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Chromelin Complexion Blender

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For treatment of Vitiligo

Chromelin® Complexion Blender is a waterproof skin dye used to darken unpigmented or light areas of the skin affected by vitiligo, scars, or other causes.  Chromelin Complexion Blender is an effective solution for those with skin discoloration. More

Size 1 oz

Waterproof Skin Dye for Vitiligo

Chromelin® Complexion Blender is a waterproof skin dye for vitiligo, scars, or other causes of darken unpigmented or light areas of the skin. Chromelin is a clear liquid that dyes the skin gradually, so you can use additional applications  to help you achieve your desired shade. Chromelin can last for 3 to 10 days, depending on how much you scrub in the shower. However, light washing and swimming will not affect the color.

The shade that develops from using Chromelin varies from person to person – some develop an exact match, while others prefer to use concealing cosmetics in addition to fine-tune their skin color. Chromelin Complexion Blender is an effective skin dye solution for those with skin discoloration.

Applying Chromelin®

Apply a few drops to unpigmented areas with the applicator rod. Evenly spread Chromelin over the affected areas.

Allow Chromelin to dry completely. Do not wash treated area for at least 3 hours after application. In fact, we recommend you apply Chromelin before bed to ensure you allow enough time before bathing to allow the color to develop.

Be patient. It takes up to 6 hours for the color to develop.

Chromelin color and shade varies from person to person, so it may take some practice to get it to work just right for you. To achieve a darker color, repeat application instructions once or twice in 24 hours; more often if darker color is desired.

Chromelin will also darken pigmented skin. To prevent darkening of skin surrounding treated areas, take a damp tissue and gently wipe off any Chromelin that has overlapped onto normally pigmented skin.

Chromelin should always be applied by an adult or with adult supervision.


Dihydroxyacetone skin dye


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  1. Mauro

    Because the clear color of you can not tell how much you applied and what places you have applied.
    In another hand, the color ending was to dark.

  2. RonB

    This product did not work for me for the most part but it may be because I my blemish may actually be more of a scar than a classic case of vitiligo.

  3. Jimbob

    I have a patch of vitiligo on my leg–about 1inch by 2inches. After a couple of applications at night I saw no improvement. Tried again another time and gave up.

  4. Shirl

    There was a product named dy-o-derm that as much better, but the manufacturer no longer makes it. Chromelin is okay but the wait time is frustrating and then it may be to light or to dark.

  5. Kel6

    My results were not as positive as i hoped. After reading so many success stories, i decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, as thin as i applied it, it was always too dark and never blended in. The company however is wonderful to deal with.

  6. Bobby

    I purchased Chromelin because Dyoderm is no longer available. I have used Dyoderm for many years to mask vitiligo spot on my face and was extremely pleased with the results. Chromelin takes too long to achieve the results I want. I am now using concealer makeup rather than skin dyes.

  7. Girlie

    I bought this in the summer hoping to hide scars on my arms but the colour didnt blend with my skin as I had hoped

  8. SunBaby

    Tried this product for our 7 year old who has minor Vitiligo. Kids were asking questions so we decided to give this a try. This product was very hard to use on small areas, especially with the given applicator. It was very watery, a thicker solution would have worked better to contain on vertical surfaces. Overlapping looks terrible. It came out very orange compared to her tan skin tone. We are very lucky to have a child with very high self esteem who finally told us it doesn’t bother her and prefers not to use it anymore…

  9. Retired teacher

    I purchased this product because of its claim to cover vitiligo spots in 6 hours, where there are several on my face. I was excited about something other than makeup to cover, so I ordered. It hasn’t done what it claimed to do. I used it on the spotted areas daily, but it tans it a teeeny, tiny bit which still has to be covered with makeup.
    I am African American, and it didn’t work for me. However, I’m going to use it all, but don’t plan to repurchase. This is one product of many that I’ve tried, and failed, including the prescription from the dermatologist.


The first application of Chromelin takes about six hours to develop color. Once some color is present, additional applications should take about two hours to develop color. We recommend you do the first application at bedtime, to an area that is not exposed, to see how the color develops.

As long as it takes the skin on the treated areas to shed. This is usually 3 to 10 days, depending on how much you scrub or clean the affected area. Light washing or swimming will not affect the color.

Once the desired color is obtained, one application of Chromelin daily or every other day is usually all that is needed to maintain the color.

The more times you apply Chromelin per day, the darker the color will become. You should allow Chromelin to dry at least one hour before reapplying.

The color developed by Chromelin varies from person to person. Some people develop a color that is an excellent match, others prefer also using concealing, covering cosmetics that can be adjusted more exactly.

The color produced by Chromelin is WATERPROOF. The covering cosmetics can rub off on clothing or anything coming in contact with covered areas. People often use Chromelin on their hands and other areas where they need waterproof color that will not rub off. Even when Chromelin is not a perfect match, most people prefer this color to the very noticeable, striking white color of skin lacking pigmentation.

Definitely. Many people use Chromelin as a waterproof base of color before applying covering cosmetics. Some patients report they can use less of the covering cosmetics when applying them to skin colored with Chromelin.

NO! IMPORTANT: Chromelin does not protect skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen to all areas treated with Chromelin.

The active ingredient in Chromelin, dihydroxyacetone, is a safe, FDA-accepted ingredient. Chromelin can be used on children, however, be sure to read and follow the safety precautions on the bottle before use. Chromelin should always be applied by an adult or with adult supervision.