Melano cc concentration measures essence

Japanese powerhouse br& Rohlớn makes my absolute favorite and Holy Grail vitamin C sản phẩm ~ the Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Essence (also known as Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence). They recently came out with what I consider an tăng cấp of the formula ~ the Melano CC Anti Spot Premium Essence. I am going lớn nhận xét và compare the two spot essences as well as give sầu you a run down on the other CC tube hàng hóa in this line, as I do get asked questions about the differences. Melano CC Anti Spot Premium Essence was provided by Kirei Station, a premier Japanese online beauty store, where I have sầu been purchasing my Japanese skincare FOR YEARS. They also take requests too ~ if you see something that is on the Japanese beauty market, drop them an tin nhắn or DM them at their IG account ~ they will see if they can stoông chồng it!

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My skin type & concerns: Oily, aging, blemish prone, pores, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

Comtháng Ingredients

CC Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream is a totally different beast, so I will talk about those ingredients later on. For now, the two CC Essences have sầu some shared ingredients. Japanese skincare products vày not tell you the concentrations or percentages of their Vi-Ta-Min C.

Ascorbic acid (Vi-Ta-Min C) will help reduce the production of melanin, which is what causes hyper-pigmentation. It will help brighten up your skin tone, leaving it radiant and glowy and help with reducing and preventing fine lines và wrinkles. Alas, vitamin C is normally very unstable và has a short shelf life. So, Rohkhổng lồ Pharmaceuticals has worked lớn add stability to ascorbic acid (activated, unstable Vitamin C), so it won’t oxidize và be rendered useless. What did they vì to stabilize their product? They added another vitamin C ingredient: stable ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate which is both a powerful antioxidant và brightening agent. It is an oil soluble khung of Vi-Ta-Min C ester, helps prsự kiện cellular aging, reduces the production of melanin, does not exfoliate or irritate the skin while being safe for sensitive skin types. It can be used in higher doses & can go for 18 months without oxidizing, so this has a LONG shelf life. ⁣ A bit more from Truth in Aging

A size of Vitamin C, more specifically, the tetraester of ascorbic acid & isopalmitic acid. Works as a powerful antioxidant & whitening agent, with both anti-acne and anti-aging capabilities. It’s a potent, oil soluble form of Vitamin C Ester. Like other forms of Vitamin C, it helps prsự kiện cellular aging by inhibiting the cross-linking of collaren, oxidation of proteins, and lipid peroxidation. It also works synergistically with the antioxidant Vitamin E, và has demonstrated superior percutaneous absorption and stability. Many studies have sầu confirmed the skin lightening, photo-protective sầu, and hydrating effects it can have sầu on the skin. It can be found in various skin care products such as anti-aging serums, eye treatments, skin lightening gels and lotions/creams. Unlike L-Ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate will not exfoliate or irritate the skin. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types. Also unlike regular Vitamin C , it can be used in high doses, and for up to eighteen months without oxidizing. source Truth In Aging

Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate works well with antioxidant vitamin E, tocopherol, helping to prevent and reduce không tính phí radical damage caused by UV rays. Alpinia katsumadẻo seed extract (Alpinia White) is a plant extract that will help with fading hyper-pigmentation with its svào, non-toxic melanin suppressors. It helps brighten and moisturize your skin, while reducing redness and irritation.

Let’s start with the brvà new product!  Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence that is takes the best from the original CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Essence & pumps up the volume. This is a targeted essence ~ I guess you can use it all over your face, but go easy with it as you should only need several drops khổng lồ cover your face. This has FOUR Vi-Ta-Min C ingredients ~ ascorbic acid, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate and two new ones:

Ascorbyl glucoside is a derivative sầu of vitamin C và isn’t as potent as ascorbic acid. This means it is good for all skin types và it does provide the same benefits ~ combating miễn phí radical skin damage, inhibiting the production of melanin to help prevent hyper-pigmentation and boosts collagene production. Once this is absorbed inlớn the skin, it will break down inkhổng lồ l-ascorbic acid. Ethyl ascorbic acid is another stable, Vi-Ta-Min C derivative và what makes this unique is that it is soluble in both water và oil. It is non-irritating và it is considered to be very effective sầu in aiding with collagen production & brightening skin 

Melano also added Vi-Ta-Min B6 with pyridoxine HCL which has antioxidant benefits & can help reduce sebum. Amino acid serine is here, which has NMF (natural moisturizing factors) and moisturizes the skin. Allantoin is a non-irritating ingredient that calms the skin, helps soften, hydrate & protect. Antimicrobial O-Cymen-5-OL is a preservative sầu which helps reduce inflammation & prsự kiện acne-causing bacteria from forming. There is also lemon và grapefruit extracts in here, not essential oils, but the extracts, so those are natural AHA ingredients that can help gently exfoliate and brighten the skin.

