Daily Discoloration Perfector

Corrective Moisturizer
2 points per dollar


This highly effective anti-aging moisturizer dramatically improves skin tone and texture. Based on years of clinical research, Daily Discoloration Perfector brightens the appearance of skin to reveal radiance and create a beautiful glow. This rich, hydrating, multi-tasking formula offers a comprehensive solution that fades the look of discoloration and dark spots, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Arbutin and Lumiskin are designed to work together to minimize the appearance of uneven coloring.
  • Synovea® HR is formulated to brighten and tone, revealing a more youthful appearance.
  • Retinol is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Multifruit® BSC, a combination of natural fruit extracts, aids in smoothing skin and improving the look of elasticity and firmness.

How to Use

AM. Use once a day. Apply a thin, even layer to face and neck. Follow with sunscreen. Reduce frequency of use if sensitivity occurs. For best results, use with Overnight Discoloration Perfector and Spot Reducing Concentrate.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Sucrose Polysoyate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Alpha-Arbutin, Dimethicone, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Cetearyl Alcohol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract/Extrait de canne à sucre, Arachidyl Glucoside, Panthenol, Hexylresorcinol, Polyisobutene, Steareth-20, Steareth-10, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustilfolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Diacetyl Boldine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate
    • I have an olive skin tone and have suffered from melasma (commonly called pregnancy mask) for many years. There was a time when I would go to the dermatologist and get prescriptions for Retin-A and Hydroquinone and used them religiously and they would help somewhat but not only were the routine doctor visits costly, but so were the prescriptions and in order to keep the prescriptions coming, I had to continue the doctor visits. The spots would fade somewhat, but then the first time I went out into the sun, BAM, they were back. It was a vicious cycle and one I finally gave up. So for the last few years I've been fighting the battle with over-the-counter products without much luck. Then I found Kate Somerville. I will say that while the Kate Somerville products aren't inexpensive, they do work and I control what I use and don't have to rely on someone else telling me what I can and can't use. Having said that. I have found that for me, starting out with the Detox Daily Cleanser (because I sometimes breakout in this humid Texas weather), followed by LumiWhite Skin Tone Perfector (which is a serum), followed in the morning by the Daily Discoloration Perfector and at night I alternate the Overnight Discoloration Perfector and the RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream. Every day I also use the KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream. I have been doing this regimen for about a month and my discoloration is improved by at least 30-40% already and I notice it getting better every day. I may be kidding myself, but I think I look 10 years younger.

      (Posted on 8/15/14) Review by Claudia
    • This product works well on freckles/dark spots as well as red marks from old acne spots. It only takes a few weeks to notice a difference in skin tone. I use it daily so I wish it had an SPF in it because I hate to use a lot of products.

      (Posted on 6/3/14) Review by megan
    • This discoloration perfector really works great! I love it! Really evens out my skin tone.

      (Posted on 5/6/14) Review by Cheryl
    • This is a wonderful product. Brown spots disappear without causing irritation to my very sensitive skin,

      (Posted on 4/18/14) Review by G
    • This is a great moisturizer, I have sensitive skin and had no problems with break outs or irritation. I havent noticed any significant lightening in some dark spots I have but it might be a little better. I only wish this product contained SPF.

      (Posted on 3/25/14) Review by Nicole
    • This moisturizer makes my face feel wonderful and fresh. It hydrates excellently, without feeling heavy or oily. A product like this is perfect for an oily and acne-prone face in a dry climate. It's never made me break out or feel too dry.

      (Posted on 3/5/14) Review by Sarah
    • I don't have deep discoloration, but this product has worked great on my small areas of concern.

      (Posted on 2/28/14) Review by Maureen
    • I am really loving the results with this product! I was battling little bumps on the chin area & so far, this has been the magic cure! I previously had used Retin A, but was suffering with the typical peeling, redness, etc. With this product I am getting the results without the side effects! Thank you Kate!!!

      (Posted on 2/5/14) Review by JILL
    • I do see marked improvement in my skin after having used this product the last few weeks. I think with continued use I will continue to see more overall results

      (Posted on 1/24/14) Review by Cynthia
    • I saved my money from Christmas and purchased this along with the Clinic-to-Go pads. I am so pleased with how this works as a corrector. After i use the pads and rinse, i mix this (or use alone) with the Oil Free Quench and it leaves my skin so soft and smooth in the morning. It doesn't clog my pores or cause more break outs. After a month of use, I really see this is an essential part of my skin care routine to alleviate my cystic acne. It's gradually fading all my red and dark marks. The price is steep but to have pretty skin is so worth it.

      (Posted on 1/24/14) Review by ccontreras623
    • I noticed a difference in my skin within 3 days of using this product. I am simply amazed at the results. If you have been on the fence about this product, go ahead and try it. You will not be disappointed!

      (Posted on 1/8/14) Review by Sharon
    • Sounded like the moisturizer for me so I thought I'd try it. I have olive skin. Moisturizers don't do much for me other than moisturize and as long as they don't break me out then I'm ok. So I wasn't expecting much, but this totally brightened up my complexion after just a few days of use. I went into the bathroom one morning after taking a shower and thought, "Gosh, I look good!" and wondered why. I forgot I had been using a new moisturizer! It's that good! Well, at least for me. Try it and see if it works for you.

