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
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from Webster TX

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne. This serum has lightened my brown spots by about 90%. It absorbs quickly and completely and does not cause me to break out. I absolutely love it. I no longer have to wear foundation to make my skin tone look even.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

A+ Dermalogica

By 

from USA

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I've been using the pure bright Serum for 8 weeks now, following the birth of my daughter. I developed brown spots on my face during pregnancy- one was quite dark. The areas of pigmentation are now so light they are almost non-existent. I have acne prone skin & this non-greasy formula hasn't caused a breakout. Not to mention the brightening effect is quite noticeable! Thank you for great quality products, Dermalogica!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Daily maintenance

By 

from NYC

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I use 1-2x day as I get melasma as soon as I get in the sun. In between laser treatments this is great to help diminish the spots.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Great

By 

from Houston

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

I have oily skin and this is helping my blotchy spots.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally!

By 

from USA

Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

The past few years I've had a problem with malasma. It gives me blotchy brown patches on my cheeks and forehead and in the summer, even when wearing sunscreen it can get so bad I look like a raccoon. I have used products from a dermatologist which only made my skin red and and caused it to peel, and only made a slight difference. After three months of using this products my spots are almost totally gone, without irritating my skin. It's truly amazing and I would buy it 100 times over.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from South Carolina

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

    I use every 3 days, has evened out my skin tone and brightened my skin.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • How old are you?:
    • 25-34
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By 

    from Salem, Oregon

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

      It helps smooth my skin

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
      • How old are you?:
      • 35-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Too Expensive, But it Works!

      By 

      from WI

      Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

      Bought the set of products with the night creme and one for daylight that go with this. Have noticed a relatively quick improvement in my skin. Had dark spots from sun and breakouts. Almost gone now. Just wish this wasn't so expensive.

      • How old are you?:
      • 35-44

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A MUST have!!!!!

      By 

      from Dallas TX

      Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

      I had developed pregnancy mask on my upper lip and eyebrow after I gave birth to my son 3 years ago. I was told to exfoliate daily and use sunscreen and it would disappear on its own. Well... 2 years later it seemed like it was getting worse. I tried 2 drug store brands and there were no changes. Then I tried another very popular brand from a department store and there were no changes at all! I went ulta and explained my concerns and she asked that I try this product. At first i was very apprehensive because the price is pretty high so she told me to try the travel sizes. I started using dermalogica's skin resurfacing cleanser along with this serum, the Pure light SPF 50 and the pure night. Week 1..it looks like the spot is fading but I was a little apprehensive maybe I'm just imagining the difference. Week 2.. I started noticing the spot was was fading and even though I only use the C12 on my lip, the skin tone on my entire face was evening out. Week 3. The spot is still fading and it looks more like uneven skin tone rather than a mustache. I can't wait to see what it does in the next few weeks. Although this product is a little on the pricey side, you get what you pay for! I'm a 38 yr old Hispanic woman with a medium skin tone and it worked beautifully!

      • How old are you?:
      • 35-44
       
      4.0

      Am an Asian with combination skin and oily t-zone. I used

      By 

      from Singapore

      Site Member

      Comments about C-12 pure bright serum:

      Am an Asian with combination skin and oily t-zone. I used ultra smoothing eye serum, renewal booster, ultra calming serum concentrate, overnight clearing gel and lastly Pure Night. How do I use C12 into my regime? Do I use it after renewal booster or after renewal booster during the night? I am replacing renewal booster with hydrating booster during the day and so do I use C12 before or after hydrating booster during day? Kindly advise. Thank you.

      • 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

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          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

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          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

        1 answer

        • 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. 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
        • 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
      • 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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