October 31, 2011

CLOSED - Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips - Results + Giveaway

It is the spontaneous experiences and special moments that make life more exciting, but nothing spoils the excitement of a last-minute invitation than a less than dazzling smile. A smile that stands out and helps make a good impression is important in every social occasion, so if you’re feeling your pearly whites just aren’t up to par, now there is a solution that requires almost no planning in a convenient application for whitening without the wait!  
Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips are the latest, ground-breaking additions to the Crest 3D White collection that promise to deliver instant quick results, making every moment a smile moment. 

Last week I posted about Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips and I showed you a "before" shot of my teeth, and now it's time to show you my results!

What makes Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips different from other whitening strips? They contain an innovative thicker ingredient layer, which provides significantly more enamel safe whitening ingredient that whitens for two hours. The advancements in the Whitestrip structure make it the best fitting Whitestrip ever, including optimized notches for a brighter, whiter smile—faster!

  • Tooth stains are removed below the tooth’s surface, for a brighter, whiter smile—faster 
  • The Whitestrips contain a thicker ingredient layer, providing significantly more enamel safe whitening ingredient which whitens in just two hours 
  • The Advanced Seal Technology, which includes optimized notches that wrap and conform to teeth for improved wear and comfort, make it the best fitting Whitestrip ever 
  • Removal of the Whitestrip is easy and clean, with no messy residue

In one box, you get four treatments that will last one year if you use one every three months. Each doses are individually wrapped in foil paper.

I thought the strips were pretty easy to apply to the teeth and I was surprised at how well they stick to the teeth! I was worried they would maybe move or slip because of the saliva but no, they absolutely didn't budge!

The strips applied on my teeth

I won't lie and say the strips are amazingly comfortable to wear during two whole hours - I could talk but it was annoying to always have something stuck on my teeth. I wonder if it's a little like wearing braces? I can't compare the level of comfort with other whitening strips as I have never used some before.

But does it really work? Here are my "before" and "after" shots:



I'm sure you know how hard it is to take two pictures in the exact same lightning. I swear I was in the same room and under the same lightning but oh well! Even in real life, I can't say I really noticed an amazing difference. Honestly, I has super high hopes with this product and I must say I'm a little disappointed. Yes I did notice a slight difference, but I was really expecting super white teeth! My teeth are still yellow even though some stains were removed. Of course, the results will vary from one person to another!

On top of that, I never suffered of any teeth sensivity before but boy, these strips hurt like hell! I was warned by Taygan and Alex, but I thought I would be OK anyway... The two hours went well, then I removed the strips around 4:00 PM but around 7:00 PM, my teeth started aching so bad! I couldn't drink anything and I woke up two times that night because of the pain. By the morning, it was almost gone but still, ouch! I have already gave away the remaining strips because there's no way I will use them again!

Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips are available for $54.99 at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide. For more information and to grab a coupon, visit www.3DWhite.com and "like" them on Facebook.

Want to try these Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips for yourself? Here's your chance!


  • This giveaway is open to USA & Canadian residents only
  • You have to follow Gaby's Beauty Blog via GFC (you don't need to have a blog)
  • Blogs made solely for giveaways will be disqualified
  • This giveaway ends on November 14 at 12:01 am.

To enter (mandatory):

  • Fill out the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post

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This giveaway is sponsored by Crest.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I am paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

*This product is NOT cruelty-free


  1. You are extremely brave to post pics of your teeth. It must have felt awkward. Great post though, I appreciate the honesty and effort. I've been wanting to give this baby a try for some time.

  2. S'ils t'ont fait mal, je ne m'imagine pas moi! :( Je crois que je vais juste continuer à utiliser un dentifrice blanchissant!

  3. i hate the taste of them but they really do work x

  4. Interesting. I will try to find same product here in Philippines! :)

  5. Ouch. Hmmm...as much as I want white teeth. I think I'll skip. The best results (for whitening) has always been from the dentist. It's expensive but it works.


  6. WOW, great and fair results!! i want to try it.. hope i can find it here in Philippines.. I heard lots of things about it!!

  7. My mom uses these and she seems to think they work, but she also uses the corresponding toothpaste and mouth wash too.
    I worry about how it will hurt tho, I have almost a 0 pain tolerance haha
    Great Post, always good to have another person's opinion.

  8. wow!! These look like they work really well!! awesome!!


    LoveFaye xoxo

  9. I'm also looking for a good whitener for my teeth and haven't found any product that works. >_<

  10. I get too much sensitivity with these but the two week ones worked for me years ago. I think they worked good on staining!

  11. Yes, it's a big difference Before and After!

  12. @JC ♔ : Brave? Why? It's no big deal to me but yeah, it was strange to take pictures of my teeth ahah!

    @JosianneL1507 : Les dentifrices blanchissants que j'ai essayé à date ne fonctionnent pas pour moi ):

    @kirstyb : Oh I totally forgot to talk about the taste in my review! But I honestly didn't really notice much of a taste, it tasted kind of plastic-y to me.

    @Girlie Blogger : But doesn't it hurt too?

    @ Mimi : Well I guess it always work better with the whole regiment, that's great that these work for your mother!

    @LoveFayexoxo @Vintage Makeup @ Supergirl : Really? Well thanks! I'm still unsure though ahah!

  13. I remember trying them when they first came out and I had the exact same problem-OUCH. COuldn't sleep because of the pain. I think they might have one for sensitive teeth like ours now.

  14. Always wanted to try these strips. I can notice the difference in the pics :) they def do work xx

  15. Hi Gaby!! You know what? I do see quite a difference in your before and after picture. Quite a bit of yellow staining is removed. I really liked how you posted before and after pictures because many reviews did not and yours is very helpful Gaby!
    Hmmm....I had no idea that this new version of the Crest White Strips were suppose to be used only one application every 3 months....and two hours at a time. It must sell well since the Crest White Strips keep coming out with newer versions! I remember trying one of their first versions years ago and it was so much more milder than this formula you tried because it required using the strips everyday, twice a day for like two weeks....and I experienced tooth sensitivity and stopped. Since then I didn't use any other whitening products and I stay far far away from teeth whitening products. I actually make an effort to not buy any toothpaste, mouthwash or floss that has a "whitening' effect because my teeth are sensitive :S That's too bad you experienced some pain with this Crest White Strips - hopefully the friend you passed the extras onto won't have the same problem because it sounds extremely uncomfortable.

  16. Wow, thank you. I would love to try these out.

  17. I am just not sold on these, great pictures though.. It would have been so hard to take those but it is so good for the review, they look whiter but I don't think the little amount they do ( me as well) that the crazy pain is worth it :( hopefully we can find something thAt works better and less painful

  18. Hi, my name is Kathy and I work for Crest. Thanks for your participation in the One2One sampling program for Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips. We are sorry to hear about that you experienced some sensitivity with the Whitestrips and wanted to let you know that–as you mentioned in your blog post–sensitivity from tooth whitening is common, varies from person to person, and can be expected when using peroxide-based tooth whiteners like Crest Whitestrips. We wanted to make sure you were aware that tooth sensitivity is a temporary side effect of any whitening treatment and does not cause any permanent damage to your teeth. We’d like to talk in detail. Would you mind giving us a ring at our toll free number 1(800) 395-8423? Thank you! Kathy