Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione

Thursday, February 11, 2016

     Hi dearies! Here's another review of whitening supplement that I will recommend if you have a tight budget and wants a creamy or almost a translucent complexion. Before I start, let me tell you that I'm already fair to begin with but my skin tone is uneven because I always fetch my son at school in the morning. I'm outside the house from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and during those times, the sun is really high. It's really hot as I can feel the humid air touching my skin.

     Anyhoo, I received a bottle of Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione from Cheska's Online Store last December and I've decided to give it a shot. I'm already familiar with the brand even before I started blogging. I've visited different online forums and most of the members liked this variant of Ishigaki. They say that this one is really effective because it has ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), known as a potent glutathione booster but some individuals have allergic reactions to it. Read full review of Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione below :)
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione:

  • Contains 1000 mg per capsule (see ingredients below).
  • It is housed in a bigger bottle compared to Ishigaki Premium Plus Blend.
  • Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione has an opaque capsule.
  • Ishigaki l-glutathione (food supplement) is a registered trademark. Duplicating the label, design, graphics or product name is illegal and a punishable offense.
  • Ishigaki l-glutathione has been filed and registered to IPO (Intellectual Property Office) with registered no.42008006437.
  • Please be guided accordingly.
  • It is now in a new packaging- laminated (glossy label)
  • Ingredients manufactured & imported from Japan.
  • Distributed by: Sci Chem Lab 5927 Geiger Court, Carisbad, CA, USA
  • There are fake Ishigaki glutathione in the market today so be sure to buy from trusted sellers.
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
Serving Size 1 capsule- 1000 mg
Servings per container- 60 capsules

Supplement Facts: 

L- Glutathione Tri-Peptide:
L- Glutamic Acid 200 mg
Glycine 200 mg 
L- Cysteine 200 mg

L- Glutathione Booster:
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 200 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg
L-Methionine 100 mg
Ascorbic Acid 50 mg
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
size: 60 capsules/bottle good for 1 month use

price: 800 php (Around $17.50+)

place bought: Free 

instruction for use: Take 1 capsule + 500 mg Vitamin C twice a day. You can take it 30 minutes before or after eating. You can use any kind of Vitamin C as long as it is 500 mg twice a day.

other ingredients:  Kosher Gelatin Capsule, Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
Opaque capsules
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
TDC mark at the bottom of the bottle
Product Review: Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione
This photo was taken last February 6 around 12 noon inside the car at Mahogany market in Tagaytay. The weather was gloomy that day, there's a hint of sunlight but it's also raining. 
What I like:

  • The price- the cheapest glutathione brand in  the market today.
  • The bottle is bigger than Ishigaki Premium Plus. It is tightly sealed once you purchase a bottle so no need to worry about contamination. There's a plastic seal outside the bottle cap and another seal inside on the top of the bottle
  • Stinky rotten egg odor is present once you open the bottle. An indication that it is authentic and this is according to Ishigaki users who have purchased a fake one which I've read in an online forum.
  • Ishigaki Advanced White Glutathione also contains ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), L-cysteine, and N-Acetyl-Cysteine known as potent boosters to speed up the whitening process of the skin.
  • No allergic reactions especially to ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • It made my skin glowing the next day even if I only have 4 hours of sleep every night.
  • No appearance of cystic acne last menstrual period.
  • There's a slight change in the color of my freckles but not that drastic.
  • After finishing 1 bottle, I can attest that marks from unwanted scratch have lightened a bit.
  • It made my skin tone even. I took this last January 9 until February 9 and I noticed that my feet retains the color even if I wear flipflops while walking under the sun. 
  • I'm already fair to begin with but it gives a creamy and almost translucent white color of my skin. I can't say that I'm a shade lighter now because I still use the same shade of foundation. 
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package. There's also the TDC initials embossed at the bottom of the bottle packaging and this is one proof that the product is authentic.

What I don't like:

  • Not easily accessible, you have to purchase it online.
  • No assurance if this product is BFAD approved.
  • There are individuals who are allergic to ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid).

Will I purchase? It's in the realm of possibility.

