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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
 
4.6

(based on 139 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (107)
  • Gentle (96)
  • Balances skin (91)
  • Not greasy (72)
  • Improves skin texture (70)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (90)
  • Combination skin (66)
  • Daily use (62)
  • Oily skin (60)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (54)

Reviewed by 139 customers

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5.0

YES!

By jkeeper89

from san diego, ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

    This is exactly the toner my skin needs. I have acne prone skin and after washing my face I pat this onto my troubled areas and all over my face. It doesnt irritate my skin and is very gentle to use. It was pretty hard to find at ulta since they keep running out. So IN LOVE!

     
    5.0

    Tested and loved

    By Dee

    from Nd

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      I only tried this product because I had a massive zit when conbined with the acne face wash and drying mask it completely cleared up my skin

       
      5.0

      LOVE IT

      By akzakza

      from Provo, UT

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      I bought this because I love the sprays on this skin care line. It did not disappoint! I love it and I use it every day, twice a day to balance out my pH levels. I have combo skin so I'm really dry in the morning and really oily in the afternoon. Since using this, my skin has improved and I don't break out or have oily skin when the day is over. It does smell like alcohol but it doesn't sting. It leaves me feeling fresh, smooth, and super clean!

       
      5.0

      Feel really clean and freah

      By Leisure lee

      from Washington MO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        I really like the clean feel from this toner. Pulls out any remaining dirt and oil from makeup.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bottle of Awesomeness!

        By TRam922

        from Wichita Falls, TX

        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
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          I began having cystic acne problems and wanted to find an over-the-counter solution to try before visiting the dermatologist. I did some research and found that the Mario Badescu Acne line was a highly recommended and affordable product line according to several articles written by different dermatologists. I knew that our local Ulta sold the line, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! I have completely switched all my face care products over to Mario Badescu items, including adding in a "toner" (the Special Cucumber Lotion), to my morning and evening face washing routine. My skin has never been happier and neither have I. The SCL leaves my face feeling so clean and smooth after cleansing my face; it has helped the keep my skin clear of acne (along with the other products in the line), too. I use a cotton pad to apply to my face twice daily after using the MB Acne Facial Cleanser to cleanse my face. I then follow up with the MB Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17.

           
          5.0

          I will continue to buy this product!

          By Julie

          from Surprise, AZ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          This has truly helped my skin so much. I've seen such a difference in my skin since I started using this product!

           
          5.0

          OMG! Best Product Ever

          By therealgem

          from Stamford, CT

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

            I love this product! I have been using it for two weeks and I have seen such an improvement on my skin. I am no longer getting painful pimples. My favorite piece is the moisturizer! It leaves skin so soft and light. Would definitely get it again!

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product agai!!!

            By G

            from Palmdale, CA

            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 Cucumber Lotion:

              I use it twice a day, morning and night. Feels so refreshing, goes great with the rose spray.

               
              4.0

              Would buy again.

              By guest21

              from Cedar Rapids

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good for oily skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                I use this after washing my face in the morning and I used to have really oily skin but with this it controls the oil and my makeup doesn't look oily.

                 
                5.0

                Clean Skin

                By leeshalove98

                from Oakland, Ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  Gently cleans acne skin.

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                  • Q:

                    I have large pores and acne prone skin. Also I have oily skin with fine lines. Which toner is best for me? Especially for my pores?
                    Asked on 6/12/2017 by Tanzy from Georgia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Special Cucumber Lotion will help reduce current breakouts and prevent future acne. This product will help gently deep cleanse the skin and reduce any pore clogging build up. This product is a great option if you are concerned about the appearance of pores. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is also a great option 2-3 times per week on oily skin - this will help reduce congestion and breakouts while minimizing the appearance of pores.
                      http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                      Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Hi there- I have dry sensitive skin but I'm super prone to acne. I'm currently using the orange cleaning soap at night with the oil free moisturizer and the enzyme cleansing gel in the morning with the collagen moisturizer during the day. I use the strawberry face scrub, anti acne serum and glycolic foaming cleanser each 1-2 times a week and the flower & tonic mask and the healing & soothing mask once a week. Would this be a good toner/lotion to add? Am I using too many products? Should I cut any out? Add any?
                    Asked on 6/9/2017 by TWilla from Denver, Colorado

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Special Cucumber Lotion is a toner that is recommended for oily, acne prone skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, I would opt for a more universal toner like our Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. This product will help reduce breakouts without drying the skin.
                      http://www.ulta.com/seaweed-cleansing-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200769

                      Answered on 6/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I know the directions say to use after cleansing.. But would I use this before moisturizing or after? Also, is this good to eliminate existing breakouts AND prevent future ones?
                    Asked on 6/6/2017 by Amanda from Huntington Beach, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Special Cucumber Lotion is a toner to be used after cleansing before moisturizing. This product will help reduce and prevent breakouts on combination to oily skin types.
                      This powerful formula is infused with soothing Cucumber Extract to clarify and refresh while controlling T-zone shine. Pore-clogging impurities are swept away to help problem skin achieve a clearer-looking complexion.

                      Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have combination skin, oily t zone. i get a pimple once a while. Would this be for me? Is this for everyday use?
                    Asked on 5/11/2017 by ale from california

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes! Our Special Cucumber Lotion can be used on combination to oily skin types. This product will help reduce excess oil and congestion and reduce occasional breakouts.

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

                    What would you recommend to help get rid of or slowly fade away acne scars?
                    Asked on 4/11/2017 by okokalright from California

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I have oily skin that can sometimes get dehydrated/dry mostly in my t-zone, I get small breakouts all over at any time (the odd big one) and I also have a lot of small bumps all over my forehead (I think they might be blackheads) they sometimes flake off but I was wondering if the special cucumber lotion or glycolic acid toner would be better.
                    Asked on 2/20/2017 by Ava from Canada

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                  • Q:

                    I have white heads on my forehead but some spots on my chin and cheeks. I use the drying lotion with the acne cleanser at night , should I use this lotion just on my forehead or all over my face? I've just got these product and it seems that my forehead is clearing up but is having more acne on my cheeks and chin than it was before. Could it be from this?
                    Asked on 2/15/2017 by Kay

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Special Cucumber Lotion should be used all over the face, but you can try using it avoiding the cheek and chin areas and see how that work out. Usually if the Special Cucumber Lotion was not the right toner for you, it would dry out your skin, not give you more breakouts. I would also suggest you use our Drying Mask 1-2 times a week to help clear and prevent the pore clogging debris. http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                      Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have in between skin (neither oily or dry). Would this lotion help my skin as well? Or would it make my skin dryer
                    Asked on 2/1/2017 by Vilen from Los Angeles, Ca

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between the Special Cucumber Lotion and the Special Cleansing Lotion C?
                    Asked on 1/18/2017 by Miranda from Salem, Oregon

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is it better to use the Special Cucumber Lotion rather than the Cucumber Cleaning Lotion?
                    Asked on 11/25/2016 by Victoria Schleicher from Springfield, OR

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is one of our most universal toners. It helps to thoroughly cleanse the skin to remove pore-clogging build up and condition the skin with cucumber extract. Similarly, the Special Cucumber Lotion contains cucumber extract, however this product is a stronger formulation. If you are more prone to acne and breakout, we would suggest the Special Cucumber Lotion.

                      Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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