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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.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • 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.


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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I like the product but it's making my skin real dry


I bought the pure bright range serum, night cream and the SPF 50. Three weeks plus later I have notice my skin is brighter which I love. But my skin has also become extremely dry, is this normal while on the products. Do I add a moisturiser apart from the pure night and pure day? Would love to hear from someone.

Nairobi, Kenya


Worth the money


Used for 10 days and already see some results in skin elasticity and softness.

Santa Cruz


not again


after reading review here i thought i should give a try ... i bought this with pure light and pure night . but after spending 200 plus i am very disappointed that there is no difference at all .that is why i am not buying this again.



Results in the first week!!


I use a small amount in the morning and evening before moisturizing. My brown spots lightened significantly after just one week of use!



I'm undecided


I have uneven skin tone and this product was recommended to me. It seems to be brightening my skin while at the same time drying it out. I am alsi experiencing acne and bumps on my skin. Not sure Its worth it as my skin is incredibly uncomfortable now.

Portland, OR


Yes I would


I was highly recommended this range by a friend. Been using it for two mOnths and do see my skin clearing slowly, however much of the pigmentation is still ther. Will take time I guess Unfortunately as It's clearing up my skin, it's really drying it out and my skin is very rough and bumpy with small acne after two months. I have always had very good skin apart from pigmentation.I'm using the purelight and pure night . What can I alter in this regimen to prevent this but continue the serum as I want to wait and use Dermalogica till I decide to go for a new skIn care line.



Works ok


Haven't used it very long but it does seem to help w discoloration



Great for pigmentation


Love this product to even out my skintone and I had really red cheeks but they are totally gone. There's no fault that I can see but would recommend 2 pumps. It lasts a while so pretty happy with the price!

auckland nz


Finally found a solution !!


I'm a young black adult who's been looking for something to clear hyperpigmentation scars for such a long time. I've only bought one bottle so far and it's cleared my skin significantly, I'm so impressed! Clearest my skin has ever looked. I think my skin will be 100% clear after just a second purchase of this serum.

United Kingdom


Gave me facial burns!!


My mother sent me a bunch of Dermalogica products to me after her friend recommended the brand. Almost all of them caused an immediate and extreme burning feeling as well as intense redness and irritation. This C-12 product in particular even smelled chemically and awful. I have tried just about every skincare line and have spent up to $300 on single serum bottles and never have I once had such a bad experience. All of these products have been trashed, except the ultracalming mist, which was nice enough for me to keep. Be very careful if you choose to try these products.. and please check with a LICENSED* dermatologist. !!!

Santa Monica, CA



4.2 69


How soon can one expect to see brighter and more even skin tone?


Everyone is different. It is important to be patient and persistent with the products for best results.

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