Dark Mark Defense15ml

for brown post-acne marks


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When red acne marks turn into stubborn brown marks, they can stay on the skin for up to two years. Dark Mark Defense steps in to fight off dark spots and fade post-acne hyperpigmentation up to 4x faster so you can experience improved complexion in months.


  • Fades the appearance of brown post-acne marks as well as sun spots, age spots, and melasma
  • Formulated with three pigment-fighting active ingredients – 4nBR, tranexamic acid, and vitamin E
  • Reduces the chance of collecting even more stubborn pigmentation
  • Expect less noticeable dark marks after three months of use and even greater results after six months
  • PETA-Certified Vegan
  • PETA-Certified Cruelty-Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Fragrance-, Colorant-, Paraben-, Lanolin-Free

- BHESHTA I a m s u r p r i s e d b y h o w e f f e c t i v e t h i s p r o d u c t i s .

Leaving So Soon?

While brown post-acne marks and sun spots can sometimes seem like they’ll stay for good, Dark Mark Defense comes in to stir up a little trouble. The formulation has been tested and perfected to fade the look of these stubborn marks up to 4x faster than normal. Get ready to kick them out ’cause your skin is no home for them.

Stronger as a Team

Dark Mark Defense uses not one, not two, but three active ingredients working together to effectively fade the appearance of dark marks. This is a unique pigment-fighting formulation that is the best in its class.


@fi_ding I just wanted to post my progress, firstly to thank Clearly for giving me my confidence back! I have suffered on and off with my skin for years, the contraceptive pill kept it under control for a long time but since stopping any hormonal contraception my skins been up and down like a yo-yo! I really didn’t want to go down the route of prescription oral medication, personal choice, so when I read about Clearly Basics (after ALOT of research) I decided to give it a go. Even after a few weeks I could tell a difference, and after a few months, the difference is huge! My skin was angry, painful and inflamed. Its now way way calmer, with only a couple of spots popping up around that time of the month. And I’m overjoyed with that! I next plan on tackling the red marks left behind so I can feel even more confident make up free. It does take time, but be patient, and consistent, and it will work! No foaming face washes seem to have helped for me too. Thanks again clearly 🤗😀

@startingtolovemyself ✨Not a pimple in sight!!!✨

It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using @clearlybasics Clear Out, Lighten Up and the Protective Moisturizer (the Complete Trio) and my skin has improved so much and I definitely think it’s from the Clear Out formula most of all!

It really is a miracle in a bottle! I’m excited to see how my skin changes even more in the next few weeks and months using them!

@celesterobinson This company is honestly incredible! I have been struggling with really painful hormonal cystic acne for years. I was prescribed oral medication, but decided against taking it because of all the side effects. So I did some research and found Clearly Basics! I have been using the Power Duo for 3 months and the progress my skin has made has been amazing! It has cleared my skin without causing any irritation or sensitivity. I am finally at the stage where I can leave the house without makeup! My skin is clear!! The customer service is also very personal and efficient. I don’t have enough wonderful things to say about these products, they literally saved my skin.

Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page

How To Use

1. Cleanse
Daily and/or Nightly
2. Spot Treatment
Daily and/or Nightly
3. Clears Pores
4. Moisturize
Daily and/or Nightly


How do I apply Dark Mark Defense (DMD)?

This is a gentle formula that is designed to be used 2x per day, in the morning and evening. Apply as a spot treatment immediately on a freshly washed face in the same skincare step as Lighten Up. DMD is applied on brown marks whereas Lighten Up is applied on red marks so there should be little overlap. Apply Clear Out or other lotions and cosmetics after applying DMD. If you’re using a toner, DMD is applied immediately after applying your toner.

Can I use DMD together with my moisturizer or other products?

Yes, DMD can pair alongside other skincare products. It should be applied after washing your face and applying toner, but before you apply any other lotions or creams. It is a formulation that should be left on your skin all day or night.

Can I use DMD as a spot treatment on an active lesion?

DMD is not designed to work on an active lesion. Only apply on marks after the redness has subsided and the pimple has flattened.

For active lesions, please use our spot treatment gel – Stop Spot (if you are in the US) or Calm Down (if you are outside the US). While the names are different, the formulation for the two is exactly the same.

How long does it take to see noticeable results?

Post-acne brown marks can take up to two years to fade away but DMD can accelerate this process to six months. Brown scars take a much longer time to fade compared to red scars because melanin is embedded in a deeper layer of the skin. Using Clear Out will help accelerate the effects of DMD.

Can I use DMD on my back and body?

Yes, you can use DMD on your back and body. It should only be used for brown post-acne marks. For red post-acne marks, please use Lighten Up.

Is DMD safe to use while pregnant or nursing?

Yes, DMD is safe to use while pregnant or nursing.

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    Laura C. (verified owner)

    Amazing cream, it has done miracles to my acne scars!

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    Naomi A. (verified owner)

    I have seen results within weeks!

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    Bheshta Amiri (verified owner)

    Help fade my old scars

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    Courtney (verified owner)

    This bottle of cream is amazing, have really noticed a HUGE difference since ive been using this. Very happy.

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