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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense 1.0 oz

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Product Overview

Product Overview

Reduce the appearance of dark spots with SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense.

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, post-inflammatory discoloration, and post-acne marks. Formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation advanced formula improves the appearance of skin discoloration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as early as 2 weeks. 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 a hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum that corrects dark spots using a combination of potent and proven anti-discoloration ingredients—including tranexamic acid—to address key types of skin discoloration. 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

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

Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, and hydroquinone-free.

Highlights

  • Corrects sun damage
  • Brightens a dull complexion
  • Corrects dark spots

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.2
Based on 154 reviews
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Corinthians

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January 12, 2021

Ingredients

Love the ingredients.. can't wait to see more results... only been using it for 3 weeks so I hope it does what it says. I do not want to be disappointed. Very pleased.

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Bringgeld

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January 08, 2021

Too early to tell?

I use this product twice a day on a sun damaged area on my face. I have been using it for about ten days, mornings and night and at this point, there has not been any change.

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Em

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January 05, 2021

Must have

Love love SkinCeuticals. If you love The Sun like me and get those little hyperpigmentation brown spots especially I was on your cheeks and forehead this is the product for you. Within a couple of weeks you will see the brown spots diminishing. This is an excellent product.

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LovelySkin Customer

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January 03, 2021

Brighter more even skin

I’ve tried many products to help with my discoloration & dull skin. Discoloration Defense is effective & won’t cause skin irritation. After a little over a week my skin started looking more refreshed & my sun damage started to lighten. It blends into the skin easily & layers underneath other products well.

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LovelySkin Customer

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January 02, 2021

Made my skin breakout.

I have acne-prone skin, and this product made my acne prone skin flare up. I was not having issues with acne until using this product. I will not purchase again.

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sharm

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December 30, 2020

Disminish

I see slight diminish of the dark spots. I have been using it for 2 weeks. It will work much better if you use a face scrub or exfoliate at the same time.

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CBJ

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December 29, 2020

Skinceutical Discoloration Defense

I have Melasma mostly on my forehead and upper lip and some small patches on my cheeks. I started using this in early September and have not noticed any lightening of even the small patches and spots. It is to be applied AM and PM so the bottle runs out quickly. Perhaps it takes a little longer than 4 months of using it, but I can't justify buying it again as it is rather pricey considering I saw no results.

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LCF

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December 29, 2020

Seeing Improvement

Thanks to receiving and using samples of Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense I decided to order the full size to add to my Skinceuticals morning skin care. I am beginning to see fading of some of my brown spots. I think this is a product I will continue to use.

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Jewelsk

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December 26, 2020

Doesn’t work

I really wanted to like this product because I’m a skinceuticals fan, but I’ve been using it for at least a month and don’t notice any change. The other products are so good, I was hopeful, but it just doesn’t seem to make any difference.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 25, 2020

Discoloration defense

Maybe it’s too soon but so far I am not impressed. Not sure how long it takes to lighten my two brown spots

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esme

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December 24, 2020

I am not sure about this product

This product may be a bit too strong for sensitive skin. I have used it in the trial packet for a few days and my skin became red where I applied it.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 15, 2020

Way to blemish free skin

I started using this product few weeks ago, and do see that spots getting lighter. I get brown spots under my sun glasses, and even sunscreen doesn’t stop them from getting darker. So this product is definitely is my way for getting flawless skin.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 15, 2020

Great

So far I love it! It makes my skin happy.

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LovelySkin Customer

Verified Purchase

December 10, 2020

Great beginning

I received a sample, that I chose, then hesitated to try it, afraid it might be too strong for my skin. I am 75 years old and as much as I love my SkinCeuticals products, and I use a lot of them, I waited, finally trying it and it worked great, no redness, no irritation, after completing the sample I ordered a bottle and plan to start it on daily basis as soon as my prior serum runs out, probably another couple of weeks. I am hoping it will even out my skin, fading spots and discoloration which is why I am trying it. Will keep you posted!

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AJS

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December 10, 2020

Treatment for skin discoloration

This serum received mixed bag of reviews. I decided to give it a try. I have fair complexion so coloration changes, even subtle ones, are noticeable. I have seen improvement in overall appearance of my skin. I won’t go as far to say this serum is a cure, but on me, it definitely helps. So if you have light colored skin, give this a try.

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TMMartin

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December 09, 2020

Not SkinCeuticals' Best

SkinCeuticals is a FANTASTIC line so please don't be deterred by my 3 stars for this particular product. The Discoloration Defense is newer to the link and the viscosity is thicker than some of the other serums. Having oily skin I feel the Discoloration Defense is a little much in layering process for my skin, even in the winter. I am going back to Phloretin CF which also has discoloration alleviating ingredients and is thinner.

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Perfect

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December 07, 2020

My first battle

I have tried for night time routine 2-3 weeks already seen some dark spot a lot lighter. Can't wait to finish it and the result

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PY

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December 06, 2020

I'm still waiting

I've been using it for about 2-3 weeks, and I've yet to see a difference. I'll finish this bottle and maybe invest in another bottle. If nothing happens I won't keep using it.

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Pinky01

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December 04, 2020

Great Serum!

I love Discoloration Defense! I use nightly. My brown spots on my face are gone. Plus, my skin looks brighter and clearer! I highly recommend...

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 03, 2020

No spring chicken

Seems to be helping, it's only been a few weeks but there's an improvement.

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