Meladerm made my skin feel very soft and supple. My skin became more sensitive with certain skin whitening creams, as though it was thinning out.Cons
I don't think 60 days is enough to efficiently test out the product. Most people will need more time to see a difference but will regrettably quit on the product early because of the 60 days deadline.Verdict
No doubt there are cheaper skin lightening creams than Meladerm. You don't even have to pay more than $20 for some. But what is the point if it doesn't lighten your age spots? It is like being penny wise but pound foolish. It is still a waste of money. I understand if you feel that Meladerm is a bit pricey. Let's roughly calculate how much you need to spend. To try it out for 4 months will cost you about $200. I choose 4 months because that is the time frame you need to give the product a fair chance
Meladerm Review - Does It Help To Fade Dark Spots?
One day, I met up with some other stay-at-home mothers I had met online. Let me tell you, there were some hot mamas. I couldn't help comparing myself to some of them that had beautiful even toned skin. I felt like I looked older than them even though my age said otherwise. I brought up the topic of brown spots and one of the moms vouched for Meladerm.
The moment I got home, I looked it up on the internet to learn more about it. I wanted to know if it really was that good and if it was worth a try. However, I felt many reviews were not genuine. They were just saying good things about it because they were trying to sell it. Some even bad mouthed other skin whitening products to convince you their product recommendation is the better choice. And they claimed to be 'unbiased'. Humph!
I didn't feel like I could trust those reviews. So I figured I could find more honest opinions on forums and discussion boards. So I diverted my online search there instead.
It was interesting to read what people were saying about Meladerm on those forum threads. In the end, I concluded that this fade cream is quite good but may not be everybody's top choice. I decided to give it a try and now I give it a thumbs up. Read on to see why. Maybe you and I have some similarities.
Skin That Is Sensitive To Hydroquinone
You may have read online that you should stay away from age spot creams containing hydroquinone. They say using it may lead to negative side effects. It is even banned in certain countries like Japan, the EU, and Australia. However, in the U.S., it is still approved by the FDA for use in OTC skin bleaching drug products. However, FDA has nominated hydroquinone for further study by the NTP (National Toxicology Program). When it comes to skin lightening, hydroquinone is one of the best. I've seen how it successfully reduced dark spots on some of my friends. You don't have to worry too much if you use it on a short term basis (not more than 6 months) and follow the guidelines.
Unfortunately, my skin became very irritated when I tried using an OTC cream that had 2% hydroquinone. Needless to say, I had to quit using it and I'm glad I found an alternative solution.
I Can't Afford Laser Treatment
Laser or IPL is my top choice but seriously, it is totally out of my budget. I have 2 kids and my husband is earning just enough to keep us afloat. If only my insurance company will cover the costs but they don't. Not for cosmetic surgical procedures. So I had no choice but to seek out a treatment that wouldn't drive us bankrupt.
Sick and Tired of Skin Lightening Creams That Don't Work
I know that beauty is more than skin deep but as a woman, I'm sure you can understand why we still feel the need to indulge in skin enhancing products. You can't deny that looking good on the outside makes you feel good on the inside. I've been captivated by the promises made by many OTC skin lighteners. Every time I bought one, I was so hopeful that my dark spot problems would be solved. Unfortunately I've been let down many times even though I diligently followed the instructions for a few months. Even with such disappointments, I didn't want to give up on finding a cream that might work for me. Looking for the right cream was like finding a needle in a haystack.
Trying to Avoid Irritations
Using creams that didn't produce any result was bad. What was worse was using creams that caused my skin to peel and have rashes. One cream even made my spots darker. I also try to stay clear from products that clog pores. Last thing I want is to suffer from acne breakouts too.
Need Something That Is Gentle On My Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you would prefer to choose 'natural' products right? However, you must realize that 'natural' does not mean 'gentle'. Let me ask you, who is in charge of regulating the ingredients used in skin whitening creams? No one really. I learned the hard way when my skin was burned by a spot remover that claimed to be 'natural'. I guess I was duped. On the other hand, I find Meladerm to be gentle on my skin.
Skin That Is Not Too Dark
Due to my Hispanic blood, my skin is more of an olive color. If you have very dark skin, Meladerm may not be right for you as you won't see a big difference in your age spots. It might work if you use like 20 bottles of Meladerm. I'm guessing that doesn't sound very appealing to you.
So let's make it clear who is Meladerm most suited for:
- Those that do not want to use hydroquinone or whose skin cannot tolerate it.
- Those that want an affordable spot corrector treatment because laser or IPL is too expensive for their pocket.
