How £8 CHARCOAL polish will give you an A list smile
Charcoal has undeniably been the buzz word in beauty for the past year. From masks to cleansers and even as an ingredient in detox juices, beauty has turned black.
The latest charcoal trend is in tooth polish and toothbrushes, and celebrities – always first in line to try the newest tricks to achieving a dazzling white smile – are jumping on board in droves.
Your Instagram feed is filling up with TOWIE, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shore stars declaring their love of Mr Blanc Teeth Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish.
Already fans of the brand’s popular teeth whitening strips, Megan McKenna, Charlotte Crosby, Tiffany Watson, and the rest of the TOWIE, Made In Chelsea, Love Island and Georgie Shore crew have revealed they are busy scrubbing their pearly whites with the black polish daily.
‘This stuff is my saviour when filming,’ Megan McKenna wrote on Instagram just last week. ‘Couple of uses of this charcoal polish from @mrblancteeth and I can really see a difference! Cleans stains from veneers too.’
Love Island’s Emma-Jane Woodhams said: ‘I get asked if I bleach my teeth but honestly I cant as it makes my teeth so sensitive! I have got to my desired whiteness just brushing twice a day with this @mrblancteeth toothpaste… it’s amazing’.
‘Really been impressed using @mrblancteeth charcoal polish over the last few weeks,’ TOWIE star Frankie Essex told fans.
‘Just using it twice a day has made such a difference to my teeth – I love a cup of tea and coffee and it really takes the stains away. It’s different to other toothpastes as it’s a charcoal toothpaste but it really works and I’m 100% going to carry on using it.’
Danielle Armstrong was just as enamoured with the product after trying it too this week. ‘I love this polish from @mrblancteeth,’ she said. ‘I noticed from the first time I used it how smooth and clean my teeth felt. After one week I could notice that my teeth wore getting even whiter.’
Activated charcoal has long been used in hospitals as a form of drug and alcohol overdose and poisoning treatment.
The substances’ toxins are absorbed and trapped by the porous charcoal, stopping them from being fully absorbed into the bloodstream, and then excreted naturally by the bowels.
So how does it work in the world of beauty? Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out impurities and toxins from skin and teeth.
Its magnet-like properties can attach to unwanted oils and grime on your skin, unplugging pores, which is why suddenly you’re seeing charcoal blackhead removing masks everywhere you look.
When applied to teeth, activated charcoal absorbs plaque and surface food stains in the same way, leaving the teeth whiter and feeling smoother, and naturally freshening breath with its natural antibacterial effect.
‘Mr Blanc Teeth Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish contains activated carbon which removes stains from teeth by absorbing impurities,’ Scarlett Weston, Product Development Officer at Mr Blanc Teeth LTD, told Mail Online.
‘It is a low abrasive that effectively cleans the teeth without damaging the enamel.’
The product, which is designed to be used before brushing with normal tooth paste, targets stains such as tea and coffee, tobacco and red wine.
Given the look of the thick black charcoal polish, which Mr Blanc themselves admit is ‘pretty grim’, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re subjecting yourself to a disgusting mouthful. In fact, the tooth polish tastes minty fresh, just like regular tooth paste.
Unlike Mr Blanc’s popular whitening strips, the charcoal polish is fine to use if you have braces.
And while you can shell out hundreds of pounds for whitening treatments at a spa or dentist, Mr Blanc has just been released in Boots for just £8.
It is important to remember that the charcoal polish is to be used in addition to, rather than in place of, regular toothpaste.
So, are you game to brush your teeth with charcoal? With so many celeb fans flashing their pearly whites, it can’t be long before fans are queuing up to try out the new tooth trend.
GET CELEB-WORTHY PEARLY WHITES WITH CHARCOAL WHITENING TOOTH POLISH
Low in abrasion, MrBlancTeeth Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish helps remove surface stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco to brighten and whiten your natural teeth.
Regular use of the Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish will also help prevent tartar build up, effectively keeping your teeth whiter for longer.
Mr Blanc Teeth Whitening Polish removes stains such as tea, coffee, red wine and fruit juices, leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed, and freshens breath.
Mr.Blanc Teeth Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Polish is £8.99 and available to purchase from Boots or online from mrblanc.com.