We are now in a modern world. There is no possible in our high technology devices if we talk about beauty. But not only devices can renew an individual beauty. Our market such as beauty products is enhanced.
Experts’ beautician developed different kinds of product that can rejuvenate us. One of those is the whitening soaps. They are formulated to answers the demand of the Filipino people. A lot of whitening soaps are produced in the market. Glutathione and Kojic are one of their products.
They are proven and tested of some Filipino.
Glutathione has one particular effect on the body that is often seen as an unwanted side effect. Glutathione is an inhibitor of melanin in the skin, meaning that it actually causes the pigment of the skin to lighten. Primarily produced in Asia, in countries like Japan and the Philippines, glutathione soap claims a number of skin benefits. Glutathione soap, besides lightening the pigment of the skin, also claims to reduce blemishes and dark spots, melasma, chloasma, hyper pigmentations freckles and acne scars, as well as return rosiness to the skin that’s often associated with youth and vitality.
Because glutathione has been called a master antioxidant, producers of glutathione soap also claim that glutathione when used on the skin is able to reduce and reverse some of the effects of age and damage from oxidization. Oxidization is one of the main causes of aging on the skin, and many crèmes exist that are full of antioxidants and claim to help reverse some of the causes of aging.
This is an interesting claim that deserves further study and I would love to go into the benefits of antioxidants on the skin, but that’s beyond the scope of this particular article. (Benjimester, November 8, 2010)
Glutathione is produced naturally in the body via the synthesis of certain amino acids. It is produced in the liver and is used to neutralize certain toxins through its antioxidant effects. Glutathione is important in the immune system. Glutathione protects the eyes, skin, kidneys, liver and many other organs from the oxidizing effects of metabolism. Vitamins C and E are crucial in the natural production of glutathione in the body. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant. In its natural form in the body, one of its main purposes is to remove toxins produced by the body. In soap, the natural antioxidant properties of the synthesized version are said to be good for the skin. (Ma Wen Jie)
Kojic acid soap is used as a skin lightening agent for people who may have sun spots, freckles and other forms of pigmentation on their face, hands and neck. There are several types of Kojic acid soap brands available, and the formulation can be used on its own or as part of a skin lightening facial treatment. (Sabah Karimi).
Kojic acid is a natural product made during the fermentation process of the Japanese rice wine sake. It is fungal in nature, made by such fungi as Aspergillus oryzae, which is also an ingredient used in the fermentation of soybeans. The name “koji” is a common name for bacteria, meaning “culture” in Japanese. Kojic acid is used as a skin-lightening agent, because it has properties that inhibit melanin (pigment) formation. It is also used in the food industry for fruits and seafood, and in the medical industry to eliminate free radicals. It is widely consumed in the daily. Japanese diet for what is believed to be a wide variety of health benefits. (Sarena Fuller)
Statement of the Problem
Glutathione and Kojic are known to be an effective whitening soap in the market. Our problem was, which of them are most effective whitening soap for Bachelor of Business Administration student at Surigao Education Center? What other whitening soap they preferred to use aside from Kojic and Gluta?
Significance of the Study
Glutathione and Kojic are both known in whitening our skin. But as far as we know they differ in formulation. There are substances/chemicals that are formulated to Glutathione and are not in kojic. But there are also in Kojic that are not in Glutathione. In this study we are going to give importance to their differences. To be guided in preferences for the said product. Also to have information in how they work in our skin as our whitening soap.
Scope and Limitation
Since we are studying at Surigao Education Center, we prefer Bachelor of Business Administration student in this institution to be our respondents in this study. We can gather information easily for they can cooperate and help us complete our study. They are capable enough to answers our questions and give us facts data based on their experiences and observation for they are at the right age. This study only has a short term period for one semester.
RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY
In our research, questionnaire is our instrument in gathering data. The questionnaire contains a checklist in which the respondents have to answer whether they are using Kojic and Gluta. Respondents have to reason out the effect of Gluta or Kojic to their skin. For respondents that are not using Kojic or Gluta they can choose whitening soap and explain how it effect.
We distributed it to our respondents, the BS in Business Administration students of College in Business Education Department. There are 14 students from First Year, 24 students from Second Year, 14 students from Third Year, 16 students from Fourth Year.
The data being collected from the questionnaire who answered by the respondents was being sum up to achieve the completion of the study. In order for us to determine the percentage equivalents to the responses, we use this formula:
% = f/ n x 100, where f = frequency of responses
n = number of respondents
100 = constant used to do away with decimal points
% = percentage
We the Marketing Research Students from College of Business Education Department. As, part of our subject requirement we have to conduct a research about “The Most Effective Whitening Soap for Business Administration Students at SEC : Gluta or Kojic”.