Fan Friday Giveaway: Win Your Favorite Serum!


This #FanFriday giveaway is a biggie!! It’s your chance to win your favorite serum from Mario Badescu Skin Care!

Go ahead and comment on this blog to enter to win. Make sure to let us know which of the serums is your favorite and why!*

While you’re here, check out this week’s blog highlights!

1. How to look better in pictures.
2. Perfect Dark Floral Dresses for Fall. 
3. How to prep your skin for makeup— the right way.
4. Blogger Kim discovered what happens to your skin when you don’t get enough sleep.
5. The perfect moisturizer for oily, acne-prone skin.
*Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. This contest will run from Friday, September 13 through the morning of Monday, September 16th, 2013 whereupon the winner will be announced via our facebook page. The winner will also be contacted privately. 


Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.


  1. I love the anti-acne serum. As a 33 year old who still struggles with breakouts, I love the Mario Badescu product line for acne!

  2. I really need some toner to help get rid of my Scary Friday the 13th Shine.

  3. Thank you, would love to try your products.

    • Would love to try the Peptide renewal serum, thank you. Messed up on the first comment, sorry.

  4. Anti acne serum saved my skin!

  5. Really need some skin care items…since running a few miles each week…my face tends to breakout.

  6. The anti-acne serum is my go to for breakouts. Not too drying, but does the trick!

  7. Hi my favorite has to be the peptide renewal serum as it makes my skin looks so smooth, dewy and fresh the following day.

  8. Would love to win the anti-acne serum!

  9. Love your herbal hydrating serum because it makes my face moisturized I have dry skin

  10. I haven’t tried any yet but I would love to

  11. I love this serum.

  12. I’d love to try the Vitamin C Serum, vitamin C works really well for my skin and I’d love to try your serums.

  13. Love vitamin c serum. .. makes my skin look clean and awesome…

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE Mario!!!! It’s skin care that gives you results!!! I have the weirdest skin ever and I’ve tried a lot of different things (chem peels, dermatologists,etc.) And this works for me!!! My favorite is the buffering lotion it REALLY knocks or my weird clusters of breakouts I get, and the drying cream is great to wear under makeup! It’s even got a little bit of a yellow tone to it to neutralize out redness!!! Again – LOVE Mario!! P.s. The price points for these results can’t be beat : )

  15. I absolutely love the drying lotion. I put it on my “troubled spots” right before bed and in the morning it is hardly noticeable!

  16. I am always amazed with your products and I would love to try the Vitamin C Serum. I have only heard great things about this product!

  17. P.p.s. Vitamin C!!!! Brightens up my dull skin tone!!!

  18. I love the Peptide Cream! I love knowing I am doing something good for my skin. I have yet to try the Peptide Serum and would love to try it. I am sure it will become a fast favorite just as the Peptide Cream has for me.

  19. I just discovered the products of Mario Badescu Skin Care and it is just wonderful and I just wanted to tell every one how happy I am with It and would love to have a hole set of there wonderful product. I don’t have to say a hole lot because the product speaks for itself. My skin is clearing up of fine lines and yes my husband is noticing how wonderful I look.

    Thank You MarioBadescu

  20. I use the Vitamin C serum, and I strongly recomand it to everyone! Now my skin needs the Anti Acne serum! 🙂 thank you!

  21. I love the Vitamin C Serum! It helps even out my skin tone & gives me a glow. It’s a good value, too. One bottles lasts at least 9 months. Love, love, love!

  22. Hydrating Serum

  23. the anti acne serum

  24. Just discovered the anti-acne serum and it’s honestly one of the best acne products I’ve ever tried!

    • Try the rest of the acne line too! You will be amazed! I recommend MB to everyone I know. Their products work like magic & you will never go back to any other brand!

  25. Vitamin C Serum is honestly the best ever!

  26. I tried Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and it was superb. The skin feels so smooth and nourished. I would like to try Herbal Hydrating serum, please send a sample.

  27. My favorite MB product is the vitamin C serum. After daily use for a few months, ALL my sun spots are gone!

  28. I love the drying lotion!! It’s the best I’ve ever tried!

  29. I just started using MB products and I am loving them the only serum I have tried so far is the vitamin C serum I have used it about two weeks now and my skin feels really good and looks brighter, I also want to try the new serum that just came out. Thank you for the great products!!!

