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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
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (39)
  • Balances skin (29)
  • Not greasy (29)
  • Improves skin texture (28)
  • Gentle (22)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Bad smell (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (40)
  • Oily skin (25)
  • Combination skin (21)
  • Daily use (19)
  • Sensitive skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (14)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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4.0

Great toner, dries skin out

By Katie_bug

from Orlando, FL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I really loved the MB line of skin care products. I have been suffering from adult acne for a few years and since I've started to use this line of skin care I have noticed better results. This toner worked, but was a little too harsh on my skin and really dried out existing pimples. I will continue to use it but maybe once or every other day.

     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By K

    from Strongsville, Ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      This brand is priced a little higher than I would typically buy but it is worth it. It's high quality and works very well.

       
      1.0

      Extremely disappointed, caused horrible reaction

      By maciejade

      from Sevierville, TN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

        I was very excited to try this after reading the reviews. I have very oily skin with acne flare ups throughout the month. I was looking for something that would help control my oil as well as tackle any acne that popped up. I tried this product for two days and I developed a red bumpy and itchy rash that covered my entire face. It was worse in the t-zone area, especially around and on my nose. My skin was completely covered in a red rash that consisted of tiny white bumps. I was devastated. I couldn't even cover them with any concealer or foundation, it just made my skin look worse! I'm guessing I had some sort of allergic reaction to an ingredient in the formula. I have never had an issue before with any skincare product, so I was really shocked. It has been around a week now since I have developed the rash and it is now almost completely gone. There are a few little bumps left around my nose. I am really disappointed this did not work for me. I know everyone is different and this works great for others, but I just wanted to give a warning to anyone that has not yet tried it!

         
        5.0

        Can't live without

        By Tina

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

          I struggled with my skin for 29 years since it is sensitive yet oily and acne-prone. Generic face washes and products with just over dry and irritate making the breakouts worse. I also have a huge issue with blackheads which drives me crazy. I have been using this toner for over a year and I cannot live without it. Within days I started to notice a difference of my skin being smoother less blackheads and an more even complexion. If I stop using this product for a few days my skin starts going crazy I love it and will continue to use it I am 31 years old and I have been loving this product for over a year.

           
          4.0

          I would buy again

          By Rayruh

          from Fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

            I use this product after I cleanse my face and live how tight it makes my pores feel after. Clean and fresh feeling.

             
            4.0

            Product okay so far

            By GlamNP

            from Pearland

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

              Helps clean face. Remove dirt and oil. Prevent bacteria therefore no breakouts. Evens out texture and makes kin smooth. So far, so good! Will repurchase.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this item again

              By Betty MB

              from Los Angeles,CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

                Cleans all dirt

                 
                4.0

                Good Product

                By Anonymous

                from San Antonio, Tx

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

                  The only Mario product I actually like. Helps keep my acne at bay.

                   
                  4.0

                  Ehh

                  By ARR

                  from PA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

                  I have used a lot of MB toners. This particular one does not stack up to some of the others in my opinion. Dries up existing acne. Terrible smell however. Will not purchase again

                   
                  5.0

                  Best ever!

                  By pinotnoirgal

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

                    Great toner

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                    • Q:

                      could I use this after using the glycolic foaming cleanser?
                      Asked on 5/10/2017 by Brandon from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Special Cleansing Lotion C can be used after any cleanser of your choice. This product is ideal for those with very oily, acne prone skin.

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

                      Does this product get rid of acne marks on body?
                      Asked on 4/14/2017 by Stephanie from South carolina

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is this product noncomedogenic?
                      Asked on 4/6/2017 by alana from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not label our products as non-comedogenic. We believe that it is virtually impossible to ensure that any product will never clog a pore. This product does not contain any oils.

                        Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Would this be good for cystic acne prone skin?
                      Asked on 3/1/2017 by paige from st aug

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Does this work well with psoriasis on hands and all over skin?
                      Asked on 1/20/2017 by Temi from Iowa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Special Cleansing Lotion C is not intended to treat psoriasis. It is a facial toner recommended for acne prone skin. Our A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap is a body cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acids, which helps to gently remove excess skin build up over time. If your doctor recommends using a cleanser with exfoliating properties, this may be one you would want to consider.
                        http://www.ulta.com/aha-botanical-body-soap?productId=xlsImpprod6200789

                        Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this product effective on closed comedones? If so, will it be comparable with the glycolic cleanser and the drying cream?
                      Asked on 1/16/2017 by Mila from Chicago, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Special Cleansing Lotion C is an aggressive toner with strong astringent properties that will help clear away pore clogging debris and help prevent new breakouts. It is a great product to use in combination with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (this cleanser will provide the necessary exfoliation to help breakdown the current blemishes) and the Drying Cream (this is a nightly spot treatment designed to target those small under the surface bumps). Using a combination of products designed to target these blemishes is a better option than a single product.
                        http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753
                        http://www.ulta.com/drying-cream?productId=xlsImpprod6200679

                        Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this for your face and body? Just Body? Just Face? I would like to know because i have consistent acne on the edges of my face, back, and chest. If you cannot use it on both, is there one you can use for both? I looked at reviews and there's mixed opinions about where to use it.
                      Asked on 11/12/2016 by _McGinty_ from Boise, ID

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between this cleanser and the Acne Facial Cleanser? I have oily skin but I break out every so often and when I do, it's minimal. my problem areas are my t-zone so I'm also looking to fade light scarring. which product works best?

                      is there a specific toner that works well with either of those products, Acne Facial Cleanser or the Special Cleansing one?
                      Asked on 9/22/2016 by richa from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Acne Facial Cleanser is our go-to daily cleanser for acne prone skin. Our Special Cleansing Lotion C is a toner designed for oily/acne prone skin. You may want to consider alternating usage between 2 toners. Our Special Cleansing Lotion C and our Glycolic Acid Toner. This will ensure you address preventing new breakouts, while incorporating glycolic acid to help minimize skin discoloration. http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-acid-toner?productId=xlsImpprod6200785

                        Answered on 9/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • 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

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