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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.


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

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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LovelySkin Customer

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May 17, 2020



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May 12, 2020

Works well to lighten hyperpigmentation

I started using this a little over a year ago at the recommendation of my esthetician. I have significant hyperpigmentation on my forehead and cheeks from years in the sun. This product has helped to lighten these spots greatly over time - I have received comments from family and friends noticing how much these spots have lightened - although they are not completely gone.

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LovelySkin Customer

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May 09, 2020

Love it!

Love this!

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LovelySkin Customer

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April 29, 2020

Really works!

Been using this product for six months and there is a tremendous difference with my dark spots. I use it twice daily after I moisturize.

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LovelySkin Customer

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April 28, 2020


Has helped my skin drastically clear and lighten up scarring! I have been using it for almost a year! I will continue to purchase!

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March 29, 2020

Nice product

This was recommended by my dermatologist to treat my melasma. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and is absorbed quickly. It contains a few ingredients that prove to block pigment production. But so far I haven't seen any lightening effect on my melasma yet and I'm on my 2nd bottle. perhaps it's still too soon.

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March 27, 2020


I was really excited to try this product I really thought it was going to work since it was so expensive but all it did was give me itchy skin and a few rashes & my skin is no where near being sensitive so I'm not sure why the turned out so awful for me it was also very sticky & that was something I didnt expect.

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LovelySkin Customer

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March 26, 2020

Lightens dark spots

Daily use of this serum has lightened tiny clusters of black spots below my left eye. The black spots are now a shade of light brown. Amazing!

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March 11, 2020

Great Product!

I had thought about trying this for a long time-but wanted to wait until I used up some other products I already had for dark spots. I honestly do think this is making a difference. It seems to have lightened up a couple of spots that I have from sun damage. The true test will be if it keeps working when we have better weather here- as summer approaches. So far though- I’m very impressed!

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LovelySkin Customer

March 04, 2020


This has gratifying results and aids in the smoothing process without being harsh on my sensitive skin.

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LovelySkin Customer

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February 09, 2020

So far, So good

My dermatologist recommended this product to me. I've been using it for about 3 weeks and I haven't had any negative reaction to it. I use it after my vitamin C serum and before my moisturizer and sunscreen. It has a light consistency and absorbs quickly. It does seem to be lightening some minor brown spots on my face.

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January 27, 2020

It works!

I'm a fan of the SkinCeuticals product line. I use the Discoloration Defense morning/night and I use it with C E Ferulic in the morning and C + Aha at night and I also love the Resveratrol serum at night. It makes my face smoother and brighter and I use it with retinol as well.

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December 31, 2019

Great Product

I had been using retinols routinely but started to switch to glycolic discoloration as well and love the way my face feels and looks with less irritation. Highly recommend this product.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 29, 2019

high product efficacy

I used a bottle and find it's working so well. I bought another one for my sister too.

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December 26, 2019

It is a fantastic product

I can’t live without it

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December 07, 2019

Some improvement

I've been using this product for over a year. I've recently noticed a slight fading of dark patches.

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November 27, 2019

Mild Results

I have been using the SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense for about 2 months. I have seen a mild lightening of the dark areas on my cheeks. The product felt very tacky, which I do not like. I felt it sat on the surface of my skin and did not penetrate it. Possibly used too much resulting in sticky feel? I will not be purchasing another bottle of this product.

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November 18, 2019

Really Good!

I think this product is effective, especially if you are looking for an alternative to hydroquinone.

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November 15, 2019

Discoloration Defense

I’ve just started using this product. So far, I like it, and I’m sure I’ll love it the longer I use it, and it has more time to work. Love their products.

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LovelySkin Customer

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November 11, 2019

So far so good..

Just started using this product almost a month ago and have begun to see improvement! Will continue using within my regimen and hope this trend continues.

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