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Mario Badescu Brightening Kit

Mario Badescu

Brightening Kit

Item #: 2281190

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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 82 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Smells great (22)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (40)
  • Women (21)
  • Uneven skin tone (16)
  • Weekly use (16)
  • Oily skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Beauty conscious (13), Brand buyer (10), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Normal (4), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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5.0

Love it - will buy again!

By Reeges

from Oakton, VA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

    From day 1 my skin has already improved!

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

    Pretty Good Stuff

    By Gracie Claire

    from Peoria, AZ

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      I was excited to try it and so far like it. There is a light citrus smell on the cleaners but that disapates quickly. The C serum goes on smooth and covers a lot of skin for the little amount I use. So far no irritation.

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

      I love Mario Badescu products!

      By Ashley

      from Atlanta

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Reduces oil
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I love Mario Badescu products. I've been using them for years now.

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

        Very happy

        By MJB10

        from California

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            This stuff is great, but for me it's best used every other day. When used daily it did dry me out just a little bit. With the new routine my skins feeling much better. Very happy with this product and can't wait to try the rest of the line.

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

            HE IS THE GOD OF SKINCARE!!!!

            By KayTalk

            from Atlanta,GA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              I absolutely love this kit. This was my first exposure to his products and now there's no turning back! I love it better than Clinique, I love it better than Peter Thomas Roth, I just love his line. It's AMAZING!
              The brightening kit makes me look like I'm GLOWING all the time without an ounce of foundation on!!
              I've gotten so many compliments!!

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

              Amazing

              By MJB10

              from California

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              Bought this on a whim, and I'm Loving this porduct. Primarily the cleanser and cleansing lotion, but the other 3 items are very nice as well. The price is very reasonable for the quality, especially considering when I use drug store products I end up switching products up frequently. I see the cleanser and cleansing lotion definitely a becoming a staple in my skincare routine.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              loving it

              By jessie

              from CA

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              I have dark marks from acne my fault I used to pick at them.. I've had this kit for almost 2 weeks but I've used the whitening mask for 4
              days and my dark marks are fading I use less foundation to cover up my marks I'm so grateful for this kit.

               
              5.0

              Love it! Instantly brightens and smooths.

              By Staying Young In The Sun

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brightens and evens tone
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                I was looking for a product to with sun damage and early signs of aging (smal wrinkles. The Glycolic Cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth while the nightly serum seems to work wonders overnight. The whitening mask has made a difference on sunspots in only one weeks time. The trial size was a great way to see if this regimen would be good for me. I will be purchasing these in the full size package next time.

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

                new product, great experience

                By none

                from des moines iowa

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                  .

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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  FADES DARK SPOTS!

                  By Kat

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                    I've had a dark spot on my cheek for 2 years from sun damage and tanning too much. I've tried everything. Retinol, home remedies, and serums. You name it, I've tried it. Nothing would make it fade or go away. I heard about this line and read a lot of positive reviews and had some extra cash from my birthday so I thought, what the heck. After using it for a week every other day my spot began to fade significantly!!! I couldn't believe it! I am now on week two and I am hoping by the end of the week it will be completely gone! It has also evened out my skin tone and calmed the redness in my cheeks!

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

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                    • Q:

                      Can I alternate between 3 toners and how often should I(Currently have Glycolic Acid Toner to address old acne scars and uneven texture, and Special Cucumber Lotion to address mild acne when I have a breakout/subclinical acne on forehead)? Sometimes I use the Special Cucumber Lotion on my forehead and the Glycolic Acid on the rest of my face(is that alright to do?)
                      Also I use Murad's Age Spot and Pigmentation Serum, can I still use that daily and add in the Vitamin C every other day?
                      Asked on 9/16/2016 by Joyy

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend using a toner twice a day after cleansing. It is perfectly fine to use the two different toners mentioned and apply them to different zones after each cleansing.
                        If you are going to use the 2 serums, it is recommended that you use one during the day and the other at night.

