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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 134 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (102)
  • Gentle (92)
  • Balances skin (88)
  • Not greasy (68)
  • Improves skin texture (66)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (85)
  • Combination skin (63)
  • Daily use (60)
  • Oily skin (55)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (50)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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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.

           
          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.

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                    • 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

                      1 answer

                    • 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

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