Monday, September 01, 2008

Review: Eskinol Facial Cleanser


Product: 4/5
Packaging: 3/5
Price: 5/5
Overall: 4/5
Would you buy again: Yes!
Where to buy: Philippino stores/online stores

Have used: Eskinol Classic w/ Grains, Eskinol Natural Calamansi

Eskinol Classic w/ Grains: "Effectively deep cleanses to lighten skin. It thouroughly removes dirt and excess oils to help protect skin from pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It smoothens your skin to give you a velvety base for your make-up."

Eskinol Natural Calamansi: "Enriched with the natural skin whitening and cleaning properties of real calamansi. It also has vitamin C which keeps skin healthy."

How I use it: After removal of all makeup with either wipes or soap cleanser, I use cotton balls with the product. Afterward, use acne medication and then moisturizer. If I had both product, I use the one with grains sparingly and the calamansi/lemon daily.

Pros: Okay, so I've been using this for years! I dunno how my mom stumbled across this but she's been buying it for years. I mainly love this product because it gets ALL that gunk off your face. Especially the ones with grains. Trust me, just washing or using makeup removal does not get rid of all those dirt clogged up - which I feel you put acne medication right after would be more effective because your pores are dirt-free. When you're done, it leaves you with a clean feeling. It's the only thing that lighten up my scars too. I know a lot of asian products focus on lightening skin more so then other ethnic brands - but I like using it to lighten scars, not skin tone. Although - I have noticed a more even skin tone color because of exfoliation caused by the grains. The ones without grains are less harsh but still effective in removing the dirt - but it doesn't feel as drying.

Cons: It helps for acne because it cleans your face/pores from dirt, but I wouldn't recommend this to eliminate them like they advertise. There is a tight feeling from it, I personally don't mind it but I know folks are sensitive to that - so I can't recommend this for sensitive skin. It's perhaps a bit too harsh. Also, because it cleans your skin and doesn't necessarily moisturize - it leaves your skin dry if used excessively. Especially the one with grains.

Overall: I love this stuff no matter what. It's a staple in my face product - but definitely need to use moisturizer and some form of acne medication with it. Would recommend for those who want an even skin tone or lighten their acne as well. You won't see the effects right away, I can say by 3 months - it reduces or evens out complexion by loads! Even in like, 2 weeks - acne scars will fade with daily usage and by the 3rd month, its seriously faded.

11 comments:

  1. hey celly! I use eskinol also! It really cleanse and removes dirt from my face! I tried using it on my neck and my arm and it works well too! I don't like how it makes my face dry tho..
    (kcam125)

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  2. ooo im an eskinol user too --
    i tend to use it more so for my neck, and random spots on my face, becaue it really dries me out.

    but i do love the cute flip=top bottles, and various formulas and scents

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  3. hey! i'm from malaysia and the lady at the pharmacy introduced me to eskinol, which she added antibiotic into it, for my acne face.

    I would like to ask if you rinse off the eskinol facial cleanser after you apply with cotton balls? I am truly confused cause the direction did not require me to do so but it's facial cleanser after all and i thought we should wash away all facial cleanser. Can you clear my doubt? Thanks!

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    1. Hey CKL

      Do you mind telling me which pharmacy did you go to and the lady that recommended you the Eskinol? I know it's a little too late but please do reply me. Thank you.

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  4. Hi CKL,

    I don't rinse off the cleanser after usage. It's more of a toner than cleanser in a sense. Since it's results end in a drying form and I see no residue, there is no point in washing after wards.

    Only facial cleanser that should be washed off are ones that form like soap.

    Eskinol w/ grains - I do get the left over grains and sometimes I'll wash that off but that's very rarely.

    Hope that helped ;)

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  5. Where can I purchase this at in the Bay Area
    kalikogyrl81@gmail.com

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    1. Try www.myfilipinogrocery.com. They have a couple of different Eskinol varieties.

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  6. hey funny how google took me to reading your blog after i searched for Eskinol's ingredient which is castor oil. See, I've used eskinol for as long as I can remember (15 years?) but for the past years I decided to experiment on putting other cleansers to my face. I've tried Shiseido (the one advertised by Tyra on her show once), Clinique, Mac, Biore and tons more. What bothers me is that despite the price difference among other brands, eskinol proves to be the most effective cleanser and I just don't know why. I have 6 other facial cleansers here in my room but I reach out to eskinol each time, damn. Well, I'm not complaining since its relatively cheap and is available everywhere here (I'm filipina). The only problem I have is that it makes my skin drier than it already is. I've no idea as to what is the best moisturizer in the market today. Anyone tried La Mer? My friend told me its good but she's got an oily skin. By the way, I already miss SF.

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  7. Hey....before remove the Eskinol classic facial cleanser on face it's how many hours stay on face/body since applied? please clear my doubt..

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  8. heycelly i have heard that you can use eskinol on the underarm and groin.is it effective to whiten those areas?and what other products can i use for stretch marks, which is effective and cheap?because all of the websites promotes products that are only available abroad.please help?

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  9. i like eskional very much.i am usuing cucumber eskional.in summer we can use or no?in winter season its is working very good.

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