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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 117 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 (54)
  • Women (37)
  • Men (17)
  • On-the-go (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • 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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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
 
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
         
        4.0

        Great for all acne types

        By Kelly

        from Atlanta

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Drying

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

        .

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        In love with this kit!

        By Paige

        from Chicago

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

          I bought this kit with high expectations, and it didn't let me down! I saw improvement in my skin after the first week and now have finally been using this kit for a month and absolutely love it! It has made a huge difference in my skin and I couldn't be anymore happier with the results.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          I'm in love with this product!!

          By Juls

          from Missour

          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 have always had problems with acne and this is the first product I have used that has show a visibly difference in my skin in less than a week!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Best thing I ever purchased!!

            By Hazel

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Women

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

              I have really oily, acne prone skin in my adulthood and I have tried every product to target my oily skin...this is hands down the best and effective product I tried. After 1 week my skin is less oily and I have less breakouts! It's been 3 weeks so far and my skin is looking great! Will definitely purchase again!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              3.0

              Meh

              By Heather

              from Mount Clemens mi

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit:

                I had really high hopes considering the feed back most people gave about these products. It really made no difference at all except made my skin dryer. I wouldn't repurchase this in the future.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

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                21 Questions | 21 Answers
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                • 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
                • 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
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