Mequinol 2% + Tretinoin 0.01% Cream Melalong AD® 15g

(29 customer reviews)


Melalong AD cream is a 2-way combination medicated cream containing the active ingredients:

  • Mequinol 2 percent, a skin bleaching agent;
  • Tretinoin 0.01 percent, an artificially made form of vitamin A used to treat sun damaged skin, also as peels and exfoliator, skin regenerator.

Melalong AD cream is a skin lightening agent and can be used in the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin due to freckles and senile lentigines.

Melalong AD cream can be used by people wishing for fairer skin and also in the treatment of chloasma and melasma – conditions that cause dark patches on the face, especially the cheeks.

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Melalong cream is a 2-way combination cream made by Ajana company. A cream containing the active ingredients Mequinol 2% (two percent) strength, a skin bleaching agent and tretinoin 0.01 percent strength, an artificially made form of vitamin A used to treat sun damaged skin, also as peels and exfoliator, skin regenerator. Melalong medicated cream is a skin lightening agent and can be used in the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin due to freckles and senile lentigines. Melalong cream can be used by people wishing for fairer skin and also for the treatment of chloasma and melasma conditions that causes dark patches on the face, especially the cheeks.


Melalong cream should only be applied topically once per day at bedtime unless otherwise directed by a dermatologist or skincare specialist. Wash the cream off the skin thoroughly in the morning before heading outdoors. Contact dermatologist for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on user condition and their response to the therapy. It is recommended to apply sunscreen if you intend to head outdoors after washing off the Melalong medicated cream.


Melalong cream with low concentration Mequinol 2% and Tretinoin 0.01% is generally very well tolerated but may cause minor side effects such as dry skin, erythematous lesions, white patches at the application site, increased sensitivity to the sun, contact a dermatologist immediately should side effects persist or worsen. Seek medical advice if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.

Melalong Mequinol 2% and Tretinoin 0.01% cream is not always suitable for all. Always consult your dermatologist prior to using this medicated cream if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication, using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems. The correct dosage commonly depends on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your dermatologist. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed by professionals.


Melasma is a type of skin hyperpigmentation typically characterized by brown or gray discoloration of the face. It is commonly found in women with darker skin types, though men and women of all races may be affected. While the exact cause of melasma discoloration is unknown, the condition is commonly associated with hormone fluctuations triggered by pregnancy, oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy.

There is no cure for melasma. After giving birth or stopping hormone therapy, the condition may fade on its own. When dealing with persistent brown hormonal spots, recommended following a regimen of sun protection, exfoliation and bleaching to reverse the normal skin color and gradient.

First of all skin protection. Select a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. When exposed to sunlight, hyperpigmented skin gets darker than surrounding areas. This makes sun protection crucial to the reduction of melasma. Wear sunscreen throughout the day. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every few hours. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to further protect your face from harmful UV rays.

Treat your skin. Wash and dry your face. Apply a lotion or cream containing glycolic acid all over your face. Glycolic acid is a mild chemical exfoliant that treats melasma by removing superficial pigmented skin cells and easing the penetration of bleaching agents. Wait 20 minutes, then apply a small amount of Melalong a 2 percent Mequinol and 0.01% Tretinoin cream to the melasma-affected skin. Hydroquinone/Mequinol 2% is a chemical bleaching agent; over time, it fades hyperpigmentation by stopping melanin production on treated skin areas. Do not recommend to use hydroquinone longer than 4-5 months in a row. Wash hands thoroughly, then apply sunscreen.

Even weak Glycolic acid 6% cream formulations can cause irritation; to avoid damaging skin, start with a lower concentration and if necessary, increase the strength over time. Treat dark hormonal spots every day. Some hydroquinone 2 percent products recommend twice daily applications, but better to use once per day before bedtime, read the included instructions to determine proper dosing and use. It can take three to six months for melasma to improve. Glycolic acid and hydroquinone 2% can increase sun sensitivity. Wear sunscreen at all times and limit sun exposure. Long-term hydroquinone 2% use may cause ochronosis, a darkening of the treated area of skin. Hydroquinone 2% is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals as well.


Mequinol 2% w/w

Tretinoin 0.01% w /w

Methylparaben IP 0.18%

Propylparaben IP 0.02%

Cream base q.s.

29 reviews for Mequinol 2% + Tretinoin 0.01% Cream Melalong AD® 15g

  1. Linda P

    really does work

  2. Erma B


  3. Ann Douglas

    Not as expected, not work

  4. Constance Morales

    I really like this product because you can add it to any moisturizer cream/lotion and get beautiful results in 1-2 months, i will definitely buy this again!

  5. Marlene Stone

    It work, Five stars!

  6. Lela Mann

    Great product will by again

  7. Emma Larson

    For those that say it work is because they are very fair to pale skin people (mostly caucasian people). They have hardly any melanin in there skin.

  8. Valerie G

    It does work and u need to be patience. It does take some time especially if you are Asian with skin type 2 or 3. medium olive

  9. Jacquelyn Griffin

    Great products from this company! they always work and have great results for me!

  10. Vicky Robertson

    It is not working at all, 3rd day on it!

  11. Fannie H

    I’m Happy With The Results!

  12. Ruth T

    Love it!

  13. Amy R

    Unfortunately, did not work for me, using it one week.

  14. Tricia Fernandez

    I use this product for the last two month the result is amazing. I will continue use it .

  15. Leigh Hampton

    This is one of the best skin product I found here in okdermo

  16. Marybelle

    It’s been found to be as effective as hydroquinone but with less side effects

  17. Mickey

    It’s supposed to be less irritating than hydroquinone, but can sometimes cause temporary postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. There has also been some instances of reversible depigmentation.

  18. Blanca C

    Fast service, great products. Keep up the good work!

  19. Sylvia Nelson

    This did not work for me.

  20. Merrilee

    It’s not entirely clear how mequinol works, but it seems that it’s similar to hydroquinone in that it mimics tyrosine and decreases tyrosinase’s ability to make melanin pigment.

  21. Madison

    I use this as spot treatment on legs and I love it! Indeed I’ve added a few drops to another whitening lotion and I’m happy with the results.

  22. Naomi Garrett

    smells just as bad as medicine 🙁

  23. Diana Seymoure

    Good result, i had light pathces on my face, disappeared within 3 months

  24. Stephine

    Works well for my skin! Depigmented my old dark spots without any side effects. May recommend to everyone with olive to dark skin tone and suffering pigmentation issues.

  25. Gina Obrien

    Will definitely buy again!

  26. Karren D

    Great! I will buy again.

  27. Robyn

    Comparing with so many different products I been used already , this one stands out as one of the top 3. I will be buying this again

  28. Charlene Rios

    Without issues!

  29. Tamara C

    Amazing product. At first I thought this might be too harsh for me but only to find out it’s exactly what I need. I add this to my moisturizer, however, I do not use it directly on my skin. It does have a strong chemical smell but with the aid of my rose smelling moisturizer the smell is barely noticeable. I have been getting a lot of complements on my skin tone and I have only been using this product for less than a week. Love it! Will definitely remain a customer as long as the potency of the product remains the same. Great job okdermo!

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