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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

1.0 oz Item 2209815

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Infused with powerful ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to retexturize skin and reduce visible signs of aging, Mario Badescu's Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tones while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. Sodium hyaluronate and collagen combine to rehydrate and plump-revealing a smoother, firmer complexion. Suitable for all skin types.
Apply 3-4 drops on clean skin (avoiding the eye area) every other night. Follow with night cream or moisturizer. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Propylene Glycol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Ascorbic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.5

(based on 178 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (113)
  • Lightweight (73)
  • Moisturizes (60)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)

Cons

  • Bad smell (21)
  • Greasy (11)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (56)
  • Daily use (51)
  • Bedtime (49)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (44)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (57), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Survivalist / minimalist (27), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (63), Dry (14), Normal (12), Oily (9)

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5.0

Love love!

By Matcha Lady

from Springfield, IL

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I use this product every other night because I feel it may be too strong for my skin to use it everyday. I use this after I cleanse my face. Underneath a moisturizer. My ance spots do appear to be lighter and retexturizes my skin

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    its okay..

    By Alyssa Marie

    from Rhode Island

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • decreases dark spots
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    This stuff was okay. I love MB products and swear by a few of his products. I have a few acne scars that I'm self-concious about and this stuff did help, but I had to use it every day religiously. Vitamin C by itself is unstable, so I keep it in the fridge. I put it on before bed, it dries and absorbs into my skin but there is a distinct smell after its all absorbed. So far it has lightened some spots but it hasn't done anything substantial yet.

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

    Amazing! My first Vitamin C Serum

    By EvaBadWolf

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I use this every night after I shower and cleanse my face. When I wake up the next day my face is visible plump and smoother.

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

      I use this every day. It's very light and hydrating

      By Sunshine

      from Valencia, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I use this every morning under my moisturizer

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not bad

        By Penny

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            This is a nice product for beginners to a vitamin C serum. If you are a regular user of a vitamin C serum, this will likely not be strong enough. That is what I found.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Life changing!

            By Jess

            from Virginia Beach

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Introducing a Vitamin C serum into your skincare routine is life changing! If you stay consistent with applying, you will see results! I apply at night and let it soak into my skin. The scent is not bad in my opinion. My skin is so hydrated and glowing. If you are looking to change up your routine, this is a must buy!

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A keeper in my regimen

              By Glori

              from California

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                I was given a sample of this product along with the nightime seaweed cream. Fell in love with both and got the full sizes. I use the vitamin c serum every other day.

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

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Serum

                By Phairies

                from Richmond, VA

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                I have been using this serum every other night alternately with Glycolic Gel follow with moisturizer for about three months. I notice that my skin is clearer and smoother. My small dark spot seems to lighten up a bit. Overall I do like MB products and will continue to use them.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Alexa like the Amazon girl

                from Long Island, NY

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  Before I purchased this product, I looked in this review section and saw a lot of people complaining about the smell. IDK WHY! This serum goes on so smoothly, doesn't leave your face greasy, and I wake up with baby soft skin. AND it smells just fine! If your on the fence about buying this serum, just go for it! I got it on sale at a great price and am super happy with the product itself. I love all of mario's products and this is now part of my nightly regimen.

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

                  I would but this product again

                  By Nino

                  from Miami

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Actually, I've seen results in short time
                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                  • It doesn't have guarantee seal, I don' like that

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  I use EVERY SINGLE NIGHT all over the face and neck, refreshing smell, easy to apply.

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

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                  • Q:

                    I am prescribed topical medications for cystic acne. Aczone (dapzone 7.5%) in the morning and Epiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide 0.3%/2.5%) at night Looking for serums and masks to go along with this routine without interference and that would help fade discoloration and scarring from ruptured cysts. Would you recommend Vitamin C serum?
                    Asked on 11/8/2017 by Julie from Nutley, NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      While our Vitamin C Serum is a great option every other evening to help reduce discoloration from acne scars or sun spots and help brighten the skin, we do suggest consulting with your dermatologist/doctor if the product is suitable for use with your prescription treatments.
                      Additionally, you can also use our Healing & Soothing Mask which will help balance and soothe acne prone skin.
                      http://www.ulta.com/healing-soothing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200733

                      Answered on 11/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    The liquid of my serum changed to a color like orange.
                    Why ? And is safe to continue using it ?
                    Asked on 11/2/2017 by Kelyn from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      A slight change in color may happen over time. This is normal and does not effect use of the product.

                      Answered on 11/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have been using this product for a couple of weeks but i feel like all of sudden it has stopped working. Is this my skin acting up or has the company gotten reports of this?
                    Asked on 10/25/2017 by Monica from Washington

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Upon initial application, one should notice skin that has been rehydrated and smoother, but the Vitamin C Serum can take a few weeks or even months to show visible results in terms of even skin tone and retexturizing. While initial brightening can occur, this product will help reduce darker discoloration gradually over time.

                      Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Is it safe to alternate using this serum and Sunday Riley's sleeping night oil every other night?
                    Asked on 10/23/2017 by Jacey276 from Los Angeles

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Since we recommend our Vitamin C Serum every other evening, other serums can be used on the days not using the Vitamin C Serum.

                      Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Would I use this before my retinol night cream?
                    Asked on 10/20/2017 by LA Girl from LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We would not recommend combining Vitamin C Serum with a retinol cream.

                      Answered on 10/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Is it okay to use this product if I'm 16? I want to use it on my acne scars.
                    Asked on 10/17/2017 by me from Elk Grove,CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for your question. The Vitamin C Serum is best suited for those in their mid-20s and older. To reduce discoloration of acne scars, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week in place of your daily cleanser. This will help exfoliate the skin, reduce breakouts/congestion and minimize discoloration of acne scars or sun spots.
                      http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                      Answered on 10/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What is the % of vitamin C in this product?
                    I have researched other Vitamin C serums, trying to compare and chose which product would be best for me.
                    Asked on 9/1/2017 by Kpalm from Gainesville, GA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      There is 10.59% ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in our Vitamin C Serum.

                      Answered on 9/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Will this take off freckles ? Or do you recommend another serum for freckles in particular
                    Asked on 8/16/2017 by Quinnbec from Eastvale, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum will work to help diminish the appearance of hyper pigmentation caused by sun damage. It will also brighten your overall complexion but it will not eliminate freckles.

                      Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    It says to used Vitamin C Serum at night. I'm using Retinol A at night. I would prefer to use this in the morning. Will it do any harm to my skin?
                    Asked on 8/12/2017 by Mario Vitamin C Serum from Wichita, Kansas

                    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 day time routine.

                      Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I currently alternate using Bliss IncrediPeel and Peter Thomas Roth Salicylic Acid pads each night. Can the Vitamin C Serum be used under either of these or should I go to a 3 day rotation?
                    Asked on 8/11/2017 by Lacey92122 from San Diego

                    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 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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