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Discoloration Defense Serum

High-potency serum targets visible skin discolouration for brighter, more even-looking skin
Discoloration Defense Serum is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 128.
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Discoloration Defense Serum is layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector serum clinically proven the ... Read full description

Discoloration Defense Serum

Discoloration Defense Serum

High-potency serum targets visible skin discolouration for brighter, more even-looking skin

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Discoloration Defense Serum is layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector serum clinically proven the reduce the appearance of key types of skin discolouration, including stubborn brown patches and post-blemish scars. Our latest generation formula improves the appearance of skin discolouration to reveal visibly brighter- looking skin.

SKIN TYPES: Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry

SKIN CONDITION: Discolouration

Key Ingredients

1.8% Tranexamic Acid

5% Niacinamide

5% Hepes

Composition

AQUA / WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, NIACINAMIDE, HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID, GLYCERIN, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TRANEXAMIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ALLANTOIN, CHLORPHENESIN, XANTHAN GUM, DISODIUM EDTA (D227872/1).

*Please be aware that ingredient lists for products in our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable for your personal use.

Discoloration Defense Serum

How is SkinCeuticals committed to becoming more sustainable?

SkinCeuticals is committed to looking for ways to improve the sustainability profile of our formulas and ingredient development by aiming to follow these principles:

  • Reduce our water footprint index
  • Source more renewable ingredients
  • Increase biodegradability (of rinse-off formulas)
  • Minimise our packaging through continuous optimisation and innovation and greater use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

Features a synergistic blend of anti-discolouration and exfoliating ingredients to improve the appearance of skin discoloration including hyperpigmentation, post-blemish scars and stubborn brown spots.

Ideal at-home complement to professional skin discolouration treatments, such as chemical peels or non-ablative laser; always consult with a physician for individual regimen recommendations

Discoloration Defense Serum

How to Use

  • Twice daily, apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense serum to the face and neck
  • If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and follow with a SkinCeuticals broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • Limit sun exposure while using this product

1. Cleanse & Tone

Cleanse and tone the skin. Pat dry.

We recommend
Gentle Cleanser

2. Prevent

Apply 4-5 drops of your anitoxidant seurm to a dry face, neck, and chest.

We recommend
Phloretin CF

3. Correct

Apply  3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense serum to the face and neck. Always follow with a sunscreen. 

We recommend
Discoloration Defense Serum & Advanced Brightening UV Defense

Clinical Results

Individual results at 12 weeks.

Before and after results

Protocol: 12-week, clinical study, 63 subjects. Discoloration Defense Serum was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. 

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from No significant results I haven’t got any amazing results from this product. I have been using it for a few months now but wouldn’t say that it helped me with discolouration. I think sometimes it even caused more breakouts on the areas where I applied it. I still want to give another chance to this product, as I have seen good reviews. Will have a break from it and will try using it again soon.
Date published: 2022-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic! I have been using it for a few months now and am impressed. My skin has never looked so radiant and even. I use this with CE ferulic after cleansing and to img my skin, and seems like it is really making a difference.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liquid gold for sensitive skin This is SO good. I've suffered from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) on my upper lip for 3.5 years, caused by prior years of clearly not using enough sunscreen, which was then worsened by a chemical peel that made it even darker! I've tried so many anti-pigment treatments (plus suncream of course) but most of them irritated my skin, therefore making the PIH worse. I've been using this product for 3 weeks & my skin is almost starting to look like how it was before the condition happened! I'm literally in awe! My only comment is that if I spend a day in the sun / near windows, I feel like my pigmentation gets slightly darker - but, I don't always have a chance to reapply my sunscreen as much as recommended. I'm going to add a vitamin c underneath & see if it helps protect my skin more. I'll post an update. Pros: Good for sensitive skin Alcohol-denat free Fragrance free Parfum free Amazing!!
Date published: 2022-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed result… Nice textured serum, but no significant result on my face. However, I decided to try it on the back of my hands, where I have more sun damage, here it definitely made a difference. In summary then, it obviously works, but dependent on amount and area of uv blemishes.
Date published: 2022-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best results I’ve ever seen! I’ve been using this serum every morning after cleanser and toning water for 2 months and I’ve noticed the discolorations on my cheeks (freckles and pigmentations) also the acne scars got lighter! The skin becomes smoother as well! Easy to absorb! Great texture. No sticky face after using the serum! Very light and easy to apply! Def recommend it!!
Date published: 2022-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very surprising! I really like this serum. I was very surprised at how light and gentle this was. I have definitely seen a difference in the clarity of my skin and would recommend to others.
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The jury's out I recently developed a brown mark just below my eyebrow and realised it's probably down to not putting my SPF, which I use religiously, on that area, it just never occurred to me. So I was very keen to see if the defense serum would help. I have been using it alongside CE Ferulic followed by mineral defense SPF in the morning and again in the evening. It applies really nicely and a little goes a very long way. I have now been using if for a few weeks and I think my skin appears a little brighter but so far there has been no improvement to the brown mark. I will keep using it and hope for improvement with longer time. I'm also now making sure to apply SPF to the eye area!
Date published: 2021-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bye bye discolouration This is my third bottle of this product - I started developing sun spots despite my religious application of sunscreen (ok maybe it’s because I don’t reapply as often as I should …) and the spots start fading after three to four weeks. Since then I keep using the discoloration defense mainly because it really brightens my complexion. 10/10.
Date published: 2021-11-09
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