is by far the worst one, and it doesn't even have that minty freshness, it leaves my mouth smelling of anti-septic, which then leaves you feeling conscious of your breath. Unfortunately I took this mouthwash on holiday with me and being the only one I brought I had no choice to use it for two weeks. I found that after using this mouthwash I would then re-brush my teeth just to get rid of the smell and taste.
It really doesn't live up to many of the claims on the bottle, in farness it does leave your mouth feeling clean but so do many others that are a lot nicer. I really couldn't recommend it at all, its claims of being a cool citrus are far far away from the honest truth. They really should think of re branding. If you was looking to buy this mouthwash it can be bought for around £2.00 a bottle which isn't overly expensive and it can also be bought in a larger 500ml sized bottle.
*Note that this is actually called Cool Citrus*
Listerine is part of the Johnson and Johnson company. They offer a range of mouthwashes designed to be used after brushing your teeth.
Listerine can be used to reach and clear the bacteria in your whole mouth and promotes itself as being able to clear plaque more efficiently than other mouthwashes.
Listerine is now the worlds number one selling mouthwash and is available in 9 adults mouthwashes and 2 for the children.
The special Listerine formula states the following facts about their mouthwashes :
-they have been clinically proven to reduce plaque by up to 56% as opposed to simply brushing alone
-it kills up to 99% bacteria within your mouth
-it kills bacteria in the plaque biofilm
-it keeps breath fresh for up to 12hours
Mouthwashes are usually mint flavoured but Listerine have created a Cool Citrus flavour. This mouthwash has a milder flavour and is antibacterial.
The mouthwash comes in a clear plastic bottle. The bottle is a curved, square shape and nips in at the middle for easy handling. There is a black safety cap on the top.
The information on the bottle is clear and easy to understand. There is a sticker on the front with the brand and product name. The front also shows a diagram of plaqua being removed (nice!). The sticker on the back has the product blurb, directions for use, warnings, ingredients and contact details for the company.
The bottle can be recycled and once opened, should be used up within 12months.
To use, release the cap and measure out 20ml into a glass. Rinse the mouthwash around your teeth and gums for approx 30secs and then spit into the sink.
This should be repeated twice a day after brushing for 24hr protection.
aqua, alcohol, sorbitol aroma, poloxamer 407, benzoic acid, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate, thymol, sucralose, menthol, sodium benzoate, glycerin, CI 75470.
This mouthwash is not suitable for anyone under the age of 12. Do not dilute it, swallow it or swig from the bottle.
*Availability and Price*
According to the Listerine website. the mouthwash is available in a 250ml and 500ml size.
The 500ml size can be bought in Boots for £4.19. The 250ml size is available in Home Bargains for £1.00!
When it comes to dental hygiene, I was never very good at it. I have a sweet tooth and years of not going to the dentist after one bad experience, resulted in me needing teeth removed and numerous fillings when the pain got so bad that I had no option but to go to the dentist!
My dentist informed me that my teeth were in some state and that I wasn't looking after them. This is true. I have sensitive teeth and gums and brushing resulted in them bleeding. I am trying to make more of an effort and to at least brush my teeth once a day despite the recommendation being twice.
I have been using Wilkos alcohol free mouthwash and was due to run out so whilst in Home Bargains a few weeks ago, I spotted a range of Listerine 250ml bottles for only £1.00. This is a bargain as they are so expensive elsewhere. I picked up a few minty ones before spotting the Cool Citrus flavour. I thought it would be worth a try. I wasn't particularly keen on the alcohol being included but to get clean teeth, I am happy to grin and bear it!
The bottle is a good size and shape and doesn't take up much room on our relatively small bathroom sink. The fairly bright orange mouthwash can be seen. It is transparent and is a pleasant change from green or blue mouthwashes! The added feature of a safety cap is ideal for little children running about and if they were to swallow this, it could be dangerous.
