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Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

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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 236 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (141)
  • Lightweight (98)
  • Moisturizes (83)
  • Soothes skin (71)
  • Non-greasy (66)

Cons

  • Bad smell (24)
  • Greasy (15)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (77)
  • Daily use (73)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (63)
  • Bedtime (49)
  • Sensitive skin (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (80), Survivalist / minimalist (30), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (27), Beauty expert (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (77), Dry (23), Normal (18), Oily (16)

Reviewed by 236 customers

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5.0

In love!

By Ena

from Stockton

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    This is my first product from this line and I'm impressed. I use it every night after washing my face. I put this on first then my moisturizer. I really like what it's doing, making my skin look younger, brighter and pigment free. I highly recommend.

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

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Give it time

    By Nicole

    from New Jersey

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    This product broke me out at first but after looking into it more, it's actually the skin purging because of cell turnover. After the first 2-3 weeks, I noticed a big difference in my skins texture and discoloration. Once you get past the "purge," it is very worth it.

     
    4.0

    Works Great

    By Debrah A.

    from Summerfield, FL

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    I started using this Vitamin C serum recently. Initially, I thought it wasn't working as advertised. However, since I got a microdermabrasion done by a professional, this serum has worked even better on my skin. I believe the microdermabrasion has helped this product sink into my skin and now it works well.

    This product does not work overnight, but when used religiously, it works. For its price, you get a pretty good deal.

     
    5.0

    Such a good product

    By Tiffany

    from Face

    Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

    Have only been using for a week & can already see a huge difference in my skin. Cant wait for future results !

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Ok product.

    By Zona

    from Middlebury, CT

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        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.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Katie

        from Arizona

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        I'm in my early 30s with normal/dry skin & purchased this last year when it was on sale. I use it every other night as directed & have noticed an improvement in my skin (I also use Its Confidence in a Cream). I get hormonal blemishes & this stuff has helped those decrease, as well as decrease the scarring left behind from them. It lasted me almost 5 months, so not bad.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        1st time serum purchaser

        By D4ndyW7tch

        from Chicago

        Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

        One of my social media subscriptions recommended this serum, but I have been researching vitamin C prior to this. I did not know what to expect from this high-priced, tiny green bottle but glad I took a chance. The results were noticeable after two days: my skin looked brighter, tighter, and overall healthier/better! It is smoother now and my superficial laugh lines are gone and plumped up. I use every night and it seems to make my night cream work in great combination. The only issue is the cap does not close completely after every use. I know I will be adding this serum to the "Holy Grail" list in my skincare regime!!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This product is at the top of magnificence

        By Soso

        from Santee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          This product is at the top of magnificence

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

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Expensive C serum

          By Yessy

          from San Diego

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Could get it at a cheaper price elsewhere

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

          Good for acne skin!

          By Roselyn

          from Michigan

          Comments about Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum:

          Definitely will buy again. My skin feel smooth and glow after one night.

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          • Q:

            Is this product noncomodegenic?
            Asked on 5/16/2018 by Jules from Chicago

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We believe that it is virtually impossible to guarantee that a skin care product will not cause blocked pores in every individual and have opted as a company to not make any non-comedogenic claims.

              Answered on 5/17/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Is this hypoallergenic?
            Asked on 5/15/2018 by Jules from Chicago

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We believe that it is virtually impossible to guarantee that a skin care product will not cause an allergic reaction in every individual and have opted as a company to not make any hypoallergenic claims. We recommend patch testing this product before use if your skin is sensitive.

              Answered on 5/16/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            What is the percentage/potency of vitamin c strength in yours?
            Asked on 5/14/2018 by Shawna from ARIZONA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Vitamin C Serum contains 10.59% vitamin C.

              Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            is vitamin c one of those things that make your skin look a little rough before looking great? I feel like my cheeks are suddenly a little more red and I have tiny bumps (some not noticable unless I am an inch from a mirror looking for them) all over my face and even my neck looks red some days. this has happened a couple times in my life and I am trying to figure out what causes it so I can make it stop I have worked very hard at taking care of my skin.
            Asked on 5/12/2018 by partlycloudy from nj

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If you have any adverse reactions or a negative change in your skin please discontinue use of the products.

              Answered on 5/13/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Can this be used with the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum?
            Asked on 4/20/2018 by Cam from Arizona

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend using the Vitamin C Serum every other evening. You may alternate with another serum of your choice, however for sensitive skin we suggest patch testing before use to determine tolerance when using this product in conjunction with other acids.

              Answered on 4/23/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            I bought my first bottle of this serum about two years ago and I bought my second bottle just few days ago but the consistency is different now than two years ago. Did the formula change? It was more like an oil back then and now it's more like a water.
            Asked on 4/3/2018 by Katya from Indianapolis, IN

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The formulation of this product has not changed.

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

            Hello, my question is I can use the Vitamin C and then my serum(Juicy Beauty Stem Cellular Boost Serum) and then a moisturizer of a different brand (Clinique). Is that okay?
            Asked on 4/2/2018 by Facey from Orange, Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our products can be used in conjunction with other brands.

              Answered on 4/3/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            In the stores, it a glass container, and online, it looks plastic, in which packaging will I be recieving it in?
            Asked on 3/30/2018 by Celia from IL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Vitamin C Serum comes only in glass.

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

            It says to use it at night but can it be used during the day? I'm afraid to use this with retinol which I already use at night
            Asked on 3/26/2018 by Janice from Miramar, FL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend using our Vitamin C Serum every other evening. If you are using a retinol they can be used on different days.

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

            does this work on dark circles around the eyes?? i REALLY need something to help brighten up under my eyes
            Asked on 3/18/2018 by Melssssss from Texas

            1 answer

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