Acne Savior: Eskinol + Dalacin C


Just like anyone who grew up in the Philippines, I'm very familiar with the brand Eskinol. How could I not, when their TV commercials and print ads have always been present on my everyday life. Despite that however, it's a brand that I always overlooked when I used to hunt down new drugstore skincare to try. I just never really had the urge to use it.

I've already wrote about my Acne Story, and have said that I've tried everything. From having my face pricked, to taking antibiotic (Dalacin C), to undergoing Derma-Rolling / Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy every two weeks, dietary change, lessening my caffeine intake..

It helped; my acne cleared massively. I still get zits every now and then, but it's not that bad anymore. I like having clear skin, though. So, for preventive purposes, I have been using this thing that my sister told me about.

Basically, take your toner (Eskinol is recommended) and mix a capsule of Dalacin C with it. I use 300g for the 225ml Eskinol bottle. Dalacin C is basically an antibiotic used to treat infections with bacteria. Pretty pricey (Php80 per capsule) if you take it orally, when used like this, it won't hurt your wallet much.

Before

5 days after using Eskinol with Dalacin C + my regular skincare routine

After washing my face (Innisfree Bija Facial Foam / Shiseido Perfect Whip), and then patting it dry.. I apply the Eskinol + Dalacin C mixture on my face with the use of a cotton ball. I putter around while I let that dry - with the high amount of alcohol in the Eskinol Astringent, you don't have to wait too long. After it dries down, I apply my moisturizer (Innisfree Bija Anti-trouble Lotion).

It's not really that different from my regular skincare routine, except I substitute the mild toner I usually use for this concoction.

As you can see in the photos above, in a little under a week, my pimples have dried out! There's a downside to this - your whole face will dry up. So, stock up on your moisturizer because you're going to need it.

Please note that I cannot guarantee that what worked for me, will work for you. Remember that we all have different skin types. I have a pretty thick skin (lels), so you might need something a little less stronger than this because it might irritate you further. Do check the ingredients for both Eskinol and Dalacin C because you might be allergic to some of it. Better to be safe than sorry, no?

Have you tried this before? :)

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11 comments:

  1. Does this mixture react with other skincare ingredients? And can I use it as spot treatment?

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    1. I'm not really sure, haven't had any bad reactions, so far. Been using it for roughly 6 months na rin.

      I've never thought of that - baka nga it's better if use as a spot treatment because it wouldn't dry your face much!

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  2. Nice! I really miss vmv's toner, the one with clindamycin phosphate.

    Googled dalacin c and found out it's clindamycin. My skin reponds well to this antibiotic. Thanks.

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    1. I wonder kung merong ibang toner na may clindamycin na.

      Yup! Mine, too! My skin likes this a lot hahaha

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  3. Good results. And omg, I hope this doesn't annoy you, but give Beauty Finds a try!!!! Xyla has an anti-acne kit and it worked wonders on me.

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  4. I'm glad I haven't had acne, just occassional zits here and there. I'm glad it worked out for you though. I've heard other people say it has done them good too

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  5. I was just going to say, have you tried clindamycin, but I googled first and Dalacin C contains clindamycin din. This is very interesting. I wonder, same as Tellie, if this can be used for spot treatment.

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  6. hi. is the dalacin c tablet you mix in the eskinol bottle and apply it on your face ?

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    1. Yes, it's in a capsule form. You just mix the powder with your toner! :)

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  7. Active ka pa ba ? What kind of eskinol gmit mo

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response, I used the Classic White. Although I have not used this in a while :)

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