Influenster’s VoxBox Challenge: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Influenster’s VoxBox Challenge: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Influenster, if you’ve not heard about it, is a “community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences”  and “creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products.” In the shortest of terms, you get to review stuff like you do on a blog, and Influenster aggregates the opinions of its members. Sometimes brand want to test their stuff on a market of people who are guaranteed to give feedback, and is also basically a relatively cheap marketing tool.

Recently, Influenster and Crest teamed up with their VoxBox challenge for Whitestrips. You’ve probably heard a little about Crest Whitestrips before, since they’re one of the most known products when it comes to teeth whitening.

I’ve tried Crest Whitestrips before, more than four years ago, and had been thinking about buying another box of it again lately. Luckily, I qualified for the panel and was sent a box so I just saved $30! Hooray!

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

My first thoughts after reading the label were: “Didn’t this used to be 30 days? And weren’t we supposedly to only do it for 20 minutes at a time?” Now the label reads it’s a 20 day process and you do it for 30 minutes at a time. Unfortunately, if you haven’t noticed, I’m a little short-changed on time right now. Thirty minutes every day seems like a pretty big commitment, even if you can technically do other things while you’re whitening. It mostly is just an inconvenience to move your schedule around to actually do it.

The label also claims you’ll see visible results after 3 days. I’m taking pictures, so let’s put that to the test. Lastly, it also says the product is safe and you can drink water while you whiten. Um, I’ll pass on trying that one.

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

The Whitestrips come in 20 individual wrappers as shown above, with one bottom and one top piece. Convenient and sterile, though it makes me feel bad about the wasteful extra material.

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Initial thoughts about the product, after one use:

Pros
– These used to taste terrible to the point it made me gag and the new ones don’t have that awful taste. They mostly tasted like nothing, which was an improvement.
– They stick to your teeth better than I remember they did last time, and better form around my teeth.

Cons
– While they wrap around your teeth better, they feel much bulkier than previously and makes your bite feel awkward the entire time you’re wearing it. This was especially noticeable for me, because my bite is off
-The long time it takes to do this every day, as I mentioned previously
-After you take off the strips, your teeth feel weird and slimy. I wasn’t sure if it was okay to brush off my teeth so I just dealt with it.

Anyway, we’ll see how this goes. The commitment is 20 days for this product, so I guess I’ll check back with you in 3 weeks!

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