Lotus Herbals Licorice Skin Whitening Cleansing Bar: Review

Hello everyone!!

Im going to review Lotus Herbals Licorice Skin Whitening soap.

Everyone might be wondering, what could be so special about “this soap”? Well read to find out!

I spotted this soap a while ago when I was strolling the local super market near my place. I dint have a bit of an idea about what it was then and ignored it. Then while browsing some website, I came to know that it had licorice and helps in reducing tan. It went into my shopping bag during the next visit.

Price: Rs.70
Quantity: 100 gms
Color: Mild yellowish amber.

There are four varieties:
  • HONEYMOIST – Ultramoisturising Cleanser
  • CITRUSFRESH – Purifying Cleanser
  • LICORICEWHITE – Skin Whitening Cleanser
  • CLOVE-CLEAR – Anti-pimples & Acne Cleanser

What the company claims:
Experience a rejuvenating daily shower! Ayurvedic soaps by Lotus Herbals is a revolutionary line of premium soaps, hand-made using 100% natural ingredients. The ‘see-through’ soaps are carefully crafted from premium natural oils and active natural extracts.

A natural soap for controlling melanin and increasing skin glow, Lotus Licoricewhite Skin Whitening Cleanser contains premium ingredients such as licorice ( mulathi ) and manjistha in their purest form, facilitating skin whitening as well as removing blemishes.

Active Ingredients of Licoricewhite Skin Whitening Cleanser :
Each 100g cake of Lotus Licoricewhite Skin Whitening Cleanser contains extracts of :
Licorice/Mulathi (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Manjistha (Rubia Cordifolia)
Nimbu Chilka (Citrus bergamia)
Dudal (Taraxacum Officinale)
Soap Base to make it

Licorice plant

My take on the product:
The packaging is pretty neat and seems to be good quality and the top half is transparent through which the soap is visible. I somehow feel the packaging to be cute.

 I quite like the shape of the soap which has curved rectangular sides and a dent at the bottom. It has a fruity smell and is pretty mild, but personally I feel that the smell is comparable to a fruit flavored bubblegum! 

It lathers well and is pretty moisturizing, unlike some soaps which strips the skin’s moisture. But not to the extent of skipping a moisturizer after shower. I got attracted to it as it claimed to remove tan. I thought it was just a false claim and I expected pretty much nothing. In fact I got it for the color, shape and packaging and also because I was bored of using ordinary soaps and wanted to try some ayurveda soap. I was on the verge of finishing it when one day my mom spotted that the color of my hands were even throughout. Previously my hands were badly tanned up to the sleeve level! I was excited that the soap worked and I got back my original color! It has been my HG soap from then!

      Pros of LICORICEWHITE – Skin Whitening Cleanser:
  1. Attractive packaging when compared to the other soaps in the market.
  2. Nice fruity smell.
  3. It does what it claims, removes tan/whitens.
  4. Its an ayurvedic soap, so no fear of the harsh chemicals.
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Cons of LICORICEWHITE – Skin Whitening Cleanser:
  1. The smell may be a little strong for a few.
  2. It melts off real fast, one soap does not even last a month.
  3. With the rate at which it melts, the price is a little on the expensive side. (One soap will be required for approximately 20 days )

My rating: 4.25/5 (I have never experienced removal of tan with any other soap)

Do I recommend this: Of course yes! (Everyone in my family have started using this on my recommendation! 🙂  )

  • If its really doing well for tanning then m getting it for my mum soon,,


  • i usually use a homemade pack to remove tan. i get tanned very easily.. but this looks promising 🙂

  • i too used to use dis..its really nice but now i have stoped using ne type of soap on my face 🙂

  • due to oily skin na? but you can still use it on your hands no? how effective was it for you?

  • Namita: It really works namita! Do try it and let me know!

  • tulips: I don recommend this for face though. But on my hands and foot, this was really effective!

  • @shruthi

    ya sure shruthi 🙂

  • yeah it was really effective.. i had sudden bout of bad acne few months back so derma suggested me to stop using soap..thank god my skin clearing slowly 🙂 n shruthi thanks for d tip m gonna use it for hands n feet 🙂

  • deeeepsiiiii put sum cute cute sa smiley na 😀 😛

  • awwww :X ill surely put some cute cute smileys on this blog now

  • till then you can see my face on my dp and assume it to be a happy cute smiley 😛 😛 😉

  • Emm

    I bought the honeymoist version because of dry winters let see how that turns out. I will buy this one in summer:D

  • @Emm Emm! Review t honeymoist one once you start using it. I have extremely dry skin and i want to know if it moisturizes t skin really well.. 🙂

  • Kirthi

    That’s a nice review, Shruthi! I’m thinking of trying this stuff out =)

  • Thanks kirthi. Do try this and let me know how it worked for u 🙂

  • Ani

    i have tried this………… and good to me..

  • @Kirthi me too!!! 😀

  • @Ani all of you have tried it.. only i haven’t 🙁

  • Kirthi

    Deepika 🙂 <3 🙂

  • @Kirthi :X :-*

  • Kirthi

    HAHA WOW =) Feels so warm and fuzzy inside no? :))

  • Anonymous

    s t worth a try?