Perla: The All Around Laundry, Face and Body Soap

I am sensitive to laundry and even dishwashing soap. Most of the time I wear protective gloves when I am doing my laundry or even when washing dishes. There is only one laundry detergent that suits me. Perla.

Perla, Soap, Pimple

Leaves Hands Soft and Gentle to Touch

It is gentle to my hands. It does not leave my skin dry like harsh detergents do. With Perla I do not need protective gloves on my hands. It is a coconut-based soap that has been in the market for as long as I can remember.

Also read: Can Perla Really Whiten and Smoothen Skin?

Effectively Removes Blood Stains

The one thing that is also good about Perla is that it removes stains on clothes effectively. Blood stains on clothes and underwears are so easily removed with just a few minutes soak and a little handwash.

I hope that with the advent of technology Perla will soon come out with a powder detergent for washing machine. I used to see one but they are no longer available now.

Effective for Oil and Acne Prone Skin

One thing more, Perla is also a good body soap. I used it often especially on pimple prone and problematic areas. It gives me that squeaky-clean feeling on my oily face. I also use it to clean acne on my back brought about by my oily skin. I love its smell too.

One day my student asked me the soap I am using for my fine skin. Without batting an eyelash, I proudly replied, “Perla”.

I use Perla White more often. If it is not available in the grocery, I use the Pink one.

This is not a paid blog by Procter and Gamble Philippines. I am just happy to share my organic lifestyle.

As I am writing this now, I am looking at my super smooth hands. They look like Pearls!

Also read: Can Perla Really Whiten and Smoothen Skin?

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  1. aFish | 6th Jul 10

    hello there.

    1) can you share what are the main ingredient of this soap. perhaps you can just capture the other side of the packaging if there’s some information on it.

    2) how much does it cost in Ph ?


    • Monalisa Trosdahl | 31st Mar 14

      very cheap the perla soap down here is only p15.00

  2. kapporet | 7th Jul 10

    Hello a Fish,

    Perla is derived from coconut, where virgin coconut oil is also extracted. That is why it is soft to the skin and has also a whitening effect according to some.

    A pack of perla (4 bars) costs 40.40 philippine pesos in the groceries. one bar is 12.02 pesos.

    thanks for the query. i’m glad to help.

  3. Jovelyn Gonzales | 17th Sep 11

    anung klaseng perla ang pede at mas maganda papaya ba o yung natural white

  4. suz villaroman | 13th Oct 11

    i use perla too for my hand-washed laundry, as a bath soap for me and my dog and as a multipurpose cleanser. it is safe and my skin likes it. i hope it never disappears from the market.

  5. Faye U. | 15th Dec 11

    thanks for sharing. I think im going to look for one at a nearby Filipino store.

  6. | 22nd Jun 12

    does this really work?… because I already tried all sorts of soap for my pimples but thus is the first time that i will be using perla?… πŸ™

  7. | 4th Jul 12

    I just used it few days ago and it really does work!!!

    • | 15th Jan 15


  8. | 20th Aug 12

    I am currently using perla.. and it is absolutely effective!!! my skin is very sensitive pero dito siya hiyang.. moisturizers lang need.. but it has no side effects… =)

  9. jollie | 2nd Sep 12

    what is the recent market share of perla soap? coz, its our assignment in economics to know their recent market share… thanks

  10. goldiemari | 4th Sep 12

    Hi, came across your blog while searching for PERLA and Pimples… ^^ gonna try it for realz… ^^

  11. Rhona Villamin | 26th Oct 12

    Thanks you for sharing. Im gonna try it now πŸ™‚

  12. joelmarc2008 | 1st Dec 12

    yes effective to base sa aking experience! I used to have a lot of pimples sa mukha pati sa likod ko kaya nirecommend sakin ni mama ito kasi ginagamit niya daw ito mula pa nung college pa siya (51 yrs old na mama ko ngayon). Also yung chemical engineer kong teacher na dating nagtratrabaho sa Perla sabi niya yung mga personnel daw na kasama niya (take note, guys mga kasama niya!) Perla daw ang gamit. Naalala ko yun kaya bumili ako ng bagong bar kanina (^o ^)

