Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Acne REPAIR kit
I love this product.
Background: My skin is combo and tad on the dry side. Acne and a good amount of acne scarring. Products that I've used that actually made my skin worse include proactive, acne-free, kate somerville (similar but MORE expensive than MB and HARSH on your skin; maybe explains why it didn't work for me), and many more.
I was desperately in need of something that would clear up my cheeks. I had a terrible break out on my cheeks that left clusters of HUGE blemishes. I was becoming so self conscious of my skin that I didn't even want to go out!
Review: The product itself is amazing! It cleared up my skin within 2 weeks.... The huge bumps on my cheeks were diminishing and getting smaller with each use. The only issue that I could say about this product is the TERRIBLE TERRIBLE smell! But to be honest I would rather endure the smell than walk around with embarrassing acne.
Use in the AM: I cleanse my face as per usual with face wash and toner. After I tone my skin I put on the buffering lotion. Once the buffering lotion has set in I put on the drying cream and go on with my makeup routine.
Use in the PM: I do the same as the AM routine but I add the spot treatment.
I know it's bit obsessive but I really wanted my skin to clear up as soon as possible! I was going through months.. literally 4 months of this horrific break out.
TO CONCLUDE: IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ACNE AND YOU'VE TRIED EVERYTHING ASIDE FROM MB. Then you should consider making the purchase. This is a long review because I feel like its important to address and if this helps anyone else w/ their acne then I'm happy :-)
Most Helpful Critical Review No way
Don't use this on your face big mistake. My skin has never looked worse since I put this on my skin. Completely waste of my life. I can hardly believe it. It just doesn't even feel natural. Way too much chemicals.
Reviewed by 130 customers Great Buy
Summer from Arizona
If you get acne, this is a must-have. Each of the products target a specific type of acne and have helped me reduce the amount of acne on my face and help blemishes disappear in half the time it would normally take me to get rid of them. The only reason I took off a star is because the products are very drying, so although they do their job sometimes I must suffer with patches of dry skin.
Really loved this, I needed it !
Deb from San Antonio, TX
When I'm ovulating I get the worse cystic acne. It hurts so bad. Googled some stuff and found this product. Loved and NEEDED it. Going to make sure I always have it on hand.
This is a great kit and it absolutely works.
queenmom from Fort Smith, AR
I have 3 teenagers and they absolutely love these products and they actually work really well! I use the products as well and I have had great results!
I've tried everything!
Jordan from Ohio
I've been struggling with stubborn acne since I was 13. I am now 25, and have tried so many things. It was embarrassing having huge red bumps that were itchy and just wouldn't go away. I've tried many over-the-counter cleaners, using them twice a day, but never cleared up fully or even came close. I've had several visits with a dermatologist, paid over $100 for medicated acne solutions, and still they didn't work.
I decided to go to Ulta and see what they had, and spoke to someone who led me right to this product. I cleaned with the facial wash, then used the drying cream, applied the drying lotion right after, then the buffering lotion last. After using these for just 3 days, morning and night, my face is almost completely clear and feels great! I have NEVER had these results with any other product, and am shocked at how fast it worked! I am ecstatic beyond imagining, and am so glad I found this product. I'd recommend it to anyone!
Katelyn from Mesa, AZ
With oily skin, I'm acne prone especially in a hot heat state. Purchased this on a whim to try the products and honestly, I've fallen in love! These have been a new go-to to prevent and get rid of acne. The drying lotion has been my favorite to clear my skin in one day! Highly recommend, wish I had this kit in my teens days but glad to have it in my 20's!
go for it!!
madi rader from wind gap, pa
i got this kit for christmas, and it has done a full 360 to my skin. i feel confident enough to go out without makeup on, and i'd say if your thinking about purchasing this, go for it!! for the drying cream, a little goes a LONG way, and the .5 ounce is sure to last you a long time. what i usually do is cleanse, moisturize, drying cream, buffering lotion, and drying lotion. the products work hand in hand to clear my skin overnight! i just use a bar of dove soap to cleanse, and i use the dual action moisturizer from clean and clear. thanks mario badescu!!!!!
very bad quality
maqqa from new york
I bought it turned out badly, I do not advise, and you will regret your money to buy something else from this site very bad
How did I miss these!!
cary mom from cary, nc
Great variety of products for your various types of breakout. They are drying, so you need to be prepared for peeling and flaking.
Sara Jane from Connecticut
I am not one to write product reviews, even though I always read them. I am 33 years old and have experienced terrible breakouts for the last four months since stopping and restarting my birth control. The week before I get my period, my face and neck get covered with very red pimples with white heads. I went to Ulta just yesterday and bought this. I used the drying lotion by dabbing it on all my acne spots, face and neck. This morning I woke up and I would say the acne is 90% better. I am amazed and am so happy I found this product. I will be recommending it to everyone I know!!
I would definitely recommend this product
Anisa from East Windsor ct
Amazing product! Helped clear up my face!
Totally buying again!
Cyprus from Northern Wisconsin
I use these products daily and have seen amazing results! I have oily skin, with cystic acne and these products have cleared my skin within a few days! If I feel any cystic acne forming I apply the buffering lotion at night and by morning it is gone. The drying cream is excellent for T-zone and spot treatment great for whiteheads that may form. Truly has saved my face and my confidence is back.
