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PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

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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
 
4.2

(based on 38 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Non-greasy (20)
  • Softens skin (16)
  • Moisturizes (12)
  • Soothes skin (12)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (30)
  • Uneven skin tone (22)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (8)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (15), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Brand buyer (6), Budget shopper (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (13), Dry (9), Normal (3)

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4.0

I continue to purchase this product.

By Susie

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    Now that I officially have "aging" skin, I am sensitive to those brown marks that you see on so many faces, arms, hands of seniors. I started to get some pigmentation and wanted to halt it. I read about other products; it was on Google that I found a list of the Top 10 that were rated the best on this topic. Many of the products were online only, and that deterred me. I read about Dermalogica, and when I found out that I could purchase it at Ulta, I figured I would try it. It has faded the pigmentation; some has even disappeared altogether.

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

    Oh YES, IT WORKS!

    By Mic76steelers

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brightens Beautifully!
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Oh Wow, and Yes! This is the best and quickest working product I've used Yet! Day two I saw a change and now, less that a full week I am beyond pleased! I've used dermatological before and been happy.. this product takes the Cake! My face is bright and my redness from allergy eyes is gone. Want more now!

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

      Amazing product

      By Tayl

      from Staten Island, NY

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brightening

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        I use this product 2x a day with SPF 50 and in just one week I'm noticing brightness in my skin and reduction the redness.

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

        LOVE THIS PRODUCT

        By SUNNY

        from NJ

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • HELPS GIVE SKIN EVEN TONE
        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • ABSOLUTELY HAS HELPED EVEN MY SKIN TONE
          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Uneven Skin Tone

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

          I USE 2X A DAY... REALLY EFFECTIVE IN SOFTENING AND SMOOTHING SLIN TONE.. FEELS HEALTHY ON MY SKIN. IS QUITE PRICEY... BUT I HAVE CONTINUED TO PURCHASE FOR A FEW YRS NOW. MY ESTETICIAN RECOMMENDED.

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

          I will buy this product again it works great

          By Walt

          from Irvine Ca

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            It really works great

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

            Works!

            By Rebecca

            from Texas

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              My skin was looking dull amd "rough" and this serum improved its texture.

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

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                      • Q:

                        I am undergoing facial laser hair removal treatments. Is it safe to use C-12 Pure Bright Serum?
                        Asked on 5/31/2018 by Daisy from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You can use PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum after any redness or irritation subside from your last treatment.

                          Answered on 6/12/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hello! I currently use a 2% benzoyl peroxide gel morning and night to treat my acne. Some nights I use a glycolic acid lotion to chemically exfoliate my face. Would this product have a reaction to either of those products?
                        Asked on 3/21/2018 by Stefanie from Florida, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum should not react to your exfoliants. We recommend doing a patch test if you are concerned about sensitivity.

                          Answered on 3/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Do you offer samples of your products? I am new to the line, already enjoying the nightly retinol and sunscreen, but would like to try some of your other products.
                        Asked on 3/11/2018 by MissLiz from Naples, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes we do! Please visit you local Ulta to be Face Mapped and request samples.

                          Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is it safe to use the power bright line during pregnancy?
                        Asked on 2/3/2018 by Danielle from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, these products are OK to use while pregnant.

                          Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • 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
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