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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

Item #: 2209805 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.
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
 
4.2

(based on 138 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (68)
  • Easy to use (48)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (17)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (47)
  • Inflammatory acne (42)
  • Moderate acne (30)
  • Severe acne (30)
  • Bedtime (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (61), Brand buyer (42)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So far, so good!

By CeciChickadee

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • cystic acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

I want to give it a few more cycles of use before truly making up my mind, but last month when my hormonal cysts started popping up, I dabbed this on to them several times a day using a tiny piece of cotton ball. This made them heal up within 4-5 days, instead of the normal month or two. Seriously impressed. My skin was dry right where the cysts had been, but I'll happily take a little dryness for a day or two instead of weeks of cysts!

 
4.0

good product

By me

from New Jersey

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Teen Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

I bought this for my teenager son that has severe acne, he uses it every day and it keeps the acne under control.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for cystic acne

By Alena

from Seattle, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • A little alcohol type smell

Best Uses

  • Cystic acne
  • Severe Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

This product has been amazing. It definitely works to help my cystic acne go away. it especially helps those unbearable, unpopable, deep down inside kinda acne. I do have to praise the Q&A section of the Mario Badescu products because they helped me realize i needed this product over another one.

 
4.0

Love it

By Randi

from Kentucky

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Strong alcohol smell

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

I use this after I have washed and toned my skin. I apply a drop to my spot and the I rub it in. Make sure to tilt your head when you apply.

 
5.0

Better than words

By Natalie

from United States

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

I bought this on a whim when I had some pretty bad breakouts and I am so glad I did. This is my holy grail spot treatment for deep acne spots because it's not too drying and doesn't make your face red and irritated. I don't know what I would do without this product

 
4.0

Really liking it so far

By GM

from River forest, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

On the spot acne treatment

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm so grateful for this product!

By JA

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

I had a horrible breakout starting in February that just kept getting worst - large, cystic infections all over my cheeks and jaw. Products I had used in the past were completely ineffective. I started using this Buffering Lotion mid-may (about 2 weeks ago) and my acne has cleared up SO much (photo from today included and what my acne looked like 1 month ago). I went from dozens of bumps to just a few that are well on their way to healing. I rub the lotion over my whole cheek, jaw and chin and then dab a little extra an the bumps. I also started using the Mario Badescu cleanser, special lotion (toner) and drying lotion (for white heads) at the same time. I can't recommend the whole line enough!

 
5.0

This product is life changing!

By Cady

from Dallas, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    This product is honestly incredible for cystic acne. I occasionally get those cystic pimples that are deep under the skin and extremely painful and if I apply this product on the cysts every night for about 3-4 days, the cyst is completely gone! And the cysts get smaller and smaller each night, it is incredible. Even on regular whiteheads this works great. However, if your spot is healing (e.i. super dry, scabs, etc..) you do not want to put this on those. This product can be very drying on those kinds of spots so therefore it works best for deep, under the skin, cystic acne as well as clusters of those tiny little bumps that some of us seem to get on our foreheads and cheeks. AMAZING, highly recommend!

     
    4.0

    Works amazing, but dries out skin

    By Sairisan

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I rarely suffer from breakouts anymore, but usually when that time of the month rolls around, I'll end up getting one of those deep painful zits that practically throbs. I put this on once in the morning and once before going to bed for 2 nights in a row, and by the second morning the bump is completely gone. The only downside to this product is it really causes my skin to flake off where it is applied, but I'd rather have that for a few days than a cystic pimple. I just used this product on one that was fully developed, and it still took care of it. I highly recommend trying it out.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It works wonders

    By Lola

    from San Diego

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      I bought this on the recommendation of the brand employee. A couple of months ago I began to experience adult acne but only in my chin-- the deep painful acne. I knew it was due to my hormones and didn't think any acne face product would help. I took a chance on this buffering lotion and to my amazement (with one use) overnight it brought the acne inflammation to 0-- nothing was there the next morning. I do have to say the acne hadn't fully developed, it was in the beginning stages. Which the girl recommended. She said as soon as I felt the cystic acne coming, wash my face and apply it. I decided to use it along with their face wash and toner. I did it overnight and in the morning I was impressed.

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      • Q:

        Would this work on closed comedones?
        Asked on 6/16/2016 by KG

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Mario Badescu Drying Cream (Item #: 2209806) is a better option. It targets those small under-the-surface bumps you are experiencing. The Buffering Lotion is more for deep, large cystic bumps.

          Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Would this help out with white heads?
        Asked on 6/13/2016 by Beauty Buff

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is only recommended for deep under-the-surface blemishes. We offer our Drying Lotion (Item #: 2209808) to address whiteheads.

          Answered on 6/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        What moisturizer would you recommend before using this on cystic acne? I only have it along my jaw line(hormonal)...also what other products would you recommend I have normal/dry skin everywhere else on my skin?
        Asked on 4/26/2016 by Ash from Texas

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          On the nights you spot treat with Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion you can avoid a moisturizer - especially on your jawline where you are using the Buffering Lotion. Mario Badescu Regimen Kit Combo/Oily would be a great option. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200817
          Although your skin is not oily, since you do experience breakouts, you would benefit from the regimen.

          Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        Can I use this as a preventative treatment on places that I often get cystic acne?
        Asked on 4/22/2016 by :)

        1 answer

      • Q:

        would this get rid of ance scars?
        Asked on 4/17/2016 by vt

        1 answer

      • Q:

        I have sensitive skin. will this irritate my skin?
        Asked on 3/3/2016 by cori from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion is designed as a spot treatment for combination/oily skin types. If you have extremely sensitive skin and usually react to products that help dry out blemishes, we would not recommend use.

          Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • Q:

        I have been using the buffering lotion as an on-the-spot treatment for cysts, but is there anything I could use on my face to prevent cystic acne breakouts in the first place?
        Asked on 2/17/2016 by Jojo from London, UK

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          If you aren't extremely oily or acne prone, you should try The Regimen Kit Combination/Oily. If you suffer from acne all over and have very oily skin - Acne Starter Kit is a better option for you. You can also pair the Buffering Lotion with our Drying Mask . Apply the Buffering Lotion to the areas of concern and immediately apply the Drying Mask as instructed. Immediately re-apply the Buffering Lotion after removing the mask for an extra boost in fighting off cystic acne.

          Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
      • 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

        • Staff Expert

          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
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