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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
 
4.5

(based on 82 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Softens skin (44)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (12)
  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Deep moisturization (18)
  • Winter dryness (12)
  • Dry/chapped skin (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Beauty conscious (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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5.0

Great product!!

By Dealove02

from North Carolina

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    Great product. This is my second bottle in 7 months. Usually use every morning and some nights.

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

    I will repurchase over and over!

    By Crystal B

    from Missouri

    About Me Beauty Expert

    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 love love love this stuff. This is my second bottle and I can not be without it. I went 2 weeks without it and my skin became very dull. In one night I could see the difference in the brightness come back to my skin. This is a must have. I also have combo acne prone skin and this has helped me with my acne. Worth the splurge!!!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      1.0

      Blocks pores

      By choka

      from fl

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I have given this more than four patient tries and have gotten the same results each time. I like the smell as I apply it after skin cleansing, before bedtime. I awaken to smell the change to something not favorable. Since I wash my face again, its not so bad to make me quit using it. However, I develop clogged pores and blackheads and I never get blackheads on my cheeks. So, this product gets a one star for effort as I was happy with other products in his line, but this one is going to the trash.

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

        love this miracle serum!!

        By Kiki

        from Sand City

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Vanishes acne scars

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne scars
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I definitely will be buying this product all the time..Nothing has worked for my acne scars like this serum has ..I'm very happy

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          4.0

          Great product

          By Carisa1207

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            Brighter and younger appearance

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            1.0

            Red rashes

            By Jasmine

            from San Diego

            Pros

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                I tried a sample and got red bumps all over my face.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth The Investment

                By Ashleigh

                from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                While this is one of the most expensive products that Mario Badescu makes, it is absolutely worth the investment. It has a light scent of citrus and lavender that isn't too overwhelming (and I consider myself pretty sensitive to smells). I use it every other night after cleanser, exfoliating, and toner and under moisturizer and I wake up to soft, even, glowy skin. Hasn't caused any breakouts even though it has some oil based ingredients. Seriously, a must have. Other products from Mario Badescu that I use with this and highly recommend are the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, Glycolic Acid Toner, Special Cucumber Lotion, Hyaluronic Eye Cream, Drying Lotion, Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Collagen Mask, and Whitening Mask.

                 
                5.0

                Yes, I love it!

                By MakingacomebackinRI

                from Rhode island

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  Wonderful source for getting your vitamin C.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 60+

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  So far, so good

                  By Raq

                  from Austin, Tx

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                  • Greasy

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                  So far I like it, I wish it was a little less oily

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

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Been using product for slightly over a week

                  By Complex issue

                  from Oakbrook, Il

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                    Using product daily with little to no improvement to skin tone

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

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      This product is recommended for rosacea ?
                      Asked on 7/3/2016 by Den from New britaiin CT.

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We would not recommend using Vitamin C Serum if you have rosacea.

                        Answered on 7/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Vitamin C could be used in the morning and Retinol at night. That is what I have been told in the past. Has this philosophy changed?
                      Asked on 6/26/2016 by Marie from Santa Clarita, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      what happens if you use product around the eye?
                      also, is it bad if u wipe away with toner?
                      Asked on 6/25/2016 by andrea from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        After cleansing and toning, apply 3-4 drops on clean skin (avoiding eye area) every other night. May be used alone or layered under moisturizer. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

                        Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is it possible to use this product with retinol oil? If i use this product regularly should I avoid all retinol products or would a night time retinol oil (which has some cold pressed natural oils combined) work well?
                      Asked on 6/18/2016 by mv from Melbourne, Australia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not recommend using Vitamin C Serum and retinols together.

                        Answered on 6/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this under my eyes?
                      Asked on 6/14/2016 by Cheekee

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not recommend using the Vitamin C Serum under or around the eye area.

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      How many drops per ounce can I put of the serum into my moisturizer. I have the Mario Badescu 15SPF for oily skin.
                      Asked on 6/10/2016 by Laz from Forest, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We wouldn't recommend putting the serum drops directly into the bottle of moisturizer. Rather you can put a pea size amount of moisturizer on your hand, add one drop of serum, and mix together when applying daily.

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

                      What are the fluid ounces of this product?
                      Asked on 6/1/2016 by Kate from Philadelphia, PA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        1.0 oz

                        Answered on 6/2/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this product to lighten my neck? I have dark spots on my neck due to sun exposure and no matter what I use I cannot get it to come off, it's so embarrassing
                      Asked on 5/25/2016 by Elizabeth from cary,nc

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Brightening Kit (Item #: 2281190) is designed to address discolorations from sun damage. Although the kit does contain the Vitamin C Serum, you would benefit more from using multiple products that feature natural ingredients known for their brightening and lightening properties.

                        Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this along with my retinol cream?
                      Asked on 5/16/2016 by Windsor from New Orleans

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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