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on 4/26/2015 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by liuhelen96
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Did a great job at reducing the size of cystics but dried me out like crazy. My skin started to peel and bumps had a ring of dry skin around it. Several days later after not using it anymore and using just the drying lotion, dryness just increased and skin was peeling everywhere
on 4/16/2015 1:33:00 AM
More reviews by JMellish
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I was so excited to order this product after rave reviews. I waited patiently for two weeks for it to arrive. Up popped my usual hormonal cystic acne on my chin - I applied this for three nights in a row and it did nothing. Not a thing. No reduction in pain, redness or swelling. I then had a huge painful bump erupt on my forehead so tried this again.. But alas, no results again. And it smells like pure rubbing alcohol. What a disappointment!
on 2/24/2015 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by Lecitroen
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I used to use this when I was just getting into better skincare. It helped my acne a little, but using it daily was too drying for me. I have since learned that astringents with high alcohol are a bit dated and dries out your skin, not cure the problem. It reminds me of the astringents we all used in middle school for acne. As an adult, I've learned that there are gentler and more effective ingredients out there to target individual spots/pimples.
on 2/7/2015 12:21:00 AM
More reviews by lalalovee
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Didnt do much :/
on 2/2/2015 1:55:00 PM
More reviews by priyaj
Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
The only product that has ever actually reduced my occasional cystic acne. I use it as a spot treatment and usually it will make an emerged cyst reduce by at least 40% overnight. There are times where I've had a cyst for literally weeks (and have forgotten about MB's buffering lotion because I don't use it that often) and then treat it with this product, and have it reduce overnight. It also makes makes the cyst "poppable." I find that this works better on cystic acne on my cheeks or chin, but not my forehead. Also, it seems to work only on emerged cysts and not ones that have just started developing. This is a liquid, but I've only ever applied it with my finger. I just squeeze a drop onto my finger, let the drop hang off of my finger and then tip it onto the cyst.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/22/2015 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by HeatherDiva
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This seemed to work when I first tried it, but its effectiveness has diminished over time. I am also hesitant to repurchase because I am trying to stay away from ingredients like alcohol that may be drying or irritating, since they tend to aggravate my skin over the longer term.
on 1/10/2015 9:59:00 AM
More reviews by Econobabe
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other
If you are experiencing true cystic acne, this is worth a try. For years I thought this didn't work, because I wasn't using it on true cysts. However, after trying it out on an emerging one (you have to use this stuff early, just as you see it come up) it really did clear it up.I used this in conjunction with the MB anti-acne serum.
on 12/30/2014 1:23:00 PM
More reviews by Sara44
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This didn't do anything for my acne or my friend's cystic acne.
on 12/27/2014 10:15:00 AM
More reviews by bearrii
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Absolutely an amazing product. The only topical treatment for cystic acne that has worked. Spot treat and use in conjunction with the drying cream. I will never be without this product
on 12/25/2014 2:55:00 PM
More reviews by Nancygia
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
When I think of Mario Badescu in general, the word that comes to mind is mediocre. They have never made any major breakthroughs in skincare, and some of their products, like this one, do more harm than good. Even the facials at their spa in NY were subpar. The facialists would be double and triple booked, and they would disappear in the middle of a facial for up to 1/2 hour. So that being said, I don't remember when I purchased this, or why, but it is awful. It burns like crazy, and the result is that it made my pimples worse, and dried out the skin around it to the point that it was raw. I can't see how anyone would think that they got good results with this rubbish.
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