The packaging is similar khổng lồ the original CC Spot Essence ~ it comes in a vinyl tube, with a special tip that helps prsự kiện backflow inkhổng lồ the product… meaning, once you squeeze it out, you can’t suông chồng it baông xã in. This ball tip applicator helps prevent oxidation of the sản phẩm, so DON’T SNIPhường. IT OFF. The ball tip is very important lớn note, as there are kém chất lượng CC products out there and they never seem to get the tip correct. Instead of an all silver tube with a golden drop, this tube is more bold with its usage of gold và silver. You will not mistake this for the original CC hàng hóa.

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The essence has that same slightly oily feel to it, comes out in little drops ~ you aren’t supposed khổng lồ use a lot of this hàng hóa, just enough to lớn spot treat your face. However, because of its slip, I have covered my face with just 5 drops. The scent is a brighter citrus scent, which Melano describes as yuzu. Despite the oily texture, this actually sinks inkhổng lồ my skin & doesn’t leave any greasy residue. There is not stinging or irritation when I use this product as well, because the pH level of this hàng hóa is 6.0 to lớn 6.5

A higher pH màn chơi is not necessarily bad for a Vi-Ta-Min C product ~ it just means that for brightening & lightening hyper-pigmentation, it will take longer. I happen to lớn lượt thích a higher pH level in my Vi-Ta-Min C products because ones that are lower have a tenađô thị lớn break me out in areas that I never have pimples ~ so I know it is irritating lớn my skin. This doesn’t cause my skin khổng lồ turn red or flush. 

Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence is designed for PIH ~ Post-Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation, which is caused by skin injury ~ from infections (acne), cuts & burns. For me, it is those red/purple-brown spots that occur after a blemish has healed và it has left its mark behind. I can state that just lượt thích the original product, this does fade fresh PIH quickly và will work over time with older PIH spots. This essence also helps with pore care and softening skin, due khổng lồ all of the lovely vitamin C and other vitamins in here ~ my skin may not be glow-up ready, but this essence really helps keep my skin healthy and clear

This is a concentrated serum, so a tube of this will last 5-6 months if you use 4-5 drops daily. You can use this day & night ~ make sure to lớn always wear sunscreen whenever you use a Vi-Ta-Min C hàng hóa, even with one as gentle as this product!

Actives: ascorbic acid, pyridoxine HCl, allantoin, O-Cymen-5-OL Other Ingredients: water, ethyl ascorbic acid, ascorbyl glucoside, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, tocopherol, butylene glycol, alpinia katsumadẻo (Alpinia White) seed extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, serine, propanediol, isopentyldiol, propylene glycol, PEG-8, alcohol, PPG-6-decyltetradeceth-30,, sodium metabisulfite, disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA

My updated Đánh Giá on the Rohkhổng lồ Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence with Vitamin C và E.  I purchased this sản phẩm many times & even picked it as lăng xê ` that is how much I love sầu this sản phẩm. This Japanese essence is actually a spot treatment for acne & also for hyper-pigmentation. This has the same comtháng ingredients plus i⁣sopropylphenol , also known as thymol. This is commonly extracted from thyme & it is known for its anti-septic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This ingredient will help lessen infection from blemishes và reduce acne. I have sầu been using this sản phẩm since năm ngoái & it converted me lớn vitamin C. Up until that point, all Vi-Ta-Min C products would irritate my skin và cause me to lớn break out horribly. This CC Spot Essence reduced fresh PIH scarring & doesn’t break me out in pimples.

Just like the new CC Intensive Anti-Spot Premium Essence, this is a stable vitamin C sản phẩm, can be used in higher doses and go for 18 months without oxidizing, so this has a LONG shelf life. ⁣ This has a pH màn chơi of 6 khổng lồ 6.5⁣
Melano CC Essence comes in a vinyl tube that looks metallic with the infamous ball tip applicator. The essence is a very faint yellowish color … or it could be that my essence is a bit older but it never darkens lớn orange ~ this is as dark as it gets. It has an oily feel khổng lồ it, absorbs inlớn my skin fairly quickly without any greasy residue, but I vì have sầu to lớn be careful not to lớn too much of it. If I do, then it makes my skin greasy. It does not leave sầu a matte finish at all, but then again, it isn’t a mattifying sản phẩm. Melano CC Essence has a sour-orange scent to lớn it, which does fade once you apply it. ⁣ This has helped so much with healing my blemishes and closed comedones, as well as removing fresh PIH ~ again, it isn’t overnight and it does take longer than most vitamin C products, but this did fade my PIH, which normally would hang around for months.

