I’m adventurous when it comes to whitening soaps, I think I’ve tried quite a number of them in the market. It’s not because I want my skin to be fair, but I just want some parts like my arms which are exposed to the sun, elbows, and knees to be even. So when Belo launched it’s Intensive Whitening Bar, I just had to try.
A lot of whitening soaps has Kojic Acid as their active ingredient. After all, it’s the one responsible for skin whitening. But Belo added Tranexamic Acid in this soap’s active ingredients, this is my first time to hear about it so Google is my friend. Apparently, tranexamic acid has long been used to control excessive bleeding. Later on, doctors discovered its lightening properties. It is proven to inhibit inflammation and melanin formation.
Belo Intensive Whitening Bar comes in a 65-gram bar for Php 59.75, bought mine at Ever Supermarket. It’s smaller compared to other whitening soaps with the same price point. But the packaging is a plus for me, the soap comes in a tray that slides off the box revealing random beauty quotes. The orange and white packaging looks very neat.
I use this soap on my face and body twice a day. I like the mild scent and the clean non-greasy feel it gives. I have yet to see the lightening effect on my body. The only thing I notice on my body after using this soap is its drying effect, which is common with whitening soaps. I just apply lotion on my skin afterwards.
This soap’s effect on my face is something to rave about. It has a brightening effect even in just my first time of use. I felt a slight stinging sensation after a few seconds of leaving it on my face. Aside from the instant brightening, my skin felt tight but not dry unlike in my arms and legs. It also helped control my oilies , maybe because of the salicylic acid in it.
I didn’t get breakouts after 2 weeks of using it so I will continue using this soap for a month or two to see its maximum effects.