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the kojic acid brightening bar brighten underarms

the kojic acid
brightening bar

Brightens dark spot pigmentation on body & underarms with added odor protection

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STEP 1 OF THE TAKESUMI BRIGHT SYSTEM

  • 2-in-1 solution to minimize dark spot pigmentation and tackle excess odor by removing odor-causing bacteria in the underarms
  • With naturally brightening kojic acid dipalmitate and licorice root extract
  • Dermatologist tested and non-irritating
  • Safe & non-toxic
  • For speed in underarm brightening results, follow with the takesumi bright niacinamide deodorant


Can be used on dark spot pigmentation found on:​

  • Underarms*​
  • Elbows & Knees​
  • Inner Thighs​
  • Buttocks
  • Hands (age/liver spots)


It can also be used on dark spots and blemish marks left behind from:​

  • Ingrown Hairs​
  • Insect Bites​
  • Bacne (Back Acne) Scars​
  • Chest Acne Scars​
  • Buttocks Blemishes​ (buttne)


​*Tip: if you have severe or stubborn pigmentation on the underarms, use in conjuction with our takesumi brightening deodorant.​​

KEY INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS

  • Kojic Acid Dipalmitate: brightens skin, prevents dark spot formation. Superior form of kojic acid.
  • Licorice Root Extract: anti-inflammatory and brightening active
  • Sea Salt: kills odor-causing bacteria and leaves a protective anti-odor barrier


NATURAL, VEGAN, CRUELTY FREE,
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED, NON-IRRITATING



FORMULATED WITHOUT:

    • SLS
    • Parabens
    • Synthetic fragrances
    • Hydroquinone

 

FULL INGREDIENTS:

Sodium Palmate*, Sodium Cocoate and/or Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Coconut Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Chloride, Kojic Dipalmitate, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
*derived from sustainable palm oil

For speed in brightning results, use the takesumi bright system.

The longer the pigmentation has been present, the longer it will take to see significant improvement. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of irritation. Brightening treatments will be unsuccessful until underlying cause of inflammation has been addressed.

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

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

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

For faster brightening results use the takesumi bright system:

STEP 1: the kojic acid brightening bar

  • Moisten the bar and apply the lather to affected areas with a soft and gentle cloth or silicone exfoliating brush (fingers can be used if exfoliating has occurred more than twice a week).
  • Massage for 30 seconds to allow the actives to penetrate the area before rinsing off.

 

STEP 2: niacinamide deodorant
Follow with a generous application of deodorant to clean, dry underarms daily.

STEP 3: the sweat powder
For extra protection against excess perspiration, and to prevent chafing and irritation that can lead to hyperpigmentation, apply a generous layer of the sweat powder over top of your deodorant.

Can also be used on dark spot pigmentation on:

  • underarms
  • elbows and knees
  • inner thighs and buttocks


Do not use in the vaginal region or to shave underarms. Do not use after shaving. Always shave in the evening and allow your skin to calm before using this product.

Note: The longer the pigmentation has been present the longer it will take to see significant improvement. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of irritation. Brightening treatments will be unsuccessful until underlying cause of inflammation has been addressed.

shipping rates

Free Shipping on orders over $60 (before tax and after discounts) to United States and Canada. 

For orders below $60 to Canada and the U.S., see the table below for shipping rates:

Shipping DestinationStandard Shipping (5-10 days)Express Shipping (3-5 days)
United States$8.00$12.00 / Free for orders $60+
CanadaN/A$8.00 / Free for orders $60+
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RETURNS & EXCHANGES

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.

For more information on shipping & returns, click here.

BRIGHTER UNDERARMS,
FASTER

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

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

bright 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

REAL RESULTS

5/5

Amazing!

“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!”

5/5

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!”

FAQ's

The longer the pigmentation has been present, the longer it will take to see significant improvement. Customers have reported seeing initial results within the first couple weeks, with more significant results within 4-6 weeks.  

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of irritation. Brightening treatments will be unsuccessful until underlying cause of inflammation has been addressed.  

