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Monday, August 10, 2009

Kojie-san Kojic Acid Skin Lightening Soap review

I said before that i have a bad case of acne...& i am running out of options already. In comes Kojie-san Skin Lightening Soap made from Kojic Acid...after more than a week of testing (2 weeks-i started out July 26) , i decided to make an initial review first before i continue using this...

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
So mainly, if your concern is hyper pigmentation, then Kojic Acid would be the answer for you...

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?
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Are you sure?

There's no going back now...
XD

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... (-_-")

But wait...
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.

Pros:
  • cheap
  • effective in skin whitening
  • available nationwide (in Philippines)
Cons:
  • it stings
  • can cause skin irritation
So after all those hullabaloo...Will i buy it again?
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?

Jaa ne~!

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)


ps:
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

158 comments:

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Aww! Actually my skin looks pretty the same without any make-up 'n stuff and also my right face side looks more smoothly and healthier than left side. Totally don't know why it is.

Also on your skin seems only like an extra redness, which needs in drying. Hope the soap will works good for you!

And I started using Celeteque skin care steps nd I can say, that I start to loveee moisturizer and toner. It's two amazing products!!! Thanq Thiamere! Wait for my surprise to you on next month! Please, don't tell me I do not need too. I don't need but I want to do it!
Sooo..
Have a great day :)

Askmewhats said...

kudos to you for posting this and I am NOT grossed out but I appreciate what you did.

Maybe, you needed more time for it to get healed more? I can't wait for your follow up review :)

ellainedale said...

hi!! ive been using the same
soap for quite awhile.
and ur right this soap is really
good for whitening. but it also breaks out
once in a while.but still i use this to even out my dark spots.
i really love ur blog!!and i commend u for doing a thorough review on products..keep ur posts coming girl! i always read them!!

Jbreezybaby said...

Great review thiamere!!! I did see some diffrence but you really have to look hard on it. Its ok hun, my skin aint perfect at all either. This is one of my biggest concerns too....hyperpigmentation. I get those deep,red,swollen painful acnes more than white/pus-y acnes. I don't mind the white ones cuz they heal faster.. and they don't leave scars that much than those red bumpy ones. I hate those! Manju recommended me this product called BIO-OIL. it suppose to get rid of scars, stretch marks and even hyperpigmentation I believe. She did a review on it you can go check her blog. Maybe you are washing your face too much too hun...I realized when I wash my face too much... I get more oily therefore I get more acnes. Just saying... whooops this is getting long. let me know what you think! xoxo

rhaindropz said...

dear, i also used them before... i just only hate the smell.. (mandarin orange smell)

thanks for sharing =)

Elsa said...

hei... try using the TFS spot corrector, effective xa.. puputi din agad ung mga pimple marks. I also give this advice to my office mate na mas grabe pa ung acne case sau ganda ng effect dear... try mo lang, affordable din naman ung price eh! hope it would work on you!

Khymm said...

try BB Cream sis! My skin 2 years ago kinda looks the same, but my scars are darker than yours! you can check my review!
i tried Kojie san before out of curiousity, thats when my zits started coming out.. tsk..tsk..

Noelle V. Dotillos said...

Thank you for the post! That is such a great review. :) Kudos to you! And as for the acne, the erratic cycle might be the culprit. Give it time, maybe? Take care!

herroyalbleakness said...
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herroyalbleakness said...

my zits are caused by my irregular period, and the marks they leave are so ugly!

ive tried kojie too sis, i used to like it coz it dries up my oily face. kaso when i switched to clinique, i realized how terrible ive been to my face! it's really best to retain moisture on the face since you get extra oily if you dry it up always.

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@anastacia
i also hope this soap can help dry out the redness of my zits
im glad its working out for you,hun!
^_^

@nikki
thank you so much!
it makes me feel so warm when you said that you appreciated my post
*sniff*
*hugs*
i will make a follow up review as soon as im done with my 2 bars

@ellaine
that's the first thing that i noticed...that it did whiten my skin
thanks,girl!
^_^

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@jbreeezybaby
thanks sweetie
i'll keep that in mind..maybe its can also be the cause of my zits...
i feel like im a teenager who is suffering from acne..next thing i knew jessica simpson would knock on my door advertising proactiv..lol

i don't think i've heard of bio-oil, but ill try to make a research

@rhain
yep..it reminded me of YSA soap

@elsa
thanks for the recommendation,girl!
i'll keep that in mind..
its been months since i last visited the face shop!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@khymm
i believe i will,sis!
im actually already looking for some BB creamas e...kaya lang sa sobrang dami i don't know where to start..i have tried the Hanskin Caviar...& would want to try another..any recommendation?