Great set for different types of pimples
Le from Howell, MI
Due to the stress from Covid I have been experiencing terrible stress related and cystic acne; which I normally do not suffer from. I found this set and figured I would try it since it has 3 products which are effective on under the surface and surface pimples. I am very satisfied with this set! In my opinion, I find better luck with sulfur ingredients on stress pimples than tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid. A tip: I like to use the buffering lotion then apply a pimple patch overnight and when I wake up it's gone!
I would buy this product again!!
Turquoisegirl from Phoenix, AZ
OMG! I can't believe this stuff works! I have cystic acne and I tried so many products and spent so much money and they barely did anything to my cystic acne. When I got this, I immediately tried it before bed. The next morning, I noticed immediate results. The swelling is gone and I have a couple of stubborn acne and it took a week for that to go down. I'm very pleased with the results. I love the gift set that came with the Acne Repair Kit. I will definitely purchased the Botanical Exfoliating scrub. I love every item that was in the kit!
I would buy again
Peaches from IL
Only used the drying lotion so far from the kit and it did not disappoint. Made a difference in some breakout overnight!
Yes, amazing product!
DB from Arkansas
I was skeptical to buy the acne kit based on comments I read about flakey skin. I can see where this would happen, but I think you have to really read the instructions on each item and use as instructed. If you use the buffer lotion and your zit/acne isn't deep in the skin - it could cause irritation. This kit has cleared my skin and will be buying the kit vs just one product again. The kit allows you to treat any and all type of acne you are eperiencing and heal it overnight!
One month comparison picture!!
Paulina from Michigan
I was looking for something to repair my acne since the prescription I got from my doctor was not working. I was using the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel before buying this product. I was debating wether or not getting it since it had mixed reviews but I decided to give it a shot since the Mario Badescu products are very popular. After my first time using it, I noticed that the drying cream gave me a really bad reaction (it made shapes on my face literally) and mind you I'm not allergic to anything. I considered returning it but I still wanted to give the product a chance since it was my first use. I continued to only use the drying lotion and the buffering lotion and those two made my acne disappear!!!! Absolutely 100% recommend buying if you're looking for something to calm down your acne. Love it!
Dagen from Wasilla, Alaska
I am beyond in love with the drying lotion and buffering lotion!! The drying cream is okay but I really cannot stand the smell of it for some reason. The drying lotion is amazing on whiteheads and cystic acne. It will make 90% of them go away in 2-3 nights. The buffering lotion is amazing to apply after I pop the few that the drying lotion doesn't get rid of (can't help it!!). I will definitely be repurchasing those two products. Not sure about the drying cream yet.
Andrea from Texas
I'm 30 and still suffer from cystic acne. I've literally tried EVERYTHING including antibiotics from the dermatologist and nothing has worked. I bought this product 2 days ago and my acne is pretty much gone!
It's a must have! Will be buying over and over again!
Paloma from El Monte, Ca
It works! It takes my stubborn breakouts away!
Perfect with one modification
Sara from Michigan
I've been using this for about three months & have purchased the full sizes of the cleanser and toner. I was worried this routine would be super drying, but my skin is so soft, balanced, and my dry spots are all gone. As far as effectiveness at eliminating acne, it was doing an okay job. Nothing phenomenal. However I decided to use their Enzyme Cleansing gel as my morning cleanser, no toner, and my skin has totally cleared up. I must have needed the extra chemical exfoliation. I'm glad I've found the combo that works for me.
Nope from me :(
jenna from NE
I used the wash as directed as well as the toner and moisturizer. I also used the drying cream face mask and the drying cream for certain spots. It's been a few weeks and I kept using it in hopes of my skin adjusting to it but my acne is so so so much worse at this point. I went from about 5 pimples on one cheek at the most - to over 15 now. Painful and way more insecure now than I ever have been before. Disappointed but I will always respect this brand.
I would definitely recommend this product
Ana from TX
After looking for an acne treatment that didn't make my skin too dry or I was able to use under my make up I found this products and help perfect for all occasions. Is affordable and easy to use. when it comes to treat your skin you have to be discipline and make sure you are cleansing with the right products.
This kit is over all good
Hailey from NC
I don't use all these products religiously but I do use them every once in a while when I have a major cystic acne break out and they help in reducing redness, pain and inflammation. If you're considering this kit it's definitely worth trying because this kit is a very good deal!
Michigan Girl from Michigan
I've been using this product every night for about two weeks now. I haven't noticed a huge difference with my breakouts. Some mornings I'll notice that the drying cream has left my skin a little less bumpy, but I haven't noticed my other pimples/bumps going away or diminishing from the other two products. If anything they are going away as fast as a normal pimple would. It seems like it would be a good product, but maybe it's just not good for me personally. Very expensive for something that isn't really helping my breakouts...
I am 13 yr from ulta
I stopped my whole routine and switched to this one. And i had minimal acne on my t zone. After 3 days of using this kit, it gave me acne on my forehead, more on t zone, and cheeks and chin. Mind you, i've never had acne anywhere besides my t zone before (well maybe a few pimples here and there) but moral of the story, THIS PRODUCT DESERVES 0 STARS