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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Item #: 2209815 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.
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 73 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Softens skin (38)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (11)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Deep moisturization (18)
  • Winter dryness (12)
  • Dry/chapped skin (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Been using product for slightly over a week

By Complex issue

from Oakbrook, Il

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Not Effective

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    Using product daily with little to no improvement to skin tone

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
     
    4.0

    Does not irritate my skin

    By Pbgiggles

    from Aurora CO

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brightens skin and reduces redness
    • Moisturizes
    • Non comedogenic for my sensitive skin
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I use this product every other day after cleansing/toning and before moisturizer or lactic acid/retinol. This product has a bit of a greasy slip to it, but will absorb after a few minutes, but I do not like to use this if I plan on wearing makeup as I worry the texture my cause makeup to slip and breakup. This product has a light citrus odor, but not overly sour. It does not irritate my sensitive skin even around my eyes. I do notice reduced redness and dark spots with regular use and slight overall improved skin texture as though it were gently exfoliating.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By Aw444

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I bought this and have been using it for over a month and I'm in love! It has really helped my acne scars disappear and has given my face a more even and bright tone! Absolutely will purchase again. I use every other night but have been seeing even better results with every night use.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SO good!

    By Crystal B

    from Missouri

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I noticed a difference in one week. It has already started to smooth out my skin tone and brightening my face!!! It does not irritate my sensitive acne prone skin. Will repurchase!! Worth every penny!!!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes!! Finally!

      By Littleg

      from Alabama

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Bedtime
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dry/Chapped Skin
        • Eczema
        • Winter Dryness

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        From now on!

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Vicckers

        from Fresno

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Bedtime

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Love this serum! It smells like meringue! It's only 7% so I use it morning & night. Leaves my dry skin feeling smooth & tight without feeling dry. You really can feel it working!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          WORTH THE PURCHASE

          By Julie

          from Stockton, CA

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I was eyeing this product for the longest but didn't know if I wanted to spend that much on it; I know I could return it if I didn't like it, but I myself don't like returning stuff so I bought this during the 21 days of saving for spring for 25% off and it was so worth it! I've been using it for two weeks now and it has cleared up most of my skin from redness due to breakouts and I honestly can't wait till i use it some more.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Only been using a week and can see a difference

            By Amanda Neighbors

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              I'm in my early 30's and was looking for something to combat fine lines, sagging, and crepe-yness. I've only been using this stuff about a week and can tell a difference in my skin seemingly the minute I put it on. Whn I wake up, my skin is soft, more toned, and with diminished lines. I follow the directions and only use it every other night before bedtime. I also follow it up with the Chamomile Night Cream. Side note: I have dry, sensitive skin and this product does not bother me.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Melissa

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              I loved this inmediately. Went on smoothly and 4-5 drops was just enough. Covered my face easily. Used it at bedtime after I washed my face. Put on my night time moisturizer on top (Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream). In the morning woke up with soft, supple skin. I have only used it about 3-4 times so I don't know yet about discoloration so I'll wait to see in a couple of weeks.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will continue to purchase and use this product.

              By Macy

              from Phx, AZ

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dry/Chapped Skin
                • Winter Dryness

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                I use it every other day per instructions, at night and underneath a night time moisturizer. I like that it does not have a "perfume" smell. The smell is not great but it not unpleasant.

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                • Q:

                  Vitamin C could be used in the morning and Retinol at night. That is what I have been told in the past. Has this philosophy changed?
                  Asked on 6/26/2016 by Marie from Santa Clarita, ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would not recommend combining Vitamin C Serum with a retinol cream.

                    Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  what happens if you use product around the eye?
                  also, is it bad if u wipe away with toner?
                  Asked on 6/25/2016 by andrea from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    After cleansing and toning, apply 3-4 drops on clean skin (avoiding eye area) every other night. May be used alone or layered under moisturizer. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

                    Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is it possible to use this product with retinol oil? If i use this product regularly should I avoid all retinol products or would a night time retinol oil (which has some cold pressed natural oils combined) work well?
                  Asked on 6/18/2016 by mv from Melbourne, Australia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not recommend using Vitamin C Serum and retinols together.

                    Answered on 6/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can I use this under my eyes?
                  Asked on 6/14/2016 by Cheekee

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not recommend using the Vitamin C Serum under or around the eye area.

                    Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  How many drops per ounce can I put of the serum into my moisturizer. I have the Mario Badescu 15SPF for oily skin.
                  Asked on 6/10/2016 by Laz from Forest, VA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We wouldn't recommend putting the serum drops directly into the bottle of moisturizer. Rather you can put a pea size amount of moisturizer on your hand, add one drop of serum, and mix together when applying daily.

                    Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What are the fluid ounces of this product?
                  Asked on 6/1/2016 by Kate from Philadelphia, PA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    1.0 oz

                    Answered on 6/2/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can I use this product to lighten my neck? I have dark spots on my neck due to sun exposure and no matter what I use I cannot get it to come off, it's so embarrassing
                  Asked on 5/25/2016 by Elizabeth from cary,nc

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Brightening Kit (Item #: 2281190) is designed to address discolorations from sun damage. Although the kit does contain the Vitamin C Serum, you would benefit more from using multiple products that feature natural ingredients known for their brightening and lightening properties.

                    Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can I use this along with my retinol cream?
                  Asked on 5/16/2016 by Windsor from New Orleans

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would not recommend combining Vitamin C Serum with a retinol cream.

                    Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can this be used with a retinol night cream? Or will using both cause irritation? I use a retinol cream at night, but would like to fade skin discoloration.
                  Asked on 5/15/2016 by S

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would not recommend combining Vitamin C Serum with a retinol cream.

                    Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I normally use coconut oil as my night time mosturizer. Is it okay to use this serum with coconut oil or should I use an actually mosturizer?
                  Asked on 4/7/2016 by nycbeauty from New York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can apply 3-4 drops of Vitamin C Serum on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. May be used under a moisturizer (coconut oil) or alone.

                    Answered on 4/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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