Reddit Reddit reviews Rohto Merano Cc Medicinal Stains Intensive Measures Essence (20Ml)

We found 55 Reddit comments about Rohto Merano Cc Medicinal Stains Intensive Measures Essence (20Ml). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Rohto Merano Cc Medicinal Stains Intensive Measures Essence (20Ml)
Help lighten spots and scars and whiten skin at the same timeClean and dry face, then apply the essence on spots that needs to be treatedRecommended to be use on scars, acne spots, and dark spots
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55 Reddit comments about Rohto Merano Cc Medicinal Stains Intensive Measures Essence (20Ml):

u/sporksforever · 40 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

These are some of my holy grail skincare products!

Night time:

  1. Cleanse with cerave cleanser
  2. I typically do Melano CC or BHA/AHA every few days or so. AHA/BHA are chemical exfoliators and Melano CC is vitamin C that helps renew your skin. These are both applied right after cleansing the skin, you have to wait 20-25 minutes after applying BHA/AHA (10 minutes for the vit CC) before you apply other stuff.
    ** these products dry out your skin so I put on many layers of moisture after, and also don't do them everyday. AHA (and BHA too, I believe) makes your skin more sensitive to the sun so I also wear SPF 50 everyday underneath my makeup.
  3. then the Missha FTE mist
  4. the snail mucin gel
  5. scinic honey thing

    day time:
  6. either missha fte or snail mucin gel
  7. shirojyun toner
  8. shirojyun lotion (just cuz I have it, probably wouldn't repurchase although I do really like it!)
  9. sunscreen

    hope this helps! :)

    these products all contain brightening properties. If you want to learn more about other people's experiences with these products you should search r/asianbeauty. If you search top posts there as well you should see lots of hg lists/reviews!
u/chemkara · 18 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

The main thing you need to concentrate on is hydration, once that issue is tackled, you might find that your skin doesn’t need all those actives but that’s for the future. For now your routine (according to your skin state right now) would look like this:


u/ambrreon · 15 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'd sound like a broken record but I would also recommend [Melano CC] ( especially if you're specifically looking for a vit C serum. It worked really well for brightening and fading my PIH.

Shark Sauce and Stratia Rewind are also very nice ones.

u/nikosama · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

they're all pretty much the same thing-- it comes in a rectangular package, for reference, but I'll give you a few links I can certify to be legit from experience for you to pick from (or see the picture, and identify for yourself, in the future!)

Here's one on Amazon that I have personally purchased from, so I KNOW it's legitimate, and use it all the time-- if you click on the blue words '40 New' under 'other sellers on amazon', it's also avaliable with Prime shipping for $15.59.

I've purchased from this eBay seller many times, and they are speedy, established, and reliable. This one is good, too (note the 'over 1,494 sold!' sign lol)

Hope that helps! Sometimes the translations make it confusing-- I see a lot of questions on these threads asking about 'Merano CC' too-- that's just a common mistranslation stemming from Japanese pronunciation, FYI

u/MiyaMiya79 · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The [treatment essence] ( is the most popular. A lot of people use this as their Vit C serum

u/sewballet · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Certainly, it is the spot treatment essence. Also welcome to the sub 🌻🌻🌻

u/asyeda · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


u/ToastyTheToastening · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If you're looking to lighten up scars here's a mini list of ingredients you should look out for:

Vitamin C: A popular vitamin C serum is the C20 or C21.5, the formulation of it however is very unstable so if you don't want to deal with that try the Melano CC intensive anti-spot essence.

Niacinamide: For niacinamide products check out this spreadsheet and this megathread for recommendations.

AHAs: This is very tricky to use since it's an active that can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. If you don't wear sunscreen on the days after you use it, it can actually be very bad for the skin. A few AHA products include Cosrx AHA 7 whitehead power liquid and Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel.

Licorice: It's Skin Power 10 Formula Effector LI and Snowise EX Brightening Serum

Arbutin: This ingredient seems to be more common in sheet masks but every day products with arbutin in it include Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Lotion (Hada labo has an entire line of products called the "Shirojyun" line with arbutin in it) and LadyKin Vanpir Dark Repair Cream

Tranexamic acid: This ingredient isn't very popular but the brand Naruko seems to use it a lot including their Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Lotion and Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Moisturizer

Fermented soy: The brand SANA is very popular for their use of fermented soy in their products, some of their most popular products include their Soy Milk Astaxanthin Lifting Gel, Isoflavone Lotion and isoflavone wrinkle eye cream

u/Pulchirin · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Look into the Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence.

