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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 226 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (117)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (76)
  • Good value (70)
  • Soothes skin (62)

Cons

  • Bad smell (28)
  • Not effective (18)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (162)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Women (37)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (35)
  • Sensitive skin (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (50), Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Beauty expert (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (55), Oily (28), Normal (6), Dry (5)

Reviewed by 226 customers

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5.0

I loved it!!

By Railey

from El Paso

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • 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:

    I loved it. It's effective on me. Finally!! Will buy again soon!!

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

    This product cleated my acne blemishes.

    By lol

    from San Lorenzo, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I just use this product when I wake up and go to bed, but also spray the rosewater toner with it. It has great so far as in clearing my acne, scars and redness, and it smells great.

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

      I loved it

      By Lexy

      from Covina ca

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        It made my skin feel really soft and it took the red out

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

        Love everything but the moisturizer

        By Whit

        from Birmingham

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I love these products although I feel like the moisturizer Is a little greasy for me so I would recommend using a lighter moisturizer.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Products not effective in treating acne

          By Holly

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I had been curious about this skin care line and decided to pick up this kit, and have been using it for almost a week now. The acne cleansing gel was alright, as well as the drying cream. But the toner was terrible, i didnt realize until later that it contained isopropyl alchol which is the worst thing for skin, and especially for oily skin. And the moisturizer made my face super oily about an hour so after applying. All in all I expected higher quality ingredients and better results for the price tag of the products.

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          ACNE = ALMOST GONE

          By JC

          from New York, NY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          to all -

          first things first, i'm a teen and i suffer from mild acne; sometimes my face is perfectly clear but recently i've been breaking out a ton! i've only tried the rose toner and the oil free moisturizer from MB but i just purchased this kit and use it along with the anti-acne serum and.... it works! i've only used it for around a weekend but my skin is noticeably clearer and i think it's amazing!! the only only downside i would say is that the mask it comes with smells not the best, but really helps with drying out blemishes. needless to say, i love this product and plan to buy another!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I can't tell if it's working

          By Carly

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I think I like the product but I don't think I've been using it long enough to see results.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't buy

          By Kaylee

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Heavy
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              The drying mask smells like cigarettes and it irritates skin!

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

              I will buy this product forever!

              By G

              from Temecula, 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
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                I have had acne prone skin and an uneven skin tone for years. I've tried numerous products, but nothing ever helped. Finally! I discovered this brand! In just a few days I could already seen my skin clearing up! I use to get deep under the skin cyst that would take weeks to go away. Since using this product, I have not had a single huge breakout! It has also calmed the redness in my skin, and my skin feels so smooth after each use! This product is life changing!

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

                Would recommend for problem skin

                By Ruthie

                from Hartford, Ct

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • May dry out aready dry skin

                Best Uses

                • Acne
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                My chin breaks out a lot especially when I try new make up. Cleared my skin quickly.

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

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                • Q:

                  I have combo/oily skin and I suffer from really bad hormonal acne. As I'm getting older I've noticed my skin is becoming worse. I've tried everything from different companies recently and nothing is working for me. I really want to try this line I've heard really good things about it. Is it a good fit for me? what products do you recommend?
                  Asked on 3/22/2017 by Monica Christina from Ontario

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Products in our Acne Starter Kit are a great option for acne prone, oily skin. This would be a great introductory set to our acne line.

                    Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hello, I hAve combination skin; ouly t zone and normal to dry everywhere else
                  I tend to break out due to hormones so it not very often but when it happens it happens! I tend to break out on my forehead and cheeks area but I also have hyperpigmentation on cheeks and forehead. I was wondering if I can use this kit with the whitening mask to even out my skin tone while I fight breakouts?
                  Asked on 3/15/2017 by Nicole from OH

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a great daily regimen to ensure that your skin stays balanced and in top condition to fight those hormonal breakouts when they happen. Our Whitening Mask is hydrating so we do not recommend that it be used on active acne skin. Since your breakouts are only occasionally, you can use the Whitening Mask when you are not experiencing the breakouts and switch to the Drying Mask (contained in the kit) when it is time to fight the breakouts.
                    http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                    Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I'm going to start laying in the tanning bed for prom and I just recently bought this and wondering if using this and being under the tanning bed lights would hurt my skin? There's an option for no light to hit your face should I just have no lights on it?
                  Asked on 3/5/2017 by emajesty from Logan, WV

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    In general, you would want to turn off the face tanning light. This will also help prevent any skin discoloration from any old or current acne marks.

                    Answered on 3/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have dry/combination skin that is sensitive and also very acne prone. I have had acne since I was 11 but I am 23 now and my skin is honestly much worse than it was when I was a teenager. Most of my acne is along my chin and jawline, which leads me to believe it is hormonal. Would this be the right kit for my skin type?
                  Asked on 3/3/2017 by Kat from San Francisco, CA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I wondered what you would recommend for me,I have mild acne mostly on my cheeks and I researched and found the acne repair kit and the acne starter regimen kit.Now I don`t know which I should buy
                  Asked on 3/3/2017 by Lena from Germany

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your question. Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a complete skin care regimen designed for oily, acne prone skin to use daily. Our Acne Repair Kit is a collection of spot treatments to be used as needed to target the different types of blemishes that pop up. You should consider purchasing the Acne Starter Regimen Kit as the first step to getting your skin balanced and to help clear current and prevent future breakouts. Our spot treatments target the following issues. You may want to buy the entire Acne Repair Kit or just purchase the one item that is for the type of blemishes you are experiencing.
                    Drying Lotion - whiteheads
                    Drying Cream - small clusters of under-the-surface bumps
                    Buffering Lotion - deep painful under-the-surface bumps
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

                    Answered on 3/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi. I've had some acne for the past year. Mostly forehead, chin and cheeks. I've been using proactiv. While it keeps it not as bad it doesn't take it all away. I also have some inflammatory red scars now. Will the MB acne starter kit help with the scars also?
                  Asked on 2/25/2017 by Danielle from Brooklyn NY

                  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 that you might be experiencing on your forehead and cheeks. Before you can address the old acne marks, it is important to have your breakouts under control.
                    Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be incorporated into your skin care routine 2-3 times a week to provide the necessary exfoliation to address pore clogging debris and skin discoloration. Also,our Whitening Mask is recommend once you are free of breakouts. It works to gradually improve uneven skin tone and address skin discolorations.
                    http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753
                    http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                    Answered on 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hello.i have a question about this product,and my question is "can you use this product at night,basically can you sleep with it?"..because the kit comes with instructions and it says to use the cleanser twice a day.so morning and night,but after cleansing it says to follow with the toner and moisturizer.And i was just wonder with those 3 products can i sleep with them with out having any breakouts or anything bad on my skin..so is it possible to sleep with these products?..if possible please let me know.Thank you very much
                  Asked on 2/18/2017 by Sofia Marmolejos from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    There is no need to rinse off the toner or moisturizer before going to bed at night. Often, people with acne skip the nighttime moisturizer and opt to spot treat the blemishes. Our Acne Repair Kit features a collection of spot treatments to target the different types of blemishes you may have and are intended to be left on overnight.
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

                    Answered on 2/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • 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
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