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Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Kit

Item #: 2263619

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Reveal the clean and clear skin you were meant to have with the Acne Starter Kit. This four piece collection calls upon the effective powers of salicylic acid, sulfur, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera to help treat blemish-prone complexions and reveal healthier looking skin.

A $40 value!

Includes:
  • Acne Facial Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Special Cucumber Lotion (2.0 oz.)
  • Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 (1.0 oz.)
  • Drying Mask (0.5 oz.)
  • Drying Cream sample size
Acne Facial Cleanser: Twice daily, gently massage on face in circular motions, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: After cleansing and toning, apply before sun exposure and daily all over face, avoiding eye area. Re-apply frequently to maintain protection and after perspiring or swimming. May be used under make-up or alone.

Drying Mask: Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest.

Drying Cream: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up
Acne Facial Cleanser: Deionized Water (Aqua),Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Leaf) Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Chamomile (Chamomila Recutita) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, Nonoxynol-9.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: Deionized Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnimate, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Lactate, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.

Drying Mask: Deionized Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Starch, Calamine, Ichthammol, Propylene Glycol, Colloidal Sulfur, Titanium Dioxide.

Drying Cream: Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol,Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Kit
 
4.0

(based on 122 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Effective (73)
  • Good value (70)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Smells great (19)

Cons

  • Not effective (10)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (79)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Women (37)
  • Men (17)
  • On-the-go (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Jessica

from Hawaii

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

I had a cystic ance and inflamed. It was painful as well. It helps calmed my acne and heals it. Now all those bumpy and red acne went away. Finally, my face feels smooth and clear.

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
 
1.0

made me break more

By vanessa

from muscatine iowa

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      Didnt work for me

       
      4.0

      Loved it and will use again!

      By Krista

      from Maryland

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      Proactiv was not working for me so I decided to try something new. And I'm glad I did. I plan to buy the full size bottles when this starter kit runs out, and I just purchased the Drying Lotion too after rave reviews from my sister.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Awesome products

      By Dimess

      from Coral Springs, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast results
      • Not too drying

      Cons

      • Smells horrible

      Best Uses

      • Every day use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I have a lot of acne on my forehead and within two days after I started using these products my acne instantly stopped breaking out as much. The little sample of the drying cream is honestly the best thing about this kit. The only thing is the drying mask and drying cream smell like zmoke infested room, it's a little hard to beat the smell sometimes but it's worth it if you want clear skin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Zoethecat

      from Lincoln Nebraska

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clears up skin fast

      Cons

      • Very drying

      Best Uses

      • Acne
      • Blackheads
      • Oily skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I used the cleanser every morning and night, and used the acne mask as needed. The drying agent was nice, but the mask seemed to do most of the work. Got much clearer skin in less than a week.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Doesn't work for everyone

      By Alli

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      I was really excited for this product and had high hopes but it sadly didn't work out for me, I have super oily and acne prone skin and it just make the acne worse.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

      By Rach

      from Fayetteville

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        I was using proactiv before I was referred to use these amazing products from an awesome employee, his skin was amazing & he told me he uses this product! My skin had cleared up within the 1st week of me using the product, I had been using proactiv for about 4 months with no change! I highly recommend it to everyone!!!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        4.0

        Excited to buy them full size!

        By Christina

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          I purchased this product because I was breaking out again. Within a few days my breakouts were under control. The products did not over dry my face like other acne systems I've used.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Cleared up a breakout

          By Chewy

          from Va Beach

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            This product cleared up a break out.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            5.0

            This is now my forever skin care regimen

            By The girl with no more pimples

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Can stain / bleach sheets
            • Doesn't smell the best

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            I have oily and acne prone skin and swear I have tried everything - this cleared up my skin over one night!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

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            25 Questions | 25 Answers
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            • Q:

              Are these products okay to use if you have very sensitive skin? Are there any harsh chemicals in the products?
              Asked on 6/22/2016 by Lauren from New York

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Kit contains products that are not generally recommended for sensitive skin. Sticking to a skin care regimen geared for super sensitive skin is a better option. You can use the products in our Acne Repair Kit to spot treat the different types of blemishes that may occur. (Item #: 2209794)

                Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Do these products help your acne or congested pores by bringing everything to the surface before it begins clearing? I haven't seen any reviews or read any questions about this. I know a lot of products help by bringing the problems from your skin out before it begins to clear and I just wanted to know if these products do that
              Asked on 6/7/2016 by Leighanne from tax

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The products in the Acne Starter Kit work to dry out existing clogged pores and to remove pore clogging debris to prevent future breakouts. Depending on the type of blemishes you are experiencing, the products in the kit will either penetrate the blemish to dry it out or draw out excess pore clogging debris. For blemishes that do come to the surface - instead of popping - use our Drying Lotion to effectively target them. (Item #: 2209808)

                Answered on 6/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              After using the drying mask can i use the cucumber lotion toner and the oil free moisturizer afterwards?
              Asked on 5/31/2016 by Jeck from Philippines

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                After removing the mask, you may follow with the Special Cucumber Lotion. At nighttime, you could skip the moisturizer and simply apply your spot treatments - such as the included Drying Cream. But make sure to apply the Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 during the day.

                Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is the lotion the same as toner?
              Asked on 5/25/2016 by Olivia from Wilmington de

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes - Special Cucumber Lotion is a toner.

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

              I am currently experiencing mild chest acne. Would this product be effective on other areas other than the face such as chest?
              Asked on 5/15/2016 by Victoria from San Gabriel, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu offers a body wash and unique body toner to combat body acne. A.H.A Botanical Body Soap (Item #: 2210031) and Special Cleansing Lotion "O" (Item #: 2210010) are better options than the Acne Starter Kit.

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

              I don't have acne but I suffer from break outs on my forehead and chin. They are normally under the skin pimples then can get quite big. My skin can also be dry where I use spot treatments. I'm worried this kit Wil make my skin too Dry? Is the acne kit right for me?
              Asked on 4/26/2016 by Katie from United Kingdom

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Would this product be useful to dry/combination skin? If it is not useful, what product would you recommend?
              Asked on 2/18/2016 by Julie

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I have blackheads I cannot seem to get rid of on my nose. I also have a large pores on my cheeks. Is this starter kit the way to go?
              Asked on 2/15/2016 by MC

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Acne Starter Kit is the suggested daily regimen for acne prone combination or oily skin. The Drying Mask in the kit will address the areas of concern on your cheeks. For your stubborn blackheads, you should try Mario Badescu Silver Powder.

                Answered on 2/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hi,
              I have acne prone/oily/combination and sensitive skin. I have mild acne and sometimes I have cystic acne and little red bumps. I was wondering if you would recommend this product for me to use or do you have any other recommendation for me to try.
              Thank you.
              Asked on 1/27/2016 by Mia

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit is a great regimen for acne-prone skin. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion will target the deep cystic acne and Mario Badescu Drying Cream will target those small bumps and blemishes.

                Answered on 1/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              I have very oily and acne prone skin. Usually, toners make my skin even more oily, but I wanted to try this product as directed. If the toner does make my skin oily, should I just stop using the toner? Or will the kit not work as well if its not used all together?
              Asked on 1/15/2016 by meg from orlando, us

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Kit is a regimen that is effective for the majority of acne-prone skin. If the Special Cucumber Lotion is too drying and causes your skin to over-produce oil, then you may want to customize your personal regimen by swapping the Special Cucumber Lotion out for the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion.

                Answered on 1/20/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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