A condom lubricant designed for sex workers has become a popular acne cure among Cambodian women in the capital.
Number One Plus, a water-based lubricant produced by a local health organisation, is an excellent cure for acne, one vendor tells the local paper: "After I used it for three days, all of my acne dried up and went away. Many people believe in it," she added.
Another woman, said that women of all ages have taken to using the lubricant: "It is very effective. Some people don't believe in it but people who do really get a good result. My youngest sister and my aunt use it too."
A third woman who says that she had used many kinds of medicine to treat acne but none had worked is also quoted by the paper: "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."
"And just within three to four nights, the acne on my face gradually and then totally disappeared."
The paper urged experts to conduct research about the miracle cure.