- How Does It Work?
- What Makes It Unique?
- What Is It Used For?
- Usage Directions
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. Upon completion, the product was officially named Meladerm® and this new formula incorporated the industry's latest research and most cutting edge technologies. And after four years of tests and trials, it was finally available for the public in the fall of 2003. Since then, our R&D Team has been continuously improving the formula with new innovations making Meladerm® the most advanced formula on the market today.
No hydroquinone, mercury, steroids, or parabens
How does Meladerm work?
Meladerm® works by combining the well documented properties of the most beneficial and safest active ingredients. Most of the active ingredients in the formula are derived from natural extracts such as Mulberry, Licorice and Bearberry plants. Civant Skin Care puts your safety above anything else. Our products contain absolutely no hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful bleaching substances.
Your skin color comes from a natural pigment called melanin. Melanin pigment is synthesized in specialized cytoplasmic organelles called melanosomes. Within the melanosome, the enzymatic conversion of the amino acid tyrosine to melanin is catalyzed by the enzyme tyrosinase. The melanosomes in darker portions of the skin are more active than those found in normal areas of the body. Ideally, it is best to target this process in multiple ways by dealing with not only the melanosomes, but also the enzyme tyrosinase.
In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. When combined with exfoliation agents, Meladerm® often provides initial results within 2 weeks of use, however, full results generally take 2-3 months and vary based on the individual's specific skin physiology and condition.
What makes Meladerm unique?
There are hundreds of skin lightening products already on the market. You may even see creams that contain the same active ingredients as Meladerm®. So what makes the Meladerm® formula so unique? Simply put, research! Though a low grade product might contain similar ingredients, it doesn't guarantee its effectiveness. In order to harness the true power of the active ingredients, great care must be taken when manufacturing the product. Light and air can easily deteriorate substances like Kojic Acid. Other ingredients must be carefully stored in vacuum desiccators in order to preserve their shelf life. Furthermore, the Civant team takes great effort to micronize and filter all of our active ingredients and extracts for superior efficiency. Most cheaper quality manufacturers do not take these precautions.
When creating a product, the base ingredients are just as important as the active ones. It is important to choose proper carriers and liposomes to ensure that the active ingredients are absorbed deeply into the skin. It is also wise to include effective preservatives and moisturizers to ensure minimal skin irritation. Meladerm® contains the highest concentrations of active ingredients tolerated by the skin. The use of special base ingredients and high quality actives is what brings out the true effectiveness of the formula and sets us apart from other manufacturers.
What is Meladerm used for?
Meladerm® is generally used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented skin on the body or face. Many of our customers use the product to achieve a uniform skin tone by reducing the appearance of uneven areas and dark spots. Meladerm® can be used on the face and body for specific areas such as:
- Hyperpigmentation / Dark discolorations
- Age / Liver spots / Sun spots
- Tans / Sun damage
- Melasma / Chloasma
- Acne marks
- Old scars
- Dark elbows, knees, underarms, knuckles
- Uneven skin tones
The cream is meant for topical use only and should not be ingested or used in the eyes or mouth. Meladerm® is not a drug and is not intended to treat or prevent any disease. View our FAQ: Does Meladerm® work on all kinds of hyperpigmentation?
Meladerm Usage Directions:
Wash and dry skin. Apply an even layer over the affected area twice daily. Massage thoroughly until cream is absorbed completely into the skin. Best results if used after exfoliation scrub. As with all skin care products, please consult with a dermatologist prior to use if you have any underlying medical conditions or general concerns. Long term treatments with any product should be monitored by a medical professional.
- Apply once in the morning and once at night for best results.
- The use of an additional wide spectrum sunblock of SPF 30 (or higher) is strongly recommended.
- Wait 10 minutes before applying makeup and/or sunblock.
- Heavy sun exposure should be limited. Avoid the use of tanning beds and/or sun lamps.
- For topical use only and should not be ingested or used in the eyes or mouth.
- Store in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
- Do not dismantle the container as this will allow air and light to oxidize with the product.
Warning: Avoid contact with eyes. Some users may experience mild skin irritation. If irritation becomes severe, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Spot test for allergic reactions on the arm or neck prior to using any product on the face. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. For external use only.