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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Item #: 2209815 Size: 1.0 oz

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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
 
4.6

(based on 144 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (87)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Moisturizes well (40)

Cons

  • Bad smell (17)
  • Greasy (9)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • Uneven skin tone (38)
  • Daily use (36)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (30)
  • After shower/bath (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (39), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (44), Dry (9), Oily (8), Normal (7)

Reviewed by 144 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I already love this product!

By Leah

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Beauty Expert

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    My skin changes with the seasons. Sometimes I'm really oily and sometimes I'm very dry. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and my skin is so dehydrated. I've been eye-ing this product for a while and finally caved and purchased it.

    My makeup was sitting on top of my skin and grabbing all my dry patches. It never looked "flawless" and sometimes would just slide off my dry skin. I have to be honest and say that I did just purchase this yesterday morning, but I used it yesterday morning, last night and this morning and there has already been a huge improvement. My pores look smaller, my skin more hydrated, and my makeup more flawless. My skin is very sensitive, and while I don't know any long term affects of this product yet, I didn't have any immediate reaction during the first few uses (which has happened with other products in the past).

    The serum feels a little thick when you put it on, and almost tacky until it dries down. I wouldn't say it takes long to absorb in your skin though. Once absorbed my skin felt incredibly soft. I had no issue using it in the morning and doing my makeup shortly after.

    If I remember, I will report back on my opinions of long term use and if I notice any difference in my uneven skin tone. I have some acne scaring I'd love to see fade and some fine lines as well.

    So far, I really enjoy this product and cant wait to see how it works long term!

    *side note, I got a free bag with some other MB products and I'm enjoying those so far as well. Its my first time purchasing anything from this brand.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pricey but worth it!

    By Sazo

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Smells like a hair salon

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    After using this product for only 2 days, I felt a MAJOR difference in my skin. I bought it to minimize my pores and it worked great! I thought it was going to be greasy but it soaked right in and I was even able to put lotion on after. The only complaint I have is that it smells really weird, but the smell goes away after a while. Highly recommend it!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Perfect

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

    Good Vitamin C for the price

    By DetroitGal

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I bought this to use on my face after I epilated the fine hairs on my face & upper lip. It smells OK. It is not very greasy/oily. Goes on smooth. I don't know if I notice any big skin differences, but I only use it once a week. Good value for the price I paid.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You need this in your skincare!

      By Crystal B

      from Missouri

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I use this after washing my face in the AM and sometimes in the PM. Helps my acne and scaring. Helps even out skin. I'm so in love with this. It is a must have for me.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I can't live without this product, it makes my skin dewy !!

        By Babydoll

        from Midlothian VA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I use it every morning , it's amazing! People have told me that my skin glows,,,,, I tell them I'm a vitamin c junky!!

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

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Smells awful, works great!

          By Nancy

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I like the way my skins feels with this serum but it smells terrible. I had a C serum before this that smelled like fresh oranges so I was shocked at how chemically this smelled. But for the price comparison, I can live with that! It works great!

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

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great buy!

          By Rox

          from Texas

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I will use again and again and recommend to others.

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

            (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Want to use this on everything in my life

            By Sarah M

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • Improves Skin Texture

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I've been looking into how to update my skincare routine since I'm nearing 30 (I'm turning 29 this year) and kept reading about how I should add in a Vitamin C serum. Most of the Vitamin C serums I found were in the $70-90 dollar range and I didn't want to spend THAT much money on a product I wasn't sure about. I thought I'd try to Mario Badescu serum as a "beginner" serum since I wasn't going to worry about retinol or higher end serums until after I turned 30. I've been using it for about a month and I'm now OBSESSED with this serum and refuse to go without it. I have more sensitive/breakout prone skin and was worried it would be too harsh for me, but I use a generous amount on the nights I apply it and I've never had any issues with redness or increased sensitivity. I use it every other night (based on recommendations I'd read for Vitamin C serums) and let it sink in while I brush my teeth before putting on my moisturizer. This product has made more difference to my skin than anything else I've used before. After just one application, I woke up the next day to soft, smooth skin like I haven't felt in years. After using it regularly, my skin texture has improved tremendously and I'm not dealing with little dry, flaky areas on my forehead and cheeks like I have been. My mom and little brother both commented that it seemed to be improving my acne scars as well when they saw me without makeup. I also swear it's reducing my breakouts because I'll normally have a hormonal breakout along my jaw once a month, but those are almost non-existent now. I get significantly fewer whiteheads than I did before; I still get the occasional one, but they're much less frequent and they clear up fast. I love this so much that I bought it for my best friend for her 29th birthday because her skin is like mine!

