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.
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
✔ 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
In a 12-week clinical study*, Discoloration Defense significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers:
*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.