Back in the day, my vanity was fully stocked with Crest white strips. However, since my recent rendezvous with cancer, I’m not too keen to slather chemically-infused goop onto my teeth and gums where it can soak into my body’s delicate system. Sure I coconut oil pull with the best of them, but honestly, it’s timely and a little messy. Overall, I have put brightening and whitening my teeth on the back burner despite being in the public eye and wanting a pearly white smile… until I stumbled upon Oralgen’s NuPearl .32x Pro Advanced Whitening System.
I was instantly intrigued when I saw that model, actress, and thyroid cancer survivor, Angie Everhart was an Oralgen brand ambassador. Oralgen is not only a natural and 100% food-grade vegan brand, but non-toxic as well — free from latex, parabens, sulfates, sodium fluoride, triclosan, PEG/PPG, salicylates, gluten, and artificial color. This is so important to me because these harmful ingredients are found in a *TON* of makeup products today (the beauty industry’s regulations haven’t had a facelift since 1938) and can disrupt your body’s endocrine system causing risk of hormonal imbalances and future health issues. In particular, parabens are used to prevent bacteria growth and to aid in preservation, but studies show that parabens have been found in certain forms of breast cancer — a cancer that I’m also at a higher risk due to my synovial sarcoma diagnosis. Sulfates are another toxic ingredient that can harm your body by improperly breaking down proteins and cell membranes, while leaving reside on your heart, lungs and brain. Scary right? Well, have no fear because NuPearl is clean as can be. Check it out for yourself —
Ingredient Deep Dive
Glycerin – a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources that attracts water, AKA moisture
Sodium Bicarbonate – also known as baking soda
Chondrus crispus powder – Irish moss, a species of red algae
Xylitol – Derived from the fibrous part of plants.
*Okay, so I want to be transparent here. There is some concern that extremely high doses of xylitol used for long periods of time can cause tumors. HOWEVER, please note, this is a very low dosage and you aren’t even digesting this so in my opinion, this is perfectly fine. When it comes to “sugar-free” gums that contain xylitoll, I typically steer clear.
Sorbitol – sugar alcohol found in fruits
Aqua – distilled water
Mentha Piperita – peppermint oil
Vaccinium Macrocarpon – cranberry seed oil
Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice – aloe vera
Anthemis Nobilis – chamomile
Cocamidopropyl Betaine – organic compound derived from coconut oil
*Again, transparency is key! Although this is a natural compound, many have found this particular ingredient to be irritating.
Limonene – main component in the natural oil of citrus fruit peels
The Oralgen NuPearl .32x whitening system comes with everything you need for a dentist-quality whitening and brightening treatment, in the comfort of your own home. The product pack comes with a FDA-approved thermoplastic elastomer mouthpiece (derived from mineral oil) equipped with LED light technology (little-to-no UV emission) and two non-toxic whitening gel pens that you dispense into the mouthpiece. I personally apply the non-toxic gel in the mouthpiece rather on my teeth to prevent swallowing any excess gel and then keep the mouthguard in my mouth with the light on for approximately 10-20 minutes.
Oralgen recommends using the system twice per day for 7 days, but even after ONE use I saw a significant difference in my smile. Within the past two weeks, I’ve used the product a total of 10 times and have received so many compliments about my teeth. I’m proud to give Oralgen the Boundless badge of approval!
Use code BOUNDLESS20 for $20 off for any NuPearl system.
Many thanks to this post’s sponsor, Oralgen. Kindly note, Kara’s opinions are her own and Boundless strives to support brands that align with her mission and values.