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Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Item #: 2209929 Size: 6.0 oz

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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 355 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (261)
  • Gentle (242)
  • Not greasy (199)
  • Balances skin (192)
  • Improves skin texture (184)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (44)
  • Dries out skin (32)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Bad smell (12)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (253)
  • Daily use (163)
  • Combination skin (145)
  • Oily skin (133)
  • Sensitive skin (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (160), Brand buyer (122)

Reviewed by 355 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Changed my face!

By Melanie

from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I got adult acne when I turned about 25 and along with that came scarring that really made me feel embarrassed about my face. I am 30 now and have been using this face wash for 6 months now. After using for a few weeks, my breakouts almost stopped and I now only get an occasional pimple with my period. I seriously love this stuff SO much. It's changed my life!

     
    3.0

    It lacks foam

    By Yeili

    from Jacksonville

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I have been using this product twice a day but I think I'm gonna start using it only once a day because I feel that it is slightly irritating my skin.

     
    5.0

    Makes skin feel great.

    By bert

    from fl

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Nice clean herbal smell.
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      Perhaps a bit gentler than Neutrogena face wash I also use.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Kellz

      from Somerset kentucky

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        This helps so much to cut extra oils and reduce amount of new blemishes.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Nallely

        from El centro ca

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I love it!

         
        5.0

        Love this stuff! On my 2nd bottle

        By Kristy

        from PCB

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I use this product every night in rotation with their other glycolic products and I love it! My skin feels soft and looks so much better, it even helps with my makeup too since I have such a good foundation to build upon.

           
          4.0

          Remove makeup first

          By Holly

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Brand 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
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          First of all this cleanser smells like a hotel room and I love it! I also love that it makes my skin so smooth and really cleans without making it feel right.
          My only complaint is that it doesn't remove makeup effectively (however it doesn't claim to so I can't actually complain) :)

          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It worked

          By That One College Girl

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Can be overly drying

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          So I have been on a journey through easily 30 products the past four years due to my deep cystic acne. I've been to doctors and dermatologists who agree it isn't bad enough for medication or topical ointments (I get 3-6 cystic spots a month that take weeks to go away). I get normal acne occasionally and I've found the Rapid Clear Neutrogena worked for those spots, but not for the cystic acne, which scars no matter what I do. So after trying every single product for acne I could find, I gave in and tried this. I have very oily skin in the summer, and very dry skin in winter, so I usually steer to tea tree oil based products in summer and bees wax based heavier products in winter. I have tried Mario Badescu's drying lotion for my cystic spots and it worked to calm inflammation overnight, however it's not cheap, and I'm a college student on a tight budget (especially after trying to find something that worked for my skin). I have used this for 2 weeks and within the first few days my skin wasn't as red and inflammed, the cystic spots have dried up and are almost gone (usually it takes weeks to fully heal) and I feel comfortable; no pain in those areas. The smell is like stepping into a doctor's office, but if you look at the ingredients, it isn't that surprising. I'm personally glad it doesn't smell like that fake florally scent so many face washes have. The smell only stays while you're using it, so it doesn't linger. My skin feels clean, bouncy, and dry afterwards. I'm going to keep using this till the bottle is empty and I can't wait to see how well it does at preventing my acne!
          *(For those who have problems like me, the Burt's Bees grapefruit makeup wipes are what I use to remove my makeup before I use this. It has salicylic acid and adds an extra barrier to prevent acne and definitely gets all my makeup off). I hope this was helpful to those of you that struggle with skin issues in adulthood. It's hard to find products that really work.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic!!

          By Halley

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I recently bought this product and have been using it twice daily for almost a week. So far, it has started to dry up my acne, which has helped it begin to clear up my acne. I have tried many different facial cleansers over the past few months, and this (combined with my green tea konjac sponge) has made the biggest difference. I will definitely be purchasing more products from Mario Badescu!

           
          3.0

          Dried out my skin

          By Desiree

          from Las Vegas, nevada

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I have textbook combination skin. But it tends to be a tad more on the oily side (especially living in the dry desert, my skin tries to overcompensate). My skin is also fairly sensitive so I have to be extra careful with the products I use. I have heard rave reviews about Mario badescu products and to be honest I love MOST that I've tried. However, this did SO MUCH to remove oil that it actually dried my skin out to the point of peeling. I have it a full two weeks before discontinuing use, just to be sure. I'm sure this works for some but I do not recommend for sensitive skinners out there.

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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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