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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 338 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (247)
  • Gentle (231)
  • Not greasy (188)
  • Balances skin (184)
  • Improves skin texture (175)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (42)
  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Bad smell (10)
  • Irritates skin (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (239)
  • Daily use (157)
  • Combination skin (137)
  • Oily skin (125)
  • Sensitive skin (111)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (152), Brand buyer (115)

Reviewed by 338 customers

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1.0

Doesn't work for me

By blank234

from New Orleans La

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Doesn't work for me.

     
    5.0

    Love

    By Kristi

    from Alabam

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I love this face wash! Cheap and works great for clearing up my face!!

       
      3.0

      I would rebuy this

      By Puneet

      from Chicago Illinois

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      Use it at night to clean your skin at the end of the day

       
      1.0

      Dried out my skin after using it twice.

      By Kelly

      from Miami, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I love the Mario badescu drying lotion so I thought I'd give this product a try to get rid of and prevent tiny whiteheads. However, after 2 or 3 uses my skin got super flaky (even though I used lotion right after) and I broke out even more. Not worth buying. I like Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar way better.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this over and over

          By Cecilia

          from Tampa fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            Ive never written a review on anything But i had to for this product. I've been struggling with acne for about 5 years and I'm so disappointed that I've never tried this cleanser before. It has been my holy grail!!! I've been using it for about 2 months and it has cleared up all my cystic acne. I'm only getting a couple breakouts around my time of the month but they dry up with in 2 days. I swear by this!!! I know I'll be using this for a long time.

             
            5.0

            Bottle of Amazing!!!

            By TRam922

            from Wichita Falls, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • 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 began having cystic acne problems and wanted to find an over-the-counter solution to try before visiting the dermatologist. I did some research and found that the Mario Badescu Acne line was a highly recommended and affordable product line according to several articles written by different dermatologists. I knew that our local Ulta sold the line, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! I have completely switched all my face care products over to Mario Badescu items. My skin has never been happier and neither have I. I use the MB Acne Facial Cleanser to cleanse my face morning and evening, followed by applying Special Cucumber Lotion on a cotton pad to my face, and then Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17. My skin feels so clean and smooth; all of the MB Acne products that I have used have helped keep my skin clear of acne.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I hope they never get rid of this product!

              By Amy the product junkie

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                This product gives a great clean with no residue and it is a great price.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not buy this product again

                By Melissa

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  I do not recommend this product to anyone. I bought it because I have so much acne on my skin and I heard this product is a good use for it. Well it is not. I have three weeks using this product day and night and no change at all. I have a day and night skin routine and no change whatsoever.

                   
                  5.0

                  Mario products are worth the price!

                  By Mary

                  from Cincinnati

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                    Everyday use

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Retlets

                    from Madison, Wisconsin

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                      I am a 36 year old female who has had acne since I have been 16. I have tried tons of acne products on the market and have not had much success with them. I have been using the Mario Badescu line for about 3 months and has worked so far. I wouldn't say I never get any pimples, but maybe one or 2 a month and they are dramatically smaller than they were before. I currently start with the Glycolic Acid Toner, next the Acne Facial Cleanser, finally the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. This method works well for me.

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                      • Q:

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

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          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
                      • Q:

                        I have a combination skin. I have whiteheads all through my t-zone, but no full blown acne. Is this product useful to treat this ?
                        Asked on 7/3/2017 by Ajxhej from Mumbai,India

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have combination skin, but any time I use acne treatment it dries my skin out. I have little invisible bumps on my forehead and my nose and the area beside has been broken out. I have tried lots of treatments for it and nothing is working. Is there anything from this brand that would help my skin?
                        Asked on 6/24/2017 by Sara from Madison,US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What's the difference between the enzyme cleansing gel and the acne facial cleanser?
                        Asked on 6/8/2017 by viv from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Acne Facial Cleanser is an 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. This is a great option for those that are combination to oily that experience frequent breakouts. Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a non-foaming, gel cleanser that thoroughly removes the day's make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and grapefruit extracts are exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. This can be used by almost all skin types, and is great for those with occasional acne.

                          Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Does this cleanser foam or lather up? Does this cleanser remove makeup completely?
                        Asked on 5/28/2017 by Susu from New Jersey

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Acne Facial Cleanser is a non-foaming formula. If you are using a long lasting or HD foundation, and additional makeup remover is recommended before use.

                          Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have teen acne & I'm debating to buy this instead of proactive. It makes me red & I'm not seeing results . Will this clear it up ?
                        Asked on 5/27/2017 by Kamilah from Arizona

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This is an effective—but gentle—face wash specially formulated to address acne-prone or acne-erupted skin. With Salicylic Acid to deep clean and a soothing blend of botanical extracts (like Aloe, Chamomile, and Thyme) to help improve the look of troubled skin, our Acne Facial Cleanser leaves skin thoroughly refreshed without stripping it of vital moisture. Balance, after all, is key.

                          Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        My daughter used this Acne Facial Cleanser but was not happy with the fact it did not remove much of her "light amount " of face makeup while washing her face. She also didn't like that there was not foam action to this product so with that she felt it wasn't working. Should she be usng this product with something else prior to this wash? And how long should she keep it on her skin while washing to get the max action to acne clearing?
                        Asked on 5/27/2017 by Chicshopper from Melrose, MA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Acne Facial Cleanser is designed to remove makeup, however if you are using a long lasting HD foundation, you may want to use a makeup wash first. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow the BHA more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

                          Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Does it remove acne scars?
                        Asked on 5/14/2017 by rich from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have combo skin with breakouts on my chin and forehead with blackheads and large pores on my nose. Would this cleanser be good for me? And does it have alcohol in it?
                        Asked on 5/9/2017 by Gab from Saint Louis

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the Acne Facial Cleanser can be used on combination acne prone skin. We suggest this product twice daily (morning and night) to help reduce breakouts and congestion.

                          Answered on 7/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        does this cleanser remove makeup?
                        Asked on 5/8/2017 by averi from las vegas, NV

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Acne Facial Cleanser is designed to remove makeup, however if you are using a long lasting HD foundation, you may want to use a makeup wash first.

                          Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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