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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 259 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (134)
  • Non-greasy (80)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Soothes skin (77)
  • Effective (76)

Cons

  • Bad smell (32)
  • Not effective (26)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (188)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (47)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Women (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (65), Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Survivalist / minimalist (34), Beauty expert (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (76), Oily (39), Normal (7), Dry (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

So far so good!

By _kloh

from Cincinnati Ohio

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I usually stick with all organic face washes and coconut oil for moisture but my skin started breaking out really bad again so I heard good reviews on this product and decided it was time to try it. It dried my face up at first but now that my skin is getting used to it (been using for two weeks) I'm currently satisfied with my skin. Break outs have been minimal, once my kit is used up I think I'm going to purchase the full size bottles!

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not working well with over 40 skin

    By Kim

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    Not recommended for 40+

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    4.0

    Great starter kit for acne prone skin.

    By Aisha

    from Lawrenceville, Ga

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I use this product as part of my night time routine. I see it working well and its drying up my acne fast

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

      Did not like it at all

      By Marinaleigh

      from Katy, TX

      About Me Skin Care Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Greasy
        • Heavy
        • Irritates Skin
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          Used this kit for a week. Broke out heavily. It felt like wax was left on my skin so I didn't feel clean at all and with the breakout, it showed me I wasn't getting a good cleanse. Not esthetician approved. Shocking since I had heard great things about this line. I returned it.

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

          Only worked for a few weeks !:/

          By b

          from Brick, NJ

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I used this regimen for a few weeks and it totally cleared up my skin, but I started to break out and now I haven't stopped. I have used these products religiously and it is no longer effective.

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

          Nice product, Awful smell

          By Blayner

          from Muskogee, OK

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I love the product and it's so effective but oh my, the smell of the mask and the drying lotion is horrible. Who knows, you may like the smell because my mom did, but i gagged so hard every time i put the two on. But my acne is doing so well and the products are so effective, even the ones that smell. I would buy over and over again!

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

          I love it

          By Jessrodriguez90

          from Santa Clara

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              I love this product it helps me a lot with my break outs

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

              Pimples be Gone !!

              By Sweet Lu

              from Rogers, AR

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                Great products for helping conquer those monthly break-outs.

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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best adult acne product

                By Jen

                from Chicago

                About Me Skin Care Professional

                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:

                  Nothing has kept my skin smoother, brighter and clearer before this.

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

                  A good introduction to some of the products

                  By Natasha

                  from El Paso Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                  I loved these products but following it using the toner twice a day really dried out my skin making my break out worse. but after cutting back to once a day my skin was clear again and looking great.

                  • 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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