@noelle
thanks for the compliment,hun!
it makes me feel loved
i will..ill post another review after i finish this one

@her royal bleakness
i wanted to try that Clinique mositurizer, actually i am already thinking of buying that as soon as im done with Olay..
though i think it would take some time pa

hormones can ruin a girl din
T_T

Sherry said...

sis my acne is bad just like yours. :(

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ sherry
i hope you'll be able to find a cure for it
im also still on the lookout for what will work for me

GirLWithGLasses said...

hi ms. thiamere :)

thank you very much for posting this. you really know how to review products in your own honest way...

i noticed that your skin became lighter. parang na stretch yung skin mo.

maybe this problem is hormonal thiamere. have you tried birth control pills? some brands really helped clearing the skin. pero you mentioned you are irregular baka hindi pwede sayo ang ganon.

do not worry... the spots will definitely vanish, if not tomorrow, sooner...

i love you now ok... :)

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@jing
awwww...
you're always so sweet
thanks for the compliment,mare!

ayoko mgbirth control pills..kc gus2 ko n nga mgkababy e...kaya lang ayaw tlg...

sana nga mawala na yung acne ko...
nkakaconscious kasi e

yab yu too,girl!
*hugs*

Pop Champagne said...

wow great review! Yeah I agree that it's the hormones, missing periods etc do change skin. I notice that I get a lot more pimples during my time of the month...

ilee said...

thanks for that in-depth review.. it was very helpful specially to people who wants to lighten their skin...yeah don't worry, in time spots and zits will eventually go away.

stay pretty! =)

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ pop
thanks,hun
i get motivated making reviews like this when girls appreciate it
i hope so..

hormones can definitely destroy a girl's confidence
(-_-")

@ ilee
thanks,girl
i hope so too
*hugs*

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

hey girl, im using this now and it makes me itchy. i had a few bumps on my stomach afte teo days of using it. The itch went away though.

my friend was telling me about Pond's powder that made her skin clear up. Im gonna ask her what it is.

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ becky
awww...really?
hmmmm
good for your friend is she found something that works for her!

mszcheysser said...

Thanks for sharing - you look like the cartoon on the product! Super cute (:

Yeah, I hate acne. I used to have about a million of them, residing on my chins, and the sides of my face - but they all went away. Yay!

I guess the factors that I know that affects me and my boyfriend is:

01. Try to avoid having your hair too near, your face.
02. Avoid touching your face with your hands.
03. Avoid Smoke/Smoking.

Haha, thats what got me! :( I think? Or just the hormones, especially with my period! Yikes. Have you asked any Dermatologist for any recommendation?

xoladiihoneyxo said...

I see that it does minor changes. I guess it's good, why don't you use clean and clear pimple acne on the spot or something like that? I guess it works for you... a bit but in my opinion, I wouldn't buy it because it stings your face -____-

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@mszcheysser
its great to know that your acne is gone..
i really feel like a teenager who suffers from acne...im a late bloomer
(>_<)
thanks for tips,hun!

@linda
yeah..im thinking of ditching it already but since i still have one bar left then i might as well use it.
i tried clean & clear but it also stings
:(

twinsouls888 said...

Hi girl, so sad it didn't work for you. I hope you will find a regimen that will work for you ^_^. By the way, I have a friend who had a very bad case of acne & went to a derma. Her derma suggested glycolic peeling to uproot the deep seated dirt, blackheads & whiteheads then use the Obagi facial regimen at ok na skin nya ngaun ^_^.

I hope you will find the solution to your dilemma ^_^

Khymm said...

happy naman ako sa skinfood mushroom sis! pero i wanna try Missha because of its coverage. sad to say, madami ring nagkabreak out using this.. good luck sa search mo! =)

neurochiq said...

hey girl, thanks for the review. I'm actually using Kojic Acid soap too, but a natural, non-commercial one, and it made wonders on my skin. I recommended it to my friends & very positive tlga. I dunno how you can compare it with Kojie-San brand, but maybe, 2 weeks isn't enough, give more time for your skin to heal =)

Try water therapy too, flushes away toxins, esp. on our skin =) Hope we both get beautiful skin soon enough! Take care darling!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ Ems
obagi..
pg naririnig ko c dr belo agad ng pumapasok sa utak ko..at ang nririnig ko agad ung kalansing ng barya
hehehe
sana umipekto itong kojic..
last resort ko na lang un
hehe

@khymm
im now buying some samples of bb creams hope that i'll be able to see what its me sometime soon

@ neurochiq
im not sure..but then its just 2 weeks..
maybe i still need to wait for a couple more days
sana ok xa pg ngtagal

Jackie said...

hello thiamere. it's too bad you're not happy with kojie-san. i think effective siya magpaputi. kaso nakaka-dry so dapat mag-dry out din ang pimples.

yung bad acne usually hormonal talaga ang ganu'n. kung hindi ka against it, pwede makatulong yung OCP.

tapos kung worse yung acne on one side of your face, baka dun ka sa side na yun nakahiga kapag natutulog. baka yung detergent ng pillowcases and sheets.

good luck! ^^

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ jackie
yeah
yun talaga ang una kong nanotice..
pumuti ako kht na hnd ko trip ang mgpaputi..

yun nga e..kung kelan ako tumanda saka ako ngkaganito
T_T

uu nga e..i try to change my pillowcase everyday e..nggalit na nga nanay ko..hnd dw kc ko ang naglalaba..hehe
XD

Anonymous said...

hi..i appreciate your review on this product.i am also suffering from pimples,it's really depressing..before,i was using benzac ac wash and gel.it was effective but my problem was,it darkens my face. maybe bec.of the benzoyl peroxide ingrd.so i switched to kojie san acid soap and afgf.i am using it for 2 wks but i still have to observe if it can cure my pimples

natasha.blair@yahoo.com.ph

Anonymous said...

