Skin lightening creams, lotions and soaps are designed to give users that 'fair'
complexion but not everyone knows about their side effects or dangers. Many of them
are banned products and should not to be used because of their hazardous chemical
Here are some of the brands of products banned due to their content of Hydroquinone
or Mercury: Jaribu, Mekako, Amira, Tura, Yesako, Rico, Madonna, Mrembo, Shirley,
Kiss, Uno21, Princess, Zarina, Envi, Viva, Ambi, Lolane, Nadinola, Glotone, Nindola,
According to the FDA, approximately 65 companies sell over 200 different types of
skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone in the U.S. Currently, products
that contain up to 2 percent hydroquinone may be sold in the U.S. without a prescription,
and prescription skin-lightening products may contain up to 4 percent hydroquinone.
Examples of prescription products containing hydroquinone are Lustra, Tri-Luma, and
The use of a “skin-lightening” cream recently poisoned a New York City resident,
prompting the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the
Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) to issue a public warning about the product
to consumers and merchants...
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Over the years mercury and hydroquinone were the main ingredients used to lighten
skin. They were later banned when it was discovered that they can cause damage to
body organs and can be very fatal... continue reading
Meladerm, researched and developed by Civant Skin Care, is one of the best skin whitening
creams available in the market today.
In the spring of 1999, Civant Skin Care embarked on a plan to develop the company's
most powerful skin lightening product. Not only was this formula meant to be effective,
but also safe for normal use.
Though the idea was simple enough, the research and development to create such a
product was surprisingly extensive. Every possible factor was considered in creating
this revolutionary formula.
And after 4 years of tests and trials, Meladerm was finally available for the public
in the fall of 2003.
How Does Meladerm Work?
Meladerm works by combining the properties of some of the best active ingredients.
Almost all the ingredients in Meladerm are naturally extracted and it contains Mulberry,
Bearberry plants and Licorice.
The melanin is synthesized in melanosomes and within it enzymatic conversion of amino
acid take place. In darker portions of the skin melanosomes are more active.
Meladerm targets not only the melanosomes but it also attacks the enzyme tryosinase.
And this is exactly what makes Meladerm one of the best skin whitening creams available
in the market.
Does Meladerm Actually Work?
What sets Meladerm apart from the rest of the skin whitening creams is it lives up
to its claims. There are several creams that may have the ingredients found in Meladerm
but what makes it unique is the research that has gone into its making.
And Meladerm does not take into consideration the active ingredients only; it makes
sure the base ingredients are also properly used. Meladerm uses proper carriers and
liposomes make sure the active ingredients are properly absorbed by the skin.
Meladerm contains absolutely no hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful
Meladerm’s Pros and Cons
The benefit of Meladerm is it is extremely effective in reducing the marred appearances
of hyper pigmented skin on the face and the body. It reduces the uneven spots and
areas and gives the skin an even appearance.
Meladerm can be used for dark spots, liver spots, tans, acne marks, birthmarks, scars,
dark knuckles and underarms. It works well against age spots also.
As Meladerm is made of all natural ingredients it has no side effect as such. However
it might make the skin extra sensitive to the sun.
If you want instant results Meladerm is the answer. Revitol is definitely the most
cost effective skin lightening cream but results can be seen after about 4 weeks.
And Dermolgy could be your next choice.
Meladerm is very effective in removing the skin discoloration and dark spots in just
about a couple of weeks. If Meladerm is combined with exfoliating agents it shows
result in 2 weeks.
However, you will need to dedicate time and patience to the process of diminishing
the spots. And the results might vary a bit according to the skin physiology of the
individual and specific conditions.
Where to Buy Meladerm?
Meladerm is not available in stores, so there is no point rushing to your nearby
Meladerm can be ordered from the official Civant Skin Care website www.civantskincare.com.
This can ensure the genuine product is purchased and there are several bonuses that
come with it. A bottle of 1.7 oz Meladerm cream is priced at $49.99 and a bottle
of 3.4 oz cream is priced at $79.99.
Meladerm comes with a 30 days money back guarantee. For first time customers, the
company will issue a full refund, less shipping, on returned products (used or unused).
To process a refund, you must contact the company for an authorization (RMA) number
before you send back the product.