Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum
A specialised blend of key ingredients promotes an even skin tone and fades the look of stubborn, diffuse discolourations and spots.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Anti-Ageing , Brown spots
- Ingredients: Bakuchiol , Niacinamide/Vitamin B3 View all
- Routine: Treatment
VariationsFull size 30 ml
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Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum
Key ingredients that make the difference
3% dica cimaxenart
Evens tone & dark spots
Visibily fades discolouration
Targets the causes of unwanted colour changes
What does it do?
Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum is a potent yet gentle formula to visibly reduce multiple discolourations including brown and grey patches and dark spots caused by sun damage.
The multi-tasking blend disrupts the causes of unwanted discolourations through different pathways in skin. With consistent use, the formula steadily fades spots and patches of discolouration, improves the appearance of skin's tone and discourages new discolourations from forming.
Fades brown spots
Evens out patchy skin tone
How to use
Limit initial use to three times per week; gradually increase frequency to up to once per day. Apply over face and neck, avoiding the eyelids and lips. For daytime, always finish with an SPF rated 30 or above and limit sun exposure as much as possible while using this product.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I’ve been using this product every morning as part of my routine (very Paula’s Choice heavy!). Good things - it doesn’t irritate my skin at all, it absorbs nicely and feels good on my skin and it contains ingredients that I’m definitely happy to have on my skin! I am also using it to replace retinol as I’m breastfeeding so I’m glad to add some anti ageing support to my skin. However I got it specifically to face long term red/ pink marks left from acne and after 3 months of use I’m not sure I’ve seen any improvements. One mark remains unchanged but to be fair to this serum it was a new mark and nothing is going to be a miracle worker! Overall my skin is doing well and I do 100% say it’s thanks to all of my PC products including the BHA exfoliate and vitamin c serum . I got another bottle on an offer so I’ll definitely use it (one bottle has lasted 3 months which is great) so I’ll be interested to see how my skin responds moving forward. I’d always recommend trying this product, especially as I’ve been pleased with how long it’s lasted for its price.
Customer Care: Hi Bythesea, thanks for taking the time to write this review! Our Clinical Discoloration Serum is a great option for addressing pigmentation and discoloration of all types. However, it does work cumulatively over time - this means it can take a while to see the full results. My advice is to stick with it - the results will come! Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever have any questions! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer CareThis product is the bomb! I have a huge brown spot under my armpit that I got due to a burn. It states here that you have to wait for 8-12 before seeing any results. However, I've been using this for around 2 weeks now and I can see my brown spot less visible! I definitely recommend this product if you are dark skin like me.
What are the key ingredients?
Natural ingredient with skin healing capacity. Stimulates the effect of retinol.
Very effective skin-restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness.
Aqua, Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), dicA cimaxenarT (skin-conditioning/brightening), C13-15 Alkane (solvent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient solvent), Ethyl Macadamiate (skin-softening), Behenyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Silybum Marianum Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lactobacillus/Coconut Fruit Juice Ferment Filtrate (skin-replenishing/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Bakuchiol (skin-restoring/antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing antioxidant plant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (skin-replenishing/antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Malic Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).
Does the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum replace the other products I use for dark marks and patches?
Not necessarily. In fact, most will find that it complements their current routine because it can easily be used with ingredients such as retinol, niacinamide, vitamin C and azelaic acid (to name a few). Adding it to your current routine can help take your skin-evening routine to the next level and help maximise results. Tackling discolourations takes a comprehensive approach, so gentle cleansing, exfoliation, daily sunscreen and nighttime moisturisers are also key.
Will the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum target different types of discolourations faster? For example, post-breakout marks vs. melasma?
The quickest results may be seen when this discolouration serum is used on red or pink post-blemish marks. The longest on grey, brown or dark brown/black marks (these can be particularly stubborn). As with all skincare, results will vary. No matter the cause of the discolouration, 8-12 weeks of daily use is the general timeframe needed to see results. Remember that ongoing use is needed to maintain results.
Is there any form of discolouration that the Clinical Discolouration Repair Serum does not target?
The Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum will not address hypopigmentation (loss of pigment). Lack of pigment can be caused by a variety of things, and it can be very tricky to get rid of. Those concerned with this condition should be properly diagnosed by a dermatologist or physician and treated accordingly. For topically resistant discolourations, in-office procedures may be required which can be discussed with your dermatologist or physician as well.
Who is the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum best for?
This discolouration correcting serum is perfect for anyone who wants to restore their skin's natural tone and evenness. It's particularly good for those who've tried traditional discolouration-fading ingredients but found they did not deliver visible results.
Will the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum make my other serums/moisturisers/makeup pill when I apply them on top?
No. This discolouration serum is lightweight and melts into skin. It plays nicely with other products and ingredients making it easy to layer.
If I discontinue use of the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum will the dark patches come back?
Most likely, yes. Although ongoing use is advised to maintain results, some may find that daily application of sunscreen and a commitment to avoiding the sun as much as possible will prevent the return of dark spots. However, if you're dealing with more stubborn concerns like melasma, ceasing the use of any discolouration-reducing treatment or even skin tone skincare product will almost certainly lead to a relapse, which is why ongoing use is especially important in this case.
Can I use the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum if I don't have dark patches?
Absolutely! While this product was formulated for those who are struggling with stubborn dark marks or patches, this discolouration and even skin tone serum can also be used by those with an uneven skin tone. Using discolouration and uneven skin tone targeting skincare such as the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum early on will help protect skin and prevent dark patches from forming in the first place. For many, discolourations are already present underneath the skin and begin to surface later on in life or when skin is repeatedly exposed to environmental factors.
Will the Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum make my skin more sun-sensitive?
No. However, we recommend limiting sun exposure because when your primary goal is to minimise discolourations, it’s important to be sun-smart. Avoid the sun as much as possible, apply sunscreen daily and consider hats, sunglasses, and beach umbrellas which can all prove helpful, whether you are using a discolouration and uneven skin tone serum or not.
Protects skin from the sun and improves skin tone.
Weightless lotion texture protects skin from the sun and leaves a soft matte finish.
This powerful exfoliant reveals more radiant, younger-looking skin after one use.
A powerful treatment with 1% retinol that firms skin, fades brown spots and smooths wrinkles.
Rich eye cream with 0.01% retinol, visibly reduces fine lines and restores radiance to the eye area.
Our most advanced night cream with 5 ceramides, vitamin C and 0.1% retinol to tackle signs of ageing.
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