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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
 
4.4

(based on 60 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Smells great (16)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (27)
  • Women (21)
  • Weekly use (16)
  • Oily skin (14)
  • On-the-go (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (28), Brand buyer (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (15)

Reviewed by 60 customers

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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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Seemed perfect... a NO-GO.

          By LilVixenSam

          from Florida

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          7th Heaven Masks + Paulas choice do it better!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent!

          By East Coast Girl

          from East Coast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          Saw results after just three days! Now after a full week I am really pleasantly surprised. Was hoping for a little brightness and more even tone and got a LOT of brightness and evenness. This brand and the specific type of product was recommended by the store staff when looking for a product to brighten up and even a dull blotchy complexion. I've been a little hesitant to go with store recommendations since I always get the push to buy Benefit products (and boy do I mean my store pushes this brand). For the last year I've been completely turned off employee recommendations given how hard they try to sell the Benefit stuff even when you are clearly interested in a different brand. So either it was serendipitous this time (meaning this is a brand they focus on pushing in the store) or I got someone focused on what I needed rather than just what they wanted to sell, I got lucky!

          She also pointed me towards this smaller trial kit first before buying full size to ensure that it would be effective for me. Really pleased with both the approach in service and the product and will be going back for the full sizes, especially for the mask and serum after finishing this kit.

           
          5.0

          I love the products!

          By Dionne

          from Astoria, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          I purchased this product to lighten my sunspots and scars from pimples that I picked at. I have only been using for two weeks but the results are amazing.

           
          4.0

          I need a little bit more time to give an accurate review

          By Jo

          from Houston, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          So far, I love this kit! I have been using it for 2 weeks. Though I haven't been seeing a big difference in spots & discoloration, my skin is so clear & soft! I hope it does help to even out my skin tone, but I would continue to use it just to keep the clarity.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for women of color (WOC)!

          By AD

          from Columbia SC

          Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

          I'm 24 years old and suffered from adult acne. This obviously caused an unevenness in my skin tone from the dark marks that were left behind. After finally getting rid of my pimples my next focus was evening my skin tone. And when I say I tried EVERYTHING!! Bruhhhh I tried EVERYTHING. I was recommend to use hydroquinone which was a BIG mistake. It bleached my skin and make it worse and more blotchy. Needless today hyroquinone is not for WOC! But this stuff is AMAZING. It's only been 3 weeks but my skin is evening out so beautifully and I'm so happy. I bought this for my mom for Mother's Day because she was having the same issues and she loves it. We are fans and will definitely repurchase! You won't see results right away but use it as directs and your skin will appreciate it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Kari Alfaro

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            I've noticed a few changes since I started using the Brightening Kit. Such as smooth skin, fading dark spots and smaller pores. It does have a funny smell to it but it really works. I don't use it every night or as often as I should, therefore I know it has alot more to offer if I were to constantly use it. It's a great product!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It's working

            By TripleBK

            from kansas

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            I have combination to oily skin that is highly prone to hormonal breakouts especially along my jawline and mouth. I am usually left with post acne red marks that are deep and take forever to fade or sometimes just stick around forever. After researching several products I was drawn to several things that are in this kit so I decided to purchase it because it's a good deal to try everything out before splurging on full size products. I've used everything in this three times a week for 4 weeks straight and within the last week I've seen an improvement in my overall skin appearance. My skin texture is changing, slowly but surely. My pores are less noticeable, the scarring along my cheeks is almost gone and my deep red marks are fading. It's not working miracles, but considering I have some absolutely awful skin, this has made an improvement. The moisturizer and the mask containers are very small but I was still able to get 4 weeks of use out of both before running out. With all of these products a little goes a long way. If you're considering 2 or more of any of these products, I recommend just buying this starter kit.

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            • 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
            • Q:

              Im 20 is it okay if i use this kit on my skin?
              Asked on 11/30/2015 by Sara

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Yes, the products are for use on adult skin.

                Answered on 12/1/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              if I have oily skin and can use the cleanser 2-3 times a week what other cleanser can I use during the other days?
              Asked on 11/17/2015 by K

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Could I use the product on other body parts, like arms for instance?
              I have some hyperpigmentation and this amazing product seems like it will combat my problem.

              Thanks!!!

              Krysten
              Asked on 8/4/2015 by KrystenTaylor from Dallas, TX

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Brightening Kit is recommended for facial use only.

                Answered on 8/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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