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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

1.0 oz Item 2209815

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Infused with powerful ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to retexturize skin and reduce visible signs of aging, Mario Badescu's Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tones while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. Sodium hyaluronate and collagen combine to rehydrate and plump-revealing a smoother, firmer complexion. Suitable for all skin types.
Apply 3-4 drops on clean skin (avoiding the eye area) every other night. Follow with night cream or moisturizer. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
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.

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Mario BadescuVitamin C Serum
 
4.5

(based on 193 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (120)
  • Lightweight (79)
  • Moisturizes (67)
  • Soothes skin (55)
  • Non-greasy (53)

Cons

  • Bad smell (22)
  • Greasy (12)
  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (62)
  • Daily use (59)
  • Bedtime (49)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (48)
  • Sensitive skin (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (65), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Survivalist / minimalist (27), Beauty expert (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (69), Dry (16), Normal (14), Oily (10)

Reviewed by 193 customers

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5.0

Amazing Results in Only 1 Week!

By Kelley

from Delaware

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hyper pigmentation
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Stretch Marks
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I am so amazed at the results I have seen from this product! I've been using it for about a week, and I've already seen a noticeable decrease in redness and hyper pigmentation left over from years of cystic acne breakouts. Additionally, this product has helped lighten some stretch marks on my stomach! I had a hunch that it might help, and they've already started to fade from red to pinkish. Definitely worth the investment!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's an okay serum

    By Ray

    from Alabama

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Does not sink in
    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I am a skincare junkie, and sadly this one just didn't do anything great for my skin! I love Mario Badescu stuff, and this is the first thing from that line that disappointed me! I used it for a month, although I do feel it softens my skin, I hate that it doesn't seem to sink in when I put it on. It's almost sticky and takes a good 15 minutes to sink in/dry before I can put my moisturizer on.
    I have melasma and freckles and I don't think the vitamin c serum has lightened any of my problem areas, but I do see my skin looks brighter when using it so that's good.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    3.0

    This serum is amazing but..

    By Lani

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    This serum is really good, my skin looks 5x better but the packaging makes me so mad! it can not be layed down or travelled with because it spills and the lid never really closes. ive spilt the entire thing already on two trips with it.... and it wasn't cheap

     
    3.0

    This serum is amazing but..

    By Lani

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    This serum is really good, my skin looks 5x better but the packaging makes me so mad! it can not be layed down or travelled with because it spills and the lid never really closes. ive spilt the entire thing already on two trips with it.... and it wasn't cheap

     
    5.0

    Highly Recommended

    By Chary

    from San Bernardino Ca

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      This product is great, a little gos a long way and by the 3rd day I saw a difference in my skin tone! I had a lot of redness and uneven skin tone, and this helped with dark circles as well. It feels really good on my skin and would definitely recommend usage with your skin routine. It also brightened my skin and cleared it.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      I really wanted to love it, but its too oily

      By JudyDNYC

      from NY

      Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

      I have Normal/Combo Skin.. My skin gets dry in the winter and oily in the summer.. so this winter with my skin being really dry I tried using this vitamin C serum (under my moisturizer) which I was so excited to use but unfortunately it was too oily and it made me break out.. even with my skin still being dry in other parts. I love Mario Badescu's other products but this just did not do it for me...

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New beauty staple for me

      By jleigh333

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I had been wanting to include a vitamin c serum in my daily regimen for a while. I'm in my late 30's and have started noticing my skin looking a little dull and rough. I also have slight discoloration from when I used to have acne. I use this in the morning after I wash my face before I moisturize. I've been using it for about a month and have definitely noticed improvements in my skin. It looks a lot more even and has a nice glow without looking at all greasy. I massage it in a let it set for a few minutes before I apply my moisturizer. I'm extremely happy with this serum and will definitely continue using it!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Game Changer

        By Laura

        from Paducah KY

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Had this for several months and really hadn't been impressed. It had gone to the back of the drawer. Then started using Retin A. Peeling is part of the processs but really frustrating to constantly look scaly. Tried every moisturizer and nothing stopped the dryness and peeling. Saw this again one night and decided to give it another try. Omg!! Immediate, significant difference. Made my skin supple and smooth. Dryness is completely gone. Only using at night. If you're struggling with dryness this may be your magic serum. So happy!

