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.


@xx.tonilumsden This is me 5 weeks into my skincare journey with @clearlybasics.

5 weeks ago, 5 months ago, and even 5 years ago, I had lost all hope for my skin and appearance. Now I have regained that hope and positivity because I know that I am using amazing skincare products by @clearlybasics that actually do work without being harsh on my skin.

Just because you feel like nothing is working doesn’t mean you should give up on hope.

@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.

@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

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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    Bheshta Amiri (verified owner)

    Help fade my old scars

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    Deborah (verified owner)


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    Laura C. (verified owner)

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

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    Céline (verified owner)

    totally worth the price

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    Naomi A. (verified owner)

    I have seen results within weeks!

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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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