hi there! i was wondering where did you get your kojie san soap ?^^ and how much? hope oyu can help me ^^ tia.cee@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

dear, try the local obagi set. it's being sold in multiply for around 800 pesos (more or less). I also had a bad case of acne but this helped me clear up. for the nasty cystic breakouts, i use the eskinol (antiacne) + dalacin-c (just open the capsule and put the powder into the toner. a big bottle should need 2-3 capsules.) and also, when i have breakouts, i use the eskinol oxygen renew facial wash - makes the skin heal faster. :)

Anonymous said...

im using kojie san, magnda effect sa skin ko lalong pumuti tska kuminis maybe irritated ung skin m sa kojic kc matapang tlga cya may sting , try m sa derma dti kc may pimple dn ako sa face pero ung maliliit ln pero mapula ,try m sis ung godiva licorice ung anti acne line nla light lng cya kc natural base cya :D

Anonymous said...

Hi! R u still using the kojie-san soap this time? I tried the product for I guess 4days now but not on my face because its kinda scary to try different products lalo n sa mukha...bought the product kc for "skin lightening" ito...and i tried it to lighten the skin tone...i tried it for my underarms only...guess, it lighten a bit kc ilang days pa nmn kc "plucking & shaving" makes the ua a bit darker tsk2 but the good part is, i dont sweat anymore:-)kc before, kahit i use deos pinapawisan pa rin ako.I'm happy to share it kc it works khit sa "sweats" sa ua. Hope it works din sa iba. Try!

Anonymous said...

hey. ask ko lng.. kojie san soap lng ba gamit mo?wla ng iba as in? tnx

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@anonymous
yes,sis..
the time that i made this post & took pics, i only use kojie-san. i can't even use a toner because it really stings...
i use a moisturizer. Celeteque , but it doesn't have any whitening or acne-fighting properties..so the result of this post is from Kojie-san itself.

milezblue14 said...

thiamere where i could buy the bb cream here in pangasinan.... pareho tau ng case trying 2 look a good and effective remedies just to get rid of these acne... dami n rn aq n try n product... np2god nrin aq s kktry... sobrang worse ung case ko kesa sau... hup u will help me thanksss..........
email me here. ewat_killaband@yahoo.com im Claire Bumenlag tnx again

Anonymous said...

Ive been using Proactive for my acne treatment for almost 2 years now this is very effective for my skin type which is oily.... I only have an acne scars cause by pricking and popping by the dermatologists ..... anyways Since it is expensive i try to look for the other brand then i saw the kojie san and yes you are right it doesnt works at acne it does only worsen it.. so i immediately stop the culprit... Right now my skin is kinda dry probably because of years of using Proactive... Im very happy to read ur review about the celeteque hopelly i work for me... Tnx.. God Bless U..

lilie said...

hey,im really interexted with this soap~ hopefuly i can buy it in here :( byw about ur problem (pimple) maybe u can try egyptianmagic cream. i used it in a week, and my skin better now.really :P

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

This is a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at thiamere.blogspot.com.

Can I use some of the information from this blog post above if I give a backlink back to this website?

Thanks,
Mark

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@mark

sure, no problem
^_^

Anonymous said...

Hi, what's your update with Kojie San? effective ba?

~tHiAmErE~ said...

@ anonymous
i already made a product rerun post about kojie san.
you can see the link at the top. it's at the bottom of my post.

Anonymous said...

hello..i love reading your blog and sharing your beauty tips..just wanna ask what celeteque moisturizer are using??celeteque water based??and what about the sunblock??it's my first time to use kojie san although it really scares me a lot..:( and what soap are u sing now??tnx for sharing..:)

~tHiAmErE~ said...

hi,sweetie!
thanks for commenting. i do have the celeteque with sun protection...spf15 nga lang. but it's better than not having any...it's still water-based. though i don't use it regularly (only on certain occasion) but i have it with me. didn't give me any zits.

as of now i'm using the L-glutathione orange peel soap & i think it's working ok naman. review will be up after a couple more weeks. i want to really make sure kasi na it's not just a fluke e..hehe

i hope that it will work for you. kojie-san is a good soap for skin whitening. it's just that i guess my face is too sensitive kaya sobrang mahapdi para sa kin.
T_T

idontcare66 said...

I really like your blog. I am caucasian, and I am just trying to get rid of my tan, do you think this product would make me like 2 shades lighter. Plus does it work on dark circles and how long does it take to see a difference? Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

i like your blog. im actually using kojie-san acid soap for 2days, im still waiting for the result. and you are right, it makes your skin dry but i think it also dries the acne, so i dont bother on that. im in search for a good acne cure, im 15 and i have lots of acne - WORST~ But out of the cures i've tried, one thing i realized is that not all good cure for others are also good for you. As of now, im also using fresh papaya fruit and use it as a mask, try to search on google.Hope it helps. :)

Anonymous said...

@lilie where i can buy that egyptian magic cream?
@thiamere try the cyleina organic soap (black pearl).

stacies83221 said...

