Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination, Sensitive
Skin Condition: Discoloration, Uneven skin tone, Melasma, Post acne marks
Discoloration Defense is a layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector clinically proven to reduce the appearance of key types of skin discoloration, stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks, featuring a synergistic blend of anti-discoloration ingredients: 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES.
WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR
- Improves skin brightness
- Reduces the appearance of discoloration
- Evens overall skin tone
- Minimizes the recurrence of discoloration (with continued use)
DID YOU KNOW?
- Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, 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
Discoloration Defense has clinically demonstrated improvement at 12 weeks:
- 81% average improvement in the appearance of post-blemish marks
- 59% average improvement in the appearance of discoloration
- 60% average reduction in the appearance of reoccuring discoloration
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.
How to Use
Twice daily, apply 3-5 drops of this skin discoloration serum to the face. If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and follow with a SkinCeuticals broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen.
Limit sun exposure while using this product.
Do not use on irritated or broken skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Complete your regimen with a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreens provide more comprehensive protection against visible aging caused by environmental aggressors.
3% Tranexamic Acid: This synthetically-derived ingredient minimizes the reoccurrence of skin discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use.
1% Kojic Acid: Naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve skin brightness.
5% Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3, this water-soluble vitamin is found naturally in yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, beans, and cereal grains. It has been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discoloration.
5% HEPES: This synthetically-derived acid activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation.