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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is LY NA PEARL CREAM Safe?

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Some readers brought to my attention that the Ly-Na Pearl Face Cream many beauty bloggers adored may contain a very dangerous ingredient that had been banned in Singapore and many other countries. The dangerous ingredient suspected is MERCURY. I know that there are many cheap skin lightening products that use mercury as their active ingredient to provide fast results. Although the initial price is cheap, it's the consumer who actually paid a larger price in the long run. Studies shown that long term use of mercury will cause permanent damage to your skin and even "neurological damage" (MSNBC). Whether or not LY NA PEARL CREAM contains mercury, I can't answer that question. However, I came across websites that indicate LY NA PEARL CREAM is a very dangerous products. Personally, I'm not a fan of LY NA FACE CREAM. I've used the green version several times before. It did help my pimples healed quicker although it didn't give me an end result like many people rave about.  What do you think?  Is Ly Na cream safe or not?

Here are some useful links on...
LIST OF BANNED BEAUTY PRODUCTS
LIST OF SKIN CREAMS CONTAIN MERCURY
DANGEROUS SKIN LIGHTENING PRODUCTS
MERCURY BANNED IN MINNESOTA

39 comments:

  1. I've read about it too and I planned to try it but after further research, I didn't think about using or even purchasing it anymore :)

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  2. Good to know I can cross it off my list, hehe.

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  3. I stopped using Ly-Na when I heard about this from other bloggers. Although there might not be concrete evidence of mercury, I'd rather be safe than sorry, too!

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  4. i used this product like once and stopped lol. I was skeptical. Thank you for the heads up!!

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  5. Thanks for the info!
    I've heard so many things about it but never really seen the results when I tried it.

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  6. I was so close to trying this product out but I never went to the store to actually go buy it LOL. I'm very glad I was too much of a lazy bum :)

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  7. Yeah, I read about that. It's too bad, because I ordered 3 jars of it on eBay. I was SO EXCITED to try it, too!

    When the box came in, my mom looked at it and had a look of shock on her face! She started telling me to STOP USING IT. I got annoyed and told her that I heard it worked wonders.

    She went on to tell me that she used to sell LY-NA Pearl cream and that while YES, it does make your skin very smooth and clear...that only lasted up to 3 months at the very most. After that time, your skin starts to develop hyperpigmentation and very noticeable disgusting DARK DARK spots allll over the face. I freaked out and threw all 3 jars in the trash can.

    Sometimes, if it's "too good to be true", then yes...it is. I just want to share this with other people because it would suck to mess up your skin, especially while most of us are still so young in our 20's. =] I'm really glad you did this entry!!

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  8. Thanks so much for the info! I was *this* close about to buy one the other day but ended up changing my mind, now I'm glad I didn't!

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  9. "if it's too good to be true, it is"

    i tossed out all my damn jars...eff that nonsense!

    great post hot stuff!

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  10. i was so curious about this until i found out about its mercury content so never bought it. good think you posted this

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  11. wow
    thank you for this amazing info !

    <3

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  12. Thanks, this is very informative! But keep in mind if you're a fish eater...it has mercury, too. Question is how much mercury does it take to harm us?

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  13. Anonymous,

    True! however, fish contain other essential nutrients that are necessary for a healthy diet. FDA says that as long as you don't consume over the recommended level, you should be fine.

    You're right though! I guess you can't win either way. But dying eating fish seems like a smarter way to go! LOL.

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  14. i personally liked the cream just not the smell. it gave me a nice even skin tone.
    but after i heard about the possible threat, i tossed it!

    eff that !

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  15. we do have a lot of asian creams sold here that are similar to lyna and anything that's made from china is very suspicious in my opinion. my chinese friend told me she used a lot on her face back then and right now her face is still breaking out..i'm not sure, it must be the long term effect of these creams? it helps with acne and scars - initially.. but in the long run..its really not great for the skin..anything with mercury that is ingested is very dangerous but for topical or those creams used by applying on the skin..hmm..minimal amounts aren't that dangerous, BUT prolonged use WILL.

