I am big fan of Mario Badescu products, so it when I wanted to incorporate vitamin C into my skincare regime I added one from Mario Badescu. This little 1 oz bottle lasted a little over a year and that is plenty of time for me to make up my mind about it, right?
Mario Badescu is sold in store at Ulta, also my preferred beauty store, and that is where I bought mine. This bottle retails for $45 but I bought mine during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty for $19. It is 1 oz, has a 2 year shelf life, and is good for all skin types.
Vitamin C serum is supposed to reduce signs of aging by: brightening uneven skin tone, retexturizing skin, and rehydrating skin. In a nutshell. The serum is clear with a strong citrus scent that goes away once applied and is applied with a dropper.
Use 3-4 drops every other night, moisturizer afterward is optional. On good nights this is sufficient on it’s own and I might follow with a moisturizer, on bad nights my skin soaks it up fast and I reach for the moisturizer asap.
Here I have to admit that I’m not entirely sure of it’s efficacy but I think it works? It seems to me that if you start using these products when you’re young and without many signs of aging, you may not see the effects and benefits right off the bat. There isn’t much damage to turn back, there aren’t many signs of aging to erase, so basically it’s more of a preventative measure. And that is still great! Better to take care of your skin now than try to turn back the clock in twenty, thirty, forty years.
With that said, I think it works. I must think it works because I already bought a replacement, not for $19 but at least MB products were 5x points that day so still a decent deal. Anyway, as I get older and continue to forget sunscreen I don’t think I’ve seen too many more signs of aging. My skin is even in texture, not dull, and plump. Is it all thanks to Mario Badescu? Hard to say, but I will err on the side of caution and hope 50-year-old me thanks today me.
If you’ve tried this or another vitamin C serum let me know!