Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Product Review: Ly-Na Face Pearl Cream

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 :]!


  1. Ahh! Hope things are a ok sweets! *hugs* I remember my first accident, was a left turn at a light during the rain... I hit a guy with a black mustang, the asshole wanted to kill me lol The officers had to calm his ass down. Turns out the fuck wasn't even driving his car, it was a family member's and he didn't have permission to drive it! haha :P

  2. sorry to hear about your accident. at least no one was hurt. i'm still bitter about my hit and run. stupid police claimed they never found the guy! errrr. anyway, good review. i've been thinking about using a pearl cream, but i'm not as light skinned as you, and i'm scared it'll make my face look all weird. haha.

  3. thanks so much for this post! i suffer from acne scars too! i know they say you shouldn't pop them but if they werent meant to be popped they shouldn't be bumpy! LOL... i'm definitely gonna get this now!

  4. Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to hear you're ok though :)

    Nice review. I'm curious about this product. Will have to remember to check this out at the grocery store next time.

  5. PS.
    i do kinda live in an asian community, where did u get this?

  6. yikes! i'm glad you're okay hon. that is pretty scary...and at least you're safe :) great review on this cream, makes me want it! too bad i'm not around a large asian community :(

  7. Hey I hope you're doing good now. Sorry to hear about the accident. Be safe.

    It's funny how you described the cream, smelling like an old lady! (I love using that phrase as well) if a product smells funny :) Well glad you've found a product that's cheap and works best for you! Can't all products be like that? :D

  8. Accidents suck! I know in Korea a lot of girls are getting dimples on them through surgery.. O.o

    People are so weird.. You can see a darker spot on my face where my dimples are, which is kinda gay lol

    Thanks for looking at my blog! =) I love your looks & reviews~

  9. yeah, good to hear nothing serious happened. my fam's from the west covina area so i spent all weekend looking for the Ly Na cream, but I couldn't find it! And we have about 3 99 ranch stores within what's probably a 10 mile radius. I remembered that my mom had gotten me the cream when i was in high school, but i never used it and tossed it out because it just looked so iffy. but now i've got her asking her friends to bring her back some from the philippines! thanks for the review!

  10. Hi Anne my mom used to try to make me use this when I was in high school and now seven years later she finds it comical that I use it religiously. The smell is pretty bad I have to wait until after my husband falls asleep to put it on because it makes his nose itch =p. Stefunki, my parents live in the West Covina area and I get my Ly-na at the Filipino market Seafood City on the corner of Azusa and Manila way. There's a counter near the entrance that carries stuff like Johnson and Johnson cologne and Ly-na and it's $2.50 a tub.

  11. oo this product sounds very interesting.. prob not available internationally tho -_-"

  12. O man, I'm going to have to have one of you girls send me some pearl creme. Everybody seems to be benefiting from it!

    I could def. use something for my scarring and acne.

  13. Hey Girl ! Thank you for telling us about the Ly- Na cream! I ran to the Vietnamese store and bought me a tub of this stuff. I have only used it twice now, but I think I really like it.. The whitening effect is hilarious!
    It is your review, it is so compelling that I actually feel like my face looks better now, like my scars have faded already, like my face is evened out and many more thing...lol!!
    I'll let you know what happens in 2 or 3 weeks time :)
    Thanks again!

  14. First time I've stopped by ur blog! Loves it! This cream sounds good..Imma hunt for it..wish me luck cos I live in the UK and we never have anything! GGRRR!

  15. have you tried top-gel pearl cream? im hesitating between ly-na and top-gel.. which one is better?

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