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Discoloration Defense Skin discoloration serum

Discoloration Defense is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 124.
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Daily dark spot corrector targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin

skin types

Dry
Normal
Oily
Combination

skin condition

Discoloration

$98.00

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Product Details

Discoloration Defense is a layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector clinically proven to reduce the appearance of key types of skin discoloration in all skin tones, including hard-to-treat forms such as stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks. Formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation formula improves the appearance of skin discoloration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as early as 2 weeks.

  • Features a synergistic blend of anti-discoloration ingredients to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, improve brightness, and minimize the reoccurrence of discoloration (with continued use)
  • 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches1
  • 34% average reduction in post-blemish marks in deeper skin tones2
  • Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, and hydroquinone-free
  • Ideal at-home complement to professional skin discoloration treatments, such as chemical peels or non-ablative laser; always consult with a physician for individual regimen recommendations

1Protocol: Average results shown. A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 50 females, ages 25 to 60, Fitzpatrick I-IV, with mild to moderate facial skin discoloration, including stubborn dark spots, post-acne marks, and uneven skin tone. Discoloration Defense was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12.
2Protocol: A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 51 female subjects, Fitzpatrick V-VI, with visible signs of skin discoloration/hyperpigmentation, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma. Discoloration Defense was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12.

How To Use

  • Twice daily, apply 3-5 drops of this skin discoloration serum to the face.
  • If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and follow with a SkinCeuticals broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen.
  • Limit sun exposure while using this product.
  • Do not use on irritated or broken skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
  • Visible Results

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    In a 12-week clinical study, Discoloration Defense significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers:

    • 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches
    • 59% average improvement in the appearance of skin discoloration
    • 81% average improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks
    • 59% average improvement in the appearance of even skin tone

    See Protocol

    Protocol: Average results shown. A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 50 females, ages 25 to 60, Fitzpatrick I-IV, with mild to moderate facial skin discoloration, including stubborn dark spots, post-acne marks, and uneven skin tone. Discoloration Defense was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12.

    In a new 12-week study on deeper skin tones (Fitzpatrick V-VI), twice-daily application of Discoloration Defense demonstrated a statistically-significant reduction in the appearance of discoloration, post-inflammatory discoloration, and even skin tone.

    • 34% reduction in post-blemish marks at 12 weeks

    See Protocol

    Protocol: A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 51 female subjects, Fitzpatrick V-VI, with visible signs of skin discoloration/hyperpigmentation, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma. Discoloration Defense was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Everyday elements—including UV exposure, prescription drugs, and some professional treatments—can trigger production of melanin in the skin’s lowest epidermal layers. This excess melanin rises to the surface of the skin, causing visible skin discoloration. Discoloration can manifest in a range of ways, including post-acne marks and stubborn brown patches on the cheekbones, forehead, and upper lip.

    Discoloration Defense is the latest-generation dark spot corrector, using a combination of potent and proven anti-discoloration ingredients—including new tranexamic acid—to address key types of skin discoloration.

Key Ingredients

  • 3% Tranexamic Acid
  • 1% Kojic Acid
  • 5% Niacinamide
  • 5% HEPES

This synthetically-derived ingredient minimizes the reoccurrence of skin discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use.

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Aqua / Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Glycerin, Tranexamic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Kojic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta

Physician Insight

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I recommend Discoloration Defense between chemical peels- this formula targets stubborn types of discoloration but is gentle on my patients’ skin, making it ideal for an at-home regimen between treatments.

Dr. Sarah Sawyer

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smooth application The texture of this product is top notch, along with all my other fave skinceuticals serums. However I did not notice much of a difference in the texture or color of my skin. Perhaps after longer usage, but this girl has lots of acne scarring and a couple sun spots to address and unfortunately was hoping for more of a noticeable difference.
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked the serum, unsure of effectiveness I used the sample and I think I would use this product if I received it, however it is expensive.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did nothing in a week I received a sample for discoloration defense and lipid cream. This did nothing in a week of daily use, once a day. But I loved the triple lipid moisturizer so much that I bought it for my mom. I might get one for me as well. Get that. Try this one before you buy. Didn't work for me. Might work for you.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked pretty good I received a sample and although it helped with some discoloration I don’t think it’s worth the price.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I've been using this product now for about 2 weeks solid and I can notice my age spots are defiantly lighter and even my freckles from age and sun. Even my daughter in law noticed over a facetime call so I will keep using for sure!
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This stuff is AMAZING! I suffer from dark under eyes and this helped correct color in less than a week. Worth EVERY PENNY!
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No difference I received this as a sample along with a competitor, both for three months. I used this first and saw almost no changes. I used the competitor starting one month later with much better results.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Results I received a sample of Discoloration Defense and after starting to use it the first week saw results.
Date published: 2020-11-01
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