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How I Finally Ditched the Cakey Foundation & Go Make-Up Free in Public!

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Story Time!

"In the past, you wouldn't catch me dead in public without foundation. I couldn't let people see my real skin, because they only knew me with a perfectly smooth face full of makeup."

For years, I struggled with uneven skin tone. I used to have acne and even though the acne was gone, I was not confident going out in public without a cream or liquid foundation followed by powder. I daydreamed about having a smoother, more even skin tone, but I could only achieve that by covering up my face with makeup! I have sun spots, uneven spots, acne marks, etc.

What I LOVE:

How foundation just "smoothes" it all out.


Is how people can tell I obviously have foundation on. I hate to be able to "see" the foundation on my skin. I do my best to blend it in, but sometimes it can't be avoided in certain lighting.

I guess I secretly just want everyone to think I'm an all-natural beauty, ok?!

Anyway, I made an amazing discovery that I am beyond excited about. I only write about things that work for me and this is one of those things. I discovered Meladerm®, which is pigment corrector made by Civant. It is their best seller, and I completely understand why after trying it.

Meladerm® contains over 10 advanced ingredients that brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation such as age spots, acne marks, melasma, and uneven skin tone.*

Meladerm Bottle and Box

The product can help with:

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Discolorations

  • Acne Marks

  • Birthmarks

  • Old Scars

  • Melasma & Chloasma

  • Uneven Skin Tone

  • Age Spots & Dark Spots

  • Elbows, Knees & Knuckles

  • Underarms

  • Freckles

Before & After Photos

This company seriously intrigued me with the real stories and before and after photos on their website. (seriously, check them out.)

What could this product do for my skin? I had to find out!

I reached out to Civant and asked to put their product to the test and do a review for my audience. They happily sent me the product free of charge, so I could give my honest opinion.

My Personal Results!

Holding Bottle of Meladerm

Day 1 - A tiny amount goes a long way. Feels super light on the skin. I applied in the morning under my makeup, and at night after exfoliation before bed. I will do this every day and update at day 7.

Day 7 - I already notice a difference in my skin. I can't wait to see how much more this improves.

Day 16 - *I see the magic happening today!* Story time! I was scheduled to pick my mom up and take her to a super early Doctor's appointment. It was so early, when I got up I chose not to put any makeup on. I knew I wasn't getting out of the car so it wasn't a big deal because no one would see me. I dropped my mom off at her appointment and did my car habit of checking how I looked in the rear view mirror. I caught myself literally doing a double take. What on earth happened to my skin?? My skin looked more smooth and even than it ever had. For a minute, I truly thought I had foundation on and reminded myself that I didn't. I thought "Wow!" I had a jolt of excitement and confidence run through me. Of course my skin wasn't perfect, but the improvement was huge.

Skin Results After 16 Days Using Meladerm

Day 24 - I have used this every day like clockwork and it is definitely providing incredible results. I feel like everyone should know about this. I only like to share products I truly love and support and this is definitely one of them. I no longer wear a cream/liquid foundation and probably won't unless I want to get really dressed up and wear a full face of makeup for a night out (which hasn't happened lately because of COVID-19.) You might be wondering if I edited the Day 16 photo, I did NOT!

I know I still don't have perfect skin, but it's come a LONG way and my confidence is up.

There have been days I'll just slap on a little bit of powder, or go completely without foundation. I feel so confident in my skin, it's crazy! I've had my mother and my sister BOTH say "are you wearing foundation today or...? I can't tell?" Ummm....hello, that's a HUGE compliment to me! They truly can't tell because my skin is much more even, bright and smooth than it was before. It's so nice to not have that "cakey foundation" look. I will use this stuff for life and definitely be looking into more of their products! Check it out for yourself here.

More About Meladerm

In 1999 Civant was founded with a mission to develop an effective stand alone product for hyperpigmentation. Today, they're building on the success of Meladerm by creating an entire line of products that can be used to establish a hydrating, nourishing, and brightening daily skin care routine.

They don't use hydroquinone, parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, or artificial fragrances. They utilize many exciting and natural skin brightening ingredients that can effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin discolorations.

Key ingredients in Meladerm include:









It also includes:

ALPHA ARBUTIN - Alpha arbutin is one of the most advanced skin brightening biosythentic ingredients on the market for dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

GIGAWHITE™ - GigaWhite™ is derived from alpine plants and is a preservative-free skin brightener that’s been proven to have a significant skin brightening effect with regular topical use.

SYMWHITE™ - SymWhite™ is derived from a powerful molecule that exists naturally in pine trees and exhibits very potent antioxidant activity.

SEPIWHITE™ - Sepiwhite™ is manufactured by Seppic and is derived from an essential amino acid. When combined with other ingredients like AHA and niacinamide, Sepiwhite™ becomes a powerful skin brightener suitable for all skin types.

Thanks for reading!

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From the Civant Website:

*Meladerm® is not a drug and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. Initial improvement is often seen within first 2-4 weeks with more noticeable results after 2-3 months of regular use. Individual results may vary and first time customers are offered a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if initial improvement is not seen. The text contained in this web site is for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding cosmetic grade products are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.