This post is already past its due since I have used this soap first week of March but never got the chance to blog about it because of a busy schedule.
Warning: this post is a little bit long since I have so many things to say about this soap. If you wanna know more, read along.
So for today’s review, we have Mestiza, the Healthy Skin Soap.
Anyways, whenever I go to supermarkets or Watsons to buy soaps, I was sure I once set my eyes on this soap but just ignore it because the package isn’t catchy for me unless you’ll look closer and read what’s printed in it. I only have learned about this product while I was browsing online about effective soaps that helps clearing skin and acne marks and Mestiza soap came across my research. Now, if you have read my previous reviews then I believe you guys know that I am in a mission of finding a soap that would help me get my skin even, clear, smooth and acne marks-free, pretty much what Mestiza claims to do. I was a bit skeptic because it’s “Too good to be true” but decided to gave it a go and immediately bought two bars. Yey! I still cut the soap into 4 pieces. Para tipid! And it’s a square shape so it’s okay to cut it.
It looks ordinary. A pale yellow box with 6 different fruits printed on it. But hey, those 6 fruits in 1 soap is superb!
It says on the box too “It’s more than just a skin whitening soap”
What it claims:
- Helps clear pimples, black spots and stains on skin.
- Helps in whitening the skin.
- Helps lessen bad odor.
- Virgin Coconut Oil – Moisturization
- Hi-Grade Coconut Oil – Anti-bacterial properties.
- Caustic Soda/Lye Solution: Sodium Hydroxide
- Carrot Extract – Contains vitamin A which reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
- Papaya Extract – provides skin whitening and moisturizing treatment.
- Banana Extract – Smoothens out various skin problems.
- Calamansi Extract – Contains Vitamin C, valued for its skin toning properties.
At first use, there was no sting feeling, no dryness, no skin irritation or whatever. I was like wow! This soap is perfect! I let the soap stayed on my skin for 2 minutes then rinsed it off. This is I think enough for our body to absorb the soap for it to take effect.
First thing I didn’t like about this soap is that it’s fragrance free. I personally want a soap that smells good because it makes me feel fresh and clean but then again I don’t mind this as long as the soap does what it claims and would give me good results.
Now come next day, I started to feel a little itchy on some parts of my face and neck. I did not worry. On the third day, I started to feel a burning sensation on both cheeks of my face and I couldn’t stand the pain so I immediately rinsed it off with cold water. The pain was still there and I felt like my face was burning. After shower, I checked my cheeks and they weren’t red but feels hot so I cold compress it with ice cubes. It helped for a little since the pain subsided but I felt uncomfortable the entire day.
Aside from this soap, I was also doing my regular skin care regimen. I was using cleanser and moisturizer that I’ve been using for couple of months now so I am sure that it wasn’t the culprit. I was thinking that maybe there was a chemical reaction happened after using 2 or more products at the same time so I also stop using my cleanser and just apply moisturizer on my face and body.
On the other hand, It say’s on the box that “in rare cases, redness, mild stinging and outbreak of the skin may be experience first few days of usage but they recommend to continuously use the product because it’s the effect of their special mixture that flushes out skin impurities to bring out a refreshed, brighter and younger looking skin.”
Even so, As for me, I stopped using the product on my face. The pain was traumatic so I never want to experience that again. I stopped using the soap on my face, and use it on my body alone. I also stop using my cleanser as well. The following days, even though I already stop using the soap on my face I noticed some peeling (not the micro peeling thing) and it feels so dry. It’s as if I have “an-an” on some area of my face and I was not happy about it. Totally not! It also feels a little tight and flaky. You know that feeling when you put egg white on your face and its starting to dry out that when you tried to smile, your face wrinkles and it feels tight? That was exactly I was feeling. I just stopped using the Mestiza soap even on my body mid of March. I don’t want to use it and take risk and see more drastic changes on my skin. Did it helped me fix my skin problems? I don’t know. I already stop using the product.
It could’ve work or could’ve just worsen my skin condition. Who knows, right? But yeah. I know I had to discontinue using it.
- Affordable. (54 php/bar)
- Package shows detailed product information including expiry date.
- I did not experience acne break outs
- It doesn’t melt fast.
- It stings and gives me an itchy feeling 2 days after using it.
- I have experienced skin irritation and burning sensation on the 3rd day.
- Makes my skin tight and dry.
Where to buy:
Available in Watsons, all leading supermarkets, groceries and department stores nationwide.
Will I repurchase?
No. This soap isn’t for me.
Will I recommend it?
Maybe, but only to those with no sensitive skin. Be aware of your skin if the sting that the soap gives is still something that you can handle. Then stop using the product if you can’t. I would also advise everyone to refrain from using 2 or more products while using this soap to avoid any bad reaction or skin irritation. Moisturizer is okay though.
In a nutshell, I have nothing against this soap. I just don’t like its effect on me. And I am pretty much aware that what works for others may not work for me and vise versa. But this won’t stop me from getting the result that I want, my mission still continuous until I find a product that suits my skin type.
Currently using Diamond Orange Peel and L-Glutathione soap and it’ s up for my next product review so stay tuned for that.
For now, if you have stories you wanna share about Mestiza soap, lemme know on the comment section down below. I would love to read them!
Thanks a lot!
This is not a sponsored post. I bought the products using my own money. I am also no skin expert and it’s best if you will seek professional advise.