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Discoloration Defense Skin discoloration serum

Discoloration Defense is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 91.
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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

Discolorations

$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, 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 patches
  • 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

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

  • before
    after

    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.

  • 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.

Learn more about Tranexamic Acid

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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 1 out of 5 by from No difference I love SkinCeuticals and was hoping this product would be just as good as the others. I have used this faithfully two times a day for the past 4 months with the sunscreen as well. The medium discoloration from previous sun damage dark spot problem area is on the forehead and near the eyebrows. I took pictures of before and after, there is no difference. I would not personally recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for preventing dark spot I received a sample of this and I love it! So I purchased one in full size. It fades the old acne marks but really work best on the new spot.
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I’m using this product for one month and I really surprise with the good result. I almost recover the original skin color of my neckline. 100% recommended
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great serum I received a sample of this serum and was surprised at how just with 2 uses my skin looked better! Will definitely be making a purchase soon
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t waste your money I just received a sample but had actually brought a full size in the past. I did not see any difference in dark spots.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blur effects I received a sample so I only used it for a couple of days. I noticed my pores were blurred did not notice dark spots fading but I only used it for a couple of day. I am definitely interested in purchasing a bottle to see more results.
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not convinced.. I've used the product for over a year, and don't notice a difference. Were it less expensive I might give it another go, but having purchased two bottles, I'm not convinced it's worth it.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work I wanted this to work on my sun spots, sadly it did not. I used this product for over a year twice daily in hopes it would work. There really was no change in my stubborn sun spots. I love SkinCeuticals and have been using CE Ferulic for years. I added discoloration defense a year ago and I am really disappointed that I have had no results. I don't recommend if you have stubborn sun spots. Moving on with my quest to the next promised sun spot lightener.
Date published: 2020-06-16
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