Tri Luma Review

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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.

Product Details

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.

The Good

  • 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.

The Bad

  • 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.


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10 Comments/Questions/Answers to Tri Luma

  • 1

    elsa

    should I uswe triluma again after one year since I tried for melasma? It helped at that time but my spots are recurring again.
    same cream even expiration dste is due.>?

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    Maria Jackson Reply:

    I am in the process of using triluma and when my eight weeks is up when should I begin it again?

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    Tc Reply:

    Hi Maria, the skin cells that pop out pigment will ALWAYS be there in your lower levels of your skin. However, any “bleaching/hydro-quinone” agent only Erases the produced pigment but anytime the pigment producing cells are triggered they will reproduce new pigment. Triggers are heat, increased estrogen and ANY EXPOSURE to light.

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  • 2

    Eileen Walters

    Is there an age limit?

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  • 3

    nasreen

    Triluma is lightning but not an anti wrinkle cream. I am 45.I have melasma as well as developing signs of aging.can i apply an anti wrinkle cream containing avacado oil and vitamin e on top of triluma.secondly,what should i use in the day time besides sunblock

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  • 4

    cindy

    My doctor prescribed tri luma for acne spots and wrinkles. I mainly want it for wrinkles and he said it has retin A in it, but after reading all the reviews, it says it is NOT for wrinkles. Anyone have anyluck with wrinkles and this product? I just spent $190 and it better work!

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  • 5

    jilana

    I am using triluma on my chest for sun damage and have started swimming for PT.I immediately got red irritated and peeling. Is it a reaction to the chemicals in the pool? It’s not that serious just itchy and not very attractive.Should I continue using it?

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  • 6

    MariahNYC

    I’ve been using this serum diligently for 4-5 months and love it. Its the Made from Earth Vitamin Enhanced Face Firming Serum. It works, it works, it works! I had a lot of sun damage and fine wrinkles on my forehead that are simply gone. And it’s completely smoothed out my skin.

    I had rough patches here and there, plus oily T-zone and this cream was great on my entire face. No breakouts and the texture of my skin is fantastic now. Concealer and make up go on a lot smoother now.

    I saw results in the 3rd week I started using this. I don’t use it every night anymore, like 2-3 times a week now that I have the results I want. Love this serum.

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    karen Reply:

    what is the name of the serum? mariahnyc

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  • 7

    Dawn

    Can anyone tell me why when I took the prescription to the pharmacy they told me that they do not have any and don’t know if they will ever get it again??? Did they stop making it or is there a recall??

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