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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 136 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (95)
  • Gentle (94)
  • Improves skin texture (72)
  • Balances skin (69)
  • Not greasy (69)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (95)
  • Daily use (68)
  • Combination skin (58)
  • Oily skin (50)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (58), Brand buyer (44)

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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.

       
      5.0

      Repeat buyer

      By Nella

      from Memphis

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        Morning and night facial wash. Works wonders

         
        4.0

        sensitive akin

        By ashley

        from Maine

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        Cleared my skin up within a couple days, healthy clean skin every day.

         
        2.0

        Didn't work?

        By Ana

        from Denver CO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          It leaved my skin so soft, it made me not want to put on makeup. Good for sensitive skin but I didn't see any improvement for my acne. I paired with the glycolic toner.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a great product!

          By Caboosemg

          from Princess Anne, MD

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • 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 have had acne prone skin my entire adult life. I'm 58 and just finished my second bout with breast cancer and chemo treatments. The chemo really dried my skin out but, my face was still flaring up on my cheeks and chin. This Badescu cleanser is super gentle and very effective at the same time and I'm a tough cu.stoner with my super sensitive skin. Follow up with the glycolic toner!

             
            5.0

            SO good for my oily, acne prone skin!

            By Jorden

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I've been using this for about 3 months and I will never buy any other face wash. It cleared most of my acne and isn't too drying or too moisturizing. I love everything about it :)

               
              5.0

              I love it and would buy again!

              By Makeup junkie

              from Petaluma

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                I love it and would buy again!

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My 15 year old approves!

                By Karlyoh

                from Stoplight City, USA

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  My 15-year-old has used everything from prescription meds, the brand that is advertised late night on tv, to drugstore brands. Her experience with these products have been an initial clearing of the skin followed by red, dry, itchy skin.
                  When she first tried Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser she was in the middle of a significant breakout. On third day of using this product, her skin was noticeably clearer. A week later, she has not had any issues with excessive drying. Her skin looks clear and healthy. She has declared the Mario brand of acne cleanser, followed up with the Aloe lotion, as her new holy grail and is recommending it to all of her friends.

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                  • 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
                  • 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
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