Cosmelan 2 is the second part of the Cosmelan Depigmentation System by Mesoestetic. The first part of the system is a chemical peel that must be applied by a physician. Cosmelan 2 is the topical anti-spot cream for home use after the peel, or it may be used alone. It is a lightweight cream that is intended to treat discoloration, brown spots, and dark patches. The key ingredients in Cosmelan 2 include kojic acid and phytic acid. Kojic acid is a very potent tyrosinase inhibitor. Tyrosinase is a key enzyme involved in the synthesis of melanin, the pigment that gives skin color. Therefore, by inhibiting tyrosinase, kojic acid is able to reduce abnormal pigmentation associated with aging and exposure to UV light. Phytic acid also works to inhibit melanin production by blocking the entrance of iron and copper in the formation of melanin.
In addition to these two skin lightening agents, Cosmelan 2 contains the antioxidants vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin A (retinyl palmitate). Both of these antioxidants offer protection against environmental free radicals. Vitamin C is also known to brighten the complexion and fade dark spots. Retinyl palmitate has the ability to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve uneven skin tone, restore skin firmness, and shrink the appearance of enlarged pores. Overall, Cosmelan 2 provides you with an at-home solution for treating hyperpigmentation and maintaining results gained from the Cosmelan peel.