“ Brand: Pearl Drops / Type: Brush / Subcategory: Whitening Product / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
As the headline suggested, the statement and information on the label are extremely misleading. The package is lovely and gives the impression of the product being high class thus warrant the price tag. My teeth are not discoloured nor 'dirty' looking, I bought it on the assumption that it would give my teeth that extra noticeable whiteness as per the advert.
Fairly simple instructions to follow, the product is like a clear nail polish, you are recommended to dry your teeth and brush a thin layer per tooth. The package recommends adding on more coats for a better finish.
I followed the instructions and my teeth looked sticky and despite leaving it to dry for 10 minutes, it didn't set, I was left with uneven polish on my tooth when I had to close my mouth. The finish didn't look appealing and I scraped the product off.
I tried again on just one tooth to see if I had applied it wrong, it remained the same as the first attempt. Far from my polished tooth looking whiter it ended up looking cheap, tacky and sticky compared to my unpolished tooth. I'd stay away from this product, it's not worth the money - even if it was selling for a £1.
Pearl Drops brush on veneer promises instant tooth whitening. At £6 ish it's not cheap and despite the high price tag I had a party coming up and fancied myself with sparkly, white teeth so I thought I'd give it a try.
The packaging is attractive, a clear plastic sleeve allows you to see the bottle before purchase and has a modern silver and ice blue colour theme which adds to the feeling that you're going to be the owner of beautifully white teeth. The bottle that the product comes in is square and mirrors the same theme as the outer packaging being clear (the product inside is a pearly white colour) with silver lettering and a silver top. Very nice.
The idea is that you apply the liquid veneer to your teeth, it makes them look wonderfully white, and then the veneer brushes off at the end of the day/night. Pearl drops claim you can eat and drink and the veneer will stay in place. To apply the instructions inform you to dry each tooth with a tissue, give the bottle a good shake, apply one coat to each tooth and let it dry. For an even whiter look you're advised to apply a second coat.
On opening the bottle you find it has an applicator brush not dissimilar to a nail varnish. The brush is about the same size as a nail varnish brush too which means it's easy to quickly coat both the larger front teeth (well on me anyway) and the smaller incisors with no mess or fuss. Drying your teeth is a strange experience but one I can live with for whiter teeth. The veneer dried quite quickly, around the 30 second mark which meant I wasn't holding my mouth open like an idiot for too long!!
The feel of the veneer on your teeth is slightly rough which takes a bit of getting used to. I did successfully manage to eat and drink for the whole evening without too much damage to the veneer, the edges were starting to flake away slightly but nothing noticeable. After brushing the majority of the veneer is removed but I found it took another two really thorough brushes to get rid of it completely.
Major, major disappointment. This is one of those products that makes you wonder how the company has never been sued for false advertising. After applying one coat I literally could see no difference, after the second coat I noticed a little irridescent sparkle to my teeth and after the third coat I definitely had an irridescent sheen but that was as impressive as it got. Condisering teeth are usually wet and so have a natural sheen, a bit of extra sheen isn't much to get excited about. Under no circumstances did my teeth appear anything like whiter. Since this first experience I've since tried painting just one tooth with the veneer which confirmed my original disappointment that it makes no colour difference at all when compared to the tooth next to it. Now I don't have perfectly white teeth already so this wasn't the problem, on the other hand I don't have excessively discoloured teeth either making it hard work for the product to whiten them. I can only conclude that the product does not do what it claims to do. And I'm left feeling robbed of £6!
As suggested I have since contaced the manufacturer of this product who responded quickly to offer me a full refund or replacement product. If you've had similar experiences with this item then I would highly recommend doing the same!
Pearl Drops - Instant Ultra White, Brush on Tooth Veneer
What is it?
A cosmetic liquid coating used to paint on teeth to form a 'veneer-like' layer over the teeth surface.
A specially formulated liquid that mimicks the appearance of a veneer, results visible after one application and dries after a few seconds. Easy to remove, can either brush off as normal with a toothbrush or automatically removed after a meal.
What do I think?
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS. It is an absolute rip-off!
After discovering these on the shelf while I was looking at some other Pearl Drops pastes, I threw about 10 of these into my basket (well, actually, only 4) after reading its description.
It comes in a small tube that looks very much like a mascara or lipgloss and you just paint a layer onto the tooth that has stains. Well, after the first application, it just looked streaky, ok, maybe I hadn't applied enough, so I added a few more layers, still the stains on my teeth were showing through and since there were a few coats of this, my teeth just looked as if it had a bad paint job done with Tippex - not impressed.
I think the worse thing about it is the consistency, it's still very clumpy and streaky, maybe it would have been better if I just dipped my tooth into the solution, obviously I couldn't do that!
I have seen this fly off the shelves, always a blank space, and the extra ones I bought sold were sold off very quickly. I just feel sad that so many people like me have rushed out to buy this and it is not cheap - £7.99 for a small 6ml tube, and it does not work!
I am also rather worried about the high alcohol content in this solution, when applying it I could almost taste the vapour, it is very volatile and definitely reminded me of nail varnish, and to think that some of it will be easily ingested.
It's an absolute rip-off, PLEASE DO NOT BUY.
And Boot's PLEASE TAKE THIS OFF THE SHELVES.
Thanks for reading.