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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 104 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (76)
  • Gentle (71)
  • Balances skin (66)
  • Not greasy (52)
  • Improves skin texture (49)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (63)
  • Daily use (49)
  • Combination skin (48)
  • Oily skin (42)
  • Sensitive skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (45), Brand buyer (37)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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5.0

Love this lotion

By Diana

from White Bear Lake, MN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

    I use this once a day and my skin feels so good after.

     
    1.0

    Absolutely Disappointing!!

    By Sonya

    from Malaysia

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Greasy
      • Ineffective
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      Hi everyone! First off, let me start out by saying that I was so desperate to get my hands on this lotion after reading all the amazing reviews. It's been 2 weeks and it has done nothing else besides turning my skin into a greaseball, irritating it and breaking me out horribly on both my forehead and nose( I hardly break out here ) there are clusters of whiteheads on both the mentioned areas and now I'm at a loss at how to get rid of them. I bought this thinking it'll solve my problem but noooooo, it just had to present me with another one because I hardly have to deal with whiteheads. I can't imagine why my skin reacted this way since it isn't even that sensitive and the ingredients aren't harsh save for the alcohol content maybe. I'm so disappointed and now I have this huge bottle that I've used only a quarter of, what a waste. Also I didn't use this product on my cheeks as they weren't oily and what a blessing that turned out to be. Beyond disappointed! Stay away from this product!

       
      5.0

      I would but this product again.

      By Charo

      from Chicago

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        Great product!!!

         
        4.0

        I have sensitive skin and this works great for me

        By MH

        from Dumfries Va

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        N

         
        5.0

        This is always my go to product, when I'm breaking out

        By Sandela

        from Matamoras, PA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Helps breakouts
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          This is the only brand that I've tried that clears my skin. My skin is always a problem but, recently became worse. I'm sensitive to a lot of products and this doesn't irritate me. It's also cruelty free!

           
          5.0

          More than Special

          By ashlisays

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

            I absolutely love this product. I tried it on a whim, since I originally went in to buy the Anti-Acne Serum, but it was out of stock, so I bought this instead. The product does feel a little harsh, on the skin, but that's not enough of a con for me, since it works! My skin was getting angry since I'd run out of the Anti-Acne Serum, but after using this twice a day everyday, in combination with the Silver powder (twice a week), my skin is not only back to normal, but it's even brighter. There are a few comments that says it dries out the skin, but I've been using the Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C after each application and my skin has actually never felt smoother or softer.

            It's a little strong, both in smell and feel, but like I said, it works, so it's not a bother. I would absolutely recommend this product.

             
            5.0

            Good stuff!

            By Melissa

            from Tennessee

            About Me Budget 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
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

              It works. I don't know how but it does! If you have ever used other Mario Badescu astringents this one has a different feel on the skin at application but considering that it is for acne prone skin it is not drying or leave your face looking ashen afterwards. It doesn't strip the skin and helps to calm the skin. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to clear their acne.

               
              5.0

              Good toner

              By Nikki

              from La grange park, il

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                Works well with skin care line

                 
                5.0

                BEST STUFF

                By Na

                from IRVINE, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  Love this product and brand

                   
                  5.0

                  Works very well

                  By Jessica

                  from California

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  I've had acne on and off for 12 years now and have tried multiple products along with oral antibiotics and prescription topicals. Recently due to a change in birth control my acne got the worst it has ever been. Normally proactive would clear up any acne I had but it wasn't working this time around so I bought the acne starter kit which included this. My acne is completely cleared up and I don't even break out around my period anymore either. It also makes your skin feel healthy unlike other acne toners that just dry you out and make your skin dull. I use this in the morning and the glycolic toner at night to help with old acne pigmentation.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Is this a toner or lotion?

                    I have bought a acene starter kit before. I like the cleanser & drying lotion so I re-bought a larger size in cleanser. But I want to know the complete steps procedure for acene care in Mario Badescu.

                    What should be my toner & I honestly didn't like the spf15 lotion in the kit. Made me oily when I thought it's an acene kit.

                    & what is the Rose water actually for?? I heard quite a bit about it.

                    I live in Kansas & I like to look absolutely matte, no shine. No dewy or oily grease looks.
                    Asked on 11/23/2016 by New user

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I am 44..I have oily, sensitive acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation....I really don't know where to start....I am very interested in the product...help
                    Asked on 11/17/2016 by Missy from Hobgood, NC.

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You should start by incorporating our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser into your skin care routine 2-3 times per week. This will work on any discoloration and any fine lines that you may have. Our Regimen Kit Combo/Oily contains a toner more suitable for your skin and features a collection of products that may be best suited for your skin type. http://www.ulta.com/regimen-kit-combinationoily?productId=xlsImpprod6200817

                      Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have large painful cystic AcneFree along my jawline that comes and goes. I typically use proactive but it isn't working. I am allergic to biotin. What product would you recommend to help with this?
                    Asked on 10/25/2016 by JB from Washington

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I am 41 with oily skin and occasional breakouts. I currently use a cleanser with salicylic acid, an oil free moisturizer and a retinol cream. I would like to add a toner into my regimen to help control oil. Would you recommend this or the glycolic acid toner? I do have some spots I would like to fade as well.
                    Asked on 10/23/2016 by Rhonda

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can use both toners to suit your skin's current condition and needs. The Glycolic Acid Toner will address the skin discoloration but it is not recommended for active acne erupted areas. Some people actually apply the different toners by zones. Apply the Special Cucumber Lotion to oily, acne prone areas and the Glycolic Acid Toner everywhere else.

                      Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this as my toner with enzyme cleaning gel and oil free moisturizer. I have been trying to get rid of my acne all over my face... i tried cucumber lotion already but it didn't work
                    Asked on 10/17/2016 by Asehr1234567 from Waldorf, MD

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Special Cucumber Lotion is a step-up from the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. You can find this toner in our highly effective Acne Starter Kit, along with other products in a regimen geared towards reducing the frequency and severity of acne flare ups. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                      Answered on 10/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    My forehead gets the most oily and always builds up white heads. However the rest of my face is acne free and a little on the the dry side. Is this toner safe to use all over my face or should I use this only for my forehead.
                    Asked on 10/13/2016 by Bora from California

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    My skin is sometimes oily, and sometimes dry. I get an occasional zit every month or so, and I have large pores and blackheads around my nose, forhead and chin. Can I switch between this one for oily days and the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion for dryer days?
                    Asked on 10/2/2016 by Nune

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can use both toners to suit your skin's current condition and the season. You may also want to use our Flower and Tonic Mask once a week to help tighten pores and help remove pore clogging debris. http://www.ulta.com/flower-tonic-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200735

                      Answered on 10/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I always put a mud mask on my face at night. I just wanna ask if I can put this product after mask or Acne Facial Cleanser first, then cucumber lotion then mud mask?
                    Asked on 9/28/2016 by kits from Rockville, Maryland

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You should clean your face with the Acne Facial Cleanser first and then apply the mask. You can remove the mask with warm water after the recommended amount of time and follow with the Special Cucumber Lotion.

                      Answered on 10/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have combination to oily skin, my t zone is more oily than the rest of my skin is...would it be okay to start with the Combination/Oily Sknin set? What other products can I purchase to complete my skin routine?
                    Asked on 9/22/2016 by Jenny from Miami

                    1 answer

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