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Acne Starter Kit

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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Kit
 
3.8

(based on 55 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Effective (31)
  • Good value (31)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Smells great (8)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (32)
  • Oily skin (20)
  • Women (15)
  • Men (10)
  • On-the-go (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (22), Brand buyer (18)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (23), 30 minutes (19), 1+ hour (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great products

By Meg

from Miami, Florida

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Weekly Use
    • Women

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    I use the products as recommended on the directions. After the second day of using all the products I noticed a huge difference. My skin felt softer and little bumps that I had started to diminish. I call this the miracle kit!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    4.0

    Love at first try!

    By Bee

    from South Gate, CA

    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:

      I usually splurge on products to treat my acne because I've always been self conscious of my skin. These products are so gentle and I felt a difference after the first night. Definitely worth giving a try if you struggle with blemishes. The special cucumber lotion is now a new fave! It really helps control my oil throughout the day. Will buy the full size products once these samples run out(:

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Great kit

      By shelly27

      from Texaa

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        Great way to try several products at a good price!

        Facial cleanser removes makeup while gently cleansing face. I have sensitive skin and this product is perfect.

        Lotion has spf it moisturizes pretty well and doesn't smell too bad for having spf. There are times that I have a patch of dry skin and need to use my other moisturizer.

        Cucumber lotion I love love love. It helps moisturize and soothe skin. Some night's when my skin isn't too dry (depends on the humidity!) I don't need any moisturizer and just use this product!

        Sulfur mask I use at least once a week and twice if my hormones are out of control. Any bump's that are emerging dissappear quite fast when I use this. It works for my husband as well. We use this before bedtime.

        The spot treatment is great as well. It has a tint to it so it kinda sorta helps hide reddness. Main thing for me is that it WORKS! It also last such a long time. I only use a teeniest amount for each pimple. When I have a bad breakout I apply this product is that entire area though rather than each individual pimple. If I use too much it's very drying. It took me a few days to get used to the consistency and amount of product that worked with my skin.

        Both of these last two products do have sulfur so they smell like sulfur. Not the greatest odor, but that's why I usually use the mask before bedtime. The mask has a stonger sulfur smell to it that can sometimes linger.

        I love all of these products together. For every single product remember a little bit goes a long way!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Seeing improvements in my skin

        By Heather

        from Melbourne, FL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          In just a week, I am noticing an improvement in my skin. I'm using the cleansing procedure once or twice a day, pores are shrinking, skin is clearing, and my skin is producing less oil thanks to the lightweight moisturizer. I will continue to use these products.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          overall very nice!

          By Zoam

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            The moisturizer is nice and not greasy, it absorbs fast. The cucumber toner is fantastic!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This might just be my acne solution!

            By Brittny

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Fast results
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • SMELLS BAD

            Best Uses

            • Active Acne
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

            First, let me start off by saying I have only been using these products for 5 days and have had AMAZING results. I have normal to combination skin and generally have had clear skin with one or two blemishes at a time that clear up after a few days. Recently I have been suffering from moderate cystic-like acne. I have tried just about everything in the past 3 months from everything the drug store has to name brand products. they either show no results or made my acne worse.
            After reading reviews, I decided to try the sample kit to see how the products would work for me. I now have no active acne, and am left with mild red spots that have already began to clear.
            I wash with the cleanser and then use the toner. I would then use the mask on any areas that have under the skin acne that may become a problem or acne that has risen to the surface. After I wash off the mask I use the lotion. I only use the small sample drying cream before I apply a primer because it does have a tint to it that I like to cover with foundation.
            Overall, these products are great and I will be purchasing the normal size bottles and even begin to buy products not in this kit. However, the smell of these products are not the best, but that is a small price to pay for the results I have received. The drying cream (as I said before) has a tint and id not easy to blend into the skin, but it seems to work so I don't mind.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            4.0

            gentle yet strong enough

            By my2cent

            from Atlanta, ga

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

              I have sensitive skin and this doesn't make things worse before better. Its gentle and effective. Smells nice and is a good bundle to buy to clear things up. I use the mask maybe once week and drying cream maybe twice.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Ok not great smell

              By Red

              from El Paso,Tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Poor Texture

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

              Don't like the smell

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Great acne products kit!

              By Kearney9

              from Berlin, MD

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Men
                • Oily Skin
                • On-the-go
                • Weekly Use
                • Women

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                My skin is hyper-sensitive and breaks out from many products. This one actually works on acne. The Drying Cream is my all-time favorite. Just wish the cream and enzyme toner was bigger in this package. The kit is great value if you've tried everything for acne out there and want to see if it really works. No need to use tons of product, direction amounts get the job done!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                4.0

                First Timer

                By Laura

                from North Carolina

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                  Use the product every night! Love the toner and especially my drying mask.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product for dry skin??
                    Asked on 6/14/2015 by emily from Pell city, AL

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                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Special Cucumber Lotion and Drying Cream within this kit are suitable for dry, acne-prone skin. The other products are better suited to oily/combination, acne-prone skin.

                      Answered on 6/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Can this also be used on chest acne?
                    Asked on 4/11/2015 by kmk1121

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit may be used on body acne: back, shoulders, and chest; however, a stronger, more effective option may be Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap (Item #: 2210031) to thoroughly cleanse the area to prevent new breakouts from happening and to follow with Special Cleansing Lotion "O" (Item #: 2210010), a unique "body only" toner which contains the same acne fighting ingredients used in their acne facial astringent in an extra strength formulation.

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

                    Can guys use it ?
                    Asked on 3/17/2015 by Nara from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, the products within Acne Starter Kit are beneficial to both men's and women's skin that is acne-prone.

                      Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How can I use drying mask ? Can I use after cleansing and toning or after moisture?
                    Asked on 1/7/2015 by nara2303 from Garland

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We recommend using the products in the following order: Acne Face Wash, Special Cucumber Lotion, Drying Mask (evening only and for 15-20 min). Rinse mask off, Dry face, Apply Drying Cream to areas that have tiny bumps that do not surface, such as on your forehead and chin – no moisturizer at night if you are oily.

                      Answered on 1/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    will any of these products help with small bumps/pimples all over my forehead? at first I thought i was breaking out from wearing my sweaty field hockey goggles, but it has been 2 months since the season ended and my forehead keeps getting worse. :/
                    Asked on 12/31/2014 by help

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Acne Starter Kit is a great option for treating small bumps. We recommend using the products in the following order: Acne Face Wash, Special Cucumber Lotion, Drying Mask (evening only and for 15-20 min). Rinse mask off, Dry face, Apply Drying Cream to areas that have tiny bumps that do not surface, such as on your forehead and chin – no moisturizer at night if you are oily.

                      Answered on 1/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How soon will I see results when used? What does this product do? And what ingredients are in this product?
                    Asked on 12/21/2014 by Lee Lee from Las Vegas, Nevada

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      You should start to see results from the Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit in about 10-14 days depending on your particular skin issues. Some conditions such as Cystic Acne, require more time to clear up and are best treated with our Buffering Lotion.

                      The products within this kit, when used together, help to clear and prevent acne blemishes for a healthy, clear complexion.

                      The ingredients are:

                      Acne Facial Cleanser - Deionized Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Thyme Extract, Chamomile Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol.

                      Special Cucumber Lotion - Deionized Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Cucumber Extract, Nonoxynol-9, Boric Acid.

                      Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 - Deionized Water, Parsol MCX, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Lactate, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea.

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

                      Drying Cream - Deionized Water, Zinc Oxide, Aloe, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol, Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

                      Answered on 12/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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