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The Meladerm? formula incorporates some of the latest and most cutting edge technologies. The new formula not only works to brighten the overall complexion, but also lightens the appearance of age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun damage, melasma, tans, acne marks, scars, skin discolorations and birthmarks.

All of the Civant Skin Care products come with a 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, return it to us for a full refund - even if the bottles are empty! (see refund policy)
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In the spring of 1999, Civant Skin Care had embarked on a business 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. What ingredients should be used? How should they be applied? Even minute factors like, what kind of container will keep the ingredients fresh and active. 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, the Civant Skin Care R&D Team has been continuously improving the formula and product line with new innovations making Meladerm? the most advanced formula on the market today.

"Ever since I can remember I had this dark patch of skin under my eyes on both sides of my nose. Someone had told me to try using lemon juice which I did but it only made it worse. I bought Meladerm and have been using it for about 2 months and there has been a huge difference. Ive attached my before and after pic to this email so you can really see the difference."
  Received from Rahim

January 3, 2005


Civant Skin Care puts your safety above anything else. The Civant products contain absolutely no hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful bleaching substances. Because of our great attention to safety and research, the Meladerm? name has quickly become the most trusted brand in the skin lightening industry. Meladerm? is now used worldwide by professionals and individuals alike and is considered to be the industry gold standard. Because of it's immense popularity, many competitors have created imitations to Meladerm? which pale in quality and effectiveness. Use the chart below and compare for yourself to see how Meladerm? stacks up to the imitation brands.
So how does Meladerm? compare to the imitators?
Here's what the competition doesn't show you...

by Civant Skin Care

by Premium Naturals

Skin Brightener

by Sisquoc

Number of Active Skin Lightening Ingredients

(Kojic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin, Niacinamide, Mulberry Extract, Bearberry Extract, Licorice Extract, Tego? Cosmo C250, Gigawhite, Lemon Juice Extract, Emblica Extract)

(Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Lemon Extract)
(Arbutin, Lumiskin, Z Whitener)
(Niacinamide, Alpha-Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Mulberry Extract, Bearberry Extract, Licorice Extract, Lemon Extract)
Packaging Prevents Air Contamination? Yes Yes No No
Packaging Prevents Light Exposure? Yes No Yes No
Packaging Includes Sealed Tamper-Proof Box? Yes No No No
Risk Free Money Back Guarantee Yes
(company allows returns on used products if unsatisfied with no restocking fee)
(company allows returns on used products but charges $5.00 restocking fee)
(company only allows returns on unopened products + $10.00 restocking fee)
(company allows returns on used products if unsatisfied with no restocking fee)
Years on the Market 5+ Years Less than 1 Year Less than 1 Year Less than 1 Year
Bottle Size 50 ml (1.7 oz) 50 ml (1.7 oz) Unlisted Unlisted
Compatible Daily Skin Care Product Line? Yes No No No
Full Disclosure of Company's Contact Information? Yes Yes No
(company does not list physical address)
(company does not list physical address)
Animal Cruelty Free? Yes Yes Unlisted Unlisted
Made in America? Yes Yes Yes Unlisted
Recommended by Professionals? Yes No No No
Uses Natural Ingredients? Yes
(contains small concentrations of synthetic preservatives and emulsifiers)
(contains small concentrations of synthetic preservatives and emulsifiers)
(contains small concentrations of synthetic preservatives and emulsifiers)
(contains small concentrations of synthetic preservatives and emulsifiers)
Standard Shipping Method USPS Priority Mail Standard Mail Unlisted Unlisted

What is Meladerm used for?

Meladerm? is generally used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented skin on the body or face. Many customers use the product to achieve a uniform skin tone by lightening the appearance of uneven areas and dark spots. The product can also be used to brighten the overall complexion by lightening the appearance of sun damaged skin.

more about the skin pigment process

What makes Meladerm unique?

There are hundreds of skin lightening products already on the market. You may even see skin lighteners that contain the same active ingredients as Meladerm?. So what makes the Meladerm? formula so unique? Simply put, research!

Though a low grade skin whitening 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 skin lightening product manufacturers do not take these precautions.

When creating a skin lightening 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 Civant Skin Care apart from other manufacturers.

How does Meladerm work?

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. And with the help of exfoliation agents, the initial effects of the complex can often be seen within 2 weeks.

In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. Though the Meladerm? products often provide initial improvement within 2 weeks of use, full results generally take 2-3 months and vary based on the individual's specific needs and skin condition.
View Independent Clinical Studies:

  No Parabens
  No Mineral Oil
  No Hydroquinone

Other Active Ingredients:

  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Mulberry Extract
  • Bearberry Extract
  • Licorice Extract
  • Lemon Juice Extract
  • Vitamin C
  • Emblica Powder
  • Kojic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

more about skin lightening ingredients


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Meladerm? Pigment Reducing Complex
1.7 oz Cream (
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Sale:  $ 49.99 USD

  • Age / Liver spots / Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Tans / Sun damage
  • Melasma / Chloasma
  • Acne marks
  • Old scars
  • Discolorations
  • Birthmarks
  • Dark elbows, knees, knuckles
  • Dark underarms
  • Other hyperpigmentation
  • General skin brightening
Meladerm? Ingredients:

Water, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), PEG 4 (and) Lactic Acid (and) Kojic Acid (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Mulberry Root Extract (and) Bearberry Extract (and) Licorice Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Alpha Arbutin, Cetyl Alcohol (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-75 Stearate (and) Ceteth-20 (and) Steareth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sunflower Oil, 1-Methylhydantoine-2-imide (Tego? Cosmo C250), Ethoxydiglycol, Glycereth-26, Glycereth Stearate, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Gigawhite? (Mallow Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract), Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Lemon Juice Extract, Glyceryl-2 Cocoate (and) Benzoic Acid, Carbopol 980, Triethanolamine, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Urea, Emblica Extract

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Below is a short list of informational articles on the web. Skin lightening is a relatively small industry and reputable information is sometimes hard to find. We have compiled these links to assist you in your own research and help better your understanding of the skin lightening process. Please check back for periodic updates.
  List of dangerous skin bleaching products link
  FDA proposes hydroquinone ban link
  The dangers of hydroquinone link
  Toxicology and health risks of hydroquinone link
  The United Kingdom bans hydroquinone link
  The dangers of mercury in whitening products (1) link
  Skin bleaching products containing mercury link
  The dangers of mercury in lightening creams (2) link
  Safe skin whitening ingredients link
  Safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients link
  Overview of skin lightening (safe and unsafe) link
  Overview on skin pigmentation & skin lightening link
  Overview on skin care & skin lightening link
  Mercury in skin lightening soaps & lotions link

  As a pioneer and leader in the promotion of safe skin lightening treatments, we feel the need to make customers aware of the many low-grade & dangerous skin bleaching products currently on the market. Our website contains dozens of articles and links to reputable sources which provide factual information regarding the safety of skin lightening creams. Safety should always be the main priority. Meladerm? products contain absolutely no hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful skin bleaching substances.

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"Although the full extent of the dangers of hydroquinone , the active ingredient in the skin bleaching creams are still unknown, U.S. studies have linked it with leukemia, liver damage, and thyroid disorders. Animal studies show that it could cause mutations in developing fetuses.? - Judi Vance (
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*Meladerm? is not a drug and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. Initial improvement is often seen in 2 weeks. Full results generally appear after 2-3 months of regular use.

The text contained in this web site is for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding cosmetic products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary among users.

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