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C-12 pure bright serum

potent skin brightening treatment

Lightweight, highly-active topical treatment combats hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone) day and night. Advanced formula absorbs quickly to optimize efficacy while helping to increase skin luminosity.Learn More

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C-12 pure bright serum

Lightweight, highly-active topical treatment combats hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone) day and night. Advanced formula absorbs quickly to optimize efficacy while helping to increase skin luminosity. Contains an exclusive blend of Oligopeptides, plus Rice-derived Phytic Acid, antioxidant Zinc Glycinate, and Red and Brown Algae to help regulate melanin (pigment) formation to treat hyperpigmentation at its source. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

benefits

  • Helps brighten skin, minimize discoloration and improve skin clarity.
  • Is a silky-rich, highly-potent treatment that absorbs quickly to optimize efficacy.
  • Helps address pigmentation imbalance.

how to use

After cleansing, apply directly to areas of uneven skin tone. For best results, use twice daily. Allow one minute for product absorption. For best results, follow with Pure Light SPF50 during the day and Pure Night during the evening.

quick tip

Protect your skin from UV rays – a top contributor to brown spots and uneven skin tone – by regularly applying Pure Light SPF50.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Oligopeptide-34, Oligopeptide-51, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polysorbate 60, Phytic Acid, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of powerbright trx product system

Brighter skin, without compromise. Get uneven skin tone under control.

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PowerBright TRx™

Brighter skin, without compromise.

PowerBright TRx™ is the product of several years of research on melanin biosynthesis and skin brightening by the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute.

Designed to be layered onto the skin for optimum efficacy, PowerBright TRx™ works around the clock to banish brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone for your brightest skin ever.

how it works

Brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone are all signs of hyperpigmentation, the treatment of which is a multi-faceted process. When integrated into your Dermalogica regimen, PowerBright TRx™ uses skin-brightening agents to control hyperpigmentation and eliminate dark spots while UV-boosting technology helps protect against future hyperpigmentation.

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C-12 pure bright serum
 
4.4

(based on 52 reviews)

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88%

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5.0

I am hooked.

By 

from Easton, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I use this product everyday, and have seen dark spots lighten and skin brighten!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Worth it!

By 

from Florida

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I actually got this from my mom a few years back since I had severe acne scarring and she had used it for her pregnancy mask (dark spots from pregnancy). I've used it continually since then and love it! My skin scars suuuuper easy from even the most minor, untouched blemish (which now is far better than when I was a teenager). This stuff evens any minor marks and dark spots. I was using it in conjunction with an Aveda product for a long time, but it does amazing on its own. It makes your skin silky smooth and doesn't leave any strange harsh scents behind like many products do. I also haven't ever experienced breakouts with this but I mainly use it aroun my jawline and mouth, not t-zone.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

C12 vs Biolique Recherche Pigm 400?

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from WI

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I am comparing ingredients in the two items to see the difference (both serve same purpose). Pigm 400 does not show full ingredients (typical skin care line scam proving to be something they can't explain fully). On other end C12 shows water as it's first ingredient. What is the active ingredient?

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Really works on hyperpigmented skin!

By 

from California

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I've been using the C-12 pure bright serum for about 2 months on some patches of really hyperpigmented skin on my forearms and face and the difference is dramatic (I've also been using the powerbright day and night creams). It's worth the cost for something that actualy works!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Great for uneven skin tone

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from Israel

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

Started using 2 months ago combined with other dermalogica products and already seeing results

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
1.0

Extremely disappointed - ignore the reviews

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from Miami, FL

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I first tried this at a spa and decided to purchase it for myself. I've been using it for three weeks, and have noticed absolutely no change in my skin. Actually, some of the discoloration looks worse. I would've expected at least minimal improvement. I would like to return this product, but the return policy only allows you to return unused products. My final takeaway: there are far superior products on the market for a similar price.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

i've loved this for years

By 

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

this serum evens skin tone, and truly dives deep into skin

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
1.0

No

By 

from Belmont

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

It messed up my reasonably healthy skin. Got a crazy break out. I will have to return this product :( :(

