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Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

Dermalogica

PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

Item #: 2281032 Size: 1.7 oz

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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
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Effective (7)
  • Non-greasy (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Moisturizes (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • Uneven skin tone (6)
  • Men (3)
  • Women (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6), Brand buyer (6), Budget shopper (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (5), Combination (3)

Reviewed by 22 customers

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4.0

Very pricey

By "Dee"

from Green Bay

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Recommended by my aesthetician as part of daily regimen for my sun damaged aged skin with dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and deep cystic acne. Have been using several years. Moderate improvement, but still have some flaky skin and deep acne.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    2.0

    Do not recommend

    By Mariselacelina

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

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

      I used this diligently for over 3 months and unfortunately I did not see any improvement. Because it is expensive, I will not be purchasing again. It did not lighten or help balance skin.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Nice product

      By Jenny

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        I had used a different serum before but wanted to try this one since it is for hyper pigmentation. So far it has worked well. It goes on easily and absorbs well.

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

        Will buy again

        By Lackey Reader

        from Yakima, WA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy
        • Reduces dark spots
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          I use it morning and night. It works well with my regime

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

          I would buy this product again and I did!

          By SusieQ

          from kindred, ND

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            great for getting rid of brown spot

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I like it

            By Marticia

            from Buena Park, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

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

              I have being using it for 6 months it feels good. But I still have the dark spots. I would like to know how long does it take to remove them

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Really like this product

              By Dsbbb5

              from Maine

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                I use this morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                3.0

                bright serum

                By SusieQ

                from kindred, ND

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    really to soon to tell if it is working but so far like the feel of my skin after I use it

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

                    Truly works!!!

                    By SuzQ

                    from Pensacola, FL

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightens pigmented areas
                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                      I could see results after using it for 3 days. My dsrker areas began to lighten. This really works!

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

                      Love this product.

                      By Age smart

                      from Dallas tx

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Non-Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

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

                        Twice daily
                        Morning and evening

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 60+

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                        • 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
                        • Q:

                          I was recently advised through this medium to use my c12 together with my current acne regimen as am still treating acne on my face. I currently use clearing skin wash morning and night, daily microfoliant every other day, multi active toner if i feel dry, charcoal masque once a week, active moist in the morning and overnight clearing gel at night. Pls, how do i fix in the c12 serum power bright serum into my routine?
                          Asked on 11/7/2016 by Ade from Nigeria

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. In the morning apply C-12 Power Bright Serum under your Active Moist and at night apply this serum under Overnight Clearing Gel.

                            Answered on 11/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                        • Q:

                          Will this product help reduce dark under eye circles?
                          Asked on 9/25/2016 by KitKat from Bel Air MD

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. This product will help with hyperpigmentation around the eye area. To address darkness beneath the delicate tissue on the eye area we recommend using Age Reversal Eye Complex at night and Total Eye Care SPF15 during the day.

                            Dermalogica Brand Expert

                            Answered on 9/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                        • Q:

                          should i apply to my whole face? or to the dark spots only?
                          Asked on 2/16/2016 by new girl

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend applying C-12 Pure Bright Serum to your entire face to brighten and even skin tone. This serum will lighten hyperpigmentation without bringing skin below it's base color. For best results use as part of Power Bright system including Pure Light SPF50 and Pure Night moisturizers.
                            Dermalogica Brand Expert

                            Answered on 2/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                        • Q:

                          WILL THIS PRODUCT HELP MALASMA?
                          Asked on 7/15/2015 by lindsey

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Lindsey,
                            C-12 Power Bright Serum will help to even out skin tone. Malasma is difficult to treat so it is difficult to say that it will go away completely. You can maximize results by using Skin Resurfacing Cleanser and the 2 moisturizers from the Power Bright system, Pure Light SPF50 and Pure Night. Avoid direct sunlight and reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours when out doors. Allow 8 weeks for full results.

                            -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                            Answered on 7/16/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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