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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 227 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (164)
  • Gentle (153)
  • Not greasy (124)
  • Balances skin (116)
  • Improves skin texture (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (34)
  • Dries out skin (20)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (155)
  • Daily use (103)
  • Combination skin (92)
  • Oily skin (86)
  • Sensitive skin (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (103), Brand buyer (72)

Reviewed by 227 customers

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4.0

Great Cleanser

By Anna B.

from Atlanta,GA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Great cleanser! I use it with my Micheal Todd brush and I can see a great difference in my skin. It does burn/irritate my skin a bit but nothing excruciating. I wouldn't recommend if you have severely sensitive skin.

     
    5.0

    saved my face

    By KAZ

    from Tucson

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I started using this a few months ago and at first I felt like it did nothing for me. Then my face around 2 weeks started purging it was horrible then finally at week 3-4 I saw results my face hasn't been this clear since I was a kid. Give it time to work before you give up on it

     
    3.0

    it was ok, it doesnt latrher at all though.

    By erika

    from carrollton tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      it was ok

       
      5.0

      Little Miracle Worker

      By CaitlinJoy

      from Cleveland,OH

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I was using the Glycolic Cleanser for awhile and noticed a small difference in my skin but I wanted something a little more acne targeting. I found this and decided to try it on a whim. Holy Moly does it work well! I've noticed a huge improvement in my skin since using it! I haven't seen any large cystic acne and my existing breakouts cleared up FAST. I use this with my Clairsonic brush and my skin feels so clean and fresh afterwords. Obviously it's not going to remove makeup because that's not what its use is, so I use a makeup remover first. I LOVE this stuff and I will definitely buy again!

       
      5.0

      I absolutely love this

      By Tah

      from Ohio

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I use it everyday and it has helped my skin so much. My break outs used to be terrible

         
        2.0

        Not for me

        By Zoe

        from WA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin
        • Not gentle

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I used this product twice a day for a good month. My skin was prone to the occasional breakout, but got a lot worse after using the product for a few weeks. The cleanser gave me small pimples on my forehead and around my mouth and didn't help with blackheads or preexisting acne.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy again

          By Anna

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            Every day use

             
            3.0

            alright

            By jpulta

            from sd

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            hasn't helped with my acne and hasn't done anything to worsen it so its alright

             
            5.0

            Works great leaves my face soft & feeling clean

            By Dee

            from Chicago il

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              Easy to use everynight

               
              5.0

              Cured my troubled skin

              By Cbiggs

              from Jupiter, FL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I've been troubled with adult acne for a few years now. I started using the Mario Badescu brand as I become more conscious of the harsh chemicals in other products. This line has given my skin new life! I use this cleanser along with the special toner and a few other products. My deep cystic acne has gone almost completely away in few short months! I'll never use anything else again!

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Is this product good for blackheads? I want to stick with this brand and would like to know the best Matio Badescu Product to use. Blackheads are on my nose and side of nose.
                Asked on 9/30/2016 by Rose from Mabank, Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Acne Facial Cleanser is formulated to address acne prone and acne erupted skin. The Salicylic Acid helps to deep clean congested pores. For more targeted blackhead reduction, we recommend using the Silver Powder (http://www.ulta.com/silver-powder?productId=xlsImpprod6200683). This product contains Kaolin, Calcium Carbonate, and Zinc Oxide to help draw out impurities, cleanse pores, and reduce the look of blackheads.

                  Answered on 10/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Will using this cleanser with other products that aren't apart of the Mario Badescu line cause breakouts or affect anything?
                Asked on 9/29/2016 by Shante from Houston, TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can incorporate the Acne Facial Cleanser into your existing skin care routine.

                  Answered on 10/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this gentle enough to use every day? I have very oily skin but it's been more sensitive ever since I started college. Do you think it would help keep my breakouts at bay?
                Asked on 9/19/2016 by Alli from Statesboro, GA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend usage twice a day for combination and oily skin types. If you are more on the sensitive side, you may want to use once a day and alternate with a cleanser that does not contain salicylic acid.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                would this work on kinda dry skin ?
                Asked on 9/18/2016 by ev from california

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Facial Cleanser is intended for use on combination and oily skin types. We would not recommend usage on dry skin as the salicylic acid may be too drying for you, but if you have combination dry/oily skin, then you would benefit from use of this cleanser.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I am 18 years old, and get occasional breakouts. However, I do suffer from subclincial acne on my forehead. Will this cleanser help improve my subclinical acne? If so, what other products can I use to help? Will this product work well with other brands?
                Asked on 9/17/2016 by Abbey from Ohio

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I would like to know if Men can use this product? and if it will have the same effect on any skin type of is it more of oily skin ?
                Asked on 9/16/2016 by makeup me from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Facial Cleanser is a unisex product designed for combination or oily skin.

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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