Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Eskinol Papaya Smooth White Facial Deep Cleanser

After a long time procrastinating, it's time.

I'm going to review this much popular toner in Asia. I think it's popular, I remember growing up with my sis mentioning it a few times. This is marketed as a 'Facial Deep Cleanser' but in reality, it's really a toner. So no, it's not a facial cleanser. Please, do NOT wash your face with this, it WILL sting.


I've used this product for about 2 months or so already and I gotta say, I think this helped fade my acne scars fast. Mind you, I used 'think' for a reason. It's not the only product I use to fade my scars but I did realize that my new acne scars fade faster with this. I use this with the C+M Natural Papaya Whitening Deep Moisture Gel and I gotta admit, it's a good combo.

Here's the pic of the product:

Eskinol Papaya Smooth White Facial Deep Cleanser
This product promises to:
- Whiten in as early as 1 week*
- Helps renew and smoothen skin
- Dermatologist Tested
- Is a micro-cleanser with an anti-bacterial formula

Can you see the ingredients? I'll list it anyway.
Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Sorbitol, Carica papaya Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Niacin-amide, Perfume, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-3, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15985, CI 17200, CI 19140

CAUTION: For external use only. Keep away from open flame.

I honestly don't know the price, for this size (225ml), this should be around BND2.20, depending on the place. The highest mark-up would be BND2.50. This should last you about 2 months or more. I'm at the end of this product, I can use it about 5 more days maybe.

The colour might be orange in the bottle, but it's actually clear, as shown in the picture below:

Clear liquid.
I have three other Eskinol toners, and to me, this is the most pleasant smelling one. It smells like papaya and uh, fruity perfume. I don't like the thought of perfume in products (they should not have it, to be honest) but this is fine.

On the cotton pad, this is how it looks like:

Moisten your cotton pad.
After I used it on my face, you can see some traces of dirt. 
Due to the menthol, it feels refreshing on the face.
And also the denatured alcohol I guess.

Anyway, even after a week of using the product, I noticed my scars did fade.

The pics I'm about to show is from December 5, 2012:

Yes, I had a breakout D: it was due to stress.
I don't remember if this was before or after, but I believe it's after I wiped my face with the cotton pad. LOL.

Click on the pic to see the full-view.

See the difference??
I mean, if you went to an old pic of me with my acne scars, click here.

I'm not saying this toner IS the miracle product, but it definitely helped.

Again, I cannot stress this enough, I used this with another papaya based product that you can only buy online.

Scary pic of me, sorry.
So yeah, it helped fade the scar on my nose after a week or so (sorry I don't have a pic) but unfortunately, my skin's been acting up, so I do have new scars I need to fade >3< 

Like I said, I am running out of this product and recently I'm battling clogged pores (MY ENEMY), so I got the Eskinol Toner for fighting blackheads and also the pimple fighting one. So if that doesn't work, I'll go back to this Papaya one.

So, time for Pros and Cons!!


- Cheap (price varies from place to place)
- Available almost everywhere (small shops, big supermarkets, almost everywhere including Guardian)
- Has two sizes, one is 225ml and the other is 135ml, so you can choose to test it out before committing to a bigger size.
- Nice scent (this matters because the other ones smell....horrible)
- Cleanses dirt that your facial cleanser didn't manage to remove.
- Works (for me) in fading post acne scars.


- Did you see the list of ingredients? It contains Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Perfume (it depends on skin, but it can cause you to break out)
- Can be drying depending on your skin.
- Some people are against using this (that just shows how drying it can be)
- Not really sure if this, on its own, can really help fade scars.
- Is not helping with my clogged pores D:

Bear in mind, some shops still sell the old packaging (I accidentally bought the old packaging for the Calamansi one) so do check the manufacturing date.

So, do I recommend it?

It really depends.
I like it, personally, that's why I'm trying out two more Eskinol Toners.

So the verdict?

Rating: 4/5 (it would have gotten full marks but the ingredients are questionable)

Do leave a comment below about what you think of this product if you've tried it!

Disclaimer: Remember, our skin differs. What works for me, might not work for you, and vice versa.

Take care!



  1. I think this is the first time people review this as it's such an old product that have been floating in our markets, thanks for the review, I might buy this to help my other skincare products to fade my acne scars.

  2. I love the Eskinol variants! I first used the Classic White (with grains) and it helped me dry out and eliminate acne in just 2-3 days. Aside from that, it doesn't leave acne scars on my face. I haven't used the Papaya variant yet, since I'm using the Spotless White one with the calamansi and vit. c ingredients. The Spotless White indeed lightened my skin after weeks of usage(1 week? NO) but it doesn't dry up my pimples as fast as the Classic White did. My facial skin tone is indeed even-toned and lightened now. I guess I'll have to go back to the Classic White variant after the bottle runs out :P Thanks for the great review!

  3. It's such a miracle how Eskinol made you porcelain-skinned after having a lot of acne scars. (I've seen your photo)

    1. I wouldn't say porcelain skin XD but yeah, it HAS improved a lot. I remembered how I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror when I was scar-ridden.

      Right now I'm trying out the Classic White, Lemon Oil Control and the Spot-Calamansi variant. I have the old calamansi one too.

      So far, I think the Papaya one is still best for scar fading, coupled with another papaya based product (should make a review of this already x.x)

      I like the classic white when I feel like my nose pores are clogged up. really works.

      and i like the smell of the lemon one lol

  4. Does it not burn the face many says that its just like maxi peel

    1. It did not burn my face. I've tried many of the variants and I can say that the Papaya one is the gentlest of the bunch.

      I've never tried Maxi Peel.

  5. um also using for first time.. will see wat happens witin one week... thnQ for your info. really it worth :)

  6. I am from Malaysia...I want to buy it online..where do I buy it from?


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