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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 270 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (192)
  • Gentle (182)
  • Balances skin (145)
  • Not greasy (143)
  • Improves skin texture (134)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (40)
  • Dries out skin (22)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Bad smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (186)
  • Daily use (123)
  • Combination skin (110)
  • Oily skin (99)
  • Sensitive skin (86)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (119), Brand buyer (87)

Reviewed by 270 customers

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5.0

Yes!!!

By Becca

from Shawnee, OK

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

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 face wash!! I would compare it to 'Purity' by Philosophy, but more potent. I would recommend using this with a moisturizer for combo skin (like mine), but it's not super drying. It leaves such a clean feeling - I may be addicted lol

 
5.0

Love it !!

By May

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Great if your fighting with Ance

     
    5.0

    Going to by a refill way before I run out!

    By Madisonyoung

    from Northwest, Indiana

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I have tried ever acne regime there is. After graduating high school, I began breaking out very badly. Proactive, murad, Clinique, nerium... you name it and I've tried it for atleast a month long. After just two weeks, my skin is almost flawless once again!

       
      4.0

      Great product

      By Beautylover

      from Porterville CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I love this product. Although it irritated my skin at first, it has imporoved my skin!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Saved my skin!!!!

      By Gretta

      from State College, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I'm 22 years old and have had normal to dry skin my entire life. This past September my skin type completely changed to oily. I had clogged pores on my chin, forehead, and beside my nose (T-zone). They would either remain clogged or turn into pimples. I have not gone a day since September without a white head/red pimple on my face. I had tried soooo many products, Neutrogena mainly. Nothing was working. My sister had cystic acne growing up and she used the entire Mario Badescu line so I decided to give it a try. After 2 days of using this face wash...the results were impeccable!!! I have not had a pimple since then. I will use this face wash for the rest of my life lol. It is kind of drying but it is an acne wash. I use it in combination with the oil free moisturizer. Also, the drying lotion worked 'OK' for me before I switched to this face wash. Now it works amazing. Red bumps are gone for me the next day just like everyone says. If you are struggling with acne or clogged pores, TRY THIS PRODUCT!! And the great thing about Ulta is you can return it if you don't like it :)

         
        5.0

        Excellent acne cleanser

        By Appigirl

        from Central Illinois

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I have recently been introduced to this line products. I recommend every product. Omg their acne stuff is the only thing that has cleared my skin up fast and I've tried everything and still have bad acne at age 48. But skin looks great now and scars fading

           
          5.0

          I have bought this product 3 times and I will continue to!

          By Sara

          from Stony Brook, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

            I use this facial cleanser in the morning and night, followed by the cucumber lotion (toner) and the oil-free moisturizer! This combination of facial products really helps to balance my skin while clearing/preventing acne! A great product overall!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE THIS!

            By CrystalJuliet

            from MN

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I've been using this cleanser for a week now, and by day 3 I saw a difference. This literally clears your face of acne. I use it day and night, but I might just start using it at night because I notice that it slightly dries my skin. However, that's not an issue for me because this is such a great product. I've been getting compliments on how smooth and clean my face looks which is not something I used to get in the past! If you're hesitant on buying it, just go for the travel size.

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Sam

              from odessa, tx

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I use this every day! It's taken me awhile to find something I like that works on my face. It does feel dry after I get out of the shower, but once I use the cucumber lotion and moisturizer, it feels great!

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Arie

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                This cleanser is amazing!!! It has helped clear my acne and kept my breakouts minimal

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                • Q:

                  Would this face wash work well with the special cleansing lotion?
                  Asked on 2/6/2017 by Skin care routine from Spokane wa

                  1 answer

                • 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
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