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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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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense (1 fl. oz.)

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

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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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Correct
Brand:
SkinCeuticals
Volume:
30ml

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Customer Reviews

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Expensive, but great ingredients with a no-nonsense formula

Works effectively with proven ingredients. I have sensitive skin, and this is a great fragrance free formula. I've been using this with 2% alpha arbutin and I notice a difference in the discolouration on my face. Wish it wasn't so pricey, but I trust their formulation.

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Works on brown spots!

This is great stuff for brown spots! During the winter I use this in the mornings and my hydroquinone cream at night. During the summers I use this morning and night.

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It really works

My husband has had discoloration in his skin for years and once we both started using this daily, I could immediately see the transformation in his skin - and mine has a glow too! Definitely recommend, a little goes a long way which makes it absolutely worth the investment.

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So far it’s working

HVe been using for 1 month without CE Feeulic and I’m noticing a slight difference. Will continue to use. 

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Love this

On my 3rd bottle of this. Works very well!

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Amazing results

Amazing results-I am using SkinCeuticals for almost 20 years. This is the first time I’ve use this product and it’s been amazing for reducing discoloration spots on my cheeks which is gradually. Over the years. I am 55 and have seen results in just six weeks so grateful

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Amazing

Bought this after it was recommended for some small face discoloration and red spots. It has been amazing! So much better than expected. Now aside from the naturally rosy cheeks, the discoloration is gone and my skin is brighter. I love how lightweight and clean it leaves my skin. I apply it in the morning after cleansing and always top it off with sunscreen. 

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faded dark marks!

I use this in conjunction with Skinceuticals Vitamin C -- I use the Vitamin C once every other day given bioavailability and my skin's propensity to freak out with the use of actives, but I apply this morning (before moisturizers) and night (after lighter serums, but before tretinoin) daily because it is so gentle and feels hydrating. It has faded the sun spots on my chest pretty significantly without causing any irritation.

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it works!

I use this serum religiously if I get a pimple that scars or anything along those lines. THe mark disappears provided that I use the serum 2x per day consistently. I have already repurchased the product once.

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Good product

Consistency is very water like  It definitely did brighten up the area around my mouth  Is a bit pricey but you only need a small amount . 

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