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Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Regimen Kit

Item #: 2507280

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A must-have regimen designed to give troubled skin a clear start. Acne Facial Cleanser is a daily face wash specially formulated to deep clean troubled skin and encourage a clearer-looking complexion. Special Cucumber Lotion is a clarifying toner designed to control excess oil and refresh congested skin. Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 is an oil-free moisturizer that delivers lightweight hydration to keep troubled skin balanced. Drying Mask is a powerful mask formulated with sulfur, kaolin, and other natural minerals to target breakouts, decongest pores, and eliminate pore-clogging oil. Drying Cream is an overnight solution that targets and helps dry up small bumps and pimples.

A $40 Value!

Acne Starter Regimen Kit 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
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: Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: Active: Avobenzone 2%,Octinoxate 7.5%,Oxybenzone 5%.
Inactive: Aqua (Water, Eau),Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Myristyl Lactate, Myristyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol.

Drying Mask: Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin, Calamine, Propylene Glycol, Ichthammol, Sulfur, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

Drying Cream: Aqua (Water, Eau), Zinc Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Oleth-10, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Ichthammol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cysteine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Biotin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Zinc Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pyridoxine HCl, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Regimen Kit
 
4.1

(based on 204 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (102)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (75)
  • Good value (70)
  • Soothes skin (51)

Cons

  • Bad smell (24)
  • Not effective (17)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (144)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Women (37)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (24)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Beauty conscious (40), Brand buyer (37), Survivalist / minimalist (22), Beauty expert (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Oily (23), Normal (6)

Reviewed by 204 customers

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5.0

Absolutely love this product!

By Taheerah

from Illinois

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I have been breaking out all along my jaw line for almost 5 months now, pretty sure due to hormonal imbalance, the worst my skin has ever been. I have tried many products and nothing has worked, even drying out my skin. My coworker recommended me to use this line and it was the best decision I've ever made. I've only been using it for a week and my acne is completely cleared up. My skin feels and looks amazing. Also what I love most is that it doesn't dry out my skin. I highly recommend this product.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    2.0

    Didn't Work For Me

    By Ash Acne

    from Santa Cruz, Ca

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    While this brand did not work for me, I still enjoyed using it. My skin which is normally oily to combination was extremely dry at the beginning of winter. This kit was able to bring balance back to my skin. The cleanser doesn't get foamy nor does it dry out the skin. The toner has a nice smell and also leaves the skin feeling slightly fresh. The moisturizer was a little thick but does a good job at moisturizing. The mask smells horrible and lingers. Not really sure it did anything for me. The little cream jar also did not do much for my skin. Didn't work for me but might be nice for someone with dry or sensitive skin

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

    A MUST BUY FOR ACNE!

    By heycourtmarie

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Soothes Skin
    • Treats Acne

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Acne
    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    Omg if you have acne let me tell you that this is the holy grail of all products. I was skeptical at first because no acne treatment has worked for me. I have a lot of acne around my jaw line and then I would get a couple in my toons. For someone who doesn't wear make up this was very irritating. After using all the products for a week my acne is 90 percent gone and my skin tone is even again!

    The only thing I wish I did different was use more of the mosturiser. My skin was very oily so I didn't use it everyday and I regret it. The drying cream will dry out your skin unless you use the moisturizer as directed!

    Other than that it is amazing and a must buy!

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

    Great products

    By Charlotte

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      This product is amazing. Cleared my skin dramatically in one week. I will purchase the full size cleanser, toner, and moisturizer when I run out as well as other Mario Badescu products. I recommend using with the Mario Badescu drying lotion because that works great too.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Skin transforming products!

      By J'Haley

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Oily Skin
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I have only been using this product for a week after experiencing a very abnormal breakout on my cheeks! It has already cleared up for the most part. I highly recommend this product!!

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best thing to happen to my face

        By ev

        from MI

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          i have tried everything on the face of the earth to get rid of my acne. i'm 20 years old and have had acne since i was 11. it took about a month before this stuff started to kick in but it WORKED. i've tried everything from proactiv to the 200 different neutrogena products to pills and stinky creams from my dermatologist. nothing worked, at least not as well as this. yes i still get a zit here and there but my face is finally clear. it doesn't dry your skin out like crazy either (proactiv does). it's easy, it's light on your skin, the only thing that smells is the drying cream/mask but even that nasty smell is so worth the results. i have never been so happy with a product.

