Perla Soap for Whitening? – Updates April 2016

Update April 9  2016: My results are still the same. After trying it another time. It is still stingy and harsh. Not for bath use.

Update March 15 2016: So I decided to give Perla Soap (original white)  another shot due to insistent popular demand. I also read a comment that the sting is only during the initial use. Let’s see..  Will post a new writeup once I’m done testing. 
Though I can’t recall if it was folklore or hearsay or when I saw a family who’s skin as fair as snow when my mom told me “Those people use Perla when taking a bath and rinsing it with tawas-soaked water“.  She sounded serious about it so it was embedded in my brain. I was 10 years old at that time. Indeed, their skin was paper white fair and everyone envied them. Let’s fast forward 5 years later, on my Perla soap exeriment.
I wanted to have white skin so bad I’m willing to try anything! Even using a laundry soap for it! I did my research before doing so. Apparently, Perla is made out of natural ingredients, 100%. It’s a coconut based detergent and promiesd to be gentle on hands and skin. They even have a papaya version OMG, which makes me think they are secretly trying to market Perla as a skin whitening soap for the body *wink wink*

Perla Soap Experience

I only used it once and once was enough. IT @!*$)@#*!$*@)! STINGS. It stung everywhere especially my face. Good gracious I was thankful it didn’t burn. I was so scared of using it again becaues it was tremendously painful. Maybe the family was believing the coined phrase “Tiis-ganda”? 

A laundry soap should be kept as a laundry soap. A bath soap for the bath. 

Lesson learned my dearies. So whoever is curious on using Perla as their whitening bath soap for the body. Avoid it like the plague!!!! I have a lot of whitening soaps reviewed so go check those out. 
I did use Perla for my son’s clothes when he was a baby and it didn’t bother him compared to using other detergents so it is still mild.


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  • Reply Lorie Nocasa December 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    hihi.. na try ko na ding gumamit ng Perla out of curiosity at super inggit sa mga snow white na beauty nung mga time na d pa uso ang Kojic at Gluta.. 😛

  • Reply Myka Cadaoas December 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    i read an article aboit this myth too, yes perla was used as a body soap a decade ago when the formulation was much milder and perhaps, natural. if im not mistaken, when another xompany bought the brand, they reformulated it and from then on was just good as a typical laundry soap. n9 longer suitbke for the body.

  • Reply jen December 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

    ginamit ko perla pero sa body lang..di ko ginamit sa mukha. before mukhang zebra legs ko kase umitim yung binti ko. ngayon medyo same nalang sila ng tone

  • Reply Telle December 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Nagamit ko rin yan sis nung 1st year hs ako, ung Perla white. Sabi kasi ng nanay ko nakakatanggal daw un ng pimples. Pero wala naman nangyari.

  • Reply MJ PEREZ April 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I've tried it ms. K and hmmm you're right check out my review here.

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