- Those that have been disappointed over and over again by OTC skin lightening creams.
- Those that want to avoid skin irritations when using a cream.
- Those that need something gentle for their sensitive skin.
- Those whose skin tone is within the range of fair to olive.
Does Meladerm Work?
That is the million dollar question isn't it? And as much as I would like to say YES and portray it as a miracle cure, that is not how it works. Unfortunately, the answer isn't that simple. Whether Meladerm will work for you or not is dependent on a few things: your skin tone, how badly is your skin damaged, how much sun you are getting etc....
What I know is that for any cream to effectively lighten brown spots, it has to have ingredients that will disrupt your skin's melanin production. Melanin is what gives your skin its color.
Meladerm seems to have the right ingredients. You will find 12 skin lightening agents in Meladerm's cream. The combination of plant extracts such as mulberry, bearberry, licorice and lemon is quite a powerful formulation to fade age spots.
I can only tell you that Meladerm worked on my sun spots. I cannot comment on its effectiveness on other hyperpigmentation problems like freckles, melasma and acne marks.
Real Users' Feedback
It will help if you read some of these comments made by real users of Meladerm. These are feedback shared on forums. It will give you a better picture about Meladerm.
Unfortunately none of the comments above mention the color of their skin tone. So we don't know if they were dark or fair skinned. You'll notice that many didn't really give Meladerm a chance to work. They gave up too quickly. One month's usage is sometimes not long enough to see results. A few that were happy with the results didn't really say how long they used Meladerm.
I am very thankful, and probably a bit lucky, that Meladerm successfully faded my age spots despite my Hispanic skin tone. It took me about 3 weeks of application before I saw some improvement. The difference wasn't that obvious. It was lighter by a shade. I read that some people experienced a significant change within a week. I don't think that happens often. Count yourself lucky if you can see improvements within 2 weeks. I think for the majority of us, it will take about an average of 3 months before we notice any satisfactory fading of the liver spots.
The problem is, Meladerm's refund policy is for 30 days. If I really wanted to know for sure if Meladerm worked, I had to continue pass the 30 days and forego the money back guarantee. They say you need to be patient and persistent to get what you want.
To save money, I chose to buy 2 bottles. I'm glad I persisted passed 1 month as eventually, my spots became lighter. It is not entirely gone but I'm satisfied.
Looking in the mirror, I can say my spots are about 2 shades lighter. My complexion looks so much more even now and also a little brighter. My friend noticed the change and asked me what I was using for my skin. That compliment made my day. After searching for so long, I finally found a solution to my problem and it didn't involve hydroquinone. I feel younger with my improved look and I'm enjoying the feeling.
If You Decide To Buy Meladerm...
Here are some suggestions that will increase your chances of getting rid of your dark spots.
- Protect your skin from the sun. Buy a good sun block lotion and be diligent in applying it whenever you go out. Get one that is broad spectrum and with a minimum of SPF15. If you don't protect your skin, you may develop more pigmentation problems. Then the skin treatments that you have undertaken, whether it be Meladerm, laser, IPL, microdermabrasion or chemical peels, will be to no avail.
- Meladerm can penetrate into your skin better if you first exfoliate. Exfoliation will remove the dead skin cells on your skin's surface.
- I know you're impatient to look beautiful again. However, healing damaged skin is going to take time. Don't make the same mistake as those users in the forums who quit on the product too early. It pays to be patient and consistent.
Should You Still Continue To Use Meladerm After Your Spots Have Been Lightened?
What do you do after your age spots have been lightened by Meladerm? Do you still need to continue with the application? The answer is... NO.
Do not think that your spots will come back if you stop using Meladerm. If your skin darkens, it would be because of the sun and not because you stopped applying the cream. It takes so much effort and time to get your skin to lighten by a few shades. It doesn't take long for your skin be darkened by the sun. Realistically, there's a limit to how much Meladerm can lighten your skin. After a while, your skin will not get any lighter no matter how much Meladerm you use.
If you ask Civant Skin Care, they will tell you not to continue with Meladerm after 3-4 months. So, in other words, you can confidently conclude that Meladerm is a failure for you if you don't see any improvements after 4 months.
Will You Get Your Money Back If Meladem Does Not Work?
Be careful who you buy Meladerm from. Make sure you buy from Civant Skin Care. That way you know they will honor the money back guarantee. You may be able to get it cheaper elsewhere but then you risk running into problems when you want to get your money back. Also, a cheaper price may land you with a counterfeit product.
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