Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
I've been looking into how to update my skincare routine since I'm nearing 30 (I'm turning 29 this year) and kept reading about how I should add in a Vitamin C serum. Most of the Vitamin C serums I found were in the $70-90 dollar range and I didn't want to spend THAT much money on a product I wasn't sure about. I thought I'd try to Mario Badescu serum as a "beginner" serum since I wasn't going to worry about retinol or higher end serums until after I turned 30. I've been using it for about a month and I'm now OBSESSED with this serum and refuse to go without it. I have more sensitive/breakout prone skin and was worried it would be too harsh for me, but I use a generous amount on the nights I apply it and I've never had any issues with redness or increased sensitivity. I use it every other night (based on recommendations I'd read for Vitamin C serums) and let it sink in while I brush my teeth before putting on my moisturizer. This product has made more difference to my skin than anything else I've used before. After just one application, I woke up the next day to soft, smooth skin like I haven't felt in years. After using it regularly, my skin texture has improved tremendously and I'm not dealing with little dry, flaky areas on my forehead and cheeks like I have been. My mom and little brother both commented that it seemed to be improving my acne scars as well when they saw me without makeup. I also swear it's reducing my breakouts because I'll normally have a hormonal breakout along my jaw once a month, but those are almost non-existent now. I get significantly fewer whiteheads than I did before; I still get the occasional one, but they're much less frequent and they clear up fast. I love this so much that I bought it for my best friend for her 29th birthday because her skin is like mine!
This serum definitely does make the skin nice and smooth. The one single problem I am having with this product is it's making me have a weird reaction on my chin and laugh line area.
The skin is very itchy with ruff skin that seems to have tiny little bumps on said area. There also seems to be some clear fluid discharge. This is very rare for me since I've used really potent products before (a few years ago not together with this product)
I've used the product a few different ways and every time I use this on said area my face reacts at the same spots every time. Went to the doc and I have to put cortisone cream since they think it's "contact dermatitis".
It seems like the product works well for a lot of people. So I am very sad that I have to go and return this serum at my local Ulta.
Janice from Myrtle Beach, SC
Love this Product. Will not be without it. Smooths, refines and brightens the texture of my face and neck. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Keep it coming!!!!!!!!!
Brittany from Charlotte, NC
This is the only vitamin c serum I use. It makes your skin look super glowy!
T from Los Angeles
I always come back to this vitamin C serum. I have acne prone skin (bad, cystic) and this serum helps to fade my acne scars. I use it in the morning (before sunscreen) and it just makes my skin so glow-y. Not dewy, just glow-y. I always notice a difference in my skin when I start using this product again.
Mandy from Columbia SC
I have previously been very sensitive to vit c so I have stayed away from them. Got this as a sample and tried it on my decolletage...next morning it looked so bright and smooth, with no irritation. Decided to try it on my face and it is def helping to brighten my complexion! Bought the full size and use it on the tops of my hands as well. Good stuff!
Rose from Brooklyn
Kk from Yonkers, NY
I tried this on once and I told myself I have to get it!! I finally bought my own and it's fabulous. Fabulous, clear and dewy skin. Glowing lasts forever lol. Worth the money! Also the directions says use at night….
Christy from Colorado
Product is harsh on sensitive/normal skin. Woke up with heat rash/burn on cheeks, forehead and neck also swollen eyes after using day one.
Sandra from Brownsville TX
First time using this product and I love it
Sandy from Citrus Heights
Love the consistency of this product. Smooth fine lines. Makes my skin look and feel conditioned.Live Mario Badescu!
😀 from Pa
This is my 3rd time and still a fan! Smell is good, a little goes a long way. My skin looks healthy .
Olive from Wellington, FL
Skin broke out after one nights use. I love other products in this line but cannot recommend the Vitamin C serum. I wasted my money on this purchase as it is now in the trash
Gray from Burlington, VT
Tried this for the first time tonight. Initially the scent of this product is earthy but tolerable, like tea tree oil, then it degrades into something I can't quite describe - somehow both chemical-y and trash-y at the same time. Even if this product works a miracle, the scent is a dealbreaker for me.
Reta from San Diego
It's amazing and it's really worth a try a lot of products it didn't work desk on 100%. I love it.
Ami from Texas
The old formula had pure absorbing acid and worked better than the really expensive ones from my doctor I gave this to so many friends and family members who also love it but now the new ingredients don't work anywhere near as well as the old ones. So sad. Please bring back the old formula
Susan from Fortl Lauderdale
Linda from Aurora, CO
This product is by far better than the C Serums I've spent over $100 on. I highly recommend this product.
Renee from Boston ma
This product works!! It has taken my skin care to the next level. Better then the product my dermatologist gave me.
Ell from USA
I have been using this stuff since my mid twenties, I'm 31 now and I will never go without. Keeps my skin tone bright and even. My skin is very plump and hydrated, too. Absorbs nicely without leaving a film or residue. I started using in on my hands too and holy smokes, the difference!
Susan from Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
I apply it nightly and it leaves my skin hydrated.
G from Philadelphia
I wanted to love this product! I've been using it a few times a month for a year now. Everytime I use it, I wake up with tiny whiteheads on my cheeks that take over a week to go away & irritated skin. I am 21 years old & have combo skin with light acne that comes and goes based on new products I try. For some reason I kept using this product in hopes of it working. I would wait for my skin to clear to use it again and the same process would keep happening over and over literally for months now. I'm giving up on it & now using products that I know calm my skin because there are plenty of other options. I really wanted this to be my holy grail serum for the price I paid, but It turns out there are products that clear up my skin and make my skin glowy for 1/5th of the price.
Polly from Tucson
I don't get the hype. If your skin is dry then it burns and my skin doesn't look any different the next day. I want to love it but I just don't.
Meg from Cleveland, OH
I like the consistency of the product and how it absorbs to my skin. The results - evens my skin tone.
Pitta from Tucson Arizona
i use this every night after i wash my face, i love it, leaves my skin flawless and smooth best Vitamin C serum ever!
none from Brownsville, Texas
I use the serum at night and look forward to the morng.
Wendy from Dallas, TX
I used the product just as instructed, applied to a clean face, every other evening. I've been using is only for a few days, but I can already tell the difference. My face looks clear and healthy.