The market is flush with teeth whitening products, so Obsessive Beauty decided to put one of them under the test. I enlisted a colleague, Jen, who was willing to be my guinea pig. The product? A Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit—teeth whitening strips you apply on your chompers for 30 minutes a day, for four days. The claims are “visibly whiter teeth in just one 2-hour treatment.”
Here’s Jen’s log:
Day One: I followed the directions, rinsed my mouth, then placed the upper strip on. Easy. Pulled the lower strip out and it ripped so I had to start over with another one. I placed it on my lower teeth and they would not stick. I kept applying and finally just closed my mouth and used my tongue and lips to try to hold it on. Once on, they felt fine. I couldn’t really talk, but that’s OK. It had a cool minty flavor. After my 30 minutes were up, I peeled off the strips and rinsed my mouth and that was it. All in all, it was pretty easy and painless.
Day Two: I decided to pop out the strips and have them ready to go so as soon as I wet my teeth, I could put the strips on immediately. Success! Super easy today. Then I just sat and waited for my 30 minutes. I have noticed that my teeth are a bit sensitive, like with drinking room temperature water.
Day Three: Not much to report. Pretty easy process. But my teeth are definitely more sensitive.
Day Four: Final day! I think my teeth are whiter!