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Acne 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 324 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (180)
  • Non-greasy (116)
  • Soothes skin (111)
  • Moisturizes (110)
  • Softens skin (96)

Cons

  • Bad smell (55)
  • Not effective (31)
  • Irritates skin (21)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (241)
  • Sensitive skin (67)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (66)
  • Oily skin (57)
  • Enlarged pores (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (96), Survivalist / minimalist (55), Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37), Beauty expert (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (48), 30 minutes (41), 1+ hour (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (114), Oily (52), Normal (11), Dry (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Hello adult acne!

By Tflug

from Iowa

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

    I recently had to change my birth control from estrogen to non estrogen and BOY did my skin not like it! My skin reverted back to how it was when I was 17....oil and acne everywhere. This is the first acne product I've tried in 10 years. Before the switch I was super dry and sensitive so I was worried about using an acne regimen on my skin. This however is so soothing, and my acne is clearing up. My redness is cleaning up too! I never feel dry either, just clean and oil free.

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

    Truly great!

    By VT

    from Saint Petersburg, FL

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I absolutely love this acne starter kit. All the products smell amazing and feel so good on my skin!

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

      i will continue to buy this!

      By halle

      from cheyenne WY

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      i use this product twice a day, morning and night. It does dry your skin out BUT if you have acne, then you need It. this wasn't a want, It was a need. this acne kit is a necessity to beautiful skin! i also purhased the lavender spray seperateky, which helps calm my skin after a long day of make up and workouts! the moisturizer is one of my favorites, it's light weight and works so well.

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

      Works well

      By Taylor

      from Fort Collins, Colorado

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Mild Acne
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

      I mainly only use the facial cleanser and the cucumber lotion out of this kit, but the other products are good, too. It's been really helpful with my acne. The sample drying cream is nice, I use that when I need my face to look good the next day and it helps a lot. The only thing I dislike is the drying mask, because it does dry out my face quite a bit and it doesn't smell too great. Overall, it's a great kit, and I've had great results from it.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Sarah

      from Charlotte, NC

      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 Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        All throughout my teens I had problems with atrocious acne breakouts. Most of the time to the point where I did everything in my power not to step outside my house. When I bought this product I was dealing with a nasty cystic breakout on both of my cheeks. Needless to say it minimized the redness and took away the mountain(s) of dead skin cells and dirt. I haven't dealt with a breakout in nearly 2 months. (The smell reminds me of my grandmas 40-year-old makeup, but you get used to it)

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

        Bought for Pre-Teens and Only thing that worked

        By tenacioust

        from Colorado

        About Me Minimalist

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        My two sons are in that pre-teen stage and have started experiencing breakouts. I did not like the harsh ingredients in the generic over the counter products you see advertised to this age group. They were not helping and drying out their skin. Within 15 days both of them have had a drastic decrease in there breakouts and it has made them much more confident!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Delaney

        from Kansas

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

        I first read the reviews on this kit about 3 weeks ago and was a little iffy on if it would work or not. I went and bought it and in just two weeks i have seen results. I have cystic acne and i'm currently on medication for it but i would still break out pretty bad on the occasion. Now my skin is clear and i get a pimple or 2 around my period but thats about it. This kit is amazing, the cleanser does not dry your skin out and destroy it. The toner is great and the moisturizer does not leave your skin feeling oily or sticky. The drying cream has a weird smell as well as the mask but in my opinion it works better than the drying lotion for acne. The mask really helped out my acne scarring and now i can go to school wearing no makeup and feel super confident. I would recommend!!!

         
        5.0

        Love this

        By Cheyonce'

        from Kansas City

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          Its works well with my skin type..the moisturizer is my fav..i have super oily skin and it doesn't make my face look slick at all..will continue to use these products in the future...

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

          Finally!!

          By Katherine

          from San Antonio, TX

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

          I suffer from adult acne and have searched high and low for a skin care line that works and doesn't blow my budget. Mario Badescu, I'm sorry I didn't try you sooner.

          I have had significant progress over the first month. No pimples, no blackheads, and when the cystic pimples come up they feel better the next day! Just from keeping them clean and drying them out!

          Along with this kit I use the drying barrier, healing and soothing mask, and whitening mask. I rotate the masks but generally use one every day of the week.

