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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
 
4.4

(based on 74 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Smells great (20)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (35)
  • Women (21)
  • Weekly use (16)
  • Oily skin (14)
  • On-the-go (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Brand buyer (10), Beauty conscious (9), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7), Oily (4)

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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

    (1 of 1 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
       
      5.0

      nice kit

      By jeannie

      from ri

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      love the vitamin c and the other products are good

      • Age:
      • 60+

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Huge Difference in melasma

      By C

      from Texas

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hyperpigmentation
        • Melasma

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I used the product after recommendation from professional. I've used prescription medications for several years for less effectiveness than this proved in 1 week. I saw a huge improvement quickly. I will continue to use to further lighten the spots on my forehead and cheeks. After 1 week, I was able to cover the remaining spots with foundation only. In the past, I've used color correctors, heavy tattoo concealers, plus full coverage foundations. To say that I'm thrilled with this product doesn't begin to describe my enthusiasm.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, but not a huge difference

        By Krystan M

        from San Antonio, Texas

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I have very dark and red acne scars on my cheeks and I've been looking everywhere for something to help fade them. I used this kit for a couple of weeks and I noticed it slightly faded some of my newer more recent scars but nothing too drastic. I will say that it made the skin around my scars amazingly brighter and softer. My favorite product in this kit is the mask, it smells amazing and I think that's what really made the difference. The serum had a really strong smell, not terrible but it did bother me. I will be buying the full size mask.

         
        5.0

        I will definitely buy the full size products

        By Ash

        from Ca.

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          So I have been using this product for almost a month straight and I have definitely seen a significance difference in the texture, tone, and vibrancy of my skin. My acne scars aren't gone but have lightened, and my pores are noticably smaller. Very happy with my results and will continue to use!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          not worth the hype

          By Jen

          from Alexandria, VA

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          Honestly I wanted to love this product especially since I hate wasting money on kits for my skin and using one brand only: I go for more natural remedies. And when I first got the kit, I saw a huge difference the first day! I have to admit, my skin is very red around the t zone area and mostly oily. After using this 2-3 a week, I saw that my skin became super dry and just crusty. Not even that but the products didn't resemble as the first time I used it, my skin was still red and dry now. Now I don't even use it: I do use products inside the kit alone. But I honestly am not content w the progress

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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              • 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
              • 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
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