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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
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)
  • Not greasy (7)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (12)
  • After shower/bath (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (10), Budget shopper (7)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By Julia

from Wisconsin

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I've been using this product along with the acne wash for a little over a week. It has worked wonders for me, and isn't drying at all! I'm amazed how well it's working on my moderate to severe acne break outs!

    (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I did not see a difference

    By Melissa

    from Winnsboro, SC

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I use this product directly on a pimple

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good product that works but pricey

    By SaraW

    from Phoenix area, AZ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Expensive and doesn't go far

    Best Uses

    • Acne/blemish prevention/care

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    This stuff works but so does pretty much anything with sal acid in it. I like the other natural ingredients in it and it's not too drying while still being somewhat effective so when I can afford it, I pick some up. When I'm short on cash though, I find a drugstore product like Yes to Tomatoes which is a similar product with natural ingredients for half the price. So I guess I'd suggest it if it's in your budget because it does work and is a nice product.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a Miracle

    By Rachel

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedtime

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I have been struggling with hormonal acne, and it is a challenge to get rid of. I have tried everything from infomercial products to prescription medications and nothing has worked. I finally decided to try Mario Badescu's acne products, and I am so glad that I did! Within a week, I saw a noticeable reduction in my acne- both redness and size of pimples. This serum goes on so nicely, and does not over-dry my skin.

      I use it with the acne facial cleanser, and special cucumber lotion.

       
      5.0

      Works well!

      By Lou-Lou

      from New York, NY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Not Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After toner

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I've been using this every night and morning for about a week and have noticed a significant difference in my skin. It has decreased the size of my few current blemishes and I've noticed a decrease in new blemishes. It may be a bit drying to those with dry skin. I use it along with the Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream, which really helps maintain the moisture. I'm very happy with it so far!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Complexion Clearer

        By COACH GRIFF

        from STRONGSVILLE, OHIO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Morning Night

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            The Anti-Acne Serum fights possible breakouts before they happen!

             
            5.0

            it works!

            By La Princesa

            from Mims, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Keeps Zits Down
            • No bad smell

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              Before using this product I has red zits. They had gone away and it's keeping me from getting more.

               
              4.0

              Best Overnight Treatment I've Ever Used

              By Jet

              from Anderson, SC

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

              • Doesn't Absorb Well

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              I put the product on after I use the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser and I leave it on overnight. I helps reduce the size and inflammation of my breakouts and it keeps more from coming. In a matter of 3 days I saw a noticeable difference.

               
              4.0

              Amazing Serum

              By Rockabilly Love

              from Hollister

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Sticky For A Few Minutes

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              Works great for breakouts you feel coming on or before bed treatment of existing blemishes.

               
              3.0

              It's alright

              By Krissy

              from Pocatello, ID

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Doesn't do much

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              I do notice that it helps with my break outs but it isn't a miracle worker. I probably wouldn't purchase this again. Unless of course I hear it works better with the whole acne routine. I have purchased other items from Mario Badescu that were amazing but I'm just not impressed with this item. It does go a long way though so I'll continue to use it until it's gone.

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              • Q:

                Can it be used on dry skin??
                Asked on 7/12/2016 by Sarah from Miami

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend that you use our Anti Acne Serum as a preventative measure on acne prone areas. Since this product is designed to help balance, hydrate, and clear problematic skin, you could use it on areas that are dry but we would not recommend using it on dry, irritated skin. May be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), apply a thin layer on acne-prone areas.

                  Answered on 7/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can you use this product underneath makeup? (Anti acne serum)
                Asked on 7/11/2016 by Mercesca from Tampa, Florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend that this product be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), apply a thin layer on acne-prone areas.

                  Answered on 7/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can i use the anti acnee serum and after apply the drying lotion on the pimples?
                Asked on 7/8/2016 by Laura from Palatine, IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Anti Acne Serum should be applied as a preventative measure to acne prone areas. Dying Lotion should be applied to active surface blemishes only. You should not apply both of them to the same area at the same time.

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

                For the best result, how often should the Anti-Acne Serum be used? Every night, every other night, or 2-3 times a week? Since you suggested that moisturizer should not be used following this product, would the product cause skin to dry out if it be used every night?
                Asked on 7/8/2016 by KC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Anti Acne Serum is designed to to help balance, hydrate, and clear problematic skin. May be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), 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 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Could you use this serum at night before your moisturizer?
                Asked on 6/12/2016 by ness18 from Oakland, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can skip a nighttime moisturizer on nights you use the Anti Acne Serum.

                  Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can you rub this all over face after using the buffing lotion to prevent acne in different spots of your face?
                Asked on 5/17/2016 by Acne prone from Schererville, in

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You should be spot treating only the locations where you are currently experiencing cystic acne with the Buffering Lotion. You can apply the Anti Acne Serum to other acne prone areas that are not currently broken out to help prevent future breakouts.

                  Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can i use the drying lotion or cream on top of the anti acne serum. The lady at ulta told me yes i can and that i can apply moisturizer after but I read here that i shouldnt use moisturizer after
                Asked on 4/10/2016 by Krissypoo from Mission viejo, ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can use the 3 products on different types of blemishes. The Drying Lotion is for whiteheads. The Drying Cream is for small under- the -surface bumps and the Anti Acne Serum is for areas that are acne-prone, but may not currently be broken out. You can use all 3 products together, but not necessarily layering them. You can go ahead and skip the moisturizer on the nights you spot treat and moisturize the following morning.

                  Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can i use this mario badescu anti acne serum after cleaning with acne cleanser and sepecial cicumber mask? And after the anti acne serum do i still have to put moisturizer
                Asked on 4/2/2016 by Karissa29 from Irvine, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can cleanse with Acne Facial Cleanser and tone with Special Cucumber Lotion. Follow by applying Anti Acne Serum to areas prone to breakouts. DO NOT apply a moisturizer on nights you use the Anti Acne Serum.

                  Answered on 4/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this go before moisturizer or after?
                Asked on 3/30/2016 by paooo from Tracy, ca

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Anti-Acne Serum would be used in place of a moisturizer for blemish-prone skin. It may also be applied on problem areas overnight.

                  Answered on 3/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                So i bought the anti acne serum,buffering lotion and the drying lotion.Whats the order of using these products.
                Asked on 2/11/2016 by Sherly

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  These are all nighttime spot treatments and should all be applied at the same time. The real question is where should these be applied. Drying Lotion is for those blemishes that have come to the surface. The Buffering Lotion is for the deep, cystic problems. The Anti Acne Serum is for those acne prone areas that aren't currently "active". The Drying Lotion and Buffering Lotion should only be used on existing problems. The Anti Acne Serum can be used nightly on areas of concern to help prevent future breakouts.

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