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Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap

Monday, October 26, 2015

     Hi dearies! I'm excited to reveal the latest whitening soap that I'm using as of the moment. I've been using this face and body bar for more than a month now. For my long time readers, you know me already when it comes to product reviews. I make sure that I use a whitening product for at least three to four weeks before sharing my experience. For the nth time, I have fair skin but it's uneven and I guess lacks nutrition. Yes, using whitening products makes the skin "oh so good" to look at but the question "is your white skin healthy?" will arise.

     With this realization, I think I've stripped off some nutrients present on my skin because some of the whitening soap that I've used before will just whiten my skin and that's the end. What if there's a soap that will help maintain or achieve fair, bright, young skin and healthy at the same time. We need to nourish our skin and that nourishment is something Japonesa Face and Body Bar can offer. This face and body bar is a SKIN FOOD! Intrigued? See the ingredients below and learn more why I highly recommended this promising product. Something that will be a mainstay in my bath essentials :)
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
What is Japonesa Face and Body BarJaponesa is a unique blend of:

  • LACTOFERRIN that heals, repairs and regenerates the skin.
  • GLUTATHIONE that provides pinkish and flawless complexion.
  • COLLAGEN that makes the skin smooth and young looking.
  • PROBIOTIC is an active ingredient which nourishes, exfoliates naturally and adds nutrients to our skin.
  • ST. JOHN'S WORT an anti-inflammatory and protection for sensitive skin.
  • OLIVE OIL provides extra protection and moisture in our skin.
  • GLYCERIN helps improve the texture of the skin.
  • COCONUT OIL gives the soap a creamy and more lather.
  • SWEET VANILLA a mild scent infused to enhanced relaxing mood when the soap touches your skin.
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
  • Japonesa bar soap is a Japanese soap that has different benefits from head to toe. 
  • It is a SKIN FOOD- it nourishes the skin to help remove impurities and infused the outer later of the skin with probiotics and lactoferrin. Can I say it's like a yakult for the skin!
  • It is a whitening and anti-aging soap. 
  • It can be used as shampoo for hair and scalp care, and as feminine wash.
  • It has ingredients that's a first in organic whitening soap. 

Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
     After more than a month of using this creamy face and body bar religiously, I'm impressed with the results. I decided to stop using other skin care products related to whitening like whitening lotion and cream. I can attest to the effectiveness of this creamy bar because in a span of thirty days, my skin maintained its color, looks healthier than before and there's a pinkish undertone when I'm outside the house. At first I though I'm getting dark but my sisters told me that I'm still fair and there's a certain brightness.
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
Japonesa Face and Body Bar Lightening Soap in two sizes
size: 120 g
70 g

price: 220 php (Around $4.70+)
135 php (Around $2.80)

place bought: Free
Available at UNIMART, Greenhills and
You may reach them here 
Mj Jamias (T)+63 2 8834883 / (M)+63 917 6022758

instruction for use: Wet the soap and use a towelette to make a creamy lather. Massage very gently all over the face and body. Rinse and pat dry.

ingredients: Lactoferrin, Glutathione, Collagen, Probiotic, St. John's Wort, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Sweet Vanilla
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
The soap is wrapped in a special Japanese paper. You can see the engraved brand name and logo of the soap once you open the wrapper.

What I like:

  • It's made of organic ingredients.
  • Japonesa Face and Body Bar is infused with lactoferrin and probiotics, first in the organic whitening soap department. 
  • It's a lightening, anti-aging face and body bar that's also great for sensitive skin.
  • The scent- smells so DIVINE! It's so luxurious, first time to try a soap that smells like vanilla. 
  • The packaging is attractive and has a luxurious feel because of the engraved logo.
  • Aside from the box packaging, the soap inside the box is wrapped in Japanese paper.
  • The soap produces a very rich creamy lather.
  • I don't need to worry if I left the soap in my soap dish despite the hot weather. Even if this is hand made, no signs of melting happened. I was able to use the bar until the very last shape. It's amazing how it can withstand the weather.
  • The price- if I'll do the math it's affordable as one bar will really last more than a month with daily use.  
  • It's multi-purpose- can be used from head to toe. Face and body bar, shampoo for hair and scalp, and feminine wash too.
  • My skin feels soft and velvety smooth after every wash. 
  • It maintained my skin tone despite the hot weather.
  • Made my skin glowing and bright.
  • Exfoliates really well! I can see dead skin big time every time I scrub my body.
  • Japonesa Face and Body Bar is available in two sizes: 120 g and 70 g. I can say that the later is great for travelling. No need to bring bulky soap with you when you go on a trip.
  • Made some dark spots and blemishes caused by pimples appear lighter after a month of everyday use. 
  • Though I'm not sure on the anti-aging effect, I noticed that my skin became supple. I thought I'm getting dark but there's this "namumula" (rosy/healthy tinge) on my skin.
  • Complete batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.

