Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit Review

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Whether you have occasional breakouts or those that occur with greater frequency-- you want relief fast. While my combination skin is generally quite clear I do occasionally breakout, and when I do I like to use highly effective products that spot treat the pimples directly. When I received the Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit my skin was very clear, but within a few weeks I had the occasion to test the efficacy of this kit. Whatever the cause (holiday chocolate treats or monthly cycle), I woke up with a few pimples that I wanted to have go away fast. AND. THEY. DID.

While my breakout was rather small, it did allow me to try all three products. I used the Drying Lotion on a couple of little whiteheads, the Drying Cream on a slightly larger pimple, and the Buffering Lotion on one deep pimple that needed to be zapped before wreaking havoc on my cheek. Within just a single day of use I noted a remarkable difference, and by the following morning they only thing that was left was a small head on the deepest pimple treated with the Buffering Lotion. In short, the turn-around time was astoundingly fast for me. So much so, that these three products will remain my go-to fixes whenever I have a breakout.
The perfect acne kit. Everything you need to get acne erupted skin looking clear and healthy is in this kit in full sizes. Our world famous Drying Lotion (1oz.) clears up whiteheads overnight while our Drying Cream (0.5 oz.) conceals blemishes as they heal, and Buffering Lotion (1 oz.) helps fight larger areas of deep eruptions and helps prevent new acne before it starts.

1) Drying Lotion: The Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot treatment. Formulated with salicylic acid, calamine and other quick-drying ingredients, this product will shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight while you sleep. While other acne spot treatments can irritate and dry delicate or sensitive skin, this product is safe and effective for all skin types. 

HOW TO USE: Before bed, after cleansing, toning and moisturizing apply a dab of lotion directly on the whitehead using a cotton swab. Do not rub in. Let it dry and rinse off in the morning. DO NOT shake the bottle and apply only the pink sediment on the skin. 

BEAUTY TIP: Great for back acne and breakouts on the chest. The Drying Lotion will also take the itch out of mosquito bites fast!

INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol,Deionized Water (Aqua), Calamine, Camphor, Colloidal Sulfur, Salicylic Acid,Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc.

2) Drying Cream: Acne cream that conceals! Drying Cream is an effective treatment to dry up small under the surface bumps and pimples. Just a few dabs smoothed on the erupted areas prevent pimples from getting larger and spreading out of control. Aloe rich cream conceals and heals erupted pimples. 

HOW TO USE: Apply sparingly on pimples by dabbing with fingertip until cream blends into the skin. Best when applied after moisturizer, before make-up.

INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water (Aqua), Zinc Oxide,Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel,Cetyl Alcohol, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Extract, Colloidal Sulfur, Ervol,Octyl Palmitate,
Ichthammol, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerylmethacrylate (and) Propylene Glycol.

3) 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. 

HOW TO USE: Shake bottle until white sediment is completely dissolved, apply solution to areas of cystic breakout with clean fingertips. Use nightly on affected areas. 

BEAUTY TIP: For moderate to severe cystic breakouts apply Buffering Lotion before Mario Badescu’s Drying Mask. After removing the mask apply a second application of Buffering Lotion and leave on overnight. May also be used for acne on the chest and back (bacne).

INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Serum Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Pyridoxine, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, Biotin.
Overall assessment: I still can't quite believe how quickly this set eradicated my breakout. This is now officially my go-to kit whenever I need relief from pesky pimples. A+

$46.00 from Mario Badescu and Nordstrom (Affiliate Link).
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  1. The drying lotion is a lifesaver for me!! I must try the buffering lotion as well :)

    1. I completely agree-- the Drying Lotion is a definite lifesaver! :-)


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