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Skinshine Tube Of 20gm Cream

20g Cream in Tube
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Medical Description

Skinshine cream is used to treat and prevent moderate to severe melasma (dark and discoloured patches on the skin) to lighten the skin tone or appearance and senile lentigines (dark spots or age spots in older people due to exposure to the sun). It is a topical preparation containing a combination of three medicines: Mometasone, Tretinoin, and Hydroquinone. Skinshine cream suppresses pigmentation's metabolic process, leading to scars or blemishes. This helps lighten the skin tone; however, the process is reversible.

Melasma causes brown patches to appear on the face, most prominently on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy and exposure to the sun can cause this condition, which is more likely to develop in women than in men.

Patients must avoid sun exposure immediately after applying the cream, as this will reverse the effect of the cream and will cause repigmentation. Do not use Skinshine cream for a prolonged duration unless prescribed by your dermatologist, as it contains a steroid. Eukroma plus, Melabest, Melacare cream and Clear skin are other medicines that combine the same Skinshine.

Skinshine cream is for external use only. Some application site reactions may occur as side effects, but they usually fade with time. Please report to your doctor if you notice the side effects persist or worsen.

Do not apply to open wounds or weeping areas. Before using, wash and dry the area gently. Apply a thin film to the affected area and rub it gently and thoroughly until the medication vanishes. Avoid direct sunlight or use sunblock or protective clothing to prevent repigmentation.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹127.42
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ContainsTretinoin(0.025 %W/W) + Mometasone(0.1 %W/W) + Hydroquinone(2.0 %W/W)
UsesMelasma (dark pigmentation)
Side effectsItching, redness, burning, irritation, thinning of the skin
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  • Skinshine cream is used in the treatment of moderate to severe melasma (dark and discoloured patches on the skin).
  • It is also used to lighten the skin tone or appearance, especially when there is dark pigmentation or skin discolouration.

Contraindications of SKINSHINE TUBE OF 20GM CREAM

  • If you are allergic to Mometasone, Tretinoin and Hydroquinone or any other ingredients of Skinshine cream.
  • If you have any skin problems like eczema (infected skin due to allergy), rosacea (small red pustules on the face), rashes around the mouth (perioral dermatitis) or on damaged skin anywhere in the bod...
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  • If you have a skin tumour or a family history of skin tumours.
  • If you have a viral or fungal infection of the skin, any ulcers on the skin or tuberculosis.
  • If you need to be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods (using sunscreen lotion is advisable).


  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Skin sensitivity at the site of application

Precautions and Warnings of SKINSHINE TUBE OF 20GM CREAM



Can I apply Skin Shine cream during pregnancy?
Skin Shine cream should not be used in pregnant women as it has the potential to cause birth defects in the unborn baby. It is essential to always consult a doctor before starting any medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Skin Shine cream while breastfeeding?
It is not known if the ingredients of Skin Shine cream pass into breast milk and its safety is not established in breastfeeding women. Thus, Skin Shine cream is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have applied Skin Shine cream?
Skin Shine cream is meant for external application and thus may not affect driving ability.


Can I consume alcohol with Skin Shine cream?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Skin Shine cream. However, you should avoid consuming alcohol as it can worsen the infection and delay healing.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergic reactions after the application of topical creams.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You develop skin rashes or infections after using Skin Shine cream.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after using this cream.
  • Prolonged use of this cream may lead to side effects such as Cushing's syndrome (weight gain, fatty deposits under the skin, moon face, purple patches on the skin, etc.) and increased sugar levels in ...
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  • Avoid exposure to sun rays as it may be harmful after applying this cream.

