Get Brighter, Clearer Skin

Clear, bright, flawless skin is my ultimate goal! For years I’ve been experimenting with products so I can maintain a consistent skincare regimen. The latest addition to my arsenal is Likas Papaya Soap . Word around the web is this exfoliating enzyme soap is something like a mini miracle.

Likas Papaya Herbal Soap

Product claims

  • Made of 100% organic herbs enriched with Natural Papaya Enzyme and blended with tropical herbs to whiten the skin for clearer complexion.
  • Organic herbal content is so gentle and does not inhibit the natural oil production activity of the skin.
  • The enzymatic properties of papain extract from papaya help improve your skin’s overall appearance by exfoliation and cell renewal.
  • Papain is a proteolytic enzyme, which breaks apart or digests other proteins, and is used in meat tenderizers, according to the University of Georgia.

Don’t let the big bold skin whitening statement deter you. Clearly the “whitening” claim really means the enzymes help with skin brightening and clearing. Before I purchased this “miracle soap” I did my research on regimens that include enzyme soaps and peels. Many celebs including Beyonce swear by the benefits of monthly enzyme peels. In addition to peels and enzyme facials Beyonce’s dermatologist  also recommends exfoliating everyday.

Here’s why

The outer layer of skin is called the epidermal stratum corneum. You need to exfoliate that before it can even tolerate proper cleansing. If you have a tough stain on your kitchen counter, you need to scrub first before you can clean, it’s the same thing. Daily damage, age damage, and sun damage need to be exfoliated before [the face is] cleansed. That logic makes complete since to me. And let’s be honest… I don’t need much convincing from “experts”. I’m more than willing to try new things at least once.

Likas enzyme soap

I’ve been exfoliating with St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub almost everyday and using Likas Papaya Soap  for about 2 weeks. Maybe because I’m anxious I feel like I can actually see visible results. My skin doesn’t look dry and it appears to have its own “glow”. After I use the soap my skin feels squeaky clean but without a residue. I’m more than pleased with this new discovery especially since all together these products are less than $20! I’m taking things a step further this week with the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel which is supposed to quench dry skin and keep it hydrated. I’m excited to see how this combination works. Here’s to enzyme soap and exfoliating everyday in hopes of better, brighter skin!

What are your skincare secrets for brighter, clearer skin?





  1. Idreaminchanel
    03/17/2015 / 7:45 PM

    I have been trying the Korean 10 step skin regime. Stepping up my big girl skincare. And I’m absolutely buying this bar (you got me)! I have also been hearing great things about the Neutrogena Hydra. Between you and ThisThatBeauty i am going to HAVE to expand my beauty budget.

    • Nicole
      03/17/2015 / 9:09 PM

      Goes to Google! I need to see what its all about. I’m still using both products and I’m really enjoying them. My skin is definitely brighter, more even, and no dry patches! (PRAISE him) Please send an update once you try this soap out. Thanks for reading!

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