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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 129 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (97)
  • Gentle (89)
  • Balances skin (85)
  • Not greasy (66)
  • Improves skin texture (62)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (82)
  • Combination skin (61)
  • Daily use (58)
  • Oily skin (54)
  • Sensitive skin (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (54), Brand buyer (49)

Reviewed by 129 customers

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2.0

As far as I can tell it does nothing

By Anna

from Chantilly, VA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

Not worth the hype at all. My skin was really clear before I purchased some Mario Badescu products and idk which specific product set my skin off but it's the worst it has been in months. Maybe it's just purging itself I'm not sure but this did not help with acne despite the fact that my skin felt really clean after using it. My skin is now super bumpy and my acne is leaving scars. Would not purchase again especially not for full price. (Witch hazel and tea tree oil are 500 times better and cheaper)

 
1.0

Do Not Buy

By Jules

from Philly

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      I really wish that I would've noticed that the second ingredient is Isopropyl Alcohol. Enough said. I'll use it up for mosquito bites.

       
      5.0

      This is my "must have" for my problem skin

      By RealityGal

      from Lincoln Park, MI

      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
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        Morning & Night. I cut half of a cosmetic pad, I want the lotion on my skin. I use it on my brows too (not eye area)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again!

        By Jordan

        from Montana

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          I have oily skin and this product has helped tremendously!

           
          5.0

          love this product! my skin is smooth with no more breakouts.

          By jody

          from Florida

          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
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

            Yes this is a great product. If you are undecided,this product is worth the money.

             
            5.0

            holy grail toner!!!

            By Ryn

            from southeast 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. I am probably on my 6th bottle. I keep this toner in my skincare routine, along with other products from Mario Badescu. This toner is perfect for taking off leftover makeup after cleansing. I have combo acne-prone skin that is also sensitive and I get dry flaky patches on my cheeks and nose in the winter. This toner is not drying at all and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh, and helps control my acne by clearing my pores. I also use the Glycolic cleansing lotion, which has greatly improved my skin texture. That toner can be drying so I alternate b.w these two usually. I have also used the alpha grapefruit glycolic toner and that helped diminish dark spots from acne scars and scarring from a car accident. I love these toners soo much! Definitely recommend any of these products, the special cucumber cleansing lotion being my #1 and my holy grail!! :)

               
              5.0

              Non-irritating despite being mostly rubbing alcohol

              By Catie D

              from Portland

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                Nice smell and leaves my face feeling cleaner when I use after cleansing with a face wash. Surprisingly, it does not make my face feel stingy or tight in the winter months, even though the second listed ingredient is Isopropyl Alcohol.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I absolutely love this

                By Biggieshorrty

                from Ann arbor

                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
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  I tone with this product after cleansing my face with the Mario badescu acne cleanser. Following with the Mario badescu rose hip nourishing oil and rose water hydrating spray. I am usually a budget shopper but this product line is so worth the extra few dollars.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  ok toner

                  By joy

                  from upland, ca

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                  i have used it for a few days. Scent and feeling after is wonderful. However, I feel it may be a little drying. I will probably be using it every other day rather than twice daily. It kind of bothers me that it has artificial yellow color and fragrance that is listed in the ingredients. I expected no color or its natural color and no fragrance.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for oily skin

                  By Drum

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

                    My struggle with acne began when I became an adult! As a teenager a got a few pimples mostly around the time of the month but as an adult my acne has been on full force, I have acne prone, oily and sensitive skin. I have tried everything! I visited numerous dermatologists who have prescribed antibiotics, epiduo, benzol peroxide creams, sulfur face wash, salicylic acid face wash. I have also tried face peels, proactiv, murad, Neutrogena, clean and clear, clarisonic products. Out of everything I've tried, antibiotics was the only thing that gave me true results, but you can't be on it past 3 months. The last visit to a dermatologists he suggested I try Accutane, but after reading all the short term and long term possible side effects there is no way I would try it. I believe my acne is due to genetics..I clean my phone often, I change my pillowcase 3x week, I don't pick on my face, don't eat junk food, yet I still get acne. A friend suggested I use the clarisonic to help with my acne and that was a big mistake, DO NOT use the clarisonic if you have sensitive skin. I bought the delicate brush thinking it might not irritate my skin but I was wrong, I kept breaking out every time I would use it.

                    After weeks upon weeks of research I ran into Mario Badescu products. For the past 2 months I have been using the MB acne facial cleanser, (glycolic foaming cleanser 2x week), special cucumber lotion (toner), and the Neutrogena rapid clear acne defense lotion. I wash my face morning and night and have seen a 75% improvement on my acne, blemishes and overall brightness of my skin. I still get pimples but not as many (maybe 1-2 a week and not as big). Recently I bought the cucumber cleansing lotion to alternate with the special cucumber lotion. I recommend these products to everyone; I've seen the results. Now I'm searching for a good face mask to speed up the blemishes.

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                    • 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

                      • Brand Expert

                        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
                    • 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
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