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Anti Acne Serum

Mario Badescu

Anti Acne Serum

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Balance, hydrate, and help clear problem skin. This lightweight, fast-absorbing gel is formulated with salicylic acid and thyme extract to clarify skin and exfoliate away the pore-clogging sebum and dead skin cells known to cause breakouts.
May be used every night or as needed. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), apply a thin layer on acne-prone areas. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum
 
4.2

(based on 89 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Effective (47)
  • Soothing (16)
  • Hydrates skin (11)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Dries out skin (6)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (36)
  • Moderate acne (33)
  • Inflammatory acne (24)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (15)
  • Severe acne (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (36), Budget shopper (30)

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1.0

Too sticky, didn't work

By Lipstick Lover

from Wisconsin

Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

I would not recommend this. I tried this after reading reviews, knowing that it would be a bit sticky, but was interested in the promise of results for adult acne. Not only did this product not work, but made my skin worse. And the stickiness was more uncomfortable than I expected. I don't buy into the "it will get worse before it gets better" rationale with skin care. I've never had that experience with other products. Save your money for a serum that will deliver.

 
4.0

Definitely will keep buying this

By Ayla

from Omaha, NE

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

    I bought this because the reviews were all so positive and I was not led astray!
    This product is pretty hydrating and so simple. Just use it like a spot treatment on your blemishes and within a few days, theyll be gone. It's not super fast acting but it gets the job done and does not feel harsh on sensitive skin.

     
    5.0

    I LOVE this product!

    By Tiffany

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

      I expected this product to dry out my skin, as most acne clearing products do, so I was very hesitant on trying it on my big problem areas. My worst problem area wasn't on the left side of my chin where I haven't been able to get the acne and acne spots to go away for months and months now so I hesitantly applied a generous, but not too large, amount onto the whole area and overnight could already see results! Within 24 hours it had gone from the worst problem spot I've had in years, to almost gone. With a little makeup, you can't even tell it's there anymore! This product really does work and I haven't had any issues with my skin becoming dry or irritated as my skin usually forms dry patches and is very sensitive especially where I break out. Highly recommend to anyone in a similar situation.

       
      5.0

      Amazing results!

      By Cass27

      from Chicago

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls acne
      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I had great skin as a teen but as an adult have had really bad acne with occasional cystic acne issues. This product has done magic to my face. I use it nightly as a preventative on my most common acne areas. I also use as spot treatment on zits at night. Just a thin layer does the trick. Every time a zit is forming, this has cleared it up within 2-3 days and before it always took 1-2 weeks. I had a deep cycstic acne breakout forming on my chin that popped up overnight. Within 4 days of putting this on it at night, it was gone. I almost cried. Was that a fluke? Can't say yet as thats the only one I've had so far using this product. But normally to get those to go away I have to eventually get steroid shots in my face and they normally last over a month. So if this product prevents me from needing shots, this is my new best friend! This does not irritate my sensitive skin and has caused no dryness. Highly recommend to anyone with acne issues.

         
        4.0

        This stuff works!

        By ph

        from usa

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I have tried it all.. over the counter, lotions, creams, washes, gels, pills, special face brushes.. nothing has worked like this. I started using this after a makeup remover cloth and bar soap cleanser and then followed up with a retinol serum. My skin was to the point I left the house without makeup.. the last time I did that was over 10 years ago! I ran out a little over a week ago and my cystic breakouts are already back! ): it doesn't cure, but it most definitely treats and keeps acne away!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome for big pimples

        By Jane

        from Alabama

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          I would recommend using everyday this product works but you have to be diligent about use.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Eh

          By Diana

          from IL

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          Didn't see a change,

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Magic in a bottle (at least for me)

          By Rell

          from Chicago

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            I understand products aren't meant for everybody but this product was meant for me.I was in the store to test it out for one day . To debate if i was going to come back and purchase it. I apply this where my old acne scars and active acne. I'm not sure if this was supposed to be washed off immediately. The first few minutes it had a burning sensation, understanding seeing the ingredients like alcohol and glycolic etc , it's to be expected. I left it on from 2:00 pm until 8:00 am the next day . To get a full preview of this product. I woke up, washed my face. as i washed my face dead skin has formed on my face towel.it removed my dark marks . They became lighter and my face became lighter . I did see results of my active pimples (acne) most them were gone . And one or two died down a whole lot. My face is smoother. I will make my purchase today .

             
            2.0

            Not great

            By Stacey

            from Salt Lake City

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              This product does nothing for my acne. I've used it for a few months and I have yet to see it do anything. I tried varying the amount I put on at night, yet every morning when I wake up, nothing has changed. At the very least it didn't make me break out, or dry out my skin.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lovee

              By Lilmrs

              from Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                  Absolutely love this product. I use it twice a day everyday and had work great at getting rid of the pimples I have.

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                  • Q:

                    Can I use this with a topical prescribed acne cream?
                    Asked on 3/1/2018 by Amanda from Minneapolis

                    2 answers

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Please consult with your dermatologist prior to using this product to avoid any possible interactions.

                      Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We suggest checking with your doctor for which ingredients to avoid while using your prescription treatment for possible interactions.

                      Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    how and when do u use this product?
                    Asked on 2/28/2018 by abcdef from Georgia, US

                    2 answers

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Anti Acne Serum can be applied at night after cleansing and toning on acne erupted areas.

                      Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Anti Acne Serum can be used at night after cleansing and toning on acne prone or congested areas of the skin.

                      Answered on 3/1/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    What's the salicylic acid percentage in this product
                    Asked on 2/6/2018 by Lipsticksandlattes from NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Anti Acne Serum contains 0.49% salicylic acid.

                      Answered on 2/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    First you cleanse, then tone, then this, then moisturize, then spot treatment?
                    Asked on 1/30/2018 by Stephanie from Michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you are correct!

                      Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Is this good for cystic acne ?
                    Asked on 1/11/2018 by Jacqueii from Cali

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this treatment good for sensitive skin and dry skin?
                    Asked on 1/9/2018 by Jeidy from Pennsylvania

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Anti Acne Serum is suitable for all skin types. If you have issues with using product that contain salicylic acid, this product may not be for use. For very sensitive skin types, we suggest patch testing to determine tolerance before initial use.

                      Answered on 1/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Will this help clear my closed comedones?
                    Asked on 12/26/2017 by Christy from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Anti Acne Serum is a wonderful product that will help reduce breakouts and congestion from the powers of salicylic acid.

                      Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I have a lot of bumpy around my forehead and chin. Should I use anti acne serum or drying cream?
                    Asked on 12/3/2017 by Bella from Malaysia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Anti Acne Serum would be a better option to target large areas of congestion and uneven texture.

                      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I was debating on trying out this product or the chamomile night cream, however I was wondering if you could use both after cleansing and toning at night
                    Asked on 10/26/2017 by Tay from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes! You can apply the Anti-Acne Serum under the Chamomile Night Cream on dry skin types.

                      Answered on 10/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this under makeup
                    Asked on 10/24/2017 by kylie from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend applying the Anti-Acne Serum for overnight use.

                      Answered on 10/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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