Im a kojie san user since 2008 and I think it does whiten your skin and i havent had that much of a break out but I do have one or two zits when the period approaches. But I think I've plateaued with the whitening and I have an asian yellowish skin tone. Kojie san is not that drying for me, because I use it on my first wash and then follow with a body wash.. So maybe I dont notice the stinging, as the others claim.
Anyway, I'm switching to Likas papaya for a change. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi love your blog and the soap is good for whitening your skin. I saw a diffirent in about one week .It is also good for itchy skin. But when I use to suffer from blemish I used calgmine lotion on my face and let it stay on over night and in about a few days my face was clear. But you will need to sleep with a towel over your pillow.Oh yes get the thick can an put it on like a mask it really works great.I have my daughter doing it now and her face is clearing up.

nbykc said...

I am so glad you posted this! It's exactly what I was looking for---down to the nitty gritty lol I've been researching a lot of products and have heard the buzz about this product, but I don't want to completely lighten my skin, just the dark spots. Also, I have oily skin too, and I would want to try to calm that down as well. My dermatologist claims my dark spots aren't a concern and will go away (LIE because its been years...)...I also asked her about the oily skin and suggestions---she said there is nothing to do about that so I use Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing sheets...they work! But sheesh-who wants to whip one of those bad boys out while hanging out?!?! Lol it will have to do for now...ANYWAYYYY thanks again...i won't be purchasing this lol

makz said...

Hi Thia! (Is it okay to call you THia? lols)

anyway, I admire the way you made a review of Kojie-san...

I've bennm using the soap for about a year now, and I can really vouch for its whitening effects. (Though I'm not using it for my face... only for my body... :p)

anyway... Your review of this soap is very comprehensive and detailed... hope to read more competent reviews from you ^^

Thiamere Brea said...

Thanks so much,sweetie
No problem.. you can also call me Jem if you want to. But most do call me Thia
^_~

i think this is one of the best lightening soap available in the market. Kojic soaps, not just Kojie-san, is really known for it's whitening benefits.
^_~

i'll try my best in making detailed post
thanks for dropping by my blog
^_^

Aubrey Rosal said...

hi! i can say that this soap is really effective because me and my cousins were using this till now! and the result was great thanks for having this blog it can help a lot of girls out there too.

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks,sweetie
glad it worked for you
^_^

Sushee said...

been using this stuff for more than fore years and it's really really effective. it transformed my dark skin to whiter now! :)

Thiamere Brea said...

it's good for skin whitening,i agree!
^_^

Guest said...

which store did u buy it from n is there a store in canada tht u can buy this from.

Guest said...

which store did u buy this soap from n which store can i buy this from in canada.

Thiamere Brea said...

it's locally available here in the philippines.
i guess your best bet is to try ebay. i think this is manufactured here in the philippines.

Keystarz said...

try to usedove bar soap and follow by benzoyl peroxide cream 5% for acne area only and u know the beautiful and nice effect to your face and pimples. it really works :)

Thiamere Brea said...

unfortunately, dove doesn't work for me
:(
i was able to find the best soap for me already. im now acne-free!
yay!
thanks to l-glutathione & orange peel soap!

anshuman18 said...

Different approach to Skin Whitening treatment.

anshuman18 said...

Different approach to Skin Whitening treatment.

Elena Sigua said...

me and my husband has melasma and it's really effective :)

ellen said...

the dark spots that you're referring to is called melasma..me and my husband have it.. we tried to use this soap.. and in a month.. you'll see the difference

Aginaya_10 said...

im also suffering from pimples,, im only 15 yrs old,, nawawala confidence co pagnakikita co pimples co :( dami nag aadvice sakin na effective daw ung kojie san sa pimples,, takot nman aco mgtry na kng ano ano kxe bka lalo lumala.. at my age which soap do u think is applicable to use??

Thiamere Brea said...

hi,sweetie
im so sorry to know about that. i know what you feel.
hey! i've been there.

you can try kojic naman but just do it gradually. i-feel mo muna kung pano magrreact ang skin mo.
try it in the evening muna or every other day lang. use it when you wash your face. wag mo muna ibabad kasi super mahapdi para sakin to e.pag wala naman adverse effect sa skin mo saka mo na patagalin sa skin mo then saka mo na i-regular use.

i think there's nothing wrong with trying products that could stop your acne just in moderation lang & let your skin adjust.
^_^

Hazeluri said...

There was this certain classmate i had in college last year, her face is totally bright, white, maputi...but the rest of her skin is not that white. Her face is what you can call, okay maputi ang ganda pero hindi perfect kasi may blemishes ng konti pero pinkish-white. I asked her one time bakit ganun skin niya hindi pantay. Sabi niya matagal na daw siya nag kokojie-san one year na daw ata tapos pagtapos niya mag wash ng face, she goes to school wearing primer from iWhite then baby powder. Obviously she doesn't use too much makeup but i swear, if you saw her skin mpapa-wow ka tlga sa effect ng kojie-san.

The downside is.... if you're always under the sun, and you use kojie san or any whitening product that has strong formulation of KOJIC ACID, you should avoid the sun, wear sunscreen and bring umbrella but still avoid the sun, kasi you'll get mas maitim faster or your skin will get liver spots/brown spots/age spots as they say. My friend i was talking about was 17-18 at that time. However i don't recommend using strong formulations when you're still young. Believe me, masisira lang skin mo if you use kojie san at a very young age tapos matagal mo ginamit but then you don't wear sunblock and you're exposed to sun and heat.

