SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is a daily dark spot corrector for face that targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin. This Skin Discoloration Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of visible skin discoloration, including hard-to-treat forms such as stubborn brown patches and post-inflammatory discoloration and post acne marks.
Discoloration Defense is formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation 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 the latest-generation dark spot corrector, using a combination of potent and proven anti-discoloration ingredients—including new tranexamic acid—to address key types of skin discoloration.
In a 12-week clinical study, Discoloration Defense significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers:
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I have a variety of dark pigments, freckles, melasma, and now recently dermtosis papulose nigra (DPN). SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense was recommended by my dermatologist, and it's helped fade the melasma but not DPN. I continue to use and alternate with two other products, also recommended by my dermatologist.
I really like this product. I have dealt with stubborn brown spots for awhile now, and this lightened them very quickly. I will continue to use this because it is nice to finally find something that works like it says it will.
My derm recommended this product, and I use it in conjunction with the Obagi system. I've seen my dark spots lighten using it. The serum feels thick and rich when I use it. Love it!
I’m on my third bottle and find that it is most effective at lightening new dark spots. I apply them right after getting extractions. I find that the sooner you apply the product, the better the chance you have at completely fading any acne related dark spots. The product hasn’t really done much to lighten age/brown spots or really old acne marks.
I received a sample a few months back. I thought I was noticing a difference, but based on amount of sample, I didn’t know for sure if it was working or me imagining it. Fast forward to Jan 26th, I’m having my routine monthly facial. My aesthetician put some salicylic acid on one area of my face aligning the right side of my nose to my laugh line. She did this with my permission. The was suppose to speed up the process to clear up discoloration. Well, let’s just say the discoloration didn’t go away because after my skin peeled I realized the acid burned my skin and left me with really bad brown mark. I felt so stupid and regretted ever doing that, but I was on a mission to get my skin back to normal in that area. I remembered this product and decided I need to get it to see if it will help with my problem. I can say without a doubt this product works. I’ve been using this twice a day since Feb 8th, and it has dramatically reduced the dark area on my face. I truly believe by the end of this month it will be gone. SkinCeuticals is the absolute best in my book!
This product was recommended for me to use by my physician at a laser center. I have sun damage, aging spots and melasma. I have had laser treatments to reduce my dark spots, which has helped maybe 70%. SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense, has taken the discoloration down noticeably from what the laser treatment has done, to where I don't necessarily have to wear heavy cover makeup anymore! It's been a good product to help reduce my dark spots, and I can't wait to see what it will continue to do since I'm only halfway through the first bottle.
I have been using this product for some time, at least two bottles. It takes time, you have to use it regularly for quite some time, but it really helps with dark spots. The skin just becomes brighter and brighter as you keep using it.
I have been using this product for almost 4 weeks. Only using once a day rather than the recommended twice daily. I have noticed some definite lightening of my dark spots that have appeared from previous sun damage. I also like the way this product makes my skin feel. I have dry and maturing skin. Will continue to use and will very likely reorder after I have completed this bottle.
I’ve used many products over the years to reduce my dark sun spots. I’m very prone to sun spots, and even with diligent sunscreen usage and laser treatments, I still get them on my face. This product has been the best for reducing their appearance and making my whole face a bit brighter. Love it!
Not only is my skin brighter looking, but a week of using it seemed to clear up some blackheads I had on my forehead. Not sure why as it's not an acne medication, but I really love it.
I got a nasal infection 10 years ago, and it left me with a hyperpigmented scar in the middle of my nose between my nostrils. This product is really helping to fade the hyperpigmentation, it is the most effective product I've used to do that. I'm really glad I've found this product.
In just a few days there is already a noticeable difference - dark spots are smaller and lighter.
This serum really works wonders paired with the other SkinCeuticals products in my regimen. I'm thrilled with the results so far, and I'm sure I'll be reordering in the future!
This is first time I tried this product. I’ve been using it for 3 months and can see a cleaner, brighter complexion. It glides onto your skin with no pulling/tugging. I’ve been a SkinCeuticals customer for many years and would recommend this for anyone trying to even out their skin tone.
A product everyone should have. Especially living in a state where the sun is shining 320 days a year. Smooth skin and discoloration of skin nearly gone. Will buy it again and again. By the way, every SkinCeuticals product I am using is great. Pricey, but lasts a long time. Thanks, SkinCeuticals!
This is my first time using a non-hydroquinone product and so far, so good with this one. I've been using it about 3 weeks and already notice some lightening of my sun spots and overall brightening.
I have enjoyed using this product. It makes my skin brighter and has begun fading the brown spots from this summer. My skin looks all over clearer.
I have been using this for about 3 weeks and love this stuff.
I have used various products to lighten spots and even skin-tone, from various companies. Sadly, this serum, from a great company, doesn't measure up at all. I use their vitamin C serum and love it. I have followed the instructions on use of both products exactly. This product doesn''t absorb, leaves sticky patches all over my face, and after six weeks of use, has done nothing it promised to do.
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