Rated 4.01 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing!
Finally a product that works with my skin! I have extremely combination skin. Some parts are very oily, whereas some parts are very dry & flaky. And all of it is very acne prone. This product helps eliminate even the very deep, under the skin pimples without drying my skin out or leaving it oily. I've been using it for a week & ive already seen a drastic change in my face. Less breakouts and less redness. It's a really wonderful product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not good for breakout prone skin
Okay.. I literally have never left a comment on a product before. This was terrible for skin! I used dermalogica for the past two years and everything was great my skin stayed clear and then one day I noticed I was getting one or two pimples again. I decided to switch to Mario Badescu because I read the reviews and saw a few bloggers post about.... oh how I wish I could go back to those one or two pimples I thought were so bad! I've been using this for two months so I've given it plenty of time and kept thinking oh it has to get worse before it gets better. My skin is absolutely terrible! The worse it's ever been in my life. I'm going back to dermalgica tomorrow because I just can't deal with this any longer 😓I've attached a picture of my skin now after two months of using this product. My skin has never ever ever looked like this.
Reviewed by 489 customers Worked right away!
Mandy from St. Louis
I have mild hormonal acne-those pesky and painful bumps on the jawline and chin (especially around the time of my period). I had a little bit of a breakout going on, and bought this product. I used the cleanser, lotion, and drying mask all before bed, and the next morning I could see a difference. The redness was reduced and the bumps felt significantly smaller. I've been using all these products nightly for about a week, and my acne is almost completely gone.
gab from no
I bought this in October, a little bit before Halloween, and I decided to let my skin be itself for a month so I could see more visible changes once I start using the product. I actually start using it a few days before Thanksgiving. At first, I *could* see visible changes in my skin. Some of the acne on my forehead was clearing up, so did some of the ones on my chin, and it was even helping my blackheads! But...on the third week, the moisturizer was starting to burn me. I didn't think too much of it at the beginning because it was a mild tingly feeling and I figured it was working as it should. It got to the point where it eould sting so badly, I'd regret to put it on. Not to mention, I noticed my skin was beginning to peel...badly. I couldn't brush my hair back or a small patch of skin will peel and it became this domino effect with the rest of my face. I'll admit that it was really the drying mask, despite the awful smell it had, and the acne facial cleanser that helped me. I encourage extreme caution towards the moisturizer. I will not use this product again.
Works great but has a few flaws!
Francine from Athens
It worked great to clear my skin and make it smooth. The drying mask and cream are not my favorite. My drying cream came all dried up and was completely unusable. The drying mask brings out all the dirt from your pores so be ready for some new breakouts. The face wash does dry your skin but applying the moisturizer throughout the day helped with any flakiness. I would recommend but just be prepared to make it work with your skin! Also the mask and cream SMELL
Never EVER again
Extra grateful for masks from St. Paul, MN
I got this product in hopes of changing up my skin regimen and boy do I regret it. My face has never reacted so TERRIBLY to a product in my entire life. Do yourself a favor and never put yourself through this.
These products will make your skin worse!
Meaghan from MA
I made the huge mistake of not doing my own research, learning in depth about skincare and ingredient lists before buying this acne starter kit. I've always had one or two pimples here and there, some of which become cystic, and since working as a healthcare worker full-time during the pandemic I've noticed more breakouts in my chin area. I decided to switch from my Cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizer routine to Mario Badescu's acne kit hoping it would target my recent breakouts. I was so committed to these products for 8 weeks, using them exactly as directed on the product labels. My skin broke out SO horribly on my chin and jaw that it literally hurt to move my face. After doing further research, I discovered that the ingredient lists in this product should have stopped me in my tracks. These products are NOT good for your skin, both short-term and long-term, and as soon as I switched back to a simple gentle cleanser, moisturizer and retinoid, my skin immediately began to heal and my face finally doesn't hurt anymore. It is safe to say I will absolutely never buy anything from this company ever again.
Helped my acne a lot!
