I have been using this particular Aesop hand wash for years and for good reason. Aside from the fact that it's Australian made and owned, vegan and cruelty free it gently exfoliates my hands every time I wash them keeping them soft and smooth. Worth the money and the bottle lasts a while as it's huge.
I was skeptical at fist, and now it's my 5th bottle! i think my skin just loves pitera. Over time, you'll notice a brighten on your face, not like whitening, more like your skin became transparent. In my case, one of the reasons i like it that i noticed my pores are smaller. Btw it really doesn't smell good and doesn't help with breakouts.