Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid

Friday, July 11, 2014

    When it comes to skin whitening, I make sure that I use a product that is safe and effective. I always neither read the list of ingredients to make sure that my skin will not breakout nor will get irritated from the product itself. One of the most sought after ingredients in skin whitening today is kojic acid. I've tried kojic acid soaps in the past and some gave me a hit and miss results. I'm sure you've seen my reviews and based on that experience some kojic soaps may either break you out or will just give a temporary whitening result.

     I was on grocery shopping last month when I saw this sleek orange and white box on one of the shelves that says Kojic Acid+ Tranexamic Acid. Sounds interesting because it’s not only Kojic Acid but it also contain Tranexamic Acid. I got intrigued so I grabbed the box immediately and saw that it was Belo Intensive Whitening Bar. I was giddy to try the soap but then I still have a whitening soap that I need to finish so I said to myself that I will really try that soap next month. But luckily, I was sent a few samples of the soap to try. I've been using the soap for more than a week now. I was amazed from the unique box because it contains interesting quotes and it's loaded with important information about the product. Are you excited to know my thoughts about this promising product from Belo? Click CONTINUE READING to find out why I can say that Belo authority has the expertise in formulating effective products!
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
    I've been using the soap for more than a week now. Since the soap is labeled as intensive, I'm expecting to see results as early as 5 days. I'm already fair to begin with but my face is suffering from dark pimple marks and some freckles that need a heavy duty whitening soap in order to lighten them. I have high hopes with the soap because Belo’s product is indeed, 64% more effective than other products with Kojic Acid alone, as evidenced by clinical studies conducted. Sounds very promising right? Before the review, here are important points you need to know about the product:
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
Belo introduces its most effective, Intensive Whitening Bar 
   Dr. Vicki Belo has not earned the reputation of pioneering the best and the most sophisticated breakthrough products and treatments for skin health and long-lasting beauty for nothing. 
   She has been in the industry long enough to establish that unquestioned and unsurpassed credibility that catapulted her to be the country’s premiere beauty expert and cosmetic doctor whom everyone looks up to for her authority and unbridled talent. She caters to the stars and the general public alike, both spheres enjoying parallel care and utmost importance in all her clinics.
   
     Her authority in beauty and health is so much so, that every Filipino now believes that “If it comes from Belo, it must be effective.” 
     Enter the latest product innovation on skin whitening called Belo Intensive Whitening Bar (Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid). This whitening bar boasts of a unique combination of today’s two most powerful whitening actives – Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid. 
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
     Kojic Acid is an organic compound that effectively inhibits the production of tyrosinase and melanin giving skin a visibly lighter appearance. Tranexamic Acid, on the other hand, is a peptide proven to inhibit inflammation and melanin formation. It is ideal for stubborn dark spots that do not respond to other skin lightening ingredients.
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
The soap is contained in a special box. As you can see on the photo above, there's an interesting quote printed above the Belo Intensive Whitening Bar logo. 
     This early, the bar soap has already been taking the country by storm, proving that Belo’s product is indeed, 64% more effective than other products with Kojic Acid alone, as evidenced by clinical studies conducted. Since this product is formulated by Dra. Vicki Belo herself, I can truly say that Belo Authority has the expertise in formulating effective products.
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
The soap is also sealed with plastic to ensure fresshness
Product Review: Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid
size: 65g

price: 59.75 php ( Around $1.30+ )

place bought: Free
Available at all leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide.

instruction for use: Use twice daily for the face and body. There may be slight stinging and itchiness as the actives work in exfoliating the skin.
Discontinue other whitening brands one week prior to use as this may not be compatible with Belo Intensive Whitening Bar.
If prolonged irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Use with Belo Essentials Whitening Lotion especially if you have dry skin. 

ingredients: 
Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tranexamic Acid and Kojic Acid
Other ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Glucono-delta-lactone, Sodium Lactate, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, D&C Orange 4 (CI15510), Lotus Flower Extract

What I like:

  • The packaging- sleek, handy, unique. The special box also contains interesting quotes that I'm sure will inspire you every time you use the product.
  • The soap is sealed in plastic upon opening the box, guaranteed freshness.
  • The price- very affordable.
  • The scent- it has a sweet scent that is mild and not overpowering.
  • Doesn't melt fast.
  • The soap produces a good lather.
  • Exfoliates very well!
  • Made my skin soft and smooth to touch.
  • Dries up tiny bumps on my face and made some acne marks lighter in color.
  • Made my skin squeaky clean after every bath.
  • Easily accessible.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.
  • Dermatologist tested. Clinically proven.

What I don't like:

  • Made my skin a little dry but a dollop of lotion helps prevent dryness.

Will I repurchase? Yes!

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I already liked the soap on the first day of use. There's a very mild stinging and itching sensation meaning the soap's active ingredients is working on exfoliating dead skin cells on my face. It's tolerable that's why I'm not afraid that the soap would burn my skin like what happened to me with other brands of commercially produced kojic soap in the market today. Since this product is 64% more effective than other products with Kojic Acid alone (based on clinical studies) I can say that Belo authority really has the expertise in formulating effective products. After using the soap in a span of one week, there's a slight change in the color of my pimple marks, not that drastic but I can see a difference. This is what an intensive whitening bar should be, safe and effective that's why I highly recommend Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid.

     Have you tried Belo Intensive Whitening Bar- Kojic acid + Tranexamic Acid? Share your experience on the comment section below.
     
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DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product.

46 comments

  1. Yes, been using this soap for 3 weeks already and voila it really lightens my skin, just like kojie san very effective din un, ang kagandahan lang dito hindi masyadong dry ung skin ko compared to kojie san. Gagamit nalang ng lotion after taking a bath.

