A condom lubricant designed for sex workers and gay men has become popular acne cure among female Cambodians, women in the capital and local media have reported.
Number One Plus, a water based lubricant produced by health organization Population Service International (PSI), is an excellent cure for acne, a 29 year old vendor Tep Kemyoeurn said.
“After I used it for three days, all my acne dried up and went away” she said. “Many people believe it” she added.
Khen Vanny, 29, from Phnom Penh, said that women of all ages have taken to using the lubricant to get rid of spots.
“It is very effective. Some people don’t believe in it but people who do, really get a good result.” she said, adding “My youngest sister and aunt use it too.”
Another woman told Khmer-language Kampuchea Thoney newspaper that she had used many kinds of medicine to treat acne but none had worked.
“After that, my friends who work at garment factories in Phnom Penh, advised me to apply the lubricant from Number One Plus condoms on my face every night,” she told the paper.
“And just within three to four nights, the acne on my face gradually and then totally disappeared,” she added.