Rated 4.05 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Product
I've been using this product along with the acne wash for a little over a week. It has worked wonders for me, and isn't drying at all! I'm amazed how well it's working on my moderate to severe acne break outs!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not good for cystic acne
I have cystic acne and this product didn't help at all. Disappointed because I really love the Mario Badescu line. Hope this review helps someone who has cystic acne like I. Sad that I will be returning this.. really wanted it to work for me
Reviewed by 155 customers Do not recommend
T from Las vegas
Made my acne wayyyy worse i do not recommend
Not worth it!!
leah from Olympia,WA
I really was hoping this would help my breakouts and acne but literally after 1 use my face broke out BIG TIME :(( there are better products out there don't get this!!
Alex from porterville
I bought it to help improve my face but instead it just made me break out even worse.
This is decent
Christie from Jacksonville FL
I use this when I see my skin starting to break out and it works decently well.
Alaina from AZ
I noticed no improvement. I have oily acne prone skin & would use this every morning. This product lasted me three months.
Worked well, didn't irritate my skin
S from Lb
Worked to smoother my skin from covid mask acne in 1 day.
Acne Got Worse
Danielle G from Livermore
I bought this in hope that it would make my acne diminish but on my skin it broke me out more.
skincare fan from usa
This dried my face out but somehow still made me oily and made my skin worse
I would definitely buy this again!
keke353 from Tustin, CA
I am in high school and i've been struggling with acne since 4th grade ... yes, I was one of the early bloomers. I've had acne all over my face and it's just annoying bc I was intimidated by everyone else with clear skin. I tried everything and I mean EVERYTHING to get rid of my acne that was in my price range whether I had to buy it in stores or make it in my kitchen, but nothing gave me faster and better results than this product. i've probably applied a thin layer to my face every night for the past 2-3 nights straight and I couldn't be happier with the results. my acne has cleared up and all my dark spots are fading. I highly suggest using this serum, but if you buy it and it doesn't work ... don't give up, ok? everyone's skin is different AND beautiful!
A Must Have for Spot Treatment
Agent Snogpitch from Olathe, KS
I've always just gotten this in the sample packs from Mario Badescu's website, but I finally splurged and bought a real bottle of it, and I'm glad I did. I used the infamous pink Drying Lotion for my big breakouts I get about once a month 🙄 but this is absolutely perfect for my combination skin for those little blemishes that aren't quite as troublesome as the big, under the surface ones I get during "that time," and it doesn't over dry my skin and cause it to rebound by overproducing too much oil. I'm glad I finally caved and bought a real bottle of it. It's nice to have on hand, for sure!
Mari from US
When I feel a pimple or zit coming on (before it's surfaced) I use this stuff asap and it really helps reduce inflammation and usually makes them go away in 2-3 days. Using this with the drying lotion is a god send and will clear any acne in no time!!
Lindsay from San Diego
This product is definitely something i would buy again and again as long as i have acne. I had heard of the drying lotion also made by this brand through social media, bought it and it worked wonders, so i figured i would give this product a try. I have always had pretty acne prone skin and buying products has always been a struggle. Then my friend told me about what had cleared her acne, after i heard that it was a Mario Badescu product i knew i had to try it because all of there other products had worked for me. So i tried it and OML i cannot stress this enough this product was amazing i had tried it the night i received my package and when i woke up that morning my acne scars, blemishes and pimples had diminished so much it was insane. At first glance of this product seeing the price, the packaging and all the other aspects i would have never bought this product but it ended up being the ultimate lifesaver for my acne. However I would not recommend this product for blackheads, it is specifically more useful for pimples, blemishes, scars and spots. The one downside would definitely have to be the hardly manageable packaging, its very difficult to get the rest of the product out of the bottle, so when you still have a lot more because of the way this item is packaged its hard to get to the rest and leaves you having to buy another one. But even though the packaging did throw me off a little bit this product is still amazing i would have never thought it would work as well as it did. Please remember if you do have sensitive skin to patch test because this product could cause irritation and redness to dry or sensitive skin types. Overall this product saved my life i am now wearing sera makeup everyday and am feeling fierce and more confident than ever.
Ble from Biloxi, MS
I didn't get fast results, but it does reduce the number of pimples.
IamHERR from TX
This stuff feels horrible on my oily skin. Not sure how its supposed to help acne when it feels and looks greasy once applied. Overall YUCK, I would not recommend at all!
Yay! from Long Island, NY
Noticeable difference and FAST!
Love This Product!
SBL from Maine
I have acne prone skin and this is easily the best serum I've used. It's hydrating and effective, and you don't feel greasy after used. I hate to even give this product 4 stars, but the packaging is horrible. Once you get to about half of product, the bottle makes it difficult to get the rest of the product out, which is really wasteful.
Chrissy from New York
I used this once a day after I wash my face and my face didn't improve one bit and it is very sticky.
Definitely works, but not perfectly
Steph from Oakland, CA
I use this 1-2x per day, and I see a noticeable improvement in my facial acne. It doesn't seem to do much for blackheads or anything too deep, but the other stuff is better. If you use too much, it feels sticky and dries out the skin. Feels nice to apply, smells good. Well worth the price, I'll purchase it again.
Erica from Seneca, SC
I don't normally leave reviews, but I cannot recommend this product enough. I bought it just over a week ago to combat my cystic acne breakout that I'd been fighting for over a month. I figured, "Why not try it?" I'm so happy I did. My cystic acne has completely disappeared in just a week and only scarring is left. It truly is a wonder serum.
Saby from Downey
THIS CHANGED MY LIFE. I had a major breakout and after my skin calmed down I added this into my routine along with the Mario Badescu lotion, THEY BOTH WORK WONDERS!! Given it's not going to work like a magic potion over night but this definitely cleared my skin up. 11/10, heaven sent product.
Bailey from Alabama
My friend gave me this serum along with a big bag full of other products. I had heard of this and the MB drying lotion. But since I had this one on hand, I thought I would try it out before purchasing any other MB products. I had a couple breakouts on my forehead and cheeks tonight so thought I'd give it a go after checking out a couple of mixed reviews. I cleansed, toned, added a couple dots of this gel-like serum to the affected areas (ONLY), and then went in with my regular serums and moisturizer. OMG! My spots are almost completely faded in just a couple hours!!! This stuff is no joke. Due to the salicylic acid in it, I recommend only applying to small areas, as it is a spot treatment serum and is not intended for use on the whole face. It may cause
more irritation if applied in large quantities since salicylic acid is more of a stronger beta hydroxy acid that can cause drying, redness, or inflammation if used too often with other acne-fighting ingredients. I'm more combo and battle breakouts daily. I definitely recommend this product to anyone else with the same problems. All in all, very happy with the results! 🤗 Will continue to use this product as intended for sure!
Julia from Lowell, MA
I use to have control of my face but a few months ago it started breaking out really bad. I thought about going to the dermatologist but decided to try to clear on my own first. The Mario Basescu acne collection helped me huge. This and the buffering lotion together along with the glycolic foaming wash is what I recommend for bad breakouts.
Helped the tiny bumps on my skin
Talli from United States
It worked pretty well for me, the only downside was it feels pretty sticky to touch which bothers me a little but I can get over it
ira from 60004
I love it, it's a lot help my skin overnight my acne.
Ma from Millbrae