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Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum

Mario Badescu

Anti Acne Serum

1.0 oz Item 2209804

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Balance, hydrate, and help clear problem skin. This lightweight, fast-absorbing gel is formulated with salicylic acid and thyme extract to clarify skin and exfoliate away the pore-clogging sebum and dead skin cells known to cause breakouts.
May be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), apply a thin layer on acne-prone areas. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (31)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Soothing (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (21)
  • Moderate acne (21)
  • Inflammatory acne (16)
  • Bedtime (12)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (19)

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5.0

Holy Grail

By Mandyo94

from Brainerd, Mn

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I have only had this product for a little while but my skin has been clearing so rapidly since i added this to my regimen. I have combo/dry skin and I have had no bad experience with it drying out my skin. I have never been disappointed by this brand.

     
    5.0

    Miracle for even dry, acne prone skin

    By K8

    from Michigsn

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I was skeptical about using this product because I have dry/combination, acne prone skin. I was afraid that this was for people with super oily skin and it might strip my skin's natural oils and dry it out. I was so wrong! I noticed a difference in my acne after applying this once a night for only FOUR nights. My active acne had actually had shrunk down and (not to be gross) scabbed over! and that was cystic acne that was going to be massive and inflamed and stay on my face for months. I also use the Mario Badescu acne facial cleansing gel which in tandem with this product has saved my skin. As I said, I have dry/combination skin, and neither of these products have dried out my skin or stripped it of anything. My face never feels tight, I always feel refreshed and clean. There's something comforting about knowing that your acne is being cured while you sleep! Give it a shot and you won't be sorry!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My HOLY GAIL!

      By Jessy

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I don't ever do reviews, but felt that I should put my positive experience out there for others. This product works wonders, within two uses, my acne has gone tremendously overnight! very happy.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Amanda

        from Orlando,FL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          Minimizes acne overnight

           
          5.0

          This really works...

          By Tia Harris

          from Baltimore Md

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            I don't normally write reviews. I bought this yesterday and used it over night.. my skin looks better. Ance has almost gone away and it will be my go to product!

             
            5.0

            Really works to control acne

            By A.f.

            from Michigan

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              Works effectively. Helps keep my skin clear. When I go without it i definitely notice a difference in my skin.

               
              5.0

              Great acne serum

              By Stephanie

              from Jackson, MI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Is clear so no powdery residue
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne
                • Severe Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                Love this clear acne spot treatment. It's clear so you can use it under makeup & men can use it without any residue. It doesn't cause any burning or discomfort when you use it. Very effective & my new go to product for acne issues.

                 
                5.0

                I would definitely buy this product again

                By Des

                from Bronx

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Inflammatory Acne
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Severe Acne
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                  Works amazing and shrinks pimples over night.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!!

                  By Jasmine

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                    So, my skin has been up and down throughout the years. It's gotten better since being on Accutane but the last 1-1.5 hasn't been. I do notice more natural products have cleared me up better than brands such as neutrogena or proactive. BUT Mario badescu has cleared my skin, no joke. I haven't had this clear of skin since being on Accutane and without the dryness and the whole "it gets worse before it gets better". Cleared up, gone. I recommend 100% if you had moderate acne.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    hormonal acne gone

                    By ponypuffprincess83

                    from san antonio, texas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                    • Dries Out Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                    • Inflammatory Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                    I had a hysterectomy young and I have acne for the first time. I love this entire line and this medicine does not disappoint. Put it on at night and even during the day.

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                    • Q:

                      Can I use this on top of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
                      Asked on 10/18/2017 by Morena from Winnipeg CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Anti-Acne Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning. You can apply the Drying Lotion as a spot treatment after.

                        Answered on 10/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have dry skin, with a bumpy texture. I was recommended this product. Do I have to skip moisturizer when using this in certain areas or can I use a moisturizer right after, even though this serum is hydrated I'm scared of drying out my already dry skin, so is it ok to use a moisturizer after this
                      Asked on 8/16/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can apply a thin layer of the Anti-Acne Serum after cleansing and toning. Allow the product to absorb into the skin, and you can apply a moisturizer on top if you already have dry skin.

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      hi there! i'm thinking about purchasing this product to use as part of my night time routine because of my light pimples/acne. i would also like to use moisturizer with this product over night ( i have oily acne prone skin but would still like to keep my face moisturized). which moisturizing product would you recommend that would work best with the acne serum? also, which product would you apply first on your face? moisturizer and then the acne serum or the other way around? thank you so much!
                      Asked on 8/12/2017 by itsjoolie from westminster, ca

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Hi I just want to know will this product clear all the tiny skin coloured bumps on my face
                      Asked on 8/8/2017 by Rosie from Cheshire

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Anti-Acne Serum will help reduce congestion and breakouts. This product is great for those with uneven texture as well. We recommend using this product overnight before your moisturizer.

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

                      So my skin is very sensitive to alcohol. My old cleanser had alcohol and I broke out with severe cystic acne. Once I changed my cleanser to alcohol free most of the acne went away, but I still get little pimples. Would the alcohol in this product cause a breakout in my skin?
                      Asked on 7/26/2017 by Naomi from CO

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you have a sensitivity to products with alcohol, the Anti-Acne Serum may not be for you.

                        Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I am a teen, and I have acne. It is mainly on my forehead, between my eyebrows, and chin. They are not that big, but is noticeable in the light. Somewhat red too. Which of these products should I get to help get rid of these.
                      Asked on 7/8/2017 by Taylor from Athens, AL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Assuming you have oily skin, our Anti-Acne Serum would be a great option to help reduce and prevent breakouts. This can be used overnight after cleansing and toning before moisturizer. If you wanted a full routine to help reduce breakouts, our Acne Starter Regimen Kit can be used.
                        http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                        Answered on 7/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I currently have a lot of pimples breaking out and I have very oily skin. Would this help get rid of them? If not which products would be best to get rid of and prevent new break outs form appearing?
                      Asked on 6/11/2017 by Julia from US

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can I use this product after using the MB whitening mask?
                      Asked on 5/22/2017 by cieara from Pennsylvania,US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! After removing the Whitening Mask, you can apply a thin layer of the Anti-Acne Serum onto acne prone areas of the skin. Follow with your regular moisturizer.

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

                      How does the anti-acne serum compare to the Buffering Lotion? I have white numbs on my chin that are not erupted but they don't go away. Occasionally they will erupt into a whitehead. I also seem to get occasional larger eruptions on my chin.
                      Asked on 5/21/2017 by Steph from Queens, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Anti Acne Serum is a great nightly treatment to reduce pore congestion and help keep breakouts at bay. The Buffering Lotion is specifically formulated to target deep cystic acne breakouts - this would be great for your occasional larger breakouts.

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

                      Does this product work ok with oily skin? Why shouldn't I use a moisturizer after this product?
                      Asked on 4/29/2017 by GlamRose from Fontana, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Anti Acne Serum works best on oily, acne prone skin. We suggest you skip a moisturizer on the areas to which you are spot treating with the Anti Acne Serum to maximize the effectiveness of the serum.

                        Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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