Monday, 23 March 2015

FOREO ISSA mini toothbrush

FOREO ISSA mini toothbrush £89
A while back, just when my blog first started, I mentioned that I got this product as a gift for Christmas/Graduation from Aunty Jane. I know a toothbrush is completely a random present to receive but an electric toothbrush was something that I had cheekily asked for. I wasn't expecting to receive this and was so excited when I unwrapped the present, especially after hearing Essie Button rave about it in one of her videos. I was totally intrigued by it from the moment I knew it existed.

This ISSA toothbrush is a silicone electric toothbrush with silicone bristles. It's biggest selling point is probably how gentle it is, which prevents bleeding gums.

So what are my thought on this? Well as much as I wanted to love it, I'm going to have to be honest here and say that I was underwhelmed by it. I know that it is supposed to be gentle but I felt like it was a bit TOO gentle. It did an amazing job at massaging my gums and teeth, but unfortunately it did not do a great job at cleaning my teeth, which is the sole purpose of a toothbrush. I think this might be because the bristles are just too big for me, it doesn't get in to the grooves and gaps between my teeth. I can't use a toothbrush on a daily basis that doesn't clean my teeth... think of all the decay! I do still use this as a tooth-massager rather than a toothbrush. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking to invest in a new toothbrush as it is on the pricey side, and it does not deliver great results as a toothbrush. It's a great (dare I say) novelty product, maybe more suitable for kids (providing they floss properly) because of how gentle it is.

I'm so sorry, FOREO and Aunty Jane, I just cannot risk decay. For now, I will stick to my budget oral-b electric toothbrush until I can afford a more luxurious one.

What are your thoughts of this toothbrush?