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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 77 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad smell (11)
  • 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 (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (3)

Reviewed by 77 customers

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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
       
      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+
         
        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
           
          4.0

          Does not irritate my skin

          By Pbgiggles

          from Aurora CO

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brightens skin and reduces redness
          • Moisturizes
          • Non comedogenic for my sensitive skin
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I use this product every other day after cleansing/toning and before moisturizer or lactic acid/retinol. This product has a bit of a greasy slip to it, but will absorb after a few minutes, but I do not like to use this if I plan on wearing makeup as I worry the texture my cause makeup to slip and breakup. This product has a light citrus odor, but not overly sour. It does not irritate my sensitive skin even around my eyes. I do notice reduced redness and dark spots with regular use and slight overall improved skin texture as though it were gently exfoliating.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Aw444

          from Seattle, WA

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I bought this and have been using it for over a month and I'm in love! It has really helped my acne scars disappear and has given my face a more even and bright tone! Absolutely will purchase again. I use every other night but have been seeing even better results with every night use.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SO good!

          By Crystal B

          from Missouri

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I noticed a difference in one week. It has already started to smooth out my skin tone and brightening my face!!! It does not irritate my sensitive acne prone skin. Will repurchase!! Worth every penny!!!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes!! Finally!

            By Littleg

            from Alabama

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dry/Chapped Skin
              • Eczema
              • Winter Dryness

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              From now on!

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Vicckers

              from Fresno

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Tightens skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                Love this serum! It smells like meringue! It's only 7% so I use it morning & night. Leaves my dry skin feeling smooth & tight without feeling dry. You really can feel it working!

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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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