Valid reasons people might want to whiten their skin such as to treat an underlying skin condition or even out unbalanced skin tone has already been elaborately discussed in our earlier post about bleaching creams and lotions.
Again, a very critical factor to pay attention to when considering skin whitening is the method you use to achieve your whiter skin. The Nigerian market is filled with a lot of substandard and untested whitening products that are cheap and harmful to the skin. As mentioned in our earlier post, you actually do not need products with very harsh chemicals in order to effectively lighten your skin – remember that skin is a delicate organ. The recommended products in this post have been carefully selected from a week-long survey of real user reviews and general manufacturer standing.
While it may look easier to simply order your whitening soaps from one glow page on Instagram, you should also realize that the fields of dermatology (the medical study of skin and its diseases) and cosmetology (the study and application of beauty treatments) have confirmed professionals. So it is always best to use products from companies that have used the expertise of these professionals in the manufacture of their products.
Here are 7 recommended whitening soaps to use on your skin in Nigeria:
1. Shouvy® Glutathione White Brightening Soap
The Shouvy® Glutathione White Brightening Soap contains glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that hinders melanin production — thereby lightening skin. The glutathione in Shouvy® Glutathione White Brightening Soap is combined with other mild and purely organic ingredients like coconut oil, glycerin, kernel oil, radish extract, rice milk extract, Vitamins C and B3 to bring the best results. This brightening soap is safe for use on all skin types.
2. Shouvy® Kojic Acid and Glutathione White Soap
This product is from the same company as the first one and they can be used together or separately. Both soaps do almost the same thing – which is lighten the skin but the Shouvy® Kojic Acid and Glutathione White Soap contains koji acid which is excellent for removing dark spots, sun damage, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes. This product is especially recommended to those with spotty or damaged skin.
3. Relumins® Dual Whitening Bleaching Soap
This product is an excellent skin brightener and exfoliator. The Relumins® Dual Whitening Bleaching Soap fades away scars and brightens up all areas of your skin including underarms. The results of the Relumins® Dual Whitening Bleaching Soap can be hampered by excessive sun exposure – in fact, you should not use any skin whitening product if your daily activity involves a lot of sun exposure. If you must go into the sun, be sure to wear sunscreen. Once you have achieved your desired skin tone, you can reduce usage of this product to say 2 or 3 times a week for exfoliating and maintenance. The soap lathers well buy should not let it stay on your face for too long.
3. Koji White® Skin Lightening Soap
This double-bar product is great for brightening up dulled skin for a more radiant skin tone. It is mild and non-toxic and free from harsh bleaching agents. The Koji White® Skin Lightening Soap is made with natural ingredients and contains a high concentration of collagen which also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and the signs of sun damage on your skin. This soap is recommended for those with dulled fair or brown skin that are looking for gentle and not aggressive brightening.
5. Kojic And Tranexamic Acid Whitening Soap by Bello Essentials®
The Kojic And Tranexamic Acid Whitening Soap by Bello Essentials® is gentle but very effective. The soap is also good for brightening specific dark regions like armpits, feet and private region. This fast-acting whitening soap works for all skin types and unlike other bleaching soaps, will not leave your skin too dry. The brightening effect of this soap can be noticed just after one week of usage – the only sad part is that the soap comes in small-sized bars so you might need to buy more bars to get the best results. One customer used the words: “small but mighty” to describe this soap.
6. Revitale® Advanced Kojic Acid Brightening Soap
This made-in-England soap contains the right proportion of kojic acid that quickly clears hyper-pigmentation and dark patches for a more refined and even-toned complexion. The Revitale® Advanced Kojic Acid Brightening Soap also contains exfoliating natural apricot particles that gently remove dead skin cells, cleanse impurities and leave your pores sparkling clean. This is a good soap to use in combination with your bleaching cream or lotion to boost performance.
7. Dermisa® Brightening Bar
There is a good reason dermatologists often recommend this soap. It is of high quality and made from natural ingredients. The Dermisa® Brightening Bar lightens gently and effectively, starting with darker regions for a more balanced complexion.
The Dermisa® Brightening Bar works best if used in combination with the Dermisa® Sulfur Facial Bar.
Use the Dermisa® Sulfur Facial Bar on the face and leave lather on for 10 to 15 minutes before bathing with the Dermisa® Brightening Bar. Afterwards, you can now apply the brightening lotion or cream you use.
8. Natichaa® Gluta-Collagen White Soap
The Natichaa® Gluta-Collagen White Soap contains a unique formula of glutathione and collagen that effortlessly brightens your skin while keeping it firm and youthful. You can easily achieve your best radiant look with constant use of this product. The Natichaa® Gluta-Collagen White Soap works well on all skin types – dry, oily or sensitive skin. For best results, use day and night.