“The DMD is amazing, have really noticed a HUGE difference since I’ve been using this. Very happy.” Courtney L.
“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.
“Having tried pretty much everything in market, I feel so happy that I have finally found something that works!” Lisa B.
“Really reduces my acne, spots and brown marks. It works wonders!” Christa S.
“I’m surprised by how effective this product is. My scars have really faded a lot and really quick!!” Bheshta A.
“Amazing cream, it has done miracles to my acne marks!” Laura C.
“Definitely noticed a huge improvement in my dark spots and acne scaring. I’m impressed.” Celestine E.
“Has really improved my troubled spots. It’s light and makes my skin feel great.” Erin R.
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
Each 30ml bottle is designed to last up to 6 months depending on the number of brown marks you have. That’s $0.3 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.
If you have only a few post-acne brown marks, consider getting the smaller 15ml bottle:
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 and is the best in its class.
An anti-pigmenting agent, helps in reducing the appearance of post-acne brown marks, sun spots and age spots.
Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last up to 6 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 mark. 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.
@carliedaniel18 I have suffered with acne since i was 13, After years of medication, and spending absolutely £1000s on products that didn’t work i decided to try prescription oral medication, and it was the hardest 8 months of my life. I got all the side affects, and even though eventually it did clear my skin after being off it for just 3 months my skin got bad again especially hormonally!
I then came across clearly basics, although the reviews were good I was very reluctant as it wasn’t cheap and could be another dud that didn’t work! Eventually I gave in as I always do and it was the best decision ever! I can’t believe I hadn’t come across this sooner, my skin has cleared up so much. It’s made my skin soft and glowy as well, it genuinely is everything in a bottle!
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!
@thoughtsofhealing I’ve been using @clearlybasics for over 4 months but here’s a difference from June 3rd and August 2nd!
The ingredients in @clearlybasics Clear Out is AMAZING for hyperpigmentation.
A complete GAME CHANGER!
@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!
@beas.bareskin Clearly Basics have been with me for about a week and I’m so happy I’ve been using their product!!!!!
My fave between these 3 is the “Lighten up” one because it has definitely helped with the redness! The redness on my cheeks are slowly dimming down and the texture of my skin is so soft and smooth.
You may not be able to tell cuz pictures don’t do it justice but if you were to have felt my skin before I used their products compared to now you can definitely feel the difference !!!
@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.
Individual results may vary with all before/after images on this page