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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (19)
  • Not greasy (13)
  • Goes on smoothly (11)
  • Long lasting (3)
  • Softens skin (3)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)
  • Runny (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (17)
  • After shower/bath (13)
  • Cystic acne (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (12)

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5.0

Buffering Lotion

By Sarah B

from PA

Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I have very oily skin and am prone to cystic acne. Since using this product my skin has cleared up a good 99%! My skin is not sensitive at all so I am able to use this on a daily basis before bed. LOVE this product!!

     
    4.0

    I love this product

    By upNorth

    from Calgary

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • A Bit Of An Alcohol Smell

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    I love this product because it gets right into my cystic acne that I've had so much trouble with. It's as if it breaks it up under my skin. When I feel a bump coming on, I put on the buffering lotion and it cleans it right up, or brings it to the surface in a small whitehead vs a large cyst. I also put it on my chin nightly as it is acne prone. The smell can be a bit much, but i get used to it quickly, or once the alcohol evaporates it goes away..and it doesn't dry my skin like other acne products do!

     
    5.0

    Really works

    By Kat

    from Dayton, Ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Runny

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    It is runny and can be difficult to apply, smells like rubbing alcohol, but definitely helps clear acne

     
    5.0

    Good investment

    By ilovedonuts

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I have been suffering from some of the worst cystic acne I have ever had. I will spare you the details - but it is horrible, painful and takes forever to (sort of) disappear. I've been using this for a few days on the same area and it has already came to a head and doesn't seem to be getting bigger. That usually takes weeks (if ever). It's expensive but if you feel like nothing is working, just give it a shot.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good for twice a week

        By Janet

        from Chicago, il

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Keeps Skin Dry Noto Oily
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Not As Strong As Benzoyl
        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Under makeup

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        Good for under makeup after a night of harsh prescription meds. Wish this great company would come out with a strong benzoyl peroxide creme.

         
        5.0

        Really Works!

        By Gingersmom61

        from Eugene, OR

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

            I have suffered with cystic acne and lesser forms as well for 35 years. Even in my 50's I still get it. I have been wanting to try this for some time so, when I finally made the long drive to my nearest Ulta and I saw this, I grabbed it. I started using it on a new blemish as well as an old one that just wouldn't go away. Within 2 days I saw a huge improvement. I did use it 2x a day for a couple of days and did not have any drying. I have very dry skin so the fact I didn't have any drying was a huge bonus. I highly recommend this product, and all of Mario Badescu products.

             
            1.0

            Buffering Lotion

            By New user

            from Fayetteville, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Eczema

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              Too drying; like using straight alcohol...would have gotten the same effect.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good for cystic acne

              By CharmCityGal

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Reduces Pain Of Cysts

              Cons

              • Doesn't Absorb Well
              • Not Long-Lasting
              • Product Doesn't Cling
              • Runny

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • At Night
              • For Painful Deep Pimples

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              If you are unable to use steroids on your face (I get rosacea if I do) in the event of those deep and aching pimples that cause swelling than this is your only hope. You have to shake the bottle to make sure the product is mixed and use a cotton swab to dab on several layers. You must reapply as it dries. It's a night time product--it's visible on the skin.

               
              5.0

              Wonderful product, absolutely love it!

              By TwentySomethingWoman

              from Michigan

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Not Greasy
              • Works fast

              Cons

              • Strong smell

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Breakouts

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              I love the buffering lotion! I put it on when I feel pimples forming under the skin. I usually apply it at night because it does have a strong smell to it; not a bad smell, just strong. When I wake up, I already can tell a difference. This lotion helps to calm the area where the painful pimples are forming and most of the time stop them from even coming to the surface. This is the only product I have found that actually does this.

               
              4.0

              My new HG skin product

              By Sarahfaith21

              from Battle Creek, MI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • FAST ACTING
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • Tricky To Apply

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime
              • Cystic acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

              I am in love with this product. I have struggled with acne for yearsss and will occasionally get deep, cystic acne on my neck and face that lasts for weeks. I was initially interested in purchasing the brand's drying lotion but was having a cystic flare up on my neck so I decided to give this a shot. I applied it after washing my face at night and woke up to a noticeable difference. I followed the instructions on the package to apply every other day, at by the end of the week my cystic bumps are gone! I'm a believer!

              I gave it 4/5 stars for two reasons. Firstly, the smell. It has rubbing alcohol in it and from scent alone you cannot miss this fact. It's awful. I guess I'm glad they don't add fragrance because that's just one more chemical to irritate the skin but...not pleasant. Second, the consistency is super thin which makes it hard to figure out how to apply it. I tried qtip, cotton pad, applying it directly from the bottle (like eye drops), and then finally settled for my (clean) fingers. It also makes it harder to figure out the amount to apply...I just used a light coat, like toner, directly on my effected area.

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