                        Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      If i buy these brightening kit will it help also with mild acne problems?or which product is best to combine with the brightening kit just to prevent further breakouts on my skin, i had pimple scars and would love to get rid of it or at least make it less visible.oh,i have combination skin,tzone are oily and cheek areas are dry..
                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 9/10/2016 by jing from San Angelo,Texas

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I'm 45 and have aging spots, semi large pores on my nose, dull & slightly oily skin, and just starting to get wrinkles. I'm torn between this kit & the anti-aging kit. Will this be effective for my issues or should I buy separate items?
                      Asked on 8/20/2016 by KO from Moosup, CT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Brightening Kit will help to improve the brightness, texture and overall appearance of your skin. The products in this kit also contain anti-aging ingredients so this would probably be the best choice for you!

                        Answered on 8/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Do I massage the vitamin C oil into my skin after I apply the drops? What daily moisturizer do you recommend for very dry skin? Can I combine this kit with the regimen kit.
                      Asked on 7/28/2016 by Cassie from NYC

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Hi ! I was wondering if it was safe for someone who is 18 + to use this product
                      Asked on 7/22/2016 by A from Alexandria , VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Brightening Kit should not be used by teens who are experiencing active acne breakouts. If you do not have active breakouts, please test products to determine appropriate frequency of usage - 1-2 times per week.

                        Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can a 16 year old use it?

                      I am 16 years old and most of my acne is gone I only breakout every once in a while but I have a lot of acne scars, dark spots and an uneven skin tone would I it be okay for me to use this kit?
                      Asked on 7/22/2016 by Beauty guru

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Brightening Kit should not be used by teens who are experiencing active acne breakouts. If you do not have active breakouts, please test products to determine appropriate frequency of usage - 1-2 times per week and start by incorporating one new product at a time into your skin care routine.

                        Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have acne scaring that is always left over once the inflammation has gone away. I do have sensitive skin and was wondering if any of these products in the brightening kit would specifically be recommended to help fade redness of acne spot scaring that is left over?
                      Asked on 7/21/2016 by Leah from Cleveland, OH

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Brightening Kit works to gently help reduce hyper pigmentation over time through regular use. This kit features products that, on their own, contain their own super-star ingredient - Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Licorice and Mulberry. The success of this kit is the combination of all the products. The 4 main products in the kit are recommended for use with sensitive skin types. Since your skin is sensitive, you may want to incorporate one new product at a time into your skin care regimen.

                        Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I'm 22 with sensitive oily skin. I have many dark spots and I sometimes get pimples and blemishes. I think I have nailed a skincare regimen to prevent and control my breakouts however I am looking for something to help me get rid of my dark spots. My question is will this kit do the trick or is there a specific product in the kit that I could simply use to help get rid of the dark spots?
                      Asked on 7/18/2016 by Tre'Nise from Victorville, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Perfect! We recommend that you use the Brightening Kit after you have your breakouts under control. The success of this kit is the combination of all the products and incorporating the items in the kit into your regimen several times a week.

                        Answered on 7/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What cleanser do i use on the days im not supposed to use the one in the kit?
                      Can i use the cleanser and the whitening on the same days?

                      I have decently normal skin, 24, just starting to try to take care of my face. Didnt know where to start so.i bought this. Any other suggestions/recommendations wouldwould also be appreciated (:
                      Asked on 7/5/2016 by Vanessa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Best Selling Enzyme Cleansing Gel (Item #: 2209927) is the perfect everyday go-to cleanser for all skin types. You may use the cleanser and mask on the same days if you wish. You might also want to start incorporating an eye cream into your new skin care regimen. Our Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream (Item #: 2209754) is my favorite and one to consider.

                        Answered on 7/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I am mid 30s with acne oily and dark spot skin. I don't have a few eye and face fine lines, but not to much, should I use this kit also to prevent wrinkles? What skin regimen should I be using for my age skin type
                      Asked on 6/30/2016 by Christina from Bellevue ne

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I think the best option for you would be to address your acne and oily skin first. You can start a skin care regimen using the Acne Starter Kit (Item #: 2263619). This will work to balance out your skin and help prevent breakouts. Once you are on the regimen, you can begin to incorporate Seaweed Night Cream (Item #: 2209856) and Whitening Mask (Item #: 2209901). These 2 products will target your aging and hyper pigmentation concerns. The Whitening Mask is featured in our Brightening Kit. Should the mask not provide enough of a brightening effect, you may begin to use the full range of products in the Brightening Kit after you are no longer experiencing any active breakouts.

                        Answered on 7/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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