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Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Repair Kit

Item #: 2209794

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The perfect acne kit. Everything you need to get acne erupted skin looking clear and healthy is in this kit in full sizes.

A $46 value.

Acne Repair Kit Includes:
  • Drying Lotion (1.0 oz.)
  • Drying Cream (0.5 oz.)
  • Buffering Lotion (1.0 oz)
Drying Lotion: Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin.

Drying Cream: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.

Buffering Lotion: Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest.
Drying Lotion: Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water,Eau), Calamine, Camphor,Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc,Glycerin.

Drying Cream: Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol,Octyl Palmitate, Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

Buffering Lotion: Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Serum Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Pyridoxine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, Biotin.

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Mario BadescuAcne Repair Kit
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (25)
  • Simple to use (16)
  • Non-greasy (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Soothing (4)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (29)
  • Ease pain (9)
  • Acne (4)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
  • Enlarged pores (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (8), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (11), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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4.0

Works better than most I've tried

By SG

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Breakouts
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

I'd bought this for the drying lotion, which seems to work best for me on my adult hormonal breakouts, and thought I'd try the other products in the package. The Drying Lotion is quite effective on spot breakouts and impending shallow breakouts. And, despite the fact that it looks terrible when it's on overnight, it doesn't bleach my pillowcases, like benzoil peroxide products do. The Buffering Lotion is lovely - clears underlying startups and dries existing zits, and soothes the skin redness - it also wears well under makeup. The Drying Cream says "less is more" and it's RIGHT! VERY effective if used on small breakouts - DIRECTLY on the breakout - but use only a little. It's very strong and will redden and dry surrounding skin, quickly. I DO love it under a mask - it really clears things nicely.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 45-59
 
5.0

My New BFF

By KeepitRealGirl

from Houston

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears acne quickly without damage
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Mixed up acne issues

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

I read a lot of reviews about this line. The products cost a little bit more than your drug store lines. I wanted to get it right! My acne can be described as cystic due to hormone changes...Lordy here comes forty! However, some areas of my face have fine above the surface bumps. This is especially the case on my forehead. My skin problems are all kinds of confused. Simply put, I suffer both types of acne described in the reviews. I went to Ultra to discuss this with a beauty consultant. Long story short, I came out with this kit. I started using it that night, using each product for the different type of blemishes. I could see a major difference the next morning. I have been using the kit for 5 days now and you can barely tell that I was suffering from a major eruption on my face. If you suffer from both types of acne non-inflammatory (white/blackheads) and MILD inflammatory acne (cystic)...you will love this kit. I am seriously taking time out of my vacation to right this review, which I hardly ever do. I know there are other people like me out there that have all mixed-up face blemishes. THIS KIT WAS MADE FOR US! IT WORKS! I will keep using this line as long as it keeps taking care of me!

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 30-44

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I SWITCHED BACK TO THIS

By Alliebee

from Orange County

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

So I bought this a year ago & thought I didn't like it so I got prescribed a tretinoin cream .025 % AND IT RUINED MY FACE. I have the worst acne of my life . Red marks all over my cheeks and deep painful acne . I'm my acne was mild before the tretinoin cream. Then I recently quit that & ordered the Mario acne repair kit. Within 4 days it calmed my acne and it's going down. I guess it was doing its job I just wasn't patient the first time. This is lightweight and comfortable . Doesn't make my skin peel too much & it's good for my extremely sensitive skin. BUY BUY BUY !!!!!!

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
5.0

Definitely buy again

By Liz

from Missouri

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

It's good for sensitive skin. Just use a moisturizer

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Amanda

from Jacksonville, NC

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Enlarged Pores
  • Redness/ Blotchiness

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

I purchased this for specific breakouts, deep pimples, and cluster acne - I put drying cream on deep pimple and cluster breakout and in the morning they were 75% better- next night I used drying lotion and they completely cleared up- even the deep pimple is barely a bump!

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
5.0

Definitely buying again

By Sherylfitz

from NC

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

      Both me and my two teenagers use this now and it is very effective.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love it!!

      By Astrid

      from Kansas

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne problems

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

      It works great/just use a very good moisturizer

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Buffering lotion is a miracle!

      By Mom

      from Atlanta

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

        Bought this kit primarily for my teen son although i occasionally experience adult acne. I routinely use the Drying Lotion for my breakouts but tried the Buffering lotion in this kit and it literally worked overnight! Very happy and my son is too..

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
         
        5.0

        Fast results

        By Abbey

        from Lansing, MI

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acne treatment

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

        I noticed a difference the very first morning after using these products. Amazing!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great products fir Cystic acne

        By Tiffany

        from Ocala, Florida

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reduces size and appearance overnight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cystic acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

          I have mild Cystic acne and occasionally get bad Cystic clusters. I've heard very good things about Marion Badescu and especially the drying lotion. Doing research before buying, I learned that their buffering lotion was great for Cystic acne, which is why I bought the kit instead on individual products. The drying lotion does live up to the hype, but it's the buffering lotion that I am obsessed with!!!! It is mostly clear and wears very well under makeup! The mask that's included isn't my favorite so far. It's far too heavy IMO to wear under makeup and to call it a "concealer" is an extreme stretch.
          All in all, these are great products!!