I use it and I love it (more than the OST but that's another story). It comes in a small silver tube so it's super convenient for travel and you don't have to worry about it oxidizing. It uses a different kind of Vitamin C than OST so it's more stable. I can't remember the exact details off the top of my head, but if you're interested, I could go look up what type exactly it is.

You can get it on Amazon Prime too, last I checked! With all things, the results will be "YMMV" but it is certainly stable enough for travel and doesn't need to be popped into the fridge.

EDIT: Yep, it's on Amazon Prime.

u/happinessinmiles · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

Skincare is such a varied thing that you need to experiment with to find the right solution, but I really like the multi layered /r/AsianBeauty method of skincare! Go down the rabbit hole and read their side bar. They have good resources there.

One thing you could look into is the pH of your cleanser. You could be irritating your skin if your cleanser is too high of a pH. I use a foaming japanese cleanser, but I know Cerave has a foaming one that's a good pH that the folks at AB use.

Also look into using a Vitamin C serum every morning for reducing your PIH. I use Melano CC that I found through AB. Vitamin C serums are pretty easy to find stateside, too.

Also, AB allows you to layer up things, so you can moisturize through several layers - serum, emulsion, sleeping pack - for example. Sleeping packs are usually the most moisturizing for overnight. I'm sure you can easily find one to even mix with a facial oil for overnight moisturizing!

I hope that helps - but the /r/AsianBeauty folks have a daily "ask here for help" thread that honestly has helped me tons! They're a lot easier to ask than the people over at SCA!

u/gottadance · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

I like the Melano CC essence. It's got a slightly oily texture but my skin absorbs it really quickly and it helped a lot with my skin's overall brightness and acne pigmentation. It's Japanese but I order it on Amazon when it comes with prime. It's usually between £10-12.

u/beigemom · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi--I've taken some interest in this for the teens in my household who are having the PIE issues. I've hunted on Amazon US and there seems to be all sorts of naming conventions and prices--is this the one you ordered? Thanks!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always remember to patch test before you put it on your face. I would put a little bit on the side of your jaw/neck and see how it reacts. Do it every day for 2 weeks and see if you'd be ok with it. It's annoying but the last thing you want is permanent damage. As for vitamin C in general, it's a hit or miss when it comes to people with sensitive skin. I don't have sensitive skin but I have been using [this] ( and [this] ( interchangeablly and haven't had any issues. The latter i have been using for a year and it's my favorite vitamin C serum. The asian one I only have been using for a week and my skin has been reacting pretty well to it. You should typically use it night and day but if you want to only use it at night thats fine too. If you're using it during the day, you NEED sunscreen.

u/xsaatch · 2 pointsr/asianbeautyexchange

There is definitely something to be said for instant gratification ;) Hope it works well for your daughter!

If you decide to repurchase, this is the one I found for 11.28: (It does ship from JP though, so you'd have to order before you're out)

u/isleofviews · 2 pointsr/RandomActsOfAB

Aaannd Part 2^(the links made it too long ;_;)

On the 11th day of Christmas, my Snailer snailed to me eleven Yeasty Essences, ten Brightening Essences, nine Ceramide Gels, eight Melting Lip Tints, seven Warming Eye Masks, six Donkey Sheet Masks, five Sleeping Masks, four Berry Bombs, three pH Strips, two facial oils, and a Kikumasamune.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my Snailer snailed to me twelve Green Tea Serums, eleven Yeasty Essences, ten Brightening Essences, nine Ceramide Gels, eight Melting Lip Tints, seven Warming Eye Masks, six Donkey Sheet Masks, five Sleeping Masks, four Berry Bombs, three pH Strips, two facial oils, and a Kikumasamune.

Phew! It'd be so lovely if Christmas were like this :P

Edit: Formatting^(I knew I'd mess up somewhere! lol)

u/tzuyumomo · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/albino_polar_bears · 2 pointsr/IncelTears

Yes, I also have experienced a plateau after using the same products for a while - so I tend to cycle things and switch them around every now and then.

Here's a good overview of your options. I would also consider consulting with the doctor to see if they can up the tret percentage (unless it's already maxed out at 0.1%).

