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Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Item #: 2209929

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Prevent and heal existing acne with Mario Badescu's exfoliating and deep cleansing wash formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid. Contains aloe vera and chamomile, two natural ingredients that calm and soothe acne inflamed skin. For best results follow with Mario Badescu's Special Cucumber Lotion or recommended astringent.

(6.0 oz.)
Twice daily, gently massage on face in circular motions, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent.
Deionized Water (Aqua),Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Leaf) Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Chamomile (Chamomila Recutita) Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 111 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (79)
  • Gentle (76)
  • Improves skin texture (59)
  • Balances skin (57)
  • Not greasy (57)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (15)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Doesn't work (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (77)
  • Daily use (55)
  • Combination skin (47)
  • Oily skin (45)
  • Sensitive skin (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (51), Brand buyer (34)

Reviewed by 111 customers

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3.0

not quite right for me

By jennybooboo

from Fresno, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

I tried this mainly because it was the more affordable high end product. The drug store stuff wasn't cutting it for me. I have oily skin with blackheads, and not actual acne as the label describes. I wasn't quite sure it was the right product, but I figured if it tackled acne it should work on my oily issues. it did not work as well as I had hoped.

I posted a question in the Q&A, and they recommended a better product for my skin type. I ended up returning this cleanser and I'm now trying the botanical facial gel. I'll review that after I spend a little more time with it.

 
5.0

Really great!

By LeesaJ

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    When I first came across this brand I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead (which had worked really well at getting rid of acne). This cleanser leaves my skin feeling absolutely amazing! I get the exact same results with this cleanser that I got with Clear Days Ahead.

     
    5.0

    Haven't really used but seems good

    By Maribel

    from San Marcos, Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Seems pretty good so far

     
    5.0

    So Glad I Found It!!!

    By Eileen

    from West Hollywood, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I use this with my Clarisonic Mia 2 and I couldn't be happier. I thought that I LOVED my Clinique Acne Solutions system, but this cleanser does wonders!

       
      4.0

      pretty great so far

      By snapp

      from Illinois

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I've been using this product for about a week and so far it has almost completely cleared my skin in that time. I have pretty mild acne, only a few break outs usually but I have never found a cleaner I absolutely loved. So far this one has been the best one I've used. I will continue to use it along with the cucumber toner and hopefully the results will continue to impress me!

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      3.0

      Unimpressed

      By Lbbr

      from Somewhere

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I was excited to try this out based on others' reviews but it didn't work for me. Results with any type of beauty product vary depending on the user, but this was totally ineffective on my skin. I saw no improvement in my acne in the three months that I used it. Also, it's no good at removing makeup. I had to use a makeup remover wipe before cleansing my face with this.

          Overall, this may be a holy grail product for some, but it simply didn't work for me.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for all skin types

          By Melbelle

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I've repurchased this numerous times and I'm still in love. I use it twice a day and it never dries my skin out. It's gentle and leaves skin feeling clean, but won't take off makeup by itself. It helps keeps skin balanced and breakouts at bay.

           
          3.0

          I dig it

          By CierraJayne

          from Mesa Arizona

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I suffer from acne prone skin and break out easily. I bought this product in search of a new face wash after using proactive for awhile and getting sick of the price. I'm not completely in love with the product but I like it and I will be buying more Mario badescu products to try. This product is great if you have sensitive skin but I'm looking for something with maybe a little more exfoliation, you have to rub this on to your skin for a few minutes to feel it start to clean but I am seeing results and love the toner that they sell to pair with it.

           
          5.0

          acne cleanser

          By Naturalbeauty

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I only use this product in my problem areas not my whole face, I use it day and night everyday along with the special cleansing lotion C same way only my problem areas not my whole face. I would definitely recommend this cleanser because it does improve the appearance of acne that is forming, it does not get rid of them completely, but it is still a great product will keep purchasing.

           
          5.0

          Skin-changing!

          By Sar

          from Virginia

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I purchased the travel size on a whim because I needed a cleanser that I would be able put in my carry-on bag. I am so glad I bought this!

            Most products clear my skin for a few weeks and then the breakouts come back, but I've been using this for 2 months now and my skin looks great--the best it has looked in years!

            I bought a full size bottle as soon as I ran out. Love love love it.

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            • Q:

              How long will you have to take it in order for you to see a difference?
              Asked on 1/10/2016 by Beauty Britt from Palatka, Fl

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We recommend washing your face 2 times a day with the Acne Facial Cleanser. You should notice an improvement in 7-10 days when using this cleanser as part of a skin care regimen suited for your skin type.

                Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              I have breakouts often. I have alot of red blemishes and I have oily/combined skin. Will this clear my blemishs and acne or is it just for acne?
              Asked on 12/13/2015 by Kenny from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Acne Facial Cleanser is recommended for mild to moderate acne. It is formulated with salicylic acid to help clear and prevent acne.

                Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              I've been using this for about two months now and I think it's making a difference, but I might be over-cleansing? I have oily skin (dry in the winter). Should I continue using this twice a day with my Clarisonic, or should I use this only at night?
              Asked on 11/19/2015 by LaurinWelch from Boston, MA

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Acne Facial Cleanser is not a harsh cleanser and is generally recommended for use twice a day. What we would suggest, during the winter months, is you continue to use Acne Facial Cleanser 2x a day but only use the Clarisonic once a day or every other day.

                Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              Does this product foam?
              Asked on 10/21/2015 by Red from Fairfax, VA

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Are these products (his line ) gluten free?
              Asked on 8/16/2015 by Ana marie from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Although Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser would be considered gluten-free, Mario Badescu does not manufacture their products in a gluten-free facility. Please note, that although Mario Badescu does make every attempt to sterilize equipment between production, Mario Badescu products are manufactured on the same machines.

                Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              Will this help with my mild-severe acne? Im a teenage girl and im going to a new school and i want a better looking face.
              Asked on 8/10/2015 by pineapplecoconut

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Acne Facial Cleanser is recommended for mild to moderate acne. It is formulated with salicylic acid to help clear and prevent acne.

                Answered on 8/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              If I do a microdermabrasion and 30% aha chemical peel every two weeks, can I use this product on the second week daily or once a day every other day?
              Asked on 7/8/2015 by Dezarae from Riverside, CA. USA

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Between the microdermabrasion and chemical peels, it seems like your skin is receiving ample exfoliation. The salicylic acid in the Acne Facial Cleanser will be adding another source of exfoliation, and might aggravate your skin with too much exfoliation. We would recommend Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap to provide gentle, mild exfoliation:
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200767

                Answered on 7/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              Will this work on sensitive and dry skin?
              Asked on 6/5/2015 by caitlyn from providence

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Acne Facial Cleanser works best for combination/oily skin that is blemish-prone. For dry and sensitive skin types that are blemish-prone, rather than using twice daily, we suggest using in rotation with another cleanser such as the Seaweed Cleansing Soap (Item #: 2209936), either once daily or every other day, for best results.

                Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              My acne comes and goes. but when I do have some it's just a little bit. can I still use this even if I have no acne? like to prevent it from happening?
              Asked on 2/16/2015 by gracygalloway from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                You can certainly use this if you have no active acne breakouts to help prevent any from forming. It is the ideal cleanser for combination and oily skin types that are blemish-prone.

                Answered on 2/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              How much salicylic acid is contained in this cleanser?
              Asked on 1/2/2015 by Whitney

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The Acne Facial Cleanser has a Salicylic acid content of below 2%.

                Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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