I‘ve been pulling bits and pieces out from the “archives” recently; products that I’ve tested extensively before, but haven’t — for one reason or another — given my full attention for a review. One of them is Rohto’s Melano CC Anti-Spot White Lotion, which was launched back in 2014.
Side note: Lotion (ローシヨン) is also called “keshosui” (化粧水), which literally means “cosmetics water”. It’s a general term for the first skincare liquid you apply after washing your face, which includes astringent toners.
If you find your normal-combination skin could use an extra boost in the dark spot-fading department then this very inexpensive watery lotion would be a good one to try. The formula features vitamin C and Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate so it’s brightening and anti-inflammatory as well as providing a little hydration hit. It’s also handy as an aftersun to help skin to repair and prevent formation of dark spots.
Melano CC Anti-Spot White Lotion is not the kind of product that’s going to single-handedly improve your skin overnight, but as a post-cleanse first step it’s quite lovely. Refreshing, slightly hydrating, and brightening. The scent of it does nothing for me, so I’d rather it wasn’t there at all, but you can’t have everything.