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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Item #: 2209815

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Antioxidant Vitamin C protects skin from free radicals and is essential in collagen production. This Vitamin C Serum contains 7.5% ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to reduce discoloration and brighten skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to retain skin's natural moisture and collagen to enhance skin's firmness and elasticity.

(1.0 oz.)
Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. May be used under a moisturizer or alone.
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.

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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (38)
  • Absorbs quickly (36)
  • Moisturizes well (27)
  • Softens skin (25)
  • Not greasy (23)

Cons

  • Bad smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (37)
  • After shower/bath (17)
  • Deep moisturization (14)
  • Winter dryness (8)
  • Dry/chapped skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (22)

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5.0

Really works

By Loie

from Muskego, Wi

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Evens Skintone
    • Lightening Age Spots

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I use at bedtime only before my moisturizer. I actually see a difference in my age spots and it evens and brightens my skin tone. A little goes a long way. I have oily skin prone to breakouts and have never had an issue with this product.

     
    4.0

    Great Product

    By KC

    from Paramus, New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        This is a very good Vitamin C product. It is rich and not over priced.

         
        5.0

        youthful dewy glow

        By never givin up

        from Grants pass OR.

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedtime
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Winter Dryness

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          A new must have for me ! Lasting moisture , dewy look, also lightens dark spots

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Banish hyperpigmentation!

          By Rukiyat G

          from DC Metropolitan Area

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fades Discoloration
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Bedtime

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This product is the truth. Seriously.
          I have acne and hyperpigmention prone skin and I was first introduced to this product in the Mario Badescu anti-acne kit. This little vail of Vit C has helped to transform my skin. I don't want to be forced to use makeup to cover up my uneven skin and hyperpigmentation, so using this (and the MB whitening mask) has been a miracle. I have chocolate brown skin and am almost 40 so I am conscious of treating my skin like delicate fabric. I've used it on acne to prevent scarring, on abrations to lighten scaring, and all over my face to brighten and even out my skin. A little goes a long way so this product lasts a good while. Totally worth it!

           
          4.0

          Sensitive skin, but it works!

          By Makeup Newbie

          from Whittier, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            Love, love, love it! Lost track of how long I've been using this product, but I can already see a difference in my skin.

             
            5.0

            Have used this product for years

            By Marilynn

            from Rancho Murieta CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Use daily in mornings after shower
              Then apply face cream

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By nana

              from wilmington, de

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice It Has Hyaluroi

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  Love it!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Brightened my skin

                  By Maria

                  from Wellington, fl

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath
                    • Bedtime

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                    Reduced dark marks in my face, use it daily.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wow! Great results!

                    By Angela

                    from Inver Grove Heights, MN

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Brightens
                    • evens skin tone
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedtime

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                      So, I've wanted to try this serum for a while and finally did when it went on sale. I am so glad I did! I can't believe how great my skin looks after just one use! I have now been using it every other night on clean skin before moisturizing and I wake up with with bright, fresh skin that seems to be lasting. Easy to apply and smells good. So happy with this product & I'll be repurchasing when this runs out. If your skin is starting to look dull or drab, this serum will help.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not the best

                      By runner92

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Moisturizes Well
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Absorb Well
                      • Too Greasy or Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedtime

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                      While this will help to make your skin look healthier, it is not the best illuminating/brightening serum on the market. This is also a very oily and greasy product, and takes a while to fully absorb before you can put a moisturizer on top of it. Its not overpriced, which is a plus. If you have never used a vitamin C serum before, or any other high-end illuminating serum, you will probably get great results from this.
                      However, if youre willing to splurge, the absolute BEST brightening serum you can buy is Stri-Vectins Illuminating Serum. I highly recommend it; the stuff in incomparable. Its effectiveness is insane if you give it time to work.

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                      • Q:

                        What is the percentage of Vit C in the formula.?
                        Asked on 1/23/2016 by rockinblonde

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu's Vitamin C Serum contains 7.5% Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) to reduce discoloration and brighten skin.

                          Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help get rid of acne scars?
                        Asked on 1/4/2016 by Dia29 from Philadelphia, PA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For acne scarring, the vitamin C within this serum will help to reduce any discoloration.

                          Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin, will this help with acne?
                        Asked on 12/28/2015 by Amy from Wi

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We would suggest not using until your acne is under control and there are no more active breakouts.

                          Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can this be applied under the Mario Badescu AHA & Ceramide Moisturizer?
                        Asked on 12/4/2015 by Mitch

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum is generally recommended for nighttime use and is great when layered under a night cream or moisturizer. You can also use this product alone. If you do use Vitamin C Serum during the day, please ensure you are wearing a moisturizer with SPF protection.

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

                        I know it says to use it every other night, but is it bad if I decided to use it every single night?
                        Asked on 10/11/2015 by GG from Texas ,US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Due to the Ascorbic Acid, many people find that daily application may be too harsh for their skin, so we recommend every other night. For others on the more sensitive side, we would recommend 2-3 times a week.

                          If you are not experiencing any sensitivity to the Vitamin C Serum and have tried daily application, you are one of the skin types that may use it daily.

                          Answered on 10/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the key ingredient?
                        And is this is light- water liquid product for combination skin?
                        Asked on 10/7/2015 by Angie from Stafford VA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The key ingredient is 7.5% Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Vitamin C Serum is formulated for all skin types including combination skin. It is especially ideal for those whose primary skincare concerns are discoloration and dullness.

                          Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Would this be appropriate for a 20 year olds skin? Or would it do more harm then good in the long run?
                        Asked on 10/5/2015 by bri from las vegas, nevada

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If you are seeking to reduce discoloration and brighten skin, you can certainly use the Vitamin C Serum. It is not harmful at all as long as it is used as directed. Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night.

                          Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have a lot of sunspots on my arms and hands from working out in the sun a lot of years. Can I use this on my arms and hands?
                        Asked on 9/8/2015 by Val from Bakersfield ca

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have old acne dark spots and wanted to know if this would help them.
                        Asked on 8/25/2015 by 206_girl from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the Vitamin C Serum contains 7.5% ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to reduce discoloration such as post-acne discoloration and to brighten skin.

                          Answered on 8/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I tend to get clogged pores and blemishes, will this worsen the matter?
                        Asked on 7/2/2015 by BBgoki from Indianapolis

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          We would suggest not using until blemishes have healed and there are no more active breakouts.

                          Answered on 7/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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