Eskinol Spot Less White

So here is my partial review of this product which is Eskinol Spot Less White. I know Eskinol is one of the toners or let’s say astringents known here in the Philippines. I remember the ad of this product wherein its endorser way back when I was a kid is the famous actress Vilma Santos. From what I remember, my mom had use this before. A trusted brand since 1945 and the pioneer of Facial Care in thePhilippines, Eskinol remains to be the #1 and will continue to grow the Deep Cleanser segment.

Eskinol Spot Less White Facial Deep Cleanser (with Pure Calamansi Extract)

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Eskinol Facial Deep Cleansers contain Micro-cleanse Anti-Bacterial Formula that removes pimple-causing dirt left from washing with soap. It also removes excess oil and make-up to make your skin truly clean. Use Eskinol Facial Deep Cleanser and avoid pimples and other skin problems from coming back.

It claims to whiten and reduce dark spots or blemishes as early as 1 week.

I’ve read blogs and reviews on this most of them saying it is effective.

Partial verdict:

Compared to Gluta C toner this seems to clean my face better. I just noticed my cotton has accumulated more dirt when I use the Eskinol than Gluta C. I like the smell of this toner it is not too strong with a Citrus hint (since it has Calamansi Extract). It doesn’t dry that much too. Very affordable for 29 Php or close to 30 bucks for the small bottle. You can find this in any drugstores or leading supermarkets.

For the whitening part? I might give this a week or two. I have fair skin though. My indication for this would be my pimple marks and blemishes if it would lighten or remove it totally.

The downside might be its alcohol content but I don’t think I might be bothered by that.  I mean most toners have alcohol in it.

*update on this will be posted. Soon.

**Update as of 06\12\15– It’s been a long time since I last used this. After this I used the other variant, which is the Eskinol Classic White Facial Deep Cleanser but it didn’t help on my acne. As you all know I’m only using Kojie San Toner + Cleanser now.

Cyleina Black Pearl Soap

Staying fair is not an easy task. I mean if you don’t have that ‘kutis artista” and are on a tight budget it would be mere impossible. Thank God, that whitening products are affordable and accessible nowadays. Let’s admit it, Pinays are going crazy on being fair and having a flawless skin.  LIving in a society, wherein most people prefer women who are fair-skinned or “chinita” or “mestiza”. Though I’m born to have fair skin, due to harsh environment plus exposure to the sun I can say that my skin became dull. From the time that I got a job that started for me to renew my skin back (of course I have my own money now!). Enough of that, this is not the first whitening/lightening soap I’ve used since I started my ” renew my fair skin plan”. I have used Kojic soaps too.  But since my mind and fingers won’t stop exploring the net for other beauty soaps to try to, I stumble upon this product Cyleina Black Pearl Soap. Looking at threads and blogs, girls had been going crazy about this soap.

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Here is what the soap looks like.

Yes it really is black from the name itself. The scent  you’re wondering? Well, it smells more of a vanilla or a hint of strawberry.

Inspired by the rare beauty of South Sea black pearls, Cyleina endows your skin a luminous clarity using premium and safe skin enhancing ingredients:

Collagen supports a smooth, radiant, elastic, and well hydrated skin to slow down the wrinkle formation.

Licorice has anti-bacterial and natural lightening complex for clean and fairer skin.

Arbutin gentlyexfoliates dead skin cells and inhibit melanin production for softer and glowing skin.

Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant which protects the skin against damage with moisturizing complex for healthy supple skin.
Cyleina Black Pearl lightens dark spots caused by sun exposure and pimple scars
. It is effective in lightening dark underarms and inner thighs caused by imbalanced hormones, chemical burns from deodorants
 and delays wrinkle formation with its collagen content.Direction for use:
*Achieve skin as precious as black pearls by daily cleansing wet skin with CYLEINA BLACK PEARL concentrating on darker areas of the body. Rinse well.
*Use morning and evening for a brighter complexion.
*Recommendation: This product performs best when used continually. 
recommended for darkened mature skin.
Bestsellers. Products available in mini size and supreme.
Ingredients:
Glycerine, Distilled Water, Myristic acid, Marine Collagen Peptide, Licorice, Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin E acetate, Peppermint essential oil

(source:http://skinorganicsoaps.blogspot.com/search/label/Black%20Pearl%20Soaps)

Just looking at the ingredients of the soap would convince someone like me.

So how was it so far?  It really works wonderfully on me. I  mean I know it is not the time yet to say this  since I just used 1 bar of this so far but it did lighten my pimple marks from using for more than 2 weeks now.  Since  I also use this for my body those dark spots like my bikini area or butt area did lighten a bit.  I also focus using this soap on my maternity stretch marks and i notice that it indeed lighten. Amazing huh?  The downside of this is you might experience a bit of drying I mean most whitening soaps does that.  I would recommend using a lotion to hydrate or moisturize your skin. So the small one might lasts for less than a month only as this soap melts easily so you need to store it in a cool dry place. In my case, since I used it twice a day on my face then on my body during bath time it only lasts for 2 weeks or less than 3 weeks.This soap also is perfect during summer season, why? The soap has a cooling effect since it has peppermint oil in it. It adds to that refreshing feeling after using it. The soap is affordable for a product that is effective the mini bar is 65Php while the big one or supreme is 125php.

If you want get a better and faster results, they have this COMBO wherein you can combine black pearl soap with other Cyleina organic  soaps.

Combo Soap for fast whitening:
Blackpearl + Strawberry
Blackpearl + Kojic
Blackpearl + Placenta
Blackpearl + Glutamaxx
Blackpearl + Papaya Goat’s Milk
Blackpearl + Triple citrus

Combo Soap for Acne and pimple scars:
Tomato + rice bran

Kojic + Tomato

Blackpearl + Tomato
Blackpearl + Kojic
Blackpearl + Placenta
Combo Soap for Smoothening and moisturizing:
Blackpearl + Placenta
Blackpearl + Grapeseed
Will I repurchase another one? I already did TWO actually. I have a friend/colleague of mine  bought it for me since she is able to drop by at Watsons. This is just what I don’t like about this, their soaps is only available at Watsons, SM and online resellers.

This is all for now folks! I will try to update further about this new soap I’m using!

Ciao!!

**Update:  No longer using this since i’m on a tight budget.. I think I stopped using this last year around October or December. I’m only using  Kojie San Kojic Soap on my face and body. Then Nivea soap for the body too (the blue one).