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Love this product

By 

from Los Angeles

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

Pricey, but absolutely worth it - I use it under my moisturizer everyday, and am really seeing my skin tone brighten and even out and my dark spots disappearing. Love it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By 

from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I recently bought the whole C-12 line from Dermalogica (serum, day and night creams) and I'm really disappointed. It doesn't seem to get absorbed by my skin, doesn't moisturize well, and it seems to be causing my skin to break out. What a waste if money.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    Is the powerbright trx ™system safe during pregnancy?
    Asked on 11/23/2016 by EAM from Miami, florida

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Power Bright TRX is safe to use during pregnancy because it does not contain retinol or Salicylic Acid.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/28/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hello,
    I have areas of hyper-pigmentation & just made a purchase of the c-12 brightening serum. Would you please advise me on how to correctly use this with my current regimen. This is the order in which I use the following products daily: Precleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Ultracalming Mist, Ultracalming Serum Concentrate, Active Moist.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kaitlyn
    Asked on 11/7/2016 by KatiMS from Massachusetts

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use C 12 Pure Bright Serum after Ultra Calming Serum Concentrate and before Active Moist.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/7/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hello. Pls, is it advisable to use C12 serum together with pure light and pure night while still treating acne.
    Asked on 10/29/2016 by Ade from Nigeria

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Ade,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes you can use Power Bright with acne products.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/31/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    I'm a black woman with hyperpigmentation scars from hormonal acne and my question is, Does this product work well with results on darker skin?
    Asked on 10/13/2016 by Hag from Rochester, NY

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Hag,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. C 12 Pure Bright Serum is for hyperpigmentation on all types of skin tones.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/17/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Can I use my skin renewal boosted with this C-12? I have all 3 products in this line and still want to use the renewal booster with it if possible. What should be applied first?
    Asked on 9/30/2016 by Cici from Tampa

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Cici,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Skin Renewal Booster under C 12 Pure Bright Serum

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/4/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hi there,does this product have vitamin C in it? If so,which ingredient is it?
    Asked on 9/24/2016 by Margaret from Seattle,WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Margaret,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. C 12 Pure Bright Serum does not have vitamin C, but Pure Night does. The vitamin C ingredient in Pure Night is Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/26/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hello,
    I'm currently 7 months pregnant & have developed small areas of brown pigmentation on my face. Is this product safe to use for pregnant & breastfeeding women? I'm a little nervous to use something "potent" but I want to control the pigmentation. What are your recommendations?
    Thank you!
    Asked on 9/17/2016 by KatiMS from Boston MA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear KatiMS,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. C 12 Pure Bright Serum does not have salicylic acid or retinol. Therefore, it can be used by pregnant or nursing women.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/19/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    How to add this into regime?: I read recently on your site somewhere, and now I can't find it, about adding this in to my usual regime but for full effect do a mask a couple of times a week amongst other things? Can you tell me what's the best way to use it? Thanks
    Asked on 8/10/2016 by LB123 from uk

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      A:

      Hello,

      You can use the product morning and night under moisturizer for best results.

      Answered on 8/15/2017 by Anonymous
    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this serum morning and night, every day, for best results. For a brightening masque, try Charcoal Rescue Masque or Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 8/11/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does it contain hydroquinone?
    Asked on 7/10/2016 by Mimi6390 from Ohio, USA

    2 answers

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product does not contain hydroquinone. It brightens skin with peptides.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 7/12/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Our products do not contain hydroquinone. PowerBright TRX brightens the skin with peptides.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 7/13/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    The pure light and night creams are too oily for my skin, will I get results if I just use the serum with other dermalogica moisturisers?
    Asked on 4/5/2016 by angelaa from Sydney

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. We recommend using all three products together for best results. However, you may still benefit from using C 12 Pure Bright Serum with Active Moist and Oil Free Matte SPF 30, for example.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 4/6/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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