I use this after the acne cleanser. Yes it might be a lil drying. But I use the vitamin c serum and herbal hydrating serum after it, so that helps. And then buffering lotion. It controls my breakouts.
Haley H. | Friday, April 05, 2013 | 00
This stuff works great. After using it my skin feels clean, and not oily what so ever. Great product.
Kamaria T. | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | MI
I LOVE THIS TONER, IT WORKS GREAT AT CLEANING MY SKIN AND REDUCING BREAKOUTS. MY MUST HAVE AND FAVE M.B. PRODUCT!
Zhanna B. | Thursday, January 29, 2009 | NY
Absolutely Love This!!!
I work out a lot and on top of it I have always had problems with back and chest acne. I tried Proactive, which was terrible. It helped for a bit but then I became immune to it. I tried antibiotics for acne, it did the job but was too restrictive on my diet and painful. Also not to mention that taking antibiotics is not good. So finally I decided to give this a whirl, all I can say Wow! All the major eruptions I had on my back and chest calmed after the first day. Then my upper back completely cleared. I get a break-out here and there, but its no longer as out of control as it used to be. And it clears up shortly. It used to stick around for a month or more. If I could drink this stuff, I would!
Amy F. | Thursday, December 18, 2008 | VA
I'll never go back!
I started getting really bad acne about a year ago I'm 26 including those cysts. I tried proactiv, which worked for a time, but then my skin got immune to it. I still use the proactiv cleanser, but I don't need the other two products because of THIS TONER. I ran out of the proactiv toner and started using this one. My skin looked great. When I got the replacement toner from proactiv, I started using it again and my skin immediately broke out. I quickly switched back to this special C toner, and my skin looks great. In combination with my moisturizer, it doesn't completely dry my skin out, even in the winter. I still get the occaisional breakout, but this toner actually makes my skin glow and it looks like its even helping the scarring. Once I run out of the proactiv cleanser, I'll probably try one from here. I had the enzyme cleansing gel, but it didn't seem strong enough for my acne. I'll probably try something a bit stronger from here. Make sure you use this toner twice a day to see faster/better results.
Tessa K. | Saturday, October 11, 2008 | CA
The perfect toner for Combination/Oily skin!
I have combination skin that has hormonal breakouts, since I've used this toner, I've had almost zero breakouts. I never had a ton of zits, but would always have small bumps on my cheeks that never actually came to the surface - they are gone! As in my cheeks are as smooth as my baby's butt! Try it!
Kathryne R. | Friday, July 18, 2008 | CT
The Best Toner I've Ever used
Like another user, I have trouble with cystic pimples and large pores due to oily skin. I also have very sensitive skin. This toner is the best I've ever used. It's soothing, there is no burning sensation I usually have with other toners which usually dry out my oily skin. I've used Proactive, Neutrogena sycilic acid which really burned, Clean Clear, Clinique, Aveeno etc. Not to mention several perscriptions from the dermatologist. The Special Cleansing Lotion really keep the oil under control WITHOUT dryin out my skin. Keeps the small break outs at bay and gives my skin a glow. This is truly a must have.
Kimberly B. | Sunday, March 23, 2008 | NY
If you are are even remotely considering this product.. Get it!!!!
After reading all the other testimonials, I felt I had to share mine. I looked at this product time and time again, until finally I just ordered it. I am so glad I did because this product is a miracle on pimples. I usually use it as a spot toner and if I have a breakout I will hold a cotton ball soaked with it for a couple of minutes. The pimples seem to just clear up within a day. I LOVE this product so much and hope everyone will give it a chance. You won't be disappointed!!!
Shana M. | Friday, December 14, 2007 | WA
PERFECT TONER FOR CYSTIC ACNE PRONE SKIN
I have struggled with cystic acne for 10+ years and this toner soothes and reduces deep cystic acne. It will not dry out your skin so you aren't left with that super tight dry skin feeling after using it. It works best when used twice daily (AM & PM). I adore all of the acne-fighting products from Mario Badescu - they've been a God-send to this thirty-something acne-prone gal and are truly effective. The descriptions with each product are real, not promotional.
W L. | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | AZ
absolutely the best toner for seriously bad skin
i have REALLY problematic skin - extremely oily, huge pores, cystic pimples, small white heads, everything. This toner really deep cleans my face and how stopped the small bumps and clogged pores - for the cystic pimples I'm trying the Buffering Lotion.
Sarah M. | Sunday, August 12, 2007 | 00
One of MB's must-haves for acne sufferers!
This is a great toner for when you have awful breakouts (or for any time when you want to prevent acne eruptions). It dries out the blemishes without parhching your skin; it works just as good as the other MB spot treatments!
Heather K. | Monday, March 19, 2007 | AL
I have had consistently troubled skin - small pimples and whiteheads - for the past ten years (all through high school and college, and continuing into my "grown up life") and have tried every product I could lay hands on. My skin has always been oily, and it was difficult to find a product that would dry me out enough to look and feel clean, but leave enough of my oils behind so that I wouldn't get dried out and make my skin worse. I have been using this toner in conjunction with the Botanical Face Gel, and my skin has never looked better. I still break out occasionally - I've been told it takes several weeks for your skin to settle itself into a new product - but I look...well, radiant. My pores seem smaller, my skin's texture is vastly improved, and (I was told) I look luminous - even when I skip the makeup! And it doesn't hurt when you're told that your face smells nice when you're getting in bed - how many people get that compliment?
Sarah D. | Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | NY
The BEST for acne!!!!
I'm not even exagerating that this is the BEST product for acne! I had started to get adult acne when I was 21 and it was terrible. I always had 2-3 painful cystic pimples on my face, and when one went away another popped up nexted to it. I tried EVERYTHING, and nothing worked. I had been using Mario Badescu healing lotion and liked their botanical cleanser which I saw results with and decided to try this. In about 2 weeks my face cleared, and now almost 6 months later I have not had a cystic pimple since! It worked for me, so i would definetly say try this out!