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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

1.0 oz Item 2209805

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A lightweight, quick-absorbing spot treatment specifically designed to target large, under-the-surface bumps or cystic acne breakouts. Buffering Lotion works overnight to help reduce the appearance of existing bumps. Gentle ingredients (like allantoin and niacinamide) help normalize skin and improve the look of troubled areas.
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.

Precautions: Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If skin irritation develops and persists, discontinue use.
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 273 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (167)
  • Easy to use (135)
  • Soothing (32)
  • Minimizes pores (27)
  • Absorbs quickly (25)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (55)
  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (124)
  • Inflammatory acne (104)
  • Severe acne (86)
  • Moderate acne (85)
  • Cystic acne (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (112), Brand buyer (99)

Reviewed by 273 customers

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5.0

My Sister Swears By It

By Alicia

from Indiana

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I just apply a fee drops to a q-tip and apply as needed. I usually do it at night because it leaves a residue behind when drying. I buy this for my sister and I've begun to use it as well. Excellent product and a bottle lasts a long time ~2 months.

     
    5.0

    Worked wonders on my cystic acne!

    By SAP

    from Northern California

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Strong smell

    Best Uses

    • Cystic acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I was skeptical about this product because of the mixed reviews, however I'm glad I purchased!

    I suffer from AWFUL cystic acne, usually around my cheeks. I've been using this product after moisturizing (before bedtime) for about a week now and it 100% has helped downsize my pimples. I'm not claiming that this product has completely made my pimples go away, because it hasn't. However, it has significantly helped and my self esteem is a lot higher. The only downsize about this product is the smell is really strong.

     
    5.0

    YES!!

    By Holli

    from UK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      I bought this, along with the drying cream and drying lotion in desperation after a huge flare up of cystic hormonal acne around my chin area. The drying cream and lotion arrived first, and even though I did notice a difference after using those for a couple of days, the big difference came after using this along with it. I dab this on with my fingers directly onto the affected area, let it dry, and then apply the drying lotion and I can honestly say after one night I've noticed such a difference! I was so hesitant to buy these products because of the price but I highly highly recommend. I have been using prescribed cream for years and it doesnt work as quickly as this stuff does. BUY IT!!

       
      5.0

      HOLY GRAIL

      By Kdoll

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        This is my holy grail. I've tried it all, endless doctors and endless over the counter products. It wasn't until I bought this that my problems were solved. At the time of my first buffering lotion bottle I had bad cystic acne on my chin and this product helped eliminate it within a few days. I love it! Now I use it for random flare ups. It does cause some dryness but nothing extreme, also has a very pungent smell but for the results I get I cannot complain.

         
        5.0

        My go-to acne treatment

        By Ykm

        from Ohio

        Pros

        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I would be lost without this product. It works on my cystic adult acne.. I've tried so many treatments, but this one is the best.. doesn't dry out my skin, just treats the infection.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Doesn't get rid of the problem completely

          By Marie

          from Annapolis

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          I ran into Ulta because I wanted to get rid of this huge (under the skin) type pimple that I've had for over a week. That night I used it the swelling and redness immediately went down but after use I could still feel the bump under my skin. I ended up having to pop it twice to get rid of it. I felt that it makes pimples and cysts go down but it doesn't​ get rid of them, it just dries your skin out

           
          5.0

          A Miracle in a Bottle!!

          By trampledbycats

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I used to have terrible acne, it was cystic and all over my cheeks. Since I started using Isotretinoin cream (accurate in cream form) it went away. But for the occasional bump under the skin after about 2 days of applying this after i wash my face it takes the bump away and does great job of it!

             
            2.0

            No

            By Lara m

            from Westfield IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              This product does shrink your acnes but i started getting some new acnes on my face and as soon as i stopped using it my acnes got so big and red. This product is so harsh on skin and irritated my face. I won't buy again!

               
              5.0

              OBSESSED

              By Devin

              from Tennessee

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              Ive tried everything for my acne, i have small bumps on my chin and cheeks that are so under the surface they dont pop and nothing seems to help. Ive only been using this for 3 nights and i can already see and feel a difference in my skin. Tge small bumps are gone and the larger open ones are dried out and almost gone. Its a miracle worker.

