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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.
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 255 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (180)
  • Gentle (173)
  • Not greasy (136)
  • Balances skin (132)
  • Improves skin texture (122)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (39)
  • Dries out skin (21)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Bad smell (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (173)
  • Daily use (118)
  • Combination skin (101)
  • Oily skin (93)
  • Sensitive skin (79)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (115), Brand buyer (80)

Reviewed by 255 customers

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2.0

irritated my skin

By lumosnoxx

from Malibu

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

This is the second time I try this out. It is a nice cleanser because it does not dry out my skin, but it irritated it. My acne flared up and my skin was unhappy. I really wanted to love this product because of the reviews, unfortunately it just wasn't for me.

 
5.0

saved my skin!!

By haley

from massachusetts

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

i use this everyday, twice a day and its helped my skin so much ive had acne for as long as I remember and this cleared my skin immediately and if anything pops up its gone in a day with this product! I have repurchased it 4 times!! love it so much.

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this again it helped my face so much

By Kaitlynn

from Baytown, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I use this twice a day and it's improved my skin tremendously along with the special cucumber lotion and oil free moisturizer

     
    5.0

    Cleared up my Acne

    By HHall87

    from TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      Due to some prescriptions my Dr gave me I started having acne at 30 yrs old which is a whole new ball game for me but this face wash improved my breakouts significantly within a week. I will definitely continue to use this daily.

       
      5.0

      Works great without overdrying

      By kabney

      from Round Rock

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I have been using this twice a day, and at first I was worried it was going to dry or irritate my skin but it hasn't! It's very gentle and has helped clear up and prevent recent breakouts I've been having around my chin and jawline. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't lather up that well, but that doesn't bother me too much. I've also been using the anti acne serum nightly and the silver powder (3 times a week). Would highly recommend!

       
      1.0

      My face has broken out more

      By Court

      from Daytona beach, Fl

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I have only used it for a week now twice a day, but it doesn't remove make up so I have to use it twice when I wash my face in the shower. I normally will get a pimple here and there but since I've used it, my face has broken out more and more.

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          5.0

          A miracle product

          By Christina

          from NY, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I have had severe cystic acne for about four years that pops up in sprouts. After going 8 months with severe cystic breakouts, that are painful and leave scars, and after trying every product out there and having to return all of them after having no effect, I said why not try another one with no thought it the world that this product would work. Within 1 week of use I noticed a complete difference. It reduced the cystic acne and pain incredibly. All Mario's products have helped me and after 5 months of continuous use I can say it's a miracle and my skin is clear! I use this face wash in the morning and at night. It's a gel substance so it doesn't foam. I use the clarisonic Mia 2 brush to apply and wash the face wash into my skin. I definitely recommend!

             
            4.0

            So far liking this face cleanser!

            By Lolo

            from Florida

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              This product is great for daily use. Has no smell which I like! I had broken out more then usual and needed something to stop more breakouts from happening. This did the trick, my husband even steals it or himself. Would buy again!

               
              5.0

              Best cleanser for oily/acne prone skin

              By Kaykay

              from Turlock, Ca

              About Me Brand 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
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                I love this acne wash. I have super oily skin and breakout a lot. I've tried everything including proactive. But this stuff is by far the best. It takes all my makeup off and leaves my skin feeling fresh...plus it's not super expensive! I've used it for about a week now and can already tell a difference. I use the toner and moisturizer along with the wash. Best money ever spent!!

                 
                5.0

                Cleared all my white heads!

                By Nina

                from New york

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                • Doesn't Remove Makeup

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                I decided to buy this product because nothing was working on my acne prone skin. My skin was terrible I had acne all over my face. This stuff really helped get rid of all my white heads!!! I do have to say I have cystic acne and this didn't help with it. If you have cystic acne I don't think this would work on you since this did not work on me. It did help my white heads and regular pimples and now I have none! I'm still on the search for a good cystic acne removing product. This may dry out your skin a little but I think the results are worth it and get a strong moisturizer and you're good!

