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Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 71 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Effective (21)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)
  • Easy to use (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (24)
  • After shower/bath (15)
  • Inflammatory acne (12)
  • Adult acne (10)
  • Severe acne (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (25)

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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

     
    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.

      (2 of 2 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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hormonal Acne

      By Regina

      from LaPlata, Md

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I was desperate at this point. I learned that the hard, painful & insightful bumps on my chin were caused by my hormones. I am very thankful that I heard about this stuff. The first night I used it I could not believe my eyes the next morning! I was ashamed that I waited so long to do something about my problem. Thank goodness!

         
        1.0

        Buffer lotion

        By Kim

        from Macon ga

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            Did not work

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great for cystc

            By Isa<3

            from chicago, il

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Aborbs Quickly
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            This is my very first time writing a review. I really wanted to comment on this product because ive recently been breaking out due to stress. Cystic acne was crazy! i would break out with 4 on my chin! it would get worse around my period. The day i bought this i had 4 cystic painful acne already and 2 coming in( all on my chin). I used this the same night. Bought a couple of other things. I washed my face and exfoilated than i put the buffering lotion on and after it dried the ulta rep told me to try to put a mask that i bought (Pur mud mask)and let it sit for 10 mins. The whollleeeeeee 10 mins i felt the spots throbbing which was crazy! I than removed it and applied the buffering lotion again, than moisterized!! It worked!! the painful acne trying to come up were gone within 2 days tops! the ones ive already had took longer maybe a week and a half. Key is to treat the acne before its coming to surface. It would be harder to remove them once they are on your face :(. I am currently dealing with the scars. I must say is doesnt work for mild acne, but this is my experience. might be different for other people.I am going to try the viatmin C serum for the scars. Hopefully it works! Wish me luck and good luck to everybody else.

             
            5.0

            My HG pimple product!

            By LeavingTerra

            from WNYS

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            This was reccomended to me by an Ulta sales associate who thought my closed comedones were cysti acne. You know what? I don't even care! This stuff is great for zits, even though it's specifically for cystic acne. I use it on all my breakouts and this stuff gets rid of them in 24 to 48 hours. I will always always rebuy!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Big help

            By Kim

            from New York

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I bought this after I started getting cystic acne again related to hormones. Over night it helped bring down the size of my break out and seemed to pull a lot of the infection/gunk toward the surface. Over use does produce drying so use as directed but I found when used properly it was not too harsh for my sensitive skin. While I am still struggling to get my acne under control, having this in the rotation really helps.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING!

            By Very Happy

            from State College, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Severe Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              I've never written a review before, but had to for this product. I am 23 years old and had a deep-rooted zit that kept reoccurring in the same spot for 5 months. I used Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil, and various over-the-counter pimple-clearing creams/gels. This was recommended to me and it worked SO well. I noticed a huge difference just after one use. I am so happy and I highly recommend this product.

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              • Q:

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

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                • Staff Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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

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                  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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