I’ve been on the hunt for a product to fade my hyperpigmentation for years now, but nothing has really made a difference.
I spotted the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate and was drawn in by the inci list, so when I found it on sale I had to get it.
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At £23 RRP for 15ml, this product is slightly more pricey than any of my other serums. £23 would usually be around my threshold for 30ml.
I think I bagged this for £15. No complaints.
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I don’t usually bother listing a product’s ingredients list, but check this out:
Aqua/water/eau, Propanediol, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Lysine, Azelaic Acid, Mannitol, Xylitol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Rhamnose, Saccharide Isomerate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Fructooligosaccharides, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Fragrance (parfum)
Lots of useful acids in the top 10.
My main concern was the ascorbyl glucoside.
I’ve tried The Ordinary’s ascorbyl glucoside and found it does nothing for my hyperpigmentation. It’s fantastic at brightening, but I use that in the morning and the whole point of me picking up the Pigmentbio was to tackle hyperpigmentation.
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First Impressions & Packaging
The Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate packaging is very simple and clean. I like it.
The dropper is packaged separately to avoid any contamination of the serum. This is a lot less common with cheaper serums, but is especially good practice for vitamin C products.
According to Bioderma, this product will:
- Reduce the intensity and size of existing dark spots
- Prevent the appearance of new pigmentation spots
- Smooth and refine skin texture for a better light reflection
- Even out and brighten complexion (skin radiance is restored)
- Hydrate for 8 hours
Bioderma’s guidance says to use 5 drops of the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate every evening for 4 weeks, and to repeat every 3 months to keep up the results long-term.
You have to squeeze slowly and gently to get drops, otherwise it comes out in a stream.
It’s a mildly scented product, but it smells very pleasant and fresh.
It has a milky texture and applies like a dream.
It absorbs well and leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.
I had concerns about using this daily as it contains salicylic acid which usually dries out my skin, but I never had a problem with dryness at any point in the 4 weeks of use. All the hydrating ingredients seem to pull together well.
After 4 weeks I still had some product left, so I’m continuing to use it most nights.
If you’re supposed to use it for 4 weeks at a time, it seems like a waste to have excess product in the bottle and there definitely isn’t enough left for 4 more weeks, so I wouldn’t put it aside for 3 months.
I’m convinced that 4 weeks of using the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate has ever so slightly reduced the intensity of some of my hyperpigmentation and smoothed out some of my skin texture.
The results on hyperpigmentation are not as good as I had hoped from how the product is marketed, but I do like the product overall.
I also don’t think 4 weeks is really long enough to see proper results on something as stubborn as hyperpigmentation and I would have liked more than 15ml.
The inclusion of so many different AHAs means I can keep my evening skincare routine quick and simple, as it’s pretty much an all-in-one.
It has definitely helped me keep a more even, brighter, hydrated complexion and I’m likely to try this again in the future.
Have you tried anything from the Bioderma Pigmentbio range?
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