I first told you about Kojiesan in an earlier post, when I got to try the products first hand. While I am fair skinned to start with and I have no plans of getting any more lighter than I am now, my main goal really was to just even out my skin tone, given that it's summer and I've been out under the sun a lot, making some parts of me fair, and the parts exposed to the sun a tad bit darker.
Here I am 3 weeks later with a better verdict on Kojiesan's Skin Lightening lineup. Here goes!
The Product: Kojiesan Skin Lightening Line
Product Origin: Kojic acid is a fine, white powdery substance composed of tiny crystals — the by-product of the fermentation process for sake. Kojic acid is a natural acid that is primarily used for lightening skin pigmentation. It is an effective, safer alternative to hydroquinone. This wonder product is the exact same ingredient found in all 4 of Kojiesan's skin whitening range.
Kojiesan Skin Lightening Soap for whitening contains high-grade Kojic Acid that prevents melanin production for lighter, clearer skin. It effectively diminishes dark spots, freckles, acne, plus stretch marks and unevenness.
Kojiesan Cleanser + Toner is equipped with Ginseng Extract and Rosehip Oil to revive tired skin. It rids skin of excessive oil while repairing damage.
Kojiesan Face Lightening Cream is made from a combination of natural extracts plus high-grade Kojic Acid that lightens as it nourishes the skin. It restores skin suppleness for a healthy, rosy look.
Kojiesan Body Lightening Lotion has an advanced formulation of Kojic Acid plus Rosehip Oil that whitens skin as it heals. It is made for faster absorption to lighten skin in less time and has Collagen + Vitamin E to increase youthfulness and skin health.
Put to the Test:
This is my second bar of Kojiesan Kojic Acid soap, and I love it enough to buy after I used up my sample. I still enjoy its tart, fruity scent. I suggest you let it sit a bit on your skin for a couple of minutes before rinsing. It does have a mild stinging effect, but that's just a little bit of inconvenience that I can work with.
What I really want to work on lightening are my elbows and knees. They're still not the same shade as the rest of my extremities, but they've lightened. Of course, I can't expect results from the Body Lightening Lotion in 3 weeks. Will keep on using until I get the desired effect. They do soften the skin though, and I also like the scent.
I don't use this all over my face, but only on parts that need evening out, like my forehead, tops of my cheeks and neck. Also use it as a base for my elbows and knees. Love that it's mild and delicately scented.
I use this on my neck and batok, rather than my face actually. I find that these are the parts that are most neglected and need equal care and attention. Just take a look at that grime I've scrubbed off my neck and nape at noontime. I haven't even been out of the house yet!
Passing the Verdict: I can confirm that this is a good buy. The fact that its whitening properties come from a natural acid, and not some chemical from a lab is a plus for starters. The scent is pleasant. Add to that the reasonable price points, this is clearly a winner.
Practical Tip: Use the cleanser + toner on your batok! It's the part where we often forget to exfoliate and scrub clean.
Kojiesan Skin Lightening Soap for whitening 135g, Php68
Kojiesan Cleanser + Toner 100 ml, Php75
Kojiesan Face Lightening Cream 30g, Php120
Kojiesan Body Lightening Lotion 200ml, Php262
Point of Sale: Kojiesan is available at leading supermarkets, drug stores and sari-sari stores nationwide.
Do you have a Kojiesan lightening story? Share your experience at Kojiesan's social media accounts on Facebook at KojiesanPH and Instagram @kojiesanph and hash tagging #KojieSan and #BringYourSkinToLight.