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C-12 pure bright serum

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
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

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    (33)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again..

By 

from 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh Pa 152

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I use this product every morning and evening. It has evened out my complexion remarkably.

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Seems to be working

By 

from Wilmington, DE

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

Recently, I've begun to see areas of hyper pigmentation and sun damage... I did some research, tried some other big name lines and found the Dermalogica system seemed to be the best fit for me. I've used the C-12 with the cleanser, daily exfoliant and bright skin moisturizer and the areas seem to be lightening and others have noticed it too. I'll continue to use the system and hope it continues to work!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy it again

By 

from Surrey,BC

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

Clears up my dark spots and any un pigmentation

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the price!

By 

from NJ

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

This produce is worth the price! It lightens spots and makes your skin look brighter. I have been using this for about a year and love ot!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Noticing a difference in my Skin - REALLY WORTH IT!!!!

By 

from London

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I have used the product for a week now every day and start to see a difference. my skin is much clearer and brighter. spots that were popped by me and left an scar are fading. to note that i am using the product together with PowerBright Tx (the day cream) + the Pure Night. Pricey set of products but REALLY WORTH IT!!!!! I regret wasting money on other products, clarins, lancome, dior, and numerous others. Finally found the one brand I am going to stick to. my skin is hyper sensitive and dermalogica caters for this type of skin. once a week, also using daily microfoliant and the mask. go for it ladies!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love this product.

By 

from Oakland, SF

Verified Buyer

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I use it between toner and moisturizer. So light cream. I can see the result soon.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pigmentation Savior!

By 

from Seattle

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

My dark spots always concerned me and I was never able to find a product that lessened their appearance. This product works fast in brightening and evening skin tone. The consistency is also great.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So Bright & Works FAST

By 

from los angeles

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I've been using this product for about 2 weeks and I see a major difference. I have hyper pigmentation and brown spots from old acne scars, sun damage and let's face it probably age. I thought that I'd eventually have to resort to very high priced laser treatments but this was recommended to me by my skin thereapist and I thought I'd give it a try first. I noticed a difference in under 10 days. My skin is noticeably brighter (I've gotten a lot of compliments) and the spots have faded. I will definitely purchase this again!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

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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

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      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

    2 answers

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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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