If you're uncontented with how your skin looks or its color, learn to accept your own self muna. Wait until you turn 18 and then gumamit ka na ng pampaganda. Also it's imperative to avoid the sun, you won't notice the negative effects immediately especially if under 18, they'll appear as you age kasi mga 22+ ganun.

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Thiamere Brea said...

thanks for this very insightful comment,sweetie
^_^
kudos for you!

i agree... i have a friend who said that using kojic definitely makes his skin lighter but he always tans faster. in my case i mostly just stay indoors naman & im on my almost-late-20's . though i'm not really a fan of kojic acid kasi nga they give me a burning sensation which i can't abide.
T_T

i'm glad that i found the orange peel & l-glutathione soap because it solved my acne problem. i'm not really after any skin lightening effect (i use such soaps pag talagang may need gaya ng frequent sun exposure) because i'm a bit pale na naman to start with. I'm glad nga na today looking for an ordinary bath soap that is devoid of any skin lightening properties is available kasi before everytime i walk up the soap aisle i'll see orange packaging lagi.. haha!
^_~

Miszkryzone said...

when i start using this soap, i notice that my skin is so itchy and have a red rashes when it's hot .... hmmmm

Thiamere Brea said...

i hope that it's nothing serious,sweetie.
im not an expert pero you might want to try using it less if your skin can't take this soap.
:(

Earl Zapanta said...

I'm a man and I came across this blog while googling for Kojie San.

First of all, I've been using Kojie San for 2 or 3 years now.

And I tell you, people always compliment my skin. I once entered a pageant and there's this section where we need to walk the stage while wearing only an underwear. I've noticed that the other contestants needed to put foundation on their backs to hide all the backne, while I needed none. People also started noticing my whiter skin ever since I started using Kojie San.

My favorite compliment that I received would be from my friend's sis saying that I am the whitest Filipino she's ever seen. And I am a pure Filipino, with no foreign blood.

But seriously, sorry for that egoistical comment. I really swear that this product works. I've never gotten the same effect from the "previously famous" papaya soaps.

I even rarely get pimples, and if get them, only 1 or 2 comes out -- and they don't even last! And I only get those pesky white heads on my nose.

Although, many are right when it comes to its drying effects. It goes on both positively and negatively. Positive in a way that pimples dry out easily; and negatively that your skin will really dry out to a certain degree that your skin will look like a huge scar because of the dryness.

Word of caution when using this product: Always moisturize after using.

Thiamere Brea said...

wow!
good for you!
i'm not a pro & i do not even claim to be very familiar with the topic of skin lightening just because i don't consider it a big deal but i kojic soaps will work better for a man just because a man's skin is a lot oilier than a female is (based on what i keep on hearing) so it's really great that you found a soap that works for you.

i also attest to the fact that kojic soaps work great in skin lightening. This is the effect that i vouch for, not the acne-solution because as what i said it didn't do anything for it.

I guess this works fast because it targets the first layer of the skin unlike in other soaps that it could have been targeting the deep layers therefore promoting skin lightening "from within". So if one person is looking for something to lighten their skin fast then kojic is good,ne?

You said, & also said so just because those are our experiences!
^_^

JOnna said...

im the latest addition who can testify for it's whitening effect. it was my sister who introduced to me this soap.i almost gave up cause i hate its burning sensation effect on me but that's only for a couple of days until my skin get used to it without any unwanted effects. i can vouch for what it promise you.

http://not-your-ordinary-girl-thefirst.blogspot.com

Thiamere Brea said...

good for you,sis
^_^

Iela Madelo said...

supeer effective ng kojie san try niyo po ahah peero kalingan lang talaga ng maintenance so i try it nmaan nakikita ko yung pagbabago

ailyn said...

yes it is effective.... ^^

Euniceflores387 said...

Hi. Since i saw you blogged about the kojie-san soap review. and well it convinced me to try it because i've read some reviews that it really does whiten your skin. so i've been using it for like a few days and since you have tried using the soap. im using the orange soap by the way :) and i just noticed earlier that my skin is peeling, is it normal?

Thanks. Im hoping to see your reply :)

Thiamere Brea said...

wait..i got a bit confused..are you using the orange peel soap or the kojie-san?
in kojie-san your skin would definitely peel, as for the orange peel soap it does peel din but very thin lang. unlike ng kojie-san that has very obvious peeling
^_~

Kimberly said...

i am using kojie san for almost a year and yes for me its effective. but it makes my skin a bit dry. Most of my friends who uses kojie san also gains positive results. :)

Stephanie Roz said...

hi .im steph. 16 years old. my sister bought kojie san for her skin and i would like to try this product as well. as a teenager, i have red spots and acne. this made me a shy person when im in a crowd. my question is, can i use this product for my skin? thanks.

Thiamere Brea said...

im not really a pro,sweetie
i don't really know if this soap is recommended for teenagers e. kasi i think it has a strong formulation e. just try it at your own discretion.

if ever you decide to use it just make sure that you use sunblock ha.
this soap really stings & it will zap dry your skin so make sure you apply ample moisture & also protect your skin by slathering sunblock of at least spf25.

nicole de asis said...

it can remove ba ng scar sa knee ??

nicole de asis said...

it can remove ba ng scar sa knee ??

nicole de asis said...

it can remove po ba ng scar s knee??

nicole de asis said...

it can remove po ba ng scar sa knee ???

