I always see this in the soap aisle but have never intended to buy it that is until i read Em's review on it. You can read it HERE.
I did a little research about Kojic Acid & this is what i found out:
- Kojic Acid is a more effective alternative to hydroquinone & glycolic acid
- It's not genotoxic & non-carcinogenic - so definitely more preferable than hydroquinone
- natural extract
Did you know?
Most of the popular brands uses Kojic acid like the Lancome Skincare by Lancome Blanc Expert XWII Extra Whitening Spot Corrector & SkinCeuticals Phyto +. Kojic Acid is more effective that's why...
This is how the back carton looks like:
Now bear with me girls, i am going to show you the before & after pics of using Kojie-san.
Make sure you are not eating or anything before you take a look at this...
it might gross you out
Before you scroll down, you have to know that this is the result of Kojie-san itself.
I don't use any new skin products because i would want to know if it works. So i only use Celeteque moisturizer & that's it. Celeteque doesn't have any whitening or pimple controlling properties...it's just a plain moisturizer without any added 'benefits'. So any changes that would happen is all because of the soap.
Are you ready?
Are you sure?
There's no going back now...
Okay, here is the BEFORE photo:
As you can see i really have a bad case of acne. This is my left cheek & this is worse than my right cheek so i figured its better to take a pic of this rather than the right one.
After a week of using Kojie-san, this is my cheek now:
Ok, that just looks the same,huh?!
especially with that big red spot in the middle of the 'after' pic... (-_-")
i'll put another pic that has marks so that you can get to scrutinize it.
Before i actually made this one, i scrutinized it...zooming it in & out just to see if there is any difference. I put the 3rd pic at the bottom because those are the things that i noticed. The black circle would indicate that there is an improvement in the condition...while the green X would indicate new cases of zits popping...arrrggghhh!!!!
I think the cause of this is actually hormones....I haven't had my period since last month..& no im not pregnant...im just irregular. One big change is the color of my skin. Both pic were taken in the same room lighting...I noticed that my skin did became whiter after a few days....For people who wanted to whiten their skin, this a good product.
Ok, now with those pics, i feel like im caught naked in a crowded room...lol!
You can see everything....big pores, dark spots, red spots... *ducks head*
But anyway, if this would help people in deciding then i guess its ok.
One thing that i hate about this is that its so strong, that every time i use this it would leave my skin with a stinging sensation even after i rinsed it already... It makes me feel very uncomfortable, that i have to wait for at least 5 minutes before i can put moisturizer, because if i apply moisturizer right after, i would feel that stinging sensation again...
I don't think it was actually able to 'control oil'...for my skin is still oily.
- effective in skin whitening
- available nationwide (in Philippines)
- it stings
- can cause skin irritation
If i wanted to whiten my skin, i will buy it, but since what im after is to get rid of the dark spots...& FOR NOW i don't see any dramatic results so i don't think i'll buy this anymore. I'll just finish the bar of soaps that i have...
This is why i did an initial review...I wanted to keep track of my feedback. If i wait until i finish everything my post would be outrageously long.... So i'll make another post as soon as i finish this.
I can't even use my Olay anti-ageing moisturizer... I will use it as soon as im done with Kojie-san.
Now a little question for you,girls....
What do you think about the effect?
Do you think it made a difference at all?
Wanna know my last say on this product?
Click HERE - it's my product rerun (where i go back to review it for the last time)
I am now acne-free!
I am NOT using this soap anymore.I stopped using this soap after i made this post.
Click HERE to know how i stopped my acne