Directions: 1. Apply good amount into finger and foam onto acne.
Available at: Ohayo Store and Ohayo.com
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
reduces the size of the pimple within the first use doesn't sting, burn, or any adverse effects OK to use during the day (doesn't leave a white cast after
has that sulfuric smell not readily available (if you're not from Japan) a bit pricey for a tube
Thoughts? This is definitely my pimple arsenal. I recently picked this up when I made a trip to Ohayo store in Puente Hills (Buy it here!). Although I don't breakout as much as I did before, I still get occassional pimples here and there (mostly on my forehead). And when I get them, they come in massive sizes and they hurt! Sometimes they linger around for weeks, just because I let them be meaning I don't touch, pop, or put anything on it.
I was a bit skeptical when I first bought this though. First of all, I don't understand a lick of Japanese as mentioned in my previous post, so like any other acne cream that comes in a small tube, I simply just used it as a spot treatment. I'm not sure why the Ohayo website says that it foams when it clearly isn't meant to be a face wash (at least I don't think it does).
Anyway, so I applied this at night before I went to sleep (minus the Ly-na cream). And the morning I woke up, I noticed that the size of my pimple have been reduced to a significant size. The pimple wasn't in-your-face-waving-hello type of thing. I also noticed it also reduced the redness of the pimple.
By my third use, my pimple is no longer hanging out on my face. It also didn't leave a nasty scar (granted I didn't pick on it as well) by the time it went bye bye.
I also like how the cream doesn't sting at all. I noticed that most spot treatments have that burning sensation once it gets contact with your skin. I also didn't experience any peeling or flakiness where I've applied the cream while using it.
The only thing I don't like about this product is the smell (it's always gotta be the smell). You can definitely smell sulfur in it. So if you're allergic to sulfur, I probably wouldn't recommend this. The smell does linger even though the cream applies clearly on your face. So if the smell does really bother you, I suggest to just use it at night.
This cream is also a bit pricey for a small tube. It's $20 a pop although you only need a little cream just to cover the pimple. So depending on how often you get your breakouts will determine how long this product will last you. It's also hard to locate this in a store. You'll probably get a better luck just buying it online. Although I'm not too sure if this might be available at Marukai or Mitsuwa.
Final Verdict: Overall, I love this product despite of its sulfuric smell. It's gentle enough for me that it doesn't cause a burning sensation when I apply the cream, and I definitely saw results after the first use. But please, don't expect a miracle that it'll vanish your pimple right on the spot, because it wouldn't. The results are gradual, but it definitely shortened the time of the pimples' presence on my face.