               
              5.0

              PAINFUL cystic acne vanished after years of suffering

              By Chloe

              from michigan

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I've suffered from deep, painful cystic acne on my chin and nose for as long as I can remember. It has just became a part of my life. My friend told me about a regimen that cleared up her skin within weeks and this buffering lotion was the star of the show! I use this in combination with Dr. Bronners tea tree magic soap, tone with witch hazel, moisturize with jojoba oil (something else to look into) and I finish with the drying lotion as a spot treatment. After three months of being on this regimen, my skin has NEVER looked better.

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                • Q:

                  I have a combination of cystic acne and closed comedones on my jaws, chin, and forehead. I have never used any Mario Badescu product. Which product is most recommended?
                  Asked on 11/30/2017 by Mari from Lake Worth, Texas

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                • Q:

                  I have deep rooted blackheads on my nose that are almost Impossible to get ALL of them out because there are so many. I use Mario cleanser toner and moisturizer and I even exfoliate 2 times a week. Nothing helps. Would this product help with blackheads on my nose ?
                  Asked on 11/12/2017 by Beauty babe from Cleveland Ohio

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                • Q:

                  Can you put moisturizer on before?
                  Asked on 11/5/2017 by Jules from West Virginia, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not suggest using moisturizer with this product. The Buffering Lotion should be shaken well before each application. Use every evening after cleansing and toning directly onto cystic acne breakouts. 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.

                    Answered on 11/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What is the consistency of this supposed to be like? I bought some today, and even after shaking it for a few minutes it is very thin and water like. In my mind I expected it to be a lot thicker than it was. It was hard to apply it since it was so runny. Is it supposed to be this was? Or did I get a "bad" bottle of it?
                  Asked on 10/19/2017 by Lauren from Pennsylvania

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Buffering Lotion is a thin, water like product. This product should be shaken before use and applied directly to deep under the surface breakouts or cystic acne. It should not be used as a moisturizer or preventative acne treatment.

                    Answered on 10/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I am 14 weeks pregnant and my cystic acne (which I had for couple years before pregnancy due to raised levels of testosterone) is going berserk. My face is like an oil slick and no foundation will stay in place. Can I use the Buffering lotion if I'm pregnant?
                  Asked on 8/23/2017 by Lou from Durham, England

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thanks for your question! We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                    Answered on 8/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  About how long/how many uses will this bottle last?
                  Asked on 7/28/2017 by Sam from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You should be able to use the Buffering Lotion for 3-4 months depending on frequency of use.

                    Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have big and small pimples in my cheeks, chin area and under my chin. I would like to know which product is best for me? I'm also 16 and it's the first time I'm getting pimples and it's BAD. Please help!!!
                  Asked on 7/24/2017 by miriam from California

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                • Q:

                  Hi, I love the MB skincare line !
                  I recently have been getting big painful pimples that are tender to the touch and can't be popped because it doesn't come to a head. What kind of acne is this? And is this a good option for me?
                  Also when using this is it supposed to be applied on top of the area or rubbed in? Thank you!
                  Asked on 7/10/2017 by ari from Dallas, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Buffering Lotion would be a great option for large, under the surface breakouts. We recommend to shake the Buffering Lotion WELL before applying directly onto affected areas with clean fingertips (1-2 drops will do the trick). 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.

                    Answered on 7/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have used the drying lotion and the silver powder for weeks with no results on my small hormonal acne. I know these arent supposed to work for cystic acne and they really dont, at least for me. Is the buffering lotion worth a try for the price? Im skeptical because the other two line products sit on my face and do absolutely nothing. Is there any thing else you recommend for cystic acne?
                  Asked on 5/18/2017 by Grace from Va

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                • Q:

                  Would this product be good for small closed comedones on the forehead? If not, what Mario Badescu product would be good for that?
                  Asked on 5/12/2017 by Melissa from undisclosed

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Buffering Lotion is a spot treatment specifically designed for deep, under the surface cystic acne. Our Anti Acne Serum is a great nightly treatment to reduce pore congestion and help keep breakouts at bay. You can also use the Drying Cream to target small areas of under the surface bumps. To avoid overdrying, use the Drying Cream sparingly and only on areas of concern.
                    http://www.ulta.com/anti-acne-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200675

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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