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December 21, 2015

The 20-Minute Secret to My Megawatt Smile

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I grew up brushing and flossing like my life depended on it. I’ve had braces—twice. I still get competitive about not having cavities. And I totally have a thing about teeth needing to be white. I guess that’s what happens when your mother is a dental hygienist? But seriously. Teeth are everything, and keeping them white and bright is on my beauty checklist, right next to gel manis and massages. Over the years, fast-acting, super-effective formulas have gotten blessedly more accessible and affordable. The new Platinum Whitening Kit from CVS Health is really something else. Formulated with 25 percent carbamide peroxide, a professional-strength whitening agent, and Potassium Nitrate to minimize tooth sensitivity, one treatment can remove years of stains in just 20 minutes.

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The tray comes prefilled so you just pop it in and go about your business. Beauty multitasking at its best! The kit comes with a separate syringe for two bonus whitening treatments—all for under $30. I don’t have to tell you that a visit to the dentist’s office or investing in custom trays can cost 10 times that much.

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With Christmas celebrations right around the corner (red lipstick + pearly whites are the best holiday accessories!) and CVS Beauty Club members eligible for $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products, now is the time to pencil in your own whitening session. I usually whiten while I work but plan to pop in my tray while wrapping prezzies and watching Love Actually!

The CVS Health Platinum Whitening Kit is available at CVS/pharmacy stores and CVS.com

 

 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    ABOUT ELIZABETH
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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