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We, the people of Asian countries are obsessed with ‘fairer’ skin tones! Be it us Indians, the Chinese, the Koreans or the countrymen of our neighbouring countries… One thing that is common in our societies is that we all prefer fairer women over darker beauties!
And this probably explains why our beauty market is flooded with ‘skin whitening’ products!
I, personally HATE this notion and believe that every skin colour is equally beautiful and what really makes someone stand out is their heart! ❤ And so, me and my blog in NO way support the ‘racist’ notion and the sole purpose of my purchasing this ‘kozicare skin whitening soap’ was to TEST and REVIEW it for everyone else, so that no one falls prey to such claims… Because trust me, ‘skin whitening’ products DO NOT work!
But that also doesn’t mean that my personal beliefs have played any part in influencing this review! What you are going to find below is an UNBIASED and honest review… Read on! 🙂
KOZICARE SKIN WHITENING SOAP
DESCRIPTION [As On The Website]: A skin whitening soap which contains Kojic acid, Arbutin, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Kozicare soap provides moisturized skin, anti-aging benefits, sun protection and helps all types of hyper-pigmented skin.
For external use only.
DIRECTION OF USE [As On The Website]: For best results, use twice daily.
INGREDIENTS: Kojic Acid, Vitamin C, Arbutin, Vitamin E, Talc, Perfume, Colour – Titanium Dioxide (TIO2).
COST: Rs. 85 for 1 bar of soap (75gm)
SHELF LIFE: 36 months from the date of manufacturing.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Kozicare skin whitening soap comes sealed in a transparent plastic pouch which further comes packed inside a white-coloured cardboard box! The box contains all the necessary details about the product, including the ingredients list and the manufacturing details mentioned over it! I doubt that the ‘complete’ list of ingredients isn’t provided as just 7 ingredients don’t form a soap with a shelf life of 3 years, but then I am no chemist and so, I would like to give the brand a benefit of doubt! 😛
The packaging of the soap is quite good and sturdy but in the end, it is a soap and so, carrying it around is not feasible once you start using it!
The kozicare soap is creamy-white in colour and has a mild to moderately strong artificial fragrance… The fragrance doesn’t really remind me of anything and I can only describe it as a ‘artifical sweet-citric fragrance’! Now, some may call the fragrance ‘pleasant’, and I wouldn’t deny it but I feel that people with sensitive noses may find the smell quite irritating!
I bought 3 of these soaps last year, after coming across them on amazon while searching for new products to review!
And why 3? Because they were only available in pack of 3 and 6! 😛
Anyway, I started using one of them last year during November-December and finished another one during June-July, this year and both the times it lasted on my bathroom shelf for around 15-20 days even after regular (once daily) use, which I believe is quite a good amount of time… So, at least this soap doesn’t melt easily! 😀
The soap also lathers a lot (which makes me think that it is loaded with sulphates) and rubbing it on the skin/loofah with water for just 5-10 seconds produces enough lather for one bath!
The soap claims to leave the skin ‘moisturised’ which is why I decided to start using it during the winters! Now, I have a dry body skin type which turns extremely dry during the winters and behaves like a normal-combination skin type during the summers… This soap not only dried out my already ‘dry’ skin completely but also made it patchy and flaky and to my surprise, this was not just the case during the winters but it also dried out my skin during the hottest days of the summer! 🙁
I have also tested it on my face and neck during the summers, when my facial skin turns extremely oily, and again, it completely dried out my facial skin and even made it flaky in just a single use!
The soap also does nothing to ‘whiten’ or even just ‘partially brighten’ up the skin! I have used it for over 40 days in total and it did nothing to even ‘slightly’ reduce the heavy tan on my hands and legs, leave alone brightening or whitening the skin! The only thing it did was making my skin rough, dry and patchy!
So, this so-called ‘whitening’ soap neither whitens or brightens the skin nor does it provides any moisturisation or anti-aging benefits or sun protection… It also works in the same way for all the skin types and suits none of them!
The only good use that one can put this soap into is to use it for washing the hands after working with oily or greasy things! But then, why waste Rs. 85 when a bathing bar worth Rs. 5 can do the same job!
(Also read my review of Greenberry Organics Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Soap here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Has a really artificial fragrance which may bother the sensitive noses!
2. Dries out the skin completely, irrespective of the skin type, leaving it patchy and flaky!
3. Doesn’t whiten or even slightly brighten up the skin!
4. Doesn’t do anything to stand up to its claims of ‘anti-aging benefits’ and ‘sun protection’!
5. Extremely over-priced and not worth buying!
6. Not travel-friendly! 😛
FINAL TAKE: In the end, the only thing that I can say is please, do not waste your money on this soap and do not spoil your skin!
P.S.: Be comfortable in your own skin and love your skin, no matter what colour, texture or type it is! ❤
You are born beautiful because mother Nature is a pro at its work! ❤