Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

3.9

280 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol,Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein,Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Allantoin, Biotin,Isopropyl Myristate,Stearalkonium Hectorite,Pyridoxine HCl,Propylene Carbonate

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I had been suffering from severe adult acne (hormonal, cystic) and researched a couple of products that could help and came across this little bottle. Though the Drying Lotion from Mario Badescu is raved about, I'm surprised this isn't even more so! Dabbing a little of this on with a cotton swab over several cystic acne breakouts and the next morning they're severely lessened and by day three basically gone! I do that and sometimes for more serious breakouts I'll cover the area with a COSRX pimple patch and it's like magic. I've got sensitive skin and while the smell is a little strong, it goes away and doesn't tingle in the slightest. If you can get past the weird packaging (it's a dropper-like bottle which I usually drop into the actual lid and then dip swabs) and are struggling with cystic acne, this does everything it says it does.

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on 1/28/2018 12:34:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I always have this in my cabinet. I don't need it every day, but it is very effective at resolving small bumps and minor breakouts, stopping them in their tracks without irritation. Price is very reasonable, and lasts a long time when tightly capped. Really excellent, unique product that does what it promises.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

this one is magic i used the drying lotion before great...but not as this one its really great for cystic acne... new acne bumps i dont need other acne treatment at first i put too much by put in finger first then i found out the best way is directly put on your acne from its tip..so u wont lose lots product this one is all u need if u have dry sensitiv acne prone skin...


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

This stuff is magic. I first bought the infamous drying lotion for my cystic acne that I've had since I was a teen. I used it on a stress breakout and it didn't seem to help the deep pulsating painful bumps, as I figured nothing would-this has always been my fight with acne. I went to ulta to see if I could find anything else to help with a new planet trying to block one of my nostrils that was causing me to grimace in pain every time I talked, and came across this product. I followed the directions, and by the next morning it was half its size and it didn't cause my head to pound anymore. In my book, that's witchcraft. It's a weird consistency, but I'll take it in any form of it makes it stop hurting. Thanks again, Mario.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I've purchased this along with many others from MB countless times, and this is a must. I wear this every night and day. Under my sulfur treatment every morning, and under my makeup every morning. greatly reduces the pain of the cystic acne.

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on 4/19/2017 7:02:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I've only been using this for 3-4 months, but can't imagine being without it in future. Initially, I really disliked the runny texture and thought it was awkward to apply, however, now that I've got the hang of it, it's easy to apply, though it does take some getting used to. I get very isolated hormonal breakouts and this has helped clear them very, very fast. Usually within two days, any blemish I develop is starting to go away which is remarkable. This is a wonderful and effective product that I hope will be around for a long time. I recommend this to anyone with hormonal breakouts.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This stuff works wonders! I have tried the Mario drying lotion(the stuff with the pink residue at the bottom) but this stuff works better. It works great on all kinds of pimples, but the best use for me is on cystic pimples(underground pimples). Normally those buggers won't go away for weeks, but with this stuff they go away in a matter of days! Really is amazing. The only thing is it's kind of hard to apply, [shake product well!] you have to drop a bit of the product on your finger(the product is runny so that's what makes it hard) and then dot it on the problem pimple. If you have a light skin tone like me you could get away with using it during the day if need be, but using it just at night still make a huge difference. It is drying, so you might have a dry patch where the pimple used to be, but for me I'd much rather have a small dry patch than an angry red inflamed pimple!

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Holy grail.

Two weeks before a big event and my skin is freaking OUT. Probably bc I skipped the placebo week for my birth control to delay my period.

I'm getting horrible monstrous zits. I never wear more than a little concealer and suddenly I'm dreading leaving the house without foundation.

This stuff was in my dresser and I hadn't used it in an eternity. I've probably recommended it to friends a dozen times.

I pared my routine down to the Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum, Timeless Skin Care CE Ferulic Serum, CeraVe PM, the Neutrogena blue light mask and the Pixi Glow Tonic. Which has calmed things down considerably.

But this is the final step to eradicating those really vicious suckers. I use a cotton pad and apply it like toner to the affected areas, and it's flattening the cysts SO much.

I am so relieved and highly recommend this.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I'm a lifetime sufferer of chronic, cystic acne. I've done everything from prescription topical to a 3 year stint on Doxycycline. The only avenue I haven't explored is Accutane because I'm 36 and tired of the costs and health problems those medications cause.

I've used it all. My acne was so severe once that it had infected my whole body, requiring a Vancomycin IV drip for 2 weeks in the hospital and then had to stay on Doxycycline for 3 years until it caused a severe Gastric Ulcer! After that.... I had to stick to trying topical to manage it and nothing has truly helped.

I started a horrible breakout this Fall of 2016 that I treated nonstop with every method you can imagine. Charcoal & Sea Salt masks, drying lotions, acne "dots", scrubs, and even 20% Salicylic Acid Peels. Nothing helped and the cysts grew and repopulated. I had actually started wearing band-aid because covering them was impossible.

Then I found the Mario B .Buffering Lotion 2 weeks ago. I figured "why not" and bought it. After months of inflammation and cysts.... and hundreds of $$$$ in products...this Buffering lotion for $19 cleared huge, throbbing cysts 75% smaller in 3 days... THREE days! It's a little drying and very watery. But I rubbed it in 2x per day on clean skin and its absorbed in seconds and leaves no residue. I drop it on and rub into affected areas with my fingers first and then take a slim sterile gauze and apply a few drops and really press in. I can apply make up right over it if you wait a few minutes to let it really soak in.

After 25 years of this nightmare... I can eliminate a breakout of 10 cysts down to nubs in 3 days and completely eliminate in 5 to 7 days. It's a freaking MIRACLE at $19 and I only wish I'd have had it sooner. It's the blast of power any breakout at any age needs. I'm blown away. It's literally the most effective acne product anywhere on the market. You have nothing to lose by trying this if you're tired of wasting money and time on expensive kits and doctors that don't really help. This really does!

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on 12/10/2016 8:54:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

I'm giving this product a 5 star rating because it's the ONLY thing that actually helps with my cystic acne (CA) which I've been battling with for yearsss!

I experimented it on 3 CAs and it worked each time. First time, my CA disappeared without a trace (with no discolouration) after I applied the buffering lotion on it twice a day for 5 days. Second time I tried it on a CA which was threatening to emerge (I knew it coming because the skin was red and inflamed and painful). The inflammation went away after 3 applications. The third time I applied it on the CA which disappeared but returned with full rage the following month around my menstrual period. This time it actually softened the CA and pushed the white head to the surface so I could pop it easily, and after that the CA disappeared. The trick is to apply it on a CA, day & night, the moment you feel it emerging. Don't wait till the CA comes out in full force.

Another beauty of this product is that it's non-drying and absorbs very well. No sticky or tight feeling.


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