Beauty Editorial

FAQ: Skin Whitening

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As promised, I will be sharing things about beauty related talk and for my first beauty topic for 2012 would be how to whiten and care for your skin. I have been chit chatting with my blogger girlfriends just last night, and some time last month I have been asked as well if there’s any skin whitening tip that I can share…which is why I chose it for my entry today. 🙂

First and foremost of all just to clarify things I am naturally fair in complexion. So I can’t guarantee how the effect will turn out on y’all. As time passed by, I have neglected my skin and have ended up with yellowish tan like shade. So I have tried every possible things I can to have a fairer complexion. Some products I have tried have been a disappointment, while some were a waste of time and money. I am sure you all have heard of Glutathione either in form of soap, cream, capsule, or injectable formula. There’s also the goat milk and other kinds of body scrub. While I have tried Glutathione soap and Goat Milk scrub and Johnson & Johnson milk bath I have found myself in love with a less pricier option but the effect are just about the same.

WARNING: If you plan to whiten your skin please remember to avoid any direct contact with the sun. If in any way you know that you will be heading out and will be exposed to the sun make sure to stop all products you are using, even if it’s just a soap or lotion at least 3 days ahead of time. Why? Because the sun will have an adverse effect on your skin (just to give you an idea it’s like getting a sun tan).

Please be reminded that I am in no way a professional and I do not claim that these are 100% effective but from my experience and my best friend Rochelle’s experience (we both have tried the same method) the tip I am about to share worked.

Recommended Products:

  • Sutla Whitening Soap
  • Kojie Acid Bar Soap
  • Calamansi also known as Calamondin

Sutla Papaya Soap

Koji San Acid Soap



Sutla Whitening Soap – daily use for soaping the body. I recommend to soap twice when taking a bath or shower. I prefer to soap myself up and scrub my body using a loofah or patola (got that from my great grandma) and when I’m done I’d proceed to shampooing my hair, then conditioner and so on and rinsing my body in the end. That way the soap stayed longer in my skin. After rinsing off the soap if I am not rushing I would re-soap myself again but this time without the scrubbing and then rinse. I’d finish it off with any lotion and dry myself quickly in front of a fan. 🙂

Kojie Acid Soap – If you already have the Sutla soap I only use the kojie soap 3x a week alternating it in between the usage of the other soap. In my opinion, doing it this way keeps my skin in a state that it doesn’t get completely used to the effect of the other soap. Ever heard of the word adaptation? That’s my take. It’s up to you to do the same method or not. Being overseas and have no means of buying a replacement for the Sutla soap that I have finished [after using it daily] I use the Kojie the same way I use Sutla. But do remember that it can dry up your skin. Also, when I have first used Kojie my skin was a bit tingly [or kind of mahapdi] which tells me the soap is effective.

Calamansi – my favorite of all. This citrus fruit runs along with the lime and lemon family. Make sure when you purchase this little monster to choose the almost ripe ones. To be able to tell its soft and squeeshy green and just a hint of yellowish shade on some sides. Squeeze it out and slather it on your skin. Back in the day, people used to use this as well as a deodorant but had been found out to helps whiten the skin as well. This method is like bleaching your skin so “please” stay away from the sun or you’ll be roasted in no time. I prefer to do this once a week or three times a week just depending on how lazy I am or how busy my schedule is. To avoid the icky feeling I usually apply the extract right before sleeping and making sure I dry myself first in front of a fan before heading to bed. This way my skin is soaked in the extract overnight.


Try this method at a shorter time frame to see if you don’t have any allergic reaction to this method. I will not be held liable for any irritation of your skin. Please use with caution. Getting tingly skin is normal, but anything more than that then you might want to consider that you are not compatible with the product / method. If you are sure you are then you can gradually increase the time frame of leaving the product in your skin.

All the best! Let me know if you tried this method and if it’s working for you as well. xox

My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.


  1. athena bellotindos

    January 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    i love kojie san and realized that i like it so much. i like it much better on my face than on my body though. 🙂

  2. Rhea Bue

    January 27, 2012 at 1:21 am

    nyahahaha..talagang pinost mo toh sis! <3 salamat! 😀 hahahaha..ibobookmark ko tong page! 😀

  3. Phyll

    January 27, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I would love to get my hands on those, but sadly, I still have to wait for someone to visit Philippines and ask them a favor to buy me whitening stuff. 🙁 There’s no whitening anything here in Miami.

    Anyway, papaya soaps really work then? I used them before when I was still in Pinas, Silka man ata yun, I think it kinda worked, but I know I have tan skin, so I wasn’t really expecting any major changes. 😛

    I prefer using natural skin care products, I trust them more now. And for calamansi, it does work! 😀

    • Desiree James

      August 2, 2012 at 4:44 am

      Try to use products as a replacement for your whitening products.It is 100% safe and effective yet affordable to use.When you try it I am sure you will love it.Before I am using kojie san and that’s natural way but it got me iritate that’s why I stop it and try other replacement of it.I have read it to one blogger and I tried it.Thank’s God it works and that’s why I am sharing it now.Try it and you won’t regret.

  4. style diaries

    January 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    i use liks papaya before and twas really effective for me.

  5. Claire

    January 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    i use kojie san.. when my sister bought it, i started using it. so far it’s okay. it does dry up my skin but it’s not really that effective at whitening maybe it depends on your skin type..

  6. Djawa

    January 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    hey angela., this good for man.,?

  7. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    yes it is! 😀

  8. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I see… I guess you’re right. Did you try avoiding the sun as well? Then apply lotion after to help seal in the effect? 😀

  9. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I love papaya soaps… hindi matapang yung scent. Glad to know it’s effective on you as well. 😀

  10. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    hahahaha xD Syempre. Tsaka para me mai-share ako. LOL. Cge cge anytime ask mo lang ako. Pag sa pampaputi nag adik din ako jan. Sisihin ang kaputian ni kris aquino. 😀

  11. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I use kojie as well on my face… pampa tuyo ng pimples. :))

  12. Vishal Baid

    May 14, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Thank you for your information. It’s really nice and informative.

  13. Vishal Baid

    May 14, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Thank’s for your information. It’s really nice and informative.

  14. Anonymous

    October 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Where to buy Sutla Soap?

    Thanks! 🙂

  15. asiahmet

    November 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Woovv very nice..Thaks for information..

  16. Mairaj

    November 14, 2012 at 3:34 am

    very nice sharing regarding skin beauty find out more how celebrities maintain her self and looking younger then her original age get complete beauty tips

  17. Kim

    September 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Im using both! And 101% effective.

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