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Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

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Exfoliate dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to breakouts with the power of salicyclic acid. Mario Badescu's Acne Facial Cleanser was specially formulated to effectly target acne-prone or acne-erupted skin. A soothing blend of botanical extracts including aloe, chamomile, and thyme help to improve the look and feel of troubled skin, while leaving skin thoroughly refreshed.
Gently massage cleanser in circular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow the BHA more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use daily as needed. Follow with toner or astringent. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Linalool.

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Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser
 
4.4

(based on 467 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (345)
  • Gentle (310)
  • Not greasy (252)
  • Balances skin (243)
  • Improves skin texture (233)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (51)
  • Dries out skin (44)
  • Doesn't work (32)
  • Bad smell (18)
  • Irritates skin (12)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (329)
  • Daily use (204)
  • Combination skin (184)
  • Oily skin (173)
  • Sensitive skin (146)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (204), Brand buyer (155)

Reviewed by 467 customers

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4.0

I'm using this product right now and I love it.

By Jess

from Rancho cucamonga

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

I do recommend this product ever since I switched to this one my faves feels more cleaner and it helped some of my acne to go away.

 
4.0

Works so great on acne

By Jess

from NYC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    Honestly I have struggled with acne for years - and this product has helped me so much. It really is gentle, yet combative towards acne and oily skin. It's also very cheap which makes it even better !! I highly recommend this product.

     
    5.0

    This works great on my skin!

    By Dee

    from New York

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I have been using this product for almost a year now and this really helps to clear my skin. But you have to use this everyday to maintain a clear complexion. If you stop using it your skin will break out again for sure. So use this day and night for your skin to clear up. This stuff really helped me so much and I still continue to use this because my skin overall is less oily and clean with and without applying makeup. If you can get your hands on this then great you will not regret it! Leaves your skin looking amazing! The price is also affordable which is great because some prestigious brands charge so much money and some people may not be able to afford it. So having a product that is a reasonable price and let me tell you the bottle goes a long way! Is a great thing. Overall, but this product the results will make you very pleased!!

       
      1.0

      Not Good

      By Jojo

      from Michigan

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          I decided that I wanted to try out a new face wash so I bought this one and I used it everyday for over a month and figured that for the first few weeks of using it my skin was breaking out just because it was a new cleanser and my skin wasn't use to it but as time went on my skin continued to break out worse and worse. Not only did this cleaner make my skin worse, but it also seemed to make my skin really dry. I decided to stop using it and switched back to my old cleanser (Clear Days Ahead by Philosophy) and my acne cleared up right away. So if any of y'all are looking for a really good cleanser I recommend the Philosophy one because it's great, unlike this one.

           
          5.0

          Surprise

          By Mongrel

          from Oregon

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            You would think at going on 60 acne wouldnt even be an issue. Wrong. I have combo/sen skin. If its dry i break out, if its oily i breakout. And im allergic to everything. Face is clearing up from acne ive been trying to get rid of for years. Not harsh. A little drying but i just make sure to use a moisturizer. The buttermilk one seems to ne working very well. I also use the botonical scrub here an there for skin build up. I may actually have clear skin before 60. Finally....

             
            5.0

            Cleared out my acne!

            By Angelacoke

            from San Gabriel

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I've been using this acne cleanser for a few months now and I already noticed the difference on my skin. I use this cleanser with the special cucumber lotion day and night, followed by Olay moisturizer during the day, and the Buffering lotion at night. This skin care routine worked very well for me. I've tried so many acne skincare brands but Mario Badescu is the best and affordable products that worked magic on my skin! Highly recommend!

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Jaz

              from Surprise

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                Works really well but it doesn't take off my makeup as much as I want it to I have to wash my face twice but that's not a big issue for me.

                (0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Worst

                By CherylJBlossom

                from Texas Dally

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                This is the worst thing I have ever bought

                 
                5.0

                I'm in awe of this cleanser!

                By Sky Chey

                from McKinney, Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                Buying facial cleansers is never an easy task for my trouble skin. I deal with acne prone skin that is extremely sensitive, and usually varies between oily and dry. This cleanser is both gentle and effective, which is usually hard to find both of these results with just one solution. It cleans and removes makeup entirely without making my skin feel dry. It usually takes anyone about 3 weeks of use to see any results with new products, but just within 6 days of use (morning and night) I can already see a difference in my complexion. My pores are being cleansed deeply and are shrinking, my existing acne is clearing up, it is helping in preventing new break outs, and my skin tone is more even and brighter. GIVE THIS A TRY! ITS WORTH IT!

                 
                5.0

                Favorite Part of Morning Routine

                By Valerie

                from 27610

                Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                After a series of stress breakouts month after month, I walked in to ULTA to find something to tame my combo skin face. This cleanser was recommended to me by an ULTA specialist and I have never been so in love with a cleanser as I am now. it's been three months and my face is still acne free and more. It's gentle on skin but tough on my acne. My day hasn't begun until I have washed my face with it.

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                • Q:

                  can i use this product with a form for benzoyl peroxide acne cream without it over drying my skin?
                  Asked on 6/10/2018 by brittany from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend testing your skin's sensitivity of the combined use of the Acne Facial Cleanser and your benzoyl peroxide cream. If the Acne Facial Cleanser proves to be too drying when using in conjunction, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be a great alternative.

                    Answered on 6/12/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  If I only break out on my forehead like daily can I still use this as a daily cleanser or should i use the enzyme cleanser?
                  Asked on 6/2/2018 by Dalila G from La Quinta, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used for daily breakouts on combination to oily skin types.

                    Answered on 6/3/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Would you recemend this to a teenager with painful bumps here and there
                  Asked on 5/12/2018 by curlyhead from sacramento,ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used by those with combination to oily skin. This would better suit someone in their late teens.

                    Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  i have dry skin but am having really bad breakouts as well. will this product be too drying to use to treat my breakouts?
                  Asked on 5/9/2018 by lilly from mckinney tx

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Would this product be suitable to use with a Clarisonic, or do you advise I just use my hands?
                  Asked on 4/19/2018 by Amber from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Acne Facial Cleanser can be used with a cleansing device of your choice.

                    Answered on 4/23/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  I am allergic to sulfa. This product contains sulfate. Are they the same thing? I'm very interested in using this product, but I don't want to have an allergic reaction.
                  Asked on 4/17/2018 by emurph from Indy, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We always recommend people with known allergies to certain ingredients thoroughly review the ingredient listings prior to purchasing and also suggest you take the ingredient listing to your doctor for review in cases of extreme known allergies.

                    Answered on 4/18/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  When I put this product on it does not make bubbles. Is it supposed to be like that or am I not using it right?
                  Asked on 4/11/2018 by natalie from canada

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Acne Facial Cleanser is a non-foaming cleanser. It will not produce lather.

                    Answered on 4/12/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  How many times a day should one use this?
                  Asked on 4/9/2018 by natalie from California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Facial Cleanser is suitable for twice daily use (morning and night).

                    Answered on 4/10/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  What is the ph of this face wash?
                  Asked on 4/8/2018 by Racheal from Atlanta, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The pH of the Acne Facial Cleanser is 6.8

                    Answered on 4/9/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Is this cleanser okay for sensitive & oily skin types?
                  Asked on 4/3/2018 by christina from Tucson, AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Facial Cleanser is suitable for combination to oily skin types. If you have sensitive skin we suggest patch testing before use to determine tolerance.

                    Answered on 4/3/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
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