What is Melospot® Cream
Melospot skin lightener is a strong chemical depigmenting agent manufactured by reputable E-Derma. Melospot contains skin bleacher Hydroquinone 4% and several skin sun protectors Octinoxate + Oxybenzone + Titanium Dioxide. Topical application of hydroquinone 4 produces a reversible depigmentation of the skin by inhibition of the enzymatic oxidation of tyrosine to 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine and suppression of other melanocyte metabolic processes. Exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light will cause repigmentation of bleached areas. Hydroquinone USP, 4% Skin Bleaching Cream is indicated for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions such as chloasma, melasma, freckles, senile lentigines, and other unwanted areas of melanin hyperpigmentation.
Test for skin sensitivity before using by applying a small amount to an unbroken patch of skin; check within 24 hours. Minor redness is not a contraindication, but where there is itching or vesicle formation or excessive inflammatory response further treatment is not advised. Close patient supervision is recommended. Do not use if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sunscreen use is an essential aspect of hydroquinone therapy because even minimal sunlight sustains melanocytic activity. To prevent repigmentation, during treatment and maintenance therapy, sun exposure on treated skin should be avoided by application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 15 or greater) or by use of protective clothing. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Main ingredients of Melospot® Cream
Hydroquinone 4 – Hydroquinone is a melanin synthesis inhibitor. It is prepared from the reduction of p-benzoquinone with sodium bisulfite. It occurs as fine white needles that darken on exposure to air. The chemical name for hydroquinone is 1,4-benzenediol. Melospot skin lightening cream is a skin bleaching and lightening agent used in treating freckles, age spots, melasma and other skin pigmentations that may occur due to pregnancy, skin trauma, the use of birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapies. The cream may also be used to treat acne scars and other forms of skin disorders and discoloration. The way Melospot Skin Lightening Cream works is by polishing and purifying the deeper layers of the skin thus erasing spotted areas and blemishes along the way.
Octinoxate – Octinoxate filters UV‐B rays from the sun. It does not protect against UV-A rays. Octinoxate dissolves in oil, which makes it a fat-seeking substance in the body. It is formed by combining methoxy cinnamic acid and 2-ethyl hexanol- compounds that are not harmful on their own. When mixed together, they form a clear liquid that does not dissolve in water. In products other than sunscreens, it is used as a UV filter to protect the products from degrading when exposed to the sun.
Oxybenzone – Oxybenzone is an organic compound that is a benzophenone derivative. Oxybenzone works as a sunscreen by absorbing UV radiation. During this process, a chemical reaction occurs and the sun’s UV rays are converted into heat and released from the skin.
Titanium Dioxide – Titanium dioxide is derived from titanium. It’s a natural mineral that is used in sunscreen and cosmetics to whiten, thicken, and lubricate, all while offering protection against the sun. Invisible to the naked eye: It’s typically scaled-down much smaller, between 10 and 100 nanometers, making it less noticeable on the skin. This makes it a good choice for those with darker skin, as it doesn’t leave an opaque layer. Non-comedogenic and gentle on skin: Just like zinc oxide, titanium dioxide is also noncomedogenic. It’s extremely gentle, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin. While it doesn’t provide as much protection from long-wave UVA rays, titanium dioxide is extremely effective at blocking short-wave UVA and UVB, making it a great choice for casual daily sun exposure.