Living in your skin should be as comfortable as the feeling you get when you’re shrouded in a blanket in cold weather, with a hot beverage in between your palms. But when you have pigmentation, living in your skin can leave you feeling uneasy.
Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation, is the darkening of your skin, which results in an uneven skin tone or discoloration. The darkening occurs in dark patches or dark spots of different shapes and sizes on your face, or even on your body. It also occurs in the form of blemishes, stubborn tanning, and dullness.
Pigmentation can be mild or severe, and most people have some level of pigmentation without even realizing it. Another thing a lot of people (I was a part of this group not too long ago) are unaware of is that, with the right products, the issue can be quite easy to treat.
In this article, I will be reviewing one of the best pigmentation treatments I’ve come across – Melblok Home-Kit Advanced For Pigmentation Prone Skin.
About Melblok Home-Kit Advanced
The Melblok Advanced Kit is described as a revolutionary anti-pigmentation product because of its high performance and efficiency when it comes to giving you clearer, smoother, and brighter skin. The brand breaks all conventional “beauty standards” by standing for clarity over fairness. Unlike most “skin lightening” pigmentation products in the market, Melblok’s Advanced Kit is a skin care system specially formulated for pigmentation prone skin, i.e., for people who are prone to getting dark spots, marks, and patches on their skin. You will be surprised how many of us actually have pigmentation prone skin!
The kit consists of the Advanced Day Cream (which the brand claims is “pro-makeup,” meaning that it is makeup-friendly and actually helps makeup look better) and the Advanced Night Cream. Both anti-pigmentation creams are formulated to leave your skin with a matte finish while offering it all that it needs to get through the day and rest through the night. The brand claims that, with regular use, these pigmentation removal creams give you visible results within 7 days and serious results in 28 days.
The brand promises that regular use will help restore your skin to its former glory while protecting it against pigmentation, aging, damage, and the stress of everyday life. It works for every skin type and skin tone.
The kit consists of two products – Melblok’s Advanced Day Cream and Advanced Night Cream. Following are the ingredients used to formulate them.
Advanced Day Cream – AQUA, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN-PP), ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SILICON DIOXIDE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERINE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POLYOXYETHYLENE 100 STEARATE, ISOHEXADECANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN-E ACETATE), ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN-B5), ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C ETHYL), ETHYLENEDIAMINE-TETRAACETIC ACID DISODIUM, BUTYLATED HYDROXY TOLUENE, FRAGRANCE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, CI 45430, CI 16035.
Advanced Night Cream – AQUA, GLYCERINE, CETYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISOHEXADECANE, UREA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, LACTIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E ACETATE), PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5), ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID DISODIUM, BUTYLATED HYDROXY TOLUENE, EPIGAEA REPENS (TRAILING ARBUTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT.
Melblok Home-Kit Advanced comes in a neat box packaging where the box can be slid out of the outer cover that envelopes it.
Inside the box are the Advanced Day Cream and Advanced Night Cream.
The Advanced Day Cream comes in a hygienic pump bottle packaging for easy dispensing whereas the Night Cream comes in a tub. On the whole, the products have a white and orange color scheme going on, giving them a simple yet classy feel.
My Experience With Melblok Home-Kit Advanced
Let me give you a little backstory first. A scrubbing incident (don’t even ask) when I was 10 resulted in the darkening of my skin on my right cheek. As I grew older, I started noticing that the surrounding skin was also starting to grow darker. After trying a couple of drugstore pigmentation products that obviously did not work, I gave up, thinking that since there was nothing I could do about it, I might as well embrace it. Until I somehow found Melblok (long story short – my friend who had pretty severe pigmentation told me it works). Which led to me trying it out – which led to this review. Here’s how the product fared in my eyes.
The Melblok Home-Kit Advanced is a pack of two products – the Advanced Day Cream and Advanced Night Cream. I will be reviewing each separately below.
Melblok Advanced Day Cream
This cream triples as a daily day cream, a tinted moisturizer, and a hyperpigmentation treatment.
The best thing about this cream is that it is the perfect base for makeup, and it completely replaced my primer and BB cream. On most days, I just apply the cream, put some lipstick and eyeliner on, and I’m ready to go.
The cream instantly brightened my face as soon as I applied it and did not feel greasy in the least. It has the perfect texture and consistency (not too runny, not too thick) for a day cream, and a little goes a long way.