  30. I always had clear skin until I hit my 20’s. After numerous failed attempts to clear my skin up (prescriptions, drugstore brands, high end skincare products….I tried everything!) someone recommended Mario Badescu products! They have literally saved my skin & changed my life! I don’t wake up worrying how I’m going to cover my acne now! I wake up and just get to enhance my natural beauty instead of covering it up! When the Acne Serum came out recently I knew it was a product I had to try because of my success with other MB products. This serum is MINDBLOWING! As I said before, after putting this on at night I don’t have to worry about new eruptions coming up overnight! Plus, it doesn’t dry my skin out. It actually seems to make my skin softer! It’s soaks in quickly, does not have a bad odor to it, and actually works! I’ve also noticed that it shrinks any existing spots I may have. Needless to say, I will never use any skincare except MB ever again! I’ve even got my boyfriend who is deployed overseas hooked on Mario & just sent him the acne serum in his most recent care package! I can not express in words how much I love MB! Regardless whether I win a free product or not, I am a MB girl for life! 🙂

  31. I hope I win Herbal Hydrating serum, am pretty sure it will be an amazing product just like all MB products are.

  32. interested in the Vit C and peptide serums luv your products I do have though

  33. The Vitamin C serum is amazing!! It gives my face such a nice glow. Thank you Mario Badescu! I’m always recommending your products to my friends and am very proud to say that a fellow Romanian created the line! 🙂

  34. Anti acne please!!!

  35. I love the peptide renewal serum, and would love to win a bottle. My skin looks amazing as a result of the serum! Thanks.

  36. Love all of your priducts

  37. I Love Mario Badescu products! Can’t go wrong with any of them. The products are high quality and a little goes a long way.

  38. I need a product that will help transform my skin.

  39. My favorite is the Rosehips Oil. I’ve used it for two years and when I took a break, my skin suffered like no other!

  40. I’ve heard so many great things about the anti acne serum and would loveeeee to give it a try. So far the acne products work so I am confident that the serum would blow my mind!

  41. I love the Anti-Acne Serum because its base is Salicylic Acid. The product has helped me keep my acne at bay, in addition to keeping my skin baby soft. It is has down an amazing product next to the drying lotion. From my experience any product that comes from Mario Badescu is amazing!

  42. I absolutely love your Vitamin C Serum!! Really wakes up my skin. Thanks

  43. I tried the Vitamin C Serum as soon as it came onto the market. The price is fair, the ingredients are amazing & has a nice fresh citrusy scent. It makes your skin glow! The bottle is very aesthetically pleasing (although for efficiency’s sake I wish they’d change it as 2 different times my bottle spilled while I was using it and I’ve been afraid to buy it since. That’s a lot of liquid gold to lose! Probably my fault due to a cluttered sink.). Could really use a bottle!

  44. I would love to try the hydrating serum! 🙂

  45. I ran out of MB Brightening Vitamin C Serum last month. =( Would be nice to replenish it. #wishing Want my glowing skin back. =)

  46. Love the Vitamin C Serum! Would love to try the Anti-Acne as well!

  47. Serums are a girls best friend! I have the Vitamin C and I love it! I would like to try the Peptide Renewal Serum and keep a youthful appearance!

  48. I love the Anti-Acne Serum because its base is Salicylic Acid.

  49. My favorite is the CORRECTIVE COMPLEX EMULSION. It helps fix the problems I have Like:

    – Repairs fine lines and wrinkles
    – Uncovers smoother, softer skin
    – Brightens uneven complexion

  50. I havent won anything yet, would love to try this!

  51. anti-aging serum

  52. I would love to win your serum. I also am planning on reading your blog articles, especially the one about looking better in pictures.

  53. I’ve been using the enzyme cleansing gel with cucumber lotion every night with the eye cream and night cream and in the morning, the kiwi facial scrub! My face feels so silky refreshed and clean. I’ve not had a blemish or break out. I’ve become addicted to the ritual and my skin is rewarding me….embracing the massaging of the creams.
    Thank you Mario Badescu for blessing me with the samples to encourage my road to a healthy youthful glow.

  54. I would love to try the Vitamin C serum. My skin could really use a boost for the winter!

  55. I just recently started using MB and I LOVE it! I can not go a day or night without using it. Absoulty love the way it make my face feel! I haven’t gotten the pleasure to use any of the serums yet but i would love to try the Anit-Acne Serum.

  56. I would love to try Herbal Hydrating Serum.

  57. 48 years old…..been using MB for years now… wrinkles and fine lines visible….. OH YEAH!!! THANK YOU MB. I think I’d like to try the Vitamin C Serum next 🙂

  58. The name itself speaks for the product….its Herbal and it is hydrating….what more can anybody ask for.

  59. LOVE the C Serum because I really see a difference- no pun intended:) IT works.

  60. I received a sample of the Peptide Renewal Serum & noticed a difference in my skin with the first use! Now that it is gone, I’ve considered cutting the plastic bottle open so I can scrape the goodness off the inside!

