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Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

6.0 oz Item 2209929

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Exfoliate dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to breakouts with the power of salicyclic acid. Mario Badescu's Acne Facial Cleanser was specially formulated to effectly target acne-prone or acne-erupted skin. A soothing blend of botanical extracts including aloe, chamomile, and thyme help to improve the look and feel of troubled skin, while leaving skin thoroughly refreshed.
Gently massage cleanser in circular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow the BHA more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use daily as needed. Follow with toner or astringent. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Linalool.

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Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 370 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (274)
  • Gentle (251)
  • Not greasy (208)
  • Balances skin (201)
  • Improves skin texture (189)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (44)
  • Dries out skin (33)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Bad smell (13)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (265)
  • Daily use (168)
  • Combination skin (154)
  • Oily skin (140)
  • Sensitive skin (119)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (167), Brand buyer (127)

Reviewed by 370 customers

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5.0

Great product

By Liz

from Miramar fl

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Great product

     
    5.0

    FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS

    By Ani

    from margate, fl

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      This product has SAVED my skin. Please read this full review! I hardly write reviews but I was so surprised with this product that I just had to. I had a breakout about a week ago that was so so bad, I had about 8 painful, large red pimples on my face. I hadn't had a breakout like that since middle school! Typically I use drugstore facial cleanser, like St.Ives but for some reason this breakout was especially terrible. I searched online and found this at my local Ulta, I decided to buy the travel size for $8 instead of the full size, until I know it works for me. I have had very bad luck with several facial products in the past, including about 7 different items from Lush. I was convinced it had to do with the 'fake' fragrances in the soaps, so when I saw that Mario Badescu had botanical. I had to try! I washed my face with this the first night and felt very refreshed, clean and my skin was not oily. In the morning all my red pimples turned into whiteheads! I was so happy about that! So I got to cleaning them out, then washed my face. By day 3 washing my face Twice daily the pimples have shrunk DRAMATICALLY and dried out completely, they are almost gone! Im so thankful I finally found something that works for me!

       
      4.0

      Does a great job

      By Fl Mom

      from Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        Gentle, non drying and balances skin out.

         
        5.0

        Always worth the $

        By kaylahaught

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I love the Mario line. All products are great and are worth the money. I have combination skin, so finding something that balances it out and manages breakouts is a god send.

           
          5.0

          Love this

          By Zoe

          from Chicago

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            This is my absolute favorite fave wash. It helps with acne without during my skin out!

             
            5.0

            clear skin

            By krysta

            from California

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            cleared up my skin, haven't broke out in a while since using this

             
            5.0

            yes yes yes

            By kjo

            from MN

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • clearing
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              no harsh smells. i have super dry skin and sensitive skin and this cleanser hasn't affected it in any negative ways. i had really bad acne and scarring and within the first week most of it was gone.

               
              5.0

              Must have!

              By BreeC

              from Atlanta

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  I have really oily skin and this was the best thing I prob bought for myself this year. If you have oily/acne prone skin I would consider buying

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy again

                  By Pam

                  from Johnson City Tennessee

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                    Good stuff

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this acne cleanser!

                    By Brigitte

                    from Stillwater

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                      I have tried everything and this is my favorite. It works so well and it even got rid of my cystic acne.

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                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin and it's not very sensitive or acne prone. What cleanser should i try out?
                        Asked on 11/14/2017 by Rebecca from Texas,US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin and tend to break out often will this cleanser help to clear acne ??
                        Asked on 11/3/2017 by Nat from Downey, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Acne Facial Cleanser is suitable for use on combination to oily skin types. This product will help reduce all types of acne or congestion on the skin.

                          Answered on 11/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Hello! Is it reasonable to expect a few small bumps or blemishes when I first start using this cleanser with the cucumber cleansing lotion? If yes, for how long can I expect this reaction? I only have oiliness in my T-zone, one or two occasional pimples, but these bumps have come up on my cheeks. Is the Enzyme Cleansing Gel a better option for me, or should I continue with this for a while and allow my skin to get used to it? I use the Glycolic foaming cleanser and toner a few times a week, too. thanks.
                        Asked on 10/20/2017 by SG from South Africa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          If you notice any negative change or an increase in breakouts, please discontinue use of the products. However, if you only have occasional breakouts, the Acne Facial Cleanser may not be for you. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be a great alternative for daily cleansing on combination skin.
                          http://www.ulta.com/enzyme-cleansing-gel?productId=xlsImpprod6200755

                          Answered on 10/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this good for dry combination sensitive skin with acne?
                        Asked on 8/16/2017 by Tiff from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        hi i recently just used this for the first time and it had a stingy feeling for about a minute then it's gone. then i see that there is some parts of my face is red after i was done with my routine. my routine is acne facial cleanser, special cucumber lotion, rose facial spray then the oil free moisturizer. i also notice that the oil free moisturizer had a stingy feeling too. my skin is sometimes dry but most of the time it's combination/oily. i also have sensitive skin. is this product right for me?
                        Asked on 8/9/2017 by Lindsey from Westminster, CA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have very oily skin,,,large pores and blackheads what is the best product I had rather have dry and flakey than be loaded with oil
                        Asked on 8/4/2017 by BoomBoom from Dallas Texas

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Hi, I have combination skin. It's dry in some places and oily in others. I have the enzyme cleansing gel, acne facial cleanser, and glycolic foaming cleanser. When I don't have breakouts I use the enzyme cleaning gel, when I go I use the acne facial cleanser, and few times a week I use my glycolic foaming cleanser. Is what I'm doing ok to do? Is it ok to switch my cleansers depending on my skin? Or should I stick to one, and which one specifically should I stick to?
                        Thank you
                        Asked on 8/2/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, you can certainly alternate between cleansers depending on the state of your skin!

                          Answered on 8/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Will This help with my clogged pores
                        Asked on 7/29/2017 by Kyla from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Acne Facial Cleanser is a great product to use daily to help reduce congestion or breakouts on combination to oily skin.

                          Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have small skin colored closed comedones on my face. But my skin is dehydrated and dry. Will this cleanser work for my dry skin and bumps? If not what would u recommend?
                        Asked on 7/28/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        is mario badescu cruelty free?
                        Asked on 7/3/2017 by celeste from ca

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                          A:

                          Mario Badescu does not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf.

                          Answered on 7/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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