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Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Regimen Kit

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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 285 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (151)
  • Non-greasy (95)
  • Soothes skin (92)
  • Moisturizes (90)
  • Easy to use (79)

Cons

  • Bad smell (42)
  • Not effective (30)
  • Irritates skin (19)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (211)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (56)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
  • Women (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (77), Budget shopper (50), Survivalist / minimalist (45), Brand buyer (37), Beauty expert (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (92), Oily (46), Normal (8), Dry (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

I will continue to use these products

By Mantha

from Palmdale, CA

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    Daily use

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

    Do not buy this product

    By Allys

    from Illinois

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I have cystic acne and this product including the use of the drying lotion actually increased my acne and made it worse than ever. Not good for the use of someone with a lot of acne.

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

        It works!

        By Rae

        from Orlando, Fl

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Redness/ Blotchiness

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        Cleared up my skin in about 3 days!! Wow!!

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

        Starting to see a change in my skin

        By Marisa

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I use my kit every day and night and I am starting to see a difference in my skin. I have tried so acne washes and lotions for my face and everything only made my acne worse. This product is helping minimize my break outs.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          3.0

          WARNING: The mask smells disgusting.

          By Katielatie

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          Love the face wash and the toner, the drying mask smells revolting it was hard to keep on my face. The moisturizer makes my face very oily.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Didn't work for me :(

          By Purple Yamily

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Allergic reaction
          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Sorta broke me out

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I have very sensitive skin, and I have been breaking out on my forehead, with flesh-colored bumps that haven't gone away. I bought this thinking that it would work, considering my love for the MB rose water spray and the pretty good reviews. I used it for about a week, but it just didn't work out for me. After a week, my skin is raised, bumpy, and has red patches. I'm pretty sure I have some sort of allergic reaction to the products. Everyone's skin is different, so it might actually work for you.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          3.0

          Not for hormonal acne

          By Lexi

          from Eugene Oregon

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            I've been struggling with painful smal cystic acne for 6 months ever since I stopped taking my birth control. I don't think this is a very good line when it comes to helping minimize everything of course with the routine my face was very clean. The acne facial cleanser was really weak along with the toner and just about everything else besides the moisturizer I did really love that and it seemed to actually smooth my skin and bring some redness down. If you're looking to help cystic acne I would recommend the buffering and drying lotion by MB.

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

            It works! Would buy again

            By LesAnne

            from Atlanta

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              Works great. Gentle enough to use daily. The mask is great for once a week use. The mask does not smell great but it is worth it. The cleanser and toner smell amazing and feel great on your skin.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very surprised!

              By Stacey

              from Liverpool

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                I have used tons of stuff, from proactiv to nip/fab to the ordinary range, i couldn't even name them all I've had that many. Recently broke out in Tons of spots on my chin, changed my diet and drank tons of water! Break outs where still coming ! I thought I'd give it a go, to my surprise I've been using twice daily as recommend and my skin it back to normal. I'm shocked at how quick it has worked. As long as you follow the guidelines works wonders for acne skin.

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

                Cleared my adult acne in a week

                By Happy Skin!

                from Michigan

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

                • Acne
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                I got this kit about a week ago, and it has almost completely cleared up my acne that I've been on and off dealing with for 11 years. I'm not a huge fan of how the products smell, especially the mask, but I feel like that's a decent trade off because it actually works. I will be buying the full products when these samples run out!

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

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                • Q:

                  I have a combination of dry and oily skin, I also have a lot of acne scars and was wondering if any of these products could help the clearing of those scars.
                  Asked on 11/8/2017 by Jack from Texas, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit does not target acne scars. This kit contains our best selling acne products that will help prevent and reduce breakouts. If you are looking to target discoloration while breaking out, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week (1-2 times per week if dry, 2-3 times per week if oily) in place of your daily cleanser. This will help exfoliate the skin and reduce discoloration from acne scars. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                    Answered on 11/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I am looking into getting the Acne Starter Kit, are their other Mario products that i should be using in addition to the kit? I have hormonal acne along my chin and jaw, and only occasional breakouts on my cheeks.I see that their is a day time lotion with SPF, what moisturizer would i use at night? I have dry skin so i moisturize both during the day and nightly. I love MB products and need to start a better skin care regime for my hormonal acne to clear. Let me know what other products i should use in addition to the kit for a full regime!

