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Mario BadescuAnti Acne Serum

Mario Badescu

Anti Acne Serum

1.0 oz Item 2209804

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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
 
4.3

(based on 81 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (43)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Soothing (16)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Hydrates skin (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (32)
  • Moderate acne (30)
  • Inflammatory acne (22)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (15)
  • Bedtime (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (34), Budget shopper (27)

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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.

     
    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.

         
        4.0

        Really sticky, but works okay

        By MS Wallflower

        from Mississippi

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin
        • Sticky
        • Works okay

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Closed Comedones
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        First, this is more like 3.5 stars, because the texture is awful! It's sticky and heavy on the skin and never dries down. It's like having thick honey on your face, and it gets all over my pillowcase.
        However:
        This product has helped bring closed comedones (under the skin flesh colored bumps) to the surface, but has yet to totally get rid of them. It seems like it's a "worse before it gets better" product. If you have closed comedones, though, you know they are extremely stubborn.
        It has only been 3-4 weeks, I have a lot of them, and I've had this problem for years.
        It has worked the best for closed comedones so far, even better than prescription acne treatments I've tried before.
        I am not sure yet if my skin is purging all over, or if this serum is causing a different kind of acne, even if it's helping with the one kind of acne. Hope that makes sense.

         
        5.0

        If you have sensitive skin, read this review!

        By Leah

        from Buffalo, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Diminishes Reddness
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Acting
        • Reduces Inflammation
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Hormonal Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

        I have never written a review, but I definitely felt that this product deserved one.

        I am 22 years old and have combination, somewhat sensitive, acne prone skin. A few months ago I switched around some makeup products, along with my birth control brand, so my clogged pores and hormonal acne have been through the roof.

        I wouldn't necessarily say that I prefer to shop on a budget when it comes to acne products. I've tried many drug store brands, along with higher end name brands; BUT I can honestly say that I have never had success with a product as I do with Mario's Anti-Acne Serum. As I said before, I do have sensitive skin when it comes to products with high alcohol content or too many acids. They cause my face to dry out terribly and start rashing up with chemical-like burns. I'm always skeptical when trying a new product because I never know what to expect; but I have been using Mario's Cucumber Facial spray for some time now and absolutely love how it makes my skin feel. Also, the reviews on this product were amazing so I figured WHY NOT!

        I kid you not, in just ONE night of using this product on the acne covered areas of my face, I woke up with a significant difference. I could not believe it. All of my active acne (large inflamed bumps around my mouth) had decreased in size AND redness, my small whiteheads were completely dried up and almost non-existent, and my blackheads on my cheeks had begun to dissolve as well. I have been using the product every night consistently for about a week now and I can not begin to describe how incredible my skin feels. I no longer have any active pimples and my old acne scars have begun to heal up and fade as well.

        I use this product alongside Mario's Acne Facial Cleanser as well. Yes, these products do make my skin feel a bit tight afterwards, but I use the hydrating facial spray and then a deep hydration night cream and my skin feels perfectly fine.

        PLEASE give this a shot, it's a lifesaver and you won't regret it.

         
        5.0

        I will be buying this product again

        By Valarie

        from Lubbock, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • This stuff not only shrinks pimples but prevents
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

          I wash my face with Mario's acne wash apply to active pimples only afterwards, I get inflamed acne and whiteheads.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works like it says it would!

          By summert1992

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

            Works great so far!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really worked

            By Natalia

            from Orlando, fl

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              I changed my whole rutine and my face is loving it, I included this and the vitamin c serum and I can see and feel the results, it doesn't dry out like other I have tried.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not worth it

              By Lilly

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

              I've been using this for a couple weeks now, and honestly I think my acne has gotten worse since using this product. It's a thick gel like consistency that doesn't really seep into the skin. I had hoped it would work but I think I'll stop using this. It does not dry out my skin which is nice, but other than that is completely ineffective for me.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Would not buy again

              By Kari

              from New York

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Soothing

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                I tried this because i had bad acne and loved Mario Badescu's facial spray. However, this literally did not do anything. It was completely ineffective.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worked Overnight

                By Miraculous

                from Chicago

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum:

                  I'm in my mid 40's. Read all the reviews before buying. Seems like it either works or makes it worse. A lot of the reviews had adult acne checked so I figured I'd give it a shot. It worked overnight for me. Based on the reviews maybe it works especially well on adult acne. Didn't dry out my face either.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this on top of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
                    Asked on 10/18/2017 by Morena from Winnipeg CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Anti-Acne Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning. You can apply the Drying Lotion as a spot treatment after.

                      Answered on 10/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Currently I'm using the enzyme cleansing gel, special cucumber lotion, and 3 times a week I'll use the glycolic foaming cleanser for my acne scars. I'm getting painful cystic acne what will help with that?
                    Asked on 8/30/2017 by Yajaira from US

                    1 answer

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