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  2. I haven't tried Belo intensive whitening bar with kojic acid but I've started using Kojie-san last week. I'm still about to figure out how effective it will be for my skin. Kojic acid is getting popular. Nice review! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is very good beauty soap for fair and white skin tone. Belo products are excellent beauty products.

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  4. Belo is fast establishing herself in beauty products. They have nice packaging for this one.

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  5. belo have several good skin care products. I use one for my face alone. I;ve tried several soap already to see what will hit the right note since I have a sensitive skin. after trying belo products I didn't have any acne breakouts... i don't know if the soap is indicated for acne but it works for me... i also use the moisturizing facial wash as well

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  6. I remember a soap like this a long time ago.. this is great information, and i will share it with my wife..

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  7. Sounds like an interesting product. Love that it started lightening your pimple marks.

    Michelle F.

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  8. I'm sure this product is really beneficial for the right person. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thank you for the information. I have never tried a product like this. Very interesting.

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  10. This looks like a great product, nice review on it!

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  11. I've never heard of this before. I love learning about new products that work for people. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Looks like a great product. Thanks for sharing the review. I always like great skin care.

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  13. I also almost picked this up when I first saw it in the grocery. When I read the part about stopping the use of other whitening products, I got a little intimidated. Baka mag-react skin ko, so I changed my mind. Might try this in the future though.

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  14. Seems like an awesome product. Just not sure if I would pay $60 bucks for it though that's pretty pricey

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    1. Hi Tonya! the amount is in Philippine currency (Php), so that would more or less amount to $1.50 only. :)

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  15. This sounds great, I don't generally use some on my face, but I do have some freckly spots I would love to lighten.

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  16. Sounds like an awesome product to try. Just the name alone wants me to use it! Great review!

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  17. I hadn't heard of this before, but it's great that it's making a difference. Lightening up age spots or freckles can make some people feel more confident.

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  18. Great review! I need to share this to mom. Thank you for for sharing!

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  19. I haven't heard of it until now. I can see why people are loving on it though!

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  20. Never heard of this either. How does it work in the summer months? is your skin more sensitive to the sun

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  21. I'm also using belo's soap though not the whitening one.

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  22. Good to know that this product worked for you. Haven't tried it yet, though I'm curious about this soap, since it contains tranexamic acid.

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  23. Sounds like a really great product to try! Thanks for the awesome review as always. When it comes to fashion and beauty I always know where to look first.

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  24. This looks like a wonderful product, thanks for sharing

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  25. I've never tried Belo products before or any product with Kojic acid for that matter. Nice to know that this one is effective.

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  26. I have never heard of this soap before. I would probably try it on my age spots. Thanks for sharing.,

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  27. I used Belo products before when I was there but now I have to stop using all the whitening stuffs. Hubby wants me to look tan. LOL

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  28. This looks nice! I like the color. I would love to lighten some freckles

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  29. Do you have to stop using other whitening products when using this soap?

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  30. I'm all for products that help lighten the colors of ance that's for sure

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  31. Sounds like a great product! It's interesting how some people die to get a darker/tanned skin and then others want to get it whiter :)

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  32. Belo products work so well on Filipino skin because they are specially formulated for the skin type. I love their new sunblock!

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  33. I am looking for something for my sun spots on my hands, really can age you. Great review, love learning about new beauty products.

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  34. I used to be a fan of kojic soaps, but I haven't tried this one by Belo yet. I might pick this up the next time I go to the supermarket/department store. Let's see if mahihiyang ako dito. ^^ Thanks for the review sis!

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  35. I like the sound of this soap. I would love to use a lightening bar on my skin as I am getting age spots.

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  36. why does the color of this soap that I have here is different from your sample? your sample is just plain orange, while mine here is a combination of orange and white just like the color of its packaging. I don't think that it is fake since I bought in Robinson's Supermaket.

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  37. is it really effective in acne scars? please help po
    how many days did you start to notice results?

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  38. It is really effective in lightening skin. It lightens my skin slightly from the first soap i tried. Nice product!

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  39. Is it safe for pregnant women? Thanks!

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    1. Hello :) As far as I know, whitening soaps should be avoided by pregnant women. Better yet ask your OB-GYNE first before using whitening products may it be organic or commercially produced ones. It's better to be safe than sorry right?

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  40. I ms Kath! Asko ko lang po kung anung mas effective dito sa dalawa kung ung belo namay kojic acide soap or yung Belo essentials smoothening whitening body bar? Parehas po kasi silang binili ng mom ko sa goods.ph (https://www.goods.ph/belo-essentials-smoothening-whitening-body-bar-3842.html), patanda kasi ako ng patanda na iilang na po ako sa sarili kong skin kasi mejo dry tas hindi pa ganun kaputian. Matagal nadin akong nag hahanap po ng sagot sa para sa balat ko. Salamat po advace merry christmas

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    1. Hi Ashley,

      Yung isang brand and may Kojic. Yung BELO KOJIC + Tranexamic Acid. Iba yung nabile ng mom mo sa goods ph. Di ko pa na-try yung smoothening whitening bar nila so wala ako masasabi on that. Yung may kojic lang na-try ko and until now I'm using it from time to time.

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  41. Hi po. Just browsing then I saw your review about the Belo Intensive Whitening bar. Just wanna ask if its okay to use it even if its cold? Nasa Canada po kase ako. Magiging effective poba? Thank you in advance :)

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    1. Hello,

      Kindly skip this if sobrang lamig kasi mas lalong mag-dry yung skin mo. Nakaka-dry talaga ang kojic soaps.

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