These Whitening Strips Made My Teeth Brighter in 30 Minutes

Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips review
POPSUGAR Photography | Taylor Augustin
POPSUGAR Photography | Taylor Augustin
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I'm a 2024 bride, and one of my biggest concerns is maintaining a pearly-white smile for the big day. Over the years, I've tried a ton of different teeth whitening treatments, from strips to gels and even in-office procedures, which left me in so much pain I cried myself to sleep (dramatic, I know). If you, like me, have ultra-sensitive teeth and have yet to find a solution, listen up, because I may have just struck gold.

The Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips ($40) promise a brighter smile with just one use, and when I first heard about the product, my bridal brain immediately wanted in. While I believe the phrase "beauty is pain" is sometimes valid, I'll always do everything in my power not to feel pain when it comes to my teeth. And I'll be honest — I was a little nervous going into this trial. Yes, the past customer photos show amazing progress, so I wasn't too worried about that. What I was concerned about was tooth sensitivity. However, after giving the strips a try, I can confidently say they left me with almost no discomfort — not to mention, that my teeth looked amazing.

Whether you're like me and have sensitive teeth or you simply want to know about Lumineux's Teeth Whitening Strips, continue below for my full and honest review.

About the Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips

  • They're made with sensitive teeth-safe ingredients like coconut oil, dead sea salt, and lemon peel oil.
  • One package comes with 28 strips to cover your top and bottom teeth for a total of 14 treatments.
  • Lumineux is a microbiome-safe and certified non-toxic oral-care company.
  • The strips have over 19,000 raving reviews from real customers on Amazon.
  • Users can expect their teeth to be cleaned, brightened, and whitened with each use.
Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips
POPSUGAR Photography | Taylor Augustin

What I Like About the Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips

Whitening strips I've tried in the past have left me with a pretty nasty taste in my mouth, forcing me to spit out built-up saliva every minute or so. However, with the Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips, I didn't have that problem. As I mentioned earlier, sensitivity was at the top of my mind when testing this product. I was not looking forward to days of tooth pain when drinking cold water and eating hot dishes, but luckily, I didn't have any issues. After my first treatment, I had soup for lunch and experienced almost no sensitivity. I think that's all thanks to the brand's stellar formulation and the inclusion of gentler ingredients like coconut oil, dead sea salt, and lemon peel oil.

After just one use, I truly couldn't believe how much whiter my teeth looked. Seriously, these before and after pictures are just 30 minutes apart. How wild is that?

Taylor before and after using Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips
POPSUGAR Photography | Taylor Augustin

How to Use Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips

If you've ever used other teeth whitening strips on the market, the ones from Lumineux are meant to be applied the exact same way. The brand suggests placing the top strip and bottom strip on one at a time to secure them to your teeth. If you're having trouble getting them to adhere, try wiping your teeth off with a cloth to ensure they're dry beforehand. You might want to cut them into smaller shapes if you have a smaller mouth, but they fit the contours of my teeth perfectly. I also have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, and the strip stayed in place the whole time.

According to Lumineux, you're supposed to leave the strips on for 30 minutes so I set a timer on my phone and went about my business answering emails. I honestly forgot they were even in my mouth until my alarm reminded me. That just goes to show how great these strips are — I didn't have a funky taste in my mouth, feel the strips slipping, or even notice any sensitivity. When I removed the strips, I had a lot of the gel-like product stuck to the front of my teeth so I grabbed some toilet paper, rubbed it away, then brushed my teeth. You can also probably just rinse your mouth out with water, but I wanted to make sure I got everything nice and clean.

As far as treatment frequency goes, Lumineux says you can apply the strips every day for seven days, and after that, continue with one or two times a week to keep up with maintenance.

What to Consider Before Trying the Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips

As someone with sensitive teeth myself, I can attest that this treatment should work for most people. That said, if you know you're prone to sensitivity, I'd recommend starting with a shorter treatment time and working your way up to the full 30 minutes recommended.

It's also worth noting that if you're looking for an option you can use on the go, this might not be your best bet. I say that only because of my experience with removing the strips and the fact that there was still residue leftover on my teeth that needed to be brushed off. However, if you have access to a toothbrush or even some water, go for it. And yes, I absolutely plan on using these when I get married (my fiancé tried them too, and loved them).

Where Are Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips Available?

Lumineux Teeth Whitening Strips are available on the brand's website, Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, and Target, to name a few.

Rating ★★★★★