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Meladerm Cream Review. Is it worth it?

Updated on July 13, 2009
Meladerm Skin Lightener
Meladerm Skin Lightener

Meladerm Advanced Pigment Reducing Complex is well known product for skin lightening. This product has been introduced by Civant Skincare and it claims to lower discolorations and dark spots appearing on your skin within a couple of weeks. In addition to this, it also lowers dark circles appearing under your eyes.

It works well on discoloration, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, birthmarks, chloasma, old scars, age spots, liver spots, dark spots, dark elbows, knuckles, underarms, rough skin tones, sun damage and brown spots. This advanced skin care product inhibits the development of melanin (the pigment which gives color to your skin), thereby helping your skin to lighten naturally.

Meladerm comprises of a multiple active ingredients, alpha-arbutin and Kojic acid being the essential of all.

Does Meladerm Really Work?

There aren’t sufficient data for confirming the product’s efficiency for skin lightening. However, there are sufficient data about the active ingredients Kojic acid and Alpha-arbutin. For example, American Academy of Dermatologists approves the fact that Meladerm is indeed a skin-lightening element. On the flip side, innumerable studies suggest that Alpha-arbutin blocks the epidermal melanin genesis by restraining enzymatic oxidation of Dopa and tyrosine.

But, these tests were conducted in the lab and not on human skin. Hence, though these tests turned out to be successful, we cannot be confident that it will work well on skin as well.
Now what does all this implies? It appears as if Meladerm is adhering to what we call a “second grade claim”: the formula consists of ingredients, which have proven to work well for skin lightening, but strangely the formula was never tested on human skin.

So, if we are considering this as a second grade claim, can you tell me what are the first grade and third grade claim? Well, by first grade claim I mean when the final product is tested on human skin. And by third grade claim I mean where neither the ingredients nor the products have been tested.

Exposing your skin to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time leads to hyperpigmentation and discoloration. “Meladerm Pigment Reducing Complex” comprises of active ingredients like Gigawhite, Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid. They help in controlling the amalgamation of melanin that determines the color of your skin.

Meladerm helps in diminishing the manifestation of hyperpigmentation by lightening your overall complexion. If you use this skin lightening cream for some months, then you are sure getting back your original skin color.  It works the same way as Hydroquinone does, but without causing any harm to your skin.

A Further Research On This Skin Lightening Cream Suggests:

Considering the common online consensus based on non-vested, unbiased comments, it was found that Meladerm cream worked well in lightening skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation to a considerable extent. Most people have seen improved results within a couple of weeks. They found that their skin restored its original color after using this cream routinely for two to three months.

Some misinterpret Meladerm as Melederm. Don’t get confused! Melederm, similar to Meladerm is a skin lightening cream but it consists of harmful ingredients like mercury and Hydroquinone.

Advantages of Meladerm:

  • Long lasting results.
  • Doesn't block pores.
  • Can be safely used on all types of skin (sensitive, oily, dry)
  • Doesn’t contain dangerous substances such as steroids, mercury or Hydroquinone.
  • Makes use of airless dispensing technology for retaining the product’s efficiency.
  • Shows permanent results on hyper-pigmented areas. You may apply this skin brightening cream from time to time for best results. This also limits excessive lightening of skin.  For long-term results, avoid staying under direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time.  Prefer using a SPF 30 or higher sun block.
  • Guarantees to return your money if you don’t find any improved results within one month of using the cream.

Disadvantages of Meladerm:

  • Works wonders only on epidermal hyperpigmentation.
  • Consumes excessive time when it comes to diminish darker marks
  • You can purchase this cream only via the Internet.
  • Fails to show effective results on severe blemishes

Adverse Effects:

Similar to a majority of skin care products; this skin lightener may also make your skin susceptible to the sun. Hence, it is advised to apply a sun block before stepping out of your house.
Your skin may experience slights crack for one week or so after you apply this skin lightener. There’s nothing to get tenses…it’s quite usual because your skin is too sensitive to mild exfoliation properties and active ingredients of Meladerm.

Avoid applying this skin lightener excessively for the first couple of weeks so as to allow your skin to get used to the ingredients. You may also conduct an allergic test to see whether it suits your skin or not. For this, you need to apply a negligible portion of this skin lightener on your arm or neck for three days.