I first tried this immediately after brushing my teeth with minty toothpaste. Opening the bottle, the strong scent reminds me of the pink liquid that the dentist gives you in the surgery to clear your mouth out after work has been done. It is almost bubblegum with an undertone of lemon and smells clean and fresh. I don't measure this in the cup and simply pour a drop into the small cap. I swirl it around my mouth and can instantly feel a strong, tingling from the alcohol. This is rather unpleasant but I know the mouthwash is doing its job!
After spitting the liquid out, the taste isn't very nice. I personally didn't like the mintiness of the toothpaste mixed with a blend of orange and lemons! I decided to try this around 30mins after brushing and much preferred the taste then. My mouth felt clean and more hygenic. The citrus leftover taste was quite nice and although it wasn't quite as strong and fresh as the mint flavours, it was more pleasant.
After using this for a few weeks and mainly one (sometimes twice) a day, I have noticed an improvement in my teeth. I was use to seeing strong and nasty plaque on the teeth that I had left and this had cleared up quite well. It wasn't a miracle cure but it certainly helped. As for 12hours fresh breath, I did find this to be untrue as the citrus taste vanished from my mouth within an hour and if I wanted fresh breath, I would have to eat some mints! The taste didn't last aslong as with minty mouthwashes which was disappointing but to be expected.
I do like this as it is pleasant to taste and does most of what it specifies it does but it is not as effective to me as minty mouthwashes.
Thanks for reading :)
We have been avid buyers of Listerine for sometime now and when we noticed this flavour on offer in Asda, 500ml for £1 we decided it was worth a try. I admit I was weary about using something with a citrus flavor as a mouthwash, I am definatly a minty-fresh kind of girl but I was surprised.
One of the things I have noticed with Listerine is its ability to blow your socks off with just the tiniest mouthful - but if you would rather keep your socks on, I would go for this 'Cool Citrus' flavour. It still has that exhilarating Listerine kick to it, but not as harsh and so very manageable.
The lack of minty freshness turned out to be just a pet peeve really. Even though it has a citrus flavour which was actually quite nice, once you have rinsed around your mouth you are left with the 'minty fresh' feeling, just not the taste. I did think it might give me very orangey breathe but there where no issues, it just smelt fresh.
As with all Listerine mouthwashes, the freshness stays with you for a good while. But unlike the stronger mouthwashes in the Listerine range, you will need more than just one mouth rinse of the Cool Citrus flavour to be rid of any lingering smells, such as strong garlic etc.
It boasts it reduces plaque by 56% more than brushing alone and my dentist assures me he has noticed a positive difference with regards to my teeth and gums since I switched to the Listerine brand.
Remember to always use twice a day after brushing and flossing for maximum benefit.
I would definatly continue to buy this product, especially when it is on offer. It seems to be the most often on offer out of the Listerine range so I presume this is because it is less popular. It works just as well as the other flavours but lacks the severe kick they come with.
I do like a good mouth wash and like an excited child I noticed that in my local Asda there was new flavour called Cool Citrus and I thought "Ooh I will have one of those" and in my basket it went.
===== What Is A Mouth Wash ====
A mouth wash is a liquid that is usually used after brushing and it helps to reduce and prevent bacteria and kill bacteria between your teeth and it should also freshen your breath
You can get mouth washes that you use before brushing which helps to remove particles that are stuck and aids brushing.
Most mouth washes are antibacterial and just means that they kill germs and leave your mouth feeling really clean.
===== Packaging and Price =====
This packaging is the same as most Listerine mouth washes and comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw lid that you need to push and screw off.
The colour inside this one is a bright peach colour and I am not going to lie it does match my bathroom!.
It does also state on the bottle that it is 56% more effective at removing and preventing plaque than brushing alone.
At the moment it is on offer for only £1.00 at my Asda store but I am afraid that it is just this flavour and it usually retails at about £2.00
===== The Product =====
Listerine is a company that has specialized in mouth washes for a long time and their range is very comprehensive and includes many different oral care products and have also developed a mouth wash just for kids.
I have used many of their products as they were recommended by my dentist and was looking forward to trying the new flavour.
