3-step the takesumi bright method
the kojic acid brightening bar brighten underarms
the sweat powder benefits


3-step system for

Brightens dark underarms faster while
eliminating excess odor and sweat

$81 ($86 value)


Get brighter underarms, faster with the takesumi bright 3-step system
  • Developed by Madame Sweat, Founder of kaia naturals
  • Minimizes dark spot pigmentation in the underarms
  • Manages excess odor and perspiration
  • Layering brightening ingredients will create faster brightening results
  • Ideal for those who are melanin rich and prone to hyperpigmentation.
the kojic acid brightening bar
  • Kojic Acid: brightens skin, prevents dark spot formation
  • Licorice Root Extract: anti-inflammatory and brightening active
  • Sea Salt: kills odor-causing bacteria and leaves a protective anti-odor barrier

the niacinamide deodorant
  • Niacinamide: reduces inflammation and minimizes irritation, redness and blotchiness
  • Alpha Arbutin: minimizes dark spot pigmentation, a safe alternative for hydroquinone
  • Potent Fermentation Extract: fights odor-causing bacteria
  • Aloe Vera: calms and soothes irritation

the sweat powder
  • Proprietary Thessalite 6® Powder Technology: stores excess moisture inside the particles, leaving the skin surface dry
  • Magnesium Carbonate: absorbs excess sweat and wetness
  • Zinc Oxide: creates a moisture-absorbing barrier
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: fights odor-causing bacteria
  • Rice Starch: Silky, ultra-micronized absorbent powder


  • SLS
  • Talc
  • Aluminum
  • Baking soda
  • Parabens
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Hydroquinone

the kojic acid brightening bar
Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Sodium Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Chloride, Kojic Dipalmitate, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Limonene, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Fragrance (Natural).

the niacinamide deodorant
Aqua (Deionized Water), Propylene Glycol (BIOBASED), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Power, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Juice, Saccharomyces Ferment, Sodium Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid, Activated Charcoal Powder, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Niacinamide, Alpha-Arbutin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Fragrance (Natural).

the sweat powder
Maranta Arundinacea Root Powder, Solum Diatomeae, Apple Cider Vinegar, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbic Acid, Tapioca Starch, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil.

Brightening effects are amplified when using the takesumi bright system, compared to a single product.

STEP 1: the kojic acid brightening bar
First, the brightening bar minimizes the appearance of dark spot pigmentation with kojic acid and licorice root extract, while also eliminating odor-causing bacteria in the underarms.

STEP 2: the niacinamide brightening deodorant
Next, this deodorant combines niacinamide and alpha arbutin to brighten underarms while a potent fermentation extract and activated charcoal helps control odor.

STEP 3: the sweat powder
Finally, the sweat powder absorbs excess moisture and creates a silky barrier on the skin to prevent chafing and friction that can contribute to hyperpigmentation and underarm rashes.

STEP 1: the kojic acid brightening bar
  • Use the kojic acid bar in the shower every morning before deodorant application.
  • To maximize the brightening and bacteria-eliminating power of this soap, lather the bar and then massage into the underarm area in circular motions using your fingers or a gentle exfoliating brush.
  • Leave the lather on the area for 30 seconds before rinsing off to give the formula time to absorb.

STEP 2: the brightening niacinamide deodorant Apply a generous layer of the takesumi bright niacinamide deodorant to underarms.

STEP 3: the sweat powder Apply a generous layer of the sweat powder over top of your deodorant for extra protection against excess perspiration.
  • the kojic acid brightening bar 4oz
  • the takesumi bright niacinamide deodorant 65g
  • the sweat powder 10g

shipping rates

Shipping fees are applicable to all orders in United States.

Shipping flat rate is $12 for U.S. Orders, and $8 for Canadian orders.

Free shipping is eligible for all orders $75 and above after sales and promotions.


kaia naturals would like you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.

We are pleased to offer a 30 day return or exchange if you are unsatisfied with your purchase.