Don’t use this skin bleaching cream if you find your skin is unable to bear the effects of the active ingredients present in this cream. Don’t apply Meladerm on the eyelids.


So, does Meladerm really work? Well, the results obtained after applying this skin lightening cream may differ from person to person. The results are based on the reaction of your skin after the application of Meladerm cream. Have patience…for complete results you need to wait for two months or even more. People having dark skin shade may need some more time to get best results.

This skin lightening cream works well on all skin colors including dark skinned Indian, American or African. Don’t get carried away by others opinion. If this cream has work wonders for your friend, it does not mean that it will show the same results for you as well. Hence, it would be best on your part to use it and then find out whether it really gets along with you or not. However, it would be foolish on your part if you depend solely on skin whitening products. Instead you need to go in for these creams in combination with good moisturizers and sunscreen lotions.

Final words:

Stop purchasing those cheap skin-whitening products, which don’t show any results, instead go for one-time investments and bring home this advanced skin care product. Use it routinely and see the results for your own self.

I don’t think you would mind spending $50 after knowing about the long-term benefits associated with it. If anyone from you has already tried out this cream, do post your comment and let us know your views regarding it.

Product Details

Product Packing:

The 1.7 oz bottle contains on an average 50 full pumps or 1ml/pump. Every time you apply this skin lightener on your face, ensure applying ½ pump on your complete face. So, if you are applying this cream two times a day on your complete face, I think the cream (1.7 oz) should go for seven weeks.

Return Policy:

If you return any package to them and claim back the amount you had paid for it, be sure to return it within one month of the delivery date. For processing a refund, ensure contacting them at the following website-

Here you’ll get to find an authorized RMA number. Be sure to incorporate your order number and the product containers. Don’t forget to mention the reason for which you are returning the product. They won’t be refunding the money if you don’t provide them an authentic RMA number. They will provide you a complete refund, after deducting the shipping cost associated with the unused or used returned products. You need to pay for the shipping charges.

Discounts Sale and Coupons:

  • Pay only $79.99 for a 3.4 oz bottle (Save 20%)
  • Get Microdermabrasion Cloth for free on all purchases up to $150 or even more (before shipping charges and taxes).
  • Eye Complex and Microdermabrasion Cloth for free on all purchases up to $200 USD or more.

Meladerm Video Review


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      molly 2 years ago

      I have melasma from pregnancy, and this product did absolutely nothing to help it. I wish I had returned it before the thirty days was up so I would not have wasted my money, but I wanted to finish the bottle to see if any improvement was made. There wasn't.

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      violet 5 years ago

      ive been using the cream on and off for roughly three weeks now. im south african and have freckles, which became much darker after living in sicily for three yeears and using birth control. i was sceptical of course, but the cream does actually lighten and brighten your skin. sometimes it gets a little bit itchy, but im sure that has something to do with the exfoliation ingredients. i obviously still have freckles and a dark melasma spot caused by the birth control, but definitely lighter than they were three weeks ago.. think i'd buy it again :)

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      sara78 5 years ago

      This product doesn't work. It made my hyperpigmentation worst. What a waste of money!

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      zacharyyoon 5 years ago

      All I can say is that stuff smells good.

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      bitch 6 years ago

      ur just one of those fake testimonials ive seen on the site. been using these product for 6 months now and no results it just made me breakout

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      nt 6 years ago


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      Kevin 7 years ago

      I've got both scars form falling off a bike as a child, plus im mixed race, which means im prone to pigmentation issues, and how dark spots etc...

      Meladerm works!! Infact the results surpassed all my expectations, however you need to clean the face twice a day and apply both meladerm then sun cream. It takes about two to three months and you'll look great... If the skin gets irritated stop, then start again. Im happy and have used it for two years now on and of. Even my dermatolgist approved of me using it. Now if anyone thinks i have a finacial interest then let me say this... As soon as a product comes out that is better, i'll move on just as fast, i couldn't care less about the product... JUST RESULTS!!!

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      Michael 8 years ago

      Why is this review duplicated all over the internet?