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Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Kit

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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
 
3.8

(based on 83 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Effective (47)
  • Good value (45)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Smells great (14)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (51)
  • Oily skin (33)
  • Women (23)
  • Men (13)
  • On-the-go (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (27)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (34), 30 minutes (30), 1+ hour (5)

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5.0

Overnight Results, no joke!

By nereydaperez

from San Diego, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Overnight Results

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Weekly Use
    • Women

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

    I've recently started breaking out due to the amount of stress in school, nothing seemed to work, I tried MURAD products but that only increased my acne. I bought this product yesterday and saw amazing results today, literally, my acne was gone. I think the product in this kit that was most effective was the drying cream!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    4.0

    Great help

    By Happy customer

    from Virginia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

      Helped control whiteheads

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      4.0

      Couldn't find a product for my face until THIS!

      By Kristin

      from Colorado

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        Was literally buying every acne cleanser, toner, and spot treatment, I was desperate to find something that worked for my face, This stuff is amazing after only a week of using it ! I will buy again and more products from this line! Love it!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not for Hormonal Cystic Acne

        By Sarah Lynn

        from Texas

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        I read a lot of reviews saying this was great for them, but I didn't see any discussing hormonal cystic acne which is what i have all over my neck and chin. So I took a chance and tried it. Unfortunately it did not work for me. 7 days into using the set every morning and night and my cystic acne was no smaller than before and still very painful. And I actually got a few more blemishes in the week. The mask would dry out the top layer of skin on each blemish, bur nothing more. I'm giving it 2 stars, rather than 1, because I did notice that the rest of my face (forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip area) seemed to have softer more smooth skin. So I'm sure this would work on regular acne... just not severe/hormonal cystic acne.

         
        4.0

        Mario Badescu Acne Starter kit

        By Buyer review

        from Fayetteville, AR

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          The cleanser is very light weight and the cucumber lotion is a great toner. Not harsh on the skin at all. The moisturizer is great and I enjoy the fact that is has an SPF. Does not feel greasy on the skin. This kit is designed for combination to oily skin.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          High Quality for Acne Proned Skin!

          By SillyLisa

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Budget 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:

            Used to be a proactive user, I have switched to this line and love it. I especially love the oil free moisturizer.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            4.0

            Love It

            By Kaap

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

              I don't usually write reviews anywhere but I am so glad I gave this kit a try. I previously tried a Ph*******y kit & it dried out my skin and made me break out even more but this is gentle yet effective. Since using this product, I can go longer without getting routine facials. Before, I HAD to go once a month but now I'm able to go every other month.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Would definitely buy this again

              By Deana

              from Delta, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Weekly Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                Great for someone with oily but sensation skin that needs a daily and weekly treatment for acne.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 1+ Hour

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                hated it

                By Aaliyah

                from tx

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                I'm 15 years old and i only have had acne scars and little pimples here and there and i read allot of good reviews on this kit and i went out and bought it thinking nothing of it and it had not done anything for me but made my skin worse then it had been and its only been 2 days!! waste of my money.

                 
                5.0

                Wow

                By littlej

                from nj

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                  I can't believe how much this stuff has changed my skin in the two weeks I have been using it. Any bumps I had prior to starting are completey gone. I used to wake up every other day with a new pimple. Since using this I've gotten ONLY two little ones.. I use the drying cream under my makeup and put on the drying mask at night and they were pretty much gone the next day. I cannot wait to see how my skin looks in another two weeks. So impressed with this!!!!!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Does the moisturizer go one before or after the mask?
                    Asked on 12/30/2015 by Jay

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Drying Mask should be applied to clean, bare skin. 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.

                      Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this acne starter kit together with this acne repair kit to take care of combination/oily/acne prone skin and cystic acne?
                    Asked on 12/30/2015 by Meem

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, they can be used together. The Acne Starter Kit is your regimen of cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and mask. The Acne Repair Kit contains your spot treatments that should be used as needed and on the appropriate blemish type.

                      Acne Repair Kit includes:
                      •Drying Lotion - whiteheads
                      •Drying Cream - clusters of small bumps
                      •Buffering Lotion - deep cystic acne

                      Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Should I use this routine once a day or twice a day?
                    Asked on 12/17/2015 by D from Nj

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Usage instructions including frequency of use for each product is detailed below for easy reference.

                      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.

                      Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I've noticed that the moisturizer that was included was with SPF 17. Am I going to use this also for night time? If not what moisturizer do you recommend?
                    Asked on 11/28/2015 by Acneman

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 is recommended for daytime use only. If you have oily skin, you can skip a nighttime moisturizer and instead focus on spot treatments. If you have combination skin, an oil free moisturizer without SPF would be a good choice.

                      Answered on 12/8/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Will the Acne Starter Kit last for 30 days?
                    Asked on 10/21/2015 by Acne prone from St.Joe, MO

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this set is sized to last 30 days with typical usage.

                      Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I have extremely congested oily skin. Blackheads all over with large pores is my main concern with occasional breakouts. What would be the best products for my congested skin?
                    Asked on 10/18/2015 by Clover

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Acne Starter Kit is a great option for you to establish a skincare regimen geared toward alleviating the conditions you are describing. The proper skincare regimen should balance your skin to minimize breakouts and pore congestion. Mario Badescu Silver Powder is another great option to help with the existing blackheads:

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200683

                      Answered on 10/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I wanna know if I can use it I have oily skin in my T zone area and small acne scars from the past but mostly I don't have bad acne or any other scar from a pimple, but mostly oily skin and I wanna know if I can use it for my teenage.
                    Asked on 9/29/2015 by Nani from Miami Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this is appropriate for teenagers to use. Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit helps to control breakouts and is a great option for oily skin. Once one's skin is under control and free of breakouts, you can begin to address minimizing acne scars and dark spots. Mario Badescu Brightening Kit would be a great option at that time:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                      Answered on 10/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Can i use the acne kit together with the brightening kit and if I can how do I use them in conjunction with each other.I'm trying to prevent new acne from forming as well as clearing up some minor under the skin acne along the jawline, but I'm mainly trying to clear up acne scars
                    Asked on 8/31/2015 by Vee

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend that you initially use the Acne Starter Kit to begin clearing up the existing acne and help prevent future breakouts. Once you no longer have any active breakouts, you may then begin to use the Brightening Kit to address your concerns. We do not recommend using the Brightening Kit on a daily basis. You can start using the products in the Brightening Kit for two nights a week and increase the usage to every other night, if your skin is tolerant. The most important thing is to establish a skincare regimen best suited for your skin type, to get the acne under control, and then begin addressing discoloration from old acne breakouts. We hope this helps! :-)

                      Answered on 9/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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