The Dark Spot Treatment Regimen
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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
DAILY RENEWAL CREAM
Restorative cream firms, boosts radiance, soothes, and nourishes skin. Powered by Firming Intides™, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants.SHOP NOW
MINERAL SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50
Light-textured mineral sunscreen visibly firms, smooths, and softens skin while defending against UV, pollution, and blue light damage. Multi-benefit and multi-protection. Non-nano and reef friendly.SHOP NOW
Includes full sizes of:
- Dark Spot Peel, 2ml
- Daily Dark Spot Intercept, 30ml
- Daily Renewal Cream, 30ml
- Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, 30ml
Plus an Accessory Kit with:
- Alcohol wipes
- Cotton swabs
- Mirror tray
- Ourself headband
This complete regimen of full-size products is designed to effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots. Includes everything you need to prepare for and perform the Dark Spot Peel, then continue caring for your skin post-peel.
These powerful formulas work together to optimize the spot reducing benefits and brighten your overall skin tone.
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.
Daily Renewal Cream
This powerful daily moisturizer firms, boosts radiance, and hydrates skin as it helps prevent visible signs of aging. With our Firming Intides™, it is potent enough to deliver visible results, yet gentle enough to use with treatment regimens — including the Ourself Peels.
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 with Intides™
100% mineral protecting power with zinc oxide, plus antioxidants to help defend against pollution and blue light damage. Using sunscreen is critical in protecting your results after a peel, and to helping to prevent future hyperpigmentation.
Which to choose: The All Over Brightening Regimen or The Dark Spot Peel Treatment Regimen
Choose the Brightening Regimen with the Brightening Peel to address allover concerns such as larger patches of uneven skin tone or skin texture, as well as general skin dullness and lack of clarity. Go with the Dark Spot Regimen (including our Dark Spot Peel) to target specific individual spots, up to 6mm (a quarter inch) or so in diameter. Each regimen includes the Daily Dark Spot Intercept and more. Want both peels? Check out The Hyperpigmentation Regimen.
- 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
- Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 50
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.
Firming Intides™: Specifically selected peptides that are known to help skin feel firmer and more flexible. They also help improve the texture of the skin and address multiple visible signs of aging.See full ingredients →INGREDIENTSDark Spot Peel: Alcohol Denat., Trichloroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Water/Aqua/Eau, Phytic Acid, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium BenzoateDaily Dark Spot Intercept: Water/Aqua/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cholesterol, Niacinamide, Lauroyl Lysine, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glycerin, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipeptide-58 D-Phenylalanyl Arginyl D-Tryptophyl Tetrapeptide-90 Amide, Tocopheryl Acetate, 4-Butylresorcinol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Myristyl Myristate, Synthetic Beeswax, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Palmitate, Oleth-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic AcidDaily Renewal Cream: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl 2 Stearate, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Plankton Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Phytosterols, Phospholipids, Sucrose, Lecithin, Triheptanoin, Linoleic Acid, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Polyurethane-100, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.Mineral Sunscreen: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12.0% Inactive ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Propanediol, Tridecyl Salicylate, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Niacinamide, Nylon-12, Methylpropanediol, Silica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Coco-Caprylate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol.
The complete Ourself Dark Spot Treatment regimen* delivers 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.
Results start fast:
- 70% of users*** had already shown an improvement in the color of their spots after just 2 weeks.
*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.
***In a clinical study with 15 participants.
Because the 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 retinoids and acids.
Select the spot you will be targeting with this Kit. For 2 weeks prior to your dark spot peel treatment, every morning apply dabs of Daily Dark Spot Intercept followed by Daily Renewal Cream, plus Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 on the spot. At night, repeat the application of Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream on the spot. When outdoors, reapply Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 every 2-3 hours.
These steps prime the skin, creating the ideal condition for the dark spot peel application 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 and remind yourself which spot you are targeting. Put on gloves and sweep pre-peel alcohol wipe over targeted spot.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Apply one layer of Dark Spot Peel solution to the selected spot, 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.
Step 4: 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 (as described at ourself.com). 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 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.
POST: How to Care For Skin After Your Peel
Starting the evening immediately following the Dark Spot Peel treatment, apply both 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.
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 a couple of days. See results—clear, renewed skin—within 7-10 days.
Dark Spot Peel:
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 (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, compromised, or irritated skin. Do not apply in hypopigmented areas. Do not use if you have depigmentation. Use only as directed. Discontinue retinoids and acids at least two weeks before performing this chemical peel. If you have a history of herpes, we recommend talking to your doctor about pertaining medication to prevent an outbreak prior to peel.
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
"A twice daily pigment corrector in a light weight, hydrating lotion that will even, smooth, and renew your complexion for the perfect glow."Dr. Diane Orlinsky | MD, FAAD, Dermatologist and Ourself Medical Advisor
How to use
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.