Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review

Product Name: Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Review Date: July 14, 2021

Rate: 4.3


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum utilizes 7.5% ascorbic acid to address hyperpigmentation, dullness and saggy skin. Although it comes with an expensive price tag, the product is highly-rated for its effectiveness and potency in boosting skin texture and complexion.

Not all vitamin C serums are created equal- just like how people’s skin are different.

Because we understand and value this diversity, we make it a point to review a wide range of products- both from affordable and high-end brands. We also have a guide for picking out the right vitamin C serum you might want to check by clicking here.

For Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, here’s what we can tell you about the product.

About The Brand

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review


Mario Badescu, named after its founder, has been around since 1967. It first started out in New York and is currently available in the US and Canada.

The brand offers skincare treatments created from botanical ingredients. It markets a complete range of products- from moisturizers, lotions and facial cleansers.

Main Ingredients

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum has 7.5% ascorbic acid. It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid.

This combination makes the serum very effective in smoothening out fine lines and reducing dark spots. On top of these two ingredients, the product also has Aloe Vera gel, cucumber extract and ginseng root extract.

Use and Effects

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review


This serum is primarily made for people who have skin discolorations and saggy skin. If you have dark spots because of prolonged and frequent sun exposure or aging, it’s a good idea if you can add this serum to your beauty arsenal.

Although a lot of people can attest that the serum actually works, you still shouldn’t get your hopes too high, particularly with its whitening effect. The product can help you get brighter and smoother skin but its whitening effect isn’t that dramatic.

Despite being pricey, a lot of people are still willing to spend their money on this product. With its moisturizing, tightening and brightening effects, it isn’t really that hard to see why a handful of users still patronize the serum.

One of the most noticeable effects of this serum is its ability to give your skin a rejuvenated and radiant glow the morning after. A lot of users find it as a good pick-me-up product for their skin, particularly during the summer months.

There’s a little bit of tingly sensation when you use this product. So, if you’re relatively new to using vitamin C serums, we suggest that you start with a very small amount of product first and find the quantity your skin will be comfortable with.

For some people with extra sensitive skin, they found the serum too harsh to use on a daily basis. A few of them experienced dry and flaky skin after weeks of using it.


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Review


The formulation of this serum is light. When applied, it goes on smoothly and gets absorbed quickly.

It doesn’t leave any oily or greasy feeling after application.

As for its scent, it has a lavender-like fragrance owing to its lavender oil content. This scent isn’t that strong and it usually wears off after a few seconds or minutes.

How To Use

Use the product sparingly and make sure to do a sensitivity patch test first before fully applying the serum on your face.

When applying, make sure to avoid the areas around your eyes as it can cause irritation.

Most users prefer using the product at night time before they sleep. There are other people who would rather apply the product after taking a shower or bath.

As the serum can be irritating, you can use it every other day after cleansing your face. If you’re really sure that it isn’t causing any adverse reactions on your skin, you can increase its frequency to daily use.


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum doesn’t come cheap. In fact, it’s relatively expensive for a vitamin C serum.

However, unlike similar products that come in an amber tinted bottle, this product has an opaque green colored container. Its lid comes with a dropper which you can use to conveniently dispense the product to your skin.


What We Liked

  • Makes skin glowing after use
  • Green opaque bottle
  • Uses Ascorbic Acid
  • No greasy feeling after use
  • Absorbs quickly

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive
  • Can be too strong for some people
  • Has an herb-like scent

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