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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion

Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne, the buffering lotion covers large erupted areas for overall treatment. Formulated with nourishing B vitamins and amino acids for healthy skin as well as soothing anti-inflammatory herbal extracts to promote healing. Reduce cystic acne fast with this deep penetrating, fast absorbing formula.

(1.0 oz.)
Shake bottle until white sediment is completely dissolved, apply solution to areas of cystic breakout with clean fingertips. Use nightly on affected areas. The Buffering Lotion should be applied as a spot treatment directly to affected areas after applying serum and moisturizer.
Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Biotin, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Pyridoxine HCl , Propylene Carbonate.

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 100 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (41)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)

Cons

  • Bad smell (7)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Inflammatory acne (31)
  • Adult acne (28)
  • Bedtime (24)
  • Moderate acne (20)
  • Severe acne (19)
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    • Budget shopper (44), Brand buyer (33)

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4.0

Good Stuff

By Jay

from Utah

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I was exciting of using this product, since I've been using Mario Badescu for a while, It worked to stop the growing of acne and redness. Anyways I rather using the Drying lotion even for cystic acne, feels like it works better.

     
    5.0

    It works!

    By angelm

    from Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective On Cysts
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    Very effective at reducing cyst size and discomfort.

     
    5.0

    Works great!

    By gsdlover

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      I decided to give this a try after a bad bout of breakouts on my back and chest that were more cystic in nature. After using this for the past week, in conjunction with the Special Cleaning Lotion O, those breakouts have disappeared! It is alittle harder to apply however I just put a couple drops where the breakout is and rub it in.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      YAY!!

      By Hooray in OH

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Acting
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cystic Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I don't usually take the time to write reviews but I'm so happy with this product! Every December I get a HUGE cyst on my chin (holiday stress I'm sure) and it usually lasts through February and then a scar all the way through Summer, just in time to clear up completely before a new one comes along. I felt the cyst coming on, ordered this product on a Tuesday and paid for 2 day shipping just to make sure i nipped it in the bud early. I applied on Thursday and Friday and by Saturday it was gone. LIKE MAGIC!! So worth the money.. I seriously only used it for two days and the cyst was gone. So happy and hope it works like this every time!!

         
        5.0

        miracle potion!

        By beautyluv88

        from Boise Idaho

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          This stuff is amazing! I bought it due to have a large cystic zit that would not go away for months! I was desperate for a solution! I am already a faithful user of the drying lotion so I got this. I was amazed by the results! Reduction of size and redness in one night! after a week it's literally almost gone! Which is great to me considering I have lived with for the past few months! Love Mario and all his products!

           
          5.0

          Really works!

          By myelvislife

          from San Antonio, Tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Heals Pimples
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            This is very effective for cystic acne! It actually works like it says!

             
            5.0

            Works miracles!

            By Buttercupbear

            from Fenton, Michigan

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reduces Inflammation
            • Works Effectively
            • Works Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Cystic Acne
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne
              • Severe Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              This product works miracles on normal to deep cystic acne. I use it at the first sign of a pimple or zit. It reduces swelling and inflammation, redness, and acne is cleared up in 1-3 days. Great product!

               
              2.0

              Didn't notice much

              By Lauren

              from Virginia beach, VA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Doesn't Yield Results

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I had cystic acne that came out of no where. I purchased this product and used it for roughly 2 weeks before deciding it wasn't doing anything. What I saw the best results from was both the Maracuja oil and clairsonic.

                 
                2.0

                Strange product

                By Connie

                from Tennessee

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to apply
                  • Ineffective
                  • Very Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Inflammatory Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                  As liquid as water yet supposed to be applied with fingertips - not impressed with results either. Will not buy again.

                   
                  5.0

                  fantastic

                  By Anon

                  from TX

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                  Works better than anything else I've used.

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                  • Q:

                    which product do you think works faster or better for Acne prone skin? The buffering lotion or the Drying lotion?
                    Asked on 10/12/2015 by TayTheUltaGirl from San Antonio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne. The Drying Lotion is intended for blemishes that have already come to the surface. Which to use depends on the type of acne you're experiencing. We hope this extra info helps!

                      Answered on 10/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I get some of the deep cystic acne on my chin and I think this would be perfect! However, I also get them on my back and shoulders sometimes. Would this be something I can try on my back too? Or is there another product that would be better?
                    Asked on 9/4/2015 by MB fan

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      You can use the Buffering Lotion on your back and shoulders, as you would on your face. After cleansing, shake well and apply lotion using fingertips, concentrating on blemishes. Use every evening, 1-2 drops on affected areas.

                      Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Okay so I have mild to serve cystic acne, the kind with the red bumps on your skin but no head. And they're very deep, and refuse to go away. And I don't want a prescription from a doc. Which would be better the drying lotion or the buffering lotion for my cystic acne?
                    P.s I have very sensitive skin if that means anything, and my acne is only on my cheeks
                    Asked on 7/20/2015 by Lexi from Fort Worth TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne. The Drying Lotion is intended for blemishes that have already come to the surface. Since your skin is sensitive, the Buffering Lotion should only be applied to the areas where the cystic acne is occurring.

                      Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How do you apply. It is very watery. Can I use a cotton ball or Qtip?
                    Asked on 7/9/2015 by Try everthing from Hartford, WI

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Shake bottle until white sediment is completely dissolved, then apply the solution to areas of cystic breakout with clean fingertips. Use nightly on affected areas. The Buffering Lotion should be applied as a spot treatment directly to affected areas after applying serum and moisturizer.

                      If you prefer, you can certainly use a cotton ball or cotton swab instead of your fingertips.

                      Answered on 7/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    which product do I use first buffering or drying?
                    Asked on 6/27/2015 by Bibit from Corpus Christi Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Since both are spot treatments, we recommend using one or the other rather than both together. If your acne is severe, large, deep, and cystic, use the Buffering Lotion. For mild to moderate acne, use the Drying Lotion.

                      Answered on 6/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Could I use this all over my chin? I find that I have been getting a lot of deep pimples recently and didn't know if I could use this all over to treat and prevent them.
                    Asked on 6/19/2015 by Ultajunkie

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Buffering Lotion covers large erupted areas for overall treatment.

                      Answered on 6/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    At what step in the process would you apply this product? Pre or post serum? Post moisturizer?
                    Asked on 5/8/2015 by linnn from Long Island, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      The Buffering Lotion should be applied as a spot treatment directly to affected areas after applying serum and moisturizer.

                      Answered on 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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