      (Posted on 11/20/13) Review by DT
    • Although I have not used the product long, I really love how it makes my skin feel and look! My skin feels smooth and soft after use and it smells wonderful! Optimistic about fading spots. Will definitely buy again.

      (Posted on 9/17/13) Review by Henrietta
    • While I do like this product, I have noticed a brightness to my skin. I thought I would have noticed more fading with my dark spots. I've been using the product for almost 6 months and really haven't noticed a difference in spots.

      (Posted on 8/19/13) Review by Helen
    • My discoloration wasn't terrible or that noticeable....my concern was more just uneven tone. This product greatly improved my skin tone & made me see just how uneven & off my color/tone was. It was one of those issues you don't necessarily know how bad it was until you see how good it can be! Also, this product is fantastic as a moisturizer for combination or normal skin. When my skin is dry, I just add a Kate Somerville moisturizer or the SPF 50 serum over.

      (Posted on 7/1/13) Review by Lauren
    • I really wanted to like this product since it is designed for complexion correction, however I don't. The AM use seems ideal yet I can tell it is too gentle to actually improve acne scar discoloration. This may be one of those products that if you use it long enough (and spend $80 for 2 oz) you will see results. I don't have the patience to try for months but you might.

      (Posted on 5/30/13) Review by DoneWithTheSun
    • One of the first Kate Somerville products I purchased, I was in the market for a lotion or cream that would help fade the marks and scars I am prone to from blemishes.

      I was hesitant at first with the pricetag, but I pulled the trigger and was so pleasantly surprised with the results that I have never looked back.

      Adding this to a regimen and sticking with it let me see small results after several weeks and truly noticeable ones when I hit the 2 month mark. A little goes a long way, and with the way this works, I'm looking forward to trying the nighttime version.

      (Posted on 5/8/13) Review by Danielle
    • I'm very prone to developing freckles after sun exposure. I've been using this product along with the spot corrector for about a month and its working to fade some patches of freckles. Works well on sensitive skin. Haven't had evidence of irritation. Definitely want to try the nighttime cream as well!

      (Posted on 4/23/13) Review by bing
    • I can't say weather or not this product works for discoloration, but I can say this is not worth trying if you have acne prone skin. After 2 days of use I broke out all over. I thought this would help with those red spots left behind after acne heals... It would be really nice if more of these products were made to work with acne prone skin. I love KS products but not all are acne prone skin friendly.

      (Posted on 2/15/13) Review by Natalie
    • I have tried many products claiming to help with discoloration and this is the first one that has not only met but exceeded my expectations. It is also worth noting that I have sensitive skin and am able to use this product on a daily basis without fear of irritation.

      (Posted on 12/26/12) Review by Melody
    • I use several skincare products from Kate: ExfoliKate intensive exfoliating, Clinic to go peel pads, Spot reducing concentrate cream, and Daily discoloration perfector. All of these products work greats for my skin with only one exception -- ExfoliKate intensive exfoliating (it seems to be too strong for me, will try the gentle formula once I use this one up).

      Anyway, the Daily discoloration perfector DOES WORK!! First of all, my skin is very sensitive, acne-proned, and I also have some acne spots. Some skincare products that I used in the past not just did nothing to help reducing my acne spots, they irritated my skin and caused breakout. After I started using skincare products from Kate Somerville, my face looks so much better! I am very very happy.

      I have been using the Daily discoloration perfector for about two months now. I can confidently say that my face looks better, my acne spots are fading. They are not completely gone but the fact that I can see these much changes in two months is just amazing! No other products work like this. Thanks Kate!!!

      Today I just ordered the Gentle daily wash and the Clarify treatment toner. I think I'm falling hard for Kate. :) Can't wait to try these two products!!


      (Posted on 9/3/12) Review by Sunflower
    • I have tried many over the counter products to fade the discoloration I've developed over years of sun damage and aging. I never really saw any significant results from any of them. I tried this product because of the good reviews on Sephora.com with high expectations. Well, after about six weeks of use I can say that my skin is dramatically transformed. The spots are significantly lighter, my complexion is much brighter and more even. I am using the glycolic peel twice a week and Exfolikate twice a week as well. I am thrilled to have found a product that does what it says it's going to do, and now my husband is using it also. I've actually gotten compliments on my skin, and it does have less fine lines. Thanks!

      (Posted on 12/6/11) Review by Melissa
    • I have a dark skin complexion with a little discoloration and a few spots. I used this product, in conjunction with the spot reducer (on just the affected areas), followed by the SPF 55 Sunscreen (must say the best on the market), I noticed a difference in my skin in a week. I've always used Kate Somerville products, but i decided to get on a specific routine to take care of the skin issues I experience. You can't go wrong using these products for discoloration issues! Thumbs up Kate!

      (Posted on 12/1/11) Review by Kristie
    • I have a dark skin tone, which some might consider me lucky, but with my dark complexion comes dark spots. I started using Daily Discoloration Perfector, along with the Overnight Discoloration Perfector and the Spot Reducing Concentrate. At first I did not notice a difference, but after a few weeks I noticed that my skin tone looked even. I could not believe it! Not only did my skin look even, but the daily discoloration perfector worked as my moisturizer as well. My skin looks younger and glows like never before. Thank you Kate Somerville!

      (Posted on 8/12/11) Review by Stacey