Papaya Kojic Soap for Skin Whitening

United States
October 14, 2011 2:14am CST
As with many people of Asian descent, I have a culturally-influenced desire to have lighter skin. For those of you who aren't familiar with Asian culture, porcelain pale skin has been prized for thousands of years in East Asia. However, this is slowly changing due to Western influence and the prevalence of tanning in Western culture. Unfortunately for me, I've already had it ingrained in my head that pale equals beautiful. My skin is fairly light already, but it's become quite dark due to the summer sun and associated outdoor activities. So, I've embarked on a quest to try to reverse it as much as I can without damaging my skin or using harsh chemicals. After doing some research, I've found Papaya Kojic Soap from the brand Diana Stadler. It seems like a fairly natural way to go about this endeavor. And for those of you who have trouble grasping the idea of lightening skin - it's exactly the same as getting a tan or a spray tan, except the opposite. And it's probably healthier too since you're avoiding all those cancer-causing UV rays! Does anyone have any experience with this soap? What do you think about skin lightening in general? What do you think about skin tanning or spray tans?
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• Philippines
14 Oct 11
Yeah, it is effective but it is very harsh to the skin, especially the first time you use it.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
14 Oct 11
I am not into skin whitening stuff as i have natural light skin. yes, you are right, what's pale is beautiful in Asian culture and most girls here would spend a fortune just to get pale skin. It bothers me a lot since it is a sort of colonial mentality to seek fairer skin like those of western people. For me brown is beautiful and healthier as you have natural protection for UV rays when you're skin is darker and rich in Melanin substance!
@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
14 Oct 11
I am using Beauche Kojic soap and i can truly says that it whitens the skin. Though, i only use it on my face and neck. But after using that i moisturize because that dries the skin eventually.