Now I know why Kojie San Lightening Skincare is so popular

Whitening was never a priority for me because I love my skin color just the way it is - well, was. I've been playing a lot of tennis outdoors so I've gotten quite a bit more tan than usual, and not in a way that is pantay (even)! My upper arms and legs are lighter and I have weird tan lines on my back because of my sportswear.

I've never considered using Kojie San before but I thought it won't hurt to see for myself if its whitening claims are true. My goal isn't to lighten my skin, really - I just want to brighten it and get a uniform color all over my body. I also tend to have dark knees and armpits so I'd like help in those areas too.

(I just got a quote for a Revlite laser treatment and the amount made me weak in the knees huhu. Other options are certainly welcome!)

But wait, what is Kojie San? We've all heard about this popular whitening skincare line as it is ubiquitous in all drugstores and supermarkets in the country. But why is it so famous? A quick google reveals why: it works.

Kojie San skincare harnesses the power of kojic acid, a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice used in brewing Japanese sake. Kojic acid prevents the formation of pigment on our skin, thus lightening it over time. It's a mild bleaching agent as well since it is an acid. It works directly on skin and that makes it vastly different from glutathione, which must be taken intravenously for it to work.

I tried the Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap (P68) and the Body Lightening Lotion (P262) the other day, and guys, no kidding - I was so impressed! The soap lathers very well. That's normal. It has a light fruity scent. What's different though is that after I washed it off, my skin feels like I exfoliated it thoroughly! You know the feeling after a good salt scrub? That's the one. 

I don't have much time to exfoliate these days to be honest, so I'm glad to have its cleansing and brightening effects in such an affordable soap.

The Body Lightening Lotion is also a revelation. I'm surprised it's a bit expensive for a brand like Kojie San, but it is soooo lightweight and also contains rosehip oil, Vitamin E, and collagen aside from the kojic acid. It has a gel-like texture which makes it ideal in this heat. Even when I sweat my limbs don't feel like a sticky mess. The scent is a light, lovely floral that is not overpowering at all.

Using powerful skin bleaching products, of course, requires sun protection or at best minimal sun exposure. Make sure to add sunscreen when you leave the house.

In just two uses of the soap and lotion, I've noticed my skin is a bit brighter than usual. I'm excited to see the results after a few weeks! I will also be trying the toner and face cream soon, once I'm able to sort out a minor breakout on my face. I'll keep you guys updated.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear about your feedback after using Kojie San products. Did it work for you? I'm really interested because I've never tried a skincare line that worked this fast. Seriously. What have I been missing?

Kojie San is available at leading supermarkets, drug stores, and sari-sari stores nationwide. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

This story is brought to you by Kojie San.