It also offers 12-hour full-spectrum UV protection, which is great for an anti-pigmentation and anti-aging treatment (because, as you know, UV rays are the biggest culprits behind both skin darkening and aging). 12 hours of protection is great because other sunscreens, even high SPF ones, break down in the sun, leaving your skin unprotected after some time, but this seems to stay stable, which is neat. As for the anti-aging claims, I can’t say much except that the UV protection in the day and the skin repairing and smoothening effect at night certainly do help.
Coming to the anti-pigmentation claims, the cream is a high-performance product that seeps deep into your skin to not just control melanin production but also help bring abnormal cells back to normal, thereby lightening melasma, dark spots, and patches with regular use for the long-lasting effect Melblok is known for. And it worked for me!
- Hypoallergenic – suits sensitive skin.
- Comes through on its claims.
- Offers stable sun protection.
- Non-comedogenic – doesn’t clog your pores.
- Works well as a primer for makeup.
- Does not contain preservatives.
- All fragrances used are safe.
- Nice texture.
- Instantly brightens skin.
- Lightens pigmentation.
- Long-lasting hydration without the grease.
- Leaves skin with a matte finish – no shine.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Available online; offline availability might be an issue.
- To buy the day cream individually, you have to visit the brand website for now.
- The price point is a little high. But if you are someone for whom performance matters more than price, this is probably the best cream for pigmentation.
Melblok Advanced Night Cream
While everyone I came across loves the Day Cream for sure, I think, out of the two products, the Night Cream is my favorite simply because I’ve never used a night cream that felt so matte yet moisturizing at the same time. The product sinks right into your skin without even the tiniest amount of grease left on the surface. Perhaps the efficacy has something to do with the texture, but it’s a refreshing departure from the age-old greasy night creams.
After the first application, I woke up with extremely soft feeling skin the next morning. Normally, I tend to wake up with a little redness and my skin feeling stretchy, but there was none of that once I started using this cream. But the real feeling came after washing my face – my skin not only looked smoother but also felt smoother to touch, and this only got better with every day of use. The Advanced Night Cream also helped get rid of my dark circles.
- Has a great texture and consistency.
- Keeps your skin moisturized without the shine.
- Hypoallergenic – suits sensitive skin.
- Improved skin texture.
- Lightens dark spots and pigmentation.
- Smoothens and softens skin.
- Improves skin health.
- Eliminates dark circles.
- Available online; offline availability might be an issue.
- You have to visit the brand website to buy the night cream individually for now.
- The price is a little high, so buy it if you care about performance and quality more than price because it may just be the best night cream for pigmentation.
Pros And Cons Of Melblok Home-Kit Advanced
- The kit has replaced most of my other products.
- The day and night creams work together beautifully, giving my skin just the care it needs.
- The kit is a complete skin care system, which has completely cut down on the time I spend getting spa treatments for my face.
- The creams perform better with each other, so getting them together at a discount in the form of the Advanced Home Kit is a great deal.
- This, combined with the Melblok Face Wash Gel, gives me 360-degree skin care.
- Available online; not too many physical locations to buy from.
- The high price, although it is completely worth it if you are not too price sensitive.
Overall Thoughts – Would I Recommend Melblok Home-Kit Advanced?
Saying that this skin care system changed my life would be a major understatement. Not only is my skin so much brighter after just three weeks of use, but I am also on my way to getting clear skin, and the Melblok Advance Kit has majorly cut down the amount of time that goes into my skin care routine each day. I think it is the best care and treatment for pigmentation.
Price? Now that I have stopped using other sunscreens, moisturizers, serums, and even makeup, I end up spending less on skin care products. Plus, the amount of time I save instead of wasting it on other products is worth much more to me.
These days, with a lot of women choosing to have minimal wedding makeup, they could do well with a product that helps restore the skin’s lost clarity and brightness instead of the traditional pre-wedding bridal skin treatments. After all, there is no substitute for naturally good skin.
If you have blemish-prone skin, dark marks, dark spots, tanning, and pigmentation, this kit is a must-have!
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Don’t let pigmentation get you down because feeling comfortable in your skin is extremely important. Have you tried the new Melblok Home-Kit Advanced For Pigmentation Prone Skin? Do you have pigmentation? What’s your biggest skin concern? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.