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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
 
4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (21)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)
  • Not greasy (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (14)
  • Adult acne (12)
  • Bedtime (12)
  • Inflammatory acne (10)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (14)

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5.0

Miracle worker!

By Emily

from Gettysburg, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I read reviews online before purchasing, and they're all great. I have a few acne spots that I've been trying to minimize for a while now. I use mostly Mario Badescu products and thought I'd give this a go. Works quickly, I saw a noticeable difference/ cleared me up in about 4 days. Easy to apply, definitely leaves your skin feeling tacky until it's dried completely. I couldn't have been any happier with a product!

     
    5.0

    I will definitely keep repurchasing this product

    By Angel

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Sticky

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    This project is very easy to use and it works effectively! I have pretty bad teen acne and I put it on after using my facial cleanser at night and there was a definite decrease in the amount! I would really suggest this product or at least try it!

     
    5.0

    Good for preventative skincare

    By Gillian with the dewy skin

    from Connecticut

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I have struggled with acne for about eight years, in varying forms of severity. Luckily now that I am older, my acne is light-moderate, but it used to be much worse. With this serum, I have only been using it for a few days and I am already noticing a huge improvement in my skin. This product is good as a spot treatment or a small area treatment, morning and night. It is not meant to be super strong, but it is meant to help zap problem pimples in one or two days, and it really does prevent new areas of acne from popping up. I love how I can put it on my chin and upper lip area at night and wake up and no new pimples have formed, which is truly amazing. I noticed that for me it also helps a little with redness. If it continues to work, I will buy it again, however I wish it was not so expensive for a smallish bottle.

       
      5.0

      A product I don't want to be without!

      By Annie a

      from Pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I have been using this for over a year. My skin would breakout often and now I may get one small one each month. I use all over my face and neck each night. I use many products from this brand and have never been disappointed.

         
        5.0

        you need this

        By mdee

        from california

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        this serum is honestly a game changer. I've been having some skin issues due to an allergic reaction and nothing seemed to help the breakouts, until this. On first sight I was skeptical, so I tried it in store and left home after. The next day my small pimples were gone and my monster pimple was diminished in size and calling down. The only downside is there is alcohol, but for the results I'm willing to still give it a 5/5. Needless to say I've already went back to purchase it and highly recommend it.

         
        5.0

        It really works!!

        By Ms.Liz

        from Texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          Works wonders! I'm so glad I decided to buy this product..

           
          5.0

          Works while you sleep!

          By Melz

          from Whitesboro NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            I have been having trouble with my skin recently, I have sensitive skin as well. When I was inquiring about good product this was highly recommended​. I also read up on skin care for sensitive skin and it was recommended there as well

             
            5.0

            10/10

            By Nohelly

            from Pueblo, CO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              I apply this after moisturizing before bed. The only thing I don't like about it is that it stays kind of tacky & slightly sticks to surfaces I lay on

               
              5.0

              Works well

              By Lauren

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                I've been dealing with moderate acne for a while now and haven't been able to find a product that clears up the acne without drying out my skin. I have been using this for about a week now and it seems to be working really well! If it continues to work this well, I would incorporate this into my daily routine.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent for the Price

                By AshleyJade

                from San Diego Ca

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                  This is a nice option to add into your routine as an additional "dose" of SA. It has less than a percent of SA but works nicely in the AM before my moisturizer. I struggle with adult acne and wear makeup about 5-6 days a week, and this serum works well under my makeup to defend against those pesky bumps. I like to use this in the AM so I can use my Glycolic, and higher strength SA in the evening if I need it. I don't see this combatting cystic acne, but it does the job for moderate problematic skin..

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Nothing has helped my acne as much as this little guy! I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I am just wondering if my skin will ever develop an immunity to the product because I know that can happen as your skin changes over time. Just wondering if it could happen with this product?
                    Asked on 3/8/2017 by Sierra from Utah

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello and Thank you for your question. Sooo happy to hear that the Anti Acne Serum has helped you! Although you will not develop an immunity to the product, you can gradually go from using the product every night to every other night and see if the reduced frequency of use is still helping keep you breakout free.

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

                    Can i use this anti acne serum when i'm going outside at night???
                    Asked on 2/24/2017 by Laypyay from Myanmar

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend that this be applied to a clean, dry face at bedtime.

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

                    Hello
                    can i use this mario badescu anti acne serum on my entire face nightly?
                    My skin is oily skin and now have acne on forehead.
                    So Can i use it on entire face or acne area? Pls tell me and give me advice...
                    Asked on 2/23/2017 by Laypyay from Myanmar

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can you use this on body acne?
                    Asked on 2/12/2017 by beautyk from California

                    1 answer

                  • 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
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