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Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Item #: 2209929 Size: 6.0 oz

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Prevent and heal existing acne with Mario Badescu's exfoliating and deep cleansing wash formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid. Contains aloe vera and chamomile, two natural ingredients that calm and soothe acne inflamed skin. For best results follow with Mario Badescu's Special Cucumber Lotion or recommended astringent.
Twice daily, gently massage on face in circular motions, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent.
Deionized Water (Aqua),Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Leaf) Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Chamomile (Chamomila Recutita) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 160 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (110)
  • Gentle (108)
  • Improves skin texture (82)
  • Balances skin (79)
  • Not greasy (78)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (17)
  • Dries out skin (12)
  • Doesn't work (11)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (108)
  • Daily use (79)
  • Combination skin (64)
  • Oily skin (58)
  • Sensitive skin (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (66), Brand buyer (51)

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5.0

one of my favorites

By KDN

from chicago, IL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I love this brand. The products are reasonably priced, have ingredients that make sense, and the products do their job. I have combination skin that is very acne prone. I am not sure if this product really helps me fight off blemishes (my skin is super acne prone), but I do think it does a great job of cleansing. The product is gentle enough for my sensitive skin. I have bought this product multiple times and keep coming back.

     
    5.0

    Very effective cleanser

    By Rina

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      Best cleanser ever and not too pricey

       
      5.0

      Only acne product that's ever really worked for me

      By Beth

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I use this with the cucumber lotion and oil free moisturizer. Nothing has ever worked very well for my acne and these products actually work! Very happy with it.

         
        5.0

        New Favorite Facial Cleanser

        By Liz loves MakeUp

        from Missouri

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I'm a huge fan of Mario's line of products, and this cleanser was no exception. I use this cleanser every night before bed, and I love the way my skin feels after washing. I seem to have less breakouts since using this product, which is great.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Dizou

          from Dearborn Heights, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I use this in combination with the Glycolic Cleanser and my skin is clear as can be and lines are far less. In my middle 40's and trying to keep adult acne at bay and lines at a minimum. This has balanced my skin incredibly. I tried both products individually and they were great, but together they have been awesome!

             
            5.0

            My Holy Grail!

            By Ria

            from Orange, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              This is hands down the best face wash I have ever used for my skin. I have acne and it's the first face wash that keeps my breakouts to a minimum. I use this wash with my clarisonic twice a day and moisturize after, and never have any issues with over drying. I've recommended this to my friends and they have all said great things as well.

               
              5.0

              amazing

              By mp

              from Cali

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I have been using this product since mid May and I can honestly say I stopped getting acne especially those stubborn under the skin zits. I use it once a day and apply it on my face spin brush. It has worked miracles. It's a must have

               
              5.0

              I will be buying this product again.

              By Kat

              from St Louis Missouri

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                I use this everyday and absolutely love it.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product.

                By Anne Vasquez

                from Los Angeles

                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
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  Will definately buy this product again, it is gentle on my acne prone skin.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is my holy grail

                  By Jenny

                  from Los angeles

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  I use this product 2 or 3 times a day and it never dries out my skin, its one of the most gentle face washes i have ever tried, why did i not discover this brand before ?

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                  • Q:

                    Since the acne facial wash is a mild exfoliant, would it be safe to use with a clarisonic? I usually clarisonic every night so I want to know if it would be too harsh.
                    Asked on 7/11/2016 by Makeup Lover

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes - you can use the Acne Facial Cleanser with your Clarisonic.

                      Answered on 7/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this with my Clarisonic? Is the product more gel like or watery?
                    Asked on 7/8/2016 by jaaaaaynick from Sacramento, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes - you can use this cleanser with your Clarisonic. The cleanser has a thinner gel-like consistency.

                      Answered on 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    How many ounces in this bottle?
                    Asked on 6/26/2016 by Yolanda

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      6.0 oz.

                      Answered on 6/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this cleanser have an exfoliate in the cleanser? If it does which cleanser would be best for oily/acne skin without an exfoliate?
                    Thanks!
                    Asked on 5/5/2016 by referee from tn

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser doesn't contain any physical exfoliants. Rather, it does contain salicylic acid which will gently exfoliate away buildup that leads to clogged pores.
                      This is the ideal cleanser for oily, acne prone skin.

                      Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Would this help improve texture of skin? If not what other Mario Badescu products would help with texture?
                    Asked on 5/3/2016 by Texture Probs

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser does contain salicylic acid which has exfoliating properties but the product is generally only recommended for acne-prone skin. Glycolic Acid is a great ingredient for smoothing skin that is not acne erupted. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Glycolic Acid Toner are products that feature glycolic acid and can work on smoothing out your skin texture.

                      Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this at night in alternative with the enzyme cleansing gel in the morning? What is the difference between them?
                    Asked on 4/21/2016 by cait from ny

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser contains salicylic acid and Enzyme Cleansing Gel does not. If you have oily, acne prone skin, you can use the Acne Facial Cleanser twice a day. If that is too drying for you, use the Enzyme Cleansing Gel in the morning and Acne Facial Cleanser at night.

                      Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have been getting small white head like bumps and cystic acne ever since I've been on my birth control and wanted to know if this could help
                    Asked on 4/6/2016 by LC from Pinehurst NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The salicylic acid in the Acne Facial Cleanser will help to clean your pores and prevent future breakouts. The cystic acne is generally attributed to hormones and is harder to prevent, but in terms of treating it - Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (Item #: 2209805) is specifically designed to address large, deep, cystic acne.

                      Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have been using the glycolic foaming cleanser and love it but I still break out during certain times of the month. I have oily acne prone skin. Would it be beneficial for me to try this cleanser? What is the difference between the two cleansers?
                    Asked on 3/28/2016 by JoJo from Long Island, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Acne Facial Cleanser would be ideal for you!

                      Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is actually an exfoliant; it's meant to supplement your daily cleanser 1-3 times a week (depending on your skin type; 2-3 is ideal for oily skin) to help rid the skin of dulling buildup and minimize discoloration. The Acne Facial Cleanser is formulated with Salicylic Acid to help clarify, deep clean, and re-balance problematic skin.

                      Answered on 3/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Is this face wash Oil Free?
                    Asked on 3/26/2016 by Lyssa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes. Our Acne Facial Cleanser is oil-free.

                      Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I use and love the glycolic foaming cleanser every other night. What cleanser would you recommend for the other days and nights? I am 48 with a few breakouts on occasion.
                    Asked on 3/26/2016 by Strph from Lexington, Ky

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We're so happy to hear you love the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser! Given the information you provided, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel will probably suit your skin best. If your skin type leans toward combination to dry (or if you're looking for a more nourishing formula come winter), try our Seaweed Cleansing Soap.

                      Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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