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Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Kit

Item #: 2263619

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Reveal the clean and clear skin you were meant to have with the Acne Starter Kit. This four piece collection calls upon the effective powers of salicylic acid, sulfur, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera to help treat blemish-prone complexions and reveal healthier looking skin.

A $40 value!

Includes:
  • Acne Facial Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Special Cucumber Lotion (2.0 oz.)
  • Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 (1.0 oz.)
  • Drying Mask (0.5 oz.)
  • Drying Cream sample size
Acne Facial Cleanser: Twice daily, gently massage on face in circular motions, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: After cleansing and toning, apply before sun exposure and daily all over face, avoiding eye area. Re-apply frequently to maintain protection and after perspiring or swimming. May be used under make-up or alone.

Drying Mask: Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest.

Drying Cream: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up
Acne Facial Cleanser: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Linalool.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, Nonoxynol-9.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: Deionized Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Lactate, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.

Drying Mask: Deionized Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Starch, Calamine, Ichthammol, Propylene Glycol, Colloidal Sulfur, Titanium Dioxide.

Drying Cream: Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol,Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Kit
 
4.1

(based on 180 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (84)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (73)
  • Good value (70)
  • Soothes skin (35)

Cons

  • Bad smell (16)
  • Not effective (14)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (122)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Women (37)
  • Men (17)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Beauty conscious (30), Survivalist / minimalist (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (26), Oily (18), Normal (6)

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4.0

Good

By Breeze

from Edmond, ok

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    All together it works pretty well. I also bought the drying lotion to use along with this kit. You definitely have to use it routinely in order for it to fully work. Also, it does take a week or two to see changes. Don't give up on it too soon, it works to make long term changes, unlike most skin care products now that work for immediate, but short lived results. Definitely buying the cleanser/toner in the bigger sizes once I run out!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    this product was a good buy

    By jen

    from chandler,az

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    works pretty good and good price.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    I'm really loving this product

    By Do my eyeliner

    from Westland, mi

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I like how it does not dry out my skin like other products I've used in the past

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      3.0

      Smell

      By Ann

      from NJ

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      This is my first day using these products after coming in the mail today. The drying mask smell is repulsive and I almost couldn't use it :(

       
      1.0

      doesn't work for me

      By Jess

      from West Virginia

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I was so excited to try this after reading amazing reviews but I'm really disappointed. It seemed like it was doing some good in the first week or two but after that, my acne got even worse than it was before starting it. I'm going back to AcneFree.

       
      1.0

      not so sure

      By Angela

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I have been using his line for the past two weeks and it's made my acne worse. I have been dealing with adult acne lastly due to hormonal imbalances, and nothing has changed while using the product. If anything, this product has made my skin worst. Even way more dry than it use to be before using this product t. I use the facial cleaner, than the toner... the toner just eats up my skin making it more dryer than ever. It doesn't seem to help when I put the moisturizer on either. This is not for me.

       
      3.0

      idk

      By Aly

      from TX

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I've been using this for two weeks already, it did clear up some acne but also made me break out?? Also I normally have really oily skin but now my skin is so dried out, I don't even think it produces oil anymore lol. Even after moisturizing, my skin just absorbs the lotion in a couple of minutes. I have mixed feelings now, don't know whether to keep on using it or not.

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Anna

      from Chicago

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          As a teen I never had one worry about acne, but now that I am 27 it has became a daily challange. I've used every brand you can think of. A friend had bought this starter pack and recommended it, reluctantly I bought it as my last resort. I've been using it for four days and my every day since I've seen improvement!!! Not only that, but nothing new has appeared either. So far I love it.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          4.0

          Purchased for granddaughter

          By New ultra patron

          from St Augustine FL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            Bought this skin care kit for granddaughter. She is thrilled with it and has been using daily as instructed by the skin care technician at the Ulta in St Augustine.

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
             
            5.0

            Miracle worker

            By Claudia

            from San Marcos, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            It's been a week since I've bought this and my cystic acne is gone! I've seen such an improvement

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 18-29

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            • Q:

              I have combination skin (mostly oily on the T Zone, less oily everywhere else) and I have redness on my cheeks and congested pores. I also suffer from red bumps on my forehead, and mild breakouts on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. I do not have bad acne all over my skin, but I have a few pimples at a time. I have tried the regiment kit for combination/oily skin but I did not see an improvement with my bumps under the skin, blackheads and pimples. Would this acne starter kit help? Would kit would you recommend? I don't want it to dry out my skin.

