If you have been on twitter or Instagram over the past few months, you might have noticed The HiSmile Teeth Whitening kit craze, with everyone from Kylie Jenner to Connor Mcgregor raving about how amazing it is. I drink a lot of tea and coffee and as a result my teeth can become quite stained. I thought I would treat myself and try out the kit and test it to see if it is overhyped or actually worth the money!
The kit, is undoubtedly beautiful. Often when I have bought teeth whitening kits in the past I get ugly mouth guards that never quite mold to my teeth and strange teeth whitening pens. This one has a lovely pink and white theme which screams luxury! The kit includes 3 x HiSmile gels (2 uses per syringe), 1 x LED light, 1 x mouth tray, 1 x shade guide, 1 x instruction manual. At a retail price of £49.99, this is considerably more expensive than other teeth whitening kits I have purchased in the past. Despite this, it is still cheaper than getting your teeth whitening professionally, and hey if it works, it works!
How to use it:
The kit is really simple to use and includes a total of 6 daily applications. All you have to do is load 1/4 of the gel into the mouth guard, pop it into your mouth and switch on the LED light. This is the part that you have probably seen all over Instagram and Youtube. You simply wait 10 minutes for the LED light to do its thing and bobs your uncle, your done!
I was a bit hesitant to order this kit as I have heard that it can take weeks for your order to arrive. I decided to order the kit anyway, and luck was on my side, with my order taking only 1 week to get to my doorstep!
I was slightly disappointed with the indicator chart as I found that many of the stages showed pink toned teeth, which I don’t think ANYONE has! This made it much more difficult to judge what my starting point was and how my teeth changed colour throughout the process. I found that a simple white backdrop worked much better!
I have used the kit everyday without my teeth feeling sore or sensitive which has always been an issue when I have whitened my teeth in the past! HiSmile claim that you can see a difference after just 10 minutes (1 application), although I don’t think this was the case for me. After 6 days, I did notice that my teeth were whiter than before I started the process, and they certainly felt cleaner… but I was hoping for a much larger impact! I started the teeth whitening at around a 4/5 and I feel by the end I was maybe a 2 or a 3. I did continue to drink tea and coffee whilst using this kit which obviously didn’t help, so if you are not a big tea drinker like me, this may work much better for you!
Overall, this is a nice kit for teeth whitening if you want a gradual change. If you are like me and wanted pearly whites even though you drink your body weight in tea everyday it may not work as well as you would like! For 6 days worth of whitening, I do feel that £50 is quite expensive, however as I now have the LED light I am considering buying the top up gels to do once a week. Fingers crossed I will have celeb worthy pearly whites by the end of the year, and I will continue to blog my progress as the year goes on!
Have you used the HiSmile teeth whitening kit before, did you see a big difference? What other teeth whitening kits have you been loving?! Comment below and let me know!