Personal experience wise, I found Melano CC helped a lot. Although the formulation is lovely (though it does contain a bit of fragnrance) I'm still conflicted about it since Japanese complies do not reveal vitamin C percentages (ideally should be 15-20%) and as a numbers nut this drives me nuts. >=(

From my reply to another comment:

>if your back has sensitive skin I would recommend you to not use regular body wash as most contain sodium lauryl sulfate. This is an ingredient that is known to cause skin problems, but it is so disturbingly ubiquitous in body washes that people may never realize that its the culprit. Dove sensitive skin bar (unscented one) is a good replacement.

u/Nekkosan · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Melano CC products can be confusing as the can look similar. The cream and the essence (not like an essence or like a dry oil) are in silver tubes and similar packaging . The essence is often translated many ways like anti spot vs medical intensive stains. I noticed the tube for the cream says "moisture cream in English" .


. The essence has a picture of what looks like a water drop on the tube

u/teenyleaf · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's my birthday today and went on a purchasing splurge!

New Purchases:

Refillable Atomizer Bottles - Came in 6 pieces and a little soft bag! Originally I was gonna use this for my colognes and perfumes; easily fits in pockets so I can spray on the go (also bonus point quick air freshener for bathrooms cuz some men's rooms be rank af.....); but then I was on the hunt for misters for my toners and realized I could use these perfectly for them! It's color-coded too so I don't mistake one of my scents for a toner!

-I filled the pink one with Kikumasamune High Moist Lotion
-the red one with Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner w/ Rose
-the blue one with Secret Key Milk (new)
-and the gold one with Secret Key Aloe (new)
The secret key ones are new purchases im trying out B) giving them about 2 weeks trial runs each before I rotate them in my routine!

Benton Snail Bee Essence - I enjoyed using the sheet masks once a week beforehand, and figured I'll up it to a more frequent usage so I went ahead and got the essence bottle! \o/ Dipped my toes with sheet masks first cuz I wasn't too sure about the bee venom ingredient (especially considering I get a bad reaction from stings) but it's gentler than I thought and no allergic reaction!

Etude House Sunprise Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA+++ - Received this 2 days ago! Previously I used Cerave AM and disliked the pilling and white cast on just a beige skintone! This is my first time using a sunmilk and the consistency is really nice! Goes on smoothly and can layer easily, with no whitecast after absorbing! If I wanted to, I could layer a moisturizer underneath without worrying about it pilling as well! Since I'm oily enough I'm not as concerned with it's lack of moisturizing and I find just toning layers is enough for me underneath! Great for oil control so far!

Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face SPF 50 - Got this about a week ago! Since summer is around the corner, and the etude house isn't a waterproof sunscreen, I went with this that I bought at ulta! This matched my skintone pretty well so there was pretty much no whitecast. If it's a really sweaty day or I'm gonna be somewhere where there happens to be water/rain, this waterproof sunscreen was perfect! (and reef-safe for ocean trips)

Rohto Melano CC - On the way in the mail but excited to try this out since I was looking for a vitamin C, but wanted to start out gently!

Kao Success Scalp Washing Brush (Normal Type) - Sort of skincare since it has to do with the scalp, this is also on it's way on the mail. I'm a fan of scalp brushes since my hair is pretty thick (and also dandruff woes). The tips of it has little bumps on them and there's 3 types of tips on a single brush for that jam packed scalp action, so gonna give it a whirl and see how different it is from the standard silicone scalp brush!



Tony Moly Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream - I realized using stridex as my gentle BHA exfoliator and a Cerave SA cream on top of that meant I technically had 2 BHAs in a night routine, so I'm returning back to chok chok! Good point to change tbh since the cream is too heavy for summer. The tony moly one is pretty light and had good oil control!

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads - Bringing back AHAs into my life for my PIH; I'm gonna rotate them with my BHAs. I prefer low %s so the 2.8% was perfect!

u/F-U-N-E-X_S-V-F-X · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I would be careful with the facial scrub. I have used it and it’s very harsh. I don’t think scrubs do a very good job of fading scars, but someone can correct me if I’m wrong. Adding in some vitamin c might do a better job of fading acne scars, maybe Merano CC Serum. I would keep the stridex in there every other day and use the vitamin c on the other days and see how it works for you. You’ll need to give it a month or so to see results.

Edit to add that if you really wanted to give the scrub a try, I wouldn’t use it more than once a week and skip the other acids on that day. It can really damage your moisture barrier if you use it too often.

2nd edit to add that after you use stridex or vitamin c, wait 10-15 min before continuing your routine to allow them to do their work.

Hope this helps!

u/ttad · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/NovemberTerra · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I haven't looked into it myself, but this is what a review on amazon said for merano CC...

>I use this daily in the morning for care of dark spots and whitening. It can cause facial flushing if used back to back with products containing niacinamide so watch out for that. It also contains a chemical that can clog pores so if you are prone to blackheads, test what usage amount is best for you. I go easy on my nose area and find it works just great. Great product!

u/mmishu · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's called Rohto Mentholatum Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence.