              -Thanks!
              Asked on 11/24/2016 by Islander from Portland, OR

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I always have acne am 30 years old especially i break up febore my period star and now the am getting older my acne is getting worse and I have all over my face i don't know what to do im so desperate so is possible to used acne star kit with acne repair but also my skin irritated to fast And also what can i do after this product works what can a used to keep my skin clear and remove all the marks in my face
              Asked on 11/6/2016 by Cyndi from Elizabeth nj

              1 answer

            • Q:

              2 Questions!
              First; A lot of acne products that I have tried, have worked but only whilst I continue to use their product, then once I stop using the said product, my acne will flare back up again.
              Will this happen with your products as well? Or will my acne go away and stay away?
              Second; Do you recommend using these products with my Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System or would they work better without?
              Thanks!
              Asked on 11/6/2016 by Haydie from Toronto, Canada

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I am 44 years old and have suffered with acne all of my life. I have very large pores, EXTREMELY OILY skin and have a few pimples. I also suffer from cystic acne from time to time. I purchased this kit along with the drying lotion, the acne serum, the special healing powder and the special mask for oily skin. My question is this: other kits have a "repairing lotion" that one wears all day (usually under make up) to fight acne all day. Do you have a product like this? Would I even need to use something like it?
              Asked on 10/30/2016 by Jacki from Long Island, NY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our best-selling kit does not include an all day repairing lotion and does not require one.

                Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hello,i have subclinical acne and i have been notified by you that the drying cream is the one that will help most. Just wondering if i should buy the acne starter kit or just the drying cream alone ? Because i only want to target my subclinical acne, i have read that the acne cleansing bottle would dry up our faces:-( Do reply soon!
              Asked on 10/27/2016 by anna from singapore

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We do recommend - in addition to the Drying Cream - that you stick to a skin care regimen best suited for your skin type. Whether that is our Acne Starter Kit or your already established skin care routine, is up to you. Acne Facial Cleanser is best suited for oily, acne prone skin.

                Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have been dealing with subclinical acne. And i only specifically have subclinical acne. Would it be wise to buy this entire acne starter kit? If not , which mario badescu product should i focus on more just for my subclinical acne?
              Asked on 10/27/2016 by Anna from Singapore

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This is a great regimen kit to help clear and prevent your subclinical acne. Our best product to target this is our Drying Cream. It is included in the kit as a bonus for you to try.

                Answered on 10/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can I expect my skin/face to get worse before it gets better?
              Asked on 10/12/2016 by Eli from San Rafael

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The products in the Acne Starter Kit work to dry out existing clogged pores and to remove pore clogging debris to prevent future breakouts. Depending on the type of blemishes you are experiencing, the products in the kit will either penetrate the blemish to dry it out or draw out excess pore clogging debris. For blemishes that do come to the surface - instead of popping - use our Drying Lotion to effectively target them. http://www.ulta.com/glass-bottle-drying-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6500224

                Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have little bumps in my forehead called Subclinical acne and I was wondering if this kit will help me. And if not what do you recommend for me to use?
              Asked on 9/28/2016 by genesis from Texas,US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Kit contains products that are formulated with salicylic acid, sulfur, and hyaluronic acid to help clear chronically congested skin to help reveal a healthier looking complexion. The included sample of our Drying Cream will target those small under the surface bumps.

                Answered on 9/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I am 19 years old and my acne has astarted to flare back up again, but my biggest problem are the little bumps all over my forehead, cheeks, and jawline, while blackheads on my nose aren't too big of a problem. Would it be best for my type of skin to get the acne kit or the combination/oily skin kit?
              Asked on 9/24/2016 by Kate from Chicago

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Kit is designed to help treat blemish-prone skin. The products in this kit will help to clear debris and reduce congested skin.

                Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is the acne facial cleanser gentle enough for everyday use?
              Asked on 9/20/2016 by Liss from Chicago, Illinois

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Acne Facial Cleanser is recommended for daily use on combination or oily skin types. If you are a bit drier or sensitive, you may want to alternate use with a cleanser that does not contain salicylic acid.

                Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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