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Melacare Forte® Triple Action Cream

Hydroquinone 4% + Tretinoin 0.025% + Mometasone 0.1%

(21 customer reviews)

USD $24.00

Melacare Forte cream contains Hydroquinone 4/Mometasone Furoate 0.1/Tretinoin 0.025. That components used together to eliminate the chronic skin disorder melasma.

Melacare Forte cream is prescribed for the treatment of dry skin, rough dark patches, facial hyperpigmentation, age spots, skin discolorations associated with pregnancy, skin trauma, birth control pills along with several other problems, lightens light brown color patches on the skin as well.

Size: 25g / 0.9oz
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What is Melacare Forte 3-Way cream

Melacare Forte cream is made by reputable Ajanta and  generally prescribed for the treatment of rough dark brown patches and hyperpigmentated skin conditions, age spots, skin discolorations associated with pregnancy, skin trauma, birth control pills along with several other problems. Melacare Forte cream contains the salts of hydroquinone 4 percent, mometasone furoate 0.1 percent and tretinoin 0.025 percent as active ingredients.

Melacare Forte cream is a topical cream containing a combination of elements that are used together to eliminate the chronic skin disorder melasma. Melasma is characterised by symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation caused by over production of melanin by the pigment-producing cells melanocytes. It is thought to have a genetic predisposition and may be triggered by various factors including sun exposure, pregnancy, hormone treatments, some toiletries, and hypothyroidism. The production of melanin is controlled by the enzyme tyrosine in melanocytes.

  • Hydroquinone 4% is a strong tyrosinase inhibitor that inhibits the formation of melanin by melanocytes and thereby lightens the skin.
  • Tretinoin 0.025% is a keratolytic with anti-inflammatory properties that works by binding to specific retinoic acid receptors in the nucleus of skin cells to regulate growth and differentiation, by enhancing skin epithelial cell proliferation and accelerating epithelial differentiation. Tretinoin in Melacare Forte cream also blocks the hardening processes of the outer skin layer and increases the shedding of old hardened skin cells, while at the same time promoting growth of new skin cells. This process speeds up skin cell turnover which has the effect of lightening the skin.
  • Mometasone Furoate 0.1% is an anti-inflammatory component that works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals, like prostaglandins and leukotrienes; and also narrows and constricts causes blood vessels that have become dilated (widened) and leaky allowing other inflammatory cells into the skin to escalate the inflammatory response. This action of Mometasone Furoate 0.1% in Melacare Forte cream reduces the risk of developing contact dermatitis that may be caused by hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 0.025%. This combination of strong cosmeceutical components for melasma treatment has been found to provide better improvement than treatment with a single component.

Why to use Melacare Forte cream

Melacare Forte Hydroquinone 4, Mometasone Furoate 0.1 and Tretinoin 0.025 cream is used in the treatment, control, prevention and improvement of the following skin conditions:

  • Dry, rough patches and tiny bumps on skin;
  • Lightens light brown color patches on skin;
  • Age spots, skin trauma, birth control pills;
  • Skin discolorations associated with pregnancy;
  • Hormone replacement therapy during menopause;
  • Skin inflammation, skin itching, allergic reactions;

How Melacare Forte cream works

Melacare Forte cream with Hydroquinone 4%, Mometasone Furoate 0.1% and Tretinoin 0.025% improves the user skin condition by performing the following functions:

  • Reducing the accumulation of skin pigment and hampers important processes within the cells.
  • Reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Melacare Forte cream side effects

Some of these side-effects may be very rare or not found if the salt or molecule is in trace amounts. Not every side effect occurs in every person. Please consult your dermatologist if you observe any of these side effects even in mild form: sensitivity to sunlight, skin reaction, stchy, snflamed skin, mild to moderate irritation, sore.

Melacare Forte cream precautions

Certain herbs, medicines and supplements and salt interactions may increase or decrease the activity of Melacare Forte cream when taken together. Melacare Forte Cream may interact with the following salts: Alcohol, Benzoyl peroxide, Itraconazole, Minoxidil, Omacetaxine, Prednisolone.

  • Always consult your dermatologist and doctor prior to start using Melacare Forte cream;
  • Avoid becoming pregnant during and within one month after stopping treatment;
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight and UV light;
  • Avoid getting this cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth;
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing;
  • Consult your dermatologist before applying Skinlite cream;
  • Not recommended to use Melacare Forte cream in the following situations: application on eczematous, hypersensitivity, irritated or injured skin, lactation, pregnancy, peroxide, phenol.

How to remove dark spots from acne on black/dark skin

Inflammation from acne blemishes can overstimulate the skin’s pigment-producing cells and cause them to create too much melanin, as a result skin darkening in some particular areas. Once the blemishes clear, they frequently leave behind small, dark blotches on the skin that are known as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Due to the higher levels of melanin in darker skin tones, people of color are particularly susceptible to the development of post-acne skin discolorations. To help these dark spots fade eventually, several measures can be taken.

Use an adequate sunscreen. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to your face at least 30 minutes before going outside. If you skin is oily, use a sunscreen in gel or spray form that is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog pores. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can overstimulate the melanin-producing cells in the skin, which can exacerbate existing skin discoloration issues. Therefore, protecting your skin from the sun is essential.

Avoid benzoyl peroxide products. While the antibacterial properties of benzoyl peroxide can help control acne, the medication can also cause dryness and skin irritation. This can worsen postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and lengthen its duration, particularly for people with darker skin tones.

Use a topical retinoid medicated creams like Retin-A, Tretin, Retin-A Micro to control acne. If you are still experiencing breakouts, talk to your dermatologist about using a prescription strength topical retinoids, such as tazarotene or tretinoin, to prevent future blemishes. These medicatied creams tend to be less irritating to the skin if used as directed. Apply a small, pea-sized amount to clean skin on a nightly basis.

Use a skin lightening cream, such as hydroquinone 2% or 4% like Melacare or Melacare Forte, once your acne has cleared. With continued use, hydroquinone lightens skin discolorations by blocking the production of melanin. For 2% hydroquinone cream, apply small amount to the entire face, once a day after cleansing. Apply the 4% hydroquinone only to the hyperpigmented areas, once or twice a day. Since hydroquinone can take quite some time to generate results, you may need to use the medication for up to four months.

Cream is alternative to Mediquin, Vitaquin, Lumiquin, Lumacip Plus, Melanox, Refaquin, Interquin.

Related resources/references:

  1. FAQ hydroquinone topical cream
  2. How to use hydroquinone HQ cream
  3. What is melasma and hyperpigmentation
  4. About hydroquinone topical
  5. Hydroquinone topical side effects
  6. Hydroquinone cream during pregnancy
  7. Hydroquinone with sunscreen


Hydroquinone 4

Tretinoin 0.025

Mometasone Furoate 0.1

Cream base q.s.

Methylparaben IP 0.18 w/w

Propylparaben IP 0.02 w/w