skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Skin Care
  • / Treatment & Serums
  • / Face Serums
  • / Vitamin C Serum
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Item #: 2209815 Size: 1.0 oz

Ask a Question
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.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.5

(based on 131 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (77)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Lightweight (37)

Cons

  • Bad smell (15)
  • Greasy (8)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • Uneven skin tone (30)
  • Daily use (28)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (30), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (37), Normal (7), Oily (7), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 131 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Very smooth

By Rosa martinez

from Anaheim ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Moisturizes

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

Good price and quality

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

i would 100% reccomend

By Bianca

from Florida

About Me Beauty Expert

Pros

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

Cons

  • not the best smell but manageable

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

I have been using this product for a week and have already gotten multiple compliments on how clear and soft my skin looks.I love how its not heavy or greasy on my moistly oily skin.I use it under my moisturizer and it works great.

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

Feels good

By lisarh

from Haddonfield, NJ

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I have been using this per the directions every other night. I really like how it smells and I think it may be helping the texture of my skin - making it smoother.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Run don't walk!!!

    By Elyse

    from Costa Mesa

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I bought this because the peptide renewal serum was way to heavy for me and someone suggested to try the vitamin c serum. I wasn't sure it was for me but boy was I wrong. I've been using it for about two weeks now on my face and chest. I have a lot of sundamage and this got rid of dark spots that I figured were permanent because nothing else had worked.

      I use this as well as the cellumfirm drops and they work together nicely. Just make sure you use as directed. I was using to much at first and it made my face break out a little. One I adjusted how much I was using my face cleared right up.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My first vitamin C serum. I would buy it again.

      By holly83

      from Ada, oklahoma

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      every other night as part of skincare routine. Has a metal smell or when mixed with my night cream has a very metallic smell.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would buy this again.

      By Jackie

      from Tulsa, Ok

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I use this product every other night.........I really don't care for the smell and seems to be a little greasy to what i'm used to with a daily product. I'm still getting used to a serum so I will try to come back and do another review. I've only used this for a week and i'm also using the Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 every other night as well and I've seen a difference so i'm guessing these two work well together! excited to see the difference in the long run!

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

      (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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Q&A

                Product Q&A

                Do you have questions about this product?

                Get answers from in-house experts.

                72 Questions | 72 Answers
                Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                • Q:

                  Should this product be rubbed into skin or just dab it on ?
                  Asked on 4/12/2017 by Eli from Miami, Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can use 3-4 drops of the Vitamin C Serum in the palm of your hand and gently pat/rub into the skin.

                    Answered on 4/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • 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
                Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                Do you have a question about this product?