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Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit

Mario Badescu

Acne Repair Kit

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Different breakouts require different spot treatments so you can achieve clearer-looking skin, fast. This kit includes full-sizes of Mario Badescu's three best-selling spot treatments: Drying Lotion (to help dry up whiteheads), Buffering Lotion (to help shrink large, under-the-surface bumps), and Drying Cream (to target small bumps and pimples).

A $46 Value!

Acne Repair Kit includes:
  • Drying Lotion (1.0 oz.)
  • Buffering Lotion (1.0 oz.)
  • Drying Cream (0.5 oz)
Drying Lotion: DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on whiteheads; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

Buffering Lotion: Shake well before applying directly onto affected areas with clean fingertips. Use every evening. Do not apply anything over the Buffering Lotion (such as moisturizer or night cream). Do not use this as a preventative product; it should only be used when necessary on active blemishes. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

Drying Cream: Dab small amount onto affected areas until product blends into skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

Precautions: Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If skin irritation develops and persists, discontinue use.
Drying Lotion: Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid.

Buffering Lotion: Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Biotin, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Pyridoxine HCl, Propylene Carbonate.

Drying Cream: Aqua (Water, Eau), Zinc Oxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d'abeille), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Oleth-10, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Ichthammol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cysteine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Biotin, Arginine, Leucine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Polysorbate 20, Maltodextrin, Zinc Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Pyridoxine HCl, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuAcne Repair Kit
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (25)
  • Non-greasy (17)
  • Simple to use (16)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Soothes skin (9)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (37)
  • Ease pain (9)
  • Enlarged pores (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (17), Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (8), Survivalist / minimalist (8), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Oily (10), Normal (4)

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2.0

Worst. Smelling. Mask. EVER.

By Jesswess

from Michigan

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

      I've only been using this product for a few days and I wanted to give it a chance but I think it's time to put an end to this skin care regiment early and add it to my list of failed attempts to clear up my skin. It broke me out in small white heads and left my old acne red and irritated. You know what else is irritated? My nostrils. I cannot get over how awful the mask smells! It smells like an old, wet ashtray. It instructs people to leave it on for 20 minutes but I couldn't make it that long. I had to rinse it off because it was making me nauseated.
      It looks like it worked for some people, but sadly it wasn't for me. I'm glad that ulta has a nice return policy because this is going back.

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

      It's been about two weeks and my face looks so good!

      By Aliee

      from Porterville

      About Me Skin Care Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

      • Strong smell

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

      I would put it on daily. Leave it on for as much time I could (4hours).

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

      I would buy this product again

      By Annie

      from Killeen, TC

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

        .

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Think I found my miracle product!

        By cdspurgeon

        from Austin, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Works Fast

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Hormonal Breakouts

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

        Going into pre-meno, I've been battling increased flare-ups of my adult hormonal acne. For more than a month now, two particular placed on my face have had new pimples flare up just as I was finally getting rid of old ones. If I see the smallest raise in the skin, the next morning it is is a full blown cystic monster that takes a full week to go down as it never truly comes to a head. Going into a holiday weekend, Another flare-up was starting Saturday morning. Frustrated with my old salicylic acid spot treatment not working quickly, I got desperate. I intended on getting a good detox mud mask, but then found this stuff at Ulta, and saw some reviews when I looked real quick on my phone, and tried it. I used the Buffering Lotion on a cyst that was quickly growing on my temple, and the Drying cream on a cluster that was just starting on my chin. I covered them both with the drying lotion, and left that on for about 4 hours while I tended to housecleaning and such. Before putting on my makeup to head out, I cleaned my face again, and put a little Buffering Lotion on both spots under my makeup, and then reapplied a little before bed after clearing my makeup off. I already noticed a huge reduction in size and redness of the cyst before I went out, and this morning, it is nearly completely gone. The chin breakout disappeared completely. Yes, there is a smell, but if you look at the ingredients, that is because there is sulfur in it, which is known to be very effective for getting to the root of a pimple. Some people are a little sensitive to sulfur, and could have irritation, so if you are concerned and there is a store tester, maybe put a little on your skin in the store and wait until buying the product for the next day when you can see if you have a reaction. Because of the sulfur, I would only recommend for spot treatments, and not preventative daily treatment.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        No way

        By Bri.

        from Chicago.

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Greasy
          • Heavy
          • Irritates Skin
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

            Don't use this on your face big mistake. My skin has never looked worse since I put this on my skin. Completely waste of my life. I can hardly believe it. It just doesn't even feel natural. Way too much chemicals.