  13. Merdux_30 | 6th Dec 12

    I use Perla soap for my body, it was recommended by my doctor for my atopic dermatitis since perfumed and coloured bath soap makes my skin dry.. because of the colorant and perfume. At first I feel weird using it because I know Perla is a laundry soap, but after I have tried it felt the good result my skin dont itch and dont flakes anymore til now I’m using it. Im using it since 2010

  14. Eunice | 22nd Dec 12

    Hi! I’m using Perla soap on my face for almost a month now and I can say that it is really effective. I used to have a lot pimples on my face and I swear to God that I’ve tried almost all the regimens available (even the expensive ones) but it is really Perla which brought back my flawless skin. πŸ™‚

    • | 15th Aug 14

      is it white or papaya ?

  15. Monica Rivera | 17th Jan 13

    Hi! I am using Perla as my bath soap for three years now and all of my friends and relatives said that my skin tone lighten (pumuti daw ako), but it is just now that i tried searching reviews for Perla as bath soap. I am glad to read positive feedbacks from this blog! I will continue using Perla (the white one) because i believe it really works for my skin! πŸ™‚

  16. | 27th Jan 13

    What the brand of perla? white or papaya perla soap??? which one is effective for sensitive and pimples face?

  17. ronel | 4th Feb 13

    Hi, i just asked my friend kung baket napaka kinis ng balat nya at kung saan sya nagpapa derma nakakawindang kase from head to toe pantay as in makinis at mapute ang sabi nya β€œim just using PERLA PAPAYA yung orange tig 13php lang and no need to use lotion” naloka aku yung dove na binibili ko mahiget 40php pero konte lang ang effect, at the same time im using proactiv solution. now titignan ku kung mag wowork tung perla papaya na ito sa skin at mga pimples ko after a month πŸ™‚ btw i enjoy reading all the positive feedback hopefully mag work .

  18. leah | 16th Feb 13

    s perla safe for colored shirt?

  19. cheryl omega | 4th Mar 13

    hai good day!
    i can say perla is really effective. . i also using it:) hoping and praying may perla whitening cream na! i’m sure magiging sold out ito!

    • dark_angel | 6th May 14

      tanong ko lang, mga ilang buwan bago umepekto? salamat.

  20. eleanor | 11th Apr 13

    hai gud afternoon..!!
    don’t worry to ur pimples .. gamitin nio lng ang perla and ponds green yung facial scrub.. hndi ung green na green actually ung pond na green peo light blue ung wrapper nia… un gnagamit ko… kya nawla pimples ko kya nagulat friends ko ksi nawala kaya try na..

  21. Savannah | 12th Apr 13

    Hi! I’ve been using Perla soap (plain) on my face for half a year now and I really got awesome results. πŸ™‚ I used to have a lot of pimples on my face and I have tried a lot of facial soaps (even the most expensive ones) but only Perla did the job! And by the way, I also use Top-gel on my face to moisturize it and to remove my pimple marks from my pimples before. Try it yourself! Cheap yet effective!

  22. Kit | 13th Apr 13

    me too i got pimples on my face, before nung high school pa ako nagkakapmples ako pero hindi namumula at hindi nag iiwan ng dark spot kumbaga parang hindi dinaanan ang mukha ko ng pimple after mawala ang pimples, UNLIKE now na college na ako nagkakapmples ulit ako sa mukha sa cheeks, at namumula talaga sya, pero may nag suggest sa kin na PERLA daw ang gamitin yung white, alam ko kasi yung nag suggest sakin puno din sya ng pimples noon, pero now, wala na as in wala na, nakita ko pa ang mukha nya personally. Hoping effective din to sa akin.. πŸ˜€

  23. | 15th May 13

    a caveat: p&g refuses to divulge its list of ingredients for perla (call them and ask yourself), citing it as “proprietary” info. this should concern everyone who uses it, whether as a laundry or body soap, considering the very lax safety standards in the philippines and also proctor and gamble’s extremely poor reputation worldwide regarding its environmental practices and the health implications of its products.

    want a quick and eader-friendly rundown of the problem with conventional/corporate-produced soaps? try this:

