The Dark Spot Intercept Duo
of users thought their skin tone was more even.**
of users said their skin looked and felt healthier.**
of users said their spots were less noticeable, and blended better with their skin overall.**
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Dark Spot Peel
with 13.6% TCA
Lift away the appearance of individual dark spots at home, transforming the look of discolorations into visibly more unified, even-toned skin.SHOP NOW
DAILY DARK SPOT INTERCEPT
with Subtopical Brightening Technology™
Reveal lasting clarity, brightness, and visibly more even skin tone by intercepting hyperpigmentation before it even begins—halting it at the root.SHOP NOW
Includes full sizes of:
- Dark Spot Peel, 2ml
- Daily Dark Spot Intercept, 30ml
Plus an Accessory Kit with:
- Alcohol wipes
- Cotton swabs
- Mirror tray
- Ourself headband
Now you can experience the spot-erasing power of Trichloroacetic Acid, a favorite among dermatologists, from the comfort and convenience of your home.
With precision accuracy, it targets specific spots to give you total control. A single use works over the course of 7-10 days to erase the visible intensity of each dark spot.
Dark Spot Peel
with 13.6% TCA
This highly potent, highly concentrated peel lifts away the appearance of individual dark spots to reveal visibly more unified, even-toned skin. With precision accuracy, it targets specific spots to give you total control.
Daily Dark Spot Intercept
with Subtopical Brightening Technology™
Reveals renewed skin clarity and brightness by intercepting the development of hyperpigmentation before it even begins. Brightening Intides™ improve radiance for a more even-toned complexion, providing cumulative results as you use it.
13.6% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): TCA chemical peels are used to improve evening of skin tone. Dark Spot Peel was designed as a superficial chemical peel to reduce the chances of PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or scarring, two complications commonly associated with stronger TCA peels.
Brightening Intides™: Our patent-pending Intelligent Peptides intercept the overproduction of new melanin—which, when unchecked, can result in the appearance of dark spots weeks or even years later. The Brightening Intides™ effectively reduce the look of uneven hyperpigmentation.See full ingredients →INGREDIENTSDark Spot Peel: Alcohol Denat., Trichloroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Water/Aqua/Eau, Phytic Acid, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate
- Addresses individual spots and discolorations, including stubborn hyperpigmented spots
- Helps improve the look of existing discoloration and prevent the appearance of new spots and hyperpigmentation
- Reveals brighter, more even toned looking skin with continued use
- Firms and hydrates skin, and strengthens its moisture barrier
After using Dark Spot Peel as part of the complete Ourself Dark Spot Treatment regimen, you'll see impressive results in just 5 weeks*:
- 100% of users thought their skin tone was more even.**
- 100% of users said their skin looked and felt healthier.**
- 86% of users said their spots were less noticeable, and blended better with their skin overall.**
*Complete Dark Spot Treatment regimen as tested includes Daily Dark Spot Intercept, Daily Renewal Creme, Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, and an application of Dark Spot Peel at the start of week 3, all used as directed.
**In a consumer perception study with 15 participants.
Because Dark Spot Peel includes highly potent ingredients, we strongly recommend that you follow all application steps, including pre- and post-peel, as provided below. This will help ensure maximum results and skin comfort.
PREP: How to Prepare for Your Dark Spot Peel
At least 2 weeks prior to your Dark Spot Peel treatment, stop using skincare products with retinoid/retinol and AHAs/BHAs.
For 2 weeks prior to your Dark Spot Peel treatment, every morning, apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept followed by Daily Renewal Cream, plus Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. At night, repeat the application of Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream. When outdoors, reapply Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 every 2-3 hours.
These steps prime the skin, creating the ideal condition to apply Dark Spot Peel and ensuring the best post-peel results.
PEEL: What to Do on Treatment Day
Use the provided Accessory Kit which contains a headband, alcohol wipe, gloves, and cotton swab to properly prep skin and ensure safe product handling and application.
Step 1: Put on headband to keep hair completely off face. Cleanse skin using cleansers that do not contain acids. Put on gloves and sweep pre-peel alcohol wipe over targeted spot(s).
Step 2: Once the skin is clean and dry, open the peel vial by pushing up on the thin plastic cap, positioning your thumb at the base of the arrows. This will break the foil safety seal in the center. Continue pulling in the direction of the arrows and twist to remove the rest of the foil seal. Carefully remove the inner stopper. Dip the cotton swab into the solution until it is saturated. Before applying the Dark Spot Peel solution to the skin, make sure the cotton swab is not dripping.
Step 3: Apply one layer of Dark Spot Peel solution to the selected spot(s), using the cotton swab. Moderate tingling/burning sensation may occur. Wait 3-5 minutes or until tingling/burning subsides, then re-apply a second layer of Dark Spot Peel solution following instructions described in step # 2.
Step 4: Repeat for a maximum of: three (3) layers if you are an inexperienced peel user; or, five (5) layers if you are an experienced peel user. This Peel is self-neutralizing. Do not rinse off until the next time you plan to wash your face. If you develop skin frosting, stop application (Dark Spot Peel is a TCA peel and therefore may cause skin to turn white, known as skin frosting, which is what happens when the surface of your skin is exfoliated away by the acidic solution.). For first time users stop at light to moderate frosting (see pictures). Once you know how your skin reacts to Dark Spot Peel, a deeper layer of frosting can be accomplished.
Step 5: Once you have applied the final layer and waited 3-5 minutes, apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept and follow with Daily Renewal Cream as needed to keep the treated area well moisturized. Be sure to follow with Mineral Sunscreen prior to any sun exposure.
