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Summary

AuraGlow teeth whitening products offer a cost-effective way to get a brighter smile without exposing your teeth to excessive amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Customer reviews indicate most users are happy with their results.

Pros

  • Cost-effective compared to other whitening brands
  • Carbamide peroxide shows clinical evidence of being effective

Cons

  • Little evidence that LED lights make a difference
  • Tray size doesn’t work for everyone
  • Not everyone noticed whitening improvements

AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit Review

By Lydia Noyes

Updated on: Jun 25, 2020

AuraGlow is a brand of teeth whitening products that combines carbamide peroxide with LED devices to purportedly give you tooth whitening results that rival going to the dentist.

The company claims you can see improvements within the first treatment, that the process is pain-free (even for people with sensitive teeth), and safe for your enamel.

IsIn this review, we’ll look closer at the company’s claims and how it compares to alternative products to help you decide if this is the right option for you.

Product Line

As with many home whitening products, AuraGlow’s whitening kit includes whitening gel, a mouth tray, and an LED light that purportedly speeds up the whitening process.

The company recommends you follow the treatment plan for at least 7–10 days before deciding if it’s working.

AuraGlow Teeth Whitening Kit: $59.99
The kit combines the brand’s whitening gel with an LED device to give you an at-home whitening treatment. It claims to rival what’s possible at the dentist for removing years of stains, especially those caused by smoking or drinking coffee and red wine.

Within this kit you will receive the following products:

  • LED device (with batteries)
  • Two 5ml 35% carbamide peroxide whitening gel syringes (enough for 20 treatments)
  • Comfort fit mouth tray and storage case

The LED device purportedly activates the whitening gel for better results that appear up to three times faster than using the gel alone. It includes a built-in 10-minute timer to help you track your whitening cycles.

For best results, perform a treatment once per day for thirty minutes a session, repeating for one to two weeks until you are happy with your results. You can whiten a few times per month after that to maintain your results.

Teeth Whitening Gel 35%: $29.99
It’s sold as a refill for the Whitening Kit, and each purchase should give you enough gel for 30 whitening treatments. (Active ingredient: 35% carbamide peroxide.)

Teeth Whitening Gel 44%: $34.99
This stronger gel goes deeper into your teeth to remove stains and boost whitening. (Active ingredient: 44% carbamide peroxide.)

Whitening Pen: $26.99
The AuraGlow Whitening Pen lets you touch up your teeth coloring within minutes anywhere. Twist to release the gel and paint it onto each tooth. Each pen includes 15+ whitening treatments.

Radiant Effects Kit: $39.99
Designed to replace the custom teeth whitening trays you get at the dentist, this kit lets you form the trays to your mouth shape by dipping them in warm water to create a perfect impression. Each tray can be used for hundreds of whitening sessions.

Teeth Whitening Light: $24.99
This standalone LED teeth whitening light will purportedly speed up your results. It’s the same light found in the Whitening Kit and can be used with the Radiant Effects Kit or the gel refill packs.

Is There Evidence for Its Effectiveness?

The active whitening ingredient in AuraGlow gels is carbamide peroxide at 35% or 44% concentration. This common substitute for hydrogen peroxide is a slower acting whitening agent that can take up to six hours to develop its bleaching results fully.

While this means that the compound tends to be less damaging for your teeth, it also means you can disrupt the whitening process if you eat or drink anything in the hours after treatment.

Research from 2012 indicates that this compound does work to brighten teeth, but a higher concentration won’t necessarily lead to more pronounced results.

This study found that at-home products of 10 or 16% concentration resulted in similar lightening effects to an in-office treatment at 37% concentration. This seems to indicate that you can save the $5 for the higher concentrated whitening kit and go for the original strength version instead.

The AuraGlow teeth whitening pen also includes hydrogen peroxide. This compound also has proven whitening benefits, but too high of concentrations can lead to enamel damage and tooth sensitivity. It’s best to use products that contain it sparingly if you’re concerned about the long-term health of your teeth.

You can expect both forms of peroxide to whiten your teeth when used at appropriate concentrations.

“A product with 30% carbamide peroxide is equivalent to 10% hydrogen peroxide. Both substances can give you great effects,” shares Dr. Mike Golpa, dentist and CEO of the G4byGolpa dental implant centers.

Safety

AuraGlow claims that its whitening products are safe for all users when used as directed. They aren’t recommended for users under 13, those with braces, or for women who are pregnant or nursing.

While AuraGlow products are technically safe for use on caps and veneers, they likely won’t work to whiten them. You might want to talk with your dentist before trying whitening products if you have them to ensure that you won’t develop a variety of colors in your mouth after treatment.