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the takesumi bright 3-step system is designed to minimize dark spot pigmentation and address extreme odor and excess sweat issues

the kojic acid brightening bar

the kojic acid bar
Brightens dark spot pigmentation on body & underarms with added odor protection

the niacinamide brightening deodorant

niacinamide deodorant
Niacinamide & alpha arbutin brighten dark underarms, also neutralizes odor

the sweat powder

the sweat powder
Absorbs excess underarm, breast and
groin sweat in a portable brush applicator




“As someone with sensitive skin, I was nervous to try something new to help the pigmentation under my arms. I’ve been using this duo for almost 2 months now and I’ve noticed quite a difference!”


Shocking results

“I’ve been using the soap and deodorant […] for a whole month and noticed a drastic change in my armpit tone […] I almost gave up on brighting my armpits before I discovered this product because I couldn’t find anything that would help. This is the best product I’ve used for my armpits”


One month result

“[…] after over a month I can see the results […] So far, I’m satisified and I can’t wait for my underarm to lighten even more!”


Inspired by athletic chalk used by elite athletes, the sweat powder uses our proprietary Thessalite 6® Powder Technology. The unique porous structure of Thessalite 6® absorbs excess moisture into the particles, leaving the skin’s surface dry.  

Note, this product is not an antiperspirant so it will not block or prevent you from sweating. 

the sweat powder will absorb excess moisture and help alleviate the discomfort associated with excess sweat, however it is not an antiperspirant product and will not block or prevent you from sweating. Depending on your sweat levels and climate, you may need to reapply throughout the day. 

We recommend applying the sweat powder over your deodorant and on other sweat prone areas before sweating. You can reapply powder throughout the day as needed depending on sweat levels. 

One brush applicator fill can last up to 6 weeks. This will vary depending on frequency of use and the surface area you apply it on. Refills will be available in September 2022. 

Remove the cap, twist the base of the brush clockwise to reveal the brush. Flip the brush downwards and tap the component to dispense powder into the brush. The brush relies on gravity for the powder to flow through so ensure it is kept at a downward angle while applying. When you are finished, twist the base of the brush counter-clockwise to retract the brush and place the cap back on. 

The powder can be used anywhere on the body that experiences excessive sweat. This includes the underarms, breasts, bikini/intimate area (external only), and feet. 

It is normal for a very small amount of powder to migrate into the brush when it is filled at capacity. During everyday use, the brush will not dispense powder when it is retracted and closed. Any minor powder present on the brush will be contained by the brush lid. Always ensure your brush lid is securely closed before taking it on-the-go.

Daily cleaning:

We recommend spraying the brush with a disinfecting brush cleaner or alcohol spray between uses for daily cleanings.

Deep cleaning:

It is best to do a deep cleaning of the brush between refills so that there is no powder inside. Note, if you want to clean the brush while there is powder inside the chamber, ensure the brush is kept at a downward angle and the brush is not twisted all the way so that the powder locking mechanism remains closed.  

  1. Twist the base of the brush to expose the brush, but don’t twist all the way so that powder doesn’t dispense 
  2. Keep brush facing a downward angle to prevent water from entering the powder chamber 
  3. Use a brush cleanser or our antibacterial underarm bar to wash the brush thoroughly 
  4. Squeeze our excess moisture and pat dry on a towel 
  5. Reshape the brush and lay it down on its side to dry 

Refills will be available September 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when they launch. Each container will contain 3 refills:

  1. Turn bottom cap counter-clockwise on brush applicator to remove the cap to the refill chamber
  2. Pour powder into refillable chamber
  3. Place cap back onto brush applicator turning clockwise. Ensure cap is secure.

Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Jeanea Mejia

the takesumi bright kojic acid brightening body bar

Evelyn Rios

Literally tried every product to lighten my under arms and highs and this soap only works but I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to buy this all my life bc if I don’t use it for awhile the discoloration comes back.

Kojic soap

Please bring it back. It changed my life

Julian Hewitt
Works great

Saw a noticeable different in the first few days, also smells very clean and refreshing

Anu Jhajj

Been using for almost a year and I love it. I stopped at one point and had to go through a bit of a detox again, so I make sure to use it regularly. I'm a heavy sweater and love how I no longer get waxy deodorant stuck to my shirts. Yes, I still sweat, but it's not so smelly.