The gel doesn’t taste bad
Easy to travel with and portable
Not complicated to use
Takes 32 minutes each day
Remote's battery can run out quickly
Results will vary per person
GLO Science GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device
We put GLO Science's GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
Surely whitening your teeth has crossed your mind a few times throughout the years as our smile is an extremely important accessory. Yet with so many teeth whitening kits, strips, gels, and more, it can be hard to decide which treatment to invest in when wanting to experience teeth whitening at home. Whether you have a special event you need to get ready for or want to increase the brightness of your smile, GLO Science has you covered with their portable GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device.
Ahead, I tested this device out for the recommended time of 10 days, only to notice a brighter, whiter smile isn’t as hard to achieve as I thought.
Best for: Teeth
Uses: To whiten and fade stains on teeth
Potential Allergens: Sodium hydroxide, sodium fluoride, peppermint
Byrdie Clean?: No
About the Brand: GLO Science patented products and devices were developed by celebrity aesthetic dentist Jonathan B. Levine and have become an industry-leading brand for oral care technologies and teeth whitening.
About My Teeth: I love red wine and coffee
I’m an avid coffee and red wine enthusiast. I won’t even try to pretend that I work hard to have white teeth. While oral health is very important to me, I am not willing to give up my coffee or wine habit for a brighter smile. My teeth are somewhere in between being yellow and bright white. I am sure they could always be a little brighter, so I welcomed the opportunity to try this product.
While I've tried a few whitening products in the past just to see how they work, I’ve never been committed to using something for 10 days straight like this specific whitening kit, so I am actually quite proud of myself for sticking to it. I have tried Crest whitening strips in the past and a few other blue-light devices and toothbrushes.
How to Apply: Consistency is key
The kit comes complete with application vials that have the whitening gel inside, so all you need to do is apply a thin layer of gel on your teeth, then plug the mouthpiece into the remote and turn it on. If your lips tend to get dry, use the lip balm treatment before each session to help keep the moisture. This is such a smart and useful element to the kit that preserves the health of your lips. The vials have enough product in them to last you one day (the full 32 minutes) and can most likely have some excess product left over for touch-ups. You will see a blue light flashing, and then you know you’re ready to insert the mouthpiece and begin whitening.
The remote comes with a small lanyard that you can drape around your neck for convenience if you’re moving around. If you’re still, you can just hold the remote if you don’t feel like wearing the device around your neck. Each whitening session lasts 8 minutes, and you need to repeat this 4 times, making it 32 minutes overall. I applied the gel, used the device for 8 minutes, would spit out any excess in the sink, re-apply the gel and insert the device again.
The Results: A brighter smile, indeed
Overall, my teeth did look whiter in the end than when I started. They aren’t bright white or shockingly noticeable, but I feel that my results were more believable and natural versus something that looks fake, which I am quite pleased with.
I’d say my teeth are about one to one-and-a-half shades lighter than they were in the beginning, and with consistent use past the 10-day mark, they will get even brighter.
The gel doesn’t taste bad compared to other gels I’ve tried, and I did not experience any sensitivity with my teeth or gums when using the kit. Results will vary though, so it’s important to be consistent with using the device and then monitoring your own progress. If you have any reservations or experience teeth sensitivity, be sure to consult with your dentist first before committing to using anything.
The Value: Worth the money
Originally valued at $348, the price of the kit is $199, and you’re getting a total of 40 teeth whitening applications (think 4 per session x 10 vials), so that roughly comes to right under $5 per application, saving you more money than what you’d spend at the dentist.
While results do vary, and dentists use stronger whitening methods, this at-home kit is an excellent value for anyone who wants to brighten their teeth on a budget and needs to see results quickly for a special event or anything else that might pop up.
Similar Products: You've got options
WhiteSmile Teeth Whitening Kit ($175): Dual-light technology helps address the color of teeth along with gum health. The WhiteSmile kit requires just 10 minutes per day for 7 to 10 days, or twice a day for a total of 20 minutes for accelerated results.
Snow At-Home Teeth Whitening All-in-One Kit ($199): This Snow kit includes 75 teeth whitening treatments total and requires you to use it for 9 minutes per day for a total of 21 to 30 days for best whitening results. Consumer reviews state that teeth looked whiter in just 3 days and the products were extremely easy to use.
IntelliWHiTE INDIGLOW Teeth Whitening Light System ($169): This IntelliWHiTE teeth whitening system uses indigo violet light versus blue light to effectively fight stains for a whiter smile.
If you’re looking for an affordable option to whiten your teeth at home or while you travel, you will absolutely love the experience and results from using GLO Science's GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device.
- Product Name GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device
- Product Brand GLO Science
- SKU 857181002046
- Price $199
- Weight 1.23 lbs.
- Color White
- Shade Range White and black
- Included A storage case that holds GLO lip treatment, GLO universal power cord and adapter, shade guide and user manual, mouthpiece, GLO Control, and hands-free lanyard, 10 teeth whitening GLO vials
- Ingredients Teeth Whitening GLO Vial Ingredients: Distilled Water, Polyethylene Glycol, Hydrogen Peroxide (6%), Potassium Nitrate, Glycerin, Edetate Disodium, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Hydroxide, Flavor. GLO LIP CARE INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Menthol, Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Ubiquinone. *Organic