Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence

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Release Date
2009 REFORMULATED in 2014, Repackaged in 2012 & 2021.
Size
20ml
Brand
Melano CC
Producer
ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.
Product Type
Beauty Serum
Price
¥1,180
DETAILS

Quasi-Drug (医薬部外品) Mentholatum Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence is a Japanese beauty serum for hyperpigmentation and acne.

The targeted serum features active vitamin C and vitamin E derivatives to prevent dark spots and acne marks. It also contains Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate and Thymol to reduce redness and irritation while killing acne-causing bacteria to prevent acne.

Refreshing Yuzu Fragrance

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HOW TO USE

After cleansing and preparing skin with lotion, apply to the problem area(s) or entire face. A tube will last 5-6 months if 4-5 drops of the product were used daily.

FULL INGREDIENTS LIST

2009 FORMULATION

Active(s): Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate & O-Cymen-5-OL.

Other Ingredients: Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate,, ethoxydiglycol,, PEG-50 hydrogenated castor oil,, butylene glycol,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, disodium EDTA,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, fragrance.

2014 FORMULATION

Active(s): Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate & O-Cymen-5-OL.

Other Ingredients: Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate,, ethoxydiglycol,, water,, alpinia katsumadai seed extract,, butylene glycol,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, disodium EDTA,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, fragrance.

日本語 (JAPANESE)

メラノCC 薬用しみ集中対策液」の有効成分:アスコルビン酸(活性型ビタミンC)、トコフェロール酢酸エステル(ビタミンE誘導体)、グリチルリチン酸ジカリウム、イソプロピルメチルフェノール

その他の成分ビタミンCテトライソパルミテート、エトキシジグリコール、ポリオキシエチレン硬化ヒマシ油50、BG、エデト酸塩、粘度調整剤、香料

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Nadia
Nadia
2 months ago

Hello, I started using my melano cc essence June 2020. Somewhere around February this year I stopped using it. Is it fine to continue to use as it this point it’s been open over a year? The product is still clear and smells the same.
Thank you.

Guest
Guest
5 months ago

I bought this product at Watsons in Thailand and although the box clearly says “Made in Japan”, the order of the ingredients is slightly different. “Alpinia Katsumadai Seed Extract” is at the very bottom and “Fragrance” is the 5th ingredient from last.

The item I bought says “Made in Japan”, so it surprises me that the ingredients aren’t identical…why would a Japanese company domestically manufacture a different formula to sell overseas? Is that normal?

Guest
Guest
5 months ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

That makes sense, but if that’s the case, wouldn’t the product itself be manufactured in Thailand?

Aly
Aly
8 months ago

Wasn’t this reformulated? I see a 2021 version listed on Amazon Japan

Aly
Aly
7 months ago
Reply to  Aly
nurul
nurul
1 year ago

hi, do you know if melano cc have been reformulated? i’m located in singapore and the ones we get here have alcohol in them 🙁 do you know if it’s just the overseas version that got reformulated? attached some pictures here https://imgur.com/a/lMsEg0n https://imgur.com/3iGcuh8 https://imgur.com/hOdRQIK

nurul
nurul
1 year ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

thanks so much for your reply! it’s very helpful! I’ll have to email the store that stocks this version, rather disappointed because i thought i finally get to buy it in-store in my country.

Andy Anzures
Andy Anzures
2 years ago

Do you know if we can keep this in the fridge to prevent it from quickly oxidation? My country is very hot recently between 33-36°… Thanks in advance!

Beyonce
Beyonce
2 years ago

I believe this has been reformulated as of 2018 to include alcohol, glycerin, propanediol, and a few other things. Source: mywomenstuff(dot)com

Beyonce
Beyonce
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

Melano CC products sold in Malaysia and Singapore are listed as being airflown directly from Japan as opposed to being manufactured locally. It would appear that the cosmetics laws in these countries differ in the sense that all ingredients have to be concisely labelled. I think the unspecified ‘viscosity regulator’ in this product is the ethanol, glycerin, and propanediol that we missed. So it’s not a reformulation, but rather a case of the ingredients of the same product being listed differently in different regions.

Christine
Christine
6 years ago

Hi Ratzilla! I was wondering if this needs a wait time before applying any other things on top of it. I know the directions say to put it on after lotion (I’m using hadalabo), but from what I undertand, actives need to go on first.. And since this uses ascorbic acid I’m guessing it needs wait time? I looked at your best pick post and this one many times but couldn’t find out whether or not you yourself gave it 20 minutes or so. I was also wondering if there is any other product you’d recommend that has similar potency… Read more »

Christine
Christine
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Oh yes, I saw where you were talking about that for your BHAs. I was confused as to if you did it with vitamin c as well. Ahhhh, I see! I guess I’ll go with the lotion first then! Thank you so much for responding and also running this site, my skin has improved TREMENDOUSLY since I’ve found your site and switched to all-Japanese routine!

‏vika
‏vika
6 years ago

Hi, I was thinking of ordering this product, and I was if this oxidizes like the OST20 and if yes, how long it took? It takes a while to ship to the Philippines because of the horrible postal system, so I’m curious 🙂

abc1two3
abc1two3
6 years ago

How effective is this product?
There are so many whitening products out there, it makes it extremely difficult to choose one. I have dry/combo type skin. No problems with acne except the occasional pimple. I do however have a pigmentation problem; brown spots from my cheeks down to by chin. Any recommendations? I am located in the UK and many of this products are available only through website purchase.

abc1two3
abc1two3
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks for the quick reply Ratzilla! Few people respond to their comments on their blogs, I was pleasantly surprised to see your message this morning!! 😀 (y) I will definitely order some Melano CC.

If I may pick your brain a bit, what other products would you recommend as a get started regimen? I was looking into the Hada Labo Shiro-jyun clear lotion and the cream from the same line. My knowledge is very basic regarding Asian products. I just recently discovered them and I am overwhelmed with information lol. Loving it

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