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Mario Badescu

Whitening Mask

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Mario BadescuWhitening Mask
 
4.0

(based on 46 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (25)
  • Improves overall texture (24)
  • Softens skin (19)
  • Immediate results (11)
  • Soothes irritated skin (11)

Cons

  • Hard to wash off (15)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Dries skin out (4)

Best Uses

  • Even out skin tone (27)
  • Minimize sun damage (10)
  • Treat acne (10)
  • Moisturizes (5)
  • Treat oily skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Combination skin (21), Sensitive skin (13), Oily skin (8), Normal skin (7), Dry skin (5)

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4.0

nice

By hanna

from california

Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

This product makes my skin feel really soft!My scars appear to be fading!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product

By Britt89

from New Jersey

About Me Honest, Objective

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Actually Works
  • Fast Acting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Treats Dark Marks And Sca
    • Treats Hyperpigmentation

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    I've used this product 3 times within the last week and I've noticed that my hyperpigmentation has started to fade. My complexion would be classified as tan-deep.
    I loved that product worked quickly and actually does what it is marketed to do.

    I noticed other reviewers mentioned it being hard to rinse off, I suggest applying the mask before you take a warm shower, the steam from the shower makes it easier to rinse off. Also keep the lid tightly closed when not in use. Use as directed.

     
    4.0

    Pretty good mask

    By Air bear

    from Phoenix

    About Me Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fights Breakouts
    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Tightens Skin

    Cons

    • Hard To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Even Out Skin Tone
    • Treat Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    I use this product about 3x/week only on my cheeks or other smaller areas that may have acne scarring. Not sure if it's actually working or if it's just time fading the scars but either way it leaves my skin feeling smooth. And it does seem to bleach the peach fuzz on my face so I would think it's doing something! It is difficult to wash off but that's no big deal. And it did dry out in the jar after about 6 months but I just added some water and mixed it around and it solved the problem. It also seems to work well with drying up acne. I will repurchase when I run out since it's so cheap, but if it were more expensive I probably would not think its worth it.

     
    3.0

    Brighter skin, dries out fast

    By Snowzoe

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Combination Skin

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Exfoliates
    • Fights Breakouts
    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Tightens Skin

    Cons

    • Hard To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Even Out Skin Tone
    • Minimize Sun Damage

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    The mask has a thick, cool consistency and spreads on the skin very smooth and evenly. It smells fresh. When it dries on your skin it is a bit hard to wash off, so a washcloth is required for some scrubbing. My skin felt great afterwards, smooth and tight. I did feel like my skin had a little bit of a glow to it the next day. I thought I had the lid on tight, but the product left inside the jar dried out very quickly. I used this three time s and the fourth time the remnants in the jar were too dry to use. I didn't notice any lightening of my brown spots, but didn't get much use of the product.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Worth it if you're patient

    By college kid

    from Orlando, Fl

    About Me Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Evens Out Skin Tone
    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Lightens Acne Scars
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Hard To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Even Out Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    I have had acne scars for a while now for not taking good enough care of my skin and picking at pimples when I was younger, (terrible, I know). I got this as a free sample and it was the best for me. The key is with it to remain very patient. It lightens my acne scars a little at a time, but overall I can tell it is working. It leaves a residue on your skin after, so wash with soap after.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this mask works!

    By Kate

    from NY

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    Mario Badescu products saved my skin. After having my two children, I noticed a decrease in the quality of my skin to the point where I felt like I didn't even look the same anymore. I incorporated this mask along with some of their other products into my skincare routine and my skin is not only back but ten times better. This mask smells so good and leaves my face absolutely glowing. I will continue to buy.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not a miracle worker

    By Laura

    from Riverside

    About Me Combination Skin

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Improves Overall Texture
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Hard To Wash Off

    Best Uses

    • Even Out Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

    After a couple of uses, I have seen some improvement in my scarring (acne) but the scarring is still noticeable. I will use the entire bottle, but I am not sure if I will re-purchase.

     
    4.0

    I think it works...?

    By Mechee55

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Normal Skin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries Skin Out

      Best Uses

      • Minimize Sun Damage

      Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

      I purchased this item because I thought it'd help reduce the appearance of my darkened acne scars. I use it a couple of times a week. It feels like it dries out my facial skin, so I put on a lot of moisturizer after. The thing is it's hard to wash it off, but it's not a major problem. I think the dark spots have definitely gotten better, but I'm not entirely sure if it's thanks to this mask. I guess it is? :) It's not so expensive, so it's worth trying!

       
      3.0

      Indifferent

      By Petite pupp

      from Lake Forest, IL

      About Me Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Exfoliates
      • Improves Overall Texture
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Irritated Skin

      Cons

      • Hard To Wash Off
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Moisturize
      • Treat Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

      I have been using this mask a few times a week for some months now. I am almost out of it and honestly see no difference. I have mild acne marks and scars and the mask did not really "whiten" my face, but instead moisturized it nicely. You really need to use a thin layer of it as the instructions note, so that it washes off easily. I will move on to find a different whitening product.

