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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Regimen Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Starter Regimen Kit

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A must-have regimen designed to give troubled skin a clear start. Acne Facial Cleanser is a daily face wash specially formulated to deep clean troubled skin and encourage a clearer-looking complexion. Special Cucumber Lotion is a clarifying toner designed to control excess oil and refresh congested skin. Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 is an oil-free moisturizer that delivers lightweight hydration to keep troubled skin balanced. Drying Mask is a powerful mask formulated with sulfur, kaolin, and other natural minerals to target breakouts, decongest pores, and eliminate pore-clogging oil. Drying Cream is an overnight solution that targets and helps dry up small bumps and pimples.

A $40 Value!

Acne Starter Regimen Kit includes:
  • Acne Facial Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
  • Special Cucumber Lotion (2.0 oz.)
  • Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 (1.0 oz.)
  • Drying Mask (0.5 oz.)
  • Drying Cream Sample
Acne Facial Cleanser: Twice daily, gently massage on face in circular motions, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: After cleansing and toning, apply before sun exposure and daily all over face, avoiding eye area. Re-apply frequently to maintain protection and after perspiring or swimming. May be used under make-up or alone.

Drying Mask: Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest.

Drying Cream: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.
Acne Facial Cleanser: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Linalool.

Special Cucumber Lotion: Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: Active: Avobenzone 2%,Octinoxate 7.5%,Oxybenzone 5%.
Inactive: Aqua (Water, Eau),Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Myristyl Lactate, Myristyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol.

Drying Mask: Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin, Calamine, Propylene Glycol, Ichthammol, Sulfur, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

Drying Cream: Aqua (Water, Eau), Zinc Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Oleth-10, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Ichthammol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cysteine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Biotin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Zinc Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pyridoxine HCl, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuAcne Starter Regimen Kit
 
4.1

(based on 304 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (164)
  • Non-greasy (104)
  • Soothes skin (100)
  • Moisturizes (97)
  • Softens skin (88)

Cons

  • Bad smell (49)
  • Not effective (31)
  • Irritates skin (21)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (225)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (61)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Oily skin (56)
  • Enlarged pores (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (86), Budget shopper (50), Survivalist / minimalist (50), Brand buyer (37), Beauty expert (13)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (100), Oily (50), Normal (10), Dry (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay would repurchase certain items

By Jackie

from NY

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

I use the acne cleanser and special cucumber lotion everyday. I do not use the oil free moisturizer that comes it because I swapped it for a acne solution oil free moisturizer. With the help of those three products everyday and a toner. I saw results within 3 weeks. It minimized my acne but didn't completely get rid of it all together. The drying mask does smell horrible but it leaves your skin feeling pretty smooth

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Maybe

By N/A

from Monroe La.

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Heavy
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

Haven't seen any redults yet, only been using it for 6:45

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

Great products for acne

By Jmad

from IOWA

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

I've been using this morning/night for two weeks so far. I have combination oily acne prone skin. I have noticed that most of my acne has gone away, or shrunken new pimples down within a couple days. I have noticed less oil on my skin which is also a plus. Keep in mind this kit can be drying if you use the drying mask more then 2 times a week.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It Works

By Lindsey

from Midlothian, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

This kit is great for acne. I have mild-moderate adult acne. Mostly around my chin and jaw area. I have tried EVERY product there is. This one is THE BEST. I have been using for 2 weeks and my skin is now completely clear. I will agree with the other comments, the smell is awful, but I don't care, my face is finally clear.

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

I love this !!

By Ashley

from Savage MN

About Me Skin Care Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I use the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer everyday. And the mask once a week on areas that I felt needed it.
    It cleared up my blemishes really really well within two weeks!

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

    Works for clearing acne

    By Jay

    from Madison

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    Bought this kit because I had a random spurt of "adult acne" and couldn't get anything to work. I will say within 4-7 days it did clear most of my larger pimples, still had a few red bumps but nothing nearly as embarrassing.

    However, I cannot use this as a daily regimen because it does dry out the skin. I've been using every other day to try to keep the acne away but also don't want to completely strip my skin.

    Bottom line: only use if you're really suffering from constant acne!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic if you have pimple sensitive skin!

    By stephygaj

    from New Jersey

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    These products are life saving! I am a huge fan of all Mario Badescu products. I have tried many different skincare products over the years and was let down each time. I am someone who will touch my face once and be left with 4 pimples in the mean time. Mario Badescu products cleared up and calmed down my skin for the first time in 6 years. If you're on the fence about the price, I promise it's worth it!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    A life saver!

    By Quivv

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I recently moved from NJ to CO and my skin was an absolute disaster from the change in climate. My skin is very sensitive and i'm allergic to almost everything so i was hesitant to try a new brand. This little kit seriously saved my skin. My skin is acne free, hydrated, and the redness and irritation have disappeared. Im definitely buying full sizes once I finish these!

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      I will be using this from now on, my best defense against e

      By Valarie

      from Lubbock, TX

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • My skin has cleared up 50% in weeks of using

      Cons

      • I've always had oily skin, it dries it.