Thiamere Brea said...

no,sis
scarring means that the skin tissue are damaged due to a skin injury/trauma e.kojic soaps or any skin lightening soap would only make the skin lighten but it won't restore the skin's condition. it won't restore the lost collagen. so if you want to remove the scar you have to use a product that's meant to reduce it, especially if the scar that you have is really severe.

if it's just the usual skin scratches then it would work in lightening the area making the skin even out. again, we are just talking about the skin color, not the texture.

Kimanjelu_franco said...

Hi, I'm Kim 14 years old, I used this product... and whoa great results, I got whiter skin and there's no irritations, you'll get irritations if you didn't rinse it immediately after using the soap.

Lady said...

hello can this kojie make your skin white in 3 weeks?, well you see i do have a really dark skin after our swimming and i want it back to its normal color within 18 days, thank you

Thiamere Brea said...

im not sure,sweetie.
i know that you can see the effect as early as a week but i don't think that your skin will go back to how it looks like before in just a short time.

Thiamere Brea said...

make sure you use sunblock,sweetie.
your still young & i think if you won't take care of your skin you could have a drawback effect later on.

Oloapnaj said...

hi,
bakit po ang hapdi nya sa gilid ng mga mata..
pinapatagal ko po kasi ng 1min sa sa mukha at katawan ko..
tapos humahapdi na po sya..
4days ko na pong ginagamit ang kojie..

Advise po.. baka po kasi mali ang ginagawa ko

Oloapnaj said...

and i use it trice a day

Thiamere Brea said...

sweets,don't use it around the eye area.
the skin around the eyes is very sensitive. it's different from the rest of our face e.

christopher pher said...

This is really an interesting blog as it focuses on the very important topic. i came to know about so many things or tips.



Scar Treatment

honey said...

curious lang po aprobado po ba ng BFAD ang kojie san,made in philippines po ba ito? nbabahala po kasi ako basi sa mga lumalabas na news sa tv about sa mga whitening products na may mga sangkap na nakakasira sa ating kalusugan tulad ng MERCURY, at iba pa.. pls pakisagot 2weeks ko na po kasi ginagamit kojie san soap na nabili ko..

Thiamere Brea said...

hi,sweets
i understand your concern though im not in any way related to the company so i can't speak about them but based on what i know about kojie-san it is BFAD/FDA approved. BEVI is a filipino-owned company though im not sure where they manufacture their products. They have received numerous awards so i guess based in that maybe we could say that they really provide high-quality products.

those that has mercury content are those china-made products that i think you can't buy at leading supermarkets or drugstores.

dolly said...

hi
im using this product....ganda ng resulta after a week ok na skin ko...

Tonilyn_bautista said...

Yes, kojie san is very effective. I witness one who inspired me for allowing my daughter to use it. I know this girl's skin tone even when she was still a baby and now mind you, as if kutis artista na sya because of the kojie san. So, I recommended it to my daughter and she's using it for a month now and the effect is very evident - her skin lightened. However, it has another side effect which I noticed lately - nawala ang body hairs nya sa legs and arms. Dati she's beeing bullied by her bros as "balbon" and now totally nawala na. I am worried so I stopped her using it as she is only 12 years old who wishes to have a fair light skin.

Thiamere Brea said...

im not a pro,hun
but i think that allowing a child to use an adult soap might cause irreparable damage later on.
i think that her skin is still young to handle harsh products like kojie-san.

but again, im not a professional. that's just my opinion.
just use it moderation.

Jayrickpogi said...

how i can .. survive the burning sensation of this soap..its so painful..hoping for a reply

Thiamere Brea said...

try not to let it stay on your skin for a long time & make sure you apply a water-based moisturizer/lotion after every use.

Slayer_girl24 said...

I started using this product last week because i got a tan on my arms and wanted to even out my skin tone. After using this for 5 days i started to develop dermatitis! which is a inflammation of the skin and involves swollen, reddened and itchy skin.

I woke up and found that my arms and chest where red/imflammed and had tiny little bumps all over and it would itch. though i did not experience the lightning on my skin because i had to end the usage of the soap to prevent furhter damage on my skin. I have used likas papaya soap but it did not sound as promising as the kojie soap.

Slayer_girl24 said...

stop the use of the soap, it sounds like your developing a rash from this soap. AKA dermatitis. I too developed this and immediately stoped the use of this product.

Thiamere Brea said...

awww... that's too bad,sweetie.
im glad u found out that you're allergic to this

actually i had only used this for only 3 months.
i have not used it again after the review...
i found a better soap for me...
it's the orange peel & l-gluta soap.
you can check my review about it
^_~

Xuxia Jane said...

hi, i've been using kojie san (white package) soap for almost a week now. It has good effect on my skin esp on my face but what worries me is that my lips became itchy and has rashes. I had applied petroleum jelly but seems to have no effect. Would this be caused by the soap? need your advise or opinions on this..thanx

xuxia jane said...

Hi thia,

I just need your advise on my case. I"ve been using kojie san (white package) soap for almost a week now. I can see that it has good effect on my skin esp on my face. What bothers me now is that i had itchy,dry lips with rashes. Could this be because of the soap? i have applied petroleum jelly on my lips but its still the same. desperately need your advise. thank you.