  61. I’m very excited to try this product! I haven’t had the chance (not quite sure where to find it), but my mom went back to Romania to visit (she was born in Ploiesti), so I asked her to look for it there for me 🙂

  62. Would love to try the anti acne or vitamin c serums!

  63. Heard great things about the acne serum. I’d love to try it to alternate with the benzamyacin I use for my acne.

  64. I would probably want the acne serum. I’m 32 and still have acne 🙁

  65. I love the Cellufirm Drops…they provide the right amount of moisture around the eyes without making them feel gooey. I can’t wait to try the Peptide Renewal serum, it’s on my list of things I want.

  66. I <3 your products!!! I no longer have an acne problem! Would love to try your anti acne serum!!

  67. Well, I did really like the corrective complex emulsion, but then I tried the peptide renewal serum, and I must say I like that one even better. It really adds moisture to my skin, and I need all the anti-aging help I can get.

  68. I’m loving the peptide renewal serum, but honestly I love the entire product line.

  69. The Vitamin C serum!

  70. love the anti acne serum, great for my breakouts, would love to win!

  71. Would LOVE to try the Vitamin C serum!!! I have heard so many great things! Love your products!!!!

  72. I love the anti acne serum because it works for me! Thanks for the chance!

  73. I would love to try your vitamin c Serum – the reviews are amazing! x

  74. Although, I have never tried your products, I would love to! I love trying products before buying and that is exactly why I love samples. I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful of what I out on it.

  75. I’ve always had acne prone skin and I’ve tried just about everything that’s out there but NOTHING seemed to work. Then one day while I was at a friends house, she suggested I use some of her Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, and it did MIRACLES so I went out and purchased some. Then I was staying with another friend who had the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and I could see the difference in my skin in a matter of days. Needless to say I went out and bought this as well. I would love to have the opportunity to try some of your other products as well!

  76. I have just purchased my first few products after reading tons of amazing reviews!! I haven’t tried any of the serums but would LOVE to add those to my skin care regiment as well!!! Thank you for the offer!!

  77. I love all Mario Badescu products. I’m very choosy with what I use for my face but I trust the products totally. I use it everyday most especially the eye cream & acne set. I would like to try the peptide renewal serum. It would be awesome to try it. Thanks!

  78. it is hard to believe how good this stuff makes your face feel!!

  79. I wan to try the peptide renewal serum. At 42 my skin needs serious renewal 🙂

  80. My favy-fave is the anti-acne serum! I never had acne skin until I hit my twenties…..I tried everything to the moon and back and came across Mario badescu and my skin has never looked better! There is nothing better than the comfort of having great skin! I LOVE MARIO BADESCU!!!!

  81. I just visited Mario badescu NYC for the first time. Best facial EVER with LUCY. I will be back…I could really use the toner 😉

  82. Vitamin C Serum!

  83. I have always wanted to try the anti-acne serum! I love mb products and use them exclusively, but haven’t yet tried a serum. I’m sure it would do wonders just as all other mb products have done for my skin.

  84. I haven’t tried any of the serums yet:( Been doing some research on the Vitamin C and peptide renewal serum – one for cool weather and one for warm weather:)

  85. I really love the Corrective Complex Emulsion Serum, it really brightens my skin!

  86. The Vitamin C serum makes my skin glow like nobody’s business! I can’t recommend it enough. I’d love to try the Herbal Hydration Serum!

  87. Peptide Renewal serum. Would love to try!!

  88. Vitamin C Serum makes my skin glows.

  89. Vitamin C Serum makes my skin look more even and brighter.

  90. Peptide Renewal Serum – it’s the best product in an anti-aging arsenal.

  91. After such a scorcher of a summer, my skin could use some Vitamin C Serum to reverse the damage the sun and heat have done.

  92. I just started using MB’s products 3 weeks ago – so very pleased with the quality and how my skin looks – I could feel the different just after 1 use. I can’t think of a reason why I would use anything else. Would love some Corrective Complex Serum.

  93. The vitamin C serum leaves my face hydrating and a very nice fresh appearance.

  94. My new favorite is the Peptide Renewal Serum. I just tried the sample you sent and it’s great. It will be my next serum to buy……unless I win this one.

  95. I love the vitamin C serum! It’s a must-have for my night time routine to help heal some scars

  96. The Anti-Acne Serum is my favorite…in fact, it is my HG! I swear by it…after a week of use, I could tell a very noticeable difference in the texture and clarity of my skin. Thanks so much Mario Badescu!

