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Mario Badescu Brightening Kit

Mario Badescu

Brightening Kit

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Illuminate your skin by eliminating dark spots and hyperpigmentation with Mario Badescu's Brightening Kit. Powerful Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin C, and other skin-brightening and anti-aging ingredients will reveal a brighter, tighter and more even-toned complexion.

A $50 Value!

Brightening Kit Includes:
  • Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion (2.0 oz.)
  • Whitening Mask (0.5 oz.)
  • Vitamin C Serum (0.3 oz.)
  • Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex (0.10 oz.)
Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Gently massage on face in circular motions avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent. For oily or problematic skin use 2-3 times weekly. For dry or sensitive skin use 1-2 times weekly. Adjust accordingly for your skin type.

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion-dampened cotton to skin, wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.

Whitening Mask: Apply a thin layer of mask on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with tepid water. Follow with serum and moisturizer. Use 2-3 times a week.

Vitamin C Serum: Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. May be used under a moisturizer or alone.

Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex: After cleansing and toning, apply all over face daily or overnight, avoiding eye area.
Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Deionized Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycolic Acid, Matricaria (Chamomile) Extract, Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Extract, St. Johns Wort (Hypericum Performatum) Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Extract.

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: Deionized Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Seaweed (Fucus Vesiculous) Extract, Lemon (Citrus Medic Limonum) Extract, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Extract.

Vitamin C Serum: Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus Fruit) Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root) Extract, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Jucie) Vera Gel, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract) Oil.

Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex: Deionized Water (Aqua), Papaya (Carica Papaya Fruit) Extract, Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea) Oil, Silicone, Polyglycerylmethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceraphyl 424, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuBrightening Kit
 
4.5

(based on 102 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (50)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Softens skin (30)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (49)
  • Uneven skin tone (30)
  • Women (21)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • Weekly use (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Beauty conscious (22), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Brand buyer (10), Beauty expert (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (21), Oily (7), Normal (6), Dry (4)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bought this today

By Sam

from Los Angeles

Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

Excited to try it. I've always had acne problems and I sill have acne scars which I've been trying to get rid off with all types of products really looking forward trying this.

 
4.0

I would most definitely buy this product again

By Tara

from Portsmouth, VA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

    So far so good.i have sensitive skin and this product has been great. I just recently started to use the product but in hoping it helps to lighten my dark spots

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

    Great Products

    By Stylehq46

    from Kissimmee, Florida

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      Just what I needed to get my skin back on track . I started to notice a bit of hyperpigmentation on my forehead . And a some dryness.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      Great products for mature skin! I see a big improvement.

      By Jets mom

      from Yorktown NY

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        Love the cleanser and the whitening mask!

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        3.0

        I would buy again

        By Mallory

        from Cleveland ohio

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          Have only been using this product a few days but was recommended due to hyperpigmentation from sun and acne scars. Definitely notice an overall brightness to my skin and and already a more even tone. Hoping for better results with prolonged use.

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

          I would purchase this kit again

          By Emily

          from Escondido, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enlarged Pores
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            I like that I was able to try the different products in this kit. It's my first time usingng Mario Badscu' products.

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

            I love it! Also, my free samples.

            By none

            from la

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            This product left my face nice, soft and clean after my first use of this product. I will by the full size.

            (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Never again

            By Ni

            from Brooklyn

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            THE VITAMIN C SERUM MESSED UP MY FACED. I GOT THIS PRODUCT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP CLEAR UP SOME DARK SPOT BUT IT DIDNT WORK. I USED THE SERUM ON DAY AND MY FACE START BURNING , AFTER THAT MY SKIN HAS JUST BEEN PELLING OFF . I don't know what I'm going to to fix my face after this.

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Ash22

            from Md

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              Great product line but not for sensitive skin. Great for combo or oily skin types. This is my first purchase with this line and so far very impressed.

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this kit!

              By A

              from San Marcos, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                Love this kit! This is such a great deal to try these products out. I haven't been using these products long enough to see extreme results, however, my skin already feels so much smoother and I'm starting to see more of an even skin tone.

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

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                57 Questions | 57 Answers
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                • Q:

                  I have a combination skin type. I wonder what's best moisturizer that can be combined with this kit? It'
                  Asked on 1/13/2017 by Cristy from California

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I'm 19 and I have combo/ oily t- zone, I get acne once in awhile (usually on my monthly cycle).. I usually get a few (2-3) bumps around my cheeks and forehead.. After a week my forehead acne does disappear. But as for my cheeks they become smaller bumps and take about two weeks to fully disappear and leave horrible dark scars without me even picking at my cheeks.. This always happens only in my cheek area without me even touching it, I'm trying my best to find the best kit for me that wont make me break out at all and make these scars fade away once in for all. I really hate them so much and I've never scars on me look this bad. Please help!!!!
                  Asked on 1/4/2017 by Deisyjanneth from Las Vegas, NV

