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Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

Dermalogica

PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

1.7 oz Item 2281032

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Dermalogica's PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum is a potent skin-brightening serum that helps combat hyperpigmentation and balance skin tone. Apply this lightweight, highly-active topical treatment morning and night after cleansing to help address pigmentation imbalance and minimize discoloration. Patented oligopeptides, rice-derived phytic acid, antioxidant zinc glycinate, and red and brown algae help control melanin formation to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation. Advanced formula absorbs quickly to optimize efficacy while helping to increase luminosity. Skin is left healthier-looking with a velvety-soft finish.

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After cleansing, apply directly to areas of discoloration. Follow with Pure Light SPF 50 during the day or Pure Night in the evening. Use twice daily for best results.
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.

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DermalogicaPowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum
 
4.1

(based on 32 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (26)
  • Non-greasy (16)
  • Softens skin (11)
  • Moisturizes (9)
  • Soothes skin (9)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Uneven skin tone (16)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (5)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Brand buyer (6), Budget shopper (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (8), Dry (8), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 32 customers

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5.0

Love this product.

By Angie

from Cantonment Florida

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

    I use this every other morning as a serum.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    1.0

    Some people have an allergic reaction and I guess I'm one.

    By Nancy

    from Grass valley

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

      I used it once and began itching- it took 2 days to calm down

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      5.0

      BEST Product I've tried in a while!!

      By Loretta

      from Texas

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

        I use this product nightly, and with the microderms I get monthly from my facialist at ULTA, it works amazingly well, and I've only been using it for 2 weeks!

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Rebecca

        from Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

          i have sensitive skin. I had a few sunspots and uneven. After a few weeks I see a big difference. My skin is more even tone and smoother since using this serum. I use it day and night with the skin brightening lotion. I highly recommend if you have issues with blotchiness and uneven skin tone

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Great buy!

          By PJ

          from San Jose

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

            It's a great product

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            My spots and blemishes are disappearing!

            By mm

            from Murrieta

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightens spots
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

              Absolutely loving my results using this serum. In just a week I have noticed significant lightening of uneven skin tone to an overall even smooth complexion. My sunspots are disappearing, and my adult acne blemishes that I got from a repeatedly bad breakout the last year are fading already.

              It has been working so well that I went back and bought the sunscreen to avoid sabotaging the great results so far.

              I use it with a Vitamin C repair creme from Image, and believe I am enjoying the synergistic effect that are my excellent results so fast.

              Looking forward to being makeup free :D

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              Love I was able to try this in a kit before buying full size

              By Melissa

              from Oceanside, Ca

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

                Fast absorbing. I first tried this in the kit offered and loved so much I bought the full size.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                4.0

                Love the serum, would buy it again

                By P

                from Fremont CA

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

                  I use it daily

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  AMAZING PRODUCT!

                  By Mel

                  from Miami

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

                    Amazing Product! You can see the difference in just a week. I don't have to wear foundation to cover my skin imperfections.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    5.0

                    Love ❤️ this!

                    By Tigress

                    from MA

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Evens skin tone
                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Redness/ Blotchiness
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum:

                      Seeing improvement in my skin tone in one week. Apply day and night

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Dry
                      • Age:
                      • 45-59

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                      • Q:

                        Hi, I did a bioactive peel a month ago and as a result I have a scar on the side of my mouth region which is noticeable. Although I do cover up with make up, I don't use make up everyday and I do feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. My current regime includes using a bioactive face scrub with Manuka Honey from the Dr Organic range which I love, I then follow with the C-12 (morning and evening) which I've only started using 5 days ago and then the Active Moist plus Solar Defense Booster(spf50 in the day) for moisturizing. I do want the scar to lighten as soon as possible so I want to know if I can combine the C-12 serum with a Hydra Oil Scar Care Serum for quicker results....please advise
                        Asked on 7/2/2017 by Jaysh from Durban, South Africa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Jaysh:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend that you use the C-12 pure bright serum on its own. You may alternate your products on different days. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Education Team

                          Answered on 7/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can I use the Pure Bright Serum with the Extra Firming Booster? If I can comes first?
                        Asked on 6/13/2017 by Mel from Miami

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Mel:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Extra Firming Booster first followed by the C-12 Pure Bright Serum. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 6/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi. Does C-12 pure bright serum cause redness and peeling? How long after using this product you can do face epilation? Thanks.
                        Asked on 5/15/2017 by Angella from Belgium

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica:

                          C-12 pure bright serum does not cause redness and peeling.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi, I just waxed my upper lip in a saloon and realised it was pigments, not hair. Now got Dermalogica Pure C-12 Bright Serum. Can I start using it right after the wax, or should I wait a couple of days?
                        Asked on 5/10/2017 by Liz123 from LA, US.

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend waiting a day or two before starting C-12 Pure Bright Serum. Daily Microfoliant will also be beneficial as well as daily sunscreen, Pure Light SPF50.

                          Answered on 5/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this while also using retin a?
                        Asked on 2/22/2017 by Skin guru from Maine

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. C-12 Pure Bright Serum can be used while using retin a. Monitor for sensitivity as retin a can cause skin to become more reactive to products and always wear sunscreen during the day to prevent hyperpigmentation and protect delicate skin from UV rays.

                          Answered on 2/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have some minor hyperpigmentation on my face and want to know if the PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum would benefit me. I currently use the overnight retinol repair and overnight repair serum on alternating nights with the super rich repair cream. During the day I use either the phyto replenish oil or the ultra calming barrier repair (depending on how my skin feels) along with the intensive moisture balance and/or dynamic skin recovery spf50. I typically don't wear foundation. Wow, am I using too many products?
                        Asked on 2/4/2017 by ulta addict

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using C-12 Pure Bright Serum morning and night under your other products EXCEPT on the night you use Overnight Retinol Repair.

                          Answered on 2/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi there. I currently use active clay face wash, followed by multi active toner and oil control lotion in the day. In the evening I use daily microfoliant, special clearing face wash, toner and active moist mostiruzer.
                        How will I incorporate the brightening serum in - do I do this before, or after toning?
                        I realise I wash, then apply before moisturiser, but do I apply before or after toning for best results? Cheers!
                        Asked on 1/26/2017 by Derma Boy from Scotland, UK

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Apply your toner and then layer your serum followed by moisturizer. These products work best when layered this way.

                          Answered on 1/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        While using this product morning and night can you still wax your skin?
                        Asked on 12/18/2016 by Skincare 101 from PA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You may still wax your skin while using this product. If your skin is specifically sensitive to this or any product we recommend not using it for 24 hours before waxing.

                          Answered on 12/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product along with my current skin firming serum & moisturizer? If so what order do I use it in
                        Asked on 12/1/2016 by New 2 this

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You may use both. We recommend applying C-12 Pure Bright Serum first and them you other serum and moisturizer.

                          Dermalogica brand Expert

                          Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi. If using break out control or clearing mattifier as acne treatment in the morning, In what order can i incorporate c12 serum into the routine. Also, which toner is best while treating acne, Multiactive toner or Clear Start All Over Clear Breakout Toner? I do
                        experience dryness at times. I am 41 years old
                        Asked on 11/7/2016 by Ade from Nigeria

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Apply C-12 Pure Bright Serum first and then your acne treatment. We recommend using MultiActive Toner for your skin after cleansing and as needed throughout the day.

                          Answered on 11/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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