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Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum

Mario Badescu

Anti Acne Serum

Item #: 2209804 Size: 1.0 oz

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Prevent acne eruptions before they start with this Salicylic Acid based gel. Just a thin layer spread over the acne prone areas every evening will keep your skin smooth and clear. Will not irritate erupted or sensitive skin.
Apply a thin layer on clean skin to all acne prone areas on the face. May be used for preventive measures every night or use as needed.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine.

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Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Absorbs quickly (9)
  • Not greasy (7)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (12)
  • After shower/bath (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (10), Budget shopper (6)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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4.0

Good product that works but pricey

By SaraW

from Phoenix area, AZ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Expensive and doesn't go far

Best Uses

  • Acne/blemish prevention/care

Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

This stuff works but so does pretty much anything with sal acid in it. I like the other natural ingredients in it and it's not too drying while still being somewhat effective so when I can afford it, I pick some up. When I'm short on cash though, I find a drugstore product like Yes to Tomatoes which is a similar product with natural ingredients for half the price. So I guess I'd suggest it if it's in your budget because it does work and is a nice product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a Miracle

By Rachel

from Seattle, WA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I have been struggling with hormonal acne, and it is a challenge to get rid of. I have tried everything from infomercial products to prescription medications and nothing has worked. I finally decided to try Mario Badescu's acne products, and I am so glad that I did! Within a week, I saw a noticeable reduction in my acne- both redness and size of pimples. This serum goes on so nicely, and does not over-dry my skin.

    I use it with the acne facial cleanser, and special cucumber lotion.

     
    5.0

    Works well!

    By Lou-Lou

    from New York, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Not Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After toner

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I've been using this every night and morning for about a week and have noticed a significant difference in my skin. It has decreased the size of my few current blemishes and I've noticed a decrease in new blemishes. It may be a bit drying to those with dry skin. I use it along with the Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream, which really helps maintain the moisture. I'm very happy with it so far!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Complexion Clearer

      By COACH GRIFF

      from STRONGSVILLE, OHIO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Morning Night

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          The Anti-Acne Serum fights possible breakouts before they happen!

           
          5.0

          it works!

          By La Princesa

          from Mims, FL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Keeps Zits Down
          • No bad smell

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            Before using this product I has red zits. They had gone away and it's keeping me from getting more.

             
            4.0

            Best Overnight Treatment I've Ever Used

            By Jet

            from Anderson, SC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

            • Doesn't Absorb Well

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime
            • Deep Moisturization

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            I put the product on after I use the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser and I leave it on overnight. I helps reduce the size and inflammation of my breakouts and it keeps more from coming. In a matter of 3 days I saw a noticeable difference.

             
            4.0

            Amazing Serum

            By Rockabilly Love

            from Hollister

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Sticky For A Few Minutes

            Best Uses

            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            Works great for breakouts you feel coming on or before bed treatment of existing blemishes.

             
            3.0

            It's alright

            By Krissy

            from Pocatello, ID

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Doesn't do much

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            I do notice that it helps with my break outs but it isn't a miracle worker. I probably wouldn't purchase this again. Unless of course I hear it works better with the whole acne routine. I have purchased other items from Mario Badescu that were amazing but I'm just not impressed with this item. It does go a long way though so I'll continue to use it until it's gone.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it.

            By Beffy

            from Tennessee

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • A little oily

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              To help with acne

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lightweight and Works Wonders!

              By Murralicious

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedtime

                Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                I received a free sample of this with an in-store purchase. You only need a small amount to cover your face fully so the small packet actually lasted me a whole week.

                I used this as a preventative measure as I felt like my skin was in a pre-breakout stage. I applied before bedtime and immediately my skin felt soft and smooth. In the morning I noticed my skin had a healthy a glow.

                This product is really great and I will definitely pay for the full-sized bottle.

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                • Q:

                  Can you rub this all over face after using the buffing lotion to prevent acne in different spots of your face?
                  Asked on 5/17/2016 by Acne prone from Schererville, in

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You should be spot treating only the locations where you are currently experiencing cystic acne with the Buffering Lotion. You can apply the Anti Acne Serum to other acne prone areas that are not currently broken out to help prevent future breakouts.

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

                  Can i use the drying lotion or cream on top of the anti acne serum. The lady at ulta told me yes i can and that i can apply moisturizer after but I read here that i shouldnt use moisturizer after
                  Asked on 4/10/2016 by Krissypoo from Mission viejo, ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can use the 3 products on different types of blemishes. The Drying Lotion is for whiteheads. The Drying Cream is for small under- the -surface bumps and the Anti Acne Serum is for areas that are acne-prone, but may not currently be broken out. You can use all 3 products together, but not necessarily layering them. You can go ahead and skip the moisturizer on the nights you spot treat and moisturize the following morning.

                    Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can i use this mario badescu anti acne serum after cleaning with acne cleanser and sepecial cicumber mask? And after the anti acne serum do i still have to put moisturizer
                  Asked on 4/2/2016 by Karissa29 from Irvine, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can cleanse with Acne Facial Cleanser and tone with Special Cucumber Lotion. Follow by applying Anti Acne Serum to areas prone to breakouts. DO NOT apply a moisturizer on nights you use the Anti Acne Serum.

                    Answered on 4/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this go before moisturizer or after?
                  Asked on 3/30/2016 by paooo from Tracy, ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Anti-Acne Serum would be used in place of a moisturizer for blemish-prone skin. It may also be applied on problem areas overnight.

                    Answered on 3/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  So i bought the anti acne serum,buffering lotion and the drying lotion.Whats the order of using these products.
                  Asked on 2/11/2016 by Sherly

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    These are all nighttime spot treatments and should all be applied at the same time. The real question is where should these be applied. Drying Lotion is for those blemishes that have come to the surface. The Buffering Lotion is for the deep, cystic problems. The Anti Acne Serum is for those acne prone areas that aren't currently "active". The Drying Lotion and Buffering Lotion should only be used on existing problems. The Anti Acne Serum can be used nightly on areas of concern to help prevent future breakouts.

                    Answered on 2/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this product help eliminate/prevent clogged pores and blackheads?
                  Asked on 12/11/2015 by Morgan from United States

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Hi! I am an avid Mario Badescu user, but am still not sold on this one ( I need to eliminate a few things in my routine to see if this is causing oily skin or if it's something else). What other MB products does this work best with? Should I put it over or under the buffering lotion? Thanks!
                  Asked on 11/19/2015 by LaurinWelch from Boston, MA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this have a strong smell of any kind? Also, will it be ok to use this during the day (under an SPF 30)? Thank you!
                  Asked on 11/15/2015 by Nida from Rochester, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Anti Acne Serum has no added fragrance. Yes, it may be used during the daytime.

                    Answered on 11/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does it heal existing acne or it just prevent acne?
                  Asked on 10/19/2015 by Jet26 from Bay Point, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Both! :-) It will speed up the healing process of existing breakouts, and you can apply it onto known problem areas as a preventative measure.

                    Answered on 10/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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