  24. angel101 | 28th May 13

    Hey guys,

    I started using Perla on my body since November 2012 and I’m still using it. I got lots of compliments from my family about my skin. They said “pumuputi ka ha..”. I dont use any lotion after ako maligo kasi di naman nag-ddry skin ko and I think mas malambot ngayon ang skin ko. Pano pa kaya kung maglalagay ako ng lotion diba?? I can say that it’s really effective to lighten your skin tone. πŸ™‚

  25. loliyap | 16th Jul 13

    hello grabi ang pimples ko kaya, nag search talaga ako kung anong soap ang pwedi.. acne ang nasa mukha ko halos lahat ng sopa nag ginamait ko pati beauche but, mahal eh, kaya nag hahanap ako ng mas cheaper.. anong mas magandang gamitin sa face? white or yung may papaya?

    • Cor | 18th Jul 13

      hi there, white perla is better.

  26. | 24th Nov 13


  27. | 24th Nov 13

    Base sa mga nabasa ko tungkol sa perla soap. Ito na mula ngayon ang gagamitin ko. Marami narin akong nagamit na soaps dahil sa mga pimples ko. Pero sana ito na talaga ang umepekto sa face ko. Perla white po ang gamit ko πŸ™‚

  28. | 3rd Dec 13

    pwede rin po ang perla na white for lots of scars and pimples sa likod ng body? thank you for your respond πŸ™‚

  29. | 4th Dec 13

    true sobrang effective talaga ang perla sa pimples ang bilis mawala…. :))))

  30. | 27th Feb 14

    Give some economic impact for that product,
    Conclusions and Recommendations.

  31. Arabella Horwitz | 17th Apr 14

    Where can I buy Perla soap in the U.S.?

    • | 12th Feb 15

      Asian market πŸ™‚

  32. dark_angel | 6th May 14

    tanong ko lang, mga ilang buwan bago umepekto? salamat.

  33. savannah | 12th Oct 14

    omg!! really the best ang perla white.. nawala lahat pimple marks ko in just 2 months i think.. so better use it na din super cheap pa oh dba san kp? daig mo pa nag paderma.. hehe.. love it ..

    • | 12th Feb 15

      Hopefully will works for me. One of my friend recommend nya sa akin, dahil may acne din ako pimples every month specially time of the month malalaki. So hopefully Effective sya. $1.75 Dito sa California .

  34. arcel | 14th Oct 14

    Ok lang po b ung blue? Un kc nabili ko e

    • Fool Friday | 1st Nov 14

      Just try it. If it does not work use white perla.

    • Charl | 16th Feb 15

      Dont used blue perla used the white one .. My brother also using perla and it does work ..

  35. Melissa | 18th Nov 14

    Lol. My fabulous gay professor just shared that he has been using Perla for 39 years. I couldn’t believe it at first because I’ve known Perla as a laundry soap my whole life. I was utterly in awe when he did confirm that he is indeed using the white Perla laundry soap as his one and only beauty product! He also shared that he tried using the Papaya variant but he ended up getting rashes. So for those who are asking which is better, I’d say the original white one, especially if you have sensitive skin. And yes, my professor has glowing and fair skin! So kudos to Perla! πŸ™Œ

    • | 12th Feb 15

      Yes white is has better effectiveness the original perla white soap.

      • Pinay Thinks | 17th Feb 16

        Hi Thanks for reading my blog. Use the white one (original). If its not available, papaya is also good.

  36. | 15th Jan 15

    wow!!!its effective

  37. Annalyn | 28th Feb 15

    For how many days does perla work on pimples?

  38. | 5th Mar 15

    Pero nung gumamit ako ng Perla Soap ung puti parang dumagdag ulit pimples ko pero di ko alam kung nababawasan pero natutuyo ung iba . Sana effective ito sakin , sana walang halong biro ang perla soap.Diyos na ang bahala sakin

  39. Jaya | 13th Mar 15

    I wanna try this tom. I have a lots of pimples on my forehead, It’s started last December 2014. At first konti lang sya, so hindi ko masyado pinansin and hindi kasi talaga ko tigyawatin. But, after mga 2 weeks hindi parin sya natanggal and the worst is mas lalo syang dumami kaya nag worry nako. So, nag start nako mag search na best treatment for pimple may nabasa ko na calamansi daw so I tried to use it but it did’nt works. Pati yung toothpaste & garlic natry ko na rin but nothing has changed. Until may nagsabe sa kin na ‘ I should PERLA ‘ daw nung una I did’nt believe kasi I know na perla is for clothes pero nag search ako about Perla and ang dami kong nabasa sa ibat ibang sites na very effective daw ang perla. So, I decided to try Perla na tomorrow, I hope na effective sya sa kin kagay sa iba. πŸ™‚ I’ll update you guys after a month. Ty guys, Bye.

