Melamix Skin Lightener & Blending Creme fell to the #2 spot when it didn’t quite make our cut as a top skin brightener. While this product does have some strong points, it failed in our eyes for containing parabens. In addition, its active ingredient carries with it serious side effects, plus, before purchasing such a controversial product, we would have liked to see more than 5 customer reviews.
Is Melamix Skin Lightener & Blending Creme Effective?
While this product does contain a potent source of hydroquinone (4%) in order to block the production of melanin, it still falls slightly short of our #1 product which is effective without including hydroquinone and therefore needing a prescription. In short, we believe it should be effective. Let us stress, should be. In the lab, its ingredients showed consistency with the label claims.
Another strike against this product is that it contains parabens which contain their own potential risks, we'll expand more in the next paragraph.
While there is a 30 day money back guarantee, the manufacturer states that it reserves the right to 'refuse or limit' returns. Additionally, we could only find 5 customer reviews. We would have liked to see more reviews from a third party site which would increase our confidence in the manufacturer.
Bottom Line: We are not sure if Melamix Skin Lightener & Blending Creme is worth the price. Even though it contains a doctor recommended effective dose of hydroquinone, any product with hydroquinone can only be used for 3 months at a time (with a 3 month break in between). Because hydroquinone is only effective when actually being used, we would like to have seen a cross section of reviews from people who have used this product to better understand how this works practically.
Is Melamix Skin Lightener & Blending Creme Safe?
This product contains 4% hydroquinone as its main active ingredient. While this is the concentration needed in order to be effective, using such a potent concentration means you must be closely monitored.
For a while hydroquinone was banned by the FDA. Even now, it is considered potentially dangerous in large quantities and should not be used for longer than 3 months at a time as recommended by dermatologists. There is also a waiting period of 3 months between using this cream. In addition, hydroquinone has been known to cause Ochronosis, which is a skin discoloration disorder.
There is a concern with the parabens in this product. Parabens are a cheap and easy way to ensure that no harmful bacteria will grow in cosmetic products. However, there is an ongoing debate about how harmful parabens are because of the way they mimic estrogen in our bodies. If our bodies perceive a large amount of estrogen, it could cause damaging repercussions. It seems to be that while each individual skincare or cosmetic product may have a safe amount of parabens, the worry is that the cumulative effect will be harmful, which is why most companies are phasing out the use of all parabens.
It is important to use this product correctly as well as analyze the paraben ingredients in your other cosmetics. If you stick with the physician recommended dosage and stay consistent, you should see skin lightening results soon enough.
We believe this could lighten your skin as advertised. The drawbacks are needing to take a 3 month break which may lessen its efficacy, as well as, the potential harmful risks in hydroquinone and parabens. Also, we would like to have seen some reviews to help better understand whether this is an effective product or not. Plus, we would like for this manufacturer to lower the price as it is unaffordable to most people. But without these, we had to place this product in our #2 spot.