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Deeply Hydrating!

          By Min S.

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Deeply Hydrating
          • Improves Skin's Texture
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This product is my skincare secret! I use it morning and night as part of a twice daily, 8-step skincare regimen. It's so deeply hydrating! It absorbs really well- it's like my skin craves it. After one overnight application, I immediately noticed the texture of my skin had improved. I've been using this product daily for months now, and everyone keeps asking me what my secret is! I just put a few drops on my fingers morning and night and smooth them over my face. It doesn't affect my makeup routine at all- a lot of serums I've tried have been greasy and sticky under makeup. I also love the price of this serum- it's the cheapest I've tried, and the most effective. A+!

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

          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No, I would NOT buy product again

          By DLSC

          from Chicago

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

              Does nothing that I can see!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59

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              • Q:

                I use this and First Aid Beauty's Hydrating Serum. Can I mix them together or should I put the vitamin c serum on first?
                Asked on 1/11/2018 by Freckled from Chandler, AZ

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Vitamin C Serum should be applied and allowed to absorb before use of other serums. We do not suggest mixing the two products together.

                  Answered on 1/14/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Why is it recommended to only use this serum every other night? Is every night bad for your skin?
                Asked on 1/11/2018 by Maria from St. Louis, MO

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Vitamin C Serum is formulated to be used every other night; the concentrated delivery of our formula does not require daily use.

                  Answered on 1/14/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                How long after applying do I need to wait before following with moisturizer? Some sources say waiting is necessary while others dont
                Asked on 1/8/2018 by Ameynard from New Orleans

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can allow 1-2 minutes for the serum to absorb into your skin before applying moisturizer/night cream.

                  Answered on 1/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                If left unopened, how long before the product expires/what is the shelf life?
                Asked on 12/31/2017 by chrissy from CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Products from our line do not contain an expiration date on the packaging. Rather, it possesses a PAO symbol. Once the product is opened, it is good for the period of time indicated in the PAO (period after opening) symbol. Please refer to this indicator on the back of your product to ensure freshness once the product has been opened. All products that have been unopened are good for 30 months.

                  Answered on 12/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I was wondering in what step I should use this? Would I use it before or after the derma E scar gel? (Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, scar gel, serum, moisturizer?)
                Asked on 12/30/2017 by Jennifer from CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest applying the Vitamin C Serum after cleansing and toning before moisturizing. The Vitamin C Serum should be applied under heavier serums or creams.

                  Answered on 12/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I was wondering in what step I should use this? Would I use it before or after the derma E scar gel? (Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, scar gel, serum, moisturizer?)
                Asked on 12/30/2017 by Jennifer from CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest using this product after cleansing and toning every other evening. The Vitamin C Serum should be used before other serums or creams.

                  Answered on 12/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What type of moisturizer is best to use in conjunction with the vitamin c serum? I usually use the Peter Thomas Roth rose stem cell bio repair cream as my moisturizer and wasn't sure if I could use them in the same day
                Asked on 12/30/2017 by Kaitlyn from Philadelphia, PA

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              • Q:

                On the days that I'm NOT using my retinol serum, is it safe to use the vitamin c serum?
                Asked on 12/24/2017 by Becca41 from Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can alternate other serums with the Vitamin C Serum. We suggest the Vitamin C Serum for use every other evening.

                  Answered on 12/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I love the idea of this product but every time I use it ,it irritates and burns my skin. Is that a common occurrence? Is that part of the process? I am willing to suffer for beauty if I know that is part of the process!
                Asked on 12/3/2017 by K from 78550

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Thanks for your interest in Mario Badescu Skin Care. The Vitamin C Serum should not burn or cause irritation when using the product. If this occurs please discontinue use. You may return the product to your local Ulta per their return policy.

                  Answered on 12/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What is the PH level?
                Asked on 11/29/2017 by Alex from IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The pH of our Vitamin C Serum is 3.5

                  Answered on 12/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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