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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 48 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (34)
  • Not greasy (26)
  • Improves skin texture (25)
  • Balances skin (24)
  • Gentle (19)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (10)
  • Bad smell (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (33)
  • Oily skin (21)
  • Combination skin (20)
  • Daily use (17)
  • All skin types (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (13)

Reviewed by 48 customers

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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

       
      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.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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            17 Questions | 17 Answers
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            • 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

            • 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
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