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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 131 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (64)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Runny (5)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (46)
  • Inflammatory acne (42)
  • Moderate acne (30)
  • Severe acne (29)
  • Bedtime (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (58), Brand buyer (42)

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5.0

This product is life changing!

By Cady

from Dallas, TX

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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.

     
    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.

       
      5.0

      great product

      By dmc

      from Austin Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      Great

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works on cystic acne

      By Pretty Mama

      from Bath, NC

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      As previous poster stated you do have to put in the very beginning of a cystic spot, but honestly those of us who have had cystic acne at any time know how to tell if a spot will or won't be cystic. I have had some success in later stage cystic acne by applying the buffering lotion and before it completely drive putting the drying lotion right on top. Will continue to repurchase.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Misty

      from Nashville Tn

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        This product goes fast yo work. It dries out the cystic acne fast

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Helps draw out cystic acne

        By Pal

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brings cystic acne to a head
        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Cystic Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        This is one of the only easily available (and pocket friendly) products in the market that works on hormonal cystic acne. But the catch is, you have to dab it on the moment you notice redness and a tiny hard spot forming on your face (the stage zero of what will later become a painful, huge acne cyst). It generally draws out the acne to a head within a night, making it more treatable. But it does not work as effectively in the later developmental stages of the acne cyst. It smells strongly of alcohol till it dries down to a white powdery residue and yes, it will significantly dry the skin of the spot it has been applied to. But this works like a charm if used properly. I am on my fourth bottle of this. Will definitely repurchase.

         
        2.0

        Feels like it's working but afraid it's not worth it

        By SaraW

        from Phoenix area, AZ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I wanted to believe this would work since I love the other Mario Badescu products but it doesn't really seem to reduce any of the problems. It feels tingly when you put it on and it smells serious but I haven't had any real success. I'd say it's worth it if you have some serious issues to tackle but for me, it wasn't terribly effective.

         
        5.0

        Keeps face clear

        By Lakelove

        from Chaumont

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          Love this product, keeps my face clear of blemishes.works great on cystic inflamed pimples, takes pain away! Highly recommend.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love love LOVE

          By jdiva67

          from Rochester

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I use the product in conjunction with the Drying Lotion I alternate. One on one night, the other the other night. I've never suffered from acne as a teenager, but stress causes a few bumps to appear. Within a few days they're gone! I love this product!!!

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            • 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

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                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

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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

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                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

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                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
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