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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 269 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (142)
  • Non-greasy (87)
  • Soothes skin (86)
  • Moisturizes (80)
  • Easy to use (79)

Cons

  • Bad smell (37)
  • Not effective (26)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (198)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (50)
  • Sensitive skin (49)
  • Women (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (70), Budget shopper (50), Survivalist / minimalist (38), Brand buyer (37), Beauty expert (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (81), Oily (43), Normal (7), Dry (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 269 customers

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4.0

Dry skin & acne? This can work for you, too!

By Brittney

from Texas

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears Skin
  • Flattens Acne
  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I know this product is marketed to people with oily/acne skin, but since nothing really exists for dry/acne skin I figured I would give it a try. If you use all of these products everyday 2x as instructed and you have dry skin, it will make your skin flaky and peely. However, If you limit you use of the drying products to 3-4x a week this can really work for you! It took me around a month to find my ideal balance, but the hormonal/cystic acne covering my cheeks is now completely flattened!!!

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

    I will buy this product again and again!

    By Ginag

    from Roanoke, VA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I bought this kit to repair and clear up my skin. I had breakouts all over my face and tried several other products without success. I couldn't believe how quickly this worked! My skin started clearing up in just 2 days and continues to look great!

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

      Great product!

      By Chelsea

      from Clovis nm

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I love this product! I noticed a huge difference in my skin after the first use. My skin is soft and clear. My chin is always my worse area and after three uses my whole chin was clear!

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

        Absolutely love this product, my skin is ckearing up

        By Ashley

        from Roseville Ca

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        Love it!!!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        4.0

        My skin is finally clearing up

        By Jessica

        from Tennessee

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne prone skin
        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        It took about a week, but this finally started to clear up my skin. I was going through one of the worst breakouts I've ever had, so I was skeptical about this kit, but I thought why not give it a try. I'm glad I did because my skin is looking much better! It is a little drying, but it's not bad if you use a moisturizer both day and night. The drying mask smells absolutely horrible, but it really works. I use it 2x a week. I ordered a full size of the drying cream because it's a great spot treatment that literally dries up pimples over night. I also bought the enzyme cleansing gel and I use that at night to calm my skin.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I WILL KEEP BUYING THIS!

        By Yung ji

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I don't know how this will work for others, but for me this stuff is liquid magic! I have those little nasty *ss pimples on my forehead that just don't go away no matter what I do. Last night, I bought the acne regimen kit along with the Rose water spray. First, I took all the makeup off using the ST. Ives face scrub( i forgot which one, but it had a green stripe across it) and then I used the acne wash, toning lotion, rose water spray, and lotion all in that order. I woke up this morning and almost all of my forehead pimples are gone! I also used the drying cream on two under the skin painful pimples I had on my chin, and they're still there, just not as noticeable. like if I put makeup on, it'll still cover it up well. My skin was also extremely hydrated and plump. Just buy this and see how it works for you!

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

        ive already purchased 4 of these kits I love it

        By Lauren

        from Arcadia ca

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I have always had oily skin and struggled with acne and never new what to buy and these kits have been life saver. Comes with wash, moisturizer, mask, etc.. etc all things that have made my skin soft and clear and have made me less oily but not dry...

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes!!!

          By Loxoxo

          from Dallas,Tx

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          It's been 2 weeks since I started this regimen and my skin hasn't looked this good in a while. My face looks and feels less irritated and angry. I had a lot under the skin bumps and the drying mask and drying cream REALLY helped with how prominent they looked and are now very minimal. Can't wait to see how much more it helps with my skin!!!

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

          I would purchase this item again

          By Rockerchick

          from Alabama

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            I use this product with my other beauty regimens

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            4.0

            I would buy again

            By Cocoa

            from MN

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            Use daily and is not harsh or irritating

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

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            • 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
            • Q:

              I have combination / dry skin and I hardly ever have a completely clear complexion, I break out a lot around my chin and forehead area. I was usuing proactiv but it's way too expensive and doesn't last long and if I stop using it even for a day I go right back to breaking out. I usually have surface acne but sometimes (like currently) I have on every deep spot. What would be the best product for me to use out of your product line?
              Asked on 7/27/2017 by Cau from Riverside

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I have combination skin that is also acne/blackhead prone. I'm terrified of drying out and causing more damage to existing scars. My problem areas for acne is my forehead, jawline, and lower cheek; while my problem areas for black heads is the T-area , and on my cheeks ( high cheek/tearducts) Would you recommend this kit for me?
              Asked on 7/26/2017 by EK from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Regimen Kit is best suited for those with combination, oily skin. This kit is a great introduction to our line and will help control and prevent breakouts. As with any skin care product, discontinue use if negative changes happen in your skin.

                Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I just bought this for my 15 year old daughter. Can you give us some step by step instructions for each product. When to use each item and what order. Thanks
              Asked on 7/26/2017 by Gretchen from North Augusta,South Carolina

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Here are the instructions for the products in the Acne Starter Regimen Kit:
                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.

                Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I bought this kit, been using for about 2 weeks. I love everything so far and have noticed improvement in my pimples. However, the SPF 17 moisturizer seems to leave my skin a bit oily during the day. I also did not like the seaweed moisturizer. What other moisturizer would you recommend? I have combo/oily skin and would like something with anti aging benefits.
              Asked on 7/16/2017 by CARISSA from Fort Worth, TX

              1 answer

            • 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
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