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Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.2

(based on 77 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (27)
  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)
  • Easy to use (14)

Cons

  • Bad smell (7)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Runny (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (24)
  • Inflammatory acne (17)
  • Adult acne (15)
  • After shower/bath (15)
  • Severe acne (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (31), Brand buyer (27)

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5.0

One of the best

By Alisha

from Nashville

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    It works best on clusters of acne in the same area. I read the instructions and it recommends using it with the drying mask and that worked wonders. I choose this over my prescribed epiduo!

     
    5.0

    This treatment is amazing

    By real time mandy

    from Yonkers, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast working
    • Treats Cystic Acne
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

      I don't usually review every product, but I believe in this one so much and hope it can help others with similar skin issues. Many people have to go to the dermatologist for oral medications, topical products and numerous therapies for cystic acne. I'm currently one of them for a hormonal acne breakout. There are many products that either irritate this type of erupted skin or simply don't work. This buffering lotion is one of the only products I can use with confidence that I'll get the desired results I need quickly. It's a great product to throw into your regimen if you're suffering from moderate to severe acne.

       
      5.0

      Really works!!

      By Sid from Scottsdale

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Soothing
      • Treats Cystic Acne
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Inflammatory Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        This is the BEST product I have used on my occasional cystic acne, and usually causes it to disappear after 2-3 days. In the past, I have waited 2 weeks for the cysts to disappear using regular anti-acne products. I will always keep a bottle in my beauty kit.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Life Changing

        By Blackbird8

        from Utah

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Smooths skin
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Cystic Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        This product is amazing. I am 20 years old and have had acne for around 4 years. I'm also a compulsive skin picker, so I had horrible cysts, redness, and acne all over my face. I have always been waiting for "that product" to fix myself. After I conquered my face-picking for the most part, this Buffering Lotion came to the rescue. I had huge bumps/cystic acne on my jawline and chin that wouldn't go away. I've been using this product for two weeks and at least 50% of my problem is gone. Being able to happily look at myself in the mirror is a wonderful new feeling to me now! Besides the price of this product I am in love with it and count it as a huge miracle to my adult acne.

         
        5.0

        one of the best products in the line

        By beauty junkie 69

        from Richmond VA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

          This is my second bottle. I love it and its one of my faves.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING for reduce the size of acne pimples !!

          By Mauri

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            This product is a liquid base that be a little difficult to maintain on the finger in order to apply on the skin, but its doable. And it's worth it!
            I squeeze the bottle and aim it to my finger and build it on my skin. I go over my whole face twice.

            When I feel a bump forming, I immediately put this on my skin and the next morning it's already leaving.

            It has no smell, which is good, some acne treatments have an awful strong medicine smell to them.

             
            5.0

            Excellent product

            By Ashleysue200

            from Lewiston, michigan

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              Use this at night and it clears up acne by morning

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It works!

              By PUTZ_LIFE

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I'm not sure that I really understand how or why this product works - but it DOES!

                I have long struggled with mild cystic acne (those bumps that won't heal but linger for weeks or months without becoming inflamed). No treatment seemed to work on those spots before I tried the Buffering Lotion.

                When I spot a clogged pore in any stage of development, I apply Buffering Lotion to it 1-2 times per day and usually within 2-3 days it is all dried out and disappeared! Bonus: the surrounding skin does not become dried out or irritated.

                This product (along with others in the MB line) really has helped to transform my skin from a red, irritated, bumpy mess into a calm and clear thing of beauty.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Holy YESSSSSS, FINALLY!

                By Annie

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Watery consistency

                Best Uses

                • Cystic Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                I read all the reviews for this and convinced myself it was necessary as I had TWO deep angry spots between my eyes (naturally, the day before we were headed down the shore) that needed dealt with immediately. I went to another store that carries MB to snag some because my local Ulta was out. The ladies were super nice, but they convinced me to buy a drying lotion instead. Welp, I shoudl have listened to my gut bc that did NOTHING but make me look like a polka dotted mess.

                I was so hopeful that this was the trick that I stopped at Ulta on my way down the shore. Slapped some on that night and woke up the next day with truly a miracle. Were they 100% gone? No, but MUCH less red, painful, swollen, horrifying...you get the point. In two days they were gone. GONE. And the best part? Hardly any scarring. I am totally OCD so I usually end up trying to squeeze these things (I know, I know...spare me) so I'm left with scars. Even when I can resist the urge to pick, still scars! I have light marks that I'm sure will clear up shortly.

                I'm super impressed with this stuff. The weird part is, it doesn't really work on normal surface level acne. Which I honestly don't care, just worth noting, I think.

                If you have angry, painful, deep acne....you owe it to yourself to try this!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best thing ever

                By Kaila

                from Greene,RI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Eliminates In 24-48hrs
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

                needed a product that works quick. i use this at the first feeling that a pimple is coming and it will draw it out and eliminate it in 24-48 hrs. yes it will dry your skin (hello thats what your buying it for!!)so only apply it to the pimple with a fingertip or q tip.i use it directly after showering and before my other skin products.

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                • 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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