If you do experience some tooth sensitivity from using AuraGlow, the company recommends waiting 24 hours before trying again and using less whitening gel when you do so.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

On Amazon, the AuraGlow Teeth Whitening system averages 4.4 stars after close to 14,000 reviews. That’s a lot of opinions; here are the key takeaways.

Common Compliments:

  • Great for sensitive teeth/ doesn’t cause tooth sensitivity
  • Led to noticeable results within a few days of use
  • Comparable results to in-office treatments
  • Good value for the price
  • Easy to use

Common Complaints:

  • Some shared the device broke after only a few sessions
  • Some thought it led to greater mouth sensitivity over time
  • Tray doesn’t fit everyone’s mouth size
  • Whitening effects didn’t last long

Popular Alternatives to AuraGlow

There are several home-based whitening kits worth considering besides AuraGlow. Two other popular options include Snow Teeth Whitening and HiSmile.

AuraGlow Snow Teeth Whitening HiSmile
Price for Whitening Kit $59.99 $149 $59.99
Products Included
  • LED device (with batteries)
  • Two 5ml 35% carbamide peroxide whitening gel syringes (enough for 20 treatments)
  • Comfort fit mouth tray and storage case
  • LED mouthpiece (battery operated or plug-in)
  • Three original strength and one extra strength serum wands (enough for 75 treatments)
  • Teeth whitening progress tracker
  • Mouth Tray
  • LED Light
  • Three gel packs (enough for six treatments)
Is Subscription Available? Yes, save 25% on gel refills Yes, save 15% on serum refills Yes, save 15% on gel refills
Active Ingredients Carbamide peroxide (35% and 44%) Hydrogen peroxide (6%–18%) Phthalimidoperoxycaproic acid (PAP), Hydroxyapatite, Potassium Nitrate
Reviews 4.4, 13,700 reviews (Amazon) 3.0, 22 reviews (HighYa) 3.7, 155 reviews (HighYa)

Each of these whitening products relies on different active ingredients. Snow emphasizes hydrogen peroxide, which is the traditional choice for whitening products and most likely what you’ll encounter if you get an in-office treatment at the dentist.

However, it also carries the highest risk for permanent teeth damage and is consequently not the best choice for home treatments if you aren’t sure how your teeth could react.

AuraGlow’s carbamide peroxide and HiSmile’s PAP are also considered effective, and they carry a lower risk of sensitivity and enamel damage.

The price per whitening treatment is:

  • AuraGlow: $3 per treatment
  • Snow Original: $2 per treatment
  • Snow Wireless: $4 per treatment
  • HiSmile: $10 per treatment

Choosing between the three will likely come down to your ingredient and subscription preferences.

If you want to whiten your teeth for the long term, then investing in a Snow Kit is a better deal for the long run. But, if you’re new to whitening and don’t want to spend on an expensive system you won’t use long-term, then AuraGlow will be a better buy overall.

Return Policy

All AuraGlow products purchased come with a 30-day guarantee. If you aren’t happy with your purchase for any reason within that timeframe, you can request a full refund. You might be asked to send your purchase back to the company, and all shipping costs are non-refundable.

A one-year limited warranty also covers these products. This means that you can request a refund or replacement for any purchase that arrives damaged or becomes defective over the course of normal wear.

The Bottom Line

The AuraGlow teeth whitening system offers a viable option for those who want a brighter smile at home. This system earns excellent reviews from customers, is cost-effective per treatment, and has less risk of enamel problems compared to products with hydrogen peroxide.

If you’re looking to whiten your teeth at home, this brand is one of our top recommendations.

However, it’s best to speak with your dentist before undergoing any teeth whitening treatment. It’s easy to overuse over the counter products like AuraGlow, and you might cause permanent damage to your teeth.

Ask your dentist if your teeth seem strong enough for treatment, whether there is an active ingredient she recommends for you, and whether an in-office treatment might be the better way to achieve your desired results.

Customer Reviews

4.6 Stars out of 19 Reviews
5 Star:73% 4 Star:21% 3 Star:0% 2 Star:0% 1 Star:5%
95% Recommend This Brand
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Posted on Nov 26, 2021

Visible results at a reasonable price

By Leisha P., Palm Harbor, FL, Verified Reviewer

Great value, easy to use, visible results teeth whitener. Doesn’t make my teeth sensitive. Great product to use at home while multitasking. My current dentist even noticed my teeth looked whiter at my last visit. My dad was a dentist so I’m very particular about my teeth and products and I’m very happy with the AuraGlow product. It’s not a mess to use and is easy to clean. I use it while doing other things around the house or while on my computer.

