Discoloration Defense

$137.00

High-potency serum to disrupt hyperpigmentation, including melasma, acne scarring, and sun damage.

Appropriate for all skin types.

30 ml / 1 fl oz.

$137.00

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

Discolouration Defense is a layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector clinically proven to reduce the appearance of key types of skin discolouration, including hard-to-treat forms such as stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks.

Formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation formula improves the appearance of skin discolouration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as early as 2 weeks.

Key Benefits of SkinCeuticals Discolouration Defense

  • Prevents new discolouration from forming
  • Refines surface texture
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Features a synergistic blend of anti-discolouration ingredients to reduce the appearance of skin discolouration, improve brightness, and minimize the reoccurrence of discolouration (with continued use)
  • 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches
  • Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, and hydroquinone-free
  • Deactivates inflammatory mediators and inhibits activation of melanocytes, working upstream on the hyperpigmentation pathway.

Key Ingredients

3% Tranexamic Acid

This synthetically-derived ingredient minimizes the reoccurrence of skin discolouration 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 discolouration.

5% Hepes

This synthetically-derived acid activates natural enzymes in the skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation.

Ingredients

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.

Directions AM/PM

Twice daily, apply 3-5 drops of this skin discolouration 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.

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.

Caution

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with the eyes. Store in a cool, dark place. Do not use on irritated or broken skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Note

The formula may darken with time but will remain effective.

Science

Everyday elements—including UV exposure, prescription drugs, and some professional treatments—can trigger the production of melanin in the skin’s lowest epidermal layers. This excess melanin rises to the surface of the skin, causing visible skin discolouration. Discolouration can manifest in a range of ways, including post-acne marks and stubborn brown patches on the cheekbones, forehead, and upper lip.

Discolouration Defense is the latest-generation dark spot corrector, using a combination of potent and proven anti-discolouration ingredients—including new tranexamic acid—to address key types of skin discolouration.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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JB (Salmon Arm, BC)
So far so good

I have only been using this a couple weeks. I do think I see a slight difference in my skin. Time will tell.

K
Kathy B. (Chatham, ON)

So far it is helping

E
Evelynn W. (Prince George, BC)
Discolouration Defense

Discolouration Defense has helped a lot with lightening up my malasma 😁 happy with the results I am getting from using this product!

You are on the right track in terms of lightening your Melasma Evelynn! keep it going :)

B
Beverly S. (Calgary, AB)
Good Product for Hyperpigmentation

I have a lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne and this product has done a great job of lightening those marks. It does take time and it may not be able to eliminate everything perfectly but the results are noticeable with regular use. I struggle with finding products that work for this problem but this one does work. I recommend trying this product if you have hyperpigmentation issues.

Thanks for sharing this great treatment for pigment - even acne scarring.

M
MELISSA L. (Surrey, BC)
A secret potion for flowing skin

I absolutely love this product!! Initially I purchased this to stop my skin from getting sun damage but what I found was that it makes my skin glow!! Love Love Love

Happy to hear... thanks for sharing.

Discoloration Defense

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
73%
(8)
18%
(2)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
JB (Salmon Arm, BC)
So far so good

I have only been using this a couple weeks. I do think I see a slight difference in my skin. Time will tell.

K
Kathy B. (Chatham, ON)

So far it is helping

E
Evelynn W. (Prince George, BC)
Discolouration Defense

Discolouration Defense has helped a lot with lightening up my malasma 😁 happy with the results I am getting from using this product!

You are on the right track in terms of lightening your Melasma Evelynn! keep it going :)

B
Beverly S. (Calgary, AB)
Good Product for Hyperpigmentation

I have a lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne and this product has done a great job of lightening those marks. It does take time and it may not be able to eliminate everything perfectly but the results are noticeable with regular use. I struggle with finding products that work for this problem but this one does work. I recommend trying this product if you have hyperpigmentation issues.

Thanks for sharing this great treatment for pigment - even acne scarring.

M
MELISSA L. (Surrey, BC)
A secret potion for flowing skin

I absolutely love this product!! Initially I purchased this to stop my skin from getting sun damage but what I found was that it makes my skin glow!! Love Love Love

Happy to hear... thanks for sharing.

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