Some women are not satisfied with their skin tone. After getting exposed to the harsh sunlight for several days, the skin can gradually become darker. This is a normal effect of skin pigmentation. The skin cells produce more melanin to protect your body from the potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation contained in sunlight. So, is there a way to restore the original skin tone that you previously had? Today, there are several skin lightening products available on the market. Two popular ones right now are Meladerm and Murad. Below, we are going to see the comparisons between Meladerm vs Murad skin lightening products.
We have discussed about Meladerm vs Revitol, which you should read if you have a dry skin type. Meladerm is produced by Civant, and the skin whitening cream comes in a very nice airless dispenser packaging, which has been designed to seal the content from the environment to prevent quality degradation and contamination. Meladerm is designed to reduce the effects of hyperpigmentation such as darkened and uneven skin tone, age spots, and melisma. It can also help to eliminate brown marks and acne marks.
Meladerm claims to be paraben-free and hydroquinone-free. If we check the ingredient list, we can also see that Meladerm does not contain common toxic ingredients often used in other skin lightening products, such as mercury and steroids. Meladerm features all natural ingredients that have been proven to be effective to whiten the skin, including Beta Arbutin (from bearberry extract), Alpha Arbutin, Tego Cosmo C, Gigawhite, Kojic Acid (this is a very effective ingredient that is also used in skin whitening soaps), licorice extract, niacin, mulberry extract, lactic acid, emblica extract, and lemon juice extract.
On the other hand, Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum claims to be able to treat pigmentation and damage, exfoliate dead skin cells, fade unwanted discoloration, and improve the skin’s clarity. However, it contains hydroquinone. This ingredient is used to decrease melanin production in the skin to make the skin appear brighter.
However, hydroquinone is a harsh substance that may cause mild burning, itching, and redness on the skin. More severe possible side effects include blue or black discoloration (more likely to happen on Hispanic and African-American skins), severe skin dryness, cracking, and blisters. Murad contains licorice and allantoin to alleviate the possible side effects, but you may want to avoid hydroquinone altogether.
So, how do Meladerm vs Murad compare in terms of performance? Do they really work? Of course, both products have received mixed reviews, but the majority of the reviews are positive, indicating that they work for most people. Meladerm has received more positive reviews, with many users praising the brightening effects along with the ability of the product to treat acnes. On the other hand, Murad seems to help brighten the skin tone. But, according to the users, it does not eliminate brown spots.
Meladerm is definitely the winner product. It has safer, all-natural ingredients. It does not use harsh toxic ingredients that are used by other products. Even so, it is also effective to brighten the skin. It can also eliminate dark spots and acne marks. On the other hand, Murad can help brighten the skin, but by using the potentially harmful hydroquinone ingredient.