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Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

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A high-performance Vitamin C serum that works with skin’s own defenses to brighten and firm. Advanced bio-technology fuses ultra-stable Vitamin C and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, helping to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles


Dermalogica's New, Unique Vitamin C Serum Resolves 5 Key Skin Concerns Relating to Ageing

Dermalogica’s New BioLumin-C Serum contains a unique, Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex. This formula includes 2 new-generation forms of vitamin C. These new forms of vitamin C are stable, active and effective. Simply put: they get results. 

Here’s a quick list of 5 results you can expect to see, when you use BioLumin-C  Serum:

1. Biolumin C Serum contains 2 new forms of vitamin C that can brighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Great for sun damage, age spots or acne scarring.

2. Biolumin C Serum contains a designer peptide (super fancy ingredient) that can retrain your collagen to stop sagging skin. If you are concerned with loss of elasticity, this product will give you plump, supple skin that you can feel confident about.

3. Biolumin C can brighten dull skin like never before! This clever serum contains technology that makes sure powerful forms of vitamin C will penetrate your skin’s layers, and brighten your complexion. Both forms of vitamin C used in this serum are superior and stable to other forms on the market (even higher concentrations.)

4. Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C  Serum can prevent wrinkles and soften existing lines in 3 ways. It contains a wealth of ingredients - including a savvy form of vitamin C - that actually boost your collagen production. Once collagen is boosted, skin becomes plump - as when air is pumped into a balloon. BioLumin-C  Serum also stops skin from becoming dry, cracked and dehydrated, so no dehydration fine lines. As if that’s not enough, it protects your skin from pollution or free radical damage which causes wrinkle damage everyday.

5. BioLumin-C  Serum can transform and restore dry skin that has a rough texture. Its Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex has been partnered with chia seed oil and sophora japonica flower extract. Chia seed oil is rich in antioxidants that quench free radicals and it contains more than 60% omega 3 fatty acid - one of the highest concentrations of any plant source. This makes it incredible at repairing dry skin.

Dispense a full dropper and smooth over cleansed face and neck morning and night, after toning and before moisturising.

You must use BioLumin-C Serum alongside an SPF otherwise your skin will become sensitive in the sun. Truth be told, if you use this product as part of a full, skin routine, your results will be beyond exceptional. Outstanding, in fact. We’ll go as far as saying you won’t have to worry about ageing skin when you use BioLumin-C Serum as part of a daily skin health routine.

We recommend the following skin routine:

  1. Double Cleanse - use a cleanser twice in the morning, and twice in the evening to thoroughly condition your skin. This can close open pores and remove debris from your complexion.
  2. Exfoliate - exfoliate 1-2 times a week (unless you are using Daily Microfoliant!) This will encourage your skin cells to renew even as you age.
  3. Tone - apply a toner to condition your skin after cleansing and exfoliation. Toner can make your other products more effective, helping them travel to deeper skin layers.
  4. Boost - here’s where you should apply your BioLumin-CSerum. Serum penetrates deeper layers of skin, so always apply before moisturiser. Don’t mix BioLumin-C Serum in with your moisturiser - this is a potent product and should be applied alone.
  5. Moisturise - wait a minute before applying your favourite moisturising cream. Remember, BioLumin-C Serum conditions dry skin, so a little moisturiser will go a long way.
  6. SPF - if your moisturiser doesn’t contain an SPF - you must use one! Vitamin C is a gentle exfoliant so you must use Biolumin C Serum with SPF to prevent sensitivity to the sun.
    Do not use Biolumin C Serum at the same time as using retinol. Instead, use retinol in the evening, and Biolumin C in the daytime.

Water - helps Biolumin C Serum absorb into your skin’s deepest layers.

Glycerine – draws water from the air into the skin’s outer layer, making your complexion look full and plump so that you feel nourished and bright. Also forms a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss, so that you can escape dryness or dehydration.

Butylene Glycol – a colourless, organic alcohol used to help other products dissolve in water, or to make products thin and fluid in texture. Dermalogica do not use SD alcohol they only use fatty alcohols which can be extremely beneficial for the skin. Butylene glycol is non-drying, non-stripping and great for sensitivity.

Ethoxydiglycol – clear, practically colourless liquid used to give Biolumin C Serum a smooth texture.

