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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 158 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (83)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Soothing (17)
  • Not greasy (16)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (19)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (56)
  • Inflammatory acne (49)
  • Severe acne (41)
  • Moderate acne (35)
  • Bedtime (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (69), Brand buyer (50)

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5.0

I would definitely buy again. Works really well.

By Steph

from Los Angeles

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cystic Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    This product works amazing on my cyctic acne. I love it.

     
    3.0

    Takes time, but it works!

    By Doodle

    from Nc

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      It definitely works but it does take a while. I have deep cystic acne on my jawline from hormones and also using a shampoo and conditioner that did not agree with my skin. I used it until the bottle was half gone until I noticed results but the good thing was they stayed away. Now I use it once or so a week and they stay away!! Also it is like water so it's a little hard to put on and leaves a sticky residue.

       
      5.0

      LOVE IT!! ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR FIGHTING CYSTIC ACNE!

      By Dazylem

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I put this on EVERY NIGHT. I am an adult and I suffer from cystic acne along my jaw. I use this on the bumps starting to appear and by the morning they are almost completely gone. My sister introduced me to this product and I love it. It is a little pricey (I'm a bargain shopper), but I will continue to invest in this. It lasts a long time, so that helps as well. I can't sing its praises enough.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely in love.

        By Megan

        from Charlotte, NC

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I have suffered from hormonal cystic acne for two years now and have been to a dermatologist, and tried just about everything. After just using the buffering lotion two nights in a row the cystic acne is noticeably smaller (almost gone) and doesn't hurt what so ever. I have recently switched
        over to all Mario Badescu products and couldn't be happier with the difference I've noticed in such a short amount of time!

         
        5.0

        Blemishes at 70?

        By Betty

        from Lansdale

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          Use it every night!

           
          4.0

          Helps with Hormonal Acne

          By Kristi

          from Matawan, NJ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I use this on my hormonal chin and jaw line deep cystic acne, it has helped bring the painful acne to a whitehead and reduce swelling. Easy to use and not over drying.

             
            5.0

            LIFE CHANGING:))

            By Petra

            from St. Louis, IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inflammatory Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              This buffering lotion works wonders. I have mild cystic acne and have been looking for an effective solution for years. It cleared up my skin in only 3 days. Definitely recommend this!!! Will try more Mario badescu products. AMAZING!

               
              4.0

              Saw a difference right away!

              By Mansi

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Cystic Acne,

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I love this! I've had adult/cystic and on this one particular spot for two years and with this was the only product where I saw noticeable difference. However the only setback is that it's hasn't disappeared. Will have to try something else with it.

                 
                1.0

                Didn't Work At All

                By Steelcitycakes

                from Pittsburgh, Pa

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                  Might work for someone but it didn't work for me. I've suffered from cystic acne for years. A lot of the reviews stated that if you felt a new cyst coming that this lotion worked in stopping the new cyst from getting bigger. This product didn't work at all in that regard. I put this lotion on and the next morning woke up to one of the biggest cysts I've had in a long time. I felt a couple more new cysts forming the next day and tried the lotion again and it did nothing to stop those from getting bigger either. All it did was dry out the skin on top of my cysts. The drying lotion works better. I'll stick with that. I won't be purchasing the buffering lotion again.

                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy this forever

                  By Dwalker

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Really drys out cystic acne without over drying
                  • Smells Great
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Severe Acne
                    • Teen Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                    Serousily buy this if you have bought everything and tried it i promise this stuff will completly clear up your cystic acne in two to three days.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      How many fluid ounces are in this product?
                      Asked on 8/9/2016 by Paola from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is a 1 oz bottle.

                        Answered on 8/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I get large bumps deep inside my skin, specially on my cheeks that last long. Should I apply the Buffering Lotion every night as needed or should I skip some nights? If so, which other product would you recommend for those nights?
                      Asked on 7/24/2016 by karol

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You should be applying the Buffering Lotion nightly until the issue clears up. You can also apply a few drops of our Buffering Lotion to affected areas under the Drying Mask to create a more intensive treatment for troubled skin. After you remove the mask, reapply the Buffering Lotion as usual.
                        http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                        Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Would this work on closed comedones?
                      Asked on 6/16/2016 by KG

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Drying Cream (Item #: 2209806) is a better option. It targets those small under-the-surface bumps you are experiencing. The Buffering Lotion is more for deep, large cystic bumps.

                        Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Would this help out with white heads?
                      Asked on 6/13/2016 by Beauty Buff

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is only recommended for deep under-the-surface blemishes. We offer our Drying Lotion (Item #: 2209808) to address whiteheads.

                        Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What moisturizer would you recommend before using this on cystic acne? I only have it along my jaw line(hormonal)...also what other products would you recommend I have normal/dry skin everywhere else on my skin?
                      Asked on 4/26/2016 by Ash from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        On the nights you spot treat with Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion you can avoid a moisturizer - especially on your jawline where you are using the Buffering Lotion. Mario Badescu Regimen Kit Combo/Oily would be a great option. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200817
                        Although your skin is not oily, since you do experience breakouts, you would benefit from the regimen.

                        Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this as a preventative treatment on places that I often get cystic acne?
                      Asked on 4/22/2016 by :)

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      would this get rid of ance scars?
                      Asked on 4/17/2016 by vt

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have sensitive skin. will this irritate my skin?
                      Asked on 3/3/2016 by cori from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is designed as a spot treatment for combination/oily skin types. If you have extremely sensitive skin and usually react to products that help dry out blemishes, we would not recommend use.

                        Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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