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  16. I've heard about this as well, so I stayed clear away from this cream.

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  17. i used this product last summer & was semi-consistent & saw results. but after that i stopped using it. good to know...scary though eeek
    time for other alternatives!

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  18. I heard about this last year and thankfully I didn't get into this... hehe~

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  21. Thanks dear. Yeah, I've always wondered about the Ly-na cream.

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  22. Actually the medicated one, in the green box and the one that comes in a tube and the nourishing cream have a small amount of mercury, but the pink jar one was already proven not to have it :)

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  23. D: Well keep in mind that this is only for the green, medicated version of Ly-na. The pink one is just fine and I use it. Lovely results.

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  24. gals,

    start to get confuse.
    Is the medicated one refer to "MEDICATED PEARL CREAM" in the green colour? Heard that is also 0 mercury.
    What about the pink one? what version is that?
    Oh ya, anyway, where i can get this stuff?

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  25. The Ly_Na Medicated Pearl Paste, according to a list I saw, tested mercury free. The Ly-Na Nourish Face Cream-I think that's the green jar- does have a small amount of mercury in it, something like less than 1.5 parts per million. I could find no data on the pink jar called Ly-Na Pearl Face Cream. So... I guess it's a use at your own risk situation.

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  26. Heloo,if ly Na n stillmans has Mercury,whch cream can i use to help my skin!i want 2 b fair.pls reply me

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  27. Ladies!
    Check the ingredients!
    Five oils and emulsifiers to mix it with water.
    Potassium Hydroxide which is a soap softner.
    And then the mystery pearl powder, just waste from pearl farms containing mostly Calcium carbonate. But guess where they grow the pearl oyster? In rivers where pollution has made fishing for human food impossible. Not surprising that there will be many residues in it.

    Want to make your own cream?
    Take cheap lotion and grind some chalk from school into it.

    Do you have real skin problems? See a dermatologist! Otherwise give your skin some fresh air and gentile sunlight. Sunlight helps your body to make vitamin D, many dark skinned women fear the sunlight and thereby dig their own grave.

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  28. Hi, soo..

    using de pink jar ly-na is fine? no mercury?

    Please!!someone who may know??
    because im using it and i really like it

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  29. There is no mercury listed in the ingredients of the pink Ly-Na Pearl Face Cream.I have used it every once in a while for small pimples. It works overnight and I have seen no dark spots apart from the ones I got baking in the sun when I was young and stupid.

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  30. I loved using Ly-na Pearl Face Cream, a few years ago, even stocked up.

    A few months ago, I ran out and I finally found some again at a Seafood City, but it wasn't the same product.

    The ingredients are now Vaseline, Octyl palmitate, fatty acid esters, Stearic acid, ectyl alcohol, myristic acid, talc and fragrance.

    It is also distributed by Larkin, Inc.? When before, it clearly said "Technical Cooperation with M.F. Productions, Paris, France."

    I for one prefer the old ingredients, because I know sulfur helps clear up acne (at least in MY experience), and I think the pearl powder really works and smooths your skin.

    I have no idea where this mercury outbreak came from, but I don't believe it.

    Anyway, can anyone tell me what exactly happened to Ly-Na Pearl Face Cream? The package is the same, the cream smells the same and has the same texture, but ingredients are way off.

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  31. I am a young hapa woman, and have very sensitive skin. since i was young, my mother told me to use lyna cream but i never did. I always tried either a prescription from a dermatologist or some of the over the counter treatments - neutragena, stridex, johnson & johnson products, olay, clean and clear, proactive, acnefree, I mean EVERYTHING. nothing worked, not even the prescriptions I got from a doctor.

    when i finally hit my 20's and i was in college i gave lyna cream a try, thinking it also wouldn't work like all the other brands. i was wrong. it was the only thing that would work on my face and not cause me to break out more or over dry my skin. the cream itself won't blend in with your skin tone so you can't wear it outside, but it does work wonders for people who have sensitive skin that has been a problem over the years.