  97. Gotta love that Anti Acne Serum!!

  98. I’ve already tried a few of the MB serums and love them! The Anti-Acne Serum would be wonderful! My skin has been having a mind of its own lately and I know this serum would help things calm down!

  99. The Peptide Renewal Serum looks perfect for my skin type and I am looking for a great product to help with the signs of aging.

  100. The Anti Acne Serum is my go to every night! It keeps my acne breakouts at bay!

  101. I think Peptide Renewal Serum would be perfect for older skin.

  102. VITAMIN C SERUM is my all time fav. It gives my skin the love it needs to help it be bright and healthy looking.

  103. I would love to try the vitamin c serum! I have never tried any of the serums 🙂

  104. I would love to try the peptide serum. I have been using the vitamin c serum for about 6 month and have seen a huge difference in my complexion. My skin is much smoother and clearer. I would love to incorporate them both into my night time ritual!!

  105. I love the anti-acne serum. It’s great for controlling my acne that can’t handle the harsh treatments I used as a teenager.

  106. I have never tried any of the serums, but would love to try the Anti-Acne Serum.

  107. I would like to try an anti-aging eye cream or any type of moisturizer for sensitive skin. I have never tried any of the Mario Badescu products but really thing I need to after hearing so many great success stories.

  108. I love the Herbal Hydrating Serum. It’s the perfect finishing touch to my moisturizer, and it’s incredibly lightweight!

  109. I’d love to win the peptide renewal serum for smoother skin that looks younger. Thanks!

  110. I have waited for a chance to win one of the famous MB serums for a long time. I am a religious reader of the blog and awhile back you interviewed 3 ladies who work for the company. Two of the ladies said they could not live without the vitamin c serum. As a college student who has suffered from acne for quite some time, I have finally been able to clear my skin through these amazing products. I would love love love the chance to win the vitamin c serum and see what these ladies are talking about!

  111. Peptide Renewal Serum

  112. Your products have seriously changed my finally confident enough to go out without wearing loads of makeup trying to cover everything up!! The first time I used the drying lotion I CRIED the next morning it worked so well. Thank you times infinity 🙂

  113. I absolutely love the sound of this serum: HYALURONIC EMULSION WITH VITAMIN C so it would be amazing to have the opportunity to try. One of the issues I have on my skin is uneven skin tone and certainly need some nourishment. So I feel that this would be perfect for my sensitive skin.

  114. vitamin c serum!!

  115. Vitamin C Serum is the best!….so I’ve heard lol.

  116. Love the vitamin c serum!

  117. I love the cellufirm drops. I use it everyday morning and night, it plumps up my skin and leaves it feeling very smooth. It’s an instant feel good product

  118. I love the Vitamin C serum. All the research talks about how great vitamin C is for the skin, so I’m thrilled to have a nice serum that’s basically just that – – vitamin C – to brighten my early-middle-aged skin. My favorite part is that is goes on silky and I really don’t need a moisturizer to follow up. I use it at night before I go to bed.

  119. Love the herbal hydrating serum! I use it day and night to fight dehydration!

  120. My favorite serum is your Herbal Hydrating serum. I have a sensitive, rosacea-afflicted complexion and I cannot use many of the products available on the market. The MB hydrating serum keeps my skin supple, youthful looking, without causing irritation or breakouts.

  121. All I can say is the anti-acne serum is the best. Gets rid of any breakouts I have within days. Couldn’t be happier!

  122. LOVE the Herbal Hydrating Serum and have been using it for over 8 years!!!! I love how light weight and silky it feels on my skin. It is great over the buttermilk moisturizer and gives that extra bit of moisture you need, especially during colder months that can really dry out your skin. I am in need of a new bottle soon 🙂

  123. Anti-Acne serum would be amazing to win.

  124. I love the anti-acne serum!!! As with all of your products, it simply works without costing a ton of cash. My skin always feels better after usig any of your products to be honest but the anti-acne serum is one of my favorite products ever. 🙂

  125. I would love to add Peptide Renewal Serum to my routine and stack it with my beloved Peptide Renewal Cream.

  126. The Vitamin-C serum is to die for!
    Just placing a few drops on my face after a wash rejuvenates my skin like nothing else.
    I feel like my face glows with the strength of a thousand suns

  127. first time buyer! =)

  128. Never tried this brand before. Would love to try.

  129. I’d love to try the Vitamin C Serum because I have some uneven skin tone.

  130. I have used your creams and facial scrubs for the past 20 years. I used other products during the interim, however these expensive facial creams have never worked as well as Mario! My father and I used to treat ourselves to Mario Bedascu facials on our birthdays. It was our special time together. He has since passed away, but I still go from time to time and it has not been the same. The last time i went to the store I went with my sister-in-law to check out some different products. She says the vitamin C serum has changed the appearance of her skin and erased fine lines. I would love to try it

  131. The price of Vitamin C serum made me a little nervous, but it has been well worth every penny! Acne scars/dark patches along my jawline have completely disappeared.

