Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap Review

Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap Review

Kojie San’s Kojic Acid Soap is a lightening soap which claims to lessen dark spots and other skin pigmentations. I actually bought this soap to get rid of my tan. I was born with a fair skin, but due to being exposed under the sun for a long period of time, my skin became tanned, uneven, and dull to the point that it’s very unsightly to look at.

The fastest remedy that I thought of was to have my skin peeled, but ugly snake-like peeling is one thing that I don’t want to suffer. I had no choice but to use a less invasive process to fade my tan, and that is to use a skin lightening soap.

I first used a kojic acid soap from another brand. I did see some progress, but I had second thoughts to continue using it because the soap that I was using is not available in drugstores or supermarkets and I wasn’t even sure if it was BFAD approved. I looked for other alternatives and luckily found Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap at Watsons store.

Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap Review

Product description from the Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap packaging:

The Kojic Acid soap you’ve always trusted, the one prescribed by your own dermatologist is now available in Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap. Kojie San has an all-natural kojic acid formula that helps lighten dark spots due to acne, age spots, freckles, sun-damaged skin, and other skin pigmentations.

Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap Review

Kojic Acid was discovered in Japan. It is a by-product in the production of Koji, or Malted Rice, for use in the manufacture of Japanese rice wine. In cosmetics, Kojic Acid is popularly known for its excellent whitening effects and antioxidant properties.

Directions: Use daily as a regular soap for the face and body.

Ingredients: Pure Kojic Acid, Sweet Orange, VCO, Glycerine, Vegetable Extracts, Vitamin C

What I like about Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap:

  • Helps in diminishing blemishes and skin pigmentations
  • Helps in skin brightening
  • Smells like oranges
  • Dries out pimples
  • Doesn’t break me out
  • Doesn’t cause redness or any allergic reaction
  • Affordable at 120 Php for 3 pieces
  • Locally available in supermarkets and drugstores

What I don’t like about Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap:

  • Has the tendency to make skin very dry
  • This soap usually goes on sale at Watsons. They often sell it in packs of 2’s or 3’s and it ends up cheaper compared to buying each separately.
  • I think this product would work well on oily skin as it has this drying effect on the skin. I have combination to dry skin but I still continue to use this because it helps in lightening my blemishes. It also keeps my face from becoming dull.

Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap Review

After using it for several times, I noticed that this soap gets easily used up and melts after getting wet. To avoid using up all the soap quickly, I cut it into four pieces and use it one by one. I use up a quarter of the soap for more than a week; that’s equal to one soap for the whole month.


I’ve been using this soap continuously for four years now, and although it didn’t totally get rid of my tan in some parts of my body like my arms, it helped in lightening blemishes on the face. Also in those four years, I saw minimal lightening (not whitening) on my face, arms and legs. I still haven’t achieved the skin tone that I was born with, but I hope I’m getting there with the help of this soap. Although this soap worked well for me, I wouldn’t recommend this to just about anyone. I suggest testing out this soap first on a small part of your body because I’ve heard some people developed allergic reactions towards this soap. As for me, I have sensitive skin and I didn’t experience any redness, itchiness or allergies so far. Would I repurchase this? Well, I have repurchased this constantly for years now and I could say that I have a happy “relationship” with this soap.
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