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SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

A daily dark spot corrector which targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even looking skin. 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.
  • Skin Type
  • For All Skin Types

  • Skincare Concerns
  • Discoloration. Uneven Skin Tone. Melasma, Post Acne Marks

  • Ingredients
  • 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-solublevitamin 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.

    The mission of SkinCeuticals is to improve skin health.
    Dedicated to this purpose, we make one simple promise
    - provide advanced skincare backed by science.

    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)
  • What Makes It Unique

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


    Discoloration Defense has clinically demonstrated improvementat 12 weeks: 81 % average improvement in the appearance of post-blemish marks, 59% average improvement in the appearanceof discoloration, 60% average reduction in the appearance of reoccuring discoloration

    How to use


    In the morning after cleansing and toning: Apply 3-5 drops of Discoloration Defense onto the palm of your hand, rubbing hands together.


    Gently press fingertips to your face, neck and chest to evenly distribute serum.


    Massage into skin in small, circular motions. Follow with SPF.