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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
 
4.4

(based on 69 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (35)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Soothing (13)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (26)
  • Adult acne (25)
  • Inflammatory acne (19)
  • Bedtime (12)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (27), Budget shopper (23)

Reviewed by 69 customers

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1.0

wanted to love this but broke me out

By Sab

from New York,NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      Tried to make this work for 2 weeks before giving up. Broke out like never before, literally to the point even with makeup on I was embarrassed of my skin. Upon stopping for a few days my skin noticeably cleared up

       
      4.0

      Love this

      By Momma of two

      from Indiana

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hydrates Skin
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        Cleared my face in a week!

         
        1.0

        Not good for cystic acne

        By Becca

        from PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I have cystic acne and this product didn't help at all. Disappointed because I really love the Mario Badescu line. Hope this review helps someone who has cystic acne like I. Sad that I will be returning this.. really wanted it to work for me

         
        5.0

        Yep! So far so good. Woke up the next day and viola no bump!

        By Queendom

        from Nashville,TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Kinda tacky feeling as it dries

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          I love it so far
          He has a pretty good line of products that don't break the bank but isn't dirt cheap either but worth every dime

           
          5.0

          Literally a miracle

          By Bobby

          from LA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            This is a miracle in a bottle. I never had a pimple until around my senior year of college (2016). For the year and a half since I've had a perpetual breakout on my forehead. A dermatologist had prescribed two different topical creams and neither worked. While this breakout wasn't terrible, it was consistent, very irritated, and very red.

            I used this serum for two nights before noticing that the breakout almost entirely went away. There was no more redness, the bumps shrunk dramatically in size, and no longer look or feel irritated. Been using now for a week and the results have gotten even better.

            Full disclosure, I did get a facial the day before starting this product so I'm sure that played a part—but I had never had results like this from a facial before. For additional context, I have combination skin with my acne-prone forehead being oily—which is the only part where I used this serum.

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            2.0

            Not for sensitive skin

            By Jackie

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                I love mario badescu and was excited to try this product out. I have sensitive, combination-dry, adult-acne prone skin. I was hoping that this would clear up the lots of little breakouts and congested pores in my t zone. I used it religiously for two weeks and finally gave up for two reasons 1. It did not clear up my face. In fact I think it made things worse. As soon as I stopped using it my skin calmed down and my breakouts got MUCH better when I switched to other Mario products. 2. This stuff is so STICKY. I tried to apply it under moisturizer, over moisturizer, without moisturizer, when my skin was dry, when my skin was damp. It didn't make a difference. No matter how I applied it my face was so sticky I had to lay on my back when falling asleep and felt like if I rolled over it ended up all over my pillow. That being said, if this had cleared up my skin I would have gladly dealt with the stickiness but to me it just wasn't worth it.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product

                By Hayles

                from Virginia Beach, Virginia

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                  I absolutely love this serum. It has worked wonders for my skin and doesn't make me feel like it's drying my skin out like most do.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love Mario Badescu products!!!!

                  By Heyreynaaa

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                    Let me start off by saying I have struggled with moderate acne since high school. I'm going to be 21 soon and have been so over random cheek and chin breakouts pretty much weekly, once they heal some new ones pop right up. I have oily/acne-prone skin and have tried most drugstore products,so I did my research and picked up a few Mario Badescu products that are now staples in my skin care. I really enjoy this product, you don't need very much, a pea sized amount is more than enough for your whole face. Its not drying at all which is hard to find in a topical treatment. I do notice a decrease in redness and swelling the next morning which is really nice. Will continue to use this brand, picking up more goodies from my local Ulta today!

                     
                    4.0

                    it good

                    By haz

                    from ohio

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • a little sticky

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                    it you put too much it will make ur face feel sticky. got rid of tiny zits that were forming. calmed the skin

                     
                    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.

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                      • Q:

                        I have a lot of bumpy around my forehead and chin. Should I use anti acne serum or drying cream?
                        Asked on 12/3/2017 by Bella from Malaysia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Anti Acne Serum would be a better option to target large areas of congestion and uneven texture.

                          Answered on 12/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I was debating on trying out this product or the chamomile night cream, however I was wondering if you could use both after cleansing and toning at night
                        Asked on 10/26/2017 by Tay from undisclosed

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                          A:

                          Yes! You can apply the Anti-Acne Serum under the Chamomile Night Cream on dry skin types.

                          Answered on 10/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this under makeup
                        Asked on 10/24/2017 by kylie from US

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          We recommend applying the Anti-Acne Serum for overnight use.

                          Answered on 10/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • 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:

                        Currently I'm using the enzyme cleansing gel, special cucumber lotion, and 3 times a week I'll use the glycolic foaming cleanser for my acne scars. I'm getting painful cystic acne what will help with that?
                        Asked on 8/30/2017 by Yajaira from US

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the anti-acne serum and the drying cream? Which one is better for small clusters of acne?
                        Asked on 8/24/2017 by J from Denver, US

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Our Anti-Acne Serum can be used on acne prone or congested skin. This is a great option for all skin types to help reduce small bumps and uneven texture while helping to prevent breakouts on acne prone skin. Our Drying Cream should be used sparingly on red/inflamed breakouts, small clusters of acne or breakouts just under the surface of the skin - this product is not meant for applying over large areas. If you have small clusters of acne in a small area, the Drying Cream can be used.

                          Answered on 8/27/2017 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

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                          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

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                          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

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                          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
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