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your inquiry. I think the first step is to get the acne under control with our Acne Starter Kit. It contains an entire regimen designed for acne prone skin. Sticking to the regimen and using the included Drying Mask 2-3 times a week are key factors in working to reduce and prevent these breakouts. When you do experience these monthly breakouts, you should be spot treating with our Acne Repair Kit. Spot treating the different types of blemishes will reduce their severity and help to prevent future scarring. Once the breakouts are under control and minimal, you can begin to incorporate the products from the Brightening Kit into your regimen.
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

                    Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I'm a 50+ AA woman who suffers from hyperpigmentation on my chin. I also still have mild breakouts from time to time. Is this whitening product something that could possibly lighten my problem area?
                  Asked on 12/30/2016 by She from Cincinnati, Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Brightening Kit is recommended for all skin tones. The included products work together to evenly brighten and minimize minor skin discolorations with regular use. The Whitening Mask doesn't lighten or bleach skin, rather it works to gradually even out skin discolorations and brighten your overall complexion.

                    Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  When do I use the mask? After washing/cleansing or before?
                  Asked on 12/30/2016 by Angela K from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can apply a thin layer of mask onto freshly washed skin, avoiding the eye area. Wait 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. You can follow with a toner and moisturizer if you wish.

                    Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  For the brightening kit which products can you use same day? Example can you use Vitamin C serum after whitening mask, or under the glycolic cream? How would you break these out for a weekly routine.....
                  Asked on 12/28/2016 by Comfygirl from Portland, OR

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Frequency of use and usage directions are detailed below for each product:
                    Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Gently massage on face in circular motions avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent. For oily or problematic skin use 2-3 times weekly. For dry or sensitive skin use 1-2 times weekly. Adjust accordingly for your skin type.
                    Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion-dampened cotton to skin, wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
                    Whitening Mask: Apply a thin layer of mask on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with tepid water. Follow with serum and moisturizer. Use 2-3 times a week.
                    Vitamin C Serum: Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. May be used under a moisturizer or alone.
                    Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex: After cleansing and toning, apply all over face daily or overnight, avoiding eye area. May be used daily.

                    The Vitamin C Serum should be used every other evening and can be used on the nights you use the Whitening Mask. You can apply the Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex on top of the serum after waiting a few minutes to allow the serum to absorb into the skin. The Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex can also be used during the daytime as a protectant cream for someone with very dry skin.

                    Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  My 20 year old daughter has suffered with moderate to severe acne for several years. Some of her acne is cystic. She also has some scarring. Her face is very oily as well. At times she chooses to "hide" instead of facing the world. The acne causes her much distress, and she feels ugly. She is a beautiful young woman, and I hope to find something that will help her feel better about her skin. Please let me know what you recommend.
                  Asked on 12/27/2016 by Mom from WV

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Our Acne Starter Kit is a better option over the Brightening Kit. It contains an entire regimen designed for acne prone skin. Sticking to the regimen and using the included Drying Mask 2-3 times a week are key factors in working to reduce and prevent her breakouts. Since she does get cystic acne, our Buffering Lotion would be a spot treatment you would want to incorporate into the regimen. Apply a few drops of Buffering Lotion to affected areas under a thin layer of our Drying Mask. After 15 minutes, rinse off, tone, and follow with another application of the Buffering Lotion.
                    http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813
                    http://www.ulta.com/buffering-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200677
                    Once her breakouts are under control and minimal, she can begin to incorporate the products from the Brightening Kit into her regimen.

                    Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have hyper pigmentation all over my face from bad makeup, it's been on my face for about a year now, and it has made me beyond depressed, I am a 19 year old African American female, and I just want to know if the lighting kit would work for me, cause I have lost just about all hope
                  Asked on 12/20/2016 by Ty from Anderson,US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Brightening Kit contains products that work together to help, gently and gradually, reduce discoloration and minimize hyperpigmentation and dark spots. We also recommend using a daytime moisturizer with SPF to protect against further damage and discoloration. Our Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 is a great option. http://www.ulta.com/oil-free-moisturizer-spf-30?productId=xlsImpprod6200803

                    Answered on 12/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi. I'm African American and have a bit of Hyperpigmentation around the mouth area. I am 25 and see a few fine lines in my forehead and by my mouth. I grew up with acne prone skin but since getting on birth control I only have occasional breakouts and blackheads. Is this the correct kit for me? Will this protect against the sun? I am very concerned about having these wrinkles at such a young age. I want to protect my skin and get rid of the ones I have, while also making sure I'm not over moisturizing so the acne doesn't flare up again. Please let me know if this kit is for me. Thank you so much.
                  Asked on 12/15/2016 by Kunleashed from New York, NY

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am 20 years old with mild acne, pretty bad discoloration( white spots on my cheeks) and red spots, as well as red, dry patches. Im looking for the best combination of products to achieve the best skin possible, I've never had bad skin, it's only been about a year now.
                  Asked on 12/13/2016 by Ashlin from New Orleans, LA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am 49, I still break out on occasion and have some scarring and uneven tone and discoloration. My skin is very oily and it only seems to be getting oiler as I get older. Nothing helps and I have uneven tone and marks from acne and am starting to see lines under my eyes. What would you recommend? I keep wasting money on products and make up that doesn't help.
                  Asked on 12/13/2016 by PAM from Buffalo NY

                  1 answer

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