Types Of Skin Lightening Products

Types Of Skin Lightening Products

There are many different types of skin lightening products one can use to get lighter skin. Soaps, creams, serums and even pills. Each type of products has its pros and cons and the most important thing is finding the type of products that works best for you. 

In this post we'll explore the different types of skin lightening products and how they can perform.

Skin Lightening Soaps

These are ostensibly the most common type of skin lightening product. Skin whitening soaps have been around the longest and are unsurprisingly the most in demand. There are three major type of skin lightening soap.

Kojic Acid Soap

Kojic acid soap derives from Japanese rice wine. For centuries it has been renowned as an effective skin lightening ingredient. In addition to whitening the skin it helps remove dark spots, fight acne and combat other blemishes that exist on the skin.

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Papaya Soap

Another well known soap for skin lightening is Papaya Soap. This soap is made from an ingredient known as papain that comes from the papaya fruit. We've written a detailed post about it here.

Papaya soap works in a similar way to kojic acid soap by limiting the amount of melanin that is produced in the skin. Over time this helps one get a lighter skin tone.

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Glutathione Soap

The active ingredient in this soap is glutathione. Glutathione helps lighten skin pigmentation such as dark spots, freckles, acne scars, and other forms of pigmentation. 

Like kojic acid and papaya soap, glutathione soaps produce the best results when used consistently over sustained periods.

Skin Lightening Creams

Disaar Whitening Cream

This whitening cream is ideal for both body and face. It is a Swiss Formula lightening lotion which in addition to brightening the skin tone it also evens it out. T

he carrot extract will help moisturize deep within the skin, while the active ingredients in the formula will activate skin whitening. 

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Aloe Vera Whitening Gel

Aloe Vera is a natural exfoliator. The sticky gel that is extruded from its leaves contain mucilaginous polysaccharides that combat dead skin cells and other nasties that sits within the skin.

If you're looking for a more natural skin lightening product aloe vera whitening gel is a good choice.

Underarm Whitening Cream

Underarm lightening creams are ideal for both underarms and other sensitive areas of the body. Their formulas tend to be a little less harsh and therefore are better suited to more sensitive areas of the body. Underarm whiteners are also sometimes used for anal bleaching.

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Skin Lightening Serums

The least well known of all the skin lightening products, skin lightening serums often contain potent antioxidants, like Vitamin C. These help diminish dark spots, even out skin texture, and create a vibrant skin complexion.

Skin whitening serums often contiain high-brow ingredients like alpha arbutin which places them in a higher price category. They can cost anything from $10 all the way to several hundred dollars.

Skin Lightening Pills

Pills can be used for skin lightening as well, and in certain parts of the world they are a popular choice. Most skin lightening pills contain glutathione. The daily dosage of such pills depends on your body weight, but usually will involved taking between 2-4 pills per day. 


Regardless of the skin lightening product you choose, always be sure to use it in moderation. Once you've discerned that a particular is working for you and there are no visible side, only then should you consider increasing your use of the product. If you're unsure of how to use a particular product always consult your GP or dermatologist for advice.