           
          4.0

          Works fast

          By B3achflow3r

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Starter Regimen Kit:

            I love this kit. I suffer from adult acne. Some months are harder than others. The last 2 months I have broken out around my chin area. Blackhead and small cystic acne. I've try drug store product as first. They try to add syrups, mask, and scrubs but it didn't work.

            Finally, I decide to try this kit. What made it better was the 21 days of beauty sale. I was able to take 25% off.

            It works great. My acne has calm down and Now i just get very small dumps here and there but nothing that makes me want to cover it up. Skin feels and looks smoother. I received these results in just days.

            It doesn't get rid of black heads but it prevents you from getting new ones.

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

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            • Q:

              Hi I have problematic skin, it's more sensitive acne prone skin that is both overly oily and dry lately. The majority of my face is oily while I have dry spots in places, especially my forehead. I also have a problem with skin texture. I'm not sure which kit would be best for me? In addition, I have started getting acne on my chest and back since I stopped taking birth control. Is there anything that is good for body acne?
              Asked on 5/2/2018 by Cassi from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Acne Starter Regimen Kit would be a great option to help reduce breakouts. You can also use our AHA Botanical Body Soap and Special Cleansing Lotion O for body acne.

                Answered on 5/3/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Q:

              Hello,
              I have dry acne prone skin and was wondering was kit is suitable for me?
              Thanks
              Asked on 4/26/2018 by Sophia from London

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Hi, I'm 34 and I have had some cystic acne on my cheeks for a couple of years now that I think it could be hormonal, and some zits/pimples in my chin and forehead every now and then. I'm interested in trying this product since I have heard so many good things about it. I have oily/sensitive skin. And some acne scars on the cheeks from old acne. Would this the right product for me? I'm also concern about aging products that would help moisture at night and protect during day. What would be best for me? Thank you.
              Asked on 4/15/2018 by fitmom from Memphis

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I am looking to try this Acne Kit or the Combo/ Dry Regimen Kit, my concern is that I have rosacea (not severe, but my cheeks are red and I have dry skin) and am I wondering what would be a better product for me. Let me know! Thanks!
              Asked on 3/31/2018 by Diana B from New York

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                If you have sensitive skin, our Combo/Dry Regimen Kit would be a better option for you. In addition to this kit you can use the Anti Acne Serum to spot treat breakouts when needed.

                Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Q:

              Does this kit help with blackheads and pores? I also have oily skin in my t-zone. I don't have acne all over but I have a couple pimples that pop up Atleast every week. Would this product work for my skin?
              Asked on 3/16/2018 by Ann from South Carolina

              2 answers

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, our Acne Starter Regimen Kit can be used on combination, oily skin to help reduce breakouts and congestion.

                Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is suitable for combination to oily skin types to help reduce and prevent breakouts/congestion.

                Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hello! I have dry, sensitive skin with monthly break outs and acne scars. I have blemishes often but really break out once a month. Would the acne regimen be too abrasive for my dry sensitive skin? Which product would be best? Thank you!
              Asked on 3/2/2018 by glow girl from New Jersey

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I'm not sure whether I should get the brightening kit or the acne regimen kit. I have sensitive skin and have tried majority of what is out and I either break out or the products dry my skin out. The acne that I have is more of hormonal acne and mostly around my jaw line, chin, and cheek. I also have acne scars from previous pimples which are mostly on my cheek, jawline, chin, and neck area. My main focus is to get clear skin by lightening and fading the dark scars. Which kit would be best for my situation?
              Asked on 2/26/2018 by Amika from Greenville,SC

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I've been using the combo/oily skin regimen, but debating on starting the acne starter kit. I have monthly hormonal breakouts. Nothing too serious, but I'm 25 and wanting a clearer complexion. I also have been using the exfoliating scrub about twice a week with the combo/oily kit.

              I want to use this acne starter kit and incorporate the glycolic foaming cleanser to help with fine lines and dark marks.
              1.) I was wanting to know how those two products work together for combo, mildly acne prone skin.
              2.) Also how do these work for dark spots and targeting fine lines?
              3.) If I started using this acne starter kit and incorporating the glycolic cleanser, would the exfoliating scrub have any benefit?

              Thanks!
              Asked on 2/22/2018 by Danielle from Texas

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I'm in the 12-18 age range and my acne has been bad since 4th grade and I have tried almost everything! I have combo-acne skin type and depending on the day I might have normal skin. Should I try this?
              Asked on 2/21/2018 by Salty Sour Cream from Vancouver, WA

              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 2/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • 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
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