Dark Spot Peel

with 13.6% TCA
Dark Spot Peel
with 13.6% TCA

Ships free • Easy 30-day returns • Cancel anytime • Complimentary sample on orders of $150+

Lift away the appearance of individual dark spots at home, transforming the look of discolorations into visibly more unified, even-toned skin.
2mL
Clinical Trial Results
Clinical Trial Results
86%

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.**

  • Product Details

    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.

    This skincare innovation is enhanced by the Ourself Everyday Regimen. With a peel this concentrated, it’s crucial to partner with our Daily Dark Spot Intercept, Daily Renewal Cream and Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 to protect the results and keep treated skin hydrated and comfortable.

    New to peels? This type of chemical treatment is proven effective—and may be more intense than you’re used to with your regular peel. Follow the directions carefully and stick with the process. The results you see will be worth it.

    How to choose: Brightening Peel, Dark Spot, or Both
    Brightening Peel addresses larger patches of uneven skin tone and texture, as well as general skin dullness and lack of clarity.

    Potent Dark Spot Peel targets specific individual spots, up to 6mm (a quarter inch) in diameter.

    For the most comprehensive results, use both together: Brightening Peel first and then Dark Spot Peel.

    Medium or deeper skintone? While some peels on the market have been problematic for more melanin-rich skin, we asked testers with medium to deep skin tones to try Ourself Dark Spot Peel and they saw a reduction in the appearance of their spots. Consider using fewer layers when applying (especially the first few times), and balancing that by doing a second peel treatment 4 weeks later. Slower and steadier will win you the more even-toned look you want. We suggest testing this product on the inside of arm before using.

  • Key Ingredients

    13.6% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): TCA chemical peels are used to improve even skin tone. Dark Spot Peel was designed as a superficial chemical peel to reduce the chances of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or scarring, two complications commonly associated with stronger TCA peels.

    Lactic Acid: Stimulates exfoliation and cell renewal safely and effectively.

    Salicylic Acid (SA): Compared to other acids used in skincare, salicylic acid provides a gentler exfoliation and is well tolerated by most skin types. SA helps fade dark spots and skin discolorations, and it is also commonly used to decrease blemishes, blackheads, sebum production, and clogged pores.

    Phytic Acid: A great booster for hyperpigmentation treatments, this antioxidant helps to slow inflammation linked to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

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    INGREDIENTS
    Alcohol Denat, Trichloroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Water/Aqua/Eau, Phytic Acid, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate
  • Key Benefits

    Dark Spot Peel: An Essential Part of Your Brightening Regimen

    • Addresses individual spots and discolorations, including stubborn hyperpigmented spots
    • Decreases visible uneven hyperpigmentation in targeted areas
    • Provides results in about 7-10 days
    • See longer lasting results when you pair it with our Daily Dark Spot Intercept
  • Clinical Proof

    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.

  • Usage

    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
  • Advisory

    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. 

WORKS BETTER TOGETHER
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The Dark Spot Intercept Duo

Dark Spot Peel + Daily Dark Spot Intercept
$380 $400
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Reduces the appearance of individual dark spots and prevents future hyperpigmentation before it even begins. 
The Dark Spot Intercept Duo
Dark Spot Peel + Daily Dark Spot Intercept
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included in this routine
  • Dark Spot Peel
    2mL
  • Daily Dark Spot Intercept
    30mL

Ships free • Easy 30-day returns • Cancel anytime • Complimentary samples with orders of $175+

Reduces the appearance of individual dark spots and prevents future hyperpigmentation before it even begins. 

dermatologist tested

Made by biotech scientists, tested in clinical trials.

targeted results

Activates in specific areas within the skin.

clean-crafted

Formulated without parabens and phthalates. Cruelty-free.

Controllable results, backed by clinical trials.

*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.
86%
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.**

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.

Please Note

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.

complete the routine

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$555 $650
save 14 %
Reduces the appearance of individual dark spots and reveals renewed skin brightness and clarity.
The Dark Spot Treatment Regimen
See full page
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included in this routine

Ships free • Easy 30-day returns • Cancel anytime • Complimentary samples with orders of $175+

Reduces the appearance of individual dark spots and reveals renewed skin brightness and clarity.