Drew Barrymore Has a Secret for Whitening Tea-Stained Teeth 


Red wine, coffee, and iced tea. Some of the best things in life… stain your teeth? It’s a problem any latte or Earl Grey lover has to deal with on a regular basis, but Drew Barrymore might have uncovered a secret to whitening your teeth quickly and at a very low cost. 

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Always there for us when we’re in a product pinch, the actress and beauty entrepreneur took to Instagram to share that she finally found an answer for whitening her sensitive teeth on the go. She is, after all, a purveyor of commuter beauty. 

So when the tea takes a toll, she reaches for Colgate Optic White Whitening Pen ($13; target.com).


"I drink ice tea all day long," she wrote in her caption. "It's my life. But, there is a reason the call it 'tea stained' because it does. Then my teeth are super sensitive, so most brighteners and bleaches are out of the question! Not to mention, who has time to go sit in chairs and have your teeth whitened? So I found this because my friend swore by it, and I'm telling you! I love it. It really works and I feel so much better about my teeth. Especially when you wear certain lipstick colors (reds etc) that can really bring out the truth of your teeth. So, grab this and do it at home. Worked for me!" 

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It comes in a package with the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush, and fits inside the base of the brush for easy transportation. After you brush, you apply the gel to your teeth and that's it, no rinsing required. The brand even claims you'll see results in about two days. 

You can double up the effect with this lip gloss, which actually makes your teeth look whiter. 


[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Drew Barrymore and never have I ever. [MUSIC] No, I [MUSIC] Not only have I found both of my daughters playing in my makeup every single day of my life but I now have to paint the walls in the hallway because They decided to ride their trolley cart through the apartment while getting one of this color proof squishy lip tubes and painting the entire walls with that and themselves, and the trolley cart and revealed it to me like, ta da. [MUSIC] I just get really like sad when I have a break up and I just dive in to a bowl of Deluxe Macaroni on Cheese. It so preserved, you don't need the milk or butter its all been tend for you. You like squeeze it out and you hear that Sort of life affirming rock bottom, down, of like, I've hit bottom. I haven't cut my daughter's hair, but my daughter, Olive, cut her own hair with a craft scissors the other day. And they have self like the sound of music Maria hair cut that Julia Andrews sports. [MUSIC] And I am not kidding she has never looked more beautiful. I am calling her all of a kind. I think she has a whole budding career in the hair business. [MUSIC] I don't know if it's because I've tried so many different looks in my life, but it never works. Like, I am sporting a 1920s black [UNKNOWN] bob with Corey Feldman's glasses in Stand By Me, and it just didn't take any time for you to be like, hi. So, wigs and glasses just have never worked for me. [MUSIC] You know what I love about makeup is that I've never regretted any makeup I've ever worn. I've worn dresses where I'm like, yeah, that made my boobs look So saggy like bad, bad, bad. Lesson learned, weirdly I wanna make up out of my temples on my 10th birthday. And I still think it looks good. Thank you for watching. I'm Drew Barrymore for InStyle and the one thing I never say is never. [MUSIC]
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