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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 110 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (62)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Greasy (6)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Deep moisturization (18)
  • Uneven skin tone (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (10)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (23), Oily (5), Normal (4)

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5.0

A Must Have Skincare Product

By tonixx20

from Houston, TX

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    The Vitamin C Serum have a great citrus smell and is very light weight. I have moderate oily skin and the product does not make my skin greasy and absorbs very quickly. I use this product twice a day after washing and toning. I purchased this product mainly because I heard that it can help reduce the acne scars and uneven skin tone. I definitely that my acne scars have lighten up but only a little after about a week of using. I also used exfoliating face cleansers so that probably is another factor. Nonetheless, the serum helps to keep my skin moisture and soft so I didn't have to use a moisturizer on top. The serum is definitely a little pricey but I think it is worth it and all other serums that I've searched also fall within the 40-50 dollars price range.

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Sent it back!

    By Jay

    from Mississippi

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Greasy
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I wanted to like this product because I do love this line of products, but this serum made my face feel very greasy and when I woke up my pores were very clogged! It may be due to the fact I have combo/sensitive skin, but wish it wasn't so heavy. I returned it because it's just too expensive for bad results.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        you won't regret it.

        By a_ri_za

        from NY, NY

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I have acne scars and hyper pigmentation so after reading reviews I decided to give this a try. I don't regret it. It hasn't even been two weeks since I started using it and I see a difference already. I have combination skins and leaves my skin feeling balanced. Not oily and definitely not dry. I look forward to seeing further results.

         
        4.0

        Works wonders

        By Mp

        from Newport news, Va

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          I use every other night and I feel I wake up with a smooth, moisturized complexion. Customer service at MB stated to warm in your palms before applying to help make consistency thinner and give more slip to smooth across your skin. Make sure to use as advised or it can cause oiliness and breakouts. Also makes sure to only use the recommended amount 4 to 5 drops.

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

          Love it

          By Laura

          from Antioch

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Absolutely love it

           
          5.0

          5 stars

          By Abigail

          from 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
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I use it daily after washing my face. So far its fading my red spots slowly but surely

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            life changing

            By Carly

            from Maryland

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            This stuff is amazing. It has improved the overall texture of my skin, evened out the color, and faded acne scarring in the week I've been using it. I use it every other night as directed.. if you use it every night it may make you oily and cause acne so be sure to follow directions for results!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love

            By Grace

            from SoCal

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Been using Mario Badescu products for a few months and loving everything so far but this is by far my favorite product. I use it at night after cleanser and toner. I use a few drops and it covers my skin completely. My skin feels moisturized and it looks amazing in the morning. Several people have notice a difference in my skin. I would break out and had acne scars which are almost completely gone. So happy I found this product.

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

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              NOT daily

              By Ms. All about Skincare

              from Texas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • Greasy
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              It does a good job of moisturizing, evening out, & giving a healthy & youthful glow. I only use 3 tiny drops, 1 to 2 times per week in the evening under moisturizer.
              Just somewhat thick & heavy for me. It feels more of an oil than the typical serum. So far, NO irritation and/or redness. :0)

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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again and again.

              By M

              from Lexington, Ky

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

                Use in morning, creates even skin tone.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 60+

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Will this help lighten skin discolouration around my mouth (slightly darker than the rest of my face.)
                  Asked on 1/31/2017 by Cece from Sacramento, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. It is not a skin lightener, but rather a gradual way to achieve a more uniform complexion. For maximum results, you can try our Brightening Kit - a collection of products that you can add into your skin care regimen to help reduce hyper pigmentation.
                    http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                    Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I cleansed with the glycolic foaming cleanser, toned with the aloe Vera toner and then applied the vitamin c serum (nothing on top of the serum? ... then my face then tingled a bit... is that normal? Will that feeling go away after continued use?
                  Asked on 1/21/2017 by M. P from Virginia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It sounds like the combination of the glycolic acid and the ascorbic acid may be too much for your skin. I would recommend alternating usage between the two products instead of using both on the same day. Also, you can layer your night cream or moisturizer over the Vitamin C Serum. Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C is a great moisturizer to help improve the radiance of your skin and is recommended for combination/sensitive skin.
                    http://www.ulta.com/hydro-moisturizer-with-vitamin-c?productId=xlsImpprod6200715

                    Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have combination/oily skin. I saw it was stated not to use during a breakout. I get closed comedones on my forehead and chin. Should I avoid this product as well?
                  Asked on 1/18/2017 by Damsel from Biloxi, MS

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How long does the product typically last?
                  Asked on 1/10/2017 by Myia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your question. The recommended usage varies from every other evening to twice daily, depending on your skin type. You have a minimum of 30 days supply - even if you use it twice daily.

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I am allergic to all types of nuts and nut oils. Are there any nuts in the ingredients?
                  Asked on 1/10/2017 by Blushingbabydoll from CT

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Although the Vitamin C Serum would be considered nut free, please keep in mind that we are not a nut free facility and that our products are manufactured on shared equipment.

                    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

                    Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this product help with rosacea?
                  Asked on 1/7/2017 by Jenny from NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This will not help with rosacea and depending on your skin, we would not generally recommend this product be used with rosacea.

                    Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  After I apply this serum can I still use the seaweed night cream
                  And how many times a week can I use the serum.
                  Asked on 1/6/2017 by Liz from Burbank

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can layer the Seaweed Night Cream over the Vitamin C Serum for enhanced results. Depending on your skin, you can use the Vitamin C Serum from every other night to twice daily. Our Seaweed Night Cream can be used nightly.
                    http://www.ulta.com/seaweed-night-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200721

                    Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this product help do away with post acne marks that are red/pinkish in color?
                  Asked on 12/20/2016 by Naomi from San Francisco, US

                  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 using the Whitening Mask (http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747) to help further minimize the look of old acne scars.

                    Answered on 12/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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