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                • Q:

                  Hello,
                  Can you tell me how much of the acne cleanser I should use to wash my face and should I wash for a certain amount of time or leave on for a certain amount of time?
                  Also, do I just use the buffering lotion on the really big cystic pimples that have no whitehead and the drying lotion on the smaller pimples that have whiteheads?
                  With the buffering lotion, it says to use 2-3 drops on the finger and dab on. Does that mean 2-3 drops per pimple?
                  I want to make sure I'm using these products correctly.
                  Thank you,
                  Renay
                  Asked on 1/12/2017 by Renay from New York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your question. Gently massage a dime-sized amount of the Acne Facial 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. Be sure to follow with an appropriate toner and moisturizer.
                    You are correct. The Drying Lotion should only be used on whiteheads and the Buffering Lotion is intended for deep, under the surface bumps. 2 drops per pimple is best. To take the Buffering Lotion one step further, apply a few drops of Buffering Lotion to affected areas under a thin layer of our Drying Mask. After 15 minutes, rinse off, tone, and follow with another application of the Buffering Lotion.
                    http://www.ulta.com/buffering-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200677
                    http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                    Answered on 1/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  is this safe for acne prone sensitive skin???
                  Asked on 1/11/2017 by Kat from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Since sensitive skin may not agree with salicylic acid, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would probably be a better option. It is recommended for all skin types and relies on the power of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts) to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities.
                    http://www.ulta.com/enzyme-cleansing-gel?productId=xlsImpprod6200755

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and along with that comes cystic acne. I'm looking for a cleanser best for me, what is the difference between this cleanser and the Botanical Facial Gel?
                  Asked on 1/1/2017 by Nina-Marie from New Jersey, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello and thank you for your question. The main difference between the 2 cleansers is that the Acne Facial Cleanser contains salicylic acid and Botanical Facial Gel does not. Acne Facial Cleanser is recommended for acne prone skin, while the Botanical Facial Gel is for oily skin that may not experience frequent breakouts.

                    Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  can I use the Mario badescu acne facial cleanser with the Mario badescu rose water and if I can do I use the acne facial first then apply the rose water ?
                  Asked on 12/21/2016 by Jroman from Chicago IL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Always start with fresh clean skin! Wash with the Acne Facial Cleanser and follow with the Facial Spray.

                    Answered on 12/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  will the ingredients in this product bleach clothing, towels, etc. if got on to it?
                  Asked on 12/13/2016 by me

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Acne Facial Cleanser does not contain benzoyl peroxide or any other ingredients known to cause bleaching.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Did anyone of you apply moisturizer afterwards and if it works for you what moisturizer did you apply afterwards?
                  Asked on 12/11/2016 by Interested in this product from Utah

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have been using this for 2 weeks and my skin is still super oily, but I'm starting to have flakey, dry skin with the oiliness. What is going on?
                  Asked on 12/3/2016 by Brittany from Utah

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What is the pH of this cleanser? Thank you!
                  Asked on 11/26/2016 by Dawn from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Acne Facial Cleanser has a pH value of 5.42.

                    Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have been using this twice daily for a week with the brightening kit, seaweed cream and aloe moiturizer. My chin breakouts have been much worse. Is it possible the the wash will make me face worse before it gets better. If so, when will it get better?
                  Asked on 11/11/2016 by Stephanie from Pittsburgh, pa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    No product should make it worse before it gets better. Acne Facial Cleanser would only make you break out if you have a sensitivity to salicylic acid. If that is not the case, then perhaps it is the Aloe Moisturizer. It is common for SPF moisturizers to cause some to break out. I think you should rule out the culprit, product by product.Cut back the products to a cleanser, toner,and moisturizer. If there are no breakouts, you can start adding more steps to your regimen one product at a time.

                    Answered on 11/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have a lot small of under the surface skin colored bumps on my face, would you recommend the acne facial cleanser for me it would the drying mask be a better fit or another product be better than either choice stated?
                  Asked on 11/1/2016 by De123 from Houston,TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Starter Kit is the best option for you. It contains our Acne Facial Cleanser, along with our Drying Mask and Drying Cream - both products are specifically designed to target those small under the surface bumps. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                    Answered on 11/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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