There are two new oral care products in our bathroom this week: Listerine’s UltraClean Mouthwash and Whitening Gel.
The most interesting thing about the mouthwash is its new “EVERFRESH™” technology that promises to give a “dentist clean feeling” that lasts for hours. I couldn’t find a detailed explanation of this technology but I’m guessing that the zinc chloride may be responsible for the lasting freshness effect since that’s not in the regular Listerine. Theoretically zinc can react with the odor causing sulfur molecules produced by bacteria in your mouth, thereby neutralizing the odor.
The product experience
I gotta tell you, these products made my mouth feel different than ANY other mouthwash/toothpaste I’ve ever tried. You can actually feel that you used them long after you’ve rinsed your mouth. If you’re tired of the same old products and are looking for something with a different mouthfeel, you might want to give these a try.
Listerine UltraClean Mouthwash Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Eucalyptol (0.092%), Menthol (0.042%), Methyl Salicylate (0.060%), Thymol (0.064%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Alcohol (21.6% Sorbitol Solution), Flavoring, Poloxamer 407, Benzoic Acid, Zinc Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Sucralose, Sodium Saccharin, FD&C Blue 1
Listerine Whitening Gel Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Sodium Monofluorophosphate (0.76%, 0.13% W/V Fluoride Ion)
Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitol Solution, Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, PEG 32, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Saccharin, Eucalyptol, Methyl Salicylate, Thymol, Phosphoric Acid, Menthol, Zinc Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid, Flavors, FD&C Blue 1, D&C Yellow 10
Even though the Beauty Brains don’t do traditional reviews, from time to time we like to share new products that we’re trying. We want you to know that we received free samples in exchange for a mention on our blog and that we’re not necessarily recommending you buy anything. We’re just sharing new product news; please do your own research before you buy.
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