What I don't like:

  • Not easily accessible. It's available at UNIMART Greenhills and in their physical store only as of the moment.

Will I repurchase? YES, definitely! This soap is back-up worthy.

     I give this soap a 5/5 rating. Another organic soap that I'll include on my top list, another holy grail material as I'm very much impressed on the performance.  I have very sensitive skin that's prone to redness and irritation. I'm glad that no negative reactions arise on my skin from the very first use. I highly recommend this Japonesa Face and Body Bar if you like to have healthy-white and young skin.  Japonesa Face and Body Bar is proud to be an organic and all natural Pinoy brand! Made from high quality raw materials, not tested on animals (cruelty free) and made in the Philippines.

     I know that there are so many whitening and anti-aging soaps in the market today. Read the ingredients carefully and see what it can do to your skin. This is my honest opinion about the product. The ingredients in this soap are promising and I think the first to offer Lactoferrin and Probiotic in one bar. Would you like to  Japonesa Face and Body Bar a try?

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was given to me by Maria Janieli skin care for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types, what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Product Review: Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap

Saturday, May 16, 2015

     Hi dearies! Here's my honest to goodness review of the soap that I've been using for three weeks now. Even though the soap is dubbed as "See results in 3 minutes" I still make sure that I use it for more than two weeks since there are other effects that I want to see while road-testing the product. I believe that one week is not enough to test a soap, especially whitening ones. I'm already fair to begin with so chances are there will not be a drastic change in the whitening and lightening department.

     But a small but promising effect will always matter to me. I'm patient like that with whitening skin care products. I don't judge the product after a week's usage. We have different skin tones, skin care needs and problems so this soap may be effective for me but not to you or vice versa. I've been using the soap for three weeks now, I'm always out in the sun running for errands. Even though I'm armed with umbrella and sunblock, my skin still get burned under the sun. Not only the sweltering heat but the humidity can also cause skin darkening. So this soap is a big help :) See below why!

Product Review:  Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap
     Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap is made of the finest and purest of Vitamin C- derives from organic plants and fruits extracts. Made of Hyaluronic and Nano Formula which penetrates down to the 7th layer of skin. Takes only 3mins!

Product Review:  Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap

This soap corrects skin problems like:
  • pimples 
  • scars
  • chicken skin 
  • dark spots
  • skin asthma 
  • melasma 
  • freckles 
  • underarm 
  • groin
  • safe for kids too
Product Review:  Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap

size: 100 g

price: Introductory price of 500 php (Around $11.24+)
2 bars up with 50% discount
A bar will last at least a month or two. P8/day

place bought: Free
To order, contact them here:
Yamashiro Organic

instruction for use: For the face, use the soap as normal. For the body, leave the soap's lather for 3 minutes. After a couple of days, there will be micro-peeling effect. Use a wet towel to exfoliate your skin. It is highly recommended to use a good whitening lotion or moisturizer to fasten the whitening.

ingredients: Vitamin C Extracts from Lemon, Kiwi, Bearberry, Berries, Arbutin Essences, Nano and Hyaluronic Formula

Product Review:  Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap

What I like:
  • It's organic!
  • The price is affordable since it will really last more than a month. If you'll do the math it's around 8 PHP/day. 
  • The scent is not overpowering. It has a subtle sweet scent.
  • The soap is mild. No stinging sensation during the required time that the soap's lather should be left on the skin.
  • It produces a good lather.
  • My skin feels squeaky clean after each bath.
  • No irritation, breakouts, allergies, or whatsoever.
  • The soap doesn't melt fast despite the hot weather.
  • My skin is soft and smooth to touch after use.
  • It made my skin even toned even if I'm always out in the sun running errands. It's a no joke that I always feel like I'm getting fried whenever I walk in the streets around 12 in the afternoon. 
  • It lightens my wound scar a bit after three weeks of use. 

What I don't like:
  • Not easily accessible.
  • Doesn't have batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
  • No English translation of the product information.

Will I repurchase? Yes!

     I give this soap a 4.5/5 rating. I like the soap's exfoliating powers! I can see dead skin cells big time every bath. As for the texture, the soap is economical to use as it doesn't melt fast or should I say no melting at all in the soap dish despite the hot weather unlike other organic whitening soaps in the market today. 

     Always use the soap as instructed. Since I've only consumed a bar of Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Whitening Soap, the whitening effect on my fair skin tone is not drastic but with continued use I'm sure that my blemishes will fade one step at a time. I've seen a lightening on my small knee scar and that's a wonderful result in as fast as three weeks. The soap leaves a powdery feel after use too so my skin is really soft and smooth to to touch. I highly recommend this soap. Yes, it worked for me :)

Have you tried Japan Yamashiro Organic Deep Intensive Whitening Soap already?

