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Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

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6.0 oz Item 2209929

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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 446 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (332)
  • Gentle (299)
  • Not greasy (247)
  • Balances skin (237)
  • Improves skin texture (224)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (50)
  • Dries out skin (40)
  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Bad smell (17)
  • Irritates skin (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (317)
  • Daily use (197)
  • Combination skin (180)
  • Oily skin (166)
  • Sensitive skin (141)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (196), Brand buyer (152)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this product

By Tiffany

from Atlanta Georgia

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

    I love this product. My skin has never been this clear

     
    4.0

    I think it's working !

    By Jor

    from Kokomo Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

      I've been using for a week or so and my face seems to be less broken out and it makes my face feel nice and clean. I use the cucumber toner after I use this and it works great also!!! See reccomend

       
      5.0

      The only face wash I would use

      By Sam

      from Wisconsin

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I cannot say enough good things of this product, and the whole line!!!! This wash makes my face so soft and so CLEAN! I feel so refreshed and my face glows. I use this along with the a.h.a. Moisturizer and the camomile night mask.

         
        4.0

        I'd continue to use this

        By Ayla

        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

        I bought this to help clear my breakouts that just started randomly appearing. I've really liked it, and its been working however it is probably better for more oily skin types and I have dry/combo so it tends to dry me out a bit.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Crazy good for the price

        By Hannah

        from Fayetteville, AR

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

          LOVE this product! Was breaking out like crazy and it cleared my skin up in the first couple washes. I have combo/sensitive skin and it works great for me!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Waste of money

          By Makeupluver

          from McAllen Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            It more of gel wash no bubbles it is not harsh but it is not effective. Used it for almost 2 weeks and no diffrence in texture , balance and most of all it has not cleared my skin. It's like im washing my face with plain water. Taking it back not for me

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Bought as a backup to the bottle that came in the kit.

            By Jill MUA

            from MA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup
            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

            We like it that much!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gentle and Effective

            By Lorilyn

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

              I got this a week ago and have started using twice a day. I'm 33 and recently development oilier skin and was experiencing minor breakouts. This does an excellent job removing my makeup at night and giving my skin a fresh and clean feeling. I immediately follow with a serum and moisturizer so my skin doesn't dry out. My couple breakouts have cleared and my skin is looking good. Very happy with this purchase and will definitely repurchase.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By Om

              from CT

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                  I started with the Mario Badescu samples and I've only used this for about 4 days I have noticed such a big difference in my skin. I used to get a lot of those small dots on my forehead and now they are totally gone.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Gentle cleanser

                  By kminor

                  from houston tx

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser:

                    I decided to finally splurge and try this brand, I have acquired adult acne recently and it seems like anything i've tried with harsh chemicals and scents have reaked havoc on my skin. Everything leaves me too dry or way too oily. I havn't been using this very long but i have noticed already my skin is less red and irritated and not oily mid day. I will update my review after giving it a few weeks but so far im impressed, it doesn't have a strong smell it's very soothing and my skin feels refreshed after using.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I purchased this in a kit with the cucumber lotion and moisturizer with the drying mask and drying lotion. For the first couple days it all worked amazingly but now I have new patch of breakouts coming up. How long should I wait to see if it's working or not?
                      Asked on 3/31/2018 by Melonee Thomas from Duncan OK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Results vary since everyone's skin is different, so there is no specific time table, but if you stick with the regimen or product(s) consistently, you should start to see a difference within a few weeks.

                        Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                    • Q:

                      my skin is combination of oily and dry. my skin is dry at some parts and oily near my nose and i don't have bad acne but two or three pimples pop out every 2 weeks and i don't touch them and bother them bc they leave acne scars and it still leaves bad acne scars which makes my skin look dull and ugly and so will this product help me with my skin and clear out the pimple or acne scars?
                      Asked on 2/27/2018 by ipshie from Georgia,US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be a great cleanser for you if you experience occasional breakouts. This product will help gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while reducing congestion. It is also a great option for those with combination skin.
                        https://www.ulta.com/enzyme-cleansing-gel?productId=xlsImpprod6200755

                        Answered on 2/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this help with acne scars?
                      Asked on 2/22/2018 by spring lover from Sun Valley, CA

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Can this work on tiny breakouts? I don't have extreme acne but I have small breakouts frequently. I use the enzyme cleansing gel but I'm thinking about switching. I have oily skin
                      Asked on 2/12/2018 by farrah from miami

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Acne Facial Cleanser can be used on oily acne prone or congested skin.

                        Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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