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Special Cleansing Lotion C

Mario Badescu

Special Cleansing Lotion C

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Mario Badescu's special acne, oil controlling formula with sulfur is an aggressive astringent that will cleanse the skin of surface greasiness. One of Mario Badescu's best acne fighting products that deep cleans, disinfects and dries up acne affected, oily skin and removes build-up that may cause future pimples.
Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camphor, Sulfur, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuSpecial Cleansing Lotion C
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (51)
  • Balances skin (37)
  • Not greasy (36)
  • Improves skin texture (34)
  • Gentle (24)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Dries out skin (12)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (50)
  • Oily skin (31)
  • Combination skin (25)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (40), Brand buyer (18)

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3.0

Too strong

By Giselle

from Texas

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

I bought this along with the caviar day cream and the rosewater spray because these were the 3 things missing in my staple face care routine. I have sensitive and usually dry skin around my chin and nose area. After a few days of using this I noticed my checks were super dry and there were red bumps all over them. Now it could be the caviar cream or the spray but I hihgly doubt it. This stuff is very strong and it burns a bit when going on to the skin. I'm going to keep trying the cream and the spray and other combinations of the three to try to find the culprit lol because I've never had dry skin or red bumps on my cheeks. If it turns out to be one of the other products I will update my review. I think this is best for people with really, really oily skin and no dryness.

 
5.0

Smells awful but works

By Princess

from Stockton, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

I use this during flare or breakouts and it does it job. It's strong and it makes my eyes sting (the smell) but it really does combat pimples.

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By Jessica

from Columbia m.d

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

I use it after I wash my face.

 
5.0

Continue to buy over and over

By Kriskrisss92

from Charleston, West Virginia

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Good for acne control
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Removes leftover makeup

Cons

  • Strong smell

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

This does have a very strong smell. I don't consider it to be bad, as I've struggled with hormonal acne most of my life and have used stuff that smelled worse. Changed my skin dramatically, but is now sometimes a little harsh for the weeks between my cycles when I'm slightly less oily. But it leaves my skin feeling super clean and not overly dried on the weeks that I am.

 
5.0

Miracle Product for Oily Skin!

By Jay Cee

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Oil
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I love this toner. I have oily, acne prone skin. I have noticed that this has reduced the amount of oil production on my face and reduced the amount of acne break-outs I have. Also, the number of small bumps and clogged pores have significantly reduced ever since I used this product a year ago. I also want to note that I use this toner in conjunction with other Mario Badescu products, such as the drying lotion, drying mask, glycolic gel and rose water spray.

     
    1.0

    Doesn't help

    By Nicole

    from Niles, OH

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    I just recently starting getting break outs on my skin as a result of a medication intolerance. Hoping this would help and hasn't changed my skin at all.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic

    By MAC

    from Ny

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    Im on my fifth bottle of this stuff and I absolutely love it! My skin is very break out prone and i feel like this helps keep everything so clean and fresh. My acne and blackheads definitely diminishe with this product and i see a difference when i dont use it. Love this!

     
    5.0

    My Favorite

    By celowers

    from Ohio

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

    Love using this after removing makeup! I've purchased this over and over again and will continue to do so.. it's one of my favorite products!

     
    5.0

    Love this as a toner!

    By Nat

    from Greensboro NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

      Perfect way to finish my make up removal routine.

       
      5.0

      Great for toning after cleansing. Helping prevent breakouts

      By L

      from San Diego

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C:

          Great for toning after cleansing with sonic brush.

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          • Q:

            How much sulfur is in this product?
            Asked on 4/6/2018 by skincare lover from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Thank you for your inquiry. Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion C contains less than 3% sulfur. We consider the exact concentrations of ingredients in our formulations proprietary information. Please refer to our website for a product’s full list of ingredients.

              Answered on 4/9/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Is this toner safe to use while being pregnant?
            Asked on 3/23/2018 by Kat from US

            2 answers

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

              Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

              Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I am having a difficult time determining which products to get. I have oily skin and routinely get cystic acne and blackheads. I'm not sure about the difference between this and the special cucumber lotion. my skin is usually oily, but it can get dried out if I keep hitting it too intensely with cleansers and toners that are too strong.
            Asked on 1/19/2018 by SarahFaith from Lebanon, OR

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I have dry, acne-prone skin with minimal red acne scarring. Which toner is best recommended for that?
            Asked on 1/11/2018 by jessi from nc

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I have tried your brightening kit and love it! I also purchased your glycolic acid toner. I normally use Dermalogica special cleansing gel & superexfoliant. For my moisturizer I use Clinique's moisture surge. I have acne scars and hyperpigmentation. I also suffer from redness in my cheeks and around my forehead. I have combination skin and recently have been dry above and around my mouth. Consistent breakouts in my chin/jawline area and sometimes around my forehead and brows. Not sure what products are best for me. I also use your drying lotion. Would be interested in your recommendations. I notice I wake up without redness when using the brightening kit. However the drying lotion isn't as effective as I want it to be.
            Asked on 11/18/2017 by Maria from Stockton, CA

            1 answer

          • Q:

            I'm new to the Mario Badescu products. I started with the acne prone starter kit which included the special cucumber lotion toner. My skin is oily on my forehead and dry around my nose and mouth. I didn't have acne aside from the occasional blemish but I stopped taking birth control two months ago and now my skin is breaking out horribly especially on my forehead. Would you recommend this or the special cucumber lotion?
            Asked on 11/17/2017 by Melissa from Michigan, US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              For your skin type our Special Cucumber Lotion would be the best toner for you! This will help reduce breakouts and congestion on combination skin without over drying.

              Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Do you have to shake it up before use? There's an ingredients at the bottom of the container however it doesn't indicate on the instructions.
            Asked on 8/14/2017 by JT from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Special Cleansing Lotion C does not need to be shaken before use. The sediment at the bottom of the contain is normal.

              Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Which is recommended for oily acne prone skin, special cleansing c lotion or the acne facial cleanser?
            Asked on 7/27/2017 by c from Texas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Both are recommended for acne prone skin! Our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used as your daily cleanser to help reduce breakouts and congestion. Our Special Cleansing Lotion C is a toner formulated for very oily acne erupted skin.

              Answered on 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I am 25 with very oily skin, constant small under the surface acne, and monthly larger breakouts, with acne scars from old breakouts. What would you recommend for a skincare routine considering my skin's current status, yet still prepare for some anti-aging benefits?
            Asked on 7/26/2017 by em7070 from undisclosed

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Would this work well with the enzyme cleansing gel? I did use the glycolic acid toner but I could not use it a lot due to broken acne spots
            Asked on 6/29/2017 by torik3 from East Tennessee

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes! Our Special Cleansing Lotion C is a great option for toner after cleansing. This is an excellent toner for those with very oily, acne erupted skin.

              Answered on 7/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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