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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Item #: 2209815 Size: 1.0 oz

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Antioxidant Vitamin C protects skin from free radicals and is essential in collagen production. This Vitamin C Serum contains 7.5% ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to reduce discoloration and brighten skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to retain skin's natural moisture and collagen to enhance skin's firmness and elasticity.
Apply 2-3 drops on clean skin avoiding eye area every other night. May be used under a moisturizer or alone.
Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus Fruit) Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root) Extract, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Jucie) Vera Gel, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract) Oil.

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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.6

(based on 125 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (73)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Greasy (7)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • Daily use (25)
  • Uneven skin tone (25)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (28), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (32), Oily (7), Normal (6), Dry (4)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Week two

By Mama of four

from Kansas City

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    Just started this therapy.. I am using it every other night and mix four drops with my overnight seaweed cream(same company)... Week one was tough on my sensitive skin - I used it directly on my skin after heating it in my palms -- flaking ensued. This week working well, not irritating and hoping to even out skin reduce pores.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    part of my new weekly routine

    By longtallmamma

    from point pleasant

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I use this twice per week as directed though I'd love to indulge in it every day. I put this on before moisturizer and it help make my skin supple and dewy

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Flory

      from Los angeles

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        Great product

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By Fab@50

        from Nyack ny

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I use it every other day at night - my skin feels firmer and moisturized. Great pick for any age!

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            4.0

            Helped a bit

            By Lilly

            from Ohio

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Softens Skin

            Cons

            • Stings

            Best Uses

            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            Not quite a life changer, but I do think that I can attribute some improvement in my skin to this product. It definitely stung at first, but after a few weeks, that stopped happening. I've used it roughly every other evening after toning. My skin has become a bit smoother, but not dramatically. While I don't dislike this product, I plan to try other vitamin C serums next to see if they work better for me. So, worth a try, even if I wasn't in love, I think!

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love it. Great moisturizer and give my skin a nice shine.

            By Jay

            from Seattle Wa

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Smells Great
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Love the moisture!

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Loving it!

              By Peppy

              from Springfield, MO

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                I have only had this product a week, but I am loving it so far. I am using this every morning, 5 drops, which I then warm in my hands and smoothe all over my face and neck. I follow this with Cerave AM facial lotion with SPF. It is important to use sunscreen in conjunction with Vitamin C. For me, the results were instantaneous after the first use: skin was bright, smooth, and plump/dewy. Your mileage may vary, but I recommend this product, and will continue to use it as part of my daily regimen.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It works

                By Jeanaj

                from Magnolia, AR

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  I use it every other day like directed

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                   
                  5.0

                  Definitely a must for me

                  By Sixty and loving it

                  from Lubbock TX

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Brightens skin
                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                    I use it every evening underneath my nighttime moisturizer. My skin feels softer and smoother than it ever has

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

                    (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I loved it, I bought the full size!

                    By Miss Coco

                    from Phoenix, Az

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Brightens
                    • Evens skin tone
                    • Gives skin a radiant look
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Discoloration
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Post Acne Marks
                      • Redness/ Blotchiness
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                      I have the little bottle and am almost done with it so I went ahead and purchased the bigger bottle! I would suggest if you have post acne marks like me to try out the brightening kit first and see how you like it before committing. I actually didn't know that I was using it wrong at first til I read a comment on here! I would follow the directions and just pat it on my skin at night. I would wake up looking oily so I felt that it never really sank into my skin! The commentator said to warm it up in your hands first and what a difference that step has made! I use 4 or 5 drops for my *whole face* (no more cause it can be too much) and I warm it up with my palms and pat it on and voila I wake up with skin that looks smooth and it gives me a nice sheen (not oily) and I can see that my pores are tightening! Well, I have large pores lol. I just wish I had known that step sooner so the product in the past could have sunk in better. I recommend this product and can't wait to see more results over time! I will review again when I have updates.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29

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                      • Q:

                        should i use this serum if i have dry skin? i noticed the majority of reviews were from people with oily skin.
                        Asked on 4/7/2017 by maddie reeder from indiana, bloomington

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes! Our Vitamin C Serum can be used on all skin types. This product will help brighten the skin and reduce fine lines.

