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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17 comments:

  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

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

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

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    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.

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

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  4. After the ache is gone...Is it still will comeback?

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    1. Nope, but the scar will take time to fade. Of course, acne will still appear in other areas of your face.

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  5. Does this only works on red, swollen pimples? How bout clogged pores, whiteheads or blackheads? I also have terrible body acne >_<'

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    1. This is an acne cream, so it don't work on clogged pores, whiteheads and blackheads. It is effective at soothing swollen pimples.

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  6. Could ths cream make your pimple dry until theres no scar left?

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    1. Hi, it soothe your pimples and dry it out. But it does not remove pimple scar. Try not to squeeze your pimples because it will leave you with a scar. The best way to fade pimple scars is to moisturize well.

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  7. Hi Elin,

    how much it cost for 24g over in japan? There's a lot of it at lazada which I'm sure of the genuinity selling at around RM38-40. Does the info paper inside it kinda thin and transparent to wordings for your original japan product?

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    1. I bought it for around RM 30. But I cannot remember how the info paper looks like because I already threw it away.

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  8. Hi. After using this product I noticed layers of dry/dead skin appearing around and over the area where I applied it. Is this just a part of the drying process or am I allergic to this? Its my 1st time dealing with acne and I don't know what's going on.

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    1. Hi,

      Most acne cream will make your skin dry. You might be sensitive to the product also. But if there is no redness or itchiness, that might not be the problem. Try moisturizing your skin. It might help.

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  9. You know how how long i can use it after opening? I has onpened the tube while ago ( around over a year) so i'm not sure if i can still use it

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    1. Hi,

      You should be able find an expiry date on the box. Usually its around 3 years

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