“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 $0.5 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.
@myfriendacne At first I thought that my skin was THE thing that changed the most. It clearly is seeing from the surface. And here must say a huuuuge thank you to @clearlybasics for supporting me and give me the opportunity to take care of my skin.
After I looked at my pictures from last year I was shocked how my attitude has changed towards myself. I love myself more. I accept my skin, my body and my inner self so much more than a year before where I had the feeling to be perfect to my own imaginations and for other people.
Michaela Holzhuter I’ve struggled with adult acne for years. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars trying to grab at the next promise for clear skin. Clearly Basics is the first brand that actually worked for me! It’s simple (it actually decreased the time I was spending caring for my skin), it’s scale-able (buy one product or by seven!), and it works. I couldn’t be happier with this product and the continuous progress it has provided!
@aishx I have been using this product for the last 3 months and I swear by it!
My nasty pimps went away within days, my blemish marks were lightened and the size of my pores decreased drastically! In fact I feel that my skin brightened up a lot and my makeup looked smoother too!
@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.
@roxyrogan I have struggled with hormonal acne for over 1 year and had tried every face cream, scrub & peel you could find! When I started with Clearly Basics my skin started to clear within using the first bottle of ‘Clear Out’!
My skin is now on the road to recovery and I still use Clearly Basics ‘Clear Out, Protective Moisturizer and Lighten Up’ products every day! Highly recommend Clearly Basics to anyone who’s suffering from stubborn acne! 💛
@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!
Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page