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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

Item #: 2209805 Size: 1.0 oz

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Specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne, the buffering lotion covers large erupted areas for overall treatment. Formulated with nourishing B vitamins and amino acids for healthy skin as well as soothing anti-inflammatory herbal extracts to promote healing. Reduce cystic acne fast with this deep penetrating, fast absorbing formula.
Shake bottle until white sediment is completely dissolved, apply solution to areas of cystic breakout with clean fingertips. Use nightly on affected areas. The Buffering Lotion should be applied as a spot treatment directly to affected areas after applying serum and moisturizer.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Biotin, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Pyridoxine HCl , Propylene Carbonate.

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.2

(based on 180 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (96)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Soothing (19)
  • Not greasy (16)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (68)
  • Inflammatory acne (59)
  • Severe acne (53)
  • Moderate acne (40)
  • Bedtime (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (78), Brand buyer (57)

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5.0

It worths it

By Star17

from Brentwood

About Me Brand Buyer

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 Buffering Lotion:

    Great product for deep cystic and regular acne. It works, but never use this one at the same time with other anti acne product because hyper dryness may occurs. Otherwise, it is safe and effective.

     
    5.0

    A MUST for cystic acne!!

    By Rae Strong

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I have been battling acne since middle school. I am now 26 years old and this is the ONLY product I have found that significantly helps cystic acne. I get some mean, under-the-skin rocks on my face that sometimes take days before they make their grand appearance. And when they do it is a giant, red irritated mess. Shake, apply a few drops to a q-tip and dab on the spot. It will be dried out, much less noticeable and healed within a day or so.

     
    5.0

    Immediate Results

    By acc

    from RI

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I am so glad that I bought this product! I applied it to the deep cystic acne along my jaw line and to a few smaller blemishes. I immediately saw results. The cystic acne went down in size and is now flush with my skin, so I don't have giant bumps anymore :) and my smaller white heads are gone completely. I have never found a product that could clear or relieve the pain of cystic acne until now! I will be purchasing again and highly recommending

     
    5.0

    My holy grail!

    By Michelle

    from MS

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      I love this product. Perimenopause came with an unexpected oops - occasional cystic acne. Buffering lotion clears up the worst of them in a day or so, depending on the size. I start seeing results within a couple of hours. Pain is quickly reduced, and the bump is nearly gone by the next morning. The lotion is a thin liquid, and you have to shake it well before using. I prefer to apply it with a concealer brush; that saves product and allows for precise application. The lotion will dry out surrounding skin so you don't want to spread it around much. Just dab it on the bump. Avoid the urge to over-apply. You only need to use it once or twice a day.

       
      1.0

      Did Absolutely Nothing

      By HJO

      from Phoenix

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I used this as instructed and literally saw no difference in the reduction of inflammation. Very disappointing as this product was specifically made to target a cystic blemish.

           
          4.0

          Great for under the skin acne

          By moonrise

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I've recently gone off hormonal birth control after 5-6 years of use, and I knew I was going to expect some flare ups with my skin. I had experienced cystic acne as a teenager and quickly started taking birth control to regulate this among other things. Anyway, the acne returned, and Mario Badescu helped me ward the evil guys. It works wonderfully compared to other products I have used, while also remaining a fair price. I always feel the area tingle when I apply, almost letting me know it's working and getting down deep under the skin. 4/5 because as other reviewers have said, it dries out the skin with long term use or overapplication (>2x/day), but I find it's sometimes more effective if I apply it more than twice a day.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works great for my occasional deep pimple

          By Sairi

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I am amazed at how well this product works to get rid of any of my deep acne spots. Once in awhile I'll get one of those dreaded deep painful pimples that seems to be 5x the size of a regular pimple. When I feel one of those coming on, I apply this once in the morning under my makeup, and again before bed and by the next day the bump is gone. I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 just because it really dries out the skin around the area, but it beats having a deep painful pimple.
          Tip: I definitely recommend only applying it 1-2x/day and waiting to see what happens. When I first tried this I applied it multiple times throughout the day, and while it got rid of it, the skin around it peeled and cracked. You definitely only need to apply it once or twice to be effective.

           
          5.0

          love it

          By jax

          from rapid city, sd

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I was skeptical when I first bought it because its really funny even though it says its a lotion, but after you get used to applying it it really works. nothing has worked this well with my cystic acne its almost all the way gone! it's one of my go to products for every night! love it

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best product you will ever use for cystic breakouts

          By Ddallas

          from Dallas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I am 48 and have had problem skin all my life. I thought it would go away when I got older but perimenopaus has made me start to get very large dime size deep cystic pimples that takes months to heal and leave dark scars. It has been embarrassing and ruins my self confidence. I read every review on this and went to ulta. I am amazed! In 2 days the cyst has reduced by 75%. It hasn't completely gone away but it's healed faster than any other product or home remedy I have used. Plus the other small breakouts have almost disappeared. This stuff is truly a miracle to me. I wish I would have found this product years ago. If you suffer cystic acne please try it. I know how devastating it can be and this product does a fantastic job. I hope this review helps others. I have a lot of old scarring so I'm going to try the whitening cream once my breakout clears. I'm just so grateful I found this. I thought there was no hope but this product is truly a miracle to me.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truly works for cystic acne

