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Skin Whitening,  Skincare,  Soaps and Cleansers and Toners

Belo Intensive Whitening Bar Review (It’s Surprisingly Good)

Read on for a detailed review and more photos. *Drumroll* How’s everyone doing? I’m sure you’re most of you are still in search for that perfect whitening soap that will suit your skin. Are you one of those who have tried almost everything in the market but still unable to lighten skin due to stubborn dark spots? Well here’s something for you ladies and gentlemen. Belo’s most intensive whitening bar yet! Aptly named, Belo Intensive Whitening Bar.

I was browsing around my local Mercury Drug and saw their soap in an array of whitening soaps. It caught my attention because their packaging is quite a looker. With large fonts of Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid labeling their box.

PACKAGING and APPEARANCE

I appreciate the fact that they list their ingredients at the box, not only that, they also thought of the consumers by actually explaining what their active ingredients are. I appreciate brands that do the research for us. <3 Because when I first saw the soap, I initially thought. What’s Tranaxemic Acid? It’s the first time I heard of that ingredient. It’s also the first time I saw it in a whitening soap formulation. The sleek orange and white box also added to it’s appeal.
This is a cold-processed soap. It’s pure with a coconut oil based. It has no fillers to make it more “sudsy” or “budgetize” it. You get what you pay for and it’s worth it. But keep in mind that cold-processed soaps melt easily so make sure to keep it dry.

Kikaysikat Tip: Make soaps last longer. Cut them in cubes!

 

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INGREDIENTS

Kojic Acid
Tranaxemic Acid
Salicylic Acid – Unclogs pores
Lactic Acid – A gentle skin cleanser
Coconut Oil – A natural soap base
Tocopheryl Acetate – Vitamin E
I’m sure most of you have heard of Kojic Acid as it’s widely used in popular whitening soaps today but what is Tranaxemic Acid? Here’s something I found. It’s quite detailed and informative.

http://www.mcbiotec.com/products/?type=detail&id=33

1
Whitening and
prevent pigmentation
Reduce or remove the pigmentation of skin
Prevent and/or treat
pigmentations such as chloasmas, freckles, sunburn, dark skin and melanoderma
caused by a drug such as steroid
Minimize dark spot area due to sun exposure.
Anti-inflammation
Act on the chronic
mild inflammatory condition at the sites of spots, to suppress melanocyte
activation
2
Inhibit or improve skin roughness
Restore damaged skin
caused by UVA/UVB, pollution or other environmental factors.
Block melanin
formation path induced by ultraviolet rays
Prevent melanin
accumulation
Decreases melanocyte
tyrosinase activity by preventing the binding of plasminogen to the
keratinocytes, which results in reduction of prostaglandins and arachidonic
acid, which are inflammatory mediators involved in melanogenesis.
Pigmentation after
sun exposure
Dark spots
Sensitive skin
Acne and
inflammation
Postoperative care
after laser, pulsed light treatment
Azelaic acid
L- ascorbic acid
arbutin
Tranexaminc acid
Reduction of melanin
Inhibit tyrosinase
No irritation
Hypoallergenic
Anti-inflammatory

Mechanism of whitening skin

Synergistic effects with other whitening ingredientsTranexamic acid produces good synergistic effect when combined
with ascorbic acid or its derivatives such as magnesium ascorbyl phosphate,
3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid, disodium adenosine triphophate, escinol (deacylated
product of escin under hydrolysis by sodium methylate), L-cysteine. Penetration
enhancers helps the transdermic absorption of tranexamic acid into spots.ApplicationTranexamic acid is suitable to all kinds of skin for removing
pigmentation, whitening skin and reducing spots, such as: Efficacy and Safety
Comparison of Tranexamic Acid with Other Whitening Ingredients
Tranexamic
acid is relatively stable to light, temperature, pH, and oxygen, and no special
protections are required to maintain its whitening effect, as compared with
conventional whitening ingredients. It is no irritant and no sensitive to skin
and is safe for use in whitening cosmetics.Use
Level:
 0.5% (
cosmetics); cosmaceuticals: 2.0-3.0%

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FRAGRANCE

Unlike most soaps in the market that distinctly smells like car freshener that we have to tolerate, Belo’s Intensive Whitening smells soooooo good. I can imagine gentle florals, cotton, citrus, and oats. It’s mild and not overpowering at all. The scent is quite addicting that Mr. John Castle asked if he can also use the soap.

 

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Yes. I’m a soap sniffer.

EFFECTIVENESS

Okay, verdict is up! I’m sure you’ve been wanting to know if it’s effective or not. Guess what? It is. It’s actually one of the best soaps I have tried recently. What I like about Belo’s Intensive Whitening Bar is that it works pretty fast. In less than a week, people have been noticing how bright and fair my skin looked even without makeup. Now do take note I drink glutathione BUT sometimes when I use a not-so-good soap, my skin thickens to something dry and dull that covers up my whiteness. Belo’s soap enhances my skin’s fairness.
Did you know that Tranaxemic Acid is also anti-inflammatory? This is great for people who also have skin troubles like pimples!

WHO DO I RECOMMEND THIS TO?

I recommend this to folks who have tried almost every soap in the market but has not yet found something that works for them.

 

 

KikaySiKat Rating 5/5 Stars!