Skin Whitening Soap: A Guide To The Best Soaps

Skin Whitening Soap: A Guide To The Best Soaps

In the last 10 years skin whitening has become increasingly popular amongst various different ethnic groups looking to lighten their skin. People from all corners of the globe are looking for products that can help lighten their skin and skin whitening soap is often a popular choice.

As a consequence of this the amount of information around skin lightening has increased exponentially. It is however very important to be sure that your sources of information are credible and what you read and put into practice has credibility behind it.

Skin Lightening, Skin Whitening and Skin Bleaching

Skin lightening, skin whitening and skin bleaching are all common terms within this very lucrative and highly sought-after industry. It is however important to know the distinct differences between these three terms. Skin lightening and skin whitening are often used interchangeably and for all intents and purposes they are one in the same.

Some experts suggest that skin lightening is a slightly less extreme version of skin whitening, but in our view they are just synonyms for each other. Skin bleaching on the other hand is a far more severe form of skin lightening.

It often involves using harsh products which carry a high risk when it comes to causing irreversible damage to one’s skin. The most common form of skin bleaching product is known as hydroquinone.

What Is Skin Whitening Soap?

Skin whitening soap is a soap that is used to lighten a persons skin. It does this by reducing the melanin levels in a persons skin. There are a plethora of skin whitening soaps on the market today. Different skin whitening soaps produce different outcomes depending on their strength.

Finding The Right Product

skin whitening guide

Now that you know the differences between skin lightening, skin whitening and skin bleaching the next step is to find the right product that will deliver results based on your expectations.

There are an assortment of skin whitening soaps but what is most important to understand is your skin type, your skin’s vulnerability to using certain products and your exact skin whitening objectives.

If you have a more sensitive skin we would advise using a product with the lower level of intensity. You may not see the same lightening results as you would with stronger, more potent products, but as you're dealing with your skin and the organs beneath it we would always advise to exercise caution when looking to lighten your skin.

Three Best Skin Whitening Soaps

lemons for skin lightening

Some of the most popular organic or natural products to use for skin whitening include papaya, honey, lemons, turmeric, yogurt and lemons. Each of these naturally occurring products will have their own special methods of preparation when it comes to skin lightening. We wrote a post on the subject previously which you can read here.

The most common types of skin lightening soaps include papaya soap, kojic acid soap and lotion and glutathione soap. Another stronger and more harsh skin whitening product is hydroquinone but we would not advise using this product due to the risks associated with it.

Papaya Soap

A classic skin whitening soap made from the papaya fruit. Papaya soap has been used for decades to lighten skin and is particularly popular in South East Asia, most notably the Philippines. There are an assortment of different papaya soap brands including Likas, Sika and Miss Rose.

Many skin experts recommend papaya as a very effective natural remedy for different skin ailments. If you are facing with pigmentation and discoloration issues, dry skin, then papaya soap is a sound solution.

Kojic Acid Soap

Arguably the most popular skin whitening soap on the market today. Kojic acid soap is made from sake of japanese rice wine. 

Kojic acid can be found in a number of different types of skin products, including serums, powders, creams, soaps and cleansers. Kojic Acid powder should be mixed with water or lotion, depending on the product instructions. 

If using kojic acid soap you must be aware these products are meant to be washed off immediately after use. Others, like creams and serums, are designed to be left on the skin and absorbed into it over.

Note that kojic acid has sub par absorption rates, so if you are looking to use a cream or a serum we’d advise considering alternate products. The most popular kojic acid soaps include, Honeycomb Kojic Acid Soap, Kojie San, and Koji White.

honeycomb kojic acid soap


Glutathione soap helps lighten skin pigmentation areas on the skin such as age spots, freckles,, and acne scars. Continuous use of this soap will reduce hyper pigmentation and prevents spots from reappearing, giving your skin a lighter, brighter look. The most popular Glutathione soap is one called Dual Glutathione Original.


In the quest to lighten our skin we need to practice prudence and be exercise rational thought when choosing the right skin lightening product for our skin. With so many products on the market today we are spoilt for choice.

We must however be careful when choosing such products, as there are numerous products that can end up being harmful to our skin like Hydrioquinone. Don’t look for a quick fix, but rather a product which will slowly and organically lighten your skin over time.


Q: Which soap is good for skin whitening? 

A: All reputable soaps like Honeycomb Kojic Acid Soap, Marie France, Kojie San, all Papaya soap brands like Likas and Miss Rose, most Glutathione brands.

Q: How to use skin whitening soap

A: The best way to use Kojic Acid soap is to mix it into a lather and rub it all over your body. Once on the body let it settle for between 3-6 minutes before washing it off your body