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Mario Badescu

Buffering Lotion

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Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 73 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (24)
  • Effective (23)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)
  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (24)
  • After shower/bath (15)
  • Inflammatory acne (13)
  • Adult acne (12)
  • Moderate acne (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (25)

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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

        (2 of 2 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.

          (3 of 3 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!!

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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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