“First Filipino Pure Organic Herbal Soap. Enriched with Papaya enzyme and blended with tropical herbs to whiten the skin. For clearer and fine skin complexion. It is made of 100% organic herbs enriched with Natural Papaya Enzyme that whitens your skin and keeps it smooth and young looking. Complexion becomes fair and acne-free. Its organic herbal content is so gentle and does not inhibit the natural oil production activity of the skin therefore it keeps young looking and your face free of aging lines. After use, it does not leave any greasy residue on the skin. “
I had started using this back in summer 2010 when I got sunburnt and ended up with an uneven tan. I don’t suit a tan. :(. So it’s been a year and a half since using this so I can give a proper review. I don’t have before and after pictures because the photos are taken by different cameras and are in different environments where the lighting is different and can be deceiving.
I’ll give a background of my tanning background. When I was a little kid to teenage years, I use to be able to tan easily and would be very tanned (I’d say NC30 and NW30 mixed together). From the age of 17, I became naturally paler since I didn’t go out often because I’d be in Sixth Form during the day and work at night. Ever since then, I’d get sunburnt easily. Ever since then, I’d wear sunscreen and avoid the sun. Now I’m a NC20 I think. I have light yellow undertones, however I do have pink undertones too. So I guess that makes me neutral? I’m known as one of the paler ones in my friend group and my mum says I’m a wee bit paler than her which I believe is not true. I swear she’s paler than me! Lol.
Review: First of all, before people criticise me, I only used this to get rid of my uneven tan that I had gained in Summer 2010 and want my skin to be an even colour. I do not want to be “white” or Caucasian. I’m happy being oriental and like my skin colour now.
It has been a year and a half of using this and I must say it has worked a bit for me. Me getting paler isn’t the result of just using this. I had also avoided the sun and had put on sun lotion. At times after when I’ve washed my face in the morning, I look in the mirror and could see that my face is lighter than my neck from the natural light that was seeping into my room. It’s like a white cast on my face. The thought doesn’t last long afterwards as it seems normal after a few minutes. I use this every morning and night.
I did get a shade lighter after constantly using it the first few months but after, it didn’t have much effect on me, even now. Guess I’ve reached my “peak”. Results will vary with every person. Some will see results after a week, few months or may not see results. Patience is the key. However, I still use this now because I did notice that it controls my breakouts which I love the most about this soap. If I stop using this, I start to breakout on my chin and cheeks. Then when I start using this, it really does help a lot. After using this, it gives me a clean feeling! The scent isn’t too bad, tolerable. You get use to it after using it for a while.
To use this, I wet my face and hands, rub the soap on my hands to get a good amount and apply it on my face. Massaging it for 3 minutes avoiding the eye area then wash it off. Pat dry then apply moisturiser.
The disadvantage is that it can be very drying and leave the skin to be tight after using this. Moisturising your face is a must! If you have sensitive or dry skin, I would avoid this product as it could irritate your skin. Another bad point about this product is that it doesn’t exfoliate. I tend to add salt or sugar (depending on my skin) and gently massage it with this product to get rid of the dead skin.
I had purchase this on eBay, can’t remember which seller and it was at a reasonable price since this is imported. Been told that it is very cheap in the Philipines. It is hard to find it in the UK, don’t think anywhere sells it, not even in China Town. Beware, if purchasing off eBay, there are fakes lurcking around. I would definitely purchase this again.
Have you used this before and what do you think of this?