My sister Heather is somewhat picky and critical about her fairness products.
And even though, it’s true that she is going to be launching her own skincare product based YouTube channel, she still refuses to try out products that she doesn’t believe in.
Well, fortunately for this article, Meladerm was not one of them.
It’s one of the very few skin toning creams that she swears by, and has urged me over a thousand times to do a piece on them for this site (though her main aim always is to advertise her channel here).
And, unlike my previous review on 5 Best Skin Lightening Creams, I am not just going to write a small summary on the positives and negatives of Meladerm.
But rather go into an extensive analysis (with Heather as my guide) about the various compositions of the product, and how they come together to make this cream one of the best in the skincare market.
So sit back and read along.
Meladerm Cream: A Brief Review
Ever since the fairness industry started to bloom with the help of certain social media and YouTube influencers, like Tatti, Tina Yong, James Charles, etc. There have been a lot of awareness as to what a skin lightening cream is and why should one consider using them on a daily basis.
There has been a lot of misconceptions about such products before. A lot of the average customers and make up artists considered them to be temporary gimmicks, which only offered a superficial brightness leading to eminent skin wear and tear when used for long.
However, that was a rather wrong idea to have at the time. And if I were to explain it in a nutshell, a skin lightening cream is a product which you can use to treat everything from uneven complexions to also erasing scars and stretch marks as well.
And Meladerm in this regard is indeed one of the very best skin lightening products in the market right now.
So, why is Meladerm, Heather’s all-time favorite?
To begin with, let me just quote Heather on this, “Meladerm actually works, it provides the customer everything that it promises and advertises.”
But, let me go into some of the major aspects of Meladerm, and what makes it so very effective.
Now, Meladerm is so very potent at its skin treating job, because it’s made entirely out of natural products, which are specifically chosen because of their ability to lighten dark spots, hyperpigmentation as well as skin discoloration.
Most of Meladerm’s competition rely on hydroquinone for skin lightening effect, which is a chemical compound and does tend to have a lot of side effects.
And Meladerm, on the other hand, is completely free of hydroquinone, parabens, steroids and a lot of other harsh ingredients which brightens the skin naturally from the inside, and starts showing its effects 2 weeks onwards.
What are the ingredients that go into the making of Meladerm?
As I have mentioned before, Meladerm completely comprises of natural ingredients.
Here is a list of some of the most important ones as well as their functions.
- Alpha Arbutin
- Bearberry Extract
- Emblica Fruit Extract
- Lactic Acid
- Lemon Juice Extract
- Licorice Extract
- Mulberry Extract
- Vitamin C
- Alpha Arbutin.
Alpha Arbutin is a biosynthetic ingredient which is specifically extracted from the leaves of the bearberry tree.
And this compound is simply one of the best when it comes to naturally exfoliating the skin and making it seem lighter. It significantly reduces the production of melanin in the skin and makes it look much brighter than before.
A lot of research has gone into testing its properties and effects and has been certified to be safe for use by any skin type. It starts to affect the skin much faster than some of the other lightening ingredients like kojic acid and is an amazing, natural alternative to some of the other popular fairness chemicals out there.
- Bearberry Extract.
Extracted from the Uva Ursi plant, this ingredient is also popularly known as beta-arbutin in many skin fairness products.
It’s more or less like a naturally forming cousin of hydroquinone and does absolute wonders for the skin when used in the right amounts. It works quite similar to hydroquinone as well, it inhibits tyrosinase, which is the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin, and therefore is an ideal solution for skin discoloration.
- Emblica Fruit Extract and Vitamin C.
When it comes to their antioxidant properties, the Emblica Fruit Extract and Vitamin C are always going to be the go-to choice for any skin treatment product.
Anti Oxidising the cells of the skin is what exfoliates them off all the dead cells and cleans out the oil pores making the skin look much brighter.
This might sound like a very synthetic chemical product by name, but it seriously is not.
Gigawhite, in all honesty, is a combination of seven alpine plants which are primarily found on the Swiss plains.
It’s a very natural skin lightening ingredient which is absolutely preservative-free and has been proven to be just amazing at treating dark spots and discoloration within two weeks when applied topically.
- Lactic Acid.
Lactic acid goes really well as a skin treatment ingredient when paired with certain plant extracts. Licorice Root Extract and Mulberry Extract produces the ideal formula with lactic acid for skin brightening and cleansing.
It allows Meladerm to be perfect for a variety of skin types and allows it to not have any side effects on even the most sensitive of skins.
- Lemon Juice Extract.
Lemon Juice Extract is not just a potent source of Vitamin C when used in a fairness product. It has a lot of skin whitening properties as well; however, it can be really irritating for the skin when not used in the right amounts.
And Meladerm moderates it really well in its formulation, and balances its strong effects out with the help of other ingredients.
Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is the perfect balancer of certain ingredients like arbutin and kojic acid.
It helps Meladerm be the perfect product for all skin types by balancing out the harsher effects of the stronger ingredients.
Sepiwhite is more of a proprietary ingredient used in Meladerm and is an essential amino acid used to help fade the appearance of scars as well as dark spots with regular use.
Much like Vitamin C, SymWhite too has amazing anti-oxidizing properties. Derived from pine trees, SymWhite has some amazing skin lightening effects, it exfoliates the dead cells and unblocks the oil pores, making them breathe and reducing the chances of acne formation as a result.
Who is Meladerm For?
It’s important to note here that Meladerm is essentially a skin treatment and a skin lightening product. It will not whiten the epithelial cells, and so, if you’re looking for a product that will bleach your skin and whiten them, then Meladerm is not the way to go.
After searching through some of the reviews on the product, I have found a lot of negative comments on them, as to how ineffective they are even after regular use.