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I've been dealing with horrible acne for the past two years. I got tired of spending money to see the dermatologist to get products, I would have to spend more money on. After trying Mario's glycolic acid wash and drying lotion, I decided to give the acne kit a try. I'm so glad I did, my face is improving, less breakouts and their smaller. This stuff has been Amazing for my oily skin, this dried or more than, Spironolactone, Retin-A, Tazorac, Benzoyl Peroxide, and other products I've tried. I'll take dry skin over, oily pimply skin any day, moisturizer fixes that.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      Didn't work for me

      By Meli

      from MI

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I was recommended this product for my acne. This kit made my skin irritated, drier than it already is & made my acne worst.

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

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          • Q:

            I have had my eye on this acne starter kit and the combo/oily skin kits and I cannot decide which one to choose. I have combo/oily skin and I get acne but I'm afraid the acne kit might dry me out too much. I'm also afraid the combo/oily kit will not help with my acne... which one should I buy??
            Asked on 2/11/2018 by Nikki from Kenosha, wi

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit would be a great option for combination to oily acne prone skin. Products in this kit are designed to help reduce breakouts and congestion without over drying the skin.

              Answered on 2/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I'm 45 years old & have adult acne. I have sensitive skin. My breakout areas are cheek and chin area.
            I would like to know:
            Can I use this wash w/ a Clarisonic?
            Will this product help w/ current acne scarring?
            After usage of the acne starter kit, would I start using the Glycolic face wash w/ toner & moisturizer for daily maintenance?
            Please assist considering buying this kit this weekend.
            Thank you...
            Asked on 2/10/2018 by JaeGurl from NYC

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used with facial cleansing devices. Products in this kit do not target acne scarring. We suggest our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-2 times per week in place of your daily cleanser to help target discoloration from acne scars; this product should not be used daily.
              Our Glycolic Acid Toner is not recommended for sensitive skin.

              Answered on 2/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            So far I love this kit for my acne, it seems to be reducing redness and clearing some of my smaller breakouts after only a week of use. However, I have skin on the dryer side that doesn't seem to handle SPF moisturizers well, so the moisturizer from this kit isn't a great fit for me, it's not moisturizing my skin enough. Is there another moisturizer you could recommend for my very dry, acne prone, skin?
            Asked on 2/7/2018 by Aly from Delaware

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I order this kit which i really like but i have dry skin and i feel the moisturizer makes my skin super dry but i know it's good for the blemishes and dark spots ? So can i swap that out for the buttermilk moisturizer? I just want to get rid of these blemishes and acne scars which i don't have many of !
            Asked on 1/23/2018 by Taylor from Irving tx

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, you can use the Buttermilk Moisturizer in place of the Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17, for both day and night use.

              Answered on 1/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have acne and acne marks all on my cheeks I bought the brightening kit and really love it but the cleanser in it is only supposed to be used a few times a week so my question is should I use this kit the other days of the week I'm torn on what to do with my skin because I want to control my acne but I also want to fade the scarring I have. Please help!
            Asked on 1/21/2018 by Jess from Florida

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              For acne prone skin, we suggest using our Acne Starter Regimen Kit as your daily regimen. 2-3 times per week you can swap the Acne Facial Cleanser with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser to target discoloration from acne scars. We typically do not recommend the Brightening Regimen Kit if you are acne erupted.
              https://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

              Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            What do I do with the drying cream?
            Asked on 12/29/2017 by Carly from MA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You can use the Drying Cream, from this kit, as a spot treatment for breakouts overnight after cleansing and toning.

              Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Do I use the drying cream at night and can I still use my drying lotion with these?
            Asked on 12/29/2017 by Carly from Massachusetts

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, the Drying Cream can be used at night after cleansing and toning. We suggest using this as a spot treatment for red/inflamed bumps or small clusters of acne. You can use the Drying Lotion with this kit as a spot treatment for whiteheads. Spot treatments should not be layered.

              Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have a combination of dry and oily skin, I also have a lot of acne scars and was wondering if any of these products could help the clearing of those scars.
            Asked on 11/8/2017 by Jack from Texas, US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit does not target acne scars. This kit contains our best selling acne products that will help prevent and reduce breakouts. If you are looking to target discoloration while breaking out, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week (1-2 times per week if dry, 2-3 times per week if oily) in place of your daily cleanser. This will help exfoliate the skin and reduce discoloration from acne scars. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

              Answered on 11/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I am looking into getting the Acne Starter Kit, are their other Mario products that i should be using in addition to the kit? I have hormonal acne along my chin and jaw, and only occasional breakouts on my cheeks.I see that their is a day time lotion with SPF, what moisturizer would i use at night? I have dry skin so i moisturize both during the day and nightly. I love MB products and need to start a better skin care regime for my hormonal acne to clear. Let me know what other products i should use in addition to the kit for a full regime!

            Thanks!
            Asked on 11/8/2017 by jjanelle from IL

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Hi I just wanted to know if use drying mask and the drying cream in the night or in the morning
            Asked on 11/1/2017 by Cecilia from Salinas,Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Both products should be used overnight. We suggest the Drying Mask 2-3 times per week on areas of congestion or breakouts after cleansing. The Drying Cream can be used as a spot treatment overnight on red/inflamed breakouts or small clusters of acne.

              Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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