SoleilGLO is an advanced teeth whitening system the company claims can deliver professionally brighter teeth in only 14 days, all in the comfort of your home—and without having to pay hundreds, or thousands, at your dentist.
Specifically, the manufacturer promises that SoleilGLO will help whiten your teeth up to seven shades “in just minutes each day.” How? Via easy-to-use gel and tray applications that help break up plaque and deliver healthier, brighter teeth.
When it comes down to it, though, is SoleilGLO as effective as a professional visit to your dentist? Is it even as effective as whitening strips you might purchase locally? Will it truly deliver “amazing results that last”?
That’s exactly what we’re here to help you decide. To start, let’s look at how SoleilGLO does its job.
How Does SoleilGLO Work?
Most of the other at-home whitening systems we’ve reviewed (more about this shortly) here at HighYa use carbamide peroxide to whiten teeth since it oxidizes once exposed to air. As it does this, it lifts away small particles of the stain, leaving you with a brighter smile.
- Extreme Whitening Gel – According to this company, this will deliver “acute whitening results in record time” using the “most powerful teeth whitening gel available.”
- Teeth Tray – You’ll apply the Whitening Gel to these two soft, flexible duplex trays to “ensure the best contact.”
- UV Accelerator – This device promises to use “light technology” to provide deeper, more penetrating, and longer-lasting whitening results.
Carbamide Peroxide vs. Sodium Chlorite
Sodium chlorite (a form of chlorine), also known as sodium hypochlorite, is often used in industrial applications to bleach textiles and paper, disinfect water, and wash foods like vegetables and poultry. In these concentrations, it’s typically very acidic and not conducive for teeth whitening.
When diluted a great deal and combined with zinc chloride, though, sodium chlorite is frequently used to bleach teeth and deliver whiter results in over-the-counter mouthwash, toothpaste, mouth spray, and even some contact lens cleaning solutions.
Compared to carbamide peroxide, sodium chlorite does this by removing the chromophores in the stain, which is the part of the molecule that gives it its color.
In other words, carbamide-based whitening kits work by actually lifting the stain away, while sodium chlorite-based formulations simply change (or more accurately, remove) the stain’s color.
SoleilGLO’s Other Ingredients
Based on what we’re told on the system’s website, it appears sodium chlorite is the only active ingredient contained in SoleilGLO.
EDTA is a chemical often used intravenously to hold on to “minerals and metals such as chromium, iron, lead, mercury, copper, aluminum, nickel, zinc, calcium, cobalt, manganese, and magnesium.” In other words, it binds to these substances and prevents them from having any effect on the body.
Given the potential side effects (more next) of sodium chlorite, we’d imagine this is EDTA’s primary function in SoleilGLO.
Finally, glycerin is typically used as a moisturizer and to prevent skin irritation, while cellulose gum is a thickening agent.
Given the fact that you’re putting what amounts to chlorine on your teeth, will you have to worry about any side effects with SoleilGLO?
Will You Experience Any Side Effects Using SoleilGLO?
As you might imagine, putting chlorine on your teeth could cause some pretty nasty side effects (the least of which is tooth and gum sensitivity), although only in higher concentrations.
To this extent, there’s no mention of exactly what sodium chlorite concentration you’ll find in SoleilGLO. We emailed the manufacturer for more info, and we’ll be sure to update this review as soon as a response is received.
With this said, the most common side effect noted with peroxide-based solutions is teeth and gum sensitivity, although based on SoleilGLO’s chlorine-based solution, you might experience the same. Again, we’ll have to wait until we hear back from the company.
How Much Does SoleilGLO Cost?
How much you pay for your SoleilGLO teeth whitening kit seems to largely depend on where it’s purchased.
For example, on the company’s international website, you’ll pay AU$32.95 (about $25 at the time of our research), although the company notes that “an international fee of up to 15% may apply.” For this price, you’ll receive:
- 3 ct - 3ml Peroxide Free Whitening Gel
- 2 ct - Moldable Mouth Trays
- 1 ct - Mouth Tray Box
- 1 ct - Mini LED Light
- 1 ct - Shade Guides
- 1 ct - User’s Manual
On the other hand, on the company’s BellaVei website (more about this next), you’ll pay a retail price of $129.95, or a Premier Member ($9.95 per year) price of $77.97.
