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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 181 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (128)
  • Gentle (122)
  • Not greasy (94)
  • Improves skin texture (91)
  • Balances skin (90)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (22)
  • Dries out skin (17)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (123)
  • Daily use (83)
  • Oily skin (71)
  • Combination skin (70)
  • Sensitive skin (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (75), Brand buyer (59)

Reviewed by 181 customers

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4.0

Really Impressed!

By DMite

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I usually wait about at least a few weeks to review a product, but only after a few days- I have noticed that this is really making a difference with my skin. I've always had oily/acne prone skin. Now in my 30s, I carry "adult acne" on my jaw line. My breakouts are not intense or often but i do tend to get the deep under the skin breakouts still. I haven't outgrown acne by any means, so I'm not stranger to it. I have heard amazing things about this product and decided to give it a try since my skin has been harder to deal with than usual. My skin is now brighter, my acne is dying out, my blackheads and pores feel less clogged. I did not wear make up yesterday and I honestly could not stop looking in the mirror at how glowing my face looked. Did not irritate my skin or even dry it out. I have been using this morning and night. I'm really excited to try more products from this line. I could not give it a perfect score, because no cleanser has ever been a miracle worker but this is improving my skin so much!

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Amy

    from McDonald ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Daily: morning and evening.

     
    5.0

    MY ABSOLUTE FAVORTIE OF ALL TIME. MARIO IS A HERO!

    By Court

    from Temple TX

    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
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I just can't brag enough about this product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this

      By Katie

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I love this. Once I found it I haven't used anything else on my skin.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My daughter is also going to swear by Mario products

        By Mom of 2

        from Bergen County, NJ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I have been swearing by Mario products for 20 years. Now I have a daughter who is beginning to get acne. Tried a few other products that were a little less expensive and don't know why I even bothered. It's not like Mario is expensive anyway. This product has cleared up my daughters skin and leaves it beautiful. She's happy with it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product!

          By Jessica

          from California

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I've had acne on and off for 12 years now and have tried multiple products along with oral antibiotics and prescription topicals. Recently due to a change in birth control my acne got the worst it has ever been. Normally proactive would clear up any acne I had but it wasn't working this time around so I bought the acne starter kit which included this. My acne is completely cleared up and I don't even break out around my period anymore either. It also makes your skin feel healthy unlike proactive which made my skin dry and dull.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Unless you're highly oily, it will make you bone dry

          By TeargardenDreams

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • No Fragrance

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          Yet another Mario B. product that has disappointed me. I wanted to like this, because it has minimal ingredients and no fragrance that can irritate skin. But I am not extremely oily, so using this all over my face outside of my slightly oily T-zone was a big mistake. It did clear up some bad blemishes I'd gotten from a horrible foundation I'd used, but after they were gone and I kept washing with this sometimes twice a day, my entire face began flaking and painfully peeling. I had to use moisturizers to try and fix it, which just sadly started the acne cycle all over again! I wasn't as adamant about checking ingredients when I bought this impulsively, and lo and behold, it contains straight up Isopropyl Alcohol that makes normal to combo skin bone dry. Mario B. seems to love using cheap ingredients like IA yet upcharges as an elite brand, what a joke! Use this at your own risk. I guess if you have extremely bad skin drenched in oil, it might be a temporary fix, but it's not good for longterm acne solutions.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PIMPLES BE GONE

          By TrishaLuxe

          from Azusa, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I bought the starter pack and it literally cleared my skin over night! This is the best acne wash in the market for me. I don't have acne but it gets rid of the pimple within 2 days!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Elisa

          from North Port, Fl

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I use this every morning and night and have noticed a differnce in my skin! It's much clearer and I'm noticing less acne, and I've only been using it for a week!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Ehh.

            By Lovebug

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup
            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              Used this product for a few days and didnt feel any special about it. I dont know what the hype is all about.
              It irritated my skin and overall did not do any good to my skin. Im now using a drustore face wash that probably cleanes my face alot better.

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              • Q:

                Is this gentle enough to use every day? I have very oily skin but it's been more sensitive ever since I started college. Do you think it would help keep my breakouts at bay?
                Asked on 9/19/2016 by Alli from Statesboro, GA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend usage twice a day for combination and oily skin types. If you are more on the sensitive side, you may want to use once a day and alternate with a cleanser that does not contain salicylic acid.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                would this work on kinda dry skin ?
                Asked on 9/18/2016 by ev from california

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Facial Cleanser is intended for use on combination and oily skin types. We would not recommend usage on dry skin as the salicylic acid may be too drying for you, but if you have combination dry/oily skin, then you would benefit from use of this cleanser.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I am 18 years old, and get occasional breakouts. However, I do suffer from subclincial acne on my forehead. Will this cleanser help improve my subclinical acne? If so, what other products can I use to help? Will this product work well with other brands?
                Asked on 9/17/2016 by Abbey from Ohio

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I would like to know if Men can use this product? and if it will have the same effect on any skin type of is it more of oily skin ?
                Asked on 9/16/2016 by makeup me from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Facial Cleanser is a unisex product designed for combination or oily skin.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                will it work alone without having to use the other products?
                Asked on 9/8/2016 by naz from fullerton, ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Acne Facial Cleanser is our go-to cleanser for acne prone skin. It contains salicylic acid which address acne directly. We always encourage a total skin care regimen to help achieve your best possible skin. Our Acne Starter Kit is our complete acne regimen. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                  Answered on 9/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                How much of salicylic acid in this product?
                Asked on 8/4/2016 by Katya from Indianapolis, IN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Acne Facial Cleanser has a Salicylic Acid content of below 2%.

                  Answered on 8/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I suffer from pimples once in a blue moon but have battled with clogged and visible pores on my nose as well as some texture there and on my chin. I have typically dry to very dry skin but my nose and chin have been experiencing some oil lately. Which cleanser would be best for me, this one or the glycolic acid foaming cleanser?
                Asked on 7/21/2016 by Madison from Anoka,MN

                1 answer

              • 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
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