Friday, March 3, 2017

[Review] Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W

Photo By: Elin Chow

All girls would agree that acne (also known as pimple) is their biggest enemy. It is a normal part of puberty and almost everyone get acne at some point of their life. I used to suffer from severe acne breakout during my teenage years. But fortunately, my acne goes away almost completely after I ventured into adulthood.

Even so, I still get red and swollen acne occasionally, and I really hate the ones with visible popped heads because they really hurt badly even when you gently touch them. They are unsightly and incredibly annoying,

Thus, I have been looking for a pimple treatment cream to treat the occasional acne for a long time. After reading over a dozen of online raving reviews, I decided to purchase and try out the Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W.

Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W is perhaps the best selling acne treatment cream in Japan. But unfortunately, it is not readily available in Malaysia. I bought this acne treatment cream during my Japan trip last November.

If you are interested to know what I bought in Japan, please read my "Huge Beauty + Snacks Shopping Haul" post.

Product Features

Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W contains Ibuprofen Piconol (IPPN) with anti-inflammatory properties. Formulated with a PH close to the skin to minimize allergic reactions, it is effective at calming inflammation and curing swelling acne.

The reason why acne hurts is because they are swollen and inflamed. I have tried many acne treatment creams that are available in the market, but none of them impressed me as much as the Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W. While most other acne treatment creams require at least a few days to work, the Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W is able to cure a swelling acne overnight!

Well, I believe you will all agree that when fighting acne, faster is the better. Once applied, the Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W acts quickly to dry out acne. It has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin, which helps to soothe red and inflamed acne. After hours of application, I noticed significant improvement in my acne. It has visibly reduced swelling and redness in as little as 2 hours! In just two days, the acne has disappeared. Yes, it is just that amazing!

Although the cream is effective at treating acne, it does not fade acne scars. After all, this is not an acne scar treatment cream. Another thing I really like about the cream is that it is non-sticky or greasy. The texture of the cream is light and can be absorbed by skin easily. It becomes transparent once it is applied on skin, without leaving an ugly white residue.

The Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W comes in a tube and is available in 14g and 24g. I bought the 14g one because I actually find this cream a little pricey. Furthermore, I am not sure whether this cream will work well for me. I bought this for 736 Yen (about RM 30) from Tsuruha Drug Store while I was in Dotonbori, Osaka. You can actually buy this from any other drugstores in Japan with no prescription needed.

How To Use

Apply an appropriate amount of the cream to the affected area several time a day after cleansing. You will only need to apply a thin layer and spread evenly. So I believe a 14g tube should be able to last for months, at least for me.

All in all, I am quite happy with my purchase. Will I repurchase this product again? Yes, definitely! But I will get the 24g tube instead of the 14g tube next time. The Lion Pair Medicated Acne Care Cream W work miraculously and is one of the most effective acne treatment cream I have used so far. I find it especially effective on swelling acne with visible popped heads. With this cream, I believe I will never be bothered by acne again!

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  1. Hi sist, this really work on you? Have you try Oxy or another? Even i use oxy i need 2-3 days for make my acne gone

    1. Hi, this is effective at reducing swelling and redness. The acne will be gone in 2-3 days too.

  2. Hello, do you have any cream recommendation for acne scars? ^^

    1. Unfortunately, nope. I have been looking around for an effective product to treat acne scars too. But so far, I still have not found any.

  3. What a great Suggestion Elin! Thank you very much sharing this with us.