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

          Great

          By Liz

          from Anaheim

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          easy to use, great product

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

          Good so far

          By McKenzie

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I have tried a few Mario Badescu products in the past and really enjoyed them. When I started to get really bad breakouts on my chin/jawline area I decided to give this a shot. I had read tons of reviews saying the drying mask smelled horrendous, but I thought maybe people were just overreacting. I will overlook a bad smelling product if it is effective. As it turns out these people weren't kidding the drying mask smells absolutely VILE! I do have to say though once I applied it to my really bad breakout and let it sit for the recommended 20 minutes and washed it off I was shocked. It made it look so much better after just one use! I woke up the next morning and the breakout is well on it way to being completely healed!! As pungent as this mask smells, I will overlook it for clear skin. The rest of the products are great and no strong odors. I'm very pleased with this! If you've tried everything and nothing has worked give this a try!

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

          READ ASAP

          By 15 yr old girl

          from Nevada

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • No Alcohol
          • Non- Drying
          • Non-Greasy
          • Reduces Acne
          • Reduces Post Acne Marks
          • Smells Clean
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Subclinical Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            I have very sensitive skin, Alcohol and some fragrance hurts it which is why I prefer the scent of all these products. The only product that has an interesting smell is the spot treatment. Started using a week ago for my teenage acne. Already seeing improvements, less bumpy and less red! I was doubting it at first based on some reviews, but it doesn't dry my skin out one bit. I actually prefer the moisturizer because my skin feels so soft and hydrated afterwards. The bottles are trial size, so you don't have to use it for long if it doesn't work. I have yet to have any problems, Definitely recommend for teenage acne, subclinical acne/forehead bumps. Totally buying again!

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Saved my skin

            By Kessy

            from Farmington, NM

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              I've had really bad acne for years and never found anything tha helped. I've used this for the past 4 months and even repurchased. It's so worth it

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

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              • Q:

                i had been through really bad acne when i first came to us. after 4 yrs. my face got much better, but still before , or sometimes after my period, my acne come back kinda bad. is this set help for that ? thank you
                Asked on 2/8/2017 by Anh Tran from texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a full regimen designed for oily, acne prone skin. Sticking to the regimen is one of the keys to its success. Also, use the included Drying Mask 2-3 a week all over your face or just on the acne prone areas, depending on your skin. The included Drying Cream is a highly effective nighttime spot treatment designed to target small under the surface bumps. I hope it works for you!

                  Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                So, when my acne clears up should I start using a different combination of products, or can I stick with the acne line because I have oily skin/hormonal acne, especially around certain times of the month? If it's recommended to discontinue once my face clears, which products would you recommend?
                Asked on 2/6/2017 by Sam from Sacramento, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Starter Regimen Kit is designed to help clear up skin that is oily and acne prone. It is also designed to maintain and help prevent future breakouts, so I would suggest you keep using it after the breakouts clear up.

                  Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have sensitive skin with the majority of oily-ness in the t-zone area, however I tend to suffer from constant breakouts beneath the skin with little bumps on my forehead. Would the acne starter kit be a good place to start? I've tried so many different face washes and cleansers over the years but I continue to breakout. I also have acne scars from past breakouts but most are not so bad as I use biooil on them to help them fade.
                Asked on 2/2/2017 by Lo

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Starter Regimen Kit is the perfect daily regimen kit for oily, acne prone skin. Regular use will help balance your skin which will help clear and prevent breakouts. Incorporating the included Drying Mask and Drying Cream will work to target those oily, acne prone areas. You can use the Drying Cream nightly and the Drying Mask twice a week.

                  Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have normal to oily skin ( oily around my t-zone) and I also get blackheads on my nose and chin and continuous mild breakouts on my forehead but everywhere else is fine. Would this be a good product to treat my skin?
                Asked on 2/2/2017 by Cici from Oklahoma

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is the first step towards clear skin. It is a daily regimen designed for oily, acne prone skin. Consistent use will help balance your skin which will help clear and prevent breakouts. Our Silver Powder is our go-to product to help diminish blackheads and the Acne Starter Regimen Kit contains a sample of our Drying Cream which is for small clusters of small under the surface bumps (which usually appear on your forehead).
                  http://www.ulta.com/silver-powder?productId=xlsImpprod6200683
                  http://www.ulta.com/drying-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200679

                  Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Hi I had been suffering from acne a very long time! I had been using so many acne treatments but none have gave improvements! My skin is very oily. I have been getting more acne at this moment and I was hoping if this treatment would work? I would love to see if it does work?
                Asked on 1/18/2017 by Steph19 from Hesperia,ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Acne Starter Kit is a full regimen designed for oily, acne prone skin. Sticking to the regimen is one of the keys to its success. Also, use the included Drying Mask 2-3 a week all over your face or just on the acne prone areas, depending on your skin. The included Drying Cream is a highly effective nighttime spot treatment designed to target small under the surface bumps. I hope it works for you!

                  Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • 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

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