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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 52 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Effective (33)
  • Good value (30)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Smells great (14)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (25)
  • 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 52 customers

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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

    (2 of 2 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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this Product

    By Leo F.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Weekly Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

      I love this products. I have a lot of acne scars and after day one this product started to minimize the appearance of my dark spots. I have oily skin and I use the product 3 times a week to avoid dryness. Over all I find this product to be very affective and I loooove the smell of the brightening mask :)

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By S J

      from Sallisaw, OK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I use it nightly. After a week my skin texture is smoother and pores have disappeared.

         
        5.0

        Regret not buying this before, I will buy full size soon!

        By B

        from Palm Springs CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • results on first use

        Cons

        • Complicated To Use

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin
        • Weekly Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

        I use this 3x a week, and within the first week I saw brighter even tone skin.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        4.0

        Yes. I love this brand!!

        By Nel

        from Frederick Md

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

            I like this brand

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not great on sensitive skin

            By Chrisbina

            from New York State

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                I used this product 2 times in a week and noticed small bumps on my skin and the scent bothered my nose. I'm using other products in my skin so I don't think I'll be trying it again for awhile

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Broke out right away

                By Erin

                from Mississippi

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Caused breakouts

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin
                • Weekly Use
                • Women

                Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                I have several areas of hyperpigmentation from blemishes. I only get the occasional breakout, but it takes months for the spot to fade. I was excited to try this product, it smelled great and I had high hopes of finally finding something that would work. The very next day, a huge volcano developed on my face! I get these maybe once a year, so it's hard to believe it wasn't related. I didn't use the product that night, and the day after that's my face started peeling like I Had a sunburn. I don't have sensitive skin, and I didn't use too much of the product or leave it on too long, so I'm not sure what happened. Even with all of that, I'm going to keep trying it, just reduce the frequency, moisturize like crazy, and see if my skin will tolerate it and I'll update my review. Hope this helps!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Noticeable results fast

                By Candace

                from Boston,MA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                  Recently I have really gotten into taking care of my skin. This starter kit is a great/affordable way to test out the products. The results are instant. I noticed my pores looking much smaller (i also bought the silver powder) and my skin is looking brighter/feeling softer after one use. There a few different items in this kit and most of them are only used a couple times a week which makes me think this will last a while.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good buy

                  By lily

                  from fresno,ca

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Brightening Kit:

                    good product

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      it seems like most of the comments are from older users (50+). I'm in my early 30s will this product be effective for someone in my age group?
                      Asked on 7/30/2015 by T-Marie from Covington, La

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Brightening Kit is effective for adult skin of any age to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

                        Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have dark sun spots would this kit help me clear the sun spots from Emmy face?
                      Asked on 7/30/2015 by Roxy from Montgomery ny

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the products within the Brightening Kit work together to target and lessen the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The products are suitable for adult skin of all ages with these concerns.

                        Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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