Actives: ascorbic acid (active vitamin C), tocopheryl acetate (Vi-Ta-Min E derivative), dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, isopropylphenol  Other Ingredients: ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, ethoxydiglycol, alpinia katsumadai seed extract (alpinia white), butylene glycol, disodium EDTA, thickeners, fragrances⁣ cosDNA 


Well, obviously, the first thing is the ingredient các mục. Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence took out the brightening, inflammatory licorice & antbactieral ispropylphenol & replaced it with two additional stable Vi-Ta-Min C ingredients and replaced the preservative. They also tossed in Vi-Ta-Min B along with two softening và moisturizing ingredients, allantoin & serine. The new ingredients and replacements are a major step up ~ just the inclusion of two more Vi-Ta-Min C ingredients is swoon worthy.

The pH cấp độ is still high, so that didn’t change. The Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Premium Essence has a clear oily texture whereas the Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence has a faint yellowish tinge with an oily texture. The scent is now very apparent ~ Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence sour-orange scent now smells like burning oranges when compared to lớn the bright and light citrusy scent of Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence.

I also found that the original Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence feels more oily on my skin in comparison with Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Premium Essence ~ I used just use the Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence at nighttime, but with the Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence, I can use it during the daytime as it really doesn’t leave sầu a trace on my skin.

All in all, both products are fantastic. I used the Melano CC Medicinal Stain Essence for 6 years without issues, so I am happy to step up & replace it with the Melano CC Intensive sầu Anti-Spot Premium Essence, which I vị lượt thích a lot better ~ from the scent, the texture and the ingredients, it is a winner!

Bonus Review

I have tried the Melano CC Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream as well (this was given khổng lồ me as truyền bá a few years ago). This does have sầu vitamin C in here in the size of stable ascorbyl glucoside, along with vitamin E, for brightening, antioxidant care. Anti-inflammatory licorice is included as well, helping to lớn soothe and calm the skin, reducing hyper-pigmentation. Exfoliating AHA lactic acid will help remove dead skin cells & tidy up the top layer of your skin while BHA salicylic acid goes deep into your pores, unclogging them of oil và debris. This also has moisturizing & nourishing jojobố, rose hip và green tea oils in here well as mineral oil. This cream is supposed khổng lồ help brighten your skin, heal blemishes và reduce hyper-pigmentation & freckles. ⁣

The tube is really similar to the essences, with only the cap looking different ~ it is longer. This has a pointed tip applicator & the cream’s texture is lightweight and smooth. It absorbs nicely into lớn my skin & does not leave sầu a sticky or tacky residue.. However, this is only 23grams of hàng hóa in a tube, so as an all over facial moisturizer, I feel I would just run thru this quickly. As Melano isn’t sold in my local drugstores, lượt thích it is in Japan, this sản phẩm really has khổng lồ perkhung if I decide to lớn stochồng up on it.⁣ Did it perform?Alas, other than moisturizing my skin, I didn’t see any benefits. I even tried using it as an eye cream lớn see if it would brighten my dark circles, but it didn’t. It isn’t a bad cream ~ it is full of lovely ingredients, but I wasn’t wow’d by this as I am with the essences. 

Actives: ascorbyl glucoside, tocopheryl acetate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, O-Cymen-5-OL Other Ingredients: water, salicylic acid, prunus yedoensis leaf extract, oenothera biennis seed extract, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, lactic acid, hydrolyzed brassica alba seed extract, rosa canina fruit oil, disodium EDTA, hydroxypropyl methylcelluthất bại, carbomer, potassium hydroxide, cetyl alcohol, PEG-50 hydrogenated castor oil, glyceryl stearate, pentylene glycol, glycerin, mineral oil, triethylhexanoin, caprylic/capric triglyceride cosDNA


Where lớn Purchase

Kirei Station not only carries these three products in the Melano CC line, but others  as well ~ I really love the Rohto Melano CC Whitening Mask (masks in a tub) ~ they are on the smallish side, not really great mask material và not soaked with essence, but WOWZA, they work beautifully! All prices are in USD

With every purchase, you earn points and those points can be used as “cash” with your next purchase at Kirei Station. If you purchase on Saturday, Japanese time, your points are doubled!! Kirei Station ships globally và you can see which countries they actively ship to here.