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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 40 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (21)
  • Goes on smoothly (14)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Long lasting (3)
  • Softens skin (3)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)
  • Runny (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (20)
  • After shower/bath (15)
  • Cystic acne (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (14)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It works!!

By Ashley

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime

    Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

    A few days ago when I felt a cyst come on and it just kept growing and growing. No amount of makeup in the morning could cover this thing since it was so enlarged and shading it perfectly to appear flat would've taken a professional artist, basically.

    After I realized I wouldn't be able to get an injection to get rid of this I got desperate and was willing to buy whatever could MAYBE even treat cysts. Since this was available locally I immediately rushed to Ulta and took it home to test.

    I'm happy to write that IT WORKS! Perhaps it was a bit of a placebo effect, but I put this on my cyst after work and swore within an hour that my cyst wasn't as inflamed as it previously had been. In the morning it had a visible reduction in size and now ~24 hours later it's almost flat after 2 applications (1 normal application at night, 1 quick application this morning which I washed off right before I covered it with makeup and went to work). Definitely worth a shot if you suffer from cystic breakouts! I hope I continue to have good luck with this product.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for cystic acne

    By Jan Jan

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stops Cystic Acne

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I have been looking for acne products that work and this is one of the ones I have found in Mario Badescu. It doesn't make the cysts disappear overnight but it does stop the growth and eases the pain. This allows it to heal quicker. I was only using it every other night but now I put it on in the morning and night. I have been using this product more frequently over the past couple of weeks and it has really help a lot. Love it.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best product for cystic acne

        By Amy

        from Salt Lake, UT

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I love this product! There are not many things specifically designed for cystic acne, but there should be! I don't get any acne accept for cystic hormonal breakouts on my neck. I don't use acne products on the rest of my face so this is the only spot I feel like I need something. Buffering lotion is so great for this because I can use it as a spot treatment and it doesn't dry me out! I love this!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not what I expected

        By Nicole29

        from Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Swelling

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Bedtime

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I was so excited to use this product after reading all the positive reviews but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I bought it to put on a zit I've had for months now that will not go away. I've been trying to avoid going to see a dermatologist b/c the rest of my face is clear, it's just this one spot. I'm pretty sure its cystic acne. Anyway, I used it as soon as I got it in the mail but instead of drying it out, it made it swell up to twice the size. So instead of making it look better it made it look 10 times worse. The following day the swelling went down and it did dry it out a little bit but I'm scared to use it again b/c it's just not worth all the swelling it caused. I was surprised b/c I use the drying lotion and love it. It gets rid of most zits over night. I ended up buying the drying mask and using it as a spot treatment for my "monster" zit and that worked much better than this. It's still there but it looks like it's healing. I'll be returning this stuff though b/c sadly it didn't work for me.

         
        4.0

        Miracle product!

        By Katie

        from Bloomfield hills, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy
        • Overnight Results

        Cons

        • Can be a little drying

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime
        • Throughout the day

        Comments about Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion:

        I bought this product because I had a big event coming up and I felt a pimple coming in underneath my skin. The lady recommended it to me and I thought I'd take a chance. I put it on before I went to work and by the end of the day, I felt a noticeable decrease in size. I couldn't believe how well it worked. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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