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Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C

Mario Badescu

Special Cleansing Lotion C

Item #: 2210011 Size: 8.0 oz

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Mario Badescu's special acne, oil controlling formula with sulfur is an aggressive astringent that will cleanse the skin of surface greasiness. One of Mario Badescu's best acne fighting products that deep cleans, disinfects and dries up acne affected, oily skin and removes build-up that may cause future pimples.

Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer.

 

Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camphor, Sulfur, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuSpecial Cleansing Lotion C
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (27)
  • Not greasy (21)
  • Balances skin (17)
  • Gentle (17)
  • Improves skin texture (16)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)
  • Dries out skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (24)
  • Oily skin (17)
  • Combination skin (15)
  • Daily use (15)
  • All skin types (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (8)

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5.0

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By Linzi

from The Colony, TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I use this product daily, twice a day after I cleanse my face. It's a nice gentle toner to replenish my skin and helps to remove excess oil off my skin.

     
    5.0

    My favorite

    By Kelley

    from Bowling Green, Ky

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    Since I started using this product, any blemishes that I had cleared up. Whenever I get one, it usually goes away pretty quickly while using this product two times a day. Just wish it smelled nicer.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    i would buy this product again

    By Sara

    from phoenix az

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    It has helped me with my acne.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I really like this product

    By Erin

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      I feel like this product has really helped improve the texture of my skin and minimize pore to an extent. I really like it!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would but this product again

      By deb

      from austin tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      Great

       
      5.0

      My Holy Grail

      By Born

      from Loves Park

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Helps Clear Acne
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

        I had been using Cliniques acne cleansing line and this works WAY better. Did not see that coming at all. I use this with the silver powder and the pink drying lotion. This is an excellent toner that dissolves all grease on your face. I prep my face by first cleaning it with the Yes To tomato wipes and then this after (unless I use the silver powder first to really pull dirt out), then finish with spot treating any pre-problem areas with the drying lotion. This works wonders. My skin had even gotten to a point where I could hardly wear makeup because my pores would instantly clog. This has stopped that and I can finally be "girly"! Needless to say I hit platinum status already this year because of it, but Mario's skincare line is FANTASTIC and even though there is an odor, it's because it has the ingredients in it that are needed to clean/clear your skin.

         
        5.0

        Beyond love

        By Lala Tortellini

        from Naples fl

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

          Love this product ! In my 30's getting acne I never had before was shocking. After having my son my skin changed I kept getting dry bumps etc on my cheeks . This product changed my skin in just a few days. Thankful for the ulta girl who recommended it . This does have a strong smell not super appealing but only lasts a few seconds. The other cucumber product doesn't have strong smell and works just as great my teenage niece loves it she gets big cystic pimples and this has worked wonders vs taking prescription meds

           
          5.0

          It is an essential part of my skin care routine.

          By Shay

          from Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Clears breakouts without over drying my skin.
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

          It is a toner not a lotion. Use it aftet you cleanse, before you apply moisturizer.

           
          5.0

          Great for keeping teen acne at bay

          By Dawn

          from York, Pa

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

            My entire family of adults and teens use this product. It does wonders for acne prone skin.

             
            4.0

            pretty good

            By beauty junky

            from Chicago, Il

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

            I use this product after using the merio bedescu acne cleanser then I apply my Mario badescu aha moisturizer. This toner does help somewhat it helped clear out or shrink my breakouts at first, but I guess my skin got use to it so it does not work as well as it did at the beginning, it can be drying and I only use it in my problem areas not my whole face. Overall its pretty goodfor acne problem skin at the beginning but seems to loose its affect after routine usage.

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            • Q:

              How many oz are in this product?
              Asked on 7/23/2016 by janelle from Philadelphia, US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C is an 8oz bottle.

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

              I have really oily skin and slightly clogged pores, but barely have any breakouts except when it's the time of the month. Will this toner works best for me? If not, what toner and cleanser is best for extremely oily skin?
              Asked on 7/14/2016 by Vee

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Special Cleansing Lotion C will work well with your oily skin. Although you do not experience frequent breakouts, our Acne Facial Cleanser is still a great option for you to help clear pore clogging debris and help reduce the frequency of your breakouts.
                http://www.ulta.com/acne-facial-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                Answered on 7/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have combination skin. I have small bums I believe are white heads all over my face and also acne on my forehead and chin area. What do you recommend?
              Asked on 6/23/2016 by Vicvic from Shelby township, mi

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                In addition to the Special Cleansing Lotion C, you should incorporate products that will exfoliate and deep clean your pores. Start with Acne Facial Cleanser (Item #: 2209929), follow with the toner, and incorporate our deep cleaning clay-based mask Cucumber Tonic Mask (Item #: 2209897) into your regimen 2-3 times a week. Our Acne Repair Kit (Item #: 2209794) features 3 different solutions for the different types of blemishes you may experience.

                Answered on 6/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Does this need to be shaken before used? Everything looks like it sinks to the bottom?
              Asked on 5/7/2016 by Stephanie

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes - Shake before use.

                Answered on 5/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              i have oily acne prone skin, i will
              like to know if i use this everyday will dry outs my skin and produce more oil?
              Asked on 4/13/2016 by jackie from NH

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C is designed for acne prone, oily skin, so you would certainly benefit from regular use of the toner. If you do find that it is too drying using it twice daily, you can drop it down to once daily. Mario Badescu Healing and Soothing Mask (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200733&skuId=2209893&_requestid=3411193) is our mask specially formulated to restore balance to skin being treated with aggressive acne treatments.

                Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              How much sulfur does this product actually contain? May you tell me the percentage because I don't even see sulfur on the ingredients list?
              Asked on 3/17/2016 by tete3 from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                I do apologize for this error. The ingredient listing is currently being updated on the site. Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C contains less than 1% sulfur.

                Answered on 3/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Could I use this product on my back?
              Asked on 3/8/2016 by C from Stillwater, MN

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, you could use this on your back. We also offer a toner specifically designed for the body - Special Cleansing Lotion O (For chest and back only).

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

              I HAVE SERIOUS ACNE PROBLEM ON MY CHEEKS AND JAWBONE, WILL THIS HELP IMPROVE BREAKOUTS? MY SKIN IS SUPER OILY
              Asked on 2/24/2016 by ELI from SANTA ANA, CA.

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes! You should be using Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C after washing with our Acne Facial Cleanser. A great daily oil free moisturizer and a deep cleaning mask several times a week (Mario Badescu Drying Mask) are also key. Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit will spot treat 3 different types of blemishes.

                Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              is this a cleanser or a toner?
              Asked on 9/19/2015 by nay

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This product is a toning lotion for use after cleansing. Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer.

                Answered on 9/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              Is this product safe for sensitive skin? Alot of strong acne products that I've used in the past have only made my acne worse because they were too strong for my sensitive skin
              Asked on 3/4/2015 by Kristen from US

              1 answer

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