Today I wanted to chat to you about the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum. I have been using it daily for two months now and my skin has not looked better in years. My marks are fading, my skin is glowing and radiant and I don’t look a day over 30 (and I just turned 32 earlier this month). If you want to read my thoughts on the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum, then get comfy and let’s get into it.
Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum
I always get excited when Dermalogica launches a new product and when this landed on my desk, I squealed in delight. I’ve always know vitamin C was good for the body but never really used it on my skin. I guess that has to do with the fact that the previous vitamin C serums I used just didn’t pack that big of a punch. This one, however, blew my socks off.
The Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum has been formulated with technology that allows the vitamin C to be kept stable. Quick fact: Vitamin C is highly unstable and breaks down when exposed to light, heat or air. When this happens, you’ll notice your serum turns brown and the product is no longer effective. This is why you’ll notice that quality serums are packaged in opaque bottles, to protect the Vitamin C from light and keep it from breaking down in the bottle.
Dermalogica has used a super stable Vitamin C complex (Ascorbosilane SP and K3 Vita C) and a formulation that results in more Vitamin C actually being absorbed by the skin, making it more effective. The serum promises to protect, brighten and firm the skin. It achieves this by combining its highly stable Vitamin C complex with other amazing ingredients such as:
Alpha Hydroxy Acid which gently exfoliates dead skin, enhancing product penetration and increasing skin brightening.
A designer peptide, upping the serum’s age-fighting properties.
Sophora Japonica and Chia Seed Oil, superior antioxidants that provide additional protection from the daily stressors that cause skin damage.
So what does vitamin C do for the skin?
Vitamin C has a huge range of benefits for the skin but the most noteworthy are the following factors. Since it is an antioxidant, it limits the damage done to skin from UV rays. This, in turn, assists with fewer wrinkles and pigmentation on the skin. Vitamin C also affects the water barrier in the skin and can help combat dryness and roughness of the skin. Lastly, it assists in wound healing so any cuts, scars, marks or pigmentation have their cells regenerated before they can get worse.
What I like about the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum
The scent, man oh man, is divine. I’m not generally a citrus fan. I’ve given away perfumes and candles that smell even remotely tart so this was strange for me to try out. What I ended up getting was a whiff of orange pound cake good enough to eat. The citrus scent is subtle and muted by a sweetness that excites me just thinking about it. This coupled with the formula, makes it the perfect serum. Thin, lightweight and easily absorbed with no greasy feeling. What more could you ask for? That said, I guess there isn’t anything I dislike about this product.
Price & Where to Buy
The Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum retails for R1 495 for 30ml and whilst that sounds like a lot, keep this in mind. With all the Dermalogica products I have used over the years, regardless of the product or the size you buy, it lasts for ages. I’ve been using 4 drops of this serum to cover my entire face and neck, morning and evening for two months and I’m probably only halfway through the bottle. The dropper dispenser definitely prevents wastage and control of how much product I use. You can purchase Dermalogica products online or at their concept stores nationwide.
*** Dermalogica is currently running a special where you receive a full size sunscreen valued at R599 with the purchase of any 2 full sized products for this month. It’s almost over so get shopping. Some of my favourite products that I would recommend is the Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Pre-Cleanse Balm and Calm Water Gel.
Do you use a Vitamin C serum in your skincare routine?
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