Now, I should mention here that these negative reviews were primarily for those who thought of Meladerm to be kind of like a bleach that would give them fairness overnight.
Meladerm is not a skin whitener but is a lightener.
It has an exfoliating effect on the skin and makes it look brighter from the inside by cleaning out the oil pores and removing all the dead skin cells that line the sebum.
It’s specifically designed to heal and treat problems such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, as well as age spots, and provide for a more even complexion.
In Heather’s opinion, one should always go for a naturally glowing skin than to bleach it white, as bleaching has a lot of negative consequences in the long run. Not only will it leave the skin excessively dry and wrinkled, but bleaching might also permanently harm the melanin synthesizers in the skin and lead to blotchy and irritable spots.
How to Use and Apply Meladerm?
Meladerm is one of those skincare products, which is just perfect for everyday use.
And applying it is incredibly simple as well. Heather showed me that all you have to do is start by washing your skin thoroughly before each application.
Now, take just 1ml of it (roughly about one to one and a half pumps of the bottle), which should be about enough to cover the entire face.
And Heather recommends that you do this twice daily for the best results, and preferably once in the morning and once before going to bed.
However, do keep in mind not to wash it off right after you apply it. It should remain on the skin for as long as possible, and you can even couple it with some moisturizer and sunscreen to get the best out of your skin treatment.
Additionally, the more the SPF in your sunscreen, the better. As the exfoliating effect of Meladerm will leave your skin high and dry, it’s going to be very prone to sun damage as a result, and lead to irritable skin if you are out in the sun for long after applying it.
If you’re using Meladerm almost twice a day on your face; one bottle of it should be more than enough to last you two months.
But if you’re using it for your entire body, then it might not last you even two weeks.
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What are some of the Meladerm Side Effects?
I won’t be lying if I said that Meladerm has no side effects to speak of, and Heather herself would second it, in a heartbeat.
But one problem it does have is when it comes to suiting different skin types. Sure! It can cater to the skin lightening issues for a variety of skin types, even sensitive ones, but when it comes to dry skin, the results are a bit iffy.
Meladerm is best used for oily and combination skin variants.
As when it comes to its effects on dry skin, the results can be a bit too strong. As Meladerm works by having a very strong scrubbing effect on blocked oil pores, it doesn’t suite dry skin tones all that well.
Dry skin variants hardly have any blocked pores to speak of, so a strong exfoliating action on an already open-pore can cause irritation and itchiness.
Additionally, the removal of the dead cells can be problematic for even oily and combination skins if you are going out in the sun without the proper precautions.
Meladerm will leave the oiliest of skins, dry and sensitive to the harsh effects of the sun. So, if you plan to go outside during the day after using it, make sure to use a lot of moisturizer and sunscreen, or it might lead to a lot of blotches and discoloration.
Given the sheer variety of skin-lightening creams available, most of which turn out to be disappointing, it’s difficult to get to the right one. A few important factors are extremely crucial to your selection, however. To help you decide whether Meladerm is the right product for your needs, I’ve compiled a brief guide. Take a look!
This is the first and most important aspect you must figure out with accuracy. Using a cream, no matter how effective, that is not suitable for your skin type is a recipe for disaster! So bear in mind, Meladerm does not favor dry skin types and if used, can cause problems of over-exfoliation, itching, and extreme dryness.
If you’re picky about the composition of your skin products, then a skin-lightening cream like Meladerm could be your best bet!
While chemical compounds are quicker to act, they also come with side-effects that could prove harmful over the years. On the other hand, natural ingredients such as the ones used in Meladerm may be slightly slower to show results but are, by far, the healthier alternatives!
What does Meladerm do?
As a skin-lightening cream, Meladerm treats uneven complexion, scars, and stretch marks. It’s perfect for combination and oily skin types, and tones out every inch of the surface evenly! The product is also rather good at treating acute hyperpigmentation and moisturizes the skin by getting rid of dead cells.
How is Meladerm different from its competition?
The reason why Meladerm is considerably more effective than other skin-lightening creams is its ingredients. While the rest usually use hydroquinone in their composition, Meladerm relies almost entirely on natural ingredients such as licorice, bearberry, and Emblica fruit extracts. Meladerm is, essentially, a wholesome mix of natural components where each one has unique functions such as exfoliation, anti-oxidation, and cleansing. Some are also sources of Vitamin C! The bottom line is, with Meladerm, your skin remains free of chemicals and their harmful side-effects, which is a common issue with other skin-lightening creams.
How often can you use Meladerm?
Just like your regular moisturizer, Meladerm can be used daily! Application is simple, and it works best when used with sunscreen as it can leave the skin exposed and feeling dry. I’d recommend applying Meladerm twice a day for optimum results. In that case, and if you’re only using it on your face, a bottle should easily last two months.
Are there any side-effects?
As high-flying as it may sound, I’d go so far as to say that Meladerm has no side-effects whatsoever! Sure, it doesn’t suit all skin types, but if you keep that in mind, you shouldn’t face any issues at all unless it is not suitable for your skin type. Essentially, Meladerm works by scrubbing oil pores, which leaves the skin exposed to harsh sun rays and a feeling of dryness. Strong exfoliation also leads to irritation and itches, so it’d be wise for people with dry skin to look for alternatives.
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Picking the right skin lightening cream for your specific needs is not all that easy to achieve. However, Meladerm is one of the very few products out there today that tries to be versatile enough to fit a variety of user demands.
Though not all that suited for dry skin types, but for oily and combination skin, it comes highly recommended from both Heather and me.
- One of the best skin lightening products for both oily and combination skin.
- Treats acute hyperpigmentation amazingly well.
- Can evenly tone out every single part of the body.
- Removes dead cells and moisturizes to revitalize the skin.
- Not suited for all skin types, especially dry skin.