Thiamere Brea said...

im not sure what could cause your rashes. have you stopped using the soap?
try to stop muna to see if it really is the soap that is causing the rashes. or maybe you change toothpaste?
kasi there are some instances when my skin reacts sa ibang toothpaste e. or any products that you had just used recently aside from the soap.

if not then i think it's better to seek professional help.mahirap kasi pag sa face na ang rashes mismo e.
do let me know what happened,sweeets.
i hope it's just the soap & nothing serious

SimpleLife172706 said...

what about kojic acid?

Ianplace2000 said...

i suggest to drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water a day... it will help to moisturize your skin...

jai said...

...what if i didnt use sunblock??

Agatha Austria said...

this is not effective for me :(

chuchay said...

I'm using kojie-san for almost one week and ok naman siya sa skin ko,kaya lang nung ginamit ko sa face nagkapimples ako di ko alam if sa kojie san ba un or sa ponds kasi after ko mag-ponds eh naghihilamos ulit ako using kojie san.di ko alam kung ano ang ihihinto ko kung kojie san or ponds?help..

Thiamere Brea said...

anu ba ang pinakarecent na ginamit,sweetie?
if it's ponds then stop ka muna.
try to figure out what is causing your break out.isa isa lang muna ang gamit at pag napin point mo na then do not use it na talaga.

ysh said...

so what soap did you use right now?

Thiamere Brea said...

Orange Peel & L-glutathione soap.
check my 2 posts about it.

redge said...

hi I'm redge..I've been using the soap for 2 weeks..it really works on skin lightening,but unfortunately the marks become more visible because of the lightened effect on my skin..

heart said...

hello po.. meron na po bang mga lumalabas na fake? panu po malalaman kung fake o hindi... hehe

Guest said...

hi!just asking f pd pagsabayin kojie san lightening soap and kojie san dream white anti-aging tnx...

Thiamere Brea said...

i don't have an idea,sweetie, because i only used the original kojie-san e
& i don't use it anymore
use it at your own discretion na lang.

Apple said...

anu ang effective para sa DARK SPOTS?

Apple said...

Anu ang EFfective pra sa DARk sPots? para mawala naman ang DArk spot sa FAce ko.... chaka naku

Apple said...

Maybe

Thiamere Brea said...

i didn't use kojie-san because it doesn't agree with me,sweetie.
you might to check my post about the orange-peel & l-glutathione soap

Cheryl Saliba said...

Try to use Beausche Beauty Product. Sobrang dami ko ding pimples dati lahat na gnmit ko pro walang nakatulong. Subukan m ung beauche hnd ka mag sisisi. :)

Ellehcar Aliuqe said...

Hi Miss Thia. Im rachelle. Gusto ko po sanang gaumamit nito pero natataot po ako kase baka po maging mas worst lang po lalo kalabasan after ko po gumamit neto. 15 lang po ako. Afford na po kaya ng balat ko ang ganito? Sa mukha po ba pwede ko sya gamitin?

Thiamere Brea said...

your skin is still young,sweetie
i personally won't recommend this for young skin like yours.
i used this on my mid-20's & i can't tolerate the pain...how much more for you since yours is still developing.

disqus_vtdvhZkpW5 said...

gano po ba katagal tong hayaan sa balat bago tanggalin?

disqus_vtdvhZkpW5 said...

lalake po ako, gano po ba dapat to katagal hayaan sa balat bago tanggalin

Nicole Faye said...

Ok lang po ba gumamit nito para po sakin na may eczema and im just 15 years old, gusto ko po talagang ma achieve ang kutis artista. hoping for your reply po. :)

Thiamere Brea said...

hun,im not a pro pero i wouldn't recommend this to you lalo at may skin problem ka.
it could worsen kasi lalo pa at harsh masyado ang sabon na ito

Lifes Free said...

im using kojie san but i can't leave more than 1 minute as i can feel the pain have you experienced this but i noticed my dark spot on face lighten up for just a wk of use. will i continue if feelinh the pain is this a side effect. thanks

Carmela Bonifacio said...

..Hey gngamit mo din po ba yung kojie san soap in ur face?and ilang mins mo pinapatagal?ask lng po..need help

Carmela Bonifacio said...

hello. ilang mins mo pinapatagal yung soap sa body?:)) ginagamit mo din po ba yung soap sa face ?:) thanks :)

Thiamere Brea said...

if you read my post or comments i clearly said that it didn't helped my acne so i stopped using it the time when i posted it.
i did not like this soap at all,in fact,because it not just stings..it hurts my skin.
if you can let this soap stay on your skin for a long time then do so.
maybe 5mins at most, but i personally won't recommend this soap because of my personal experience but to each his own.

lawrence said...

hello po, lalaki po ako 16 years old, nung sinubukan ko po ung kojie-san ung kulay blue po, mejo naging effective po, kaso ang hapdi po, would i stop na po ba sa paggamit? at pagnag stop po ako, ano po mas magandang product na mag fifit sa aking skin? iba po kasi kulay ng mukha ko sa braso ko. pls help :)

disqus_3X03PZoLtW said...

Hello Thia,
if i use a kojie san soap, ano kaya magandang toner at moisturizer na ilagay? lalaki po ako. Please reply Thanks :)

Eizel Marquez said...

pwede po mg tanung nkakatnggal dn po b ng peklat(due of allergie) ung kojie san?

