What You Should Know
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Tri Luma is a prescription-only skin cream that was created by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Tri Luma is marketed to help people with dark blotches and spots on their face even out their skin tone and reduce the discoloration in just eight weeks. The condition of having dark spots and blotches on the skin is called Melasma.
Melasma is a common ailment that is caused by your skin producing too much melanin in certain areas. There are different levels of Melasma severity, and exposure to the sun will increase this melanin production even more. When you tan, your skin produces melanin also so people with melasma are encouraged to limit their sun exposure or use a high SPF sunscreen. Tri Luma aims to correct and even eliminate discoloration that is caused by melasma.
Tri Luma is a face cream intended to treat discoloration of the skin associated with melasma. This product contains hydroquinone among its active ingredients, which is a well-known skin lightener that may help skin tone become more even. However, hydroquinone also comes with strong cautions regarding sun exposure. Tri Luma is only available by prescription after consulting with your dermatologist or doctor.
Hydroquinone is not tolerated well by everyone. Some people may experience a bluish black darkening of the skin. If this happens you should stop using Tri Luma right away. The official Tri Luma website explains every ingredient in Tri Luma including hydroquinone and has a very detailed list of what side effects may occur.
The official website only explains the active ingredients but we searched the FDA website and found the full ingredients list. Each gram of Tri Luma contains: Active: fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% (0.1 mg), hydroquinone 4% (40mg), and tretinoin 0.05% (0.5 mg). Inactive: butylated hydroxytoluene, cetyl alcohol, citricacid, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, magnesium aluminum silicate, methyl gluceth-10,methylparaben, PEG-100 stearate, propylparaben, purified water, sodium metabisulfite, stearic acid, and stearyl alcohol.
- Tri Luma is only available from a dermatologist and requires a prescription to obtain.
- The Tri Luma website is very detailed and explains ingredients and usage in depth.
- Tri Luma may create a number of side effects in some users.
- Tri Luma is only available by prescription.
- The full list of ingredients isn’t available on the official website. We got the full list from the FDA site.
- Product return policy is not clear.
- Tri Luma is formulated to treat “age spots”, but will not help with the more common complaint of wrinkles.
The Bottom Line
Tri Luma is not a wrinkle treatment. If you have skin discoloration associated with melasma, you might want to ask your doctor or dermatologist about Tri Luma. You will need to use adequate sun protection while using this product and it may cause some adverse reactions in some people. We don’t recommend Tri Luma as an anti-aging or wrinkle fighting product but those with melasma may want to get more information about it.