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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 45 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (33)
  • Not greasy (25)
  • Balances skin (23)
  • Improves skin texture (22)
  • Gentle (19)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (10)
  • Bad smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (31)
  • Oily skin (19)
  • Combination skin (18)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (26), Brand buyer (11)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

Will purchase again

By Girl from College

from South Dakota

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I read a lot of reviews on this product and after about 20 minutes of deliberation in the store (I don't usually spend this much on products being that I'm in college and on a tight budget) I decided to go for it. I've always been frustrated with my skin and how oily it is and how my pores are always clogged. After the first time of using this, my skin felt incredibly soft. I've had it for about a week now and use it twice a day and I really like the affect it has been having on my skin. The smell isn't great but it's a smell that I know is getting my skin clean, and it's by no means unbearable. I would definitely recommend this product.

     
    5.0

    Love this stuff!

    By Marci Balentine

    from Humble, Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      Great for every other day use. Worth the price! Don't waste your time & money on those drug or grocery store facial products!

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Olga Loveday

      from Sevierville TN

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      Love it!!

       
      5.0

      Works well

      By Rachel

      from Abilene, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Clears up acne
      • Disinfects
      • Improves Skin Texture

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      First of all, yes, this toner smells absolutely horrible, BUT it works well, and that's the most important thing. It has definitely helped clear up my acne and seems to help prevent future breakouts. Because I use the toner directly after I wash my face with a cleanser, my skin usually feels pretty dry after that, so I follow up with a moisturizer. I think that as long as the moisturizer is applied, the actual amount of drying that this product does is very minimal and it's really not bothersome. I use this product daily and the bottle has lasted me at least 7 months so far, which is pretty impressive! The price point seems fair and I love that Mario Badescu does not test on animals. I will definitely buy more of the cleansing lotion when I run out.

       
      5.0

      Absolutely fantastic skin care.

      By Devon

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

        My skin has never looked better

         
        5.0

        THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING

        By Courtney f

        from Erie Pennsylvania

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

        Easy to use. Does run out fast at all and not a terrible price.

         
        4.0

        Great Toner

        By Mixed Chick

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

        I use this morning and night after washing my face. It feels great, there's a little tingling effect but I love that. I will say it somewhat dries my skin, but only in the areas where I'm more acne proned (around nose, and chin). So I spray on facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater which is also by Mario Badescu.

         
        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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          • 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

          • 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
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