Nicole, 28 | fayetteville, Arkansas | United States (December 7, 2013)
I have suffered from severe acne including cystic acne and extremely oily skin since I was a freshman in high school. I began trying everything I could to get rid of this problem including changing my diet. NOTHING WORKED including proactive. I gave up!! Until I walked in to Ulta Beauty and they told me about Mario Badescu!! My skin began clearing up in less than 2 weeks! and I have now been using it for 4 months and my skin is clear and no breakouts and my pores have shrunk!! I LOVE MARIO BADESCU and have been telling everyone I know about it!!!
Sarah, 24 | Hillsboro, Oregon | United States (November 27, 2013)
Normally, you are suppose to wait 4-6 weeks to truly see the results of a skin care product. Not true with Mario Badescu. After buying the Acne Starter kit my skin is no longer greasy and dry and my acne has cleared up in a matter of days. I have never bought a Mario Badescu product I didn't like and I am again pleased with the Acne Starter kit. Anytime a friend has any sort of skin issue I am quick to recommend these amazing products. Buy them now, they will not disappoint.
Thandi, 26 | New York, New York | United States (November 18, 2013)
I never write reviews...but these products are worth passing on to those who are searching for products that actually deliver what they promise.I have only been using these products for two weeks, and I am AMAZED at the results. I have struggled with moderate acne sine I was teen and have tried it all...from home remedies to expensive over the counter, prescriptions etc. While I have been able to tame it down nothing has actually gone and and eradicated the problem the way these products have. I have been using the drying mask 3 times a week, the seaweed night cream nightly and the whitening mask every other day-plus the amazing moisturizer. The whitening mask has been the ONLY product I have ever used that has completely gotten rid of dark spots, in another week or so it looks like they will be all gone! They ACTUALLY are fading away, no makeup cover up required.As an African-American it is so hard to find products that work on my dark spots, what a relief to find affordable over the counter products that actually work! If your like me you are skeptical and pretty much tired of your skin repeating its cycles. I highly recommend these products to ANYONE who wants beautiful, glowing healthy looking skin.You will not be disappointed.
Rachael, 22 | Fairfax, Virginia | United States (November 12, 2013)
I cannot speak highly enough about Mario Badescu products for acne. I have always struggled with moderate acne, mainly around my chin area ever since I can remember. I have tried everything from Pro-Activ to ridiculously expensive prescription creams and face washes prescribed to me from a dermatologist. All of those worked for about a week and the problem was back. I used to blame it on the water I showered in or the environment that I lived in. It was poor managing of my skin and I was simply using the wrong products. Being a long time and loyal shopper at Nordstrom, I decided to invest a little more money into my skin as I did for my clothes. The woman at the counter helped me pick out a complete skin care line that was aimed towards MY problems, not just a generic "oily acne-prone skin" line. At the time, I had probably close to 10 or 12 breakouts on my chin. I took the products home Buffering Lotion, Silver Powder, Silver Healing Powder, Acne Serum, Special Cleansing C Astringent, Drying Mask I felt quite confident that I could knock these breakouts out for good. I applied the Silver Powder as directed then after I applied the Buffering Lotion. Before going to sleep that night, I applied the Anti-Acne Serum. OVERNIGHT MY SKIN WAS COMPLETELY CLEAR!!!! I have never had this happen before. Ever ever ever. My face was smooth, and NOT dry which is something that happens with a lot of acne products. My face felt refreshed and my skin was SO SO soft. Thank you Mario Badescu for creating amazing products that give back confidence to people, especially when something like acne is the only thing that can hold them back. Will always be a customer.
Christtopher, 52 | germantown, Maryland | United States (October 15, 2013)
Oh yes your products do work. I'm bald and my head became a pimple farm whenever I went into the sun. My dermatologist provided me with expensive prescription shampoo and lotion. These were ineffective. A friend recommended Mario Badescu products and a rep recommended the buffering lotion and the acne facial cleanser. WIN!. I still have to ear a hat outdoors and I still use the shampoo as it doesn't seem to hurt anything but my scalp is so much better now. It is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse your products and the way you do business. Thank you so much!- you really know skin!.
Katie, 31 | Las Cruces, New Mexico | United States (October 8, 2013)
Suffering from PCOS-related cystic acne like I did for 10 years?
Then you MUST try Mario Badescu's buffering lotion: http://www.mariobadescu.com/buffering-lotion.
I was diagnosed with PCOS nearly 10 years ago a change in diet and exercise has minimized most of my related problems, but the cystic acne was something that just wouldn't go away...until I started using the buffering lotion.
I apply a thin layer over the acne-prone areas of my face particularly my chin every morning between washing my face and applying moisturizer/makeup, if I wear foundation at all now. This stuff is THAT good!
The lotion doesn't dry my skin out or cause it to become flaky, which is something the dozens of other anti-acne products I've tried and now kicked to the curb can't claim.
I can't tell you how many comments I get on my skin now! THANK YOU, MARIO BADESCU!
margo, 65 | Bedford, Texas | United States (October 5, 2013)
Love your drying mask, drying creme and especially the cuticle creme. My cuticles were just wrecked, swollen and calloused from trimming them all the time as they really grow fast. This is one of the few cuticle products that really work. Also if I get a stray zit, that drying mask really nips it in the bud and the drying creme I can use in the daytime under makeup. Those work really well too.
Theresa, 28 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | United States (October 1, 2013)
I have struggled with severe cystic acne and oily skin since I was twelve. I have been on Accutane twice and virtually every topical under the sun, as well as long-term antibiotic treatments between Accutane cycles to stave off flare-ups. In addition to prescribed regimens, medications, and dietary changes, I have tried most recommended cleansers and systems. My only goal thus far was to avoid painful flare-ups actually having good skin with less visible pores seemed entirely out of reach. I recently decided to try a new regimen with MB products and I cannot believe how quickly my skin quality has changed. Not only have scarring, minor breakouts and small nodular lesions been treated, but my pores and overall skin vibrancy hasn't looked like this since before puberty. To say I am impressed is an understatement I am shocked. I cannot believe a product like is available over the counter at such affordable prices. If you are considering trying these products or know anyone with severe cystic acne and oily skin, you shouldn't hesitate to try/recommend this. I can honestly say you will not find a more effective treatment.
Julia, 26 | New York, New York | United States (September 28, 2013)
I had been on the same birth control for 5 years. My doctor advised me to switch prescriptions - when I did, I got horrible hormonal break outs covering my chin. Many, many dermatologist prescriptions later multiple pills, injections, and topical ointments, I decided to try the Mario Badescu line because nothing was working. I use the Drying Lotion at night on visible break outs, the Whitening Mask every 2-3 days, Special Healing Powder when I go to bed each night, Anti Acne Serum as needed in the morning before I head out for the day, and Almond Honey Scrub every 2-3 days just because it smells amazing. The vast majority of my breakouts are gone. The small bumps on my face have receded, and I see fewer break outs as the weeks go by. These products have really worked for me.
Alli, 18 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | United States (September 15, 2013)
I have been using Mario Badescu products for about a year now. I love everything he makes. All the products on the line are phenomenal. I recommend the drying lotion and the drying mask for acne. They're the only acne products that worked for me. I even had prescription topical creams from dermatologists and they didn't work nearly as good as Mario Badescu. I also stuggled with chest acne, until I started using the Special Cleansing Lotion O. I never get breakouts there anymore. This is by far one of the best skin care brands ever invented.
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