“ Brand: Periproducts / Type: Breath Freshener / Subcategory: Spray / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I really love to have a nice fresh breath and do everything I can to ensure my mouth, teeth and gums are fresh and healthy every day. I use Retardex which is a small bottle of breath freshener which also helps to control the plaque formation iniside your mouth. I'm prone to unpleasant breath sometimes, as we all are, and this spray is a good thing to have around.
Two or three sprays to the inside of the mouth, aiming to the back of the tongue and you can feel the immediate minty freshness. If you spray too many times it can result in a cough and it can also be hard to get the aim right during a night out with the lads and give yourself a nasty spray in the eye, which gives you a sting and a watery eye for half an hour.
The bottle is very small but it lasts for about 6 months at a time as you only need a bit and it keeps working pretty much the whole night through. It won't make your teeth look any cleaner but it will make your breath feel fresher.
Boots sell it and also most supermarkets so it's relatively easy to buy. The name is a bit off-putting a bit though. They could possibly have thought of something a bit more attractive sounding? The bottle is hard to get off the cardboard packaging and you just have to rip it and go for it or you'll be there all night.
It's recommended by me for having a fresh and minty breath.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I have recently been searching through the Boots website on an evening to look at their products and what have good reviews. I was looking for whitening tooshpastes when this brand appeared named "RETARDEX". It appears to be a brand specfically targeted to control bad breath. They have the standard oral health routine range: Toothpaste, Mouthwash & fresh breath spray.
I went into Boots looking for a 'BLANX' product, and as I walked past this brand I noticed the spray, what I had noticed the previous night on the internet. It was £2.99 which considering it was for quite a branded product within its catagory I thought this was fairly reasonable, so I picked it up. I don't necessarily suffer from bad breath, I just always like to feel fresh, particuarly after I have eaten something.
So the brand looks like it knows what its talking about, and though it actually works, it says its "clinically proven". With the 'CloSYS II' ingredient, this has been proven to eliminate and not just mask the odour of bad breath. It's safe, effective and has an anitbacterial formula to fight plaque. So it all sounds pretty impressive and thought it HAS to work really.
*** Well did it work?
I used it, and the initally taste was deffinatly a 'fresh mint flavour' as the packaging described. I have just sprayed this again and it sort of reminds me very mildly reminds me of that mouth rinse wash you have to use at the dentist. Anyhoo I quickly realised that once you first spray it yes, it did make my mouth feel clean (however only in the area in which i sprayed it). I found my self having to go back and spray it again to the other side of my mouth, (were the first spray missed). Now as we all know the main cause of bad breath is on our tongue, so I had to spray it there also, because with just one spray at the back of my mouth I still felt unclean on the tongue and other areas ... I hope this is all making sense. I was hoping that it was going to last ages like the packing stated, yet within the spae of 30mins I would say, the fresh minty fragrance spray had worn off.
*** Would I buy it again?
No, for me it personally didn't work, I had high expections and wasnt pleased with the results, considering the brand looked so appealing. I also thought that I could achive the same level of freshness eating my usual mints of gum. And often this does last longer for me. I wont purchase this again, however looking at the previous rewiews it has worked for other people, so I think this product just works on each invidiual in different ways.
Hope this helps
If and when you need a breath spray this is the only useful product on the market to use. Made by periproducts retar dex is an alcohol free formulation containing oxygen particles which allows the mouth and tongue to breath and helps to destroy sulphur compounds which are the main cause of bad breath in the mouth.
The spray is the ONLY spray to kill bacteria and not just mask it, other sprays mask bad breath for a few hours but this can last much longer, and handy to keep in your bag or pocket to be used whenever you feel necessary.
At £2.99 the product is a little pricier than others, and it has a strong tasting mint so dont overdo it, but a spray on the tongue and aiming for the back of the tongue especially can increase your chances of fresh breath throughout the day ten fold.
Used with retar toothpaste and mouthwash, highly recommended and also by private dentists recommended this can be a sure fire way to beat bad breath, used daily morning and night, and this spray is for the day when you need to top up.
It is sadly true that there are many people that do not seem to realise that their breath leaves a great deal to be desired. It may be they have an ongoing problem or that a recent meal was heavy on the spices and garlic. Or worse still - both. Underlying health problems require a visit to your GP, dentist, or oral hygienist, but in the interim those around the offending orifice need protection.
If like me you spend time in the sardine tins, that are known as London Underground Tubes or have the pleasure of spending a claustrophobic journey on the rush hour buses- you would be all to well aware of the need of a good breath freshener.
I use Retardex oral spray, it costs £2.99 for a 8.3ml spray. I get mine from Boots - but I believe it is widely available.
It is approved by the Vegetarian Society which is always a plus.
But the issue is it works immediately and works for hours.
This has, according to the packaging, been clinically proven, but clinical proof isn't needed as breathing into your cupped hand over your mouth and then smelling it will be the proof you need that it has worked accordingly. (Ok so that doesn't sound pleasant but needs must!).
The product is alcohol free and ph balanced.
So just a quick spray into your mouth from this handy spray, which takes up a minuscule space in your bag or pocket and you are safe to open your mouth in public.
If there is a mouth freshener that does the job and tastes great- well I still haven't found it and this isn't it either, But it isn't revolting and I suspect that mouth fresheners are a bit like medicine - we believe they cannot be working unless they don't taste good.
Most people with bad breath don't realise they have the problem so when it comes to personal hygiene and freshness- isn't a case of better safe than sorry?