Cswanger from Chapel Hill, NC
I started using this maybe 3 weeks ago and have seen a huge improvement in my acne! It's not completely gone but it's definitely more controlled. I am also less oily and feel very fresh after using this each day. Great purchase
My skin feels amazing and my breakout started fading day one
Hopeless from SC
Simple and well explained on the box
Not for my oily skin
LexiMarq1 from Las Vegas
I have cystic oily skin & I was really excited to try this based on the reviews & I had a really great experience with their drying lotion. But, this product was a waste. The face wash did not feel like it was on my skin while I was using it. But after washing my face felt really dry. The toner really didn't feel that great on my skin either.
It made me break out in the bad kind of way
V from Grand Prairie, TX
I used this set for about 3 or 4 weeks. I understand that sets like this are supposed to clean your skin from the inside out so there were bound to be new acne spots because that meant the set was working. Right?
When I used it the first week, my skin looked great and clear but into the next week, I broke out in so bad that my face constantly hurt. Okay, so it must be working? I used it for about one more week and the acne was still bad. I switched back to my old routine and I immediately cleared up.
I wouldn't buy this again.
Kate from Chicago
At first I thought I loved it because it cleared my face of my few acne spots I had and gave me a nice even texture. Then, after 3rd day use of only the wash, the cucumber lotion & then the oil free lotion, my face started to become flaky and when I washed the dry skin off my face, I was left with red circles on my face from where the skin was dry and it became slightly puffy from the irritation.
didn't work at all
gig from Ff
i had more breakouts and honestly dont buy it, the toner was okk
Ashkey from Yakima, WA
Everything about this product works great. The PA-C I work for had a lot of experience in Dermatology and recommended this brand to me. I won't be using anything else! It's great. Especially with all my pregnancy hormones and change of skin, etc.
I was very impressed, quick results
Caitlyn727 from FL
I have been struggling with cystic acne for months and have struggled finding a product that would help. I have used this for a week and have already seen huge improvements. I no longer have any underground issues and if I do have a little blemish it is gone the next day! I love it!
I love this.
Casi from Long Island, NY
I love this product, I follow the step by step as they suggest. The mask that you use twice a week is life changing (it smells HORRIBLE) but hey whatever works right!!! You get used to the smell after the second time of using it. But overall awesome products!! Has helped get control of my acne!!
love this trial size
btrevino from round rock, tx
use it nightly and it feels so refreshing and makes my skin so soft. the drying mask works perfect
Good for sensitive skin
Nena from Ventura, CA
I bought this kit for my teenage daughter. Very simple for her to use and good for her sensitive skin. Saw results in 2 weeks. Would definitely replenish her supply of this product!
I would deff buy this again
Sam from Ohio
Its clearing up my skin ! Been using it for about 2 weeks now and i can deff see a difference.
Den M from Queens, NY
Best morning and night routine
Beth S from Alexander, AR
I never struggled with acne before this year, and then something changed about my skin where it was oily and always breaking out. I searched for a while for good skincare and THIS IS IT. within 2 weeks my skin has pretty much completely healed up. I rotate the facewash with the glycolic cleanser every 2-3 days. I LOVE THIS.
Why are you so small
Jess from New York
I like this product very easy for a daily routine but the product size is so small I expected a little more for the price. Skin feels great and easy to use. Very Basic
The mask isn't it
Meagan from Georgia
I actually loved everything but the mask. The mask smelled so bad I literally couldn't use it and I'm not smell sensitive.
Sad this line didn't work for my skin
Morgab from Montana
It caused my skin to be red and blotchy. Then I started getting dry patches. I wish this line would of worked for me.
Great starter kit!
Lolis from Houston, TX
I bought the kit a couple of months ago, recommended by my little sister. I get the occasional pimple and I was amazed how all these products work together! The cleanser and toner are much much better than the regular drug store ones I used to purchase. I've continued using these products but have now bought them in regular size. Very satisfied !
Maddy from MN
Works really nicely it helped with my acne and leaves my skin feeling soft
Great for the price
Sam from Texas
This is a great set. It definitely has all you need for a good skincare regimen. The mask smells very strong but it has good ingredients so it's worth it. I want to like it more but it hasn't really worked for me yet. I will keep using though!