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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 247 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (127)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (76)
  • Non-greasy (72)
  • Good value (70)

Cons

  • Bad smell (30)
  • Not effective (23)
  • Irritates skin (14)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (177)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (44)
  • Sensitive skin (41)
  • Women (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (60), Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Survivalist / minimalist (32), Beauty expert (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (71), Oily (33), Normal (6), Dry (5)

Reviewed by 247 customers

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5.0

Love it!

By Sid

from Oxford alabama

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    Started to have hormone problems that made me break out bad! I couldn't have picked a better kit to fight it!!

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

    this product is amazing for acne

    By lily

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      make sure to use every day

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

      I love it its working very good on my skin

      By Vivi

      from Colorado Springs

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I use it every day morning and night

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

        Will not purchase again.

        By Walela

        from Tahlequah, Oklahoma

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Made my skin worse.
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Don't use.

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        Used the products as directed. Made my skin worse with the use of the products. Sent products back. I will not buy again.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        1.0

        Would not buy this product again.

        By Walela

        from Tahlequah, Oklahoma

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin
        • Not Effective
        • Too expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          Worse products I have ever used for my skin type.

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

          I absolutely loved this product. Will buy again!!!

          By Fran

          from virginia

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            Really great product. Never had an issue with acne up until a recent breakout and saw results in a day! Would definitely purchase again!

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

            Great starter kit

            By Melz

            from Whitesboro NY

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              This was great to introduce me to this product,. I was uncertain where to start and this allowed me to try several products with a minimal investment. As well as pick a few extras. My skin is on a recovery since I purchased. Thank you!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              love it!!

              By Hales

              from Sacramento, CA

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                  I love this product so much it has helped clear alot of my spots, although it left my skin feeling very dry and flaky. I started using it 3 days ago and i see that alot of my breakouts have disappeared , i just might have to use a better moisturizer.

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

                  I love this kit!

                  By Hannie

                  from Tupelo, MS

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne
                  • Daily Use
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                  It was used for acne due to stress

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

                  Best thing ever

                  By Leynacao

                  from Seattle,Wa

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                    I love this kit! I refer it to family and friends. Definitely worth the money.

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

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                    • Q:

                      I've been seeing the reviews and a lot of them talk about how this kit was too drying. I barely started using the kit today but I want to know if I should expect dry patches??
                      Asked on 6/15/2017 by ness from California, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Acne Starter Regimen Kit is best suited for those with combination, oily skin. It should not cause dry patches if the products are used as directed. As with any skin care product, discontinue use if negative changes happen in your skin.

                        Answered on 6/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I'm considering buying some MB products (never tried them before), and this kit is one of my options. I have an oily forehead and have had consistent acne on my forehead for over a year now -- it won't go away and I'm getting married in less than 4 months. I also get pimples/blackheads on other spots of my face, along with occasional scarring. Will this kit help? My forehead is my main concern, it used to be perfectly clear, but now it's covered in acne and I get really self-conscious about it!
                      Asked on 6/14/2017 by MCK from New England

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit will help reduce breakouts and congestion on combination to oily skin. 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. While products in this kit do not target scarring, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used twice per week as your exfoliant to help brighten the skin and reduce discoloration.
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/a/_/Ntt-glycolic%20foaming%20cleanser/Nty-1?Dy=1&ciSelector=searchResults

                        Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      How long does this generally last?
                      Asked on 6/8/2017 by Dana from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Longevity does vary since the number of times the products are used daily will vary depending on product. In most cases, you should be able to get a full month's use out of the trial sized products in this kit.

                        Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this kit OK for a teenage boy to use??
                      Asked on 6/4/2017 by Dana from Norwalk, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! This product is unisex and can be used to help fight breakouts on both men and women.

                        Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I am 56 years young with extremely oily skin and large pores with acne. Some cystic acne on my jaw line and forehead. I would like to try a kit for all the skin problems not individual products. Thank you for your help.
                      Asked on 5/17/2017 by Walela from Tahlequah, Oklahoma

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit would be a great option to target breakouts and oily skin.

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Regarding the acne starter kit should the moisturizer and drying cream only be used in the morning because the cream said it's best used after moisturizer and it seems pointless to use that at night
                      Asked on 5/10/2017 by Tayler from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 included in this kit should be used for day time only. For overnight hydration our Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin can applied after cleansing and toning. You can apply the Drying Cream after cleansing, toning and moisturizing at night onto small clusters of acne or red/inflamed breakouts just under the surface of the skin. http://www.ulta.com/control-moisturizer-oily-skin?productId=xlsImpprod6200709

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I am being followed by a dermatologist and have dealt with acne all my adult life. My acne is improving and was told about your product. I currently use hydrogen peroxide as my face wash. My acne is better but my scars are really bad. What could you advice?? Brightening vs acne starter kit??
                      Asked on 5/6/2017 by Scarface from MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello and thanks for your question! Since you're under care of a dermatologist, we recommend discussing with them which options from our line would be suitable for your skin and topical treatments - if any. We do suggest bring the product's list of ingredients with you to your next appointment. Best of luck on your skin care journey.

                        Answered on 7/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What product would be best suited for acne scarring and redness/uneven skin tone?
                      Asked on 4/25/2017 by Arielle from Syracuse, NY

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Hi so I've heard great things about your brand, and I really want to try it out. I'm 18 and have oily skin (especially on my nose), large pores around my nose and cheeks, and some acne scars on my right cheek. I would say that my skin is somewhat sentistive; I'm just scared of trying new products and having my skin react badly to them. I do tend to break out around that time of the month, and when I do, I get big, really red breakouts. The really big breakouts tend to take longer to get rid of. I also have a couple of small breakouts as well. I've literally tried every brand out there; I just really want clear skin. Do you think the acne starter regimen kit will work for me, or do you recommend any other products? Thank you!
                      Asked on 4/24/2017 by Arianna Garcia from Riverbank, CA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I am confused about the difference between all the Mario b acne lotions and creams. For instance the buffering , anti acne serum, drying lotion etc. I'm looking for s nightly lotion to help clogged pore occasionally cystic acne. Benzoyl peroxide is my most effective but it isn't sometimes drying for my sensitive skin
                      Asked on 4/17/2017 by Obxgirl from Camp hill,pa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        These products are spot treatments designed for different types of breakouts. Our Buffering Lotion can be used a spot treatment for cystic acne breakouts. Our Drying Lotion is a wonderful option for whiteheads. We recommend the Drying Cream on breakouts just under the surface of the skin or small clusters of acne. The Anti-Acne Serum can be used overnight as a preventative measure to help reduce congestion and uneven texture to the skin.

                        Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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