Papaya soaps for skin whitening?

@Geeder (49)
Philippines
October 31, 2006 1:42am CST
In the Philippines, papaya soaps are used for the purpose of skin whitening. The papaya soap has the enzyme papain which aids in the exfoliation of dead skin. When the use of these herbal soaps became popular, brands like Likas Papaya, Silka, Nature's Garden Secrets, and Yssa were sold not only in the Philippines but worlwide through ebay and other online forums. How about you? Have you tried using papaya soaps lately?
7 responses
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Not to sound rude but I'm a little confused... Why would someone want to whiten their skin?
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@Geeder (49)
• Philippines
6 Nov 06
People want to whiten their skin because in some cultures, it is flattering to wear dark clothes if one has a lighter skintone.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
And for some as well, people have a notion that women who are fairer are more beautiful to look at than the tan ones. Thats why alot of whitening products in the philippine market.
@baronarthur (4188)
• Indonesia
31 Oct 06
Never..just enjoy papaya as a fruit... is it true?
@Geeder (49)
• Philippines
6 Nov 06
Yes, papaya as a fruit is good for elimination but its enzyme called papain is good for exfoliation.
• United States
31 Oct 06
i have never used it....does it really work
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@Geeder (49)
• Philippines
6 Nov 06
Yes, it is true. Just be careful with the brands you are using. Look for Likas Papaya and Nature's Garden Secret. There are a lot of papaya soaps here in the Philippines.
@tmnjyk (3487)
• Canada
1 Nov 06
papaya - papaya
When I was back in the Philippines. Mom and I believed in papaya soap for skin whitening. They used to do it in 50s she said.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 07
hi there.. yes ive been using papaya soaps too. it was first intoduced by my mom back then and the results are good, so just followed her beauty secrets then, hhaha no wonder^_^ i would recommend using Likas^_^ thanks a bunch and happy eanings kababayan^_^
@Deane_2005 (1645)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Papaya originates from Central America. Papaya shrub is rich in vitamins. Its rich in vitamins A which is good for our skin,C to fight infection,E for maintaining younger skin. It is also rich in calcium , phosporus and iron. It helps digesting food from our stomach.It was used for treatment of fever and ulcer.I had not used any papaya soap for now because I had an allergy with it . But I used another foreign brand of papaya soap that I used for my body once in a while. Its really good in whitening some dark spots.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Which is the most effective local brand of papaya soap and how much? I use Godiva to even out my skin tone but that's not papaya.