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Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit
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Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit

BY MARIO BADESCU #1 in Acne Treatments

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.51 / 5 based on 1,439 Reviews

Product Description

Different breakouts require different spot treatments so you can achieve clearer-looking skin, fast. This kit includes full-sizes of our three best-selling spot treatments: Drying Lotion (to help dry up whiteheads), Buffering Lotion (to help shrink large, under-the-surface bumps), and Drying Cream (to target small bumps and pimples).

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Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit
Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit
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Mirvelyn Santos C.
Everett, WA
215 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Honestly, I only post reviews when credit is deserved and want to share a great discovery. ~ This is moisturizer is awesome! In order to give a true review, I will explain my skin type and how this product works for me. FYI (I don't work for Loreal nor am I getting paid to give this review.)

It definitely quenches my 48 year old sensitive, dry and thirsty skin. My hair is caucasian naturally curly and I have the dry skin that goes along it. Because of that, I started moisturizing at the age of 13. My first skin care regimen was Oil of Olay every night because my grandmother had beautiful skin and that is what she used. Perhaps it did some good, no one believes me when I tell them my age. However, since it wasn't enough for my skin after the age 40, I began the long grueling task of product testing to find the right super-duper moisturizer.

Since my skin is very sensitive and learned the hard way to always research what I put on my face. During this quest, I learned from a distributor that worked for Loreal and Lancome that they were sister companies and both use very similar ingredients. In addition, they both do extensive research into creating their products. Of course, the first thing I did when I returned home was Google it to verify if this was factual information. Sure enough, it was true. I also looked up both company's products and compared them to each other. Very similar! Even though I would love to only purchase Lancome's expensive products, it just isn't practical. So, I began testing Loreal products. (Every now and then, I will buy Lancome's Absolute Night cream.) Good News! Loreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal is the closest thing to it. Believe it or not, I even put it on my lips because it actually taste good! (I saw on the ingredients there is honey in it.) I kid you not, it smells as good as it taste! (Promise, I'm not looney!) No strong perfume smells. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and with a slight glow. The best part is that it absorbs right in and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy. It meets all of my requirements for a moisturizer.

Let's face the ugly reality, there's no miracle cream or snake oil that will erase the age of time. Instead, all we can do is moisturize and take care of what we have! So far I am happy with this product and almost finished with my second jar. I will buy more! Love it!
Brenda C.
2 reviews
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I love this product 👌🏻 and has helped me with my breakouts! The price is $17 dollars and it’s pricey. I bought this product at urban outfitters and it was my first time buying it. I got recommended on Mario  Badescu skincare. If your a new customer you could creat an account on there website and get free samples only for the first time and only for U.S customers for only $2.95 for sample shipping!☺️ 

Fatima C.
Mineola, TX
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Throwback to the summer, I started to struggle with acne and I tried everything and nothing would make them shrink or disappear. One day I walked into Ulta and we asked one of the workers what they would recommend and they said the drying solution by Mario Badescu. So I gave it a try and in the morning BOOM the pimmples had shrinked. It was a magical formula/ substance!! I love it so much and I would totally recommend it to anyone who’s struggling with acne and can’t get rid of pimples!!
Zoe L.
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I’m so bad at staying on top of multi-step acne treatments! Really bough, that’s my only complaint. My mom handed me a bottle of drying lotion when I was in high school, and it’s still my favorite MB product. My brother had really bad cystic acne and was actually on accutane for a long time, and this set helped calm him down to more average breakouts and the drying lotion tamed cysts from the size of a silver dollar down to a nickel. This is something I’ll always keep in my kit.
Katelyn M.
Romeoville, IL
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I’ve used two of the three products in this kit. The drying lotion is great for basic, hormonal acne or white heads. The buffering lotion works best for cystic or deeper acne. Drying lotion is an equally effective cheaper alternative to the Kate Somerville treatment! I will say I absolutely hate the application method of the buffering lotion. It’s a mess & a waste of product. The drying lotion is my first choice I’d recommend someone to try. Oh, and remember don’t shake it! 😉
Cindy G.
Los Angeles, CA
3 reviews
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The drying lotion is nice, and I generally find it effective, but the bottle is too tall!  It's fine when you start using it and there is still a lot of powder in it but after a while it's really difficult for a standard size q-tip to reach the bottom without losing your grip!  I would not repurchase for this reason because it's such a pain!  But if that doesn't bother you, it's effective for keeping breakouts from getting larger and is quite gentle.
Heather A.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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The drying lotion is really great for a red zit that’s about to come to a head. The buffering lotion is great for CYSTIC acne. When I would get a red bump that would just NOT go away, the buffering lotion really really helped so much!!!!😍 it would look so much better the next day and gradually go away. It’s amazing for cystic acne. As for the drying lotion like I stated, it’s great to dry out zits that have / or coming to the surface ! The drying cream is also very very good! But , consider the smell. It’s smells super weird and funky ! But besides that, it is a skin colored cream that you can use (if matched to your skin tone) will dry out and heal a pimple. It does exactly what it claims and I definitely have noticed a difference ! 🤩 Furthermore , I want to state that these products work very well ! Especially for the cost. You can purchase these items at Ulta. Their other products are worth looking into as well! 👍🏻
Alexis M.
Tucson, AZ
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I love the drying lotion (: I use it as a spot treatment. I use cotton balls to apply it. If you have whiteheads, use the drying lotion on it and you don't even have to wash it off as it goes away naturally. The buffering lotion is life y'all! I use it on blemishes and it helps keep my skin clear and prevents future breakouts. My new go to whenever I have a blemish or when acne growing on my skin. Best products ever! Can't be without them.
Madison T.
Harrison, AR
12 reviews
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I personally have never used this but my sister has! When she started using this her face almost completely cleared up! She definitely was not disappointed. If I am correct she bought it at Ulta Beauty. Honesty, I have used her stuff a few times and it helped so much, my favorite items of hers is the drying cream, and the Rosewater spray! The drying cream INSTANTLY cleared up my pimples that were forming, and the Rosewater left my face really soft. I hope you enjoyed this review!
Olivia S.
19 reviews
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I purchased the drying lotion individually. I had seen so many great reviews of the product, claiming that it was basically make white-heads disappear overnight. So I was disappointed when I found that I was not seeing any results at all. I’ve tried it out on several occasions on pimples of various sizes and stages, and it has done nothing for me.
Angie P.
Palmdale, CA
26 reviews
Please need help is this product great for acne scars ?? Or what product is recommended??
MyKala k.
Terre Haute, IN
36 reviews
I just got this Mario Badescu acne repair kit from friend that didn't like the line. It didn't come with the paperwork or the box. I know the drying lotion you do NOT shake or mix up, so is it a spot treatment? Something you would wear at night?? Thank you XD
Lauren W.
182 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Is this worth the price?
Ariana a.
Walla Walla, WA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does this work? and is this worth buying? Where can I get this?
Jennyfer W.
126 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have hear about this product but never use it, how good is this? Is it worth it?

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