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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 105 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (60)
  • Absorbs quickly (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Moisturizes well (40)
  • Not greasy (34)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Greasy (5)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (49)
  • After shower/bath (24)
  • Daily use (20)
  • Deep moisturization (18)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Beauty conscious (17), Survivalist / minimalist (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (21), Normal (4), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 105 customers

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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
     
    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

      (1 of 3 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+

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Serum ever.

        By Tessa

        from Fargo ND

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This is by far my favorite Mario product. It does amazing things to your skins. Evens skin tone. Softens wrinkles. This ones is a must in my makeup bag.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Brightens the skin

          By Evey

          from Pennsylvania

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This is the first serum I've ever tried, so this is just a newbie's opinion. It has helped in brightening my skin and evening my skin tone. I just don't like shine it leaves after application, even when it dries down.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loved it !!

          By Dyen

          from Monterey

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Great for sensitive skin too!

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing, smoother even skin, smaller pores.

          By Alexy

          from Arkansas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

            I wanted to start an anti againg skincare routine, i still have occasional breakouts and acne scarring. This has been the best anti aging product for combination skin, i break out less frequently and my acne scars are fading. The best part is my pores appear smaller, but ive also been using this with the glycolic toner, same brand so both products together are amazing, i would recommend to everyone with combination skin wanting to start anti aging

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing product!

            By Happy customer

            from Pikeville

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            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:

              Love this product. I use it everyday between my moisturizer and primer if I'm wearing makeup that day. Helps control my oil in the t zone a little. Helps with my acne prone skin. Soothes it and helps with acne scarring. This in combination with the clarisonic have almost gotten rid of my acne. The only breakouts I get now are during my period and I'll only get one maybe two pimples. I used to have continuous painful breakouts on my chin area. Almost cystic acne. It also protects your skin from environmental factors so it's great for preventing or at least helping prevent accelerated aging. Can't live without it!!

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

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Why is it not recommended to use this product if you actively have a breakout?
                Asked on 12/16/2016 by shopper123456 from florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Depending on the severity of your breakouts, Vitamin C Serum can aggravate and make them worse. A few bumps is fine, but open active acne is not recommended to use the serum. We recommend to get the breakouts under control and then proceed with products that address skin discoloration.

                  Answered on 12/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I've seen responses that say not to use in conjunction with retin-a, but could you use the vitamin c serum one night and the retin-a the next night and take turns?
                Asked on 12/4/2016 by Violet from CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  That would work if your skin is not on the sensitive side.

                  Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does the vitamin c serum expire ?
                Asked on 11/23/2016 by candy from Boston

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Vitamin C Serum has a PAO (period after opening) of 24 months.

                  Answered on 11/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can I apply the Vitamin C Serum before applying benzoyl peroxide cream? Or should the two not be used together?
                Asked on 11/22/2016 by be

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We would not recommend layering the 2 products. You can alternate usage between the 2.

                  Answered on 11/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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