Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kojic Acid Soap: The New Trend in Skin Whitening Treatment

Kojic Acid Soap: Can this really lighten the skin?

There is a new trend in whitening treatment, it is new for me, because I just heard about this skin whitening treatment product called Kojic Acid Soap. Kojic Acid Soap is not really the "latest", it was around years ago. But people were too hesitant to try this soap back then. In that time, when they hear the word "kojic acid", they were afraid, because for them, acid is acid. Kojic Acid is not very harsh on the skin as long as your skin is not super sensitive. It is a whitening treatment that was used in Japan years ago. See how fair Japanese people are? Kojic Acid is a by-product of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. Kojic Acid prevents skin discolorations such as freckles and melasma. Kojic Acid also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

There are several brands of Kojic Acid Soaps available in the market today. Kojie San is known to be effective and one of the leading Kojic acid soap brand in the country. Kate Jones and Diana Stadler follow the lead. Some dealers have kojic acid soaps with no printed brand names on them. These products are just wrapped in clear plastic with "kojic acid soap" label sticked on them.

When using Kojic Acid soap as whitening treatment, make sure that you can tolerate the soap. You can test your skin for tolerance by using it for 3 times a week in the first week, then increasing the use gradually. Some use kojic acid soap once a day, and some up to twice daily. It is recommended to use kojic acid soap not more than once a day in the face. Remember to moisturize after using this soap as this can really dry up the skin. Don't forget to use sunscreen as Kojic Acid exfoliates the skin making it super sun-sensitive.

If you have tried this soap and wanted to discuss facts about Kojic Acid soap, please leave a comment below.