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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 187 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (88)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (73)
  • Good value (70)
  • Soothes skin (40)

Cons

  • Bad smell (20)
  • Not effective (14)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (128)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Women (37)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
  • Men (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Beauty conscious (32), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Skin care professional (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (32), Oily (18), Normal (6)

Reviewed by 187 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Cyndee

from Laredo, Texas

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

This product is really great saw a major difference on my face right away with the first use, however the drying mask is horrible it has a really bad smell I couldn't tolerate it. I just leave out the drying mask and use everything else.

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

Best Acne Product I've Used so Far

By Maddie

from Pennsylvania

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Redness/ Blotchiness

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

I've used many acne products and this one has worked the best. I even got compliments on my skin. Although i have combination skin so when i use this moisturizer i have oily skin but when i don't use it i have very dry skin.

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

Awesome

By Tapia

from Indianapolis,IN

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

It helps control my skin and say goodbye to my acne faster.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
1.0

Made Acne Worse

By Stevie

from Arkansas

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

This product started off great! My acne cleared up, and I had a cyst gone in 2 days! But after a few weeks my acne started getting way worse. I have little bumps all over one cheek that don't seem to go away. My other zits will go away for a few days and then pop right back up, and then go away again, and then pop back up, and so on and so on. I've tried many products, and I was even recommend this one. But, bottom line, it's awful.

 
5.0

Worth every penny..

By Mel

from Suffolk, VA

About Me Skin Care Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    Gave this product a test drive after seeing disappointing results with the Dermalogica. I have never been more impressed with the initial results of a skincare line. I've since bought supplemental products including the drying lotion and rosewater spray. I highly recommend if you're battling acne and oily skin. Does not over dry you either. Will purchase the full sized bottles when I'm finished..

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    So far so good!!

    By Kris

    from Kingston, ma

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    Great product!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Awesome stuff

    By Cc

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      My 13 year old daughter has acne this stuff worked in 72hrs..she's happy I'm hsppy

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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          • Q:

            I'm 21 years old suffering with acne. I nevertheless had acne as a teenager until I turned 19. Since then, i can't remember the last time my face was clear without at least one pimple. Acne throughout the years has left me with acne scars and uneven skin tone. I also have really acne prone skin. I don't know whether to get the brightening kit or the acne kit. Suggestions? Really appreciated.
            Asked on 1/11/2017 by Lila from Lancaster California

            1 answer

          • Q:

            can normal to dry skin use these products?
            Asked on 1/3/2017 by KING K from New Orleans, LA

            1 answer

          • Q:

            My 14 year old daughter is looking for a product or system that will control her mild to moderate acne. She is having increasing flare ups around her nose which includes "angry-looking" redness and bumps and has some bumps on her chin and forehead. She has used Proactiv and other drug store brands with no success. Which of your products do you recommend for her?
            Asked on 12/27/2016 by Mom from WV

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Our Acne Starter Kit contains an entire regimen designed for acne prone skin. Sticking to the regimen and using the included Drying Mask 2-3 times a week are key factors in working to reduce and prevent her breakouts. We also offer a Acne Repair Kit that contains our collection of spot treatments for the different types of pimples she may have.
              http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

              Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have normal to dry skin and experience occasional breakouts but on my forehead there are little bumps. I have been researching this and it is known to be subclinical acne. Would this product be good to use?
            Asked on 12/5/2016 by Jess from Hazleton,Pa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This would be a great product to use! The kit includes a sample of our Drying Cream - which is our spot treatment designed to target those small under the surface bumps.

              Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Do you recommend purchasing the Anti-Acne serum in addition to this starter kit? If so, how would you incorporate it into the regimen?
            Asked on 11/28/2016 by Hillz from Virginia

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I don't have severe acne, but I do have small bumps and occasional breakouts. My skin type is oily but I see my forehead(where the small bumps are) becoming dry. Would this be a good kit to use to get rid of the acne? And should I get a separate moisturizer just in case it dries my skin out too much?
            Asked on 11/28/2016 by Kennedy from Orlando

            1 answer

          • 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
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