Body, Face, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, Soap Belo Soap: Intensive Whitening Bar Review 2018 March 14, 2018 If you’ve been reading Filipinow, you’ll know from my past blog post that this Belo soap is my current favorite skin whitening soap in the Philippines. I’m going to do an in-depth review on why this Belo soap is my top choice because I’ve been getting more questions about it ever since Michelle Fox AKA Vavaeng Marangal promoted my website. This is not a sponsored post and all reviews are honest and mine. Intensive Whitening Bar Extra Moisture Belo Soap Available in Lazada BUY HERE There are two types of this Belo Soap, the original one that’s not in glycerin form and my favorite one, the jelly-looking bar that’s suitable for all skin types. If you have dry and sensitive skin like mine (Know your Skin Type for Free), this soap was designed especially for you. Let’s talk about the 3 key ingredients on why this Belo soap is hands down the BEST skin whitening soap in the Philippines starting with… What is Glycerin? It is an organic compound that’s usually derived from vegetable fat. Keep in mind that it can also be made from petrol but worry not. The type of glycerin that’s used in most beauty products comes from vegetables. You’ll be able to easily distinguish a glycerin soap from the common ones as its color is usually see-through. Benefits of Glycerin Aside from how amazingly well it lathers, glycerin also gives moisturizing, anti-aging, and anti-irritant benefits. Along with those benefits is its natural exfoliant property. These bonuses are the reason why glycerin soaps are more expensive than the usual lye-based soaps. Glycerin gives great value in moisturizing the skin but you must be asking why I consider it as a top choice for skin whitening soaps in the Philippines. There are 2 major key ingredients into rapid skin whitening added to the Belo Soap. Let’s start with the crowd’s favorite, Kojic Acid. What is Kojic Acid? Kojic Acid is a derivative of different types of fungi. Tyrosine, an amino-acid which produces melanin (pigment that affects eye, hair, and skin color) is effectively inhibited by Kojic Acid. With tyrosine’s ineffective formation, skin whitening is expected. Benefits of Kojic Acid The Kojic Acid ingredient can be very harsh but it is usually added in the right percentages in different products. Aside from its skin whitening benefits, it also boasts anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Prolonged use of Kojic Acid is like having a regular Glycolic Peel. Remember that when you are using products which peel the skin, you have to be very careful in staying under the sun to avoid adverse effects. Always use SPF, the higher the better. Now let’s go to the 3rd key ingredient that this Belo soap has that others usually don’t… What is Tranexamic Acid? Tranexamic Acid is an amino acid derivative that reduces the appearance of stubborn dark spots and inhibits inflammation. Benefits of Tranexamic Acid It’s been studied and proven as an effective ingredient in alleviating skin damage caused by the sun which include dark spots and melasma. If you have spots or scarring that don’t respond to other skin whitening ingredients, this amino acid can be of great aid in getting rid of those stubborn buggers. What’s inside this Belo Soap? Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Glucono-delta-Lactone, Niacinamide, Fragrance, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, D&C Orange No. 4 (CI 15510). How I use this Belo Soap I have sensitive skin and even if this skin whitening soap is in glycerin form, I still don’t take any chances. What I usually do is I start by shampooing my hair then continue by applying this Belo soap all over my body. I dance or reminisce… depends on my mood. Once I hit 5 minutes or finish a Mariah Carey song, I reach for the loofah. I lather it with the Belo soap and scrub my whole body to the very last crevice. I continue by rinsing everything off, excluding the shampoo. Next is I apply a moisturizing shower gel all over my body. Alright this is turning into a visual shower routine, go away perverts! Now that my whole body is moisturized, I rinse the shampoo off and condition my hair in place. I go on by listening to another song and wash everything off. The final step I do is I wash my face with the Belo soap and leave it on for a minute before completely rinsing. Additional Information Price: 65 PHP Weight: 65g Skin Type: All Skin Types Skin Whitening Effect: As fast as 2 weeks Longevity: 1 and a half week Pros: Gentle for all skin types Rapid skin whitening effect Gentle exfoliation Lightens dark spots and scars Lathers well Doesn’t give itchy and irritable feeling Cons: Easily finished More expensive than other skin whitening soaps Cannot stay under the sun for a long time Final Words I’m not dying, let’s be clear here. You’ll see skin whitening effects in about 2 weeks if you use the Belo Intensive Whitening Care Extra Moisture soap the way that I do. Be religious in using this product and for the love of all that’s holy, STAY AWAY FROM THE SUN. Use an umbrella, wear a jacket, use an SPF lotion! Our skin is peeling, get with the times. We don’t need an additional vexing stress from experiencing adverse effects because of our own negligence. Skin whitening soap is not the only product that can whiten skin. 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