Review: Rohto Mentholatum Melano CC Whitening Toner


What is this?: A Mild Vitamin C Toner
Volume: 170ml

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Price: £14.50

What it does: A toner that works to reduce dark spots on the skin. Contains vitamin C and is formulated to rapidly enter through / penetrate the skin. Prevents dark spots and freckles. Contains moisturising ingredients: Cardamom seeds, Grape yeast and Lemon extract Essence.

Suitable for: Sensitive / dry and dehydrated skin

Those with an uneven skin tone and dark spots

-I wanted to get something that would help the dark spots on my cheeks / chin and forehead from past acne.

Directions: After cleansing, take appropriate amount on the hand or cotton pad, gently tapping the face

How I use it: I applied this onto a pad and swiped my face after cleansing.

You apparently should see results in 2 weeks and should last 6 months if you use 5-6 drops a day

Texture: Naar water-y. Extremely light and transparent – just like the Hada Labo Gokyujun Lotion! (however this does not pill/ball up for me the same way their gokyujun lotion did).

Key Ingredients: Penetrates deeply due to having 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid (supposed to fade freckles, acne marks and blemishes). Also contains dipotassium glycyrrhizate (Liquorice root extract) known to be anti-inflammatory.
Also contains Ginger-lily which is Alpinia katsumadai which is moisturising

Full list of ingredients: Actives: 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid (high-penetration Vitamin C derivative), dipotassium glycyrrhizate. Other ingredients: Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), grapefruit extract, lemon extract, I-menthol, ginger-lily (Alpinia katsumadai) seed extract, butylene glycol, anhydrous ethanol, concentrated glycerin, polyoxypropylene methyl glucoside, silicone solution blend, ethanol, polyoxyethylene-dimethicone copolymer, dipropylene glycol, polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene dimethicone copolymer, dimethicone, methylphenyl polysiloxane, bis-ethoxydiglycol cyclohexane dicarboxylate, polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene decyltetradecyl ether, paraben, sodium citrate, anhydrous citric acid, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, fragrance.


Good under makeup?: Yes, it’s fine as it’s pretty-much water.

Fragrance?: Yes – don’t like the smell too much and I don’t think the fragrance was necessary. This lotion has a citrus-y smell that reminds me of medicine you drink when you’re a kid

What I like:

  • Didn’t irritate my skin
  • Water-like, so this meant it was fine under makeup and absorbed fairly quickly.
  • Hydrated my skin

What I don’t like:

  • I honestly didn’t see too much of a difference in my skin, if any (i.e. the change in PIH)
  • Kind of a weird near citrus-y fragrance (I didn’t want the fragrance in anyway)

Overall Score: 3/5 – I give this a 3 because although this didn’t do much to my skin, it was absolutely hydrating and didn’t irritate my skin

Conclusion: An overall ok toner. I didn’t have the most amazing experience with it, but it is appreciated that this did not irritate/aggravate my skin further.

Would I repurchase?: No. I prefer the vitamin C from Drunk Elephant and even serums from the ordinary.


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