The fairer complexion is what many of us want somewhere. Not because the lighter tone is the only way to look good but because it helps us to gain the natural complexion that we had since birth but got adulterated due to our carelessness and hectic life. Therefore Kojic acid soaps have become very popular among people to lighten their skin tone.
In this article, we will be discussing some basic information about Kojic soaps and the best ones of them available in the Indian Market. The topics include:
- 1 Top 5 Best Kojic Soaps Available in India
- 1.1 Kojiesan Skin Lightening Soap
- 1.2 Diana Stalder Kojic Acid Soap
- 1.3 Kozicare Skin Whitening Soap
- 1.4 Marie France Skin and Body Care Soap
- 1.5 BEVI Kojic Acid Soap
What is Kojic Acid Soaps?
First of all, Kojic acid soaps are those soaps that include Kojic acid as one of their main ingredients. These soaps have Kojic acid as their main component in extract or natural form.
Now, the question arises is what kojic acid is and why it is used in soaps as an ingredient?
Kojic acid is an agent of chelation that is extracted from fungi (Aspergillus Oryzae and other) and is scientifically named as 5-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4H-pyran-4one. It is nothing but a by-product of the malting rice fermentation process that is used to manufacture Japanese rice wine.
How does Kojic acid work?
Kojic acid is used widely in cosmetics and other beauty products like soaps to lighten skin tone and also in the treatment of melasma due to its antibacterial and antifungal quality. It is used in soaps because it prevents tyrosine formation that is required in the production of melanin, the pigment on which skin color depends.
It is also effective against age spots, scars and even sun damage on the skin.
Its working occurs by blocking tyrosine produced by the body which leads to a decrease in melanin production. This melanin is responsible for the color of our eyes, hairs, and skin. It is used as an organic alternative of hydroquinone that irritates the skin sometimes.
Also unlike hydroquinone, this is safe for pregnant women. But it easily oxidizes in the air and that’s why it’s hard to find products containing high quality of Kojic acid.
Top 5 Best Kojic Soaps Available in India
Here, we are providing the best Kojic soaps that are available in India and can be accessible to you. The order is decided based on its ingredients, quality, and price. These Kojic soaps are:
Kojiesan Skin Lightening Soap
Ingredients: The Soap contains Vitamin C, Kojic acid, coconut oil, glycerine, tea tree oil, sweet orange for fragrance, etc.
The soap is used widely for lightening dark spots, blemishes, other marks, etc. The soap contains all herbal ingredients and comes in the form of a 65-gram bar. The main reason to keep this soap at first is its comparatively cheaper price than other soaps of the list.
If talking about its potency, this soap comes in medium to strong potency. This makes it suitable for first-time users to use this. Its tea tree oil has extra antibacterial properties and coconut oil helps in the more absorption of the product.
Diana Stalder Kojic Acid Soap
Ingredients: Grape seed oil, almond oil, palm kernel oil, vitamin B, fragrance, glutathione, etc.
This is for sensitive skin type and comes in 120-gram size bars. It shows mild effect in lightening skin and requires some time to show its effect on the skin. It includes papaya extracts as exfoliator and oils help in maintaining moisture of the skin.
Its little scent added in it is something you can choose if you like scent in your soap.
Kozicare Skin Whitening Soap
Ingredients: Kojic acid, Arbutin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc.
This soap is recommended for all skin types and is rich in Kozi extracts. It comes in 75-gram soap bars and costs 85 INR. Therefore, it is highly affordable for normal people.
This soap-like other requires moisturizer after use due to its dry effect on the skin. If talked according to reviews and ratings by Indian users, this is the highly recommended kojic acid soap.
Marie France Skin and Body Care Soap
Ingredients: Virgin coconut oil, Vitamin E, papaya extract, aloe vera extract, glycerine, etc.
It comes in 150-gram bar size; this soap is very potent in skin whitening. Its formulation is stronger than other top soaps of the list and hence it promises the fastest skin lightening effect. This soap is recommended less for those who have sensitive skin due to its strong formulation.
Its larger size bars are also a differentiating feature as its fast effect promise can be tasted correctly.
BEVI Kojic Acid Soap
Ingredients: Papaya extract, kojic acid, antioxidants, etc.
The fifth position of the list is taken by BEVI Kojic soap. This soap mainly works in minimizing the formation of excessive melanin produced in our body to treat hyperpigmentation. Its potency is mild and subtle therefore makes it suitable for sensitive skin type.
It can be used on the whole body along with the face to remove darkness and blemishes. It costs 370 INR for one bar. Dark elbows, scars, pigmentation, bikini area darkness, etc. can be treated by this soap.
Advantages of Kojic Soap
There are many advantages of these soaps due to which they gained popularity. These are:
- They come for all skin types and ethnicity and everyone can choose according to their skin type and other expectations.
- They are an easier way to whiten skin color naturally. One just has to change his/her soap to this soap to get a lighter skin tone.
- They provide an option to gain naturally light skin unlike other harmful chemicals containing cosmetic items.
- They are comparatively cheaper and easily accessible than other beauty items.
- They are effective in hyperpigmentation also.
- Blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, scars, unwanted darkness of private area and armpits can be removed by their regular use.
Disadvantages of Kojic Soaps
Along with many advantages, there are some disadvantages also that are associated with the use of logic soaps. These are:
- These Kojic soaps interfere in the production of melanin and other compounds that may cause irritation and other skin problems until it achieves tolerance.
- Some of these soaps cause peeling of the skin that results in dryness. Therefore, using a proper moisturizer is necessary for using these soaps.
- Burning or tingling sensation can also be felt on sensitive skin.
Kojic Soaps FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the use of Kojic Soaps?
Kojic soaps are used for skin lightening purposes. They are also used for hyperpigmentation problems, skin darkening, blemishes, and scars cleaning.
Are Kojic soaps expensive?
Kojic soaps are not expensive. They cost a bit higher than the normal soaps but still are very affordable according to their natural ingredients. When compared to other skin whitening methods, these are very cheap and natural.
What do Kojic soaps make of?
These soaps are made mainly from Kojic acid and other natural ingredients like glycerine, coconut oil, tea tree oil, etc. All these ingredients are present in natural form without any additional scent or harmful preservatives.
Health Counselor and Primary Care Physician by profession, I have 12 years experience in primary health care services. Years of practical experience in women’s health care & ANC services and study have gained me a lot of knowledge on several health issues and I wish to share these medical advice and suggestion through this blog.