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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 234 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (138)
  • Easy to use (108)
  • Soothing (27)
  • Absorbs quickly (25)
  • Minimizes pores (22)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (45)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (104)
  • Inflammatory acne (84)
  • Severe acne (71)
  • Moderate acne (67)
  • Cystic acne (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (101), Brand buyer (80)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for cystic acne

By KW

from Texas

About Me Budget 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 have cystic acne and have tried everything from proactive to prescription strength acne treatments. I've also even tried pretty much every home remedy but THIS STUFF WORKS! I never leave reviews but i felt compelled to leave one for this product. As soon as i feel a pimple coming up, especially the under the skin (cystic) ones, i will start putting this on at night and within 2-3 days it never pops up and is completely gone!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works great for me!

    By Melz

    from Whitesboro NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      Is much better for my sensitive skin than the stronger OTC brands. It actually works without burning my skin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thanks Mario!

      By Savie

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        Hate those horrible under the surface bumps you can't just push out(don't ever irritate it)! This helps so much!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Did what I needed it to do.

        By MK2644

        from NY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I don't want to jump the gun on giving this a rave review because I've only had for a little over a week. All throughout my teen years I had little to no acne. I would get one really bad one right before my period but aside from that I had amazing skin, soft, moisturized, clear complexion. Well sometime last winter my skin started to rebel. I had the beginnings of what looked to be cystic acne. I can't say for certain though. I have VERY sensitive skin so I had to look all over to find what would work for me, it took me 8 months. Through trial and error I ended up with a routine for about 6 or so months of washing my face with Herbalism from Lush, toning it with Thayer's alcohol free witch hazel and moisturizing it with the Trader Joe's Antioxidant moisturizer. But once again they eventually stopped working and my skin was having a proper freakout. I felt awful about myself, I didn't want to go out, I couldn't put makeup on it because it made it even more visible. The entire area around my mouth was broken out in blackheads and pustules. I would wakeup everyday with tiny little white heads everywhere. I was switching my pillow cases every day. It was just awful. So I finally took the advice of everyone on the internet and looked into this brand. I'm so glad I did. This was one of the first products I used. I wanted to integrate each one into my routine every wash. So I used this first and immediately saw a difference. It did dry out my skin but every pimple flaked off in a matter of 3 days. I have a bit of scarring but I can deal with that. I've been using the Honey Moisturizer instead of the Trader Joe's one and for the first time in 6 months I don't have dry patches on my cheeks. I got a free 5 piece gift set with it. I've used the cleansing lotion in it the last 2 times I washed my face and last night I used the Vitamin C serum. My skin feels great and is truly clear for the first time in over a year.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Julia

        from Port Charlotte, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          Worked great for under skin blemishes.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Magic in a Bottle

          By Angie S.

          from SC

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I'm stunned at how well this product worked! I've only used it once thus far, but I'm already seeing results. I was hesitate to buy it, but after using other MB products and reading the reviews on this one, I purchased it. When I woke up this morning, I noticed a difference in my skin! All of my under-the-skin bumps on my forehead were gone, the bumps on my cheeks were smaller and fewer, and the breakout on my chin was getting better! I'm hoping that this product will continue to do an awesome job on my skin. It's definitely worth trying!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            inconsistent results, but it works great sometimes

            By Kitchi

            from Edina, Minnesota

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Reduces inflammation
            • Soothing

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Inconsistent results

            Best Uses

            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I've had cystic acne consistently for the past four years. I've tried a ton of products/remedies/medications to get it under control and of course nothing has worked 100%. I've heard amazing things about this spot treatment, and decided to try it. I really wanted to be another person to give this a 5/5 review, but knowing my own luck though, of course it doesn't work nearly as great for me as it seems to for other people. It's important to note I most likely get hormonal/exercise induced breakouts, but I've still read many positive reviews for this product from other people who have hormonal breakouts too. I'm still in the middle on this honestly. I've tried it for like two weeks now and it's worked okay on some cysts, but it seems to have absolutely no positive effect on others. It doesn't seem to be making my breakouts disappear like most people say it does for them, it kind of condenses it into one spot and brings it to the surface. At least it can keep some spots from getting bigger though, I'll definitely give it that. It definitely reduces the pain too, and for people who have severe cystic acne that can definitely be a top concern when trying to treat it, and if the breakout is smaller it can reduce the redness. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have much effect on severe breakouts. I just happened to get on major spot after buying this and decided to give it a try and though it's less painful, it's been three days and it's still big and definitely noticeable. I think it seems to work best on certain spots of my face. When I first tried it, I had a cystic spot on my eyebrow and it was completely gone within 24 hours of first using this. Another place it's worked well is my chin, and the side of my nose. I also think the earlier you apply it to a cyst, the better the results. It doesnt seem to work well on cysts that have already been there for a day or two. Though this isnt the magical fix I was hoping for, it's definitely one of the best I've used for cysts.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WHAT!!! THIS IS IT!!!

