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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 97 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (55)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (12)
  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Deep moisturization (18)
  • Daily use (15)
  • Winter dryness (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Beauty conscious (15), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (15), Normal (4), Oily (3)

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5.0

Amazing, smoother even skin, smaller pores.

By Alexy

from Arkansas

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I wanted to start an anti againg skincare routine, i still have occasional breakouts and acne scarring. This has been the best anti aging product for combination skin, i break out less frequently and my acne scars are fading. The best part is my pores appear smaller, but ive also been using this with the glycolic toner, same brand so both products together are amazing, i would recommend to everyone with combination skin wanting to start anti aging

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

    Amazing product!

    By Happy customer

    from Pikeville

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      Love this product. I use it everyday between my moisturizer and primer if I'm wearing makeup that day. Helps control my oil in the t zone a little. Helps with my acne prone skin. Soothes it and helps with acne scarring. This in combination with the clarisonic have almost gotten rid of my acne. The only breakouts I get now are during my period and I'll only get one maybe two pimples. I used to have continuous painful breakouts on my chin area. Almost cystic acne. It also protects your skin from environmental factors so it's great for preventing or at least helping prevent accelerated aging. Can't live without it!!

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

      so far i like this

      By cathy

      from las cruces

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        i use it after washing my face in the evening.

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

        Serum C serious

        By Chirogirl

        from Atlanta

        About Me Skin Care Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Evens skin tone. Skin looks more vibrant

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

          Love it

          By Al

          from Vancouver, WA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            Put this on at night before my moisturizer. Wake up with smooth, hydrated skin. Seems to help with my cheek redness too. I break out easily and this hasn't caused any problems.

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!!!

            By Cherrios

            from Washington DC

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Wow. What can I say? This serum is the most easy to use. Just use dropper and apply with finger. Easy peasy. It applies smooth. I use it right after a shower, when the skin is still damp. Allow the serum to get the chance to be absorbed into skin. It IS NOT greasy. You will feel a slight tingle because the serum is working. I swear by them.

              I discovered this from the badescu Brightener Kit. I was a little apprehensive to use the serum. But finally tried it. My skin improved just after 2 applications. I see the changes for the better. You see, I have oily skin with many acne scars, sun spots and enlarged pores. Acne scars and sun spots are gradually lighten, pores are slightly minimized. My face Is so much clearer. I look forward to my nightly regimen. I save it for nighttime use because this is expensive, I can stretch it out more.

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

              Love this!!

              By Ale

              from Texas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                Use it every night after I wash my face.

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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this product

                By cg

                from Boston

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Soothes Skin
                • Tightens pores

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  I have been using Mario products for about a year. I LOVE THEM. I got the Brightening kit which introduced me to trying the Vitamin C oil. When I ran out, I tried another expensive brand that was not nearly as good. I went right back to Mario. I use this oil on my skin in the morning, and I wait about 5 minutes before putting on my sunscreen after, to let the product fully absorb and settle in. I also use it at night. It can feel a little sticky when you touch the skin after using, but it doesn't impact your makeup or anything. I find that it hydrates my skin, tightens pores, and gives it an overall glowy appearance. I will buy again & again!

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

                  Really love the c serum, always buy it.

                  By Sandy

                  from Citrus heights

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                    Daily use, effective, love efficiency of this product.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 60+
                     
                    5.0

                    Light & effective

                    By Chloe

                    from New York

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                      I use it after I cleanse my skin as my nighttime moisturizer.

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

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                      • Q:

                        Does the vitamin c serum expire ?
                        Asked on 11/23/2016 by candy from Boston

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Vitamin C Serum has a PAO (period after opening) of 24 months.

                          Answered on 11/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can I apply the Vitamin C Serum before applying benzoyl peroxide cream? Or should the two not be used together?
                        Asked on 11/22/2016 by be

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We would not recommend layering the 2 products. You can alternate usage between the 2.

                          Answered on 11/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product if I have hyper pigmentation?
                        Asked on 11/9/2016 by Alex from Miami Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. We also recommend adding our Whitening Mask to your skincare routine 2-3 times a week. http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                          Answered on 11/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this vitamin c serum for dry skin ?
                        Asked on 11/7/2016 by Kira from New York

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Vitamin C Serum is formulated for all skin types. This product should be used every other night and for drier skin types, we recommend following the serum with a moisturizer.

                          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        can i used it in the morninb before make up and at night as well?
                        Asked on 11/3/2016 by jam from singapore

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Apply 2-3 drops on face and neck (avoiding the eye area). Follow with moisturizer or night cream. For dry/combination skin, may be used twice daily. For oily skin, use nightly.

                          Answered on 11/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this suitable for acne prone skin? I have acne scars too.
                        Asked on 10/7/2016 by Rose from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We would suggest not using until your acne is under control and there are no more active breakouts. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum will help to fade those post acne marks. You can also check out Mario Badescu Brightening Kit for additional products that might help.

                          Answered on 10/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        After using the enzyme cleanser and cucumber toner and applying this vitamin c extract after, can I still put the drying cream on blemishes?
                        Asked on 9/30/2016 by Smendi

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We do not recommend using the Vitamin C Serum when you have active breakouts. If you just have a few minor areas of concern, then you should alternate use. Use the Vitamin C Serum one night and the Drying Cream the next night.

                          Answered on 10/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Would you recommend this product for someone with eczema?
                        Asked on 9/24/2016 by GoblinQueen from Massachusetts

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Although the Vitamin C Serum is designed for All skin types, we would recommend consulting with your dermatologist before using this product.

                          Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can this serum be used in rotation with the rose hip seed oil? Ex: Vitamin C serum one night, Reship seed oil the next
                        Asked on 9/24/2016 by t from Baton Rouge, LA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Vitamin C Serum can be used every other night alternating with the Rose Hips Nourishing Oil if you have combination or dry skin. We would suggest reducing the frequency of use if you are more on the oily side.

                          Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        How many ounces does this product contain ??
                        Asked on 7/25/2016 by Teresa from Los Angeles

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          1.0 oz

                          Answered on 7/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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