We recommend implementing the following tips: 

  • Use in conjunction with the niacinamide brightening deodorant for faster underarm brightening results 
  • Shaving is the #1 cause due to irritation. Use a shave oil, shave at night and don’t apply anything to the area for 12-24 hours following shaving. 
  • Avoid irritating underarm products that contain ingredients such as baking soda, aluminum or high levels of fragrance 
  • Reduce chafing and friction in affected area, including chafing from tight, non-breathable clothing materials 

Kojic acid is a a naturally occuring chemical produced from different types of fungi and is a byproduct of fermented foods such as Japanese sake (rice wine). 

What it does: 

  • Prevents dark spot formation and brightens skin that has been affected by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation 
  • Anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties may help prevent certain skin conditions 
  • Antioxidant protection from free radicals caused by UV damage and pollution 
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties  

Our kojic acid brightening bar uses kojic acid dipalmitate. 

Kojic dipalmitate is a derivative of kojic acid. It is considered to be the more superior form of kojic acid as it is more stable and is recommended by dermatologists for sensitive and skin of color. 

 

Kojic acid is a tyrosine inhibitor. It blocks tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for developing melanin, thus preventing the overproduction of melanin, giving the skin a brightening effect. 

Our kojic acid brightening bar works to prevent the overproduction of melanin and gradually minimizes dark spot pigmentation. 

Studies have found kojic acid to be both safe and effective at formulations less than 1%. Both the FDA and Health Canada regulate kojic acid within this limit.  

It is considered much safer and a better option for treating dark spots compared to aggressive and toxic ingredients such as hydroquinone 

The kojic acid brightening bar is formulated within this limit and is dermatologist tested and non-irritating. 

The kojic acid brightening bar can be safely used on dark spot pigmentation found on the: 

  • Underarms* 
  • Dark elbows & Knees 
  • Dark Inner Thighs 
  • Buttocks 
  • Hands (to address age/liver spots)  

It can also be used on dark spots and blemish marks left behind from: 

  • Ingrown Hairs 
  • Bacne (Back Acne) Scars 
  • Chest Acne Scars 
  • Buttocks Blemishes (buttne) 
  • Insect Bites  

For external use only. Do not use in the vaginal region or to shave underarms.Do not use after shaving. Always shave in the evening and allow your skin to calmbefore using thisproduct. 

  • Moisten the bar andapply the lather to affected areas with a soft and gentle cloth or siliconeexfoliating brush (fingers can be used if exfoliating has occurred more thantwice a week). 
  • Massage for 30 seconds to allow the actives to penetrate the area before rinsing off. 

 

If you are treating pigmentation on the underarms, follow with the niacinamide brightening deodorant for faster results.  

For external use only. Do not use in the vaginal region or to shave underarms.Do not use after shaving. Always shave in the evening and allow your skin to calmbefore using thisproduct. 

Note: The longer the pigmentation has been present the longer it will taketo see significant improvement.Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of irritation. Brightening treatments will be unsuccessful until underlying cause of inflammation hasbeen addressed. 

The longer the pigmentation has been present the longer it will taketo see significant improvement.Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of irritation. Brightening treatments will be unsuccessful until underlying cause of inflammation hasbeen addressed. 

We recommend implementing the following tips: 

  • Shaving is the #1 cause due to irritation. Use a shave oil, shave at night and don’t apply anything to the area for 12-24 hours following shaving. 
  • Avoid irritating underarm products that contain ingredients such as baking soda, aluminum or high levels of fragrance 
  • Reduce chafing and friction in affected area, including chafing from tight, non-breathable clothing materials 

 

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Customer Reviews

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Lysandra Laham
Works

I got the trial size and it lasted me a couple weeks. I saw slight results. I think if I use it longer it will be more visable.

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Arianne Bouchard-Fauteux

10/10

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Deepika
Works wonder

I use it for my underarms, elbows and knees. It works slowly but will definitely give you results if you are persistent with it usage everyday

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Mel
High Quality & Effective

This bar is made of clean materials and it really does the trick! I am very pleased with it! I don’t have to be so embarrassed about the darker spots under my armpits anymore when playing sports and waving, or just wearing tank tops in the Sun! It’s a big relief.

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Alexandra
Brightening bar

I rarely bother to write any product review. The effectiveness of the brightening bar is so astounding I had to share my experience. I have been using this bar on my elbows and knees and the hyperpigmentation is slowing fading away. Do yourself a favor and don’t sleep on Kaia Naturals products.

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