During the first trimester of my first pregnancy I suddenly developed oily, acne prone skin that would break out on a daily basis. It was also around this time that Eucerin launched their DermoPurifyer range. After discovering the range, I wouldn’t stop talking about it to anyone who would listen because it really helped to calm my skin down. I was definitely producing less sebum and my skin felt cleaner but most importantly, the break outs slowed down significantly. The DermoPurifyer cleanser is still a go-to for me today.
For this challenge I didn’t use the complete Eucerin Even Brighter range as my skin still suffers from occasional breakouts – I didn’t want to neglect dealing with the cause of my pigmentation (post inflammatory from fiddling with my pimples) – so I stuck with the DermoPurifyer Cleanser and Day Cream (to ease the breakouts) while using the Even Brighter Serum under my day cream (to treat the dark spots).
The Daily/Nightly Regimen:
I began with my cleanser, massaging it into damp skin and rinsing off with tepid water. I followed up with running a small block of ice around my face, concentrating on the inflamed parts (where a pimple threatens to appear) in lieu of a toner – or you can use the DermoPurifyer toner before applying the Even Brighter serum (morning and evening) on targeted affected areas. One ampule lasts roughly a week. Next is my daily moisturiser followed by sunscreen (for day) – I by far favour Eucerin’s Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50. It is feather light, disappears into the skin and doesn’t leave a grey film on my complexion. In the evening I replace my day moisturiser with a repairing night cream.
Before and after reveal
I went into this challenge fully aware that pigmentation is one of the most difficult skin conditions to effectively treat. I have definitely seen some fading on my dark marks and perhaps the difference would have been more drastic had I included the entire Even Brighter range. I would definitely encourage you to give it a try if you struggle with minor pigmentation and are looking for an effective at-home product. Available at Clicks and Dis-Chem pharmacies (all prices at end of post).
The Eucerin Even Brighter Serum Concentrate can be used on all skin types. It is clinically and dermatologically proven with natural ingredients that won’t harm your skin. This product can also be used in conjunction with other skin care ranges or brands, however, the best results will come from using the entire Even Brighter Range for 12 weeks.
Congratulations to Daphney Ndou who entered the giveaway via Instagram – we love that you are already using the Even Brighter range! Now you can add the serum to your daily beauty routine and see quicker results. We will be touch shortly.
Here’s the final episode of our interview with Dr. Pholile Mpofu on decoding pigmentation.
Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER Serum Concentrate
R499 for 6 x 5ml
Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER Day Cream SPF 30
R 299.99 for 50ml
Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER Night Cream
R 299.99 for 50ml
Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER Spot Corrector
R 199.99 for 5ml
Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER Cleansing Gel
R139.99 for 200ml, R229.99 for 400ml Value Pack
Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER Clarifying Toner
R139.99 for 200ml
Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER Hydrating Care (moisturiser for oily, blemish-prone skin)
R189.99 for 50ml
Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER Active Night Care
R189.99 for 50ml
Eucerin® Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch Face SPF50+
R 199.99 for 50ml
The new Serum Concentrate is available from Dis-Chem, selected Clicks stores and pharmacies nationwide.