Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Doesn't cause Acne!!!!
I have searched through what I feel like, is every product on the market, for a moisturizer that does not cause acne or make my acne worse. I have recently started struggling with acne after having children and it's horrible. Nothing seems to work long term. I have combo skin and most products dry it out to the point that it gets too dry so I moisturize and that causes more breakouts and the cycle just continues. I haven't found anything that works long term yet but I have been functioning with an a la carte menu of brands and products. This product however actually WORKS to moisturize and doesn't cause pimples. It also doesn't make existing acne worse. It is a little heavy, I can immediately feel the "smothering" effect on my pores but it doesn't break me out so I deal with the shine which goes away once it absorbs. I just apply it after washing my face and let it dry for about 20 minutes before applying my makeup. It's not 100% perfect, but certainly the best moisturizer on the market to date thatI have found for acne prone skin in my 34 years!
Most Helpful Critical Review Thick and heavy
I bought this lotion thinking it would be great for my oil skin in the day time. Wrong! While it didn't break me out, I don't like the feeling of heavy lotion on my face. I used it for as long as I could but then I received a sample of Benefit's triple performing facial emulsion. I used the sample until it was gone and bought more. It's light weight, smells great and has a higher SPF. If you have very oily skin like me, it's a better choice. I still use Mario Badescu's acne cleaner and special cucumber lotion. They're the best. This moisturizer not so much.
Reviewed by 114 customers Hydrating
Destiny from Fairfax, VA
I love this moisturizer, it hydrates my skin Really well and lasts all day. With other moisturizers I've felt like i have to put it on again half way through the day but this one is lightweight and really nourishing
The BEST Moisturizer & Staple Skincare Product
Emily G. from Albany, NY
I've been using this moisturizer for 3 years now and it is a STAPLE. If I were only allowed to bring ONE beauty product on a trip, it would be this one. I have tried TONS of other moisturizers and serums and nothing compares to this! It is rich enough that it moisturizes very well & lasts all day, but not so rich that it feels heavy or greasy. My skin is SO sensitive, and my T zone gets oily while the rest of my face gets dry. This moisturizer is the perfect balance to manage it all, and NEVER causes breakouts (not even when I first switched to the product, which pretty much always happens when I change my skincare routine). I LOVE this moisturizer and recommend it to everyone with a similar skin type!
Love Mario's moisturizer! Not greasy or sticky
Tracy from New Brunswick NJ
Use it everyday! Will use the SpF 30 in the summer and on vacations/ trips to the beach. Works great!
PcosGirl from Savannah GA
This along with the other products geared towards fighting acne have been like a life changer for me. I have pcos so acne is a major thing that I'm used to getting but this has helped so much I can't explain how much I love it
Nicole from Salt Lake
I have oily acne prone skin and this stuff works great for me! I originally bought it in the acne set and liked it so much I bought the full size.
Kd from Texas
Overall, this product goes on smoothly. It does not clog pores.
no just no sis
melanin.queen from noneofurbusiness
first of all i got this as a sample on a purchase so i didn't actually buy it. secondly i have extremely oily skin especially on my t-zone. i put this on my face and it immediately smelled like sunscreen. it was so gross. i'm still very oily by the end of the day. do not regiment.
Going to be returned
Bri from Florida
I don't break out like ever, I needed a replacement for a discontinued Clinique product but this just made me break out so badly.
Nope And Nope
Hailey from NC
Sadly I have yet to find a moisturizer that's not too much for my oily acne prone skin:( if you have similar problems skip this product and head to the next because this ain't it sis.
Best Moisturizer I've Used
Michaela from Goleta, CA
I love this moisturizer. It leaves my skin with a nice sheen but isnt oily at all. I would say that as its getting warmer i'm wishing for a higher SPF but they offer a 30 so I could try that. Great moisturizer, no strong scent. Absorbs quickly. I will keep using this. I tried the aloe moisturizer for reference and didnt love it, it was a bit too much.
