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Special Cucumber Lotion

Mario Badescu

Special Cucumber Lotion

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Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing cucumber based, acne fighting formula that is non-drying and non-irritating.
Twice daily after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuSpecial Cucumber Lotion
 
4.6

(based on 170 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (130)
  • Gentle (115)
  • Balances skin (109)
  • Improves skin texture (90)
  • Not greasy (86)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (105)
  • Combination skin (81)
  • Daily use (79)
  • Oily skin (70)
  • Sensitive skin (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (71), Brand buyer (63)

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5.0

This actually helped a lot!

By Taylor

from Fort Collins, Colorado

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

    It costs more than I usually like to spend, but it's worth it. I've had mild acne for a long time and it's left behind faded red marks, and this helps to fade those and make my skin tone a lot more even. I've noticed a lot of improvement from pairing this with the face wash. The only slight problem is that the yellow color of the liquid can stain fabric when it's wet, but as soon as it dries it stays on your face, so that's fine.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I felt like it made my skin worse

    By mangoadrianna

    from Miami Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

      My skin is usually crystal clear but for the past two or so months i've had breakouts that I'd consider bad. I bought this product in hope of putting an end to the little breakouts I get but I'm pretty sure it made it even worse. Day after day I'd get new pimples and it felt like it was doing ABSOLUTELY nothing. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.

       
      5.0

      Love this product!

      By Jamie

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        I have very oily, blemish prone skin that's been a problem for the longest time. After hearing so much about this brand I decided to give some products a try. This product has by far been the best. I have never used a toner until now and it's working wonders. I used to have so much redness all around my face and now I have an even skin tone. This has also helped tone down the excessive oils I used to have. My face is rarely oily anymore and it's amazing. Buy this product!

         
        5.0

        ahhhhmazing!!!

        By Tori

        from bellevue

        Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

        this is my first review EVER and i just had to cause this lotion plus the enzyme cleansing gel has changed my skin from a 3 to a 10! i have combination skin, oily/sensitive/dry and winter was rough. I had tiny bumps all over my skin, roughness, breakouts etc. I went through so many expensive products and nothing helped until this! within days my skin is clear and baby bottom soft! I'm shook at how well this worked. I'll be recommending this to everyone.

         
        5.0

        Love this stuff!

        By Hbn

        from San Antonio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          If in doubt buy the trial kits first! This toner keeps my skin clean and clear! If I use anything else I get the dreaded acne bumps.
          I tried trial size first then bought the big bottle. Mario Badscu really clears my skin!

           
          4.0

          Great!

          By Jas

          from Illinois.

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          I've been using this product for about a week and I've already noticed a slight difference in my skin. My acne scars have faded a little bit and it doesn't dry out my skin! (I have super sensitive dry skin. Even gentle cleansers dry out my skin). It does has a slight baby soap/ rubbing alcohol smell but it's not overwhelming. Hoping to try more MB products in the future!

           
          4.0

          Good toner for the price

          By Nat

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

          I've been using this toner for about 2 months now and I really enjoy using it. I haven't noticed a massive change in my skin since starting it but I love the way it makes my skin feel. This toner doesn't have a strong smell and really makes your skin feel clean. It doesn't remove dark make up very well but gets off any remaining face make up or cleanser on the skin. The only reason I won't be buying this again is because I want to try the other Mario Badescu toners, next I'll be purchasing the Glycolic Acid Toner.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By La_unica82

          from Birmingham AL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

            I use this daily in the morning! Leaves my face refreshed!

             
            5.0

            This stuff is AMAZING!

            By KD

            from Lake Zurich, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

              I have been struggling to find a product to help with my congested skin. This is it! It is just simply amazing.

               
              5.0

              Great toner

              By Missy

              from Michigan

              Comments about Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion:

              Best toner I've ever used and goes great with their acne wash! Not to mention how affordable it is!

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              • Q:

                hello, I have extremely oily skin & acne. what products do you recommend as a toner to help reduce my oil during the day & also blackheads? I have sensitive skin as well. thanks
                Asked on 5/5/2018 by lara rhymes with sara from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Special Cucumber Lotion would be a great option as your toner to help reduce breakouts and congestion while balancing the skin. For those with sensitive skin, we recommend patch testing the product before use.

                  Answered on 5/6/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                How much alcohol is in this? How much cucumber extract is there?
                Asked on 1/9/2018 by Ben from California

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We appreciate your interest in our products. Mario Badescu Skin Care considers our formulas and the methodology behind ingredient inclusion proprietary information. Since ingredients may have different functions in products depending upon their combination with other ingredients, the percentage of specific ingredients in any given product is not a measure of the ingredient's efficacy. It is the unique formula and technology that provides the desired result.

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

                I do like this product as a toner but i find it to be very drying and tight to my skin which is a giving I understand but I use the oil free moisturizer and it does not get rid of the the dry feeling. What moisturizer would you recommend that will work for very dry skin?
                Asked on 1/6/2018 by Love dove from North Carolina

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Should this replace the facial spray (aloe,herbs and rose water)? I believe when I purchased this I may have thought it could be used as a lotion.
                Asked on 1/5/2018 by me from Salt Lake City

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Special Cucumber Lotion is a toner that can be used on combination to oily, acne prone skin. We do not suggest using our Facial Sprays as toners.

                  Answered on 1/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I used this product a few times and it broke out my face. Can I exchange this for a different toner??
                Asked on 12/14/2017 by kaykay54 from orange city

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can bring the product back to Ulta per their return policy for an exchange.

                  Answered on 12/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                HI. I have a combination skin type between oily/ dry and I also have acne prone skin. I tend to breakout more so on my cheeks and jawline. What would you recommend me to use for a daily routine ?
                Asked on 11/4/2017 by QueenAC from New Jersey

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Should this product have a plastic seal?
                Asked on 10/19/2017 by Nikki from NC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our packaging does not contain inner or outer seals.

                  Answered on 10/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have combination skin and I am looking to start a skincare regimen. My concerns are Acne, Blackheads/pores, and scarring. After doing some research this is what I have come up with for my night time regimen:
                Cleanser: Acne Facial Cleanser
                Toner: Special Cucumber Lotion
                Moisturizer: ???
                Exfoliant(sp?) : Glycolic Acid Toner
                Mask: Whitening Mask

                My questions are: What would you recommend for a moisturizer? Also, what product would you recommend for me to use to kind of top everything off? How often/frequent should I use each product? What product/kind of product should I look for to use in the mornings?
                Asked on 7/26/2017 by RinxKay from Myrtle Beach

                1 answer

              • Q:

                hi, i have combination (alittle more on the dehydrated side) acne prone skin. would this be a good toner? i also use the Rose Water Spray and love it. But I would like something that will control my acne, help with pores and the little bumps on my forehead.
                Asked on 7/13/2017 by luz from US

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have large pores and acne prone skin. Also I have oily skin with fine lines. Which toner is best for me? Especially for my pores?
                Asked on 6/12/2017 by Tanzy from Georgia

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Special Cucumber Lotion will help reduce current breakouts and prevent future acne. This product will help gently deep cleanse the skin and reduce any pore clogging build up. This product is a great option if you are concerned about the appearance of pores. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is also a great option 2-3 times per week on oily skin - this will help reduce congestion and breakouts while minimizing the appearance of pores.
                  http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                  Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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