                  Thanks!
                  Asked on 11/8/2017 by jjanelle from IL

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Hi I just wanted to know if use drying mask and the drying cream in the night or in the morning
                  Asked on 11/1/2017 by Cecilia from Salinas,Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Both products should be used overnight. We suggest the Drying Mask 2-3 times per week on areas of congestion or breakouts after cleansing. The Drying Cream can be used as a spot treatment overnight on red/inflamed breakouts or small clusters of acne.

                    Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi I want to purchase this bundle but I don't know if I am able to use my rosewater spray along with this product and when too use it????
                  Asked on 11/1/2017 by janiel from Salinas,CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater can be used with this kit. We suggest using it before or after toner or moisturizer. It can be used throughout the day to refresh and rehydrate the skin or to reduce a powdery finish after makeup application.

                    Answered on 11/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Should I use this regimen twice a day or just once in the evening? I don't want to over due it
                  Asked on 10/30/2017 by Sydney Lucas from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Acne Facial Cleanser and Special Cucumber Lotion can be used morning and night. We suggest the Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 for day time after cleansing and toning. Two to three times per week at night, after cleansing the Drying Mask can be used. Follow with toner and spot treatments. Our Drying Cream can be used overnight as your spot treatment after cleansing and toning.

                    Answered on 10/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have used similar products that leave stains on my towels - can anyone speak to whether or not this product will do something similar? Thanks!
                  Asked on 8/14/2017 by Meg416 from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thanks for your question! Products in our Acne Starter Regimen Kit will not stain or bleach fabric.

                    Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I recently just bought this, the anti acne serum and the buffering lotion. I was wondering how my routine should be since I'm new to these stuff. Sometimes my skin gets dry so I sometimes use a hydrating oil. I have combination/oily acne skin and get big hormonal breakouts.
                  Asked on 8/8/2017 by Lindsey from Garden Grove, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest using the Acne Facial Cleanser and Special Cucumber Lotion (toner) twice daily. After cleansing and toning in the morning our Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 can be applied. At night after cleansing and toning our Buffering Lotion can be used as a spot treatment for cystic acne (do not apply anything over this product). The Anti-Acne Serum can be used on areas of congestion or breakout. Our Drying Mask can be used twice per week after cleansing, once removed follow with toner, moisturizer and spot treatments. Our Drying Cream can be used to spot treat red/inflamed breakouts overnight.

                    Answered on 8/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have bumps on my forehead, chest, and back that aren't too red or inflamed, but they are very stubborn. I have tried multiple acne washes/treatments/prescriptions and nothing seems to work for these bumps. Would this product work for me? I'm not quite sure if what I'm dealing with is acne or something else.
                  Asked on 8/3/2017 by A from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Products in the Acne Starter Regimen Kit can be used on combination to oily skin types that frequently experience breakouts or congestion. These products will help reduce any build up or congestion without stripping the skin. In addition to this kit, our Anti-Acne Serum would be a great option to help reduce bumps and breakouts!
                    http://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675&sku=2209804&_requestid=14780706

                    Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hello,

                  I'm 23 years old and I have combination (normal) oily skin. I've been having breakouts (acne/pimples) all over my t-zone, forehead, around my mouth, nose and my chin which are my oily areas. My cheeks are perfectly fine which are my normal areas. I have tried so many products and I have heard great things about MB. I'm just wondering if this kit will help me with my problems and how long does it usually take to see results. And if this kit will help me, how do you use it? Do you have to use the oil-free moisturizer even during the night or you can skip it and go straight to the drying cream after cleansing and toning? And also, the drying mask, how often do you need to use it and when do you use it, is it after cleansing and toning and moisturizing or before any of that?

                  Thank you so much.
                  Asked on 8/2/2017 by Jes from New York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Products in the Acne Starter Regimen Kit will help reduce and prevent breakouts. Results vary since everyone's skin is different but you should see results after a few weeks of use. We recommend cleansing and toning twice daily with the Acne Facial Cleanser and Special Cucumber Lotion (toner). The Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 can be used for day time. Overnight if your skin is not very oil a lightweight moisturizer can be applied before the Drying Cream. The Drying Mask should be used 2-3 times per week after cleansing. We suggest removing after 10-15 minutes and following with toner, moisturizer and spot treatments.

                    Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  My skin right now is kinda troubled. I say my skin is combo/oily. In the middle of my eyebrows i have some bumps and pimples. Will this kit treat that and help prevent future breakouts?
                  Asked on 7/31/2017 by Sapphire from California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a great option for combination/oily skin types. Products in this kit will help reduce and prevent breakouts!

                    Answered on 8/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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