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Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

Mario Badescu

Special Cucumber Lotion

Item #: 2210009 Size: 8.0 oz

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Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing cucumber based, acne fighting formula that is non-drying and non-irritating.
Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuSpecial Cucumber Lotion
 
4.5

(based on 87 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (64)
  • Gentle (59)
  • Balances skin (54)
  • Not greasy (43)
  • Improves skin texture (39)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (52)
  • Daily use (41)
  • Combination skin (38)
  • Oily skin (32)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (34), Brand buyer (33)

Reviewed by 87 customers

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5.0

I highly recommend this....

By Rina

from Chandler, AZ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

    You apply this after cleansing and it leaves a smooth silky feeling. I love how my skin feels after I apply this and it smells nice, too

     
    5.0

    my holy grail toner!!

    By Ry

    from Lakeville MA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      I love this toner and can not be without it. This is probably my 5th or 6th bottle since i discovered this brand and product. I ran out and didn't have a chance to restock for awhile and noticed how clogged up my pores became. This takes all that junk out. After you wash your face and use this you would be amazed at all the stuff you see on the cotton ball! This lotion removes every last bit of makeup and dirt without stripping your skin. I have combination skin, more oily in the summer, that is also acne-prone and sensitive. This lotion balances my skin and seems to shrink my pores. My skin tone and texture improves greatly when i use this product. I also use the alpha grapefruit cleansing lotion from this line and love that one too! I recommend that toner for those that need more exfoliation and have discoloration or pigmentation issues. That toner helps reduces my acne scars significantly! I recently picked up both toners and enzyme cleansing gel when i had a coupon on mario badescu products, very rare btw. I switch b.w the 2 toners and use the enzyme cleansing gel as my regular cleanser and the foaming gylcolic cleanser about twice a week(what my skin can tolerate bc it is very drying for me) and my skin has become soo much better, clearing up my acne greatly. I'm going to stick with this routine and make sure i dont run out of this toner again! This skin care line is amazing and i highly recommend his products, esp if you have sensitive skin like i do. I have found products that work without irritating my skin :)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By EMac

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          Love the way it cleans my face without it being greasy

           
          5.0

          Fabulous Toner

          By Ashleigh

          from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          I use this product after cleansing and it leaves me feeling totally clean and fresh. The scent is light and not overwhelming and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I alternate between this and the Glycolic Acid Toner and it keeps my skin both breakout-free and glowing. As someone who has tried every acne product on the market, this is an absolute must have for me. Plus with botanical based ingredients and a reasonable price it can't be beat.

           
          5.0

          LOVE!

          By Beth

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

            I use this with the acne wash and oil free moisturizer. Nothing has ever worked very well for my acne and these products actually work! Very happy with it.

             
            5.0

            New holy grail toner

            By Hillbill

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

              For those that commented it doesn't remove makeup....it's not supposed to, it's meant to balance your skin after you have removed makeup and cleansed your face. I do notice it picks up traces of makeup if left behind by insufficient/quick cleansing on my part.
              I have repurchased this and will continue to repurchase as it is reasonably priced and it works. I'm 25 with acne-prone and combination skin. I use this twice daily, it is non-drying, smells great and leaves my skin feeling smooth and balanced!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best toner

              By Lena

              from Seattle

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

              Best toner I've had for my acne. I have combo/oily skin. Helps from new breakouts surfacing. Calms my skin when irritated. Smells good also :)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Acne Product

              By Ray

              from Holland, MI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clears Acne
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                This product, along with all of the Mario Badescu acne line is amazing. I have struggled with acne for years and have used all the harsh cleansers and lines out there. This is actually gentle and good for your skin while also effectively clearing away acne.

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By Toner

                from Huntsville AL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  I use this product day and night right after I cleanse my face. It is something that have help A LOT with acne and pimples are all gone!

                   
                  5.0

                  I would and will be purchasing this product over and over

                  By Ren

                  from Livonia, LA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                    I never used to use a toner or a moisturizer on my face and it was covered in little face demons (acne)
                    Within about a week of using it faithfully with the Mario Badescu acne cleanser and the Mario Badescu oil free moisturizer, I saw very real results! Now, I can't live without it!

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                    • Q:

                      Does this product make acne worse?
                      Asked on 7/10/2016 by Purple Rain

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Powerful yet soothing, this Cucumber-infused astringent helps to deep clean oily, problematic skin.

                        Answered on 7/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is it okay for me to use the Cumcumber Lotion even though I have sunburn?
                      Asked on 6/25/2016 by Cheyenne from Lawrenceville, GA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I would skip the Special Cucumber Lotion until your sunburn diminishes. Rather, opt for an aloe-based product. We offer our Aloe Vera Toner (Item #: 2210018).

                        Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      will this help with acne scars
                      Asked on 5/22/2016 by anaaa from walnut creek, california

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion is used to dry up existing acne blemishes. It will not address old acne scars.

                        Answered on 5/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have occasional cystic acne and also have sensitive skin. Would this product be good for me or should I use the Aloe product?
                      Asked on 5/16/2016 by Dena from McKinney, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Special Cucumber Lotion may be too strong for your sensitive skin. You should be using Mario Badescu Aloe Lotion (Item #: 2210019). This is our toner specially designed for acne-prone sensitive skin. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (Item #: 2209805) is also a great product to keep on hand. It is specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne

                        Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What skin type is best for the special cucumber lotion ?
                      Asked on 3/29/2016 by Beautygirl from Phoenix

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Special Cucumber Lotion is specially formulated for oily, problematic skin.

                        Answered on 3/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Would you recommend this for dry/combination skin?
                      Asked on 3/25/2016 by Suha from California,US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        No. We'd recommend the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion for combination.dry skin types instead.

                        Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this product gluten free?
                      Asked on 12/26/2015 by Amy from Chicago, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion would be considered gluten free.

                        Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this basically a toner?
                      Asked on 10/24/2015 by Sami from Germantown, MD

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this is a refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent toner to use after your cleanser to help eliminate and prevent blemishes.

                        Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can i use this together with my murad acne clarifying cleanser and before my mario badescu drying lotion.
                      Asked on 10/3/2015 by Reeyoh from San Francisco

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can certainly add Special Cucumber Lotion to your existing skincare regimen, after cleansing and prior to treatments/moisturizers.

                        Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can i use this after using Murad Clarifying Cleanser?
                      Asked on 9/21/2015 by Rio anne from San mateo california

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can certainly integrate this toning lotion into your existing skincare regimen with products of other brands. It is ideal for blemish-prone skin and will help to eliminate and to prevent acne blemishes.

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