Sorry for the no post yesterday. I got into an accident on Sunday (wasn't my fault), so I had to take care of some things. It wasn't that bad. Just the front bumper. But the guy who hit me was very nice and civil with me when it happened. I was just shaken up a bit about the incident since it was my first time, but I'm OK :]. Also, my boyfriend was back from Hawai'i and came home sick. So I had to take care of the poor baby and find out what goodies he got me from his trip heehee.
Anyway, with numerous posts about the Top-Gel Pearl Cream or any other pearl creams for that matter, here is the pearl cream I've been using for over a month now. I've raved about this product a million times, but this is my review.
What the Product Claims:
Actions: Removes blackheads, pimples, ephelis and wrinkles.
Direction: Cleanse your face, apply the cream and message for 2 to 3 minutes, once in the morning and at night.
Active ingredients: Stearic Acid, Centanol, Lanolin, Glyceryl Monostearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Sulfur, Perfume, Ion Exchange Water, Glycerine, Potassium Hydroxide, Pearl Powder.
Warnings: If your acne becomes worse, it is because you haven't properly cleaned your skin prior to application. When using this cream, protect your skin from sunlight.The pearl powder indeed possess the requisite factors in keeping your skin healthy. It will enable your face to be soft and lustrous.
What I like about it:
It definitely faded my old acne scars. After a month of use, you can barely tell I had acne at all on my cheeks. I do still get a couple of pimples here and there, but not anywhere on my cheek. My usual breakout spot is my forehead (always has been), probably because of my bangs. Back in the days, at the end of high school and the beginning of my early college years, my skin has always been flawless. I never had to worry about a zit popping ever or using cover ups. Never used foundation either because I didn't have to. It wasn't until I started using Bare Escentuals because of all the hype that was going on about it (one thing I learned is never believe the hype) when the problem started. After that everything just started going down hill from there.
I seriously tried everything when it comes to acne treatment and getting rid of scars. You name it, from Proactive to Murad, and Neutrogena to Clean&Clear, Clinique to Shisiedo. None of them work as well as this. It definitely has evened-out my skin a lot better, and got rid of the nasty acne scars that I thought will never go away. Now, I really don't have to worry about not having foundation on to cover up my face. I can walk out of the house without any.
And, another funny thing that learned recently is that my mom used it too during her younger years! She found out I was using it last night when I walked by her and she said that it smell like Ly-Na (well duh it was). She recognized it because of it's distinct smell. She told me it was really popular during her time, and it's been tested over time that it's to help acne problems and for younger looking skin. She found it hilarious that I even got a hold of one since she didn't think they actually sell it here in the U.S. or that I would even know about it. She also said that this product actually works better than the high-end creams sold in department store counters, and thinking about going back to using it since she knows where to get it.
IT'S ALSO CHEAP! Less than $4 at your local Asian herbal stores or supermarkets. It'll last you awhile since the cream can be pretty heavy if you put on a lot. So a small amount can go a long way.
Also, the instructions that the cream came with is pretty humorous. I'll post it once I get home.
What I don't like about it:
THE SMELL. It smells like an old lady which is how my mom recognized it. It's also pasty white when applied on your face, so I don't recommend this for daytime use or slathering too much on your face (can clog your pores). I only use this as my night cream. It might be hard to find unless you live in a predominantly Asian community. The packaging can be better, but doesn't really affect the quality of the product. Other than that, I don't have anything else bad to say about it :]!