Lactic Acid – alpha hydroxy acid (aha) extracted from milk, although most forms used in cosmetics are synthetic because that form is easier to formulate with and stabilise. Lactic acid is gently exfoliating, hydrating and helps brighten an uneven skin tone. If you have incredibly sensitive skin - you might want to patch test this product. Always use an SPF with the product, especially in the first few weeks.

Chia Seed Oil - chock full of important saturated fatty acids, which are both integral to maintaining healthy skin cell membranes and warding off the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are tiny particles in the air that attack collagen and elastin, essentially causing wrinkles and sagging skin. This is a great ingredient for dry and ageing skin.

Sodium PCA – naturally occurring water-binding ingredient, with the ability to absorb moisture from the air. It can also bind moisture to cells, and hold several times its weight in water. This will make your skin look and feel plump so that you feel confident in your complexion.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5 – a synthetic peptide that firms your skin. Peptides are fragments of proteins. Proteins (like collagen and elastin) are the fundamental building blocks of skin. The truly remarkable thing is that peptides are unique in design - they can be created in very specific ways to target an exact skincare need. For example, this peptide teaches skin what to do in order to stay plump and firm - leaving you with a supple complexion.

Sophora Japonica Flower Extract –  this floral extract has an antibacterial activity. In fact, it contains flavonoids which help return skin to a calm state after experiencing free radical stress. Brilliant ingredient for soothing inflammation related to ageing skin.

Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate – a type of vitamin C that is considered stable and that functions as an antioxidant and thickening agent. That means it will actually work on your skin, whereas with some unstable vitamin C’s, the goodness and protection is wasted before the vitamin is applied to your skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate – hyaluronic acid. This can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water - perfect for soothing dehydrated skin.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – antioxidant that works to protect your skin from free radicals. The vitamin acts as a skin defender - protecting you from the cause of wrinkles.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate – a salt derived from the licorice plant. Also known as licorice root extract. This skin conditioning ageing works to improve the appearance of dry and damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. If you have dryness, this is a brilliant product for helping your skin look full and bright.

Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Posphate - a brilliant form of vitamin C useful for building collagen, defending the skin against free-radicals, healing inflammation, reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and resolving hyperpigmentation. As this is a new generation derivative of Vitamin C, it’s chosen by many for having superior stability and effectiveness. It’s particularly good at reducing melanin production which is what gives age spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If that is your concern, this product is certainly worth a try.

Trehalose - Trehalose is a sugar that is considered useful because of its rehydrating and water binding properties, as well as its antioxidant powers. The sugar re-hydrates skin cells. When skin cells are hydrated, they are highly-effective. Yet, when they are dehydrated, they are damaging for the skin and cause dryness and ageing. This means that trehalose is a preventative ingredient.

Polyacrylate-13 - Sodium Polyacrylate is thought to be able to absorb as much as 200 to 300 times its mass in water. is used in a variety of formulas because it can alter the texture of a product, making it pleasant for your remarkable skin.

Propanediol - helps the absorption of ingredients into the skin. It has hydrating properties that may leave a smooth, dewy finish. Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity.

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil - Citrus Grandis is a Asian citrus tree known for its healthy benefits. It can soothe acne or oily skin.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil - Rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, K and E, it’s used effectively against inflammation and general irritations of the skin. Being very high in vitamin E, it acts as an emollient which traps moisture and keeps skin well hydrated. It also helps prevent sun damage to cells by ultraviolet light and aids against premature ageing of skin by protecting the collagen and elastin content of your beautiful complexion.

Polyisobutene - a thickening and film-forming agent that does not penetrate skin due to its large molecular size.

Methylpropanediol - it can enhance the absorption of ingredients such as salicylic acid. It also has pronounced hydrating properties that can leave a smooth, dewy finish on skin.

Carrageenan - this ingredient has awesome water binding properties to aid your dehydrated skin.

Pentylene Glycol - this can bind water to your skin, making it look plump. Plus, it acts as a preservative, keeping your serum long-lasting.

Glyceryl Polyacrylate - creates a protective barrier texture for your precious skin.

Caprylyl Glycol - binds water and moisture to the skin and preserves your product so that it can last 12 months on opening and still be extremely effective.

Ethylhexylglycerin - this is a safe preservative to keep your product fresh.

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate - this can preserve formulas as well as improve the stability so that they can last a long time.