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 30-44

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          • Q:

            Hi,
            I have acnes since I was 13 years old. Now I'm 19 years old going to be 20 in few months. I am so sad having this acnes around my face for almost half of my life. Currently, I'm trying to use the drying cream and drying mask from Mario Badescu. Fyi, I have a very sensitive skin and very oily too. Is the drying lotion and buffering lotion worth to try?
            Thanks!
            Asked on 2/3/2017 by Muni from Suffern, NY

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello and thank you for your question. Hopefully we can help you achieve clearer skin. The answer depends on which type of acne you are experiencing. Our Drying Lotion is for whiteheads only and the Buffering Lotion is for cystic acne. Sticking to a daily regimen for oily, acne prone skin is the first step to clear skin. You might want to consider our Acne Starter Regimen Kit as your daily routine and adding in the spot treatments in the Acne Repair Kit as necessary.
              http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

              Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I'm an 18 year old male who has suffered with acne for several years. I was taking antibiotics for my acne at 16, which helped, but I still have pretty bad break outs, occasionally cystic but also large clusters of bright red, angry whiteheads on my cheeks, forehead, chin, jawline, around my mouth, throat and nose. So basically my entire face. I definitely have combination skin, leaning more towards oily, but my skin gets dried out pretty easy. I would like to know if I should buy the Acne Starter Kit or the Acne Repair Kit? I'm currently not on any regimen, so I'm looking for a complete kit, as well as any extras I would need/is recommended. Thank you so much for the help!
            Asked on 1/30/2017 by Kolton Kardashian

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello and thank you for your question. Hopefully we can help you achieve clearer skin. The answer is both! The Acne Starter Kit is a daily regimen for acne prone skin that is intended to balance skin to help clear existing and prevent future breakouts. Sticking to a skin care regimen is the first step to clearer skin! Our Acne Repair Kit is a collection of spot treatments to target the different types of blemishes that pop up - Drying Lotion (whiteheads), Drying Cream (small cluster of small under the surface bumps), and Buffering Lotion (deep, cystic acne).

              Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can I use the acne repair kit with the anti-aging kit? I am 36 years old and still suffer with acne on a regular basis. And also have fine lines and wrinkles. Lots of the acne skin care systems are too harsh and accelerate my wrinkles and skin aging. Hoping to find a system that can help with both.
            Asked on 1/5/2017 by Curlyloks from Hartford CT

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Acne Repair Kit is a collection of spot treatments to target the different types of blemishes you may have. This kit is intended to be used at night, as nedded, in addition to your daily regimen.

              Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Does this work for acne scars? If not what's a good product to use for acne scars
            Asked on 12/23/2016 by Dee from Canada

            1 answer

          • Q:

            What cleanser and moisturizer should I use with this if I have more of an oily t-zone and less oily all over the face?
            Asked on 12/2/2016 by Kennedy from orlando

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Can this kit be use by a 13 year old?
            Asked on 11/23/2016 by Tania

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Acne Repair Kit is a collection of spot treatments. If used according to directions, and in conjunction with a gentle cleanser and toner, this can be used by a teenager.

              Answered on 11/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I want to know what moisturizer or serum I should use along with this repair kit. I have terrible cystic acne on my chin area. Thank you.
            Asked on 11/19/2016 by Marcy from San Antonio, Tx

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Acne Repair Kit contains products to help spot treat blemishes. The Drying Lotion will help to shrink whiteheads overnight, the Drying Cream targets small, under the skin bumps and blemishes, and the Buffering Lotion will help to clear up painful, under-the-skin blemishes.
              The Acne Starter Kit (http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813) is a daily regimen designed to help clear up any existing blemishes, while also preventing new breakouts. The kit features our Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 - this is our go-to moisturizer for acne prone skin.

              Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can people with sensitive and dried skin use this product?
            Asked on 11/5/2016 by KYD from Dallas, TX

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Acne Repair Kit is a collection of 3 spot treatments to help clear acne erupted skin. Although these products are intended to be drying, when used sparingly on affected areas only, we do recommend these for all skin types.

              Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            In this particular set of three, does the drying lotion come in glass or plastic bottle?
            Asked on 10/10/2016 by Julie from Bronx

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Acne Repair Kit comes with the glass Drying Lotion.

              Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            How long does this last?
            Asked on 10/3/2016 by Ari from Portland OR

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The kit should last a minimum of 30 days - but will most likely last longer but it all depends on your frequency and amount of usage.

              Answered on 10/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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