Activated charcoal is used in many ways in the beauty industry, as it is a purifying agent that works to absorb toxins. So, can it also be used as a whitening ingredient for toothpaste?
Experts say yes, as charcoal absorbs tannins, the compounds that are found in red wine, tea and coffee and typically stain our teeth. It also kills off bacteria found in the mouth that causes bad breath.
If you don’t mind your teeth turning a murky black before they whiten up, here are ten of the best activated charcoal toothpastes:
Many charcoal toothpastes are abrasive on the teeth, this one is gentle but still works to whiten and absorb odours. Comes with a minty taste which is a pleasant change as others do not have a flavour.
This is a triple action charcoal toothpaste that uses herbal ingredients alongside activated charcoal to kill bacteria, stop odours and whiten teeth. A cruelty-free product that uses eco-friendly ingredients.
Fluoride-free and non-GMO, this charcoal toothpaste uses activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay which combined polish, kill bacteria and deep-clean your teeth and gums. There are three different flavours to choose from – Peppermint, Wintergreen, and Cinnamon Clove.
Tested and proven to whiten teeth, this charcoal toothpaste is effective at removing stains such as tea, coffee, red wine and cigarettes. It is a powder that you dab onto your toothbrush and wet slightly.
This is the above product but in a toothpaste, rather than a powder. Contains all the same ingredients and removes coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains to naturally whiten your teeth.
This charcoal toothpaste uses bamboo charcoal to kill bacteria in the mouth and whiten teeth. Contains no synthetic additives or ingredients.
Hydrated Silica is added to activated charcoal to whiten teeth without being abrasive. The charcoal removes everyday stains, eliminates bacteria and prevents tartar build up.
Black Magic only use natural, organic ingredients in their activated charcoal toothpaste. They carefully combine the best ingredients and formulate them in a gel for ease of use.
A gentle charcoal toothpaste that removes stains from coffee, wine, and tea to reveal whiter teeth over time. This is a good product for those with sensitive teeth.