What is Meladerm®, and what is the connection between Meladerm and black skin? Meladerm is a skin lightening substance which is manufactured by a company call Civant, but just so I can make sure we are on the same page here, let me begin by saying Meladerm cannot be used for changing black skin; brown skin or yellow skin into white skin. The “black skin” mentioned in the title of this article actually refers to dark blemishes which sometimes appear on the skin of some people, such as age spots and etc.
Does Meladerm Really Lighten Skin?
In order to help us better understand whether or not we can use Meladerm for black skin, let’s take a brief look at some of the ingredients that are used in Meladerm:
- Tego Cosmo C®
- Kojic Acid
- Licorice Extract
- Mulberry Extract
- Bearberry Extract (Arbutin)
- Glycolic Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Lemon Juice Extract
- Emblica Extract
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Rice Bran Protein, Soybean Protein, Oxido Reductases
- Ceramide 2, Palmiteyl Oligopeptide
Wow, 19 different ingredients, but in truth there are many other skin lightening products on the market which have just as many, if not more ingredients. However, judging from some of the stuff I have read online, there does appear to be some evidence that the above ingredients can help to lighten skin, particularly when various combinations are used.
Arbutin for example is a water soluble biosynthetic substance which comes in two forms. You get alpha-arbutin and you get beta-arbutin. According to the makers of Meladerm, studies have shown that alpha-arbutin is notably superior to the beta version as far as skin lightening capabilities are concerned. Some independent online research I have done also suggests that alpha-arbutin is one of the most potent skin lightening ingredients on the market which have been approved for everyday use on all skin types.
However, alpha-arbutin is known to be very expensive to manufacture, so one cannot ignore the fact that some skin care manufacturers might only include a minimal amount of this particular ingredient so that they can legally list it as one of the ingredients in their products.
Kojic Acid has been used in many Asian diets for ages already, but its ability to lighten skin when applied topically was only discovered in 1989. Prior to this discovery, most skin lightening products relied on hydroquinone. However, hydroquinone has to a great extent become public enemy number one when it comes to lightening creams and lotions.
There has also been a significant shift towards the use of all-natural skin care products, and Kojic Acid is now being used extensively as a safe and natural substitute for hydroquinone in many all-natural products.
Meladerm and Different Skin Types
As with all skin care products, it is literally impossible to say whether Meladerm would be the best choice for you because what works great for one person may not work so well for another person. Cost is another factor which needs to be taken into consideration because there are many cheaper alternatives available on the market. If you do decide you want to try Meladerm, then my advice would be that you should at least read one or two Meladerm reviews before you hand over any money.
Lastly, regardless of what any manufacturer tries to tell you, there is no such thing as a magic cream or lotion. If you want overnight results then you need to look at other types of solutions such as laser treatment and etc.