==== How To Use ====
This is simple really but still worth pointing out, many people use the cap to put the mouth wash in before putting it in your mouth but obviously this is unhygienic and and you should always but about 3-4 teaspoons of the wash into a glass and swirl it around for about 30 seconds before spitting it out.
===== My Experience ====
I used this for the first time at night after brushing my teeth and did my usual routine of putting the liquid in a glass and then placing it in my mouth and within about five seconds my mouth felt as though it was on fire and it actually brought tears to my eyes and I spat it out, the taste was very citrus like and although I know that's what its called it also states on the bottle that it is a milder flavour.
I did preserve again the next morning and as I was expecting the taste it was not quite as intense this time although it was still not pleasant, it is worth noting though that it only lasts for a little while after spitting it out.
I do have to say that it worked just as well as the normal flavour did and I did feel that I had a deep clean and my breath was certainly fresh although I was a little concerned that I may knock someone out with the smell.
===== My Conclusion =====
I do think that Listerine is a great product and does what it says and I have notice less plaque on my teeth after using the product and it does also leave my breath feeling fresh and I go through more garlic than a vampire slayer and it leaves no trace at all.
I would say that this particular flavour is best avoided unless you like blowing up your mouth and if so you are better off with a madras curry as the effect is the same.
I try to use mouthwash at least once a day as it's a good way to reduce plaque and bacteria and keep your breath fresh. I was pleased when I noticed a new citrus flavour mouthwash from Listerine as it is a good brand and I had high hopes of the citrus taste being an improvement as I've found that the minty mouthwashes can be a bit too strong. The clear bottle showed a nice orange coloured liquid and I expected a light orangey flavour.
I measured out quite a good amount into the lid as it was a mild version and emptied it into my mouth. It didn't taste particularly fruity a little antiseptic perhaps but was pleasant enough. However after only about 5 seconds the strength seemed to keep increasing, I really felt like it was burning the inside of my mouth. Normally I have a good swirl for upto 30 seconds but I just couldn't last that long. This was stronger than any other mouthwash I have tried. I couldn't wait to spit it out and had several drinks afterwards to try to calm my mouth down.
The aftertaste felt more like I needed to use a mouthwash than that I had just used one. I would recommend you use a mouthwash but not this one. Didn't they get anyone to try this in the Office before they commissioned it for distribution.
I like to use a mouth wash and usually buy Listerine Cool Mint costing 3.99 for a 500 ml bottle.
On a visit to Wilkinson's last week I noticed the Natural Citrus mouth wash by Listerine on offer for 1.99 for the same size bottle, always ready for a bargain I thought I would give it a try.
It is in a plastic bottle with a child safety black screw top, you just squeeze the flat edges of the top and turn anti clockwise to get it open, and when closing obviously you turn it clockwise until you hear a click.
The bottle does state that it is best to keep it out of young children's reach even though it has a pretty good safety top, and on the front in large writing it states that it reduces plaque by up to 56% more than normal brushing.
The mouth wash itself is a very pale orange colour and smells horrible, it reminds me of calamine lotion and surgical spirit all rolled into one. Enough to make a wrestlers eyes water I should imagine.
I followed the instructions and poured twenty mls into a small glass (that is equivalent to 4 teaspoons) I held my nose because of the smell and rinsed around all my teeth and gums for exactly five seconds, you are supposed to rinse your mouth for thirty seconds but it was just too strong for me, not a very nice experience at all.
I felt as if my mouth was on fire it certainly did not feel refreshing. I bet it does greatly reduce plaque build up, I reckon it could possibly strip paint!
Aqua (this is more or less sodium fluoride to help clean teeth and gums)
Sorbitol (this is a sugar alcohol and used a lot in laxatives)
Poloxamer 407 (helps to dissolve oily ingredients)
Benzoic acid. (Again helps to dissolve oily ingredients)
Eucalyptol, Menthol, and Thymol (all to help with the flavour)
Sodium benzoate, (used to preserve foods such as fizzy pops)
Well after looking into all these ingredients and actually trying this mouth wash I don't think that I will use it again.
Half price from Wilkinson's? Now I know why!