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating as of the moment as there is no assurance that it is BFAD approved. I would give a 5/5 rating if not for that. My rating depends on the price and over-all experience too. In my opinion, the brand Ishigaki is one of the cheapest brands of glutathione in the market today. As like what I've said on my previous review of Ishigaki Premium Glutathione, the results vary from person to person. There are individuals who react faster to supplements and give them positive results. Again, if you have morena skin tone kindly expect three or more months before you see a drastic result.

     There is also what they call a plateau like with topical products that your body becomes immune to it and it's not as effective as before. Glutathione supplement serves as an ant-oxidant in the liver. It cleanses the body from the toxins accumulated from pollution and chemicals so if you smoke, drink, and always stay late at night this supplement will first cleanse the toxins inside the body that's why sometimes the whitening effect is slower than those who are have low stress levels and toxins in their body.

Have you tried taking Ishigaki glutathione as a daily supplement? Hope you can share your experience :) 

For orders and other inquiries on Cheska's Online Store, you may reach them through,
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. I don't take glutathione on a regular basis. My review is based on my experience during the time and period I'm taking it.


  1. Your skin looks so good! Hopefully, the manufacturer of this product ensures that is approved by BFAD :)

    1. Hi Hazel,

      Thank you! Yup, I hope this will be BFAD approved so that it will be available also at local drugstores.

  2. Hi ms kath.. ang tanong ko lng bkit ang recomendation mo is take 2 times a day.. while in the bottle direction it says 1 capsule per day lng

    1. Hi Soller,

      The directions on the bottle kasi is the minimum dosage. Sa bottle nakalagay din na na depends on your physician diba? Usually kasi yung 2 times a day na dose is the recommended dose pag ang weight is 50 kgs above. So I presume na most of the ladies and gents who'll be taking this supplement is 50 kgs above na.

  3. Hi Kath can you do a comparison between snow caps and ishigaki? Thanks.

    1. Hi,

      Will just comment here ha. Sa price mas mura ang Ishigaki, sa ingredients magkaiba din sila. Sa availability yung Snow Caps meron na available sa drugstores yung Ishigaki online lang. FDA approved ang snow caps while ang Ishigaki hindi. may 2 variants and Ishigaki- premium and advanced. Hope this helps :)

  4. Hi po . ano mas maganda premium or advance?

    1. Hi aisha,

      Depends kasi sa reaction ng body mo. In my expereince kasi sa premium pinkish white sa advanced medyo yellowish/translucent white. Both are effective.

    2. bigla akong na concious sa yellowish? hindi po ba ako magmumukhang may hepa??

  5. Ano pong mas effective, snow caps of ishigaki?

    1. Hi Bea,

      Both effective for me. Magkaiba lang sila ng price and yung Snow Caps approved kasi ng FDA. Much cheaper and Ishigaki.

  6. Hello Ms. Kath. I have read your reviews about ishigaki premium and advanced. Which do you personally prefer? I had fair skin before i started working. Now i'm one shade darker, but still a bit fair. I've started taking ishigaki advanced for than a week but i've noticed i'm getting a bit yellowish(which is not a desirable color for me). In your opionon, should i switch to premium right away or continue to take the advanced til i become fairer? Thank you Ms. Kath. God bless.

    1. Hi,

      Since you're already taking Ishi Advanced, finish the contents of your first bottle na lang para hindi masayang then switch to premium for pinkish tone.

  7. Hi po ate, nag take po ako ng ishi advance then within a week, parang nagka allergy ako parang may part ng skin ko nag swell (mukhang kagat ng ipis) na read ko kc na some are allergic sa ALA. Ito na ba ung allergy na un, if not anu po ba usually ung allergy na lumabas pag allergic sa ALA. Salamat po. Godbless.

    1. Hi,

      Yes, pwede na part ng allergic reaction yan sa ALA. Yung iba naman sa throat nila parang mahapdi pag iniinom. Or sa L-Cysteine kaya lang bihira lang kasi ang case na allergy dun.

  8. Hi ms. Kath im taking ishi 2x a day and GSE (grapeseed) okay lang po ba yun? Or need ko pa mag take ng vitC or mas maganda vitC nalang? Tia :)

    1. Hello,

      Iba pa din kasi pag vitamin C but others substitute GSE for that. While others naman Vitamin C plus GSE


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