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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion
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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

BY MARIO BADESCU #93 in Toners & Astringents

4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.33 / 5 based on 325 Reviews

Product Description

Buffering Lotion - Specifically designed to treat large, deep, cystic acne, the buffering lotion covers large erupted areas for overall treatment. Formulated with nourishing B vitamins and amino acids for healthy skin as well as soothing anti-inflammatory herbal extracts to promote healing. Reduce cystic acne fast with this deep penetrating, fast absorbing formula.(1.0 oz.) - Buffering Lotion see more...

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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion
Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion
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Kaila B.
1 review
Mario Badescu has some effective products. I would say this is one of them. It is combating my hormonal cystic acne along my chin and jawline. I am starting week 2 on this, and it has "dried out" almost all of the bumps. When cystic acne is involved, there is always a chance of it recurring, because cystic acne inflames more than one pore. Therefore, it is not a walk in the park to heal this kind of acne. Even when cystic acne starts to heal/go away, it can be quite the process, and is the most likely to leave scarring. Cystic acne is one of the only skin issues that I would actually say that things can likely "get worse before they get better. The best thing for cystic acne is to combat the inflammation and keep bacteria away. This does exactly that. This has successfully helped with inflammation, keeping the cystic bumps from getting bigger, and after application, the pore feels totally clean and free from any oil that might cause the bumps to thrive. This cuts down their healing time tremendously. Some cysts will form white heads allowing drainage and subsequently fading away. However, it can also be VERY drying so scabbing of the spots and dry flakes are the result. I would use an oil free moisturizer as needed. The bottle is small and somewhat expensive but, a little goes a long way and an effective cystic acne product is priceless for me. I will repurchase if needed, but hopefully I won't have to.
Victoria W.
Goodyear, AZ
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Cystic Acne? Not any more. The past two years I've been dealing with acne deep under my skin that other products couldn't penetrate and treat. Mario Badescu's Buffering Lotion has been my absolute saving grace since finding it three weeks ago - before bed every other night, I dab a few drops of this Buffering Lotion onto my fingertips and then I press this product into my face, targeting the active cystic acne on my face.
Since I've been using it, the acne that was stuck so far down into the deepest layers of my skin was starting to emerge on the surface. I can trace my fingers over my cheeks and feel smoothness rather than a bumpy, cystic mess. It's seriously such a miracle to find a product that is powerful enough to reach the cystic acne that far down in my skin. I would recommend this to literally anyone with a similar problem!
Jennifer W.
Hawarden, IA
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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Love this stuff! I tend to get hormonal flare ups and the occasional blemish that stands out more than I like ... and using this on the daily has kept most of my issues at bay! I use it with my regular skin care routine after toner and before moisturizing, and love how it helps to blur out and even my skin tone. 

My boyfriend (who also has blemishes on occasion) even loves it! He tried this all on his own after noticing the new bottle in my collection. He came out after a shower and raved about how much he likes this lotion, telling me specifically "never let this run out, next bottle is on me!" So needless to say, this is a must have in our house. I've noticed the difference in his clearer complexion as well since using this product. Definitely recommend giving this a try if you're battling acne and blemishes!
Cathy D.
108 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Buffering Lotion, Buffering Lotion 1 oz; 29 ml more...
I've struggle with cystic acne for years. This is the only product that has helped. It's not a miracle in a bottle, but it does help reduce the size and pain of cystic acne. The results depends on how big/deep the acne is for me. Some can diminish in a few days, some stubborn ones can take almost a week. Nonetheless, this is my go-to product and will continue to repurchase. 
Sarah R.
West Sayville, NY
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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Hallelujah!!! I’ve been dealing with horrendous hormonal acne after my second and third pregnancies and NOTHING has worked at keeping it at bay. I’ve been using this for a week and deep cystic acne that would have taken a month to get rid of, is disappearing already! This is truly my new holy grail and I would recommend this to anyone suffering with stubborn and painful acne.
Amanda C.
Bayonne, NJ
352 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Buffering Lotion 1 oz; 29 ml more...
I really love this. The scent is awful and it stings sometimes but it really dries out any blemish I have overnight. I’ll put it on after washing my face at night and when I wake up in the morning my face is practically clear. I bought this at Ulta and the price wasn’t bad. My small bottle has lasted a long time.
Aly H.
Long Beach, CA
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Buffering Lotion 1 oz; 29 ml more...
Great to have a product designed with cystic acne in mind. Don’t use on ones that have broken skin it hurts like hell but if skin hasn’t broken yet from swelling awesome and wonderful preventative however is a bit challenging to use my tip is tilt head back and do each area of face so avoid getting in eyes.
Chloe L.
Rowlett, TX
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Be. Careful. That’s my major warning when it comes to this product. Purchased from ULTA to use on deep-rooted acne I get every few months on my chin. Although it helped the blemish to never actually come to the surface (pro), it made my skin peel and get VERY sensitive (obviously a con). Only use the smallest amount and ONLY on the site of the blemish, not the surrounding areas. Lesson learned, but not effective enough for me to not return it ASAP.
Jennifer F.
Baltimore, MD
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I would 100 percent recommend ''tis for anyone who gets big cystic acne on their face like me. I start putting it on the moment I feel a zit brewing. Sometimes it doesn't work, but a lot of times it fizzles it away before it becomes a huge monster. Best product I have found to help cystic acne
Laura C.
Tucker, GA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Buffering Lotion 1 oz; 29 ml more...
I bought this product because I saw many people telling each other how wonderful it is, so I decided to try. But I have to say for me it did work almost in any way, I have combined skin close to dry but I began to have acne like 3 months (was something weird), y tried cleaning my face more often, change my skin care products and started to use the Buffering lotion exactly the way they recommend on the label. But nothing happened. I tried using more product and it works a little but it took more than 3 nights to wotk in a single spot. So my husband who has oily skin tried but even it works faster it wasn’t what everyone promised including what the brand says.
Kerianne R.
Cincinnati, OH
37 reviews
I have been looking for a product to help my cystic acne but I'm not sure how dying this will be or if it will work. Would you recommend? Does it help clear it up?
Katherine B.
188 reviews
How do you use this product? On what type of acne/pimple is it meant for?
Kay S.
Denver, CO
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've spent a small fortune searching for an acne treatment that will work for my persistent, hormonal cystic acne. I'd love to try this, but it's a bit pricey for a single ounce bottle. Anyone know where I can find a sample to try before I commit to a whole bottle?
Where to buy it in Calgary, AB
Liane C.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just started using this product and was wondering how quickly it gets results? I'm breaking out a lot for some reason.

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