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Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Item #: 2209929 Size: 6.0

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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.
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 143 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (98)
  • Gentle (96)
  • Improves skin texture (75)
  • Balances skin (73)
  • Not greasy (71)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (17)
  • Dries out skin (12)
  • Doesn't work (11)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (97)
  • Daily use (71)
  • Combination skin (59)
  • Oily skin (51)
  • Sensitive skin (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (61), Brand buyer (45)

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4.0

Love it

By Mica

from Pocatello Idaho

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Keeps the acne away

     
    5.0

    great product

    By dmc

    from Austin Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Great product

     
    5.0

    Great for acne prone sensitive skin. Love this product!

    By Timi

    from Manchester

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      Love this cleanser. I have had acne prone skin all my life and now at age 44 this product helps me fight wrinkles and pimples.

       
      5.0

      My son loves this.

      By Lulabellanne

      from Knoxville TN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        Gentle enough to. Use every day.

         
        3.0

        nothing special

        By Jade

        from California

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        Never saw an improvement in my acne. This wash is very gentle however. Never had any problems with dryness, but I also felt like it didn't completely wash off makeup.

         
        5.0

        great product

        By MAW

        from St. Louis

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        After months of trying tons of different brands of fave wash to help with acne, this is the only product that has truly made a difference. Love it and how gentle it is but effective at the same time.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would definitely but product again

        By Nicole

        from Upland, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          Love Mario Badescu

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Life changing product

          By CW

          from Maryland Eastern Shore

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • helps to exfoliate
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • calms roscea
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            I'm 60 & have rosacea w/adult acne. Seeing a dermatologist for help is very expensive as these skin issues are considered cosmetic. I have spent the last 3 years trying different products to help my aging skin but also hoping to calm redness & acne. I've actually spent over $125 to try a new product but nothing took care of all my problems. My face never seemed healed and dry skin w/breakouts were constant. There were times I hated to go out of the house. I've always loved MB products because it's a line of skincare that stays affordable yet delivers quality & results. So I started using 1 new MB product per month. The Ulta staff & customer service help a lot with choosing products to try. I'm almost 3 months in to using this cleanser & truly amazing results! No breakouts, soft skin & my pores are smaller & less clogged. No dry, red & puffy face. This works on the acne yet doesn't blow up my rosacea. It's been many years since my skin responded to a product in such a positive way. I use AM & PM w/ no drying effects & no additional acne meds needed. Thank You MB!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Effective Cleanser for Problematic Acne

            By Rachel

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              After a long struggle with my acne, I finally feel like I am seeing improvement. I have been using this daily, along with the special cucumber lotion and acne serum. Within a week, I saw a noticeable reduction in my acne- both redness and size of pimples.

              This cleanser is non-foaming, very gentle and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, without the typical drying effects of acne cleansers.

               
              4.0

              This is my second bottle!

              By MakeupLover

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I use this acne cleanser everyday with my Clarisonic Mia. This is my second bottle of the cleanser, and the texture of my skin is remarkably different! It's not a bad price, and a little goes a LONG way! If you have acne prone/sensitive skin, you should give this a try! It doesn't contain a scent, but that doesn't bother me because my skin will break out to some fragrances.

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              • Q:

                Does this cleanser have an exfoliate in the cleanser? If it does which cleanser would be best for oily/acne skin without an exfoliate?
                Thanks!
                Asked on 5/5/2016 by referee from tn

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser doesn't contain any physical exfoliants. Rather, it does contain salicylic acid which will gently exfoliate away buildup that leads to clogged pores.
                  This is the ideal cleanser for oily, acne prone skin.

                  Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Would this help improve texture of skin? If not what other Mario Badescu products would help with texture?
                Asked on 5/3/2016 by Texture Probs

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser does contain salicylic acid which has exfoliating properties but the product is generally only recommended for acne-prone skin. Glycolic Acid is a great ingredient for smoothing skin that is not acne erupted. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Glycolic Acid Toner are products that feature glycolic acid and can work on smoothing out your skin texture.

                  Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can I use this at night in alternative with the enzyme cleansing gel in the morning? What is the difference between them?
                Asked on 4/21/2016 by cait from ny

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser contains salicylic acid and Enzyme Cleansing Gel does not. If you have oily, acne prone skin, you can use the Acne Facial Cleanser twice a day. If that is too drying for you, use the Enzyme Cleansing Gel in the morning and Acne Facial Cleanser at night.

                  Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have been getting small white head like bumps and cystic acne ever since I've been on my birth control and wanted to know if this could help
                Asked on 4/6/2016 by LC from Pinehurst NC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The salicylic acid in the Acne Facial Cleanser will help to clean your pores and prevent future breakouts. The cystic acne is generally attributed to hormones and is harder to prevent, but in terms of treating it - Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (Item #: 2209805) is specifically designed to address large, deep, cystic acne.

                  Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have been using the glycolic foaming cleanser and love it but I still break out during certain times of the month. I have oily acne prone skin. Would it be beneficial for me to try this cleanser? What is the difference between the two cleansers?
                Asked on 3/28/2016 by JoJo from Long Island, NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, the Acne Facial Cleanser would be ideal for you!

                  Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is actually an exfoliant; it's meant to supplement your daily cleanser 1-3 times a week (depending on your skin type; 2-3 is ideal for oily skin) to help rid the skin of dulling buildup and minimize discoloration. The Acne Facial Cleanser is formulated with Salicylic Acid to help clarify, deep clean, and re-balance problematic skin.

                  Answered on 3/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this face wash Oil Free?
                Asked on 3/26/2016 by Lyssa

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes. Our Acne Facial Cleanser is oil-free.

                  Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I use and love the glycolic foaming cleanser every other night. What cleanser would you recommend for the other days and nights? I am 48 with a few breakouts on occasion.
                Asked on 3/26/2016 by Strph from Lexington, Ky

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We're so happy to hear you love the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser! Given the information you provided, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel will probably suit your skin best. If your skin type leans toward combination to dry (or if you're looking for a more nourishing formula come winter), try our Seaweed Cleansing Soap.

                  Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                How much salicylic acid does it contain?
                Asked on 3/24/2016 by Lola from Houston,TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

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

                  Answered on 3/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this product clear acne scars? Or is it just a preventative?
                Asked on 2/24/2016 by Beatriz from United States

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser will work to clear and prevent. To address old acne scars, you should check out Mario Badescu Brightening Kit. It works to fade acne scars over time.

                  Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • 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
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