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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.

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Unfortunately I do not recommend


I have combination skin and am recovering from acne scars and this product along with the Night cream you are to use after this one does not work.... at least on my skin, it may work for yours but I have been consistent day and night and no lunch at now 2 weeks

New York, New York


Works well to reduce dark spots


I've used the trial size of this product a couple of times now, and it really does work to reduce hyperpigmentation. Reduce, not remove completely. For reference, I am dark skinned with lots of acne scars made worse by lack of sunscreen in my younger years. By the time I've used the bottle, my skin tone looks a lot more even. I believe it's a product that needs to be used consistently over a long period of time to see the full benefit and that's where a star is lost. This serum is prohibitively expensive. I really like it but can't purchase it consistently. Definitely get the trial kit if you're not sure- you should see some results within a couple of weeks.





Love it. I feel so much healthier my skin is so thankful.

Wilkes barre PA


I absolutely love!


I absolutely love this product, just wish it was a little less expensive!



Recommend with reservation


I have found this product most effective status post laser skin treatment for hyperpigmentation. I used the product prior to that but it did little. As soon as I could - following laser, I began using the C-12 to control the return of hyperpigmentation - I think it is helping. I also try to control this problem with monthly micro-dermabrasion during summer months, #50SPF Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery and a hat. The price of the product is too high but I" wear my face" everyday and so I continue. It would be nice if Dermalogica would consider offering us a deal to buy three and then offer the fourth one free. I would recommend this product with reservation - it is not a miracle cure for the skin damage we inflict upon ourselves as young women.

Polk County North Carolina


I wouldn't buy this product again


Ok, I generally never do any reviews but this one I had to write as I was excepting some really good results after this one but it failed on every promise. So I thought after spending hundreds of dollars on Dermalogica products and not achieving any results I should let others know as well. Might save someone some money. I have a combination skin with some sun damage and pigmentation. Which isn't very bad. My concern was Melasma which just started to appear on my upper lip area. It was just a starting so I thought I better get it fixed before it gets too dark. Again I would like to mention that its not bad yet. Only I seem to notice it since I am very particular about my skin. A girl from Endota Spa recommended that I start using some of the Dermalogica products so she introduced me to this one. I was very hopeful based on the praise of Endota Spa's staff's regarding this and I used the whole bottle along with the Special Cleansing Cleanser, Daily Microfoliant followed by Pure Bright Serum and Pure Bright Day Cream with SPF50 and in the night their Pure Brigh Night Cream. BUT I DIDN'T WORK AT ALL!!! NONE OF THE PRODUCTS MADE ANY DIFFERENCE TO MY SKIN. I used them religiously without any miss, kept myself hydrated but it didn't fade a single pigmentation on my face, NOT A SINGLE ONE. AND THE TEXTURE OF MY SKIN REMAINS THE SAME. SO M VERY DISAPPOINTED AS I HAVE WASTED SO MUCH MONEY ON DERMALOGICA PRODUCTS AND HAD VERY HIGH HOPES. So no I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED DERMALOGICA USER.





Use especially at nights with Pure Night. Very light on skin. A little costly

Miami, Florida


Love this stuff!


I love the silkiness of this serum. My skin looks bright and diminishes the pigmentation on my skin.

Mechanicsburg, OH


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



4.2 77


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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