            By makeupbydawn

            from las vegas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne
              • Severe Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              I just tried this for the first time last night and it is amazing this stuff works if anyone suffers from any kind of break out this is for you!!!!! use as directed this would be the very last thing you put on after all products ...clean fingers and be careful this is very watery.... so what I did is carefully after shaking very well put 1 drop on the back of your hand and then with finger tip apply to your pimples this dose take time to apply but its worth it!!! it even shrunk my white heads down so I'm telling you this works great!!!! I will update later because this is my first time using this and I would like everyone to know how it works with more use ;)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazed at how quickly this worked

              By Drea1495

              from Plano, tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                This product was so easy to use, and a little goes a long way. I put some on a deep zit and within two hours it developed a white head. It really does what it says it will.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Would purchase again!

                By carleyeb

                from Dayton, OH

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Cystic Acne
                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                This product killed a large cystic acne bump on my forehead in about a night. There were still marks, but it was flattened completely and then was easier to cover. It's pricier than I would normally go, but it's worth it if you suffer from adult acne like I do!

                Beware - it is runny and will dry out the surrounding skin. Apply 1-2 drops to your finger as instructed, and then dab it gently directly to the affected area to avoid drying out a lot of skin.

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                • 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

                  1 answer

                • 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

                  1 answer

                  • 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
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between the buffering lotion and the drying lotion?

                  Thanks!
                  Asked on 5/5/2017 by Melissa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    They are for different types of breakouts. Our Buffering Lotion is a spot treatment specifically designed for deep, cystic acne breakouts. The Drying Lotion can be used as a spot treatment for whiteheads.

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

                  I get a lot of acne on my forehead and chin. I have been told it is cystic acne, I've tried products that seem to work at first and on most breakouts but they just keep coming. Will this help?
                  Asked on 4/27/2017 by beautysearcher from San Diego, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Buffering Lotion is our go-to spot treatment for cystic acne, but it will not help to prevent it. First step it to make sure that you are on a daily skin care regimen that works for your skin type. Our Acne Starter Regimen Kit works best for oily, acne prone skin. Second step is to target the bumps as soon as you feel them starting to form. To take your spot treatment to the next level, we recommend applying 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/acne-starter-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813
                    http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                    Answered on 5/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  On the bottle it says it can be used for under the surface bumps, but online it says this is for cystic acne . Can I use this for my under the surface acne?
                  Asked on 4/20/2017 by channavie from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Buffering Lotion should be used on deep under the surface breakouts - cystic acne - as a spot treatment. For small clusters of just under the surface bumps, our Drying Cream can be used. http://www.ulta.com/drying-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200679

                    Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  How long does this product last for unopened? I love this product to death and would like to buy a backup for when I eventually run out, but not if it'll go bad before I get to it. Thanks!
                  Asked on 3/22/2017 by Skyebyrd

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If left unopened, the Buffering Lotion will last for a minimum of 30 months (exact time depends on storage conditions such as heat and humidity).

                    Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Do you think this could help with razor bumps or ingrown hairs at all? My boyfriend get really painful bumps all over his neck and I was just wondering if this could make the swelling from them go down so they don't hurt as badly.
                  Asked on 3/12/2017 by Bumpybaby

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Buffering Lotion should not be used to treat or prevent ingrown hairs. Buffering Lotion is specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne.

                    Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I had a under the surface large bump, I put the drying lotion on it and it went away, (but did leave a dark spot) should I stick to the drying lotion or get the buffering lotion?
                  Asked on 3/7/2017 by aspen from nm,us

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend that our Drying Lotion only be used on whiteheads. Our Buffering Lotion is designed to specifically target those large, under the surface bumps.

                    Answered on 3/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will this work for small bumps under the skin that are NOT cystic acne? Or is it specifically for cystic acne?
                  Asked on 3/7/2017 by I from US

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I currently use a vitamin C and E serum morning and night and it has completely changed my complexion, cleared up my zits and stopped them from appearing. However, the cystic acne is starting to come and will not go. I am interested in purchasing this product, can I still use it with the vitamin c and d serum or does it have to be on its own?
                  Asked on 3/5/2017 by Chan from Windsor, ON

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Do not apply anything over the Buffering Lotion (such as moisturizer or serum). Do not use this as a preventative product; it should only be used when necessary on active blemishes. I would suggest you "zone" the serums and the Buffering Lotion accordingly. To maximize the effectiveness of the Buffering Lotion, you can pair it with our Drying Mask. 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 3/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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