Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum and Spot Fader

Dermalogica have recently released 2 new products designed for acne-prone adult skin – the AGE Bright Clearing Serum and AGE Bright Spot Fader.  I’ve been using these new products consistently for 3 weeks and have seen such an improvement in my skin, I’m so incredibly impressed!   The Active Clearing range is perfect for me as the products are designed to treat exactly what my skin concerns are: breakouts, pigmentation and the first signs of ageing.

Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum and Spot Fader

The Active Clearing range from Dermalogica (previously named Medibac) is specifically formulated to combat adult breakouts and the signs of skin ageing.  

This line is great for adult skin, as some acne products formulated for teenage skin may be too harsh and stripping.  The Active Clearing products not only treat active breakouts, but dehydration, fine lines and pigmentation.  

After the age of 25, our hormones change (especially in women) so may start to develop adult acne.  Chronic stress (also more common in women) can also be a trigger for adult acne.  

When we’re older, post-acne pigmentation can be worse than it was in our teenage years as adult skin heals slower, so we’re more prone to the pigmentation marks left behind from a breakout.

My Skin Type:  For reference, I have oily, acne-prone skin.  My skin is also dehydrated, but I don’t have any dry patches.

AGE Bright Clearing Serum

This active two-in-one serum clears and helps prevent breakouts while reducing visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid reduces breakouts to clear skin. This highly-concentrated serum exfoliates to help prevent breakouts and accelerates cell turnover to reduce signs of skin aging. AGE Bright™ Complex works with the skin’s natural microbiome for clearer, brighter skin. Phytoactives from Resurrection Plant, known for its ability to survive extreme dehydration, hydrate and smooth skin. Niacinamide works together with White Shiitake Mushroom to promote brighter, more even skin tone.


The AGE Bright Clearing Serum has worked wonders for my skin, it’s brighter, clearer and less textured than ever before.  I definitely have less breakouts and my post-acne marks are fading.

I use half a dropper of this twice daily after double cleansing (also Dermalogica) and before moisturising.  I love that it is light enough for me to use in my morning routine and makeup layers perfectly on top.

AGE Bright Spot Fader

The AGE Bright Spot Fader has also worked incredibly well for me, stopping breakouts in their tracks before they have the chance to fully develop.  I’m prone to really deep under-the-skin monsters that appear like clockwork every month, but this super effective cream has been amazing for reducing the inflammation without drying out my skin.  My boyfriend actually asked me where my spot went!!

Like the serum, this cream is perfect for both your morning and night skin care routine.  The formula is creamy but not heavy, sinking into the skin really quickly leaving no residue behind.  I apply a small amount of the cream (right after the serum) on to my finger and press lightly on top of the unwanted friend.  Within 2-3 days, it’s as if it was never there!  

This two-in-one spot treatment reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks. Salicylic Acid works to clear breakouts, while Niacinamide and Hexylresorcinol work synergistically to fade post-breakout marks, improving uneven skin tone. AGE Bright™ Complex reduces visible skin aging and helps prevent over-drying.

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Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum and Spot Fader

I can’t recommend these 2 products highly enough – I’m absolutely amazed at how well they have worked for me.  If you have breakout-prone skin, I think you’ll really love them.  Dermalogica have so many wonderful resources on their website that are full of information about skin types and skin concerns.  This article about Adult vs Teenage Acne is super informative and helpful!

Have you tried the AGE Bright products from Dermalogica?  What do you use to help fight breakouts?


Steph, xo


3 responses to “Dermalogica AGE Bright Clearing Serum and Spot Fader”

  1. Siobhán says:

    I haven’t tried either of these but I would love to – anything that helps pigmentation is always going to grab my attention! xx

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  2. The spot fader sounds amazing! I usually just use witch hazel gel but I’m yet to find my “miracle” product
    -Kyra ||

    • stephanieswan says:

      It’s so good, it really does speed up the healing process! Skincare is such a tricky thing isn’t it? I’m always keen to try new things to see what works best for me! x

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