Early this year in 2013, Lancome Singapore has relaunched the iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Spot Eraser that is specially designed for Asian women to help erase dark spots with a long-lasting effect. It has renamed as Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser.
Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ was first launched in 2011 and it combines two actions : the improvement of the elimination of installed melanin by targeting a newly identified biological mechanism (melanolysis) and the moderation of the melanin production. Today, an upgraded efficacy data has shown that this iconic Blanc Expert Melanolyser™ provides a long-lasting effect on dark spots which result is said to last 3 weeks even after women stopped using the product.
The iconic blue tube has been luxuriously redesigned with a deeper, metallic shade of midnight blue. The three silver bands around the tube symbolize the formula’s 3 weeks long-lasting effect. I’m pleased to receive a complimentary tube of this new packaging and to review it again.
In Oct 2012, I’ve actually reviewed the first launched (old packaging) Spot Eraser, click here if you are keen to read the previous review. I’ve long finished up the first tube and have not been using any spot eraser since then. And because of that, the stubborn dark spots on my upper right cheek has became bigger and darker.
Dark spots dissolved: reduces surface spots, inhibits melanin production and dissolves melanin trapped in skin cells. Clinically proven: even after weeks without usage*, dark spots are fewer and smaller and their skin tone more even, brighter and freed from dullness.
There is no difference on the ingredients between the old and new packaging.
The similar lightweight texture absorbs into the skin pretty easily and leaves an extremely silky soft feel on skin. Every night, I diligently apply a generous amount of the spot eraser on my upper cheek (cheekbone, below lower eyelid areas) instead on my whole face, after all serums before the night moisturizer and eye cream.
As mentioned earlier, ever since finishing the first tube, I have not been using any spot eraser for about three months. And hence the stubborn dark spots on my right cheek has became darker and heavily pigmented.
After using the second tube for about three weeks, I’ve noticed a significant improvement on the stubborn dark spots on my upper right cheek area. I’m very surprised with the result! The discoloration and yellowish skin tone (due to aging) situated around the cheek area is now in control and is less visible too. Thankfully, I’ve not noticed any new skin pigmentation surface.
I have learned that even in spot-free skin, both melanogenesis (the formation of melanin) and melanolysis (the export of melanin grains from melanocytes to keratinocytes) processes will still take place which happen underneath the deepest layer of the skin. Therefore, in order for me to keep both processes in control and to combat dark spots, it is essential to diligently apply the spot eraser every night. And also to maintain my stress level as it is said to be one of the causes for skin pigmentation.
Will I buy it again? Probably Yes!