The Marie France Original Kojic Soap sets itself apart from the mega popular Kojie San Soap by having papaya extract in its formulation. Papaya extract contains the enzyme papain, which breaks down proteins that hold dead skin cells together in the outer layer. Thus, the Marie France Original Kojic Soap brightens and evens out skin tone through its exfoliating and tyrosinase inhibiting properties.
For a soap like this to be effective, it should be used consistently and left on the skin for a longer period of time. Refer to the blog post – Skin Lightening Soaps for more information. It should also be stored in a manner that prevents it from being excessively exposed to heat, water, and air, since kojic acid is quite unstable. Marie France suggests placing it inside a plastic bag when not in use, and to store it in a cool, dry place
Since the Marie France Original Kojic Soap contains both papaya extract (mildly exfoliating ingredient) and kojic acid, those with sensitive skin may find it irritating. Kojic acid alone can be highly irritating, and studies have shown that regular use of it can lead to skin sensitivity issues.
Product Claims: This is a professional-strength kojic soap that combines pure kojic acid as the skin whitening agent and papain as the skin exfoliator, which promises a fairer, even-toned and brighter-looking skin if used daily. We added papain to the ingredients so that it will remove your dead skin cells to reveal the healthier cells underneath the skin. The skin whitening process is gradual, it doesn’t happen overnight. It normally takes 8-12 weeks before you see the maximum results – this really depends on your skin sensitivity. This soap can be used on both face and body. It can remove dark areas or skin blemishes such as: acne or pimple scars, melasma, whiteheads, blackheads, hyper pigmentation, dark elbows, knees, inner thighs, bikini area, butt, knuckles, underarms, old scars, etc. Note: This kojic soap is not for people with sensitive skin.
How To Use: Wet skin with warm water and gently massage soap on the skin for no more than 15 seconds on your first week of use. DO NOT RUB. Avoid getting into eyes, nose or mouth. Use this soap only once a day (preferably at night) for the first week. Wash thoroughly with cold water. After the first week, you can use the soap twice a day for no more than 30 seconds. It is essential to follow up with a moisturizer.
Skin Type: All skin types except sensitive
Size: 150 ml
Virgin Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Pure Kojic Acid Extract, Papaya Extract, Vitamin E