            By Abigail

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Cystic Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I bought this bottle 6+ months ago and I just recently ran out. It can be weird to get used to at first since its very runny and hard to apply directly, but you can use a cotton swab if needed. I seem to only get cystic acne at 20 yrs old which is painful and very frustrating. No acne products worked at minimizing their appearance and they would last for weeks at a time on occasion. This product has been a life saver though. I apply it at night over my heavier night cream as it can be very drying. I wouldn't recommend it for dry, cracked, or inflamed skin since it has such a strong alcohol content. But after a few nights use my acne begins to shrink down and lose redness. Be aware that this isn't interchangeable with the drying lotion and is not effective for whitehead/surfaced pustule acne. I can't go without it now but just be patient and don't expect any overnight miracles (even though they sometimes happen with this product). Cystic acne is frustrating but the buffering lotion can definitely help!

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            • Q:

              I have the drying mask and it's not quite getting rid of my spots - they're primarily whiteheads or closed comedones. I was wondering whether I should use this Buffering Lotion underneath the drying mask every night.

              Also, the drying mask has been really drying out my skin so I don't want to purchase the drying lotion.
              Asked on 11/30/2016 by sci from London, UK

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can I use this with the anti acne serum at night? Could I use this on cystic acne and then the anti acne serum on the rest of my break out areas as a preventative? I have dry skin and get some cystic spots with some whitehead acne. Also which product can prevent cystic acne?
              Asked on 11/15/2016 by Len from Manteca, ca

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can i mix this with the drying lotion?
              Asked on 11/7/2016 by Ichay from Milan italy

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Buffering Lotion is formulated to help treat deep, cystic acne. The Drying Lotion is formulated to help clear whiteheads that have already come to the surface of the skin. You can use both products each night on the different types of pimples, but you should not use both on the same area.

                Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Which of the acne treatments from this line would work best for treating blind pimples?
              Asked on 11/2/2016 by Rose from Glenwood Springs, CO

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Buffering Lotion in combination with our Drying Mask (http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739) is the best solution. Apply a few drops of our Buffering Lotion on affected areas under the Drying Mask to create a more intensive treatment for troubled skin. After 15-20 minutes, remove mask and rinse well. Follow with toner and re-apply a few drops of our Buffering Lotion on those affected areas.

                Answered on 11/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              What product by this brand should I apply before I put makeup on ?
              Asked on 10/22/2016 by Beauty101 from Wooster Ohio

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                To give your makeup a dewy finish, spritz your favorite brush or sponge with our Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater before blending in foundation or concealer. Once you're done, mist your face to further set and add radiance. For an extra refreshing and cooling boost, store the bottle in your refrigerator. http://www.ulta.com/facial-spray-with-aloe-herb-rosewater?productId=xlsImpprod6200727

                Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is Mario Badescu buffering lotion gluten free?
              Asked on 9/27/2016 by Lyn from Downers Grove lIL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Buffering Lotion would be considered gluten free.

                Answered on 9/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can I use this product twice a day morning and night. if so in the am do I use it with a moisturizer
              Asked on 9/26/2016 by Sereniity from Miami Fl

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We recommend using every evening on affected areas. After cleansing and toning, shake well and apply 1-2 drops using fingertips, concentrating on blemishes and avoiding the eye area.

                Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              when would I apply this in my morning routine? I cleanse, tone, treat with salicylic acid face lotion, then moisturize, primer, then makeup. Does it go after the primer or before after moisturizing?
              Asked on 9/14/2016 by heymickey

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We recommend this product for night use. You apply after cleansing and toning. SHAKE WELL before applying directly onto affected areas with clean fingertips. Use every evening. Do not apply anything over the Buffering Lotion (such as moisturizer or night cream). Do not use this as a preventative product; it should only be used when necessary on active blemishes.

                Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

                Answered on 9/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I used the Drying lotion to dry out whiteheads but I also have red acne bumps on my cheeks will this help clear that up?
              Asked on 8/12/2016 by Db from Boynton, FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Drying Lotion should only be applied to blemished that have come to the surface. The Buffering Lotion is formulated to help clear cystic acne – Painful, under the skin blemishes. Perhaps the Anti-Acne Serum (http://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675) might be more helpful for less severe, yet still acne prone areas.

                Answered on 8/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have cystic acne scattered all over my forehead. There are some active lesions but most are not, just tiny bumps that are underneath the skin. Will this help make those bumps vanish?
              Asked on 8/11/2016 by Jo

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We would not recommend using the Buffering Lotion on broken skin. The Buffering Lotion is intended to help normalize and minimize those deep under-the-skin bumps.
                We offer our Drying Cream to target those small under-the-surface bumps. http://www.ulta.com/drying-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200679

                Answered on 8/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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