       
      2.0

      Neutral mask - probably not worth it

      By SB

      from Michigan

      About Me Combination Skin, Sensitive Skin

      Pros

      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Hard To Wash Off
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Whitening Mask:

        After using this for the last 9 months about 2 to 4 times per week, I feel as if I can finally review the mask. I was excited at the prospect of something that would help fade old acne marks. Most of these are not extremely dark, but they are there. The mask smells great, and I was thankful that even with my sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, I did not have any negative reactions. However I didn't have any positive ones either. The mask is a bit hard to wash off, and after all this time, I still haven't noticed a big difference. I'll finish out this jar but I'm not sure that I'll repurchase.

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        • Q:

          I have old acne dark spots will this mask help?
          Asked on 8/28/2015 by Anna from New York

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Yes, the Whitening Mask is formulated to gently minimize the look of post-acne discoloration.

            Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
        • Q:

          Will this product heal the scars or make them disappear while the product is being used regularly and reappear if use is stopped?
          Asked on 8/20/2015 by mariobfan from california

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            The Whitening Mask will help to gently minimize the look of old acne scars and discolorations from the sun. Discontinuing use will not cause discoloration to worsen or to reappear, though we do recommend always wearing sun protection.

            Answered on 8/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
        • Q:

          Is this product safe to use on olive colored skin. I have some acne scars from when I was a teenager and would really like to find a product that will help. Thank you.
          Asked on 7/13/2015 by Kiki from Cape Cod

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            The Whitening Mask can be used on all skin tones. Using Mario Badescu Whitening Mask 2-3 times a week for 10-15 minutes will help fade discoloration, brighten the skin and help even out overall skin tone.

            Answered on 7/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
        • Q:

          Can you use this product on the top of your hands?
          Asked on 5/19/2015 by Becky

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Yes, the Whitening Mask can be applied to the hands, the face, and the neck and decolletage to help fade discoloration and brighten the skin.

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

          do you apply on entire face or just where you have dark spots?
          Asked on 2/27/2015 by medical

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            The Whitening Mask is very versatile and can be applied as a spot treatment or used all over the face to help reduce pore congestion, discoloration and help brighten the skin.

            Answered on 2/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          Is it okay if I use this and the Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum together? like the mask first and then after 20 minutes the serum?
          Asked on 2/18/2015 by gracygalloway from US

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Absolutely! After washing off your mask, go ahead and apply the Vitamin C Serum, followed with your usual moisturizer.

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          can you use this product on oily acne prone skin?
          Asked on 2/9/2015 by gracygalloway from US

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Yes, in fact, this is the ideal treatment for post-acne discoloration.

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

          Can I use this product on my back? I have very dark acne scars on my back, is there any product or products that could help me?
          Asked on 1/11/2015 by KareBear from St. Michaels, AZ

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            We do not recommend using the Whitening Mask on your back. A better option would be the A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap to help fade acne scars over time and to thoroughly clean the area to prevent new breakouts from happening on your back, shoulders, or chest . If you do not have any sensitivity to glycolic acid, the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is another great option to break down build-up from skin’s surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. It may be used to wash your back 2-3 times a week.

            Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          Can I use this as an overnight spot cream for specific scars or will that be too harsh on my face?
          Asked on 1/9/2015 by Jen from PA

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            We don’t suggest using the Whitening Mask overnight. The Whitening Mask will gently fade discolorations over time and will inhibit further discoloration. Apply to clean face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

            Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          what is the serum that goes with this product???
          Asked on 12/16/2014 by Meggy from Alameda CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            If your main skin concern is to treat hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone & dark spots), Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum (Item #: 2209815) is a wonderful product to include in your regimen! This serum is formulated with 7.5% vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and to lessen the appearance of discoloration. View more details here:
            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200689

            Answered on 12/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          Will this product make my skin whiter because thats the kind of thing im looking for?
          Asked on 12/13/2014 by Meggyreyes from Alameda Ca

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Using Mario Badescu Whitening Mask 2-3 times a week for 10-15 minutes will help brighten the skin and help even out overall skin tone.

            Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          I am indian and on my face there are some dark areas compare to my cheeks and forehead. By using this would it even out my whole face skin color?
          Asked on 12/2/2014 by S

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            If you experience some discoloration, the most important recommendation would be to use a daily SPF 30 for protection against sun exposure. Using mild AHAs such as fruit extracts and glycolic acid will help to gently even out your skin tone. Hyperpigmentation and discoloration may take a long time to even out, so patience is definitely required.

            We suggest using Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 (if you are combination/oily) to hydrate and protect your skin for further discoloration, then using the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 2-3 times a week at night only to help promote gentle exfoliation as it evens out skin tone. Do not over use this product as it may over dry the skin; otherwise, this deep cleansing treatment will be very effective for lessening the appearance of old acne scars. Lastly, you could use Mario Badescu Whitening Mask 2-3 times a week for 10-15 minutes to help brighten the skin and help even out overall skin tone.

            Answered on 12/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          how long will it normally takes to see results if I use this product regularly?
          Asked on 11/11/2014 by Gen from US

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            Results vary since everyone's skin is different, so there is no specific time table, but if you stick with the product consistently, you should start to see a difference within a few weeks.

            Answered on 11/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
        • Q:

          Will this product lighten my freckles? I have a very uneven skin tone but I want to keep my freckles as dark as they are.
          Asked on 9/27/2014 by kaylah from Brooklyn, NY

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            It will reduce discoloration of acne marks or sun damage. It may slightly reduce the color of the freckles, if you are using it on that area.

            Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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