For disposal of leftover formula: turn the water faucet on and pour down the drain while water is running.
POST: How to Care For Skin After Your Peel
Starting the evening immediately following the Dark Spot Peel treatment, apply both Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream to the entire face, making sure to cover the treated spot areas. Continue applying both products daily, AM and PM, as skin heals.
It’s very important to use Mineral Sunscreen in the daytime to protect skin and encourage results. Avoid sun exposure.
Keeping the treated area moisturized is essential. Apply Daily Renewal Cream as needed to minimize dryness and redness. If the treated area feels itchy, dry or tense, reapply moisturizer—do not scratch.
Once skin is fully healed, roughly 3-4 weeks after performing the Peel, and there is no peeling or signs of irritation present, you can start to add retinoids and acids back into your routine. We suggest you add one product at a time, and give it a few days before adding the next one.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Approximately 48-72 hours post-treatment, you may see visible darkening of the treated area. This is expected. Flaking, and/or peeling of the treated area may also occur. Do not physically or chemically exfoliate the treated area. For best results, it is important to allow flaking skin to come off on its own within 1-2 days. See results—clear, renewed skin—within 7-10 days.
POWER PAIRING: USING BRIGHTENING PEEL WITH DARK SPOT PEEL
Layering the two Ourself peels is safe and effective—and highly recommended! First apply Brightening Peel all over, then follow with Dark Spot Peel on individual dark spots. Keep in mind:
- Finish applying five to seven layers of Brightening Peel before moving to Dark Spot Peel
- If your skin is frosted with a white layer after using Brightening Peel, stop there and don't continue with Dark Spot Peel
- If you see frosting while using Dark Spot Peel, stop and don't apply any more layers
- Warning: Discontinue use if you experience irritation or burning
- Be sure to read the complete directions for both peels
- Remember to wait at least 2 weeks, and preferably 4 weeks, after getting another strong treatment. This applies to the Ourself peels, too! Let your skin fully recover
- If you are new to using peels, we suggest trying one or the other on its own first to see how your skin responds
CAUTION: For external use only. May cause skin and eye irritation. If contact with the eyes occurs, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. If skin irritation occurs and persists, consult a physician. If swallowed, call the Poison Control center in your area. Keep out of the reach of children. Take proper precautions when opening.
Do not use this if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or nursing, you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or if you are experiencing any skin conditions or have broken, compromised, or irritated skin. Do not apply in hypopigmented areas. Use as directed. Discontinue retinoids and acids at least two weeks before performing this chemical peel. If you have a preexisting health or skin condition, consult with a physician before use.
SUNBURN ALERT: This product contains alpha/beta/poly hydroxy acids (AHA/BHA/PHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
WARNING: This product can expose you to trichloroacetic acid, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Daily Dark Spot Intercept:
Do not use this if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or nursing, you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see product carton), are experiencing an active flare up of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or lupus, or experience chronic skin inflammation, such as psoriasis or rosacea. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Use only as directed.
visible results over time
"Finally, a solution for hyperpigmentation! Consider this at-home dark spot peel a targeted pigment eraser for your skin’s most stubborn blemishes. Use alone or in conjunction with the Brightening Peel. "Dr. Diane Orlinsky | MD, FAAD, Dermatologist and Ourself Medical Advisor
"I love doing regular at-home peels as a means of weekly exfoliation, but the ones from Ourself are an incredible option for targeted treatments. Ourself really delivers on its promise to be a DIY substitute for professional cosmetic treatments. These are the kinds of results I would pay good money for at a clinic."Adam Hurley | RobbReport
Controllable results, backed by clinical trials.
How to use
How to Prepare
For 2 weeks prior to your treatment, apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept followed by Daily Renewal Cream and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 (AM). At night, repeat the application of Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream. When outdoors, reapply Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 every 2-3 hours.
You should not use Dark Spot Peel for at least 2 weeks, and preferably 4 weeks, after using a strong peel or facial treatment containing AHAS/BHAS or retinoid/retinol, including at-home and in-office procedures, to allow your skin to fully recover.
Put on headband to keep hair completely off face. Cleanse skin using cleansers that do not contain acids and remind yourself which spots you are targeting. Put on gloves and sweep pre-peel alcohol wipe over targeted spot(s).
Once the skin is clean and dry, open the Dark Spot Peel vial and dip the cotton swab into the solution until it is saturated. Before applying the Dark Spot peel solution to the skin make sure the cotton swab is not dripping.
Apply one layer of Dark Spot Peel solution to the selected spot(s), using the cotton swab. Moderate tingling/burning sensation may occur. Wait 3-5 minutes or until tingling/burning subsides, then re-applying a second layer of Dark Spot Peel solution following instructions described in step # 2.
Repeat for a maximum of: three layers if you are an inexperienced peel user; or, five layers if you are an experienced peel user. This peel is self-neutralizing. Do not rinse off until the next time you plan to wash your face. If you develop skin frosting stop dark spot peel application. Dark Spot peel is a TCA peel and therefore may trigger skin frosting. For first time users stop at light to moderate frosting. Once you know how your skin reacts to DSP a deeper layer of frosting can be accomplished.
Once you have applied the final layer and waited 3-5 minutes, apply Dark Spot Intercept and follow with Daily Renewal Cream as needed to keep the treated area well moisturized. Be sure to follow with Mineral Sunscreen prior to any sun exposure.