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.
- 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
How to Use:
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.
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.
3% Tranexamic Acid: minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and brown patches with continued use
1% Kojic Acid: boosts skin brightness
5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): has been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration
5% HEPES: activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation
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.