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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 234 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (121)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Effective (76)
  • Good value (70)
  • Moisturizes (64)

Cons

  • Bad smell (29)
  • Not effective (21)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (166)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (38)
  • Women (37)
  • Sensitive skin (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (53), Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Survivalist / minimalist (30), Beauty expert (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (62), Oily (29), Normal (6), Dry (5)

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5.0

22 years and finally found something

By Shannon

from Ohio

Pros

  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I followed the directions completey and noticed a drastic reduction in my acne, skin tone and pore size in litterally
    3 days
    -- buy the drying lotion as well it is magic on those problem spots

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

    DRY PATCHES ON MY NORMALY OILY SKIN!!!

    By D

    from Las Vegas, nevada

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Soothes redness

    Cons

    • Dries out my skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I've been using these products morning and night for 2 weeks (have only used the drying mask 2 times due to the fact that I have dry patches now on my skin since using this product.) the cleanser doesn't feel like it's cleansing. I had to change moisturizers due to the dry patches and even still, my skin is extremely dry. Quite terrible looking. I love the aloe spray and plan to th different cleansers/toners to see which exactly is the problem. But until then, my normally oily skin is very unhappy.

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

      Dried out my skin

      By MizIz

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I gave this about two weeks, but it ended up drying out my face. It didn't really do anything to help get rid of my acne. Definitely going to return it.

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

        Wow

        By baby

        from VA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I've heard good things about Mario Badescu before and one of my best friend's has been raving about this kit forever so I finally bought it and I'm definitely sold. I've never really followed a skin care routine before this one but I noticed almost improvement in my skin really quickly. My skin is already less red, less greasy, and a lot softer. I've been using the face wash, toner and moisturizer twice a day and I noticed that I don't have to touch up my makeup as often because my skin is not nearly as oily as it was before I started using this. I love the moisturizer especially because it doesn't make your face shiny and you don't even feel like you're wearing it. With my old moisturizer, if I put on makeup after it would make it look greasier and I would have to use a lot of powder and with this one, it actually makes my makeup last longer and look smoother. Anyways, I'm a big fan of this whole set and I'm definitely going to be buying the full sizes in the future.

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

          Only one product really worked for me

          By Luci

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            I've always had trouble with my skin and acne. I've used a couple of Mario Badescu products and the only one so far that has helped is the Acne Cleanser that I discovered in this kit. It hasn't cleared my face completely, but it has helped sooo much. The drying cream and drying mask did nothing for my face. I would definitely recommend the cleanser.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            3.0

            Skin clearing

            By Blondie

            from San Antonio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Over drying

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

              I've been using this regimen for two weeks now and my acne has definitely improved. However, now my overall skin is too dry. Using the wash twice a day seems to be too much for me so I just use it at night now. Love the toner and use it both morning and night.

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Don't knock it till you try it

              By Natalie

              from Westminster,Ca

              About Me Beauty Expert

              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 kept seeing this product on Pinterest and I kept thinking to myself is it really worth the buy. After months and months of scrolling through my Pinterest I finally decided to go into Ulta and pick it up. I chose to do the trial size because I wanted to test out the waters I have purchased many products rin the full-size and it's just been a waste of money because it hasn't worked it irritated my skin it's been frustrating this is why I chose to do the trial size. From the first day that I used it wow I was blown away. I started to suffer from adult acne about a year ago and it just seem to get worse it would go away and then come back go away and then come back I started using this and I instantly started seeing results and I'm the type of person that likes to see results as soon as I'm done cleansing my face but I know that you have to give time and I think that's what was so frustrating with other products is that you have to give four weeks you have to give it six weeks for it to truly start working on your skin and I don't have time to sit there and wait and wait for results. My acne started to lessen the texture of my skin started to feel Better and the little blemishes that I did get or should I say do get because we all have that time of month and when do get those hormonal breakouts but the ones that I do get they don't hurt they don't irritate it seems to really soothe my skin. The moisturizer is for sure my favorite I do get very oily within the tzone but this moisturizer does wonders. It's truly a great product and I will definitely be repurchasing it this time though in the full size.

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

                It was ok

                By april

                from El Cajon, Ca

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Moisturizes

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Heavy
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

                Overall, I liked the cleansers and toner. The toner smells nice. The moisturizer felt heavy. The mask and drying cream have a harsh smell to it but works pretty well if you can handle the smell. I felt the kit was light as far as being effective.

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

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Hi guys, please give me an answer.. My face is really full with scars and pimple due to hormone change and stress. Is it okay if im using this or should i change to the acne repair kit? I really dont know pls help me
                      Asked on 4/17/2017 by IMAN from Malaysia

                      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 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Hi,
                      I have combination skin, mildly oily in my T zone and dry everywhere else. I get acne only in my T-zone, but it is noticeable and sometimes painful. I also have very sensitive skin, and products created for acne tend to be too harsh or too drying; would you recommend this product line for me?
                      Asked on 4/13/2017 by Cassidy from Roseville, CA

                      1 answer

                    • 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
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