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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
 
4.3

(based on 200 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (110)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Soothing (20)
  • Minimizes pores (17)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (33)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (79)
  • Inflammatory acne (68)
  • Severe acne (58)
  • Moderate acne (46)
  • Bedtime (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (84), Brand buyer (67)

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5.0

Cant live without it!

By Sarah

from Battle Creek MI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    Works great on the deep underground acne

     
    5.0

    Works for cystic acne

    By Kylee

    from Texas

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    This is the only thing that works on my cystic acne! As soon as I feel a spot coming up I'll put this on and it goes away within a couple of days.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small and Powerful: Just what I needed

    By Jessa

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • White Residue

    Best Uses

    • Hormonal Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    An Ulta employee recommended this product. I showed her my skin where I had a flare up of hormonal cystic acne that I get along my chin right before my time of the month. Other than this type of month I don't usually have issues with acne. I brought this product and applied on a clean face with a qtip twice a day. Within 2-3 days my face was cleared up. The only con I found is that it does leave a white residue afterwards, but that can be fixed with a moisturizer or covered with make up! Awesome, effective product!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I never let myself run out of this!

    By PMac

    from Las Cruces, NM

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Smells Great
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I learned about this product when an Ulta salesgirl saw that I had what she called "hormonal" blemishes about 3 years ago. I am over 50. I bought it on a whim and this works amazingly well. Dab it on breakouts before you go to bed and by morning you will notice improvement. It may dry out the skin around the blemish, but worth it to me. This product has changed my life in the adult acne/hormonal breakout time of my life!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Does not work on Cystic Acne

    By borndiva

    from Charlotte NC

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I have had cystic acne for well over 20 years now. I go to the dermatologist 1 per year to get refills on my acne medications but after using the last of my prescription and what seemed like my acne was finally under control I decided to just wash with a acne soap, use a weekly mask and exfoliate. This last all of about 3 months with very few cystic acne breakouts. About a month ago, here we went again 3 on one side of my face and a few days later 2 on the other. So I decided to try this product after reading the reviews some good, some not so good. Well needless to say, it did not work at all. The area around the blood filled bump was dry but the bumps were still there like I had done nothing. I used it 2x a day (morning and night) for 1 week straight. Nothing. I want to believe in this product because its much cheaper than my prescription acne medication but it just did not work. I ended up finding a small sample tube of Tazorac (prescription med) used it for 2 days and BAM, the initial bump popped (yuck) and the rest just faded away. I still have the dark spot, but have since gone to my yearly appointment to get the medication that works. I returned the buffering lotion with no problems. Note: some people have reported that you have to use it before the cyst form, well how do you know that because mine are warriors they just pop out like a their in the night and the directions do not say put it all over the face every night. So If your looking for a miracle this is not it.

         
        5.0

        Works effectively without drying skin out

        By tonixx20

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I 20 years old and have moderate oily skin and is suffering with acne, mostly blackheads, on the sides of face as well as forehead due to my skin type and the medicine that I take. I also tried the drying lotion from Mario Badescu but it didn't really help reducing or containing my acne like it did for many others. I decided to try the buffering lotion and it worked great for me! I have been using the lotion for about a week and I see the difference. Although the it did not get rid of the acne over a night or two, I believe that it'll diminish a lot after several uses and eventually gone if you use it regularly everyday. I have oily skin so this product did not dry my skin out but it does have a bad smell. I uses this product along with the Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum to help keep my skin hydrated and to lighten up my acne scars.

           
          5.0

          LOVE THIS

          By RJ

          from Nashville, Tennessee

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Smells Great
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            This is seriously the only product that will work on my cystic acne. I can have a zit appear and this will get rid of it within a couple hours, 2 days at the least.

             
            5.0

            Miracle Worker

            By Madison

            from Florida

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I've never actually written a review for anything but I love this product so much that I just had to! I've tried the Drying Lotion because everyone says how awesome it is but it didn't end up working for me, so I tried this because it targets cystic acne (which is most, if not all of my acne). I have suffered from severe cystic acne since I was about 10 years old (I'm 20 now) and my face hasn't looked this good since I was 10!
            This product reduces the size and redness within hours! If I have a really large cystic pimple it might take a few days to go away but if I have a few small ones around my face they will be completely gone in the morning! I use this as a spot treatment every night and could not be happier!

             
            5.0

            Life Saver

            By Heather G.

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              This product is amazing. I had a large cystic pimple on my chin line that was swelling my face up around it making me look like I was punched. I had been icing it and taking ibuprofen but that was only a temporary fix. I have used this lotion twice now... once as soon as a got it and once right before bed and the size of the actual pimple has gone down by at least half. My face is no longer swollen only the actual pimple is raised... and not even that much. I mean don't get me wrong it is still there and large but this product dramtiacally reduced the size even in the first hour I had it on. I would recommend this as a spot treatment to anyone who has trouble with cystic acne.

               
              4.0

              Pretty good

              By Miss Kara

              from Wichita, KS

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I bought this on a whim! I must say after a few uses my bulging red pimples look a lot better once I put this on overnight.

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                • Q:

                  Will this help to reduce red/dark spots from newer and older cystic acne?
                  Asked on 12/8/2016 by Rogers13

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Buffering Lotion will work to diminish the actual cystic bumps but will not address skin discoloration. Once you are no longer experiencing active breakouts, our Brightening Kit is a great option to gently help reduce minor skin discolorations. http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

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

                  Very interested in this product!! I have cystic acne on my chin and my jaw. What is needed prior to using this product and after using it?
                  Asked on 12/3/2016 by BrookBeauty from Jefferson City, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Always start with a fresh clean face and avoid putting any moisturizers or night creams on the areas that you have applied the Buffering Lotion to. 2-3 times a week, as an added spot treatment, you can apply a few drops of Buffering Lotion to affected areas under a thin layer of our DRYING MASK. After 15 minutes, rinse off, tone, and follow with another application of the Buffering Lotion. http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                    Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • 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
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