Discoloration Defense (1 fl. oz.) - A skin-brightening serum clinically proven to correct dark spots.


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$120.00

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
  • The 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:

  • 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

*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.

Treatments and Serums: Face Serums
Ideal for these Concerns: Hyperpigmentation, Sun Damage, Scars, Acne, Dark Spots, Melasma, Acne Scars
Ideal for these Skin Types: Combination Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Acne-Prone Skin, Oily Skin, Mature Skin
Preferences: Sulfate-Free, Clean, Phthalate-Free, Fragrance-Free, Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free
Wellness | External Factors: UV Ray Protectors and Treatments
Key Ingredient(s): Kojic Acid, Niacinamide
Application Area: Decollete, Neck, Face

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.