Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum


United States American Brand
Used in 10 routines


  • cruelty-free serum that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin c.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and oils.
  • it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.

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Apply 3-4 drops on clean skin (avoiding the eye area) every other night. Follow with night cream. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

Ingredient List (12)

Product Info

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fungal-acne safe

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Mario Badescu's Vitamin C Serum.

Benefits (5)

Reduces Redness
Good For Skin Texture
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Dark Spots
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (2)

Vitamin C
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (0)

Our analysis didn't find any major concerns with the ingredients in this product. However, this doesn't mean that it is perfect! We suggest doing further research.

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Ingredients Explained

This product contains 12 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

We don't have a description for Propylene Glycol.

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin C

Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract.

Emollient, Skin Protecting, Tonic

We don't have a description for Panax Ginseng Root Extract.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vegetable Collagen

Collagen can help to reduce the effects of aging.

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Also known as: Aloe, Aloe Vera

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is the juice expressed from the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.

Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals.
It also contains sugars in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Aloe is known to be anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, healing, and protect against UV rays.
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Also known as: Lavender Essential Oil

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil is the volatile oil obtained from the flowers of the Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, Labiatae. ISO 8902:2009

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Caprylyl Glycol.


Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products.

Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

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Emulsifying, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Hexylene Glycol is a fragrance.

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