Get brighter skin and fight discolouration with our new fave from SkinCeuticals.
We’ve added yet another SkinCeuticals secret weapon to the Project Skin MD lineup of medical grade skincare, and this time it’s the daily dark spot corrector we’ve all been waiting for. SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense improves the appearance of skin discolouration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as little as 2 weeks.
Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, and hydroquinone-free, Discoloration Defense features potent anti-discolouration ingredients that are proven to reduce the appearance of skin discolouration like no other product before.
What does it treat?
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense treats key types of skin discolouration. Everyday elements like UV exposure, prescription drugs, and some professional treatments can trigger the production of melanin in the skin, which rises to the surface and can manifest as hard-to-treat post-acne marks and brown patches on the cheekbones, forehead, and upper lip.
With continued use, Discoloration Defense reduces this discolouration, improves brightness, and minimizes the recurrence of discolouration. In a 12-week clinical study, the product saw a 59% average reduction in the appearance of discolouration, a 60% average reduction in the appearance of stubborn brown patches, and an 81% average reduction in the appearance of post-acne marks. We’d say it passed with flying colours!
How does it work?
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense reduces and corrects the appearance of key types of discolouration with the help of an optimized blend of proven anti-discolouration ingredients including:
- 3% Tranexamic Acid: a synthetically-derived ingredient that minimizes the recurrence of skin discolouration and stubborn brown patches with continued use.
- 1% Kojic Acid: an ingredient naturally produced by certain fungi that helps improve skin brightness.
- 5% Niacinaminde: a water-soluble vitamin (also known as vitamin B3) found naturally in yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, beans, and cereal grains, shown to help reduce the appearance of skin discolouration.
- 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.
How do I use it?
We recommend applying 3-5 drops of this skin discolouration serum to the face twice daily. In the morning, apply after your vitamin C serum, but before a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen. We also recommend limiting your sun exposure while using this product.
SkinCeuticals Discolouration Defense is also an ideal at-home complement to professional skin discolouration treatments like clinical peels (starting at just $165), PicoWay®, IPL Photorejuvenation, Clear + Brilliant®, or Fraxel®.
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is now available at Project Skin MD Vancouver and Richmond for $125.