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

            Miracle

            By Katy

            from Michigan

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores
              • Uneven Skin Tone
              • Zits

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

              This stuff is amazing. Draws out a breakout area, cures zits quickly. Like a medical intervention for your face.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              5.0

              My skin has improved

              By Emily just wants to sleep

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne
                • Breakouts
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

                The ingredients are natural and effective. Strong to help fight breakouts and reduce their size.

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                4.0

                Most likely would buy again.

                By Keri

                from Cleveland, ohio

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

                Ive only been using these products for about a week now. So far i am liking it. Unfortunately i do suffer from adult acne. I feel like this slowly is helping it, its definitely not over night results. It can be quite drying, so if u have dry or sensitive skin i wouldnt recommend using it everyday. I am hoping with continued use it will help clear up my acne even more.

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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Will not buy this product again.

                By Walela

                from Tahlequah, Oklahoma

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Made my skin worse
                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

                Did not work on my skin type. Made things worse. Expensive.

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily
                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                bye bye pimples!

                By Drea

                from Chicago

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • every new pimple

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit:

                    Just loved the product! Every new pimple I just apply a trickle and the next morning it's gone!

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

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                    • Q:

                      I have had acne all my life, i'm now 20 and it's not as bad, but I do still get pimples here and there. I have the drying lotion and it works wonders. But I also have dry skin as well and living in Colorado with such high altitude and dry air doesn't help. Is there a moisturizer I could use without making my skin super oily? Also, I have tons of acne scaring/redness, is there a treatment you recommend?
                      Asked on 11/15/2017 by SabrinaS. from Westminster, Co.

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have acne around my chin area, the rest of my face is fairly clear. Would this product be suitable for me?
                      Asked on 7/31/2017 by Lola from Southampton

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! The Acne Repair Kit contains all of our spot treatments to help reduce breakouts. These products can be incorporated into your routine to spot treat breakouts.

                        Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have extremely oily skin,whiteheads and cystic acne. Which skin care products do I need to help clear up my problem skin. 56 years young/ oily/acne skin.
                      Asked on 5/29/2017 by Walela from Oklahoma

                      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. If you are looking for a full regimen of products our Acne Starter Regimen Kit would be a great option, this kit contains some of our best acne fighting products and can be used on combination to oily skin.
                        http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                        Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have cystic breakouts, deep blackheads, redness (rosacea) on my cheeks, and pretty bad scars on my jawline and cheek area. Will this product help with the redness and scarring? If not, what will?
                      Asked on 5/13/2017 by Jodi from Cleveland, Al

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Acne Repair Kit contains spot treatments for different types of breakouts. You can use our Drying Lotion as a spot treatment at night for whiteheads. Our Drying Cream can be used to spot treat red/inflamed breakouts or small clusters of acne. We recommend the Buffering Lotion for deep cystic acne breakouts overnight. Products in this kit do not target scarring or redness. To help reduce redness from breakouts our Healing & Soothing Mask can be used. You can also use our Vitamin C Serum every other evening to target discoloration from acne scarring.
                        http://www.ulta.com/healing-soothing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200733
                        http://www.ulta.com/vitamin-c-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200689

                        Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does the product clears dark spot
                      Asked on 5/4/2017 by Masy

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      So I've heard great things about this brand and I want to give it a try! But I'm not sure which kit would be the best to try out first. The Acne repair kit or the Acne starter kit. I've struggled with acne all through my teenage years and now I'm 21 and still can't seem to get a handle on my skin. I usually get breakouts around my cheeks, nose and forehead and have a lot of acne scars. I just want nice, healthy smooth skin! Any other products you'd recommend?
                      Asked on 3/8/2017 by Help My Skin from Washington

                      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). Once you have your breakouts under control, you can consider adding in our Whitening Mask to address the skin discoloration. Also, you can add Glycolic Foaming Cleanser to your skin care routine 1-3 times a week to address both the discoloration and uneven skin texture.
                        http://www.ulta.com/acne-repair-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200667
                        http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747
                        http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

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

                      I've been contemplating on purchasing this kit but the drying kind of scares me. I've had very dry skin when using AcneFree's kit. I'm currently using a Cetaphil moisturizer for extremely dry skin and Vaseline. I wear makeup almost daily and it's hard when my skin is dry and flaky. Do you recommend this product to me? Which moisturizer is recommendable for me ?
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Rosy_C from Chicago, IL

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      i am 13 and black and have pimples and old acne scars and dry and oily pimple skin and was wondering if this would work for me or would u suggest something else
                      Asked on 2/20/2017 by beauty buff

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Acne Repair Kit works for all skin types. It is a collection of spot treatments designed to target the different types of blemishes that pop up. I would also suggest that you consider a daily regimen designed for oily, acne prone skin and one that will work to balance your skin and help reduce the amount of breakouts in the future. Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit is a great option. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                        Answered on 2/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • 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
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