Xanthan Gum - can hold water and helps skin’s condition, making skin plump. It can also improve shelf life and help with the stabilization of a product.

Polysorbate  20 - is a fragrance derivative of berries and helps products stay stable.

Limonene - a natural fragrance, limonene also has strong antioxidant benefits - stopping free radicals - and has also been shown to calm skin.

Sodium Hydroxide - Also known as lye, sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product. In high concentrations, it’s a significant skin sensitizer.

Phenoxyethanol - preservative that occurs naturally in green tea.

How do I use Biolumin C Serum?

BioLumin-C Serum comes in an opaque, glass bottle with a pipet applicator. Dip the applicator into the product and squeeze so that your pipet is half full. Hover the applicator over the palm of the hand and squeeze again to release the product. Smooth over face and neck after toning and before moisturising.

Since studies have shown that vitamin C is able to help skin both before and after sun exposure, we recommend using Biolumin C Serum twice a day - morning and evening

Can I use it with retinol?

This is the only product that you should not mix. You can use it alongside other products but do not mix it. Do not use it at the same time as retinol. Instead, why not use Biolumin C in the morning and retinol in the evening.

How long does it last?

The bottle will last for 72 uses.

When will I notice results?

You will see results after first use. However, most of our Jersey bods have noticed incredible results when used morning and evening for one week, alongside a healthy skin routine.

Is it better than Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Oil?

Phyto Replenish Oil is a Daily Skin Health, maintenance product for normal to drier skin conditions or those with pronounced dehydration or extreme sensitivity, that require barrier reinforcement, replacing lipids (oils) within the barrier. Biolumin C Serum is (mainly) targeted to ageing and pigmentation concerns. The Vitamin C focus is to address lines, wrinkle, skin discolouration and advanced defence from inside out. It’s a serum, so a hydrating fluid rather than an oil so it differs in texture. Both Phyto Replenish Oil and Biolumin C Serum are defending from an environmental point of view but Biolumin C Serum will be more active from inside the skin vs barrier protection from the oil.

Can you please tell me what is the percentage of vitamin c used in your new vitamin c product eg 10%?

 BioLumin C contains 4.7% of super-stable vitamin C, which has been scientifically proven to deliver three times the amount of vitamin C when versus leading competitor.

can this be used daily? and on the eye area?

You can use this as a serum step every day. Please avoid the eye area. For the eyes, try Multivitamin Power Serum.

Can this product be used in pregnacy? And breastfeeding?

Yes, this product is safe for pregnancy. However, you should always check with your doctor. 

Do you use moisturiser after you apply the Biolumin C or do you just use on its own?

 Please use a moisturiser on top of the serum.

Can this be used with Power Rich?

For best results, you can use the products on alternate nights.

  • 5 / 5

    10 customer reviews
  • I have not tried them so far !

    Florence PARIS , France
  • Excellent. Have only used it for three days now and see a huge difference when I apply my make-up. The samples you send are always very useful for overnight stays away from home. It saves taking standard sized bottles

    Diane Coleraine, United Kingdom
    Mrs Anne LANCASTER, United Kingdom
  • Hi! I don’t like it all. I have been using the serum twice. Yesterday maybee I used to much but this morning I only used 2 dropps with the same result. My skinn feel sticky . I would like to send it back. (I prefer my old one, multavitamin power serum.) I used the serum together with super rich repair night and dynamic skin recovery spf 50 day. Best regards Ingela Lindahl

    Ingela Göteborg, Sweden
  • Great new product from Dermalogica. Feels lovely on skin. Always love the free gifts, perfect weekend travel sizes.

    Karen Cowbridge, United Kingdom
  • So far so good...too early to review ????

    Mrs Steyning, United Kingdom
  • This is great it gives your skin an added glow and healthy look and is easy to encouperate into your daily routine and I’ve had so many comments on my skin since using this product

    Kenneth Hartlepool, United Kingdom
  • I like the texture which is not too heavy and has a great smell! I have only used a few times as I have bought this to take on holiday in 2 week's time so am looking forward to seeing the long term effects

    jane TUNBRIDGE WELLS, United Kingdom
  • This is a great product and lifts the look of dull skin. I love it!!

    Mrs Anthea Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • I have really dry/dehydrated skin & only after using this for 4 days there is such a difference already, my skin is really smooth & looks so much brighter. Love it, worth the price

    Helen Wexford, Ireland

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