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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 89 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (43)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Smells great (24)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (44)
  • Uneven skin tone (22)
  • Women (21)
  • Weekly use (16)
  • Oily skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Beauty conscious (16), Brand buyer (10), Survivalist / minimalist (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (16), Normal (5), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 89 customers

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4.0

Great Starter Kit!

By Victoria

from Dearborn, MI

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

    I've been using this kit for ~3 weeks now. It has worked wonders on my uneven skin caused by late onset mild acne!! I have fair, freckled skin and any blemish leaves my skin with angry red marks for days. Though I have still had a few small breakouts, they are quickly soothed after cleansing and toning, and are now easily hidden under my tinted moisturizer. I have been using the glycolic cleanser 3 times weekly, the grapefruit cleanser daily, and the renewal complex and serum on alternating days. An important bit of advice to beginners: never use the glycolic cleanser or renewal complex right before the serum! Overloading with acid will likely irritate your skin leaving it inflamed, red and blotchy. Overall, this system has been highly effective and I would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking to soothe, even, and brighten skin without breaking the bank!!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So far ao good

    By Natasha renee

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      Well im only on my 2nd use my 3rd will be tomorrow. Only 1 product in this trial is daily which is the cleanser lotion which is AMAZING!! The lightening mask is wonderful Im AA woman 30 with newly uneven skin tone from an allergic reaction earlier this year and im left with scars but im starting to see light at the end of the tunnel

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

      I am going to buy this product again.

      By AmRaye

      from Locust Grove, Ga

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • my sensitive skin does not react badly to this.
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Rough skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I alternate the products daily. It works well for me.

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

        Amazing set

        By Jake

        from Ocala Fl

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          Amazing set of products. Just the glycolic cleanser in its self will do wonders, it leaves your skin unbelievably soft and smooth. Mario badescu has made the perfect skin renewal set.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far so good

          By NikGreen

          from Bronx NY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Evens skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            I use this 3 times a week as directed. So far it's doing a great Jobook evening my skin. The smell isn't offensive.

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

            Excellent Product!!!

            By Dora

            from New York

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              I have been using this product daily for a week and I just love how my skin feels! Softer and brighter. Cleanser leaves your skin clean and is gentle. I personally love the toner....it smells really good and refreshes skin.

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

              I would buy this again

              By Julia

              from Chicago

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                I use this product with my fingers

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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                      • Q:

                        Is this kit recommended for rosacea? I've tried everything and nothing seems to help.
                        Asked on 11/26/2016 by Sharon from Indianapolis, In

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                      • Q:

                        I am in my 40s. I have dark spots all over my face and have one or two pimples show up every month during period. I have combination skin (oily on the T zone area) but very dry on the cheeks and around the mouth. I also have dark circles under my eye. Which regimen and supplemental products should I use?
                        Asked on 11/22/2016 by Dark Spots from Boise, ID

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        My only problem are the res acne scars on my face. Will this product help them vanish them all in a month? What are the other products you could suggest for a clear and acne free skin?I'm 21 and It is my first time having a breakout and acne scars and I'm so depressed about it.
                        Asked on 11/19/2016 by Nin from Enumclaw, WA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Don't get yourself down - acne affects most people at some point in their life - and there are solutions for your problem! If you are currently not experiencing any breakouts, then you should definitely start with the Brightening Kit. The kit features products that will work gently over time to reduce those skin discolorations.
                          Our Acne Starter Kit is our go-to daily regimen for oily, acne prone skin. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813
                          The Acne Repair Kit features a collection of our best selling spot treatments for you to have on hand for when these pesky problems pop up. http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667

                          Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I am 24 and I have oily t-zone area and normal cheek area. I have several acne scars on my cheeks from middle school but I recently started breaking out on my cheeks again and my chin. I wanted something to help with my new acne and my old scars. Would you recommend this brightening starter kit or acne starter kit?
                        Asked on 11/3/2016 by Ren from US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I am 23 years old with larger pores, combination skin and some small expression lines in my forehead. I have had problems with acne in the past but mostly have them under control now and I do not have acne scarring or discoloration. Would this still be the best kit for minimizing my pores and helping with forehead lines? Or is there a different product of yours that I should try?
                        Asked on 10/30/2016 by J

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Torn between this and the anti aging kit. I am 39 yo. Fair redhead with freckles, lines on the forehead, some dullness, combination skin with some breakouts. What kit would you recommend? If it is anti aging, would you add vitamin c serum? I have heard good things about it in particular. What would be a good daily cleanser? Moisturizer if it doesn't come with the kit? Thank you.
                        Asked on 10/27/2016 by Steph from Pittsburgh, PA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Hi. I Just used the product once and found the Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex to be too oily for my mostly oily skin (just dry around the lips). It's ok to use when I plan to stay in the house but I would like to use another product on my off days. What regimen would you recommend to help even out skin tone and prevent oiliness that I can use along side this kit? Thanks.
                        Asked on 10/20/2016 by Angie from IN

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I'm 46 and looking for an easy but effective skin care routine (who isn't?). I don't have acne scars or major discoloration, just dulling skin, fine lines, basic aging and results from poor sun protection as a kid. Would the brightening kit or anti aging kit be best for me? Or can I get both and alternate days?
                        Asked on 10/15/2016 by Wisconsin Badger from Wisconsin

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Will this product work well for darker skin tones. I have acne scars and some products worsen the appearance.
                        Asked on 10/4/2016 by Nessa from va beach, va

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Brightening Kit is recommended for ALL skin tones. The products work together to evenly brighten and minimize minor skin discolorations with regular use.

                          Answered on 10/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I understand that the product can reduce the pigmentation of acne scars, will this be a permanent solution?
                        Asked on 9/23/2016 by Ariel from Maryland

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Regular usage of the products in the kit will encourage a brighter complexion and work to reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation over time. We recommend regular use of a daily SPF to protect you from further and recurring dark spots.

                          Answered on 9/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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