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Beijaflor

            from Houston, Texas

            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
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              I use this nightly, after cleansing and toning. It's gradually helping with hyperpigmentation.

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

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its my BFF , keeps my akin smooth and shiny.

              By Mimi

              from Michigan

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                No comment

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

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                • Q:

                  I still break out from time to time around my mouth and on my forehead, but the biggest issue for me are the scars left behind from previous acne. Will this product be better for lightening up those dark spots? Or would the whitening mask be better for this case?
                  Asked on 6/23/2017 by Tori2311 from Brighton, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Vitamin C Serum can be used on occasional acne prone skin to help brighten and reduce discoloration. We suggest this product every other evening after cleansing and toning, before your moisturizer/night cream. To help further reduce discoloration from acne, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used as your exfoliant twice per week.
                    http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753&_requestid=4981129

                    Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi, I recently purchased this product because I have dark marks that I would like to fade. Currently I'm using the enzyme gel, special cucumber lotion, and the Hydro moisturizer with vitamin c both day and night. I also use the glycolic foam wash twice a week. I have breakouts frequently but not all over. At the moment I have a pretty big pimple on my chin and tiny tiny bumps on my cheeks and on my jawline. Every so often I will get another big bump. Will this product help me and is the rest of my routine doable? If not, what should i be doing?
                  Asked on 6/19/2017 by tiffany from Atlanta, ga

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Vitamin C Serum will help reduce discoloration from acne scars or sun spots. This product can be used every other evening after cleansing, toning and moisturizing. You can also use our Drying Cream to spot treat the occasional breakout or under the surface bump.
                    http://www.ulta.com/drying-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200679

                    Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can this be used after an AHA chemical exfoliant?
                  Asked on 6/19/2017 by makeupgirl76 from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest using the Vitamin C Serum on a different evening when using a strong AHA exfoliant. Using the two together may cause irritation if the exfoliant contains a high concentration of AHAs.

                    Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Has anyone tried using this in the morning instead of night (with sunscreen, of course)? I already use a glycolic serum every night but I would like a little extra brightening.
                  Asked on 6/16/2017 by makeupgirl247 from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    I think applying the Vitamin C Serum in the morning and waiting a few minutes before applying any moisturizer or makeup, would be suitable for you if you are using another product at night.

                    Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hi,

                  My vitamin c serum has turned yellow. Should I continue to use it or not?
                  Asked on 6/8/2017 by Brenda from Austin, tx

                  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 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What are the steps in cleansing my face when in using cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream and moisturiser?
                  Asked on 5/31/2017 by ng from Malaysia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is in the order you have stated! We recommend cleansing, toning, serum, eye cream and finally moisturizer/night cream.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  When it says use every other day,does that mean use morning and night every other day?or just once a day every other day?
                  Asked on 5/31/2017 by Katapatata from Maryland

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product should be used every other evening (once per day) before moisturizer or night cream.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can this be used in combination with the Rosehip oil and Peptide renewal serum? I'm considering adding it to my skincare routine, but I'm not sure if using all three is too much. Thanks for your time!
                  Asked on 5/26/2017 by Lexi from Pennsylvania

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For those with dry mature skin our Peptide Renewal Serum can be alternated with the Vitamin C Serum every other evening. The Rose Hips Nourishing Oil can be used on dry flaky patches on evenings you are not using the Vitamin C Serum.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I noticed a change in the color of the serum, it is a darker yellow now, does that affect its potency? is it still good to use?
                  Asked on 5/25/2017 by panda2109 from undisclosed

                  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 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have oily skin, and we all know what comes with that, (BLACKHEADS), expecially since I'm 16. I have a problem with picking at them, and as a result I already have pigmentation and small scars. I'm wondering if this could help heal and brighten those up?
                  I was also wondering if this will clog up my pores even more, causing more blackheads?
                  Asked on 5/15/2017 by Person with a face from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This may not be the best product for you. To help reduce congestion and blackheads while brightening the skin, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used - 1 to 2 times per week on dry skin or 2-3 times per week if oily. This product is oil free and will not clog pores. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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