Directions for Use of SKINSHINE TUBE OF 20GM CREAM

  • Skinshine cream is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor.
  • Apply the cream on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this cream unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this cream rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Storage and disposal of SKINSHINE TUBE OF 20GM CREAM

Store Skinshine cream at room temperature in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat. Please keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired medicines. Discard...
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  • Skinshine Cream is a prescription medication for the treatment of melasma. It reduces redness, swelling, and itching. Skinshine Cream should be used at the dosage and period your doctor recommends.
  • Before using Skinshine Cream, wash your hands and read the guidelines on the label. It is intended for external use only. Use this medication only as directed. Inform your doctor if you have any known...
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  • Skinshine Cream's most common side effects are burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. If these adverse effects or any other symptoms that you believe are caused by this med...
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As Skinshine cream is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, immediately after accidental ingestion, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital. If you have overappl...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed the application of Skinshine cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this cream to compensate for the missed application.


How Does It Work?

  • Skinshine cream contains a combination of Mometasone, Tretinoin and Hydroquinone as active ingredients and works by combining the action of these three components.
  • Hydroquinone inhibits an enzyme known as tyrosinase, which is responsible for the production of a pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin pigmentation and melasma.
  • Tretinoin is a metabolite of Vitamin A and is keratolytic in nature. It is responsible for eliminating melanin that has been formed. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Mometasone is a corticosteroid that works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. It narrows and constricts blood vessels, which become dilated (wide...
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Interactions with other medicines

  • Limited information is available on the interaction of Skinshine cream with other medicines. However, as this medicine contains a combination of Mometasone, Tretinoin, and Hydroquinone, any interactio...
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  • Skinshine cream is less likely to interact with other medicines because it is to be used externally on the skin. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines to tre...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How should I use Skin Shine cream?

A: Apply it gently and as a thin film and rub/massage it thoroughly after applying until the cream absorbs into the skin.

Q: What are the precautions to be taken while applying Skin Shine cream?

A: Do not apply anywhere near the eyes, nose, mouth or any infected or exposed surfaces.

Q: What is chloasma?

A: Chloasma is commonly known as Melasma. It is a skin condition characterised by dark spots or pigmentation (excessive melanin production). It appears as greyish-brown to brown patches on the face. It usually occurs on the face involving the cheeks, forehead, lower eyelids, upper lip and nose.

Q: What are the causes of melasma?

A: Exact cause for melasma is not known. Pregnancy, birth control pills, hormonal changes, exposure to sunlight (UV rays), hypothyroidism or a family history of melasma are believed to be common triggers for melasma.

Q: Can I use Skin Shine cream for acne and pimples?

A: No, Skin Shine cream does not have any action against acne and pimples and thus should not be used for treating such skin disorders

Q: How Skin Shine cream works?

A: Skin Shine cream works by reducing the formation of a pigment called melanin responsible for dark spots. It also helps in improving the spots on the skin and reduces swelling, redness and itching.

Q: Is Skin Shine cream good for the face?

A: Yes, it is good for the skin of the face, which is the usual area affected by melasma.

Q: Which is better, Skin Shine cream or Skin Shine soap?

A: Skin Shine cream is a prescription medicine used to treat melasma, a skin pigmentation condition. Skin Shine soap is a cleansing product that helps reduce skin problems such as pimples and acne and has anti-microbial properties. These two products are used for different skin problems.

Q: Can Skin Shine cream cause photosensitivity?

A: Yes, Skin Shine cream can make your treated skin sensitive to sunlight. So, it is advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out to prevent sunburn.

Q: Can I use Skin Shine cream for dark spots?

A: Yes, Skin Shine cream helps reduce dark spots.

Q: What are the side effects of using Skin shine cream?

A: Thinning of the skin, itching, redness and skin sensitivity at the site of application are a few common side effects of using this cream.

Q: Is Skin shine cream good for pimples?

A: No, it is not effective in pimples. This cream is used to treat moderate to severe melasma and lightens the skin tone or appearance, especially when there is dark pigmentation.

Q: How long can we use Skin shine cream?

A: You can use Skin shine cream for as long as a doctor has advised you. It is usually prescribed for a few weeks depending upon the medical condition. It is advisable not to use it for longer than the prescribed duration.
Last Updated on: 12 March 2024 | 3:22 PM (IST)
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