    • | 20th May 15

      i had similar problem with you before, soaps, astringents, creams,.kamatis, papaya, kung ano anon nalang para mawala mga tighiyawat ko,.but my acne was worsen, they just multiplied everyday, take note acne na xa,,,dumating ang point na give up na ako at frustrated na..ayoko nang manalamin kasi d ko kaya tingnan face ko, super oily and tigidig overload..wala nmn akong pang derma, sobrang mahal, wala akong pera kasi student pa..but then may nagsabi sa akin try ko daw ang perla, d ako naniwala kaagad, pro d nya ko tinatantanan etry ko nga daw,,so,cge, matry nga.for the first week,lahat ng mga acne parang lalong dumadami at lumalaki,yung iba pumutok(hehhe parang bulkan),,on 2nd week unti unti na silang natuyo at namatay,ang mga papatubo pa lang ay nawawala din,,1 month talagang nawala na sila, d na rin oily face ko, super saya! almost 1 year ko din sya ginagamit,mula nun hindi na bumalik mga acne sa face ko,,use it sa morning at b4 matulog,,mas ok sa akin ang perla white…try mo lang sissy!

  40. anne | 15th Apr 15

    good day! 😊

    PERLA WHITE soap is so effective on my skin, as pimple remover and skin whitening. My mom suggested it to me a long time ago but i didn’t pay attention to it. She even said that her cousin from Ilocos who was a professor from UP uses Perla since she was highschool until now that is why she is so flawless. Last month, my pimples cant stop popping everywhere on my face that is why i gave myself a chance to use PERLA. In just 2 weeks, my pimples are dried up, pimple scars are whitening, PLUS, my skin body is whiten. a lot of my friends and neighbors noticing my fair complexion and ask me if what gluta im using or taking and i just told them that ” hindi ako mayaman at hindi ko afford ang mga gluta na yan. PERLA lang yan.” they were shock. but one of my male neighbors told me that he is going to use Perla too because he has acne and bacne, and now? im so happy with the results, it dried up all his acne and bacne. How amazing PERLA is. 😊

  41. | 11th May 15

    paano nyo gamitin ang perla at ilang beses? may nakapagsabi kasi na dapat daw, warm water. is it true?

  42. Rachelle | 19th May 15

    I am a swimming instructor, 19, I taught kids every morning and afternoom for 1 month. So, obviously I am so dark. I decided to buy perla (white) and used it. And in just 1 wk , my skin lightens, I’m not saying that my skin whitens already, but it is almost back to my normal skin color.

  43. Aylah | 24th Jun 15

    Is it safe for me to use this product? I’m 14 yrs. old. And what color of Perla should I use?

    • | 26th Jun 15

      I think the white one suits the best!
      walang side effects ang perla..
      i’m using it for almost two weeks na and agad agad may results..

      i regret na ngayun ko lang sinubokan ang perla. but i think it’s not totally late.

  44. rodel ditalo | 19th Jul 15

    sana mang yari din yan sakin ahhh

  45. Lis | 7th Aug 15

    I use perla as my facial wash it cleanses so well, just don’t forget to apply moisturizer immediately after washing. You will get beautiful and clearer skin.

  46. peter paul g. degay | 6th Oct 15

    I am also a loyal user of perla as a laundy soap for same reasons as those stated above. My question is how come for several months now there is no supply in almost every major stores here in Baguio City?

  47. WEED MEYN | 22nd Oct 15

    Anung mas effective white or papaya

  48. Angelica Cuesta | 30th Oct 15

    sabi ng mom ko effectively daw ang perla. I did some research though just to be sure kasi parang seryoso si mama e. bukas pa ako bibili, ilang minutes/seconds ba ibababad ito sa mukha?

