Welcome to Skimm Tested, where we put products to the test and then give 'em a report card. (Check out all of our tried-and-tested faves here.)
To see if Laughland’s at-home whitening kit is really worth it — and if the formula can actually prevent tooth sensitivity when used daily. Psst...use code SKIMM25 for 25% off.
Straight A’s in…
Whitening power. We were thoroughly impressed with how well Laughland worked. We saw a significant improvement in overall tooth whiteness, especially when the kit was used for its full recommended course (once a day, every day, for six days).
Preventing tooth sensitivity. There was no reported sensitivity, even when drinking hot and cold liquids, eating, or while brushing. To find the formula that works best for you, you’ll fill out a quick survey. There are three gels available: gentle, everyday, and superior strength.
Comfort of LED mouthpiece. The LED mouthpiece (otherwise known as the curing light) you’ll receive is pliable and doesn’t feel awkward in your mouth. Our editor barely noticed it. To use, you can just plug the light directly into your phone, set a timer for up to 30 minutes, and watch TV or otherwise while the whitening formula does its job.
The fine details. Like how the gel syringes are marked. This means you’ll know exactly how much gel formula to dispense onto the mouthpiece (about ¼ of the syringe). Also, when our editor emailed customer service with a question about her subscription, they were extremely helpful and responsive.
Room for growth…
Formula taste. A very minor negative, but worth noting: Once your allotted time is up you’ll have to rinse out, and that’s when you may get hit with a not-so-pleasant taste. But if you quickly wash your mouth out, it’s really not bad.
Plays well with…
Anyone who wants a whiter smile but experiences sensitivity when they use traditional over-the-counter strips, pens, or trays.
Someone who appreciates the ease of a subscription-based model. Aka you won’t need to think about when your next refill is arriving.
Gets extra credit for…
Providing students with 90% off their whitening kit (see here).
Carrying on-the-go whitening pens as well. To use, brush your teeth, apply the formula, and leave on for 60 seconds (without closing your mouth). The pen can be used daily until it’s finished.
How we did our homework…
One Skimm HQ’r has used Laughland over the course of years. She’s raved about it, from the whitening process itself to the ease of receiving refills. She loves how her teeth look after a week of whitening, especially because she’s never experienced tooth sensitivity due to the gentle formula.
She whitens every three to four months using Laughland, and appreciates that the process takes her only 10 minutes per day (one treatment a day for six days). She’s never had an issue with the LED light and keeps everything stored in her bathroom until she’s ready for her next whitening session.
For a subscription, make a one-time payment of $19 and then $25 per refill, otherwise you can pay $100 for a one-time purchase (contains the LED light and three syringes of formula). Psst...use code SKIMM25 for 25% off.
Depending on your eating and drinking habits, you can re-whiten every two to four months.
Laughland will not work on veneers, caps, implants, bonding or bridges, but can whiten the surrounding teeth to maintain the same shade as your dental work.
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