                          Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Hi - I used Vitamin C Serum on my face last night. After I cleansed, toned, used cucumber spray, eye cream and night cream. Is it okay to use it that way? Also, today I can still smell it on my face. Is that possible? I only had a sample packet, so maybe I used more than a few drops. My face was shiny this morning after my shower--must be due to the serum, as I don't normally have a shiny face after showering. I am in my 50s and want to take care of my skin. I love Mario Badescu products--I just discovered them! I just want to be sure I am using them correctly. Thank you!
                        Asked on 4/4/2017 by Young at Heart from Milwaukee, WI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello and Thank you for your question. Our Vitamin C Serum should be used after cleansing and toning, before your eye cream and night cream/moisturizer. The Vitamin C Serum will help brighten the skin, while also helping to reduce discoloration or dark spots. I would try using only a few drops - you should be more hydrated and smooth in the morning, but not shiny.

                          Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Should I apply this product before or after I use a toner?
                        Asked on 3/22/2017 by Skin freak from Los Angeles, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Vitamin C Serum should be applied to your skin after cleansing and toning.

                          Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Could this product help lighten pink facial scars?
                        Asked on 3/19/2017 by Skincarelady from Frisco,TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Vitamin C Serum is formulated to encourage more radiant, youthful looking skin. The ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps to reduce signs of aging while brightening uneven skin tones and discoloration.
                          We recommend also using the Whitening Mask (http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747) to further help minimize the appearance of old acne scars.

                          Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I put this on at night (and nothing else after the vitamin C serum) but I was wondering if I should wash it off in the morning? Or should I leave it and proceed getting ready and apply my moisturizer?
                        Asked on 3/1/2017 by Miss Coco from Phoenix, Az

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend washing your face twice daily. If you have very dry or sensitive skin, you can skip the morning wash and go straight to moisturizer in the morning. If your skin is normal/combo/oily, you should wash, tone, and moisturize every morning.

                          Answered on 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I've been reading in these questions that the Vitamin C Serum should not be used with Retin A. I've been using the Retin A for years, and do not want to change how I use it (every night).

                        Would you advise against using my Retin A at night, and then using the Serum in the morning (instead of at night per the instructions)?

                        thank you!
                        Asked on 2/26/2017 by Beth from Cincinnati, Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Vitamin C Serum is a versatile product that is recommended for all skin types. That being said, many people customize the exact usage and frequency to best suit their skin. I think applying the Vitamin C Serum in the morning and waiting a few minutes before applying any makeup would work out well for you. You can start by using it every other day and then increasing it to daily, just to make sure it agrees with your nightly routine.

                          Answered on 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I am turning 60 in 2 months. Is this product recommended for older women? I have dry skin with little wrinkles around my eye area.
                        Asked on 2/22/2017 by Jennifer from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes - this product is recommended for all skin types and is one of our most popular products in the anti aging category. To further target those small wrinkles around the eye area, you can also add Cellufirm Drops to your regimen for additional smoothing and plumping benefits.
                          http://www.ulta.com/cellufirm-drops?productId=xlsImpprod6200657

                          Answered on 2/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Would this product help my daughter who is fourteen clear up her acne scars?
                        Asked on 2/5/2017 by Hannah

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is this product oil free?
                        Asked on 2/2/2017 by DG from Washington

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Vitamin C Serum is oil free.

                          Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Will this help lighten skin discolouration around my mouth (slightly darker than the rest of my face.)
                        Asked on 1/31/2017 by Cece from Sacramento, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. It is not a skin lightener, but rather a gradual way to achieve a more uniform complexion. For maximum results, you can try our Brightening Kit - a collection of products that you can add into your skin care regimen to help reduce hyper pigmentation.
                          http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                          Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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