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Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Item #: 2209929 Size: 6.0 oz

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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 151 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (102)
  • Gentle (100)
  • Improves skin texture (78)
  • Balances skin (75)
  • Not greasy (73)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (100)
  • Daily use (74)
  • Combination skin (60)
  • Oily skin (54)
  • Sensitive skin (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (62), Brand buyer (47)

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5.0

This is my holy grail

By Jenny

from Los angeles

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

I use this product 2 or 3 times a day and it never dries out my skin, its one of the most gentle face washes i have ever tried, why did i not discover this brand before ?

 
5.0

BEST FACIAL CLEANSER EVER!!

By tevin

from Garden city, Ks

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Go buy it now

     
    5.0

    Finally, a product that works!

    By Jazmyn

    from Central Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I had never heard of this brand before it was suggested by a girl working at an Orlando location. Right after the first use, my skin felt seriously amazing. Its been two weeks and I have visibly smoother skin and it's cleared my acne up must faster than anything else I've ever used.

       
      4.0

      Worth every penny

      By Sandy

      from London, UK

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I suffered from a really weird form of acne where I would get super small whiteheads around my face when I would sweat and just generally. Even though I did not irritate these whiteheads they would still mark my skin. I usually don't spend a lot on skincare so this was a bit of an investment for me - one that I do not regret at all. It leaves my skin clean and not too dry - I follow it up with astringent i.e rosewater/apple cider vinegar and it is gradually combatting my problem. I'm really happy to have finally found something not too chemical that is working on my skin. I would say that if you have dry skin it probably wouldn't be the best option for you - it suits my oily skin.

         
        4.0

        I like it so far

        By Tiffany

        from Atlanta, ga

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Feels clean
        • Leaves skin smooth

        Cons

        • Doesn't lather
        • Odd smell

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I tried to use this along with my clarisonic at night but it doesn't lather up enough to allow the clarisonic to move it makes it drag so I use my clarisonic with another wash and then apply this after. I have noticed some improvements with my breakouts but I haven't been using it long enough to really tell a difference.

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          3.0

          Works, but doesn't.

          By Cat

          from Texas

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I have been using this for a few weeks now and it did a great job with smoothing my skin but it isn't doing anything for my acne. I love how it makes me skin feel though!

           
          4.0

          Most definitely will repurchase this!

          By Mo

          from South Dakota

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I use this with my Clarisonic Mia 2 and my skin feels so clean and fresh all the time!

           
          5.0

          Love

          By AZ

          from Ohio

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I've been using this cleanser for about 5 months now and I love it! I've always used drug store products that never seem to work so I decided to use a more higher end product and I'm so glad I did. This cleanser isn't too pricy and actually works. I rarely get any breakouts anymore and it isn't drying at all which is a big concern for me. So happy with the results.

           
          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

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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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