In 1999, our founding mission was to develop an effective stand alone product for hyperpigmentation. Today, we're building on the success of Meladerm by creating an entire line of products that can be used to establish a hydrating, nourishing, and brightening daily skin care routine.

Ingredients We Use

  • Bamboo Extract

    Bamboo Extract

    This ingredient acts as an anti-irritant and also is a rich source of silica - a nutrient that helps promote healthy hair and skin.

  • Bearberry Extract

    Bearberry Extract

    Bearberry extract, often referred to as Beta-Arbutin or simply Arbutin, comes from the uva ursi (Latin for “bear’s grape”) plant and is a natural skin brightener.

  • Emblica Fruit Extract

    Emblica Fruit Extract

    Emblica is a patented composition extracted from the Indian gooseberry plant, or Phyllanthus emblica. Recent studies have shown that this ingredient provides significant skin brightening properties when used in moderate concentrations.

  • Kojic Acid

    Kojic Acid

    Kojic acid is extracted from various species of mushrooms and is also a byproduct in the fermentation process of rice. Often used as an ingredient in Asian diets, kojic acid’s skin brightening properties are a more recent discovery.

  • Licorice Root Extract

    Licorice Root Extract

    Licorice's anti-inflammatory properties make it a popular skin care ingredient. Glabridin, found in licorice extract, can provide a considerable skin brightening effect while remaining non-toxic to the melanin-forming cells.

  • Pomegranate

    Pomegranate

    Pomegranate oil is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient with the ability to help sun-damaged skin. The natural skin brightening properties can also help to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

  • Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

    Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

    Niacinamide, commonly known as vitamin B3, is an effective skin brightening compound that works best when combined with other ingredients such as Arbutin and Kojic Acid.

  • Vitamin C

    Vitamin C

    When used daily, vitamin C brightens and evens the skin, improves hydration, and reduces damage from pollutants.

  • Mulberry Extract

    Mulberry Extract

    The paper mulberry is a species of flowering plant that has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. Often incorporated into skin brightening products, it works synergistically with ingredients like licorice root extract and kojicacid.

  • Sea Buckthorn Fruit

    Sea Buckthorn Fruit

    The oil from sea buckthorn berries is a powerful antioxidant that helps heal skin damage.This ingredient can also help brighten and moisturize the skin naturally.

  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    Sometimes referenced by its Latin name, camellia sinesis, green tea is a potent antioxidant that soothes skin and reduces the appearance of aging.

  • Ginger Root

    Ginger Root

    When applied to skin, ginger root is a powerful antioxidant ingredient that protects against free radical damage.

  • Almond Extract

    Almond Extract

    Almond extract (Latin name: Prunus amygdalus dulcis) is a natural ingredient that, when used in skincare products, has antioxidant properties and helps to seal in moisture.

  • Argireline®

    Argireline®

    Argireline®, the brand name for acetyl hexapeptide-3, is manufactured by Lipotec. When applied regularly to the skin, it can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

  • Alpha Arbutin

    Alpha Arbutin

    Alpha arbutin is one of the most advanced skin brightening biosythentic ingredients on the market for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It's proven to work effectively on all skin types.

  • GigaWhite™

    GigaWhite™

    GigaWhite™ is derived from alpine plants and is a preservative-free skin brightener that’s been proven to have a significant skin brightening effect with regular topical use.

  • MATRIXYL® synthe6™

    MATRIXYL® synthe6™

    Manufactured by Sederma, MATRIXYL® synthe6™ is an advanced peptide that has shown to effectively reduce the signs of aging in clinical studies.

  • Sepiwhite™

    Sepiwhite™

    Sepiwhite™ is manufactured by Seppic and is derived from an essential amino acid. When combined with other ingredients like AHA and niacinamide, Sepiwhite™ becomes a powerful skin brightener suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients We Never Use

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Hydroquinone

    Once a common ingredient used in many topical skin lightening treatments, hydroquinone is now restricted by the FDA due to safety concerns. Some countries have even banned the use of hydroquinone completely. Civant products are hydroquinone-free and instead utilize many natural skin brightening ingredients that can effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin discolorations.

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Parabens

    Parabens are preservatives used to prevent the growth of bacteria within skincare products. They’ve been linked to various adverse health effects from breast cancer to developmental issues, as they can interfere with the body’s hormone production.

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Mineral Oil

    Oil-based skincare products can lead to breakouts, depending on your skin type. Oil-free products also absorb quicker without clogging pores.

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Phthalates

    Phthalates are used in cosmetics to give them a velvety feel. The same chemicals are used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic. At Civant, we think phthalates don't belong on your skin.

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Sulfates

    Sulfates are petroleum-based chemicals found in cheap soaps. Not only are they harsh detergents, but their production hurts the environment and animals.

  • Ingredient we never use

    No Artificial Fragrance

    Added fragrances can act as a skin irritant—and not just for those of us with sensitive skin.

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