Also, the customer service department is fantastic! Any questions or concerns are addressed immediately, professionally, and resolved to satisfy the customer. I had a concern and customer service rep, Dale, got the job done. Even though correspondence was via email I know it was done with a smile.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Visible results

Not ridiculously priced

Easy to use on my own time

Can order replacement whitening gel

Product isn’t messy

Excellent customer service

My husband laughs at me with the ultra violet mouth piece on

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

Amazing customer service!

By Nathalie S., Calgary, Canada, Verified Reviewer

I reached out to AuraGlow after I found out a couple of my products were unusable due to how I had stored them. I didn’t expect much at all but the agent I was in touch with, Dale, was amazing! He offered to send me replacement gel, and even though I reside in Canada, he was able to accommodate my reorder! It was a great interaction and I certainly was not expecting that level of service. Thanks again!

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Customer service

Product

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

AuraGlow Whitening Pen

By Becca A. , Murfreesboro, TN

I got the whitening pen when I was going to be going on a trip and needed a quick fix to be photo-ready. The pen was super easy to use and I had great results. My only wish is that it would have been a little longer lasting. Although I drink coffee every morning, which would also have something to do with it. When I contacted customer service to change my subscription, I got a speedy response and Dale was super helpful. I would definitely suggest this product and overall experience!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Great customer service

Quick shipping

Quick-fix whitening

Not super long-lasting

Posted on Oct 2, 2021

Excellent product and great customer service

By Janet H. , Kansas

This product used monthly showed immediate results that were sustainable without revealing my love of tea and caffeinated beverages. Whitening and product use, including arriving with batteries, are magnificent. Multiple comments regarding photos and in-person are complimentary and I have highly recommended this product to achieve and maintain results. Customer service is exemplary with prompt communication and minimal user effort.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Ease of use

Excellent, virtually immediate results

Unparalleled customer service

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Oct 2, 2021

AuraGlow

By Lisa D., Scottsdale, AZ, Verified Reviewer

I have been using this product for about a week and I am starting to see results. I am 63 years old, drink coffee, smoke cigarettes, and drink lots of red fruit juice. It is going to take some time for my teeth to whiten.

Customer Service is fabulous!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Ease of use

No sensitivity

Only takes 30 minutes

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

Received defective product and was refused refund

By Jack S., Santa Monica, CA, Verified Reviewer

I received a product that had the consistency of water, not gel, which makes it impossible to use with trays. It was moving inside the syringes like water. It did not give me any sensation when it touched my gums, even after a while. It was obviously a defective product but Dale of AuraGlow refused to give me a refund.

They don't have basic honesty and decency! Outrageous!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Lack of honesty and decency

Posted on Aug 24, 2021

Whitening

By Don S., Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Verified Reviewer

The AuraGlow is a great product. I’ve only used it a couple of times and already can tell a difference in my teeth. Easy to use and reasonably priced! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to brighten up that smile.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Easy to use

Reasonably priced

Woks great

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Aug 19, 2021

AuraGlow is a nice alternative to in-office bleaching

By Claudia R., Richmond, VA, Verified Reviewer

If you don’t have the money to get the fancy teeth bleaching at your dentist, try AuraGlow. Convenient and economical. Flexible plastic is pretty comfy in the mouth. I had no gum sensitivity from the bleach. Doesn’t seem to bleach much more after the first treatment but I’m still pleased with the results.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Doesn’t cause gum sensitivity

Works quickly

Price

Doesn’t seem to work as well as in-office bleaching

Posted on Aug 17, 2021

Great customer service

By Carol J., Las Vegas, NV, Verified Reviewer

I recently ordered AuraGlow's deluxe whitening kit from Amazon, however, the tray that had the light was malfunctioning. The light would not stay on no matter what I did with the batter and even if I pressed the button down very hard. I contacted their customer service only to ask ways on fixing the issue, but they went ahead and sent me a brand new replacement instead. I was really impressed with the generosity and thankful that they did not give me the run-around

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Doesn't hurt my sensitive teeth

Easy to use

Doesn't leave the slimy gel like whitening strips

The tray is very sensitive and can beep even when I don't touch it

Posted on Aug 17, 2021

Great!

By Sam S., Georgia, Verified Reviewer

Everyone at AuraGlow Support was really nice when I needed help or more information, and I would definitely recommend this product!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Convenience

Price

Helpful

Price

Application

Posted on Aug 17, 2021

This product works well and fast

By Shellie M., Hemet, CA, Verified Reviewer

When my teeth don't look their best I use this product and in a few days my teeth look great! The product is not that expensive and is easy to use.

Length of Use: 1–2 years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Works fast

Easy to use

Good value

Sometimes it makes the gums sensitive

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