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Discoloration Defense Skin discoloration serum

Discoloration Defense is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 101.
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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, 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 Review There wasn't enough on that sample sheet to be able to tell a difference.
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend I got the SkinCeuticals sample last week and it’s awesome. I love it. May require long-term use. I will buy a formal suit. Strongly recommend this
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like this product I have been using discoloration defense for about two weeks now and I must say that I’m already starting to see a difference in my face. I had a few old acne scars on my chin from some hormonal acne flare ups and they are fading with daily use of this product. I’m hoping to see more of a change in the next month or so.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn’t work at all I’ve been using it for 3 months now with other products to make some pigmentation go away but has been unsuccessful
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I got skinceuticals sample two weeks before and it’s awesome. I love it.. Strongly recommend this
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic I am already seeing a difference in my skin discoloration. The one spot I have is getting lighter. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product.! Have been using it for past five months and have seen remarkable improvement. Dark spots on my face have diminished to a great extent. This product has helped me gain my confidence back.!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best product I’ve ever used for blemishes! I bought this in September for a horrific dark spot in the center of my T-zone. No exaggeration, it started working right away. It takes forever for blemishes to disappear for me, and this was gone within a month! I used it in conjunction with a good exfoliant, and the Phyto Masque. It’s worth the price.
Date published: 2020-07-20
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