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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
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Smells great (18)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (33)
  • Women (21)
  • Weekly use (16)
  • Oily skin (14)
  • On-the-go (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Brand buyer (10), Beauty conscious (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4), Oily (3)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Transformed skin in less than a week!

By Parsley

from Kansas City

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

    I went to buy the Vit. C, but wanted to try it first without committing to the price. I've used the Anti-Aging kit in the past and liked it, but the Brightening Kit had the Vit. C! I started Saturday evening and by Monday, my skin was soft and pores that have been clogged for MONTHS were clear! I did a close look on Tuesday and noticed that the acne scars that I've had since high school (almost 20 years) are gone. Seriously, gone! I will re-purchase these products in full in the future!

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

    Great product.

    By Jo

    from Macon, GA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

    Great product. Makes your skin super soft. The vitamin c serum when applied alone gives your skin a little bit of a tightening feel...like a mini face lift.

    Just be aware that this product brings everything out once you start using it. So be prepared for acne during the initial introduction of your product.

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

    Saved my skin

    By Key

    from michigan

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      ..I never write reviews but I have had moderate acne and dark spots since I can remember. nothing helped until I tried this kit it definitely saved my skin.. Going to invest in the full sized bottles.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Serum & Toner are great!

      By Lynn Schlick

      from Palatine, IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      Serum and toner are so great, it works well on my sensitive skin. It really lightens my dark spots & the best serum I've used so far. But the foaming cleanser, mask and glycolic gel didn't really work at all. After trying the serum and toner that it really helped my skin I tried using the rest of it only to found out its to harsh for my sensitive skin. The foaming is drying, the mask is very drying (if your skin is so sensitive like mine only apply mask twice a week in less than 5mins or else it'll dried up your skin so bad and pimples will pop every after applying the mask) I also recommend applying a Mario Badescu hydrating moisturizer after applying serum every night. Trust me it works!

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes yes and yes!

      By K the Brown Skin Beauty

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I needed some thing to help brighten my skin because I've been plagued with acne spits from my teenage years. My goal is to have skin that I don't wanna put makeup of! And with this brightening kit, I'm almost there. I bought it during the winter time because a consultant encouraged me to. I was hesitant to andia had little expectation, until I saw the results. The combination of the glycolic cleanser and vitamin c serum alone made huge changes. I periodically used the whitening mask, but not as much as recommended, and it only increased the positive results. My once dull and blotchy skin was now radiant and clear of dark spots. It's a great buy, and I just purchased another.

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

        Holy Grail!

        By Priscilla

        from Illinois

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          I been using it twice a day and noticed a difference within a few days!

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

          very good product

          By Sandie

          from Tulsa, Ok.

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            This brand has great products. Noticed a difference after first use. Kinda expensive though.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes yes yes

            By Haylz

            from Lake Orion, MI

            About Me Skin Care Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

              I bought this variety pack because I originally just wanted the vitamin c serum but figured I would get more bang for my buck with this set. And boy, did I! I don't think it's even been a week and I definitely see and feel a difference in my skin for the better.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              4.0

              So far so good

              By Evabooie

              from Redondo beach, Ca

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                I love the mask my skin always looks brighter. Make sure to tone and moisturize after use. The cleanser is great as well. :)

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                 
                5.0

                Obsessed

                By Myah

                from Buffalo NY

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne scars
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                    I've been shopping through skin care routines. I've had the drying lotion and loved it. Finally decided to give this kit a try.. AMAZING. My acne scars have lightened in literally 3 days. I'm not one to break out I'll have a zit here and there but when I do it always leaves a dark mark, this helps so much and makes my skin look amazing. It does dry you out if you use it too much though so make sure you're following the suggested usage

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Dry

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I have dull skin and needed a skin brigtjener. Will this brighten my complexion and get rid of my dull skin tone?
                      Asked on 6/23/2016 by Mariemm from UK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes - this kit includes products that will help brighten, even-out, and rejuvenate the overall appearance of your skin, helping to reveal a more radiant complexion.

                        Answered on 6/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      so Im 22. I don't have acne scars or sun damage. at least I don't think I do. if I do then its very little because I never had an acne problem. I just believe I have an uneven skin tone. I tend to get red around my cheeks toward my nose and forehead. I do have dark undereyes. so my question is, is this product right for me? i used the cleanser and it irritated the edges of my mouth and around my nose.
                      Asked on 6/17/2016 by Drea from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Sounds like you might have a sensitivity towards glycolic acid. You could benefit from the toner in the kit - Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion (Item #: 2210016). It does not contain glycolic acid and works to even out skin tone/texture with the use of natural fruit acids.

                        Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can teens use this too? 16-18?
                      Asked on 6/3/2016 by Soni from FL

                      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 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Am I able to use this on my back for back acne scars?
                      Asked on 3/10/2016 by Ashley from San Francisco

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Generally, we recommend this for facial use only. Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap - a body cleanser designed to clear troubled areas on the body - gently exfoliates to minimize old acne scars over time.

                        Answered on 3/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I'm 54 yrs old with large pores, very little acne issues but fight blackheads in oily t zone. dark discoloration from sun damage, small amount of line and wrinkles. Lines around upper lip, heavier lines in forehead and a little sagginess in neckline. What would be the best kit and then products I could use on my off days.
                      Asked on 2/15/2016 by Debb from Oklahoma City ,OK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Brightening Kit is the kit you would want to consider purchasing. You should alternate between using Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel as a daily cleanser and the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (contained in the kit) to be used 1-3 times per week. Some other products to consider: Glycolic Eye Cream and Peptide Renewal Cream to address the aging concerns on your face and neck. The Brightening Kit contains products which feature ingredients that address both anti-aging and skin discoloration.

                        Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Do you apply the Vitamin C Serum, then the glycolic renewal? Or vice versa? Can the two products be used together?
                      Asked on 1/11/2016 by Planegirl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Vitamin C Serum should be used every other evening. 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 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used for morning and night while following the recommended use (every other day).
                      Asked on 12/18/2015 by Kayla

                      1 answer

                      • Staff 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.

                        Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What is it about this product is going to improve the appearance of sunspots better than other products of the same nature?
                      Asked on 12/7/2015 by Norma from Pennsylvania, USA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        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 and sticking to the regimen several times a week.

                        Answered on 12/10/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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