FAQ Page

How does Kojiesan work?

Yes, Kojiesan is formulated with Kojic Acid and other effective lightening ingredients to inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, the enzyme that produces melanin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the skin’s darker color. With regular use, Kojiesan can slowdown melanin production and prevent darkening of the skin.

Kojiesan is best for treatment to even out skin tone, erase dark spots and other form of skin pigmentations, it corrects skin discoloration and of course lightens your skin.

When do you see result?

Results vary per individual. How your skin reacts to any skin lightener will depend on your unique skin sensitivity, the extent of the pigmentation, and daily sun exposure. Initially, an improvement should be seen in the first or second week, then the ultimate result with the next 30 days or a few weeks thereafter. Results will vary depending on your skin type, skin condition, depth of pigmentation, and the amount of sun exposure you receive on a daily basis.

Is Kojiesan safe?

Yes, we are using natural based ingredients: Kojic Acid and high grade virgin coconut oil, these powerful duo

Whitening has always been one of the goals of most Filipino today. Perhaps from the influence that we get from other Asian countries like Korea and Japan or our daily exposure to teleseryes starring women with flawlessly white skin and we see that they really look beautiful and attractive to opposite sex.  According to research having a whiter complexion can really boost your self-esteem, however, not all whitening products are the same and not all so called “kojic acid” based products are effective and safe like Kojiesan.

To be specific Kojiesan products do NOT contain any hydroquinone, mercury or steroid which can cause further skin irritation like blisters, swelling, and sometime may cause severe allergy. Our actives are mainly derived from natural ingredients like Virgin Coconut Oil and High Grade Kojic Acid from comprehensive research and development to safely work on all skin types.

What are the side effects?

The normal side effects of skin whitening or lightening are mild peeling, dryness, redness, itching, stinging and sometimes skin getting ashy or ‘darker’ while adjusting to the product especially during the first week. You may or may not experience any or some of these. Exfoliation is part of the process in order to reveal the lighter skin tone eventually. Most of our users are even delighted when they experience these side effects because it tells them the products are starting to work!

In addition, an increase in sun sensitivity should be expected (similar to other skin care products) – therefore wearing sunscreen (at least SPF25) is a MUST whenever you’re outdoors between 9am-5pm during and after your skin lightening regimen.

How many shades lighter can I get?

Every individual’s skin is different. Generally, 1-3 shades lighter is doable. Some can get even lighter than that. We believe the lightest skin one can get is closest to the lightest shade you have in your innermost skin, or the lightest shade you had when you were younger.

What’s the difference between the skin whitening soap, facial, body lotion and cream? Do I need all of them to make this work?

Kojiesan skin lightening Soap induces exfoliation and lightening faster, especially when Skin Lightening lotion or Face cream and toner are applied thereafter. But each one can function alone as a skin lightener. Using one in combination with another yields faster results. The whitening lotion is basically for any area on the body, while the whitening cream is best for face and targeted dark spots like dark knees, elbows, underarms, inner thighs, etc.

Is it important to use sunscreen or sunblock?

You have to wear sunscreen everyday. When you expose your skin to UVA and UVB, your body produces melanin which makes your skin appear darker. For daily activities like going to school or office SPF 25-50 will be enough protection from burning rays of the sun, therefore, the number one and important thing you can do to lighten your skin is to wear sunscreen everyday like Kojiesan Lotion with SPF 25, SPF 50 or our latest product SPF 69.