Cosmo girls should know that expensive beauty products aren't necessarily effective. When it comes to skin brightening soaps, you want to consider these four things when selecting your next HG product.
1. Double-duty products. If a toner promises skin lightening on top of cleansing and pore-perfection, go for it! Not only will you trim your routine to a few steps, but you will also save money.
2. Moisturizing solutions. The easiest way to tell if your skin lightening soap or lotion is too harsh is if it dries out your skin. Some are so bad that they can sting and make your skin peel.
3. Dark spot and uneven skin tone correction. You know how dyahe it is when your elbows and knees or your underarms are shades darker than the rest of your body. Same goes when there's a stark difference between the color of your face and neck. Make sure your lightening soap can help improve those problems.
4. Antioxidants. Stress, an unhealthy diet, pollution—all these can increase the free radicals in your body, which in turn can leave your skin looking dull. If you use the wrong skin whitening product and you don't start adopting a healthier lifestyle, your soaps won't work.
That's why we love Kojiesan Skin Lightening Soap, one of our best body brighteners in this year's Cosmo Brightening Awards. Its main ingredient, kojic acid, is not only super effective when it comes to diminishing dark spots and uneven skin tone, but it also has remarkable antioxidant properties. It's also a factor that's important for your road to brighter skin.