Some shops have it spelled incorrectly like this one:

Then theres also this seller that has it spelled correctly but a bit pricier:

Just make sure you're getting this tube:

And not the lotion that looks like this:

Good luck

u/imwithpanda · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Is this the product you guys are talking about?

u/muffinsweater · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

No, actually. The AB ones just seem popular/I can find a lot info and reviews on them. I really want the Skinceuticals but that is way out of my price range!

I wonder if it is better to purchase the Timeless serum from Amazon or from the Timeless website.

Is this the right Melano one?

Which is your favorite? I'm deeply indecisive/I read too much and get myself flustered.

u/Nimriel · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If you want to try Vitamin C, there is a Japanese product a lot of ABers used called MELANO CC Stain Remove Serum, I think they also do a lotion and masks.

Mine is on the way from Japan atm, so I can't vouch for it yet, but it's highly recommended by others. Here is a link :)

u/LADY_SHITPOSTER · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

It's a Japanese vitamin C product! The % of vitamin C is not known though I guess it's much lower than the OST since reviewers noted less dramatic changes compared to OST. I bought it here using a Japanese proxy but a forwarder works too since it's Amazon and they probably won't have problems with foreign cards.

u/be11amy · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Here you go! I looked for a listing that had no complaints about it being a fake, and enough reviews that I trusted the seller.

u/hazeldazeI · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Rohto makes Melano CC Here's a link to the Amazon page which shows the packaging if that helps:

u/ketchup_bunny · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

i shop on amazon; i don't know if you do or have it where you live, but in any case you can at least see how the product looks like: melano, timeless.

personally, i use the timeless. i have had it for a little over two months now, i store it in the fridge. it is unchanged since i bought it, still perfectly clear - something i cannot say for the ost20; within a month it had already started to yellow.

the timeless does smell horrible though. i usually rinse it off after 15 minutes.

u/santoxeu · 1 pointr/asianbeautyexchange

Is this it? There are two others, $30 and $50, and they all look the same.

u/OHolyNightowl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Melano CC Age Spot Beauty Essence - 20ml

Ebay might be even cheaper!

u/bibblybops · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Can I ask if this is the product you are talking about?

u/felawful_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Current routine for the last few months:

u/lunadollx · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

btw is this the famous Melano CC that everyone loves?

u/vernaculunar · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the vitamin c serum you’ve been using? I’ve been looking for one that doesn’t require refrigeration and I just want to make sure I get the right one!

u/eah367 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts
u/honeybobunny · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Gentle vitamin C recommendations?

My first exposure to Vitamin C was the OST Vitamin C20 Serum years ago and my skin reacted terribly. I introduced it gently and follow the usual precautions you take with actives but on contact my skin would burn and itch. Since then I've avoided touching Vitamin C again. I'm tempted to give it another go. Does anyone know gentler vitamin C options (AB or not)? Has anyone tried this one : Rohto Melano CC medicinal stains intensive measures Essence ?

u/mishangelle · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm really curious to see how it holds up against my favorite vitamin C, Melano CC.

u/lilmammamia · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Vitamin C serums:

u/nguyenpigsfly · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is it this? Rohto Merano Cc Medicinal Stains Intensive Measures Essence (20Ml)

u/throwawayaznaesth · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'm not sure if links are allowed here/if it counts as marketing or something, but do these two links look legit to you?

The COSRX one is pretty pricy :( and the Melano CC seems like it's coming from Hong Kong or something and on Amazon it says it'll come between Dec 3-31. Perks of living in Canada?

Alternatively I could buy off Yesstyle? Nvm, found this thread:

u/tooziepoozie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

There are two Melano CC essences on Amazon. Are they both Melano CC anti spot treatment essence?

Rohto Melano CC medicinal stains intensive measures Essence (20mL)

Rohto Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence - Japan Imported

u/bananenoire · 1 pointr/tretinoin

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Spot treatment with this vitamin C serum helped fade mine completely.

u/Helen0rz · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

> Rhoto CC

I don't think I'm familiar with the product, is it this one?

I'm actually buying the Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence right now to go with my Vit C serum. I'm going to be so bright and so nice :D

u/silanie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Yes thats the one, though I used this seller last time. I started out using it every other day at first, but went up to every day pretty quickly as my skin is used to actives. I'd start slow and build up depending on how your skin feels!