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Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum

Mario Badescu

Anti Acne Serum

Item #: 2209804 Size: 1.0 oz

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Prevent acne eruptions before they start with this Salicylic Acid based gel. Just a thin layer spread over the acne prone areas every evening will keep your skin smooth and clear. Will not irritate erupted or sensitive skin.
Apply a thin layer on clean skin to all acne prone areas on the face. May be used for preventive measures every night or use as needed.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine.

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Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)
  • Effective (7)
  • Not greasy (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
  • Moderate acne (4)
  • Adult acne (3)
  • After shower/bath (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (9)

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4.0

Works quickly

By Em

from PA

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

This is one of the best spot treatments I've ever used. It works quickly overnight to reduce the size of pimples. It doesn't really get rid of redness though, which is a downside. It also dries out my skin (I have dry skin) so I tend not to use it every single night unless I really need to get rid of a pimple. Overall, it's great and works well.

 
5.0

Amazing Product

By Jjbing

from Houston, Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    This has truly helped target my breakout zones. It dries out my blemishes without stripping my entire face of moisture.

     
    5.0

    Love

    By E f m

    from Costa Mesa

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I love the anti acne serum! I have repurchased this three times. I use it after the special cucumber lotion. At first I was skeptical because it's so gentle I didn't think it would any thing for my acne, but after about a week i could really see a difference.

       
      5.0

      Day 2 and skin is clearing!

      By Jaclyn

      from Braintree

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      Fast acting and non drying. Skin already looks visibly clearer and it's been 2 days. I like it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works great!

      By Stephanie

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I suffer from cystic acne mostly on my cheeks. I've been using this acne serum for a little over a week and haven't had any new cystic acne breakouts. I've used several Mario Badescu products and they seem to help but none have them have worked as well as I expected given the extremely positive reviews. This acne serum is an exception. I wished I would've have given it a shot sooner.

         
        5.0

        Need Another!!

        By Alysa

        from Illinois

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        This serum has helped reduce a lot of my acne and lasts A LONG TIME!! I definitely recommend doesn't dry or irritate skin absolutely my holy grail product!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        eh

        By jpulta

        from southdakota

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        Ive been using this for little over a month and I haven't noticed any changes and it hasn't really helped me out with not breaking out

         
        5.0

        Definitely will buy again

        By LMF

        from Michigan

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          This works great, I user it with the Mario Bedescu healing powder. Best products I've found, good prices.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome product

          By Clarissa

          from Seattle

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          Big fan of this line. Acne products can be tricky since they trend to dry out your skin but this one is amazing. You do have to give it a few days to work, it's not an overnight fix but I lather it all around my face since it's a serum after cleansing and woke up today with a completely clear face. If it can get rid of hormonal acne that's saying something!

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Ang

          from San diego

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          This whole line of products are amazing , it's helps with my daughters acne more than anything she has tried

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          • Q:

            I recently purchased the anti acne serum and the vitamin c serum. Should I alternate using them every other night? I get hormonal breakouts and I'd also like to fade acne scars and even my complexion.
            Asked on 2/4/2017 by Brittany from Lafayette, IN

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You can alternate usage or depending on the size and location of your acne prone areas, you can apply the Vitamin C Serum everywhere - except the acne prone areas - and apply the Anti Acne Serum to those acne prone areas.

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

            hi. can I layer MB drying lotion with this serum? if the answer is no, what is the best product I should wear overnight? thanks :)
            Asked on 1/19/2017 by sofea from KL, Malaysia

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You can use both products overnight but just not layering them together. They are intended to be applied to different types of skin issues. Drying Lotion is a spot treatment for whiteheads. Anti Acne Serum is a preventative treatment for acne prone areas. Both should be applied overnight to clean, dry skin.

              Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I don't really have problems with acne but I do have issues with the occasional pimple and lots of blackheads. I'm wondering if this will work to unclog the pores with out drying my face out because I tend to have drier skin. If this isn't the product for that use, can I get a recommendation?! Thanks :)
            Asked on 1/17/2017 by Alexis from Texas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Anti Acne Serum is a preventative serum that you can apply at night to acne prone areas to help prevent those occasional pimples, but it is not intended to address blackheads. It is designed to balance and hydrate, so it will not dry out your skin. We do offer our Silver Powder to help target and diminish blackheads. http://www.ulta.com/silver-powder?productId=xlsImpprod6200683

              Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            What is the pH of this product?
            Asked on 1/10/2017 by Caroline from Augusta, GA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Anti Acne Serum has a pH value of 7.0

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

            Can I layer the Seaweed Night Cream on top of this serum?
            Asked on 12/31/2016 by Abbie from Oklahoma

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              I would suggest that you apply the Anti Acne Serum only to those acne prone areas and apply the Seaweed Night Cream everywhere else. I think layering the two would not be the best option. Rather, you should apply them independently to different zones.

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

            I also have small, clogged pores on my cheeks and forehead. I assume that is what they are as they are small, raised, bumps with no head. Would this be a suitable solution to treat and prevent these? Thanks!
            Asked on 12/7/2016 by Niki from Ohio

            1 answer

          • Q:

            What percentage of Salicylic Acid is in this?
            Asked on 11/28/2016 by upstate from new york

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The percentage is 0.49.

              Answered on 12/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have pimples in my face small and dark sport so I want to use mario wich one I need to use
            Asked on 10/26/2016 by amiin from gombak

            1 answer

          • Q:

            When the best time,can i use this product when i already use special cucumber lotion???
            Asked on 10/5/2016 by Alif from Kuala Lumpur,MY

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              May be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning with teh Special Cucumber Lotion), apply a thin layer on acne-prone areas. This is NOT a spot treatment; instead apply to those acne prone areas to help prevent breakouts.

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

            Can I use this in the morning? Or it only a before bed type thing?
            Asked on 9/30/2016 by Jen from San Diego ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Anti Acne Serum performs best when applied to clean skin before bed.

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