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Discoloration Defense Skin discoloration serum

Discoloration Defense is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35.
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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

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    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.

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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 4 out of 5 by from This product makes my face brighter. I like to use it before moisturizer. Its set at an average price for what you get. Which is and average size bottle. The product goes a far ways with a little bit of use.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No results Did not change a thing. Spots and hyperpigmentation has no change at all.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product !!’ Received this product as a sample and used only for two weeks it works really well I can see the visible difference
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This product has done wonders for my skin. It's literally glowing. I use this in combination with the Phlorentin CF. The two together are amazing.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I tried a sample of this not to long ago from an offer they were doing on their website! I would absolutely love to have a full size bottle of this awesome innovative product! The price is a little steep but T totally worth it! Every review from every product they offer has amazing reviews from people that have seen automatic results! The sample I received was though of good size so maybe before purchasing a full size product you may could email them asking for a sample sized of their brand to try? Just a suggestion ! I really do love this brand! Would definitely love to try more products from their skincare line!!!! SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ive heard amazing things about this product. I suffer from discoloration around my mouth and I tried it from a friend and looooved it!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This feels almost oily going on but quickly settles into skin. I feel like it hydrated a little. After a few days of use my dark spots from acne seemed to lighten for a more even complexion. I really do like this serum and will for sure repurchase.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous product. The entire line is healthy, medical grade and very hydrating. It's a light serum that really does do what it says. You don't be disappointed. I will be repurchasing this.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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