Likas is a very good soap for when you are trying to get rid of pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, whatever you need to lighten up on, but it is not a soap for whitening your skin, that's not what this soap is for! I bought this soap from ebay for about $7-8, and it took all of almost 8 days to get to me, I was so disappointed in the delivery time. They say that there are a lot of fake bars of Likas floating the web, so I don't know if it was fake or not but I tried it anyway. When I opened the box it was a nice big bar of soap with the Likas logo on it so I thought it is original. I used this soap twice a day and was sure not to leave it in or around any water because I was told that it would melt away fast, but this soap only last me for all of 10 days and it was time to buy another one, I was upset again. For the little bit of time I had the soap it did do some lightening up on my scars but not a lot, I guess I didn't buy enough bars of it, I think you have to purchase3-4 bars of this stuff to maybe see some results. It was cool, you lather the soap up and leave it on your face up to 5 minutes and then rinse good, but I don't think this is the right soap for the results I wanted. I think this is a way to get a person to buy more and more bars of Likas and that's not doing anything but emptying out my pockets. I don't see what all the good talk about this soap is because I wouldn't buy it again, I think I will just go on and buy the Kojic Acid soap next time and call it a day.