  132. Vitamin C Serum is a MUST HAVE in my skincare routine! It truly does the skin wonders!

  133. Vitamin C Serum please! It’s the best serum out there and this is coming from someone who tried CHANEL, Dior, Clarins, Estee Lauder, and all those expensive, luxurious brands you can name.

  134. The Herbal Hydrating Serum, is amazing!!!

  135. The Vitamin C Serum is a great product for helping to minimize red marks left by old breakouts and getting that luminous, post-facial glow.

  136. Would love to try the peptide renewal serum. Thank you!

  137. The Herbal Hydrating Serum is amazing! I have VERY dry skin and have used numerous serums throughout my life and nothing ever seemed to fix my issues, until I found this serum. It is truly a miracle product and has been a lifesaver for me!!

  138. Just bought my first Mario Badescu product yesterday, Herbal Hydrating Serum. Excited to try it and would love to try more!

  139. I love the herbal hydrating serum! It fixes my desert-dry skin in no time!

  140. Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C. Use it every day, and I just ran out!

  141. I love all your stuff. Haven’t tried a serum…hope to win.

  142. I would like to try the Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C works for me on other things so I would like to give it a chance on my face

  143. I’d love to try the Peptide Renewal Serum as now that I’m in my 30’s I’m noticing less firm and glowing skin and I need to fight it!

  144. serum is the only product from MB i havent tried…would love to try the one with the rosehip oil in it!

  145. I already am enjoying some of the products,so would love to try a serum from the line too. I would love to try the Peptide Renewal Serum 🙂

  146. My favorite is the Vitamin C serum, I used to have acne and sometimes till get a little breakout here and there, i am in my 30s as well and this helps my skin get rid of marks, keep it youthful and radiant looking. I would love to win some! 🙂 hehe

  147. I Love the Vitamin C serum because it brighten’s my skin, really helps to reduce my hyperpigmentation and keep those fine lines at bay!

  148. I really need some Vitamin C serum to help brighten my face up. It’s the only serum that clears up my complexion and gives my skin an even texture for my makeup free early morning college classes.

  149. currently pursuing my Esthetics license & learned the benefits of antioxidants so would LOVE to win vitamin C serum

  150. I LOVE the anti-acne serum! I am a 30-something adult still suffering with acne, this product works wonders – helps keep my skin clear and soft!

  151. anti-acne serum being a mom and 39 when will this end. I so need this.

  152. Okay, so not to sound like everyone else but I love your skincare line. I have tried everything from Proactiv to simple Neutrogena products and nothing ever seemed to work over a long period of time. I am currently obsessed with your ceramide herbal eye cream, seaweed night cream, whitening mask, and A.H.A & ceramide moisturizer. I have seen the biggest improvements on my face it’s almost hard to believe.

    I would love to branch out even more with your products and try your peptide renewal serum or your hyaluronic emulsion with vitamin c serum. I’ve heard wonderful things, and would love to continue seeing amazing results.

  153. I would love to win the Peptide Renewal serum! I recently received a sample and I was amazed at how this made my skin feel and look!

  154. Anti Acne serum! Haven’t purchased it in a while but I remember it working wondersssss!

  155. I would really love to win anti acne serum. Love every product i’ve tried.

  156. The Herbal Hydrating Serum was the first Mario Badescu product I ever tried and to this day it’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my face.

  157. I would love to try the vitamin c serum , It sounds great.

  158. The acne serum. I could really use that for breakouts! It’s embarrassing in your 30s.

  159. I love the Vitamin C Serum!

    So happy to know that Mario Badescu liked my image on instagram as well, thank you!

  160. I love the drying lotion. Your goal should be to have it in every salon across the country because it is magic in a bottle. My 12 year old Granddaughter is having problems with acne and I am going to order her a selection of your products so she can begin her skin care with the best products on the market.

  161. I have been using the drying lotion for yrs and I still love it !

  162. I would love to try these products, I have read many amazing reviews about MB I’m sure it’ll do wonders on my sensitive skin.

  163. I want to win so bad!!! I am just now trying this skin care and trying to find what I need product wise!! Please pick me so I can try a serum!!!! I need some great skin care and never buy until I try and make sure it will work for me.

    • Oh! I want to try the acne serum to help with my breakouts!!

  164. I love the vitamin C serum and how wonderful that you don’t have to be just a young gal to enjoy it. works great for all ages.

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