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Discoloration Defense Skin discoloration serum

Discoloration Defense is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 148.
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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

  • 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 5 out of 5 by from Amazing serum I received a sample of this discoloration defense serum and it works like magic on my skin I know you have to use it for a few weeks to see a difference but it honestly made a difference with my blemishes as well. I just wish it was a little more affordable.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sample packets received a sample and liquid was brown. was not sure if it was supposed to be that colour and used it anyways. skin was glowing after completely washing face. maybe would buy actual bottle but unlikely.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Brown Liquid? I received a sample & had to wipe the entire thing off my face, as it turned my face a gold color. The sample was a brown liquid.
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It made my skin glow but My sample was brown I didn’t know it wasn’t supposed to be that color and I used it. My skin is glowing but one sample won’t produce results.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from How old is your sample and what the heck is it??? I received a sample of the Discoloration Defense. It is a brown liquid, nothing like the liquid in the videos.
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I received a sample with my retinol. I love it! It had face glowing. My coworkers even noticed the glow! Will definitely be purchasing.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rid me of my discoloration! This has been the only product I have found that has actually worked to reduce the discoloration on my face. Around the age of 32, I began getting quite noticeable dark patches on my face -primarily on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip area. The dark spots on my upper lip were particularly disheartening because it made me appear to have a "moustache" or dark hair on my upper lip (which I've been blessed not to have!). I use this product once a night and always use sunscreen daily. I started noticing the dark spots fading after a few weeks but saw the full benefit after about four months - patience was key! I really wish there was an area to post before and after pictures because pictures don't lie and the benefit of this product is clear in the photos!
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from SAMPLE NOT ENOUGH TO REVIEW I received this email to review a sample. But the sample was not large enough to see anything results.
Date published: 2021-01-18
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