(Review) Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Gel

Any Melano CC fan/user here? 

I got attracted by its stunning yellow packaging that made me look forward to the Vitamin C effect. :)
What about you?

I’ve heard many good reviews about the skincare line but I’ve not gotten the chance to explore it. Melano CC is a popular J-beauty brand by Rohto Mentholatum. It was famous for its Vitamin C Brightening Essence that it sustains #1 Whitening Essence in Japan for 4 CONTINUOUS years!!!!! I’m super thankful for receiving this in my mail and testing it out for a period of 3-weeks with an almost consistent use in my daily routine. For the first week I use it for my AM and PM routine. Second week onwards was only using it in my PM routine coz I think the brightening effect will work better at night? :) not too sure where I got the theory but I also religiously use my new suncare product. Before I show you my before-after pics, please take note that I try my best to wash my skin daily to show you the “almost” consistent use and what this amazing moisturizer did to my skin! ;)

About Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Gel:
It is a moisturizer formulated with Vitamin C, Fruits Extracts and Deep Penetration Technology to brighten dull skin, even out skin tone, fight dark spots, lighten pimple marks and minimize pores while keeping the skin hydrated — all for a radiantly brighter, youthful skin. The Melano CC Vitamin Brightening Gel completes the Melano CC skincare range, a step away to achieving spotless fair skin!!!!

Key Ingredients:
•Vitamin C & E Derivatives - Lighten dark spots, reduce redness and soothe skin for a healthy glowing skin inside out.
•Deep Penetration Technology - Includes high-stability and high concentration properties that help ensure full absorption of its derivatives into the skin.
•Alpinia Seed Extract (Ginger) - Brightens and evening out skin tone.
•Cornus Officinalis (Japanese Cornel) Fruit Extract - Deeply hydrated and soothe skin.
•Lemon Extract - Hydrates skin for a significantly soft, smooth and supple skin.
•Citrus - Add fragrance to the moisturizer.

Here is the full Ingredient List.
Do note that there is fragrance.
For me I do try to avoid some but this is a welcoming yummy scent that don’t linger so I don’t mind ;)


This review is based on a 3-week-ish period with an almost consistent usage. Taking care of my more mobile baby and caring for my skin never comes hand-in-hand but I always tell myself that I must care for my skin coz I only have one face and there is no “Re-play” button, unless, I have tons of cash standby, which I clearly don’t. XD
Most times I care for my skin in the wee hours in the morning after he’s in his deep sleep. XD

Brand: Melano CC
Item: Vitamin C Brightening Gel
Content: 100g
Origin: Japan
Cost: RM70

Sturdy and striking yellow plastic tub of 100g goodness.
Would be great if it comes with a spatula for better hygiene purposes.

Texture & Scent:
Milky gel texture with a citrusy yummy scent like yogurt.

This is how it looks like in the tub.

This is how my it looks like on my hand.

Take sufficient amount of the gel and apply evenly onto face and neck. Gently massage to allow full absorption into skin.

I am definitely surprised to be able to see improved skin in about 3 weeks time of usage. At first I plan to use for 1-2 months time before I give you my review :)
Scent-wise, I am loving the yummy scent upon opening the tub every time of using it. It spreads easily and readily sinks into the skin while moisturizing my skin. I am not worried if my baby rub into my face coz it’s not there while keeping my face hydrated and brighter each day. As you can see, just a period of approximately 3 weeks, my skin is now brighter and if you want this healthy glow, you must try for yourself!!!
FYI, I tried my best using this moisturizer on a daily basis, mostly at my night routine. You can see that my dull skin is more revived (more rosy color!) & even skin toned.

I love this gentle yet effective moisturizer that claims what it can do and it did for my skin. :)

After trying this Melano CC Vitmain C Brightening Gel, I am so looking forward to getting the whole range myself (when my stash runs low) as I am confident the Melano CC range will help to revive dullness, even out skin tone and promote healthy skin! This is for you if this is the result you want. The whole range includes the Melano CC Enzyme Face Wash, Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Lotion, Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Essence, and Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Gel.

It is available exclusively at Watsons since June 2020 and priced affordably at RM70.


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