    • Pinay Thinks | 19th Feb 16

      Dear Angelica,

      You can leave for a few seconds for as long as you can manage the sting. The soap can sting as the it reacts with your skin. I hope this helps. Thank you for reading my blog.

  49. aimee | 25th Nov 15

    Effective po ba talaga ang perla? Natry ko na kc halos lahat ng sabon, cream, toner, facial foam, even the kalamansi, bawang, kamatis, papaya, baking soda at kung anu-ano pa pero walang nangyari tas lalo pa dumami pimples ko πŸ™

    • Pinay Thinks | 19th Feb 16

      Hi Aimee,
      Perla is effective but you also have to watch the food you eat. Our pimples are also hormonal. It may be that you are eating too much gluten-rich foods (dairy, starchy food, sugar and grains). Gluten can also be found in toothpaste and shampoo and soap. Gluten is inflammatory and can increase your hormone levels both of which can cause acne. . Observe what you are eating and remove them from your diet. Eat healthy fats coming from fruits and coconut oil instead. Drink lots of water. Get enough sleep and exercise. Avoid dusty and polluted environment.
      I hope you find a cure to your pimples in this way. Thank you for reading my blog.

  50. Shiela Dela Cruz | 8th Dec 15

    Super frustated nakong mawala itong acne/pimples ko sa mukha. Na try kona ata lahat, albularyo,mga medicinal plant at pti pagppaderma pinatod kona mwwla siya ng konti pero ayan n nman. So i hope humiyang skin ang PERLA kso nga lng dko alam kng anong moisturizer ang mainam na gamitin for my sensitive skinπŸ˜” suggest pls.thanks a lot😊

    • Pinay Thinks | 17th Feb 16

      Hi Shiela, thanks for reading my blog. I use virgin coconut oil as moisturiser. It can smell a little but you can always put a scented powder on your skin once the oil is absorbed in the skin.

  51. | 24th Jan 16

    Pwede din po ba ang perla sa mga bata? Safe kayang gamitin ng 7 years old?

    • Pinay Thinks | 17th Feb 16

      It is safe for kuds. Just moisturise their skin with coconut oil afterwards.

  52. Reinskie | 8th Feb 16

    Ano po ba dapat gamitin yung perla whitening o papaya ? Answer please 😐

    • Pinay Thinks | 17th Feb 16

      Hi Rein, use the white one. If its not available the papaya or pink one will do.

  53. elizabeth dela cruz | 10th Feb 16

    question, almost 2 weeks na ko gumagamit ng perla at naglabasan lalo ang mga pimples ko.. pakiramdam ko din mainit ang muka ko.. normal lang ba to?

    • Pinay Thinks | 17th Feb 16

      Hi Elizabeth, Its normal coz it happened to me as well too. Just observe your skins reaction. If it continues that way, discontinue use.

  54. | 23rd Feb 16

    pwede ko ba isabay sa maxipeel?

    • Pinay Thinks | 23rd Feb 16

      Hi there,

      I have not really tried maxi-peel. I think that you should only use one product. They may have an unpleasant reaction if used together. Thanks for reading my blog. Stay beautiful.

  55. Ella | 27th Feb 16

    Hello po! 3 days na po akong gumagamit ng perla at so far pag ginagamit ko po siya nagda-dry po yung pimples ko after washing. Pero medyo dumadami din po siya. Naranasan niyo din po ang ganong reaction? And ano pong magandang moisturizer aside from coconut oil?

    • Pinay Thinks | 27th Feb 16

      Hi Ella,
      Thanks for reading my blog. Use a moisturizer afterwards. Virgin Coconut oil will be good.

  56. ching | 19th Mar 16

    im started using perla papaya now and i hope it works…

    • ching | 19th Mar 16

      sana d dumami ang pimples ko ginagawa q pong moisturizer ung chinchunsu nakaka wala din ng pimple

      • Pinay Thinks | 19th Mar 16

        watch your diet as well because sometimes pimples area caused by bad diet. a gluten free diet also reduced my pimples.

    • Pinay Thinks | 19th Mar 16

      that’s good ching. hope it works for you.

  57. | 26th Jun 16

    pwede ba sa face to! last option ko na to…sana gumana

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