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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 38 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (28)
  • Not greasy (23)
  • Balances skin (18)
  • Gentle (18)
  • Improves skin texture (17)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (27)
  • Oily skin (18)
  • Combination skin (16)
  • Daily use (16)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (23), Brand buyer (9)

Reviewed by 38 customers

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4.0

Good product

By Rach

from Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

So far good, but haven't gotten great results probably since I just started using it.

 
5.0

Amazing Product

By Devon

from PA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    Just started using this product this week. Twice a day, after cleansing, as indicated. My skin has never been this clear. Ever. I haven't had new breakouts, and my acne scars are already starting to smooth out and fade.

     
    3.0

    Not for me

    By Cygarcia

    from Houston tx

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I picked this one up by mistake, it is to drying for me and made my skin oiler in my t zone, verses the regular cucumber cleansing lotion witch works perfect for my skin.

     
    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?:
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      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

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            13 Questions | 13 Answers
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            • Q:

              is there a lot of alcohol in this toner?I'm worried that it'll dry out my skin
              Asked on 8/13/2016 by cat from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Special Cleansing Lotion C does contain Alcohol. This toner is an aggressive astringent that deep cleans and helps dry up oily or acne prone areas. Depending on your skin type this can run the risk of over drying your skin. We generally only recommend this toner for combination or oily skin types.

                Answered on 8/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have oily skin..with acne flare up and blemishes on my cheeks and upper lip...would this be an ideal cleanser for my skin condition?
              Asked on 7/28/2016 by Jasmine from Chesapeake, VA

              1 answer

            • 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
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