Jona said...

I already heard about the effectiveness of kojie san.. Will be checking out this best acne products on the market and let see how it goes on my part. Hope it will works on my skin. :)

monika said...

Primary use of glutathione soap is skin whitening. We can get lighter skin by glutathione skin whitening soap.Glutathione soap is natural and safe and good for skin.
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zoya said...

Kojic acid soap is used as a skin
lightening agent for people who may have sun spots, freckles and
other forms of pigmentation on their face, hands and neck. There are
several types of Kojic acid soap brands available, and the
formulation can be used on its own or as part of a skin lightening
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Nehemiah Joel Actub said...

Maybe... well Im just 14. But Im using kojie san for months now. The only bad effect on me is that, it hurts on my face. Even I used it an hour ago.
It really stings.

lei arce said...

Hello po , di talaga ako nagamit ng kung ano anong pampaputi , ewan tinatamad kasi ako mag maintain okay naman kasi ako sa kulay ko . pero nung nagpa bili yung ka workmate ko ng kojie san at naiwan saken ng ilang days naisip ko i try haha . maganda naman epekto ang shine sa skin tas parang nabanat nga lang pero after ilang days ko ng pag gamit ng Kojie parang medyo mahapdi na sa muka .. ganun ba talaga yun ? o side effect o ano ? gusto ko lang malaman para itigil ko nalang kung side effect yun , pero maganda naman sya mahapdi nga lang .

iamjoh said...

Wow, this is good to know that it's working on you to me I got many pimples so I stopped it :(

Regina Hon said...

I actually bought a set of 3 today. And I have pimples on the forehead which should be normal for teenage girls. But i have sensitive skin so everyday I have to put on lotion before going to school. And even so during the day at school, my skin still becomes dry. I found out about this whitening and helping pimple/dark spots and I would like to try it since I'm tanned cause I always go out and excessive and others. However, I do have a concern about the effects of it. I have read that it does give you a stingy feeling, which I am aware now. But also, if it works and my skin will be brighter, what will happen if you go out in the sun? Do you need to put on sun block forever now to maintain the brightened skin or would be okay for me to go out in the sun without sunblock? (My mom bough the concern up cause the whole point is to become whitened right? But she says that if it does, will it go dark again if you go out in the sun?)

optrimax plum delite said...

hi, user po ko ng kojisan. at napaka ganda tlga nya gamitin, i hope magkaron din sila ng liquid form, ung pang facial wash, pra pwde madala sa byahe.

Pauline Reyes said...

Hi,
I used Kojie San, after a week it made my skin lighter and
it made my pimples fade but after a month, it made my pimples worse that’s when I switched to Mestiza.

Cher said...

Hey, I suggest that you use Ponds Cold cream then wash your face with kojie san anti aging soap or kojie san.. it really works to me. I used to have lots of small bumps in my forehead and acne in my cheeks.
nOTE.
I prefer to use kojie san anti aging soap because it smells nicer than kojie san the orange one.. And it didnt break me out....To tell u, I use the kojie san the orange color soap and it breaks me out.. tsk tsk .. the small bumps in my forehead are coming back.. so i stop using it in my face . Today, im trying Shades Whiter herbal soap... I hope it willl work...

Trisha Cruz said...

bakit ganun? two weeks ko na siyang ginagamit
tapos nose ko palang ung nagbabalat? tapos medyo mahapdi pa sya kapag nagbabalat?

Anna said...

Hi.. Tanong ko lng po kung magkano kojie san?

Yolo Pips said...

Hi Ate. Ask lang po :) i've been using kojie san lightening soap for a month na , ang dry nya nga lng sa skin so nag a apply na lang ako ng lotion para ma prevent kaso lately napansin kong my mga white spots ako sa skin . Tanong ko lang po kung Side Effect lang po ba tlga ng pag gamit ng kojic yun ? and gano po ba tlg sya katagal ibabad sa body ? :(

Hoping that you'll gonna answer this :( coz i need to know it badly na -_-

Yolo Pips said...

Hi Ate. Ask lang po :) i've been using kojie san lightening soap for a month na , ang dry nya nga lng sa skin so nag a apply na lang ako ng lotion para ma prevent kaso lately napansin kong my mga white spots ako sa skin . Tanong ko lang po kung Side Effect lang po ba tlga ng pag gamit ng kojic yun ? and gano po ba tlg sya katagal ibabad sa body ? :(

Hoping that you'll gonna answer this :( coz i need to know it badly na -_- :(

Yolo Pips said...

Hi Ask lang po i've been using kojie san lightening soap for a month na , ang dry nya nga lng sa skin so nag a apply na lang ako ng lotion para ma prevent kaso lately napansin kong my mga white spots ako sa skin . Tanong ko lang po kung Side Effect lang po ba tlga ng pag gamit ng kojic yun ? and gano po ba tlg sya katagal ibabad sa body ?

Hoping that you'll gonna answer this coz i need to know it badly na

Myrrh raquel cinco said...

Try nyo yung 01 soap ng Frontrow :) Super effective ;) i-contact nyo to --> 0936-756-8755

lyka senina said...

Is it ok to be exposed under the sun once I use kojie san ?

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