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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 299 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (215)
  • Gentle (203)
  • Not greasy (164)
  • Balances skin (162)
  • Improves skin texture (152)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (40)
  • Dries out skin (24)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (211)
  • Daily use (141)
  • Combination skin (121)
  • Oily skin (111)
  • Sensitive skin (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (136), Brand buyer (98)

Reviewed by 299 customers

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4.0

Loves it!

By Gucci Cucci

from New York, NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    So far I have only been using this product for a few days but am loving the way it feels on my skin. I still have a few pimples but am waiting for the product to kick in.

     
    5.0

    My new go to

    By Denise

    from Fontana, ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    A little goes a very long way. I use it after i exfoliate my face so the cleasner can penetrate my skin. I seen some results after first use.

     
    5.0

    This product has helped my teenager's skin.

    By Dawn Johnson

    from Lawrence ks

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      My teenager has tried many different products for acne. This has helped a lot.

       
      4.0

      Pleasantly Surprised

      By Alice

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      As a 23 year old on the journey to clear skin and losing hope every step of the way, this acne cleanser has given me a ray of hope. After trying every prescription/drugstore/high end/DIY product under the sun, I about gave up. One day at Ulta, I came across this little guy in a samples section and said hmm, why not? I am always on the search for something that will work, because after 23 years of acne-prone sensitive skin, I have not had the best of luck. With this cleanser, I immediately noticed improvements and have not had a bad breakout ever since I began using this. I think I'll keep you.

       
      1.0

      Terrible

      By skeeter

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Comedogenic
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          alright, y'all. i never review products because i don't have the time to do so, but i set aside time in my schedule to write this. i have had moderate acne for the past two years and it has never been a problem. about a month before i started using this product, it became strangely cystic (meaning that the blemishes did not have whiteheads and would stay on my face for weeks at a time rather than days) and pesky. being that i gave into Skin Care Culture© that social media has been shoving down my throat for years, i thought that using a more expensive product would wipe that acne right off my face. i was WRONG, girlies. to be explicit—this product ruined my skin. it enhanced my hyperpigmentation and post acne marks (which were NEVER visible before i started using the cleanser/toner), enlarged my pores, and trashed my texture/appearance. to anyone thinking about using this product to get rid of acne: WHY would you ever use a product that includes comedogenic ingredients? don't give in to the hype.

           
          5.0

          In love with this cleanser

          By SuzyQ

          from Morristown, TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          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:

            Use when you first wake up and right before you go to bed! It leaves skin feeling hydrated.

             
            5.0

            Love

            By Jade

            from California

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Moisturizing
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I mainly used it as an everyday facial spray and loved it.

               
              5.0

              Saved my skin!

              By Max A MIllion

              from San Francisco

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Clears acne
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                While the cleanser by itself does not remove my makeup completely, gently scrubbing with a wash cloth with a dime sized amount of the cleanser does the trick! I have very sensitive skin, and was losing hope after a severe breakout and the products I had been using for 6 years were not doing the trick anymore. A friend recommended MB and its only been a week and I have noticed such a drastic improvement in my skin. Pair this with the "Special Cucumber Lotion" and it will make all the difference. I also use the silver powder to clear up an oily t-zone every once in a while.

                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Dont care to buy again

                By Nikita

                from Pecos tx

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Didn't remove my makeup completely

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                    The product didn't remove my make up completely. I still had to use another face wash

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Lauren

                    from Louisiana

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                    I use this product in the morning and at night, and so far it's done a good job of clearing up my acne for the most part.

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                    46 Questions | 46 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I'm 19 and i have alot of red acne scars and dark spots and i get at least two blind pimples at least twice a month is this a good product to use for that ?
                      Asked on 3/24/2017 by leny from new york,NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! Our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used to help reduce breakouts and congestion and is a great product for combination or oily skin.

                        Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      is it oil free?
                      Asked on 3/8/2017 by Elizabeth from Georgia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Acne Facial Cleanser does not contain oil.

                        Answered on 3/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have acne on my chin and forehead and I can't find anything to get rid of it . It is mostly black heads that turn into white heads and a little bit of cystic acne. I'm looking for a daily cleanser that won't make it worse. Is this the one for me?
                      Asked on 2/15/2017 by Emma from Santa Rosa, Ca

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I am looking for new products (I've tried countless products and brands but nothing seems to really make a difference) to help with my skin and I have been reading very good reviews about this brand. I have oily skin and get pimples a couple times a month- but the annoying ones that are big and deep under the skin... so would this be a good facial cleanser? Also I have been thinking about getting the Buffering Lotion to help with the deep pimples, the Whitening Mask to help with the scars, and the Control Moisturizer For Oily Skin. Would this be a good combination of products? I also use witch hazel as a toner in the morning and night- would it be okay to stick with this, or do you recommend something better? My goal is to get and keep clear skin and to minimize the scars as much as possible.
                      Asked on 2/11/2017 by Meaghan from NM

                      1 answer

                    • 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
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