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This soap was sent to me by Yamashiro Organics. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Product Review: Natura Organics Himalayan Mud 21-in-1 Soap

Monday, July 21, 2014

     If my memory serves me right, three years ago I had a hatred feeling against a certain black soap. It's not the black bleaching bar that I've tried from one of the famous brand of organic skin care products in our country today. Yes, it's a face and body soap that left a terrible effect on my face. The thing that irks me most is that it's organic. I have high expectations on that soap because before I get hold of it, I've seen positive reviews on their website and some beauty blogs. I really never expected that the "good" would turn so bad as in so so bad in my case. 

    So to end a long story short, after that experience I veered away from that brand. If you're adventurous with soaps I'm sure you can guess what kind of soap I'm saying here. I will not mention the brand, past is past and I've buried that sad experience. But today, I want to share a good news  :) I never thought that my fear of using a black-colored soap with ingredients that I'm not familiar with will turn into a delight. I think I want to rejoice because I've tried a black soap that didn't burn my face (this was the terrible effect that I have mentioned above) and made my skin healthy looking. Excited to find out why I'm raving a black soap today? Click CONTINUE READING to see my thoughts on Natura Organics Himalayan Mud 21-in-1 Soap :)
Product Review: Natura Organics Himalayan Mud 21-in-1 Soap

Product Review: Be Organic Aloe Jojoba Soap

Thursday, November 21, 2013

     Hello dearies! I'm back with another review. But this time I let my hubby use this soap for thirty days. If you're wondering why I made him as my guinea pig, well it's because the soap is suited for his skin type. The soap that I'm going to introduce today is suited for oily and irritated skin. I presume everyone knows that Aloe Vera is one of the most widely used skin care product that comes from nature even during the old times. I can still remember our Aloe Vera plant that my grandmother planted in her backyard. Whenever we go to her house for a vacation and my cousin's skin got irritated, she will pick a leaf of Aloe Vera, wash it and get the gel coming out of the leaf. It's amazing that the itchy irritated and red like skin patches become tamed after the application of the gel. 

     Going back to my review, this soap is really suited to individuals with oily and irritated skin. Combined with jojoba oil that also makes the skin nourished and moisturized, the soap is another moisturizer in a bar. Don't get me wrong if I tell you that oily skin needs to be moisturized too. If you'll do your research, most oily skin individuals need to use moisturizer to protect the layer of the skin thus minimizing the irritation and less production of sebum. Well according to the hubby, after using the soap on his oily face he noticed that his skin feels smooth to touch. When he uses the soap on his body that has dry patches, he said that the itchiness lessened after taking a bath. I do believe the things that he observed because I can see the improvement on his face and body. If you want to know more about our observation, click CONTINUE READING to find out. 
Be Organic Aloe Jojoba Soap
Jojoba helps control acne and oily skin, since excess sebum from the epidermis dissolves in jojoba. Combined with the healing Aloe to relieve itching, softens and replenishes skin.

Product Review: Be Organic Papaya Bearberry Soap

Friday, October 11, 2013

     Hello dearies! Have you joined my 2nd Year Anniversary Giveaway yet? If not join HERE! I’m very excited to share this review because it’s one of the organic brands in the market today that offers promising natural products for the hair, skin, face and body. I already reviewed one of their soap- The Papaya Kojic and I highly recommend this organic whitening soap for individuals with sensitive skin. If you missed the review just click HERE. Now I’m going to share my thoughts on another variant of soap from Be Organic Bath and Body, this time it’s their whitening and anti-aging soap- The Papaya Bearberry. Does one of the ingredients sound new to you? I guess you’ll answer yes. Actually the bearberry is not that new to me, I already tried another brand of soap with bearberry extract but it is combined with other fruit extracts too. This time it’s combined only with Papaya so the combination is new to me. What exactly is Bearberry extract?
Bearberry extract is made from the leaves of the bearberry plant. It is commonly used as an astringent in cosmetic preparations and skin care products. Astringents are cleansers that remove dirt and oil from the skin's pores. It is also used as a lightening agent to fade freckles or skin discoloration which may be caused by sun damage or hormonal conditions.
     And because I’m already 30 years old, I give more importance to anti-aging. I’m already fair to begin with so it’s less of importance for me to get fairer, just even skin tone will do. This variant of soap is another lemming from the brand because when I saw it at Sesou I told myself to buy it next time I'll visit the store. But to my surprise Ms. Cheryl of Be Organic Bath and Body send samples of their products. I'm one happy kid! The moment I received the package, I opened the soap and used it right away. Excited to know my experience about the soap? Here it is, my honest to goodness review of Be Organic Papaya Bearberry Soap
Be Organic Papaya Bearberry Soap
This handmade soap has the highest and purest ingredients that whiten and nourish skin. Contains papaya enzyme which reduces dark spots from acne, blackheads and pimples. Combined with Bearberry extract, one of the most powerful skin lighteners.


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