According to one SoleilGLO website, standard shipping “usually takes 14-21 working days,” so keep this in mind if you’re in a rush to receive your kit.
All SoleilGLO orders come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H, and according to the company’s Terms, you “may be subject to a restocking fee.”
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer support at (877) 608-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: It appears SoleilGLO’s return address is in the UK (it’s in Singapore if you order from Australia), so keep in mind that it might cost you a pretty penny in return shipping if you’re dissatisfied.
Nonetheless, are customers around the world really “raving about the benefits that come from the SoleilGLO Advanced Teeth Whitening System”?
Are Customer Reviews Raving About SoleilGLO’s Whitening Power?
We didn’t encounter any legitimate customer feedback for SoleilGLO at the time of our research, although it’s manufactured by BellaVei, who also produces a line of beauty and anti-aging products, including Nuviante.
Not a whole lot of information was available elsewhere online about the company, although they had an F Better Business Bureau rating based on three closed complaints (as of 10/24/16). Unfortunately, no details were available.
While we don’t know a whole lot about the company behind SoleilGLO, we do know a lot of its competition, which is what we’ll discuss next.
Are There Other Peroxide-Free Whitening Systems Like SoleilGLO?
In short, yes, which you can quickly see for yourself by typing the phrase “peroxide-free whitening” into your nearest search engine. This includes pens, strips, toothpaste, and even tray-based gels like SoleilGLO’s system.
Now, not all of these will work the same way as SoleilGLO’s sodium chlorite bleaching solution, as most will use abrasives (such as small pieces of diamond in Diamond White) to scrub away surface stains.
Whether we’re talking about whitening kits that use peroxide or some other formulation, the fact of the matter is that many options come in meaningfully less expensive than SoleilGLO. You’ll even be able to find some for as low as $50, which is nearly 1/3 the cost of SoleilGLO.
And if you’re open to using a peroxide, you’ll find some tray-based kits for as little as $30, many of which can be found locally, potentially saving you a decent chunk of change in S&H charges.
Bottom Line: Will SoleilGLO Whiten As Well As a Dentist's Treatment?
In general, peroxide-based whitening kits are most common, as the 20% to 35% carbamide peroxide contained in their solutions has repeatedly been shown to deliver solid whitening results for the money.
In fact, hydrogen peroxide solutions (albeit at much higher concentrations) are what’s typically used by dentists, which can deliver more powerful whitening results in less time than something performed at home. This is why your dentist will take great care to avoid getting any of the solution on your gums.
Given this, if you’re expecting SoleilGLO to perform as well—or as quickly—as a whitening procedure at your dentist’s office, you might end up disappointed.
Another concern is that peroxide can reach under the surface of enamel and lift away deeper stains, while it’s unclear if the sodium chlorite found in SoleilGLO can do the same.
Will SoleilGLO’s UV Accelerator provided any added benefits? While these lights might be used in professional settings to speed drying time, according to authority websites, there’s little clinical evidence showing that they’ll provide meaningfully better whitening results.
And since at-home lights, like the one included in SoleilGLO, are far less powerful than in-office models, it seems even less likely that it’ll boost your whitening.
In the end, if you’re looking at a whitening system like SoleilGLO, you probably experienced teeth sensitivity in the past. However, until we know exactly what concentration of sodium chlorite it contains, there’s no way to know if SoleilGLO can help you avoid the same.
However, we can tell you that, at roughly $130, SoleilGLO is one of the most expensive teeth whitening systems we’ve reviewed to date. And based on its ingredients formulation, it remains unclear whether or not it’ll deliver more value for the money.
Did you whiten your teeth with a SoleilGLO system? Did it produce results? Did it cause any teeth sensitivity? Tell us all about it by writing a review!