Skin whitening has always been an obsession for many Asian women. It’s strange, really: Whilst Caucasians envy tan skin, Asians find lighter and whiter skin very alluring. And vanity so consumes us women that the market is filled with various whitening body scrubs.
Personally, though, I’m really just after even skin tone.
So when I got a hold of a couple of tubs from Asian Secrets, I went ahead and tried it right away. Nothing wrong with taking a bath again in the morning, right?
After getting awesome lightening results from a bodycare regimen using the cool package from SkinWhite and Ocean Potion, I have grown antsy just waiting for that beautiful skin the Media has promised us Filipinas. But then I realized, hey, I can’t really get that Georgina Wilson puti now can I? I mean, genetically speaking, I have a higher rate of skin pigmentation.
Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract variant on left;
Seaweed Extract and Vitamin E on right
The Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract variant offers a very faint, almost sweet and fruity scent. I prefer the Seaweed Extract variety because it reminds me of blue slurpee from 7 Eleven.
Each tub’s winning ingredients? Tocopheryl acetate (a.k.a. Vitamin E) , Mineral Oil, Camellia Sinensis extract, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Squalene, Dimethicone, and Titanium Dioxide.
Since UNILAB is a trusted name in prescription and consumer health products, I’m confident that I can rely on the information on the packaging. When it clearly says “Dermatologist-tested” AND “Hypoallergenic”, then it IS safe for my sensitive skin!
PRO TIP: Use the product on DRY SKIN!
Stuff I love about Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub
- Effectively removes dead skin cells through gentle exfoliation
- Evens skin tone on elbows, knees, armpits and the area between the thighs.
- Product contains Vitamin E and Green Tea extract—powerful antioxidants that help protect skin from free radicals.
- Emollients Squalene and Olive Oil help lock down skin’s needed moisture.
The only downside I see about the product is that it takes some meticulous rinsing to get rid of the exfoliating beads.
The results are worth the trouble, because I noticed soft and supple skin right after first use. I like that the product leaves almost no scent at all, because otherwise it would clash with my favorite perfume.
Price: Php90 – 150 depending on location and tub size
Rating: Five out of five stars (Especially because it’s affordable!)
For more information about UNILAB’s whitening body scrub and other products, head to the company’s NEWS page.