    I'm 25 and have never had this much control over my bad skin until now. i never got any dark spots either. the girl who got either didn't clean her face properly or she went outside with the cream on and let the sun burn her skin while she was using the lyna cream.

    if it was really dangerous then the whole USA would ban it. your first link doesn't have any sources, the second one doesn't work, the third has a sponser for a beauty company so of course it will trash talk other products, and the fourth link doesn't have anything to do with Lyna - it's about mascara and how minasota is banning certain EYE products, not a skin cream. Lyna isn't even mentioned at all.

    it doesn't surprise me that this article would trash talk a cheap product that actually works when it's being supported by those expensive, name brand make up lines that don't work at all. anything to make a little bit of money, right?

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    1. You are totally right! You need to know how to use this product. I also started using the cream (the green one) since I was fifteen years old. My face was full of pimple scars and my mom recommended me to use the cream (the pink one). I chose to use the green one because it was thinner and I could use it as my daily cream. I just turned 39 years old and I continue to use the cream EVERY DAY!!! The instructions state very clear not to expose your face to the sun. I guess this is the reason why some women develop the dark spots. I have no complains so far, this cream has made wonders to my face. So, whether is in my genes or in the cream, people never believe me when I say I am 39, they think I am in my twenties.

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    2. I have been using the pink lyna face cream since I was 14 years old. I use a very small amount daily, in the mornings and use a tissue to blot out the excess oil. It smooths and evens my skin tone and I don't even need to use foundation. I can use it daily since I am indoors most of the time and am not exposed to the sun. I am now 42 years old but people think I am only in my twenties. I am Filipino and I know it's partly in our genes, but I've seen other Filipino and Asian women my age that don't look like they are still in their twenties. I am sure my youthful look is partly because of this product. I have been using for almost 30 years and have not had any problems. As far as safety, I don't see mercury listed as an ingredient.

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  32. Actually, the original formula contains no traceable amounts of mercury. It's actually the green, medicated kind that you used (HA!) that contains mercury. The original is safe. It's probably the only single pearl cream that does not contain mercury. I read a long test list of what seemed like hundreds of brands of pearl facial creams... only to find that Ly-Na's original was safest. I'm trying to get my hands on some, but I heard they only make it with talc and Vaseline now instead of pearl powder and sulfur! What an outrage!

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  33. i agree with you Anonymous!.. when i was in the philippines i start using lyna pearl face cream when i was high school and even my sister using it, but when i come to US i learn to use any kind of make up,,believe it or not my face got really worse i dont know what to do i try almost kind acne product but nothing works,,i was really shy, im 31 year old but i feel like i cant even go out and have fun because of my acne,

    i try using maxi peel exfoliant then after that start using the lyna pearl face cream at night i dont use during daylight because im scared from the sun even though i use sun cream still not good now my skin its all good,, so i dont really believe about the link posted on this website,about lyna pearl face cream,,...

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    1. Do you use the new formula and does even have effect to your skin? Like the original one

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    2. Yes I'm using the new formula I have been since August 5 it's now the 26 and it worked wonders it's like a magic cream I'm still some what shocked It cleared most of my acne in 6 days and now I'm on my time of the month and no breakouts. Which Is amazing because knowing me that don't happen ... I hope it continues to work this stuff is a miracle in a jar.

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  34. Personally, I use Lyna the pink one and have used the green one for almost two years, and it has worked just great!(:

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  35. I just started using the pink ly na pearl cream today but sucks I can't find the old formula so I'm giving this new formula a try I applied it on one zit I had when I first recieved it and 2 hours later the zit was like flat with no white head so that really made me want to give this new ingredient a try! Oh and no it does not have mercury I came across 4 site that stated the pink jar was FDA approved an safe with 0.0 mercury I do believe the green medicated one does contain mercury tho so pink jar is the way to go.

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