I have been battling with hormonal acne for as long as I can remember; no thanks to my crazy hormones. I was literally a walking pimple during my teenage years. On top of that, I was also dark-skinned! Imagine a girl with tan skin having a face studded with pimple scars..with a soul praying for the ground to cut open and eat her alive! Yes, emo. Feel free to judge.
Anyway, I was already into my second year in college when my mom decided it was time to visit the dermatologist. I guess even her couldn’t stomach the map of scars doodling across my face. The Derma prescribed Kojic Acid gel, which according to her, is the most effective thing to vanish dark spots caused by acne. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find it. Not a single pharmacy in our city sells that tiny tube of skin miracle. It was almost depressing.
One day while at a certain pharmacy, I spotted a white box with a face of a Japanese lady in the midst of a sea of body soaps; it was Kojie.San. I showed it to my mom upon seeing that it contained Kojic Acid. Out of frustration and desperation, we gambled on it. And guess what? It was the best decision ever!
I wasn’t even after the whitening effects it claimed, to be quite honest. I gave it a try because it was the closest thing to what my dermatologist prescribed to me. I used it as a regular facial wash; lathered it to my face and left it for a minute or two before rinsing. During my first week of use, I distinctly remember the tingling sensation I felt. That’s when I knew the product was doing some sort of sorcery to my troubled skin.
See my transformation after the jump
After a few months of using the product, I noticed that not only did my acne scars lightened, my skin looked brighter and even-toned. It took about a year of beating before my scars looked forgivable. I was so happy with the result that I pushed the bar further and used the soap to whiten the dark areas of my body such as my elbows and knees. These areas and the rest of my body lightened significantly after continuous usage.
|Throwback darkness for you all! This picture was taken Pre-Kojie San stage. Early 2006, I think.|
I became a firm believer and even until now, even after trying out different whitening products, I still find myself going back to Kojie.San. It’s always what I reach for whenever my hormonal acne come to surface and leave nasty scars. I also rely to this product whenever I want to prepare for the beach season or certain occasions that calls for dresses that show off a little bit of skin.
|And then there was light! Taken 3 years after continuous usage.|
So that’s the story behind my battle with acne scars. I was really glad that I found Kojie.San at the time when I thought my teenage self would be scarred (pun intended) for life.
So, if you’d ask me why is it important to use only the original Kojic acid soap when it comes to your skin care needs?
1. Pioneers are King!
Kojie.San is the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market. You know what they say about pioneers, right? There are a lot of Kojic Acid soaps out there, but the fact that Kojie.San was the first to reach the Philippine shores tells a lot about their strong global presence.
2. Micro Peeling
Kojie.san has a micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product. Micro-peeling gets rid of the dead skin that causes dark spots and skin aging. It lifts the outer layer in order to reveal a fresh, radiant, and whiter skin.
3. Chemical Free
It does not contain any harmful chemicals. Ingredients include Pure Kojic Acid (a by-product in the production of Koji or Malted Rice), Sweet Orange, Glycerine, Vegetable Extracts, and Vitamin C.
4. Packed with Antioxidants
It contains antioxidants to prevent damage to the skin cells.
Up to this day, I still do get episodes of hormonal acne; the kind that spreads like wildfire and leave dark spots that take forever to lighten. But I don’t worry all that much anymore, especially that I know Kojie.San is just around the corner waiting to rescue me.
How about you? Do you have a Kojie.San story?