Say hello to brighter skin this 2021 with Hakubi White C! We’re now at the last quarter of the year, gearing up for the next year even though there is so much uncertainty. I’m sure COVID-19 will still be a problem, as our vaccination rate is so slow, and there is always the risk of a new variant becoming virulent. This is why I found it interesting that we can add beauty to our quest for better immunity through Hakubi White C. Hakubi is the portmanteau of Haku (白) which means white, and Bi (美) which means beautiful. The C part is due to the Vitamin C that the products have to brighten one’s complexion. Vitamin C is so versatile that it helps us have glowing skin, fight disease, and to have better collagen production. All hail Vitamin C!
To usher in the entrance of Hakubi White C to the Philippine market, Sato Pharmaceuticals (the makers of Hakubi) partnered with One Mega group for a grand Zoom e-vent. Guests like madam Toni Sia shared how being disciplined in a beauty routine can really help in your glow-up story. Yusuke Marutsuka, Director of Hakubi Singapore and Assistant General Manager of Asia Department, graced the event and answered questions about how they are happy to be bringing the long-standing commitment of Sato Pharmaceuticals to brighter skin into the Philippines. The event was hosted by Bianca Valerio.
As for Hakubi White C, the general brand philosophy is to make bright, beaming skin through the reduction of dark spots. While some brands aim to lighten the skin through bleach or mercury or hydroquinone (all of which are supposedly illegal but people find a way around the loopholes), Hakubi White C brings together the power of vitamins to nourish the skin from within. Vitamin C enhances skin whitening and aids in collagen production, L-cysteine is a building block of glutathione and helps in skin regeneration, while Vitamin B6 is a long known ingredient that helps to make skin smooth and supple through its links to collagen production.
Hakubi White C has entered the market with four product formats, which I’ll be featuring down below:
Hakubi White C Gel (Php999 for 20g) is designed to spot treat acne spots and any other pesky dark spots that you want to even out. But with all honesty, no one from Hakubi will go to your house and police how you use this, so if you need some help with brightening your entire face, why not? This is designed to work well on oily skin, so a lot of us will be able to benefit from this.
I actually have a feeling that this will become popular in the Philippines for underarm whitening as I’ve been seeing a rising trend in the quest for potent products to smoothen and lighten underarms. Given that people are working on desks these days and probably have darker elbows, this might also be seen as a product to help in elbow lightening.
Another face product they brought in is Hakubi Q10 Cream (Php999 for 35g). This is more targeted on skin texture and is designed to make skin more elastic and supple with squalane and more hydrated with hyaluronic acid. Meanwhile, coQ10 helps to reduce fine lines while Vitamin C works to brighten the complexion. The texture is very lightweight and feels hydrating on the skin. This might be called a cream, but it gets absorbed as fast as a gel. Aside from a lightweight texture, this also has a light fragrance which I think a lot of you will like as well.
Hakubi White C is actually most known for its tablets, and I was surprised to know that there have already been quite a lot of resellers before this was brought in! I take collagen supplements, so I have an idea about a lot of peole reselling Japanese collagen powders and tablets. But apparently the popularity of Japanese collagen has also translated to Japanese whitening suppkements. Hakubi White C tablets (Php998 fo 42 tablets) have Vitamin C, L-Cysteine, and Vitamin B6, all working in unison to lighten dark spots and make skin glow from within.
Like I mentioned, unlike the approach of some brands to literally lighten the skin through some quick-acting but illegal ingredient, Hakubi White C works by harnessing a combination of vitamins and other substances that are already naturally occurring in the body. The result is more glowing skin with fewer dark spots, but all from within and without harmful side effects. If I may add, you can easily tell those with chemically lightened skin as the skin turns so blue-toned that the person stands out in a crowd for having reddish-blue skin (which is not a good reason to stand out for), so it’s really not healthy to force the skin to lighten with illegal ingredients.
Hakubi White C will be selling their tablets in 42-pill and 90-pill bottles. This is designed for one tablet consumption per day, and results can be seen after the first 42-pill bottle or after 6 weeks of continued intake.
Last but not the least, Hakubi BB Cream SPF30 (Php 1500 for 40g) has now also officially entered the Philippine market! This is designed to have 5 functions: UV protection, moisturization, skin smoothening, wrinkle/pore coverage, and skin tone evening. Like other BB creams in the market, this is designed to have the job of a sunscreen, an essence, a concealer, a makeup base, and a foundation. I have yet to roadtest how the coverage will be as there is only one shade. I’m not sure at the moment if this is tone adapting hence the existence of only one shade, or if the coverage will be light or heavy, but from what I see on the tube, it’s a medium-toned shade. But thus far, Japanese brands have been amazing at BB creams despite the product being a brainchild of the Korean beauty industry, so I have high expectations for this BB Cream as well.