Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

Beauty Review: Dermalogica's New BioLumin-C Serum

27 Nov 2018

Ahlan!'s Farah Andrews found out why the new Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum is a makeup routine essential

Game-changing products are few and far between, but that is exactly what we found in Dermalogica’s brand new BioLumin-C Serum.

Ahead of trying the product, infused with Vitamin C, we looked up the skincare properties of the vitamin, best known for boosting the immune system. According to experts, Vitamin C “boosts your skin’s collagen production to give you firmer, plumper skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.” Plus, “the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation. The result is anti-aging action for younger-looking skin”.

A serum that delivers brighter, plumper, younger skin? I was very interested!

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

I will be honest, as someone with sensitive skin, Dermalogica has always been somewhat of a reliable go to. Thanks to the light, breathable products, packed full of natural, nourishing ingredients, Dermalogica has always worked well with my skin. So I was really hoping the BioLumin-C Serum would be no exception.

I incorporate the serum into my twice daily routine, massaging it into my face and neck after washing my skin and applying a toner, but before moisturising.

The instant effect is obvious, the antioxidant-packed serum gives my skin an all-over glow, and leaves me with brighter dewy-looking skin after using it for just a matter of days. 

Retailing at Dhs449 for a 30ml bottle, this is not a cheap product. But it certainly lasts! Just a few drops applied morning and night go a long way, and after using it for almost a month, I have barely made a dent in the bottle.

After a couple of weeks of using it, I notice that my skin is looking tighter, firmer and more even, which I put down to the lactic acid. Plus, the chia seed oil (Salvia hispanica) has left my skin feeling much more hydrated – having made no other changes to my skincare routine.

If you have changeable, slightly volatile skin that suffers in the UAE’s sun and heat, this could be the product you have been looking for, to shake up your skincare routine.

INFO: Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Serum, Dhs449, available at and authorised Dermalogica spas, salons and skin centres