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Palmolive Naturals White with Papaya Soap Review

Ugh… Why is Likas Papaya Soap out of stock in most Mercury branches I’ve been into? Are they still under production? Would they still sell it in the market? I was planning to return to using a longtime favorite of mine and it’s out of stock. Bummer. Hay, let’s make lemonade out of lemons so I thought of trying another whitening soap instead. This time, another affordable one from Palmolive.

They are claiming their Papaya soap can lighten your skin in 7 days with their active ingredient, the Songyi Mushroom Extract.

What is Songyi Mushroom Extract?


  • The Songyi mushroom extract is used in skincare products to promote new cell growth and helps rejuvenate your skin.
  • It is also very mild and causes no irritation to the skin which makes it one amongst the natural and an alternative ingredient in skin-whitening products compared to other harsh ingredients such as hydroquinone.
  • After several uses, it is believed to soften your skin which results into a clearer and brighter skin tone.

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed it too yourselves but it seems the extreme sunlight and temperature is making our skin darker despite the consistent use of whitening products and sun protection. Hope it gets colder in the Philippines soon!


Like most orange colored whitening soaps, it smells like your regular orange-melon car freshener.


Compared to other whitening soaps, palmolive is not drying at all but it does have some slight sting

Whitening Effect

After using this for 2 weeks (Okay, I gave it more chance than it’s promise of 7 days) there was NO visible whitening results. No glow. No fairness. No nothing. Maybe I shouldn’t expect anything from a really cheap bar of soap.

Would I buy again?

Probably not.


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