an addition to the bioderma pigmentbio range

Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate

In 2019, Bioderma launched the Pigmentbio range which is aimed to fight hyperpigmentation. There is a new addition to the range: the Pigmentbio C-Concentrate is a high security Vitamin C cure for intense pigment correction.

I was fortunate to attend the launch of the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate in Cape Town this week where I got to hear first hand all about its properties.

Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate

What does it do?

  • It works on each biological stage of dark spot formation, to eliminate them whether they are just appearing or established
  • It prevents the formation of new spots linked to skin damage and the resulting inflammation
  • It optimises cell renewal to eliminate the excess melanin in cells.

Pigmentbio C-Concentrate’s high concentration in AHA offers peeling-like efficacy without attacking skin and without drying it out thanks to the 8 hours of hydration it provides.

Pigmentbio C-Concentrate eliminates cells with high concentrations of melanin, reduces the intensity and size of existing marks and smoothes the skin texture to better reflect light. Skin regains its radiance.

Ingredient List
The first 10 ingredients listed are:

Water, Propanediol, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid.

My first thought is that glycolic acid (8%) an alpha hydroxy acid, is quite high on the list which means the product has exfoliating properties, it also contains salicylic acid (2%), a beta hydroxy acid, as the 10th ingredient. BHAs are great for going into the pores and clearing out all the oil. I’m comforted by the presence of glycerin quite high on the list because it’s a wonderful hydrators for the skin.
The product also contains the Bioderma LumiReveal Technology and Vitamin C (2%) which reduce dark spots and Vitamin PP (2%) and Vitamin E (0.5%) that fight against the visible signs of ageing and are also good skin hydrators.

How to use it
At first use you dispense the Vitamin C powder into the liquid and give it a good shake (I like this approach because it ensures that the Vitamin C is as fresh as possible). You apply 5 drops to the affected areas and pat it into the skin. The product is recommended for nightly use and it’s advised that you use a product with a high SPF during the day.


My thoughts
I am currently still on Accutane treatment for my acne so I won’t be starting to use this product immediately because it contains acids and it’s not advisable to use such when you are on Accutane. However, I am super excited to start using this product, I believe it has all I need to achieve the skin that I want; hydrated, smooth and free of hyperpigmentation.

Availability and cost
The Bioderma Pigmentbio Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate is now available from Clicks and Dischem. The product retails for R399 for a 15ml bottle. Clicks usually has Bioderma products on a 3-for-2 sale, so look out for those as an opportunity to get this product at a reduced price.

Some of the photos and the vlog from the event.

bioderma pigmentbio c-concentrate
Forum Embassy Hill event
Forum Embassy Hill event
A review of the product after using it for 5 months



  1. Brendah Kekana
    February 6, 2020 / 07:05

    You broke it down so nicely! I am happy to see glycolic acid and glycerine so high up on the ingredients list as well as salicylic acid and niacinamide…would be interested to try it!

    • Lungi
      February 6, 2020 / 09:54

      Thank you Brendah ☺️. It really has nice ingredients

  2. Mbali
    February 6, 2020 / 13:56

    Thank you for all your reviews, i will definately give it a try.I am currently using their face wash for the same range

    • Lungi
      February 6, 2020 / 15:41

      You’re welcome Mbali ☺️. I also loved the cleansing foam, I can’t wait to go back to using it again

  3. February 10, 2020 / 15:30

    Had me at the acids. Yay! to you catching flights for this. I always enjoy when brands stick with their people so I’m glad you were flewed out.

    • Lungi
      March 20, 2020 / 11:32

      Right! I loved being in the Mother City even if it was just for a few hours

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