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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense (1 fl. oz.)

A skin-brightening serum clinically proven to correct dark spots.

SkinCeuticals' Discoloration Defense is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration on the face. Powered by kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin B3, this advanced formula is a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum.

Key Ingredients:

  • 3% Tranexamic Acid: minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use
  • 1% Kojic Acid: naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve skin brightness
  • 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): a water-soluble vitamin that has been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration
  • 5% HEPES: a synthetically-derived acid that activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation

Key Benefits:

  • 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-free, fragrance-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, 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

Clinical Studies:

In a 12-week clinical study*, Discoloration Defense significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers on Fitzpatrick I-IV skin tones:

  • 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

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

  • 33% reduction in hyperpigmentation at 12 weeks
  • 34% reduction in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation at 12 weeks

Learn more on the blog: How to incorporate this serum into your SkinCeuticals regimen.

*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.

**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.

Twice daily, apply three to five drops to face. For morning use, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and follow with a SkinCeuticals broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product. Do not use on irritated or broken skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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.

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Volume:
30ml

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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense (1 fl. oz.)

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SkinCeuticals' Discoloration Defense is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration on the face. Powered by kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin B3, this advanced formula is a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum.

Key Ingredients:

  • 3% Tranexamic Acid: minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use
  • 1% Kojic Acid: naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve skin brightness
  • 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): a water-soluble vitamin that has been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration
  • 5% HEPES: a synthetically-derived acid that activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation

Key Benefits:

  • 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-free, fragrance-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, 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

Clinical Studies:

In a 12-week clinical study*, Discoloration Defense significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers on Fitzpatrick I-IV skin tones:

  • 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

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

  • 33% reduction in hyperpigmentation at 12 weeks
  • 34% reduction in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation at 12 weeks

Learn more on the blog: How to incorporate this serum into your SkinCeuticals regimen.

*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.

**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.

Twice daily, apply three to five drops to face. For morning use, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and follow with a SkinCeuticals broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product. Do not use on irritated or broken skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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.

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Brand:
SkinCeuticals
Volume:
30ml

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.37 / 5 (424 Reviews)
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Works Well

 Been using Discoloration Defense for over 2 years and it’s done a good job at lightening most face discoloration for me; reason for 4 stars. I’d give it 5 stars if it took care of all my face discoloration. Easy to use, pleasant smell and because of the slight color it instantly makes the skin brighter and more even toned. 

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Love this serum

Feels great on my skin, part of my nightly routine!

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A must in my cabinet

This pairs well with skinceuticals phloretin cf!  I have sensitive skin and it doesn’t both me.  Just one thing…it smells like hotdog juice🤮

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Amazing

This product is great for KP and is also fantastic at removing self-tanner that's a bit stubborn (I let the profuct sit on my skin for a bit longer than recommend) and use a gentle exfoliating to wipe it off. 10 out of 10 for this product

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I love it

I have brown skin and it stains easily when I get a pimple and this product helps me reduce spots

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For glowing skin

This is a great product, but needs time to work. I started seeing results in acne marks after a few weeks of consistent twice daily use. Extra sun protection is a must while using.

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Unimpressed

I was very dissatisfied with this product. It smelled terrible and made my face itch. I used the whole bottle and didn’t notice even a slight difference 

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Light and easy to use

I think this product is light and goes on easy; I haven't used it for a month so I can't say if is doing anything to help with my discoloration. I plan to keep using it until I finish this first bottle and will try at least one more bottle before I decide whether it is helping with my discoloration.

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Perhaps

Gal that performs exfoliation tells me that she sees results and she did not sell this product to me. Me. I say "perhaps."

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Buy this now!

I should have taken before and after pics! I have only been using for 2 weeks, but can tell a difference! A little goes a long way! Worth the price!

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