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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (25)
  • Goes on smoothly (25)
  • Moisturizes well (15)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Softens skin (14)

Cons

  • Bad smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (23)
  • After shower/bath (10)
  • Deep moisturization (8)
  • Winter dryness (7)
  • Dry/chapped skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (14)

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5.0

In love with this product so far!

By Kristina

from Irvine, CA

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

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dry/Chapped Skin
    • For Evening Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I hardly write product reviews, but since I am liking this product so much, I am writing one! I was browsing Ulta for a high quality concealer and foundation, and I spontaneously asked a store associate for any recommendations of products that would help even out skin tone. I have occasional blemishes and somewhat oily skin, and I typically experience some pigmentation issues after breakouts such as spot discoloration that lasts for several days. She recommended this product and gave me some simple instructions for application. I hesitated a bit because it costs more than I typically spend on face products, but the store associate assured me that it is an amazing product and that you only need to use a little at a time so it would last a long time.

    I followed instructions, applying about four drops over a clean face after showering in the evening and applying toner, alternating every other day for the first few days. Now I apply the serum every evening. I've been using the serum for a few weeks now. My skin looks amazing when I wake up, my face feels less oily and more soft throughout the day, and I think the serum has definitely helped even out skin tone. The overall skin tone of my face looks great and has a healthy (not greasy) glow, albeit my skin is not perfect since I have some acne scarring, but the serum has definitely made a noticeable improvement :) I feel like now all the other face products I have been using (toner and face wash) work better now in combination with this serum. Also, better skin provides a better canvas for makeup, so my face looks even better when I do choose to wear makeup out of the house.

    I really hope the positive effects continue and don't diminish over time! Give this product a try if you are curious. It's supposed to block free radicals, is gentle on my skin, and seems to not have a too many chemicals in it, so the list of pros goes on.

     
    5.0

    Skin is brighter and clearer

    By AnnieA

    from PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I noticed results after the first use. I wake up to brighter, clearer skin. It is recommended to use every other night. My skin is noticeably brighter after using the serum. I can tell when it is my off night.

     
    5.0

    Great product for affordable price

    By NC Cindy

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I use this serum and choose it over much more expensive brands.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PRODUCT THAT WORKS

      By Mari

      from Arlington,TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Removes Redness And Scars
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime
      • Deep Moisturization

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I LOVE this product! I am a medium tan, oily skinned individual who suffers from stubborn acne. I thought there was no hope for removing my old acne scars, until I found this! In just 4 days my skin looks great! My redness from acne scars is diminishing and my skin has a slight glow to it. I use this as part of my routine in combo with Clean & Clear continous control with benzoyl peroxide and dermalogica's overnight treatment. This combo has put my skin on a clear path to healing! Trust me in this suggestion. I am a picky person, so for me to rave about this means it ROCKS! GO BUY NOW!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This stuff is the BOMB DIGGITY

      By LEJ

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I am tough on my skin (reforming picker) and I have some issues with cystic acne and acne scaring. I've been using this product every other night for the past two weeks and I can already tell that my scars are becoming lighter and I have a better overall coloring to my face. I would highly recommend.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this!!

        By Dee

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedtime

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This is the second bottle that I have purchased. I use 5 drops per night on freshly washed face. I let it soak in for a few hours and then put moisturier over it. Seems like it brightens and reduces dark spots on my face. It's pricey but lasts for months - totally worth it.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing product!

          By Leonora

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            This product is amazing, I've been suffering with my dull-dry skin all my life, I tried different moisturizers and serums to deal with the dullness and acne scars, I've been using this serum for almost a month and the difference is HUGE! I use make up every day and my face looks completely different, fresh, hydrated, healthy... I'm not changing this regimen anymore!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love this

            By Dawn

            from Pennsylvania

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            Was hoping for the $45 I would get a great Vitamin C serum minus the high price tag you see for others and I was right! My skin looks brighter, younger in just a month of using it! And a little goes a long way! I use in morning under moisturizer!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful!

            By Hallipeno

            from Casper Wy

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime
            • Dry/Chapped Skin
            • Winter Dryness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I love the way this product firms aNd gives my skin a fresh glow!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of My Favorites

            By Cadence Kitty

            from pennsylvania

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Winter Dryness

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              I love this product, especially in the winter. I'll use it in the morning before applying makeup. It helps to hydrate my skin and protect it from the cold in winter.

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              • Q:

                Is it better to use this in the morning to boost SPF or at night after washing face before bed? Also, in a skincare regime when should this be applied? Thanks!
                Asked on 5/26/2015 by MH3071157 from Salt Lake City, UT

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We recommend applying as directed for best results. Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum may be used under a moisturizer or alone.

                  Answered on 5/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                will this help with dark spots? Should I apply it to my dark spots or my whole face?
                Asked on 5/19/2015 by starsyd18

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Vitamin C Serum contains 7.5% ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to reduce discoloration such as dark spots and to brighten skin. Every other night, apply 2-3 drops to the entire face on clean skin. Follow with moisturizer (optional).

                  Answered on 5/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                What is the PH of this product?
                Asked on 4/9/2015 by newbie from Omaha, NE

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This serum has a pH of 6.0.

                  Answered on 4/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this OK to use with Peter Thomas Roth retinol infusion Pm serum?
                Asked on 3/10/2015 by Ann

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Vitamin C Serum should be applied every other night, so if you wish to use in conjunction with another nightly serum, we recommend alternating the nights that you apply each. We hope this helps! :-)

                  Answered on 3/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does the vitamin c serum have an expiration date on the bottle?
                Asked on 2/14/2015 by Buffy 13 from Melville, ny

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum does not have an expiration date on the bottle. Rather, it does have a recommended period after opening or PAO, a time period in which the product should be used after opening. The Vitamin C Serum has a PAO of 24 months.

                  Answered on 2/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I have oily acne prone skin. but my acne comes and goes. and it's not a lot. would this be safe to use?
                Asked on 2/10/2015 by gracygalloway from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 2/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                i have alot of acne scars does this help
                Asked on 1/30/2015 by nena323 from compton ca

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 2/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Why is it only recommended to use every other night instead of every night?
                Asked on 1/27/2015 by Susan from Bensalem, PA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  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 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How many uses can you get from one bottle?
                Asked on 1/1/2015 by mikki from Houston, tx

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We recommend that you apply 3-4 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night, depending on your skin's tolerance. If you are more on the sensitive side, you can use twice a week. Depending on your personal usage, the bottle should last roughly 60 days.

                  Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this a ok serum for acne prone skin?
                Asked on 1/1/2015 by Hera884 from NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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