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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: Deionized Water (Aqua),Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Leaf) Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Chamomile (Chamomila Recutita) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol.

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 153 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Effective (73)
  • Lightweight (73)
  • Good value (70)
  • Smells great (23)

Cons

  • Not effective (13)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (104)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Women (37)
  • Men (17)
  • On-the-go (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Beauty conscious (17), Survivalist / minimalist (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (17), Oily (10)

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5.0

The best!!

By Kenzie

from SD CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    This product is great leaves me feeling refreshed and instantly makes my skin feel amazing

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

    terrible

    By jg

    from mcallen

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    my face got worse after using these products

     
    5.0

    Test this out!

    By Pkdids

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    I have terribly oily skin and was told about this product by a friend and so far I LOVE IT!

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

    I would definitely buy this again!

    By Jae

    from Amarillo, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      After a year of trying every acne product on the market, this finally did something to my skin! My acne has gone down tremendously with just one week of use, and hopefully continues!

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

      I would purchase this again

      By O

      from Las cruces, nm

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • I did not buy it for myself, but my daughter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        I purchased it for my daughter who was at her wits end with her skin problems

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Quick results!

        By Karen

        from Monroe, LA

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        I use the cleanser toner and moisturizer day and night. I use the drying cream at night because it smells like sulfur. I use the drying mask twice per week.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new go to!

        By CKGurley

        from Columbus, MS

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          I bought this product a week ago and I can already tell a difference. I'm 22 and my acne has started to flare back up. It is worse now than it has ever been. I have had a few white heads come up while using it, but they are nothing compared to the cystic acne I constantly have on my jawline and cheeks. I have also noticed that acne isn't as painful. My face would sometimes physically hurt due to new pimples coming up. With this kit I have had nothing but good progress!

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

          Love love love this product.

          By Rach

          from New Braunfels TX

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            I started to have break outs and at my age I wasn't sure what to use! I use this brand for daily routine and thought I would try it. The kit is small enough and not as expensive so it's worth giving it a try. Ended up loving it. After 5 days of continuous use my skin has cleared up and feels great!

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far the products seem to be working!!

            By Lisa

            from NC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 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:

              So far the products seem to be working! I typically keep breakouts on my cheeks and along my jawline, both whiteheads and painful under the skin acne. Since I've been using this kit I have noticed a tremendous decrease in new pimples, and the active ones are going away. I've e been using this kit consistently for a week now and although it's not a miracle acne cure, I can definitely say I will continue to use it as it seems to have calmed my acne a lot. I plan to use other products from this company once I get a hold on my breakouts.

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

              I would buy this product again !

              By Elvia

              from Dallas

              About Me Skin Care Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

              You'd have to try it yourself

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

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              • 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
              • Q:

                First off, Mario B's drying lotion has changed my life! I'm very curious about this starter kit. I get occasional cystic acne on my chin and jawline. Would this kit be something I should try?
                Asked on 9/20/2016 by Marcy from San Antonio, Tx

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Glad you are happy with our Drying Lotion! Our Acne Starter Kit is a daily regimen geared towards acne prone skin to help promote clearer skin and discourage future breakouts. We also offer our Acne Repair Kit - which features the Drying Lotion, Drying Cream, and Buffering Lotion. Our Buffering Lotion is designed to target that cystic acne you are experiencing. http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

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

                How many times do you use the product every day ?
                Asked on 9/18/2016 by Liz from Orosi ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You should cleanse twice a day using the Acne Facial Cleanser and following with the Special Cucumber Lotion. During the day (and at night too if you wish), you should moisturize with Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17. The Drying Cream should be used nightly as needed and the Drying Mask should be used 2-3 times a week.

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

                I bought the starter kit and buffering lotion, drying lotion and flower & tonic mask. I also want to start using an anti regime (oily skin) and bought the vitamin a d e neck cream. Is the seaweed cream and hyaluronic eye cream enough to prevent fine lines?
                Asked on 8/25/2016 by janie from mcallen tx

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can start by using the products in the Acne Starter Kit to get your acne under control. Once you are free of active breakouts, you can begin to address your aging concerns with these other products. Seaweed Night Cream is a great option for acne prone skin - as it is oil free and full of great anti-aging ingredients. http://www.ulta.com/seaweed-night-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200721

                  Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does any of your benzoyl peroxide in it for acne?
                Asked on 8/22/2016 by Kim from Memphis,TN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The products in our Acne Starter Kit do not contain benzoyl peroxide.

                  Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have very sensitive and acne prone skin. My acne has improved a lot from using Mario Badescu'd oil free moisturizer with other products. I am allergic to most acne fighting products. (Ones with benzoyl peroxide and other harsh chemicals). Would this product be sensitive enough for my skin? Or would you recommend another kit/product?
                Asked on 8/19/2016 by Sam from Louisville, KY

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I am in my 20's and I have very Oily skin, with blackheads and large visible pores, I also get dry patches around my chin and nose often after washing my face. From the reviews I can't tell if I should use the Regime kit for combo/Oily skin or the Acne starter kit. What are the differences?
                Asked on 8/15/2016 by Jessie

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have constant acne and I always have really need something to help get rid of it just not sure if I should start out with this acne starter kit or the acne repair kit
                Asked on 8/11/2016 by yass from Wilkes Barre, PA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                how much salicylic acid is in each product ?
                Asked on 8/4/2016 by Holly from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser has a salicylic acid content below 2%.

                  Answered on 8/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Which products should I use for oily skin with blackheads and under the skin big whiteheads?
                Asked on 7/25/2016 by Lisa from Dothan Alabama

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Acne Starter Kit is a great product to establish a daily skin care regimen that is geared towards oily, acne prone skin. Sticking to a skin care regimen that is best suited for your skin is the first step. We offer a Silver Powder which is our go-to product to help with stubborn blackheads. http://www.ulta.com/silver-powder?productId=xlsImpprod6200683
                  Those under the skin whiteheads may actually be milia. You can incorporate a gently exfoliating cleanser - such as our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser - into your skin care routine to help remove them. Although, some milia may need to be removed by a dermatologist. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                  Answered on 7/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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