“Has really improved my troubled spots. It’s light and makes my skin feel great.” Erin R.
“Definitely noticed a huge improvement in my dark spots and acne scaring. I’m impressed.” Celestine E.
“Amazing cream, it has done miracles to my acne marks!” Laura C.
“I’m surprised by how effective this product is. My scars have really faded a lot and really quick!!” Bheshta A.
“Really reduces my acnes, spots and brown marks. It works wonders!” Christa S.
“Having tried pretty much everything in market, I feel so happy that I have finally found something that works!” Lisa B.
“DMD is definitely working to get rid of my melasma above my top lip – I can still see it, albeit a lot less!” Fiona W.
“The DMD is amazing, have really noticed a HUGE difference since I’ve been using this. Very happy.” Courtney L.
Dark Mark Defense is our answer for brown acne marks, sun spots, age spots and melasma. Three active ingredients are combined into this powerful gel.
- Fades the appearance of post-acne brown marks
- Reduces the chance of collecting stubborn brown pigmentation
- Fosters healing
You should see a noticeable reduction in the appearance of brown marks after three months of use and a significant reduction after six months of use.
Dark Mark Defense, 15ml
Each 15ml bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of brown marks you have. That’s S$0.7 per day for 3 active ingredients.
Dark Mark Defense will fade the appearance of brown marks much faster when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Duo set and save 8%.
What to Expect With the Dark Mark Defense
Mim @mimandskin discusses how the Dark Mark Defense removed her stubborn brown acne marks, evened out her skin tone, brightened her skin complexion and how long it took to see results.
Fading Brown Acne Marks
Deanna @deannaskin discusses how the Dark Mark Defense helped to banish her spots, post-acne marks and blemishes. She has been using Dark Mark Defense alongside the Lighten Up and Clear Out.
Why is Dark Mark Defense different?
There are very few formulations on the market designed to fade the appearance of post-acne brown marks and even fewer formulations that are effective. DMD’s formulation is one that you can’t find anywhere else on the market.
An anti-pigmenting agent, helps in reducing the appearance of post-acne brown marks, sun spots and age spots.
Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 3 months depending on the number of post-acne brown marks present.
aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate crosspolymer, TXA, propylene glycol, 4nBR, tocopherol, glycerin, hydrogenated polydecene, trideceth-6, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, PVM/MA copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium metabisulfite
Breakouts come and go but the brown post-acne mark can linger for up to two years. Dark Mark Defense (DMD) is our anti-brown formulation designed to fade the appearance of brown marks four time faster than normal.
What it is formulated without:
Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, lanolin-free. PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. This non-comedogenic formulation is freshly made in Singapore and packed in airless bottles so there are minimal preservatives.
What makes Clearly Basics different?
We’ve taken products that are often EXCLUSIVELY sold in a dermatologist’s office at 3x the price and made it available for everyday consumers. We use USP certified medical grade ingredients when potency matters, but less expensive cosmetic grade ingredients when purity is not a concern.
The most frequent comment we get in our reviews is that users have tried everything and nothing has come close to the results they have seen with our formulations.
DMD is used both morning and evening as the first formulation after you have washed/used toner. It is a leave-in spot application formula that works throughout the day/night to fade those pesky brown marks. If you are using the Lighten Up alongside the DMD, they should be applied on different spots depending on the color of the scar. When used with the rest of our product line, here is the order of application:
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Lighten Up and/or DMD (spot treatment)
- Moisturizer/Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Lighten Up and/or DMD (spot treatment)
- Clear Out (can only be applied at night)
- Moisturizer/Hydrator or other products you normally use
If there are products on this list that you normally do not use, please skip that step.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply the Dark Mark Defense (DMD)?
Can I use the DMD together with my moisturizer or other products?
Can I use the DMD as a spot treatment on an active lesion
How long does it take to see noticeable results
Can I use the DMD on my back and body
Is this product safe to use while pregnant or nursing
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See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@itsangels_makeup I’ve started using The Power Duo + Protective moisturizer nearly 6 months ago after many positives reviews that I’ve read.
The first thing that I’ve experience has been the “purge” coming with clear out and it can last a loooong time. So this review is for people like me who experienced the purge for more that a month or two: keep going.
Because when I was about to quit I’ve seen a huuuuge difference with my skin. My skin is so much smoother than it was before Clearly Basics. So keep going, use Clearly Basics and stay positive!
@megandownes Amazing!! Never have I found a brand that is so gentle on my skin but works wonders. The lighten up is the best thing for redness, the difference in just one day on my pictures below. Can’t recommend enough, especially for hormonal acne. Thank you Clearly!
@megdaviesx I’ve suffered with acne since I was 12 years old. Now at 25 I just accepted that I’d always have acne prone skin. When I came across Clearly, I had pretty much run out of hope, thinking ‘well why the hell not give it a go!’.
Only 2 months into my new routine, and I can’t believe this is my skin!! I am happy to go out of the house without makeup on but doing makeup isn’t a chore anymore either. My confidence has grown and I can’t believe I didn’t find Clearly sooner!
@amynuramira I have been struggling with acne for 10 years. This is by far the best product. I started out with brown pigmentation (acne marks) and a lot of tiny bumps of acne on my forehead, cheek and nose (kind of like sand paper). As soon as I started the Clear Out and Lighten Up, my acne bumps got smaller and smaller. My brown pigmentation began turning lighter (reddish pinkish).
Initially, when I started using it, I didn’t really get a ‘purge’ it was just a small amount of break outs which went away in a few weeks. Now my hormonal break outs are not as terrible as before, they still appear but barely noticeable. My skin is acne-free, pigmentation are still there but they’ve improved tremendously!
@beatlebarbs Hey guys! So I rarely write reviews, but I’m going make an exception, because it literally changed my life (what a cliche I know).
I’ve suffered from acne pretty much my whole life. I’m generally a happy and optimistic person, or at least I try to be, but acne made it impossible for me. It got to a point where I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without crying. I didn’t wanna go out or even meet my friends. My self confidence was nonexistent. I had severe anxieties and break downs. I sought the help of a GP and dermatologist but nothing worked. Antibiotics made it even worse.
Then I read about the Clear Out and the reviews were great. Still a bit skeptical, I decided to give it a shot and thank God I did. My skin improved drastically and even though I still get a pimple or two every now and then, I am overall very happy with the results.
@amysacnehealing Yes I know the lighting is different but look at the difference in the texture 😍. Yes I still have acne, that hasn’t gone away however…the fact that my texture has improved has increased my confidence so much. I really do believe this is all down to @clearlybasics I’ve been using their power duo for about 3 weeks and I’ve noticed such a difference in the size of my acne spots…my face doesn’t hurt as much nor is as itchy as it was.
I would definitely recommend giving them a whirl it’s the only products that I can honestly say has made any difference to my skin. The difference it has made in 3 weeks is fab!
Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page