Treating melasma and hyperpigmentation problems can be difficult. Once a dark spot of melasma comes up, it may take a long time to disappear. And it only gets worse when exposed to the sun. Fortunately, there are some OTC treatments available that can help you take care of this problem. Below, we will discuss the differences and comparisons between Meladerm vs Tri Luma. Both Meladerm and Tri Luma are quite popularly used for treating melasma. So, are they really effective?
Meladerm is an award-winning skin cream that is designed to help whiten the skin and make an even skin tone. It works by controlling the formation of melanin, which is the pigment that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. It controls the melanin formation without causing any harm to the skin, and it is able to do so thanks to the natural ingredients. Meladerm is quite effective for treating a variety of skin discolorations such as melasma, birthmarks, tans, acne marks, freckles, and scars. (Read also : Meladerm vs Revitol)
The active ingredients in Meladerm arekojic acid and alpha arbutin. Kojic acid is derived from a Japanese fungus, and is also used in some skin-whitening soaps and creams. It is safe with low risk of irritation. However, it is effective for whitening the skin through regular use. Meanwhile, alpha arbutin is derived from hydroquinone, but is milder. The cream is hydroquinone-free and paraben-free, contained in an airless dispenser to preserve the quality.
Compared to Tri Luma, Meladerm does the job more slowly. This is because the formula is designed to release the compounds gradually. Although it takes a longer time to deliver the results, it has been proven to be effective for lightening the skin. Meladerm is generally safer with fewer potential side effects. Some people experience skin dryness, but that’s not a big issue. It may cause irritation on dry or sensitive skin.
About Tri Luma
Tri Luma is quite a popular treatment for melasma because of the quick results. At the first time using it, this treatment can remove your melasma and dark spots in a short time. However, Tri Luma is not recommended.
The big difference between Meladerm vs Tri Luma is the ingredients. Tri Luma has a very strong and potent formula, which features hydroquinone 4%, fluocinolone, and retin A. The hydroquinone is a bleaching agent, the fluocinolone is a mild steroid, and the retin A is a retinoid. The hydroquinone content is not very good. It reduces the melanin levels in the skin, and over a prolonged time of continuous use may make your skin prone to damage by UVA and UVB. It is also a possible carcinogen.
Tri Luma can quickly remove the melasma, but the dark spot will return when you stop using the treatment. Many users have complained that their dark spots return darker and more difficult to remove when they stopped using the treatment.
In the end, we recommend you to choose Meladerm. Although it takes a longer time to deliver its results, it is safer. The formula is hydroquinone-free and paraben-free, and the side effects are minimal.