Oil free lotion is the bomb!
Carm from Mandeville, LA
This oil free lotion has transformed my face! My Ulta Esthetician examined my face and noted it was extremely oily. Turns out the products I was using contained a lot of oil. It was recommended that I use Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer, and I love it. It keeps my skin hydrated and looking plump without the added oil. I love it!
Mallory from Las Vegas, NV
My skin is oily, I bought this thinking it would help but it really did not. My skin becomes greasy halfway throughout my day when I am doing no hard labor at all. It smells good. Moisturizer becomes hard sometimes too and explodes every time no matter how careful I am trying to make sure it doesn't. I would not buy this again.
Perfect for skin that is usually greasy
Sylvia from Fresno, Ca
I usually don't like using lotion on my face because it usually makes my skin super greasy and gives me breakouts. This lotion does the opposite! It absorbs super quick, but not so quick that you can't move it around your face before it dries. And a little bit goes a long way! I've noticed it has helped change the texture of my skin and its super smooth now.
didnt helped me
koalababy from dallas
i have oily and sensitive skin. the moisturizer is thick and greasy. it didnt helped at all with oiliness and redness. after using it for 2 weeks, i have now started getting acne also.
my aveeno moisturizing was far better than this. it might be good for other skin types, but didnt suited me.
A little pricey but definitely worth it
Lauren from Bloomington, IN
I use this every morning at night and I've been doing so for three days, so far I love it. However it is a little pricey so as a college student I may need to switch to a different product, but it is good all in all.
I wouls continue to buy this product
Kyle from Maine
I use this product after toner and it leaves my skin silky smooth. I have oily skin, and its actually helped my skin become less oily after repeated use.
Sunshine from Florida
This product smells like all sunscreen. I'd say it's maybe a good moisturizer for a beach day when you aren't wearing any makeup. It didn't absorb very well on my naturally oily skin. It felt like a film over my skin. I'll use it for my low maintenance days for the skin protection, but definitely not with makeup.
True miracle for me
DKK from AR
I had dry patches w my combo skin and no matter what regimen I was using, I still had dry patches that were beyond annoying. Moisturizers supposedly for oily, acne prone skin would cause me to break out. This works great, I cannot be w/o it.
The best moisturizer ever.
Divadust from Manchester CT
This moisturizer goes well with my acne medication day and night. My skin so smooth and soft. I get many compliments.
Best for Acne Prone Skin
Sara from Columbus, OH
This has been my go to for several years now. I cannot use products with dimethicone in it because i am prone to comedones (clogged pores) and this is one of the VERY few moisturizers that is both oil free and does not contain dimethicone. it has never steered me wrong and most of all I do not get closed comedones or breakouts using it.I use it year round so the spf is a big plus as well.
Had to repurchase!!
s the dancer from Washington, DC
I got this in the travel size as a part of one of their kits I believe, and I loooove it. The travel size lasted about 6 months, so I recently purchased the bigger size. It's good for light sun protection, but not enough SPF for my pale complexion in the summer. Other than that I love how it doesn't leave me greasy, it's so light weight. I did find that sometimes it would get gross and thick when it got stuck in the cap, but only a tiny amount.
Not for me
LollyG from Jacksonville, FL
59 years young with oily skin and small zits. Beginning to show some small lines, so I wanted to start moisturizing like a grown-up. I have trouble with spf making moisture too heavy so I tried the 17 instead of the higher protection, still too heavy.
Jazzy from Dallas, Tx
Works great as a SPF moisturizer!
Rachel from Texas
This is the best moisturizer I've used that actually controls my oily skin. I've always looked past MB products because I didn't like their packaging but after using this I love how simple it is and what the actual product has done for my face. No complaints here
Best Face Lotion for Acne Prone Skin
Ash from Reno
It's great for my acne prone/oily skin. Smells amazing. I love this stuff. Worth the price, and it lasts forever.