I find kojic acid (kojie san) to be much stronger and harsher than asantee, then again I have sensitive skin
There is also
nano white soap (high amount of kojic, Filipino soap)
bleaching 2000 soap (I have seen reviews that its really effective)
retinoic soap 2000 (same brand as above, a user here said she used it on her legs and it really lightened her skin)
I use goat milk and tamarind asantee soap and it doesn't do anything except gentle exfoliating (but I don't use it much anymore bcos if it accidentally gets on my coochie FIRREEE), it won't give you any skin tone per say. Goat milk itself is meant to be gentle, not harsh. If you want anything strong then goat milk isn't what to go for. Kojic is generally the harshest.
Hi honey, thank you so much for this! I do love kojic acid, let me tell you! Kojie San will always have a place inside my heart because it really is effective and has given me results before.
I'm going to check out all of those soaps, so thank you so much for the recs! I'm really sorry that the goat tamarind didn't do much for you, but can attest it's exfoliation powers so far. I still have another bar of Asantee papaya and honey soap to go through, just to really prepare myself for using lightening agents. For chemical peels, do you know any good ones? I'm thinking of getting these from MUAC:
Regarding your last comment with goat's milk being gentle, I think generally the goat's milk soaps that are produced in America and Europe tend to be the gentle moisturizing ones because Westerners are more concerned about being soft rather than lightening themselves lol. Whereas in Asia, the goat's milk soaps they produce have things added to them to make them exfoliate and lighten you (nearly to the point of burning) because that's the look that the people want. I'm guessing the tamarind seems to "activate" something in the goat's milk that's making people burn up?
I read through more of that user nuckingfutz posts and came across one that was very interesting, but apparently K Brothers has a pure goat's milk soap that feels stronger than goat's milk/tamarind. And if that's true then sheeeeeeeeesh then that soap must be lethal. Found some on ebay that are directly from Thailand, so I'm keeping my eye on it while I finish up on these Asantee soaps meanwhile.
What is your complexion now? because it'll only make you 'milky' if you're already very light to begin with (like NC35 and less).
My permatan is basically like NC40, I don't get any darker than that except maybe when I was a child and let the sun bake me all day long lol then maybe a touch darker, but really yeah the tan is just NC40. Now I'm between NC35-30. Years prior when I had lived in very cold climate, I've gotten as pale as an NC20 shade or probably even lighter, not sure but yeah people called me sickly looking at the time lol. I'm just prone to tanning very easily but could just as easily lose it, it's weird.