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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

UPC:
3606000481244
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30 ml / 1.0 fl oz
$98.00
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Daily dark spot corrector targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin

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.

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
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.

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

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.