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rechilda
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 48

You have got to love Mario!

My first bottle was given to me by my daughter. We share the same plight of battling cystic acne constantly popping up on our chin, nose and forehead area. I was disappointed with the smell at first and the chalky feel despite shaking and mixing it up. But the result far outweighed these concerns. Seeing the acne dry up and flatten days later makes up for the smell. This is my second bottle and I’m glad you have it in your line so that I don’t have to troop down to Rustans’ to get a legit one. You saved me from a lot of shopping “temptation” 😂😂😂 definitely a Holy Grail product here!

18 days ago
Maria
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 32

Miracle worker! HG anti-acne product!

I have been suffering from cystic acne (although only a couple of bumps only at a given time) and the usual acne creams are just not working for me. I tried this product based on its description in the Mario Badescu site (I was actually looking at the drying lotion product) and I am glad I did because just a dab of this twice a day (in the morning and at night) for three straight days flattened the bumps. This one is a miracle worker and I don't regret investing on this!

about 1 month ago
Jamie
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 26

The answer

Been using this for a month, just followed the instruction to apply right after toning. And. It. Works. Those big pesky under the skin acne that swells and hurts so bad gets stopped in a day or two. It tones down the inflammation and helps bring out the dirt from under the surface of the skin.

3 months ago
Joy
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 38

Can treat acne but it will take time

This product works! been using this for almost 2 weeks now so far ok naman siya lumiit yung mga acne ko. Yung scent niya matapang pero mabilis naman mawala so not a big deal. the only cons is too expensive meron option na half of the price that will deliver the same result.

7 months ago
Xrmn
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27

HOLY GRAIL!!!!

This product was a life saver to me. I’ve been suffering for adult acne on the past years. Have tried everything, from the drying lotions, all products with salicylic acids, pimple patches.. name it! None of them works. Lucky I found this. It cured my acne after religiously using the product for 3months! Now I have to just cure my acne marks :) This product will last you for abt 6months. It’s really worth your money. For those who’ve been suffering for cystic acne, you must give this a try. Thank me later :)

9 months ago
Jas
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium

YOU NEED THIS MORE THAN THE DRYING LOTION

TL;DR : Doesn't have the drying lotion's WOW factor but this one's a reliable all-rounder

I ran out of the drying lotion (there's still plenty of pink sediment but it's all dried up) so I repurchased and got this one as well. And let me tell you, unless you get ripe, ready-to-pop pimples at the get-go (lucky you!), go for this instead of the drying lotion, or get both. This stops pimple in its tracks. All nine of mine (who went to town overnight) either dried flat or no longer inflamed after the first application. By the second night, more than half are flat. Now I'm just nursing three cystic ones which used to take weeks to subside but, at the rate it's going, will be flat in a week, tops. Also, it's runny so you use less of this than you would the drying lotion. No sting, no dryness too (it dries the acne but calms the surrounding skin). I put 3 layers of this (dab, dry, dab, dry, dab) at night and during the day if I'm staying in. Sharing Renee Rouleau's guide to getting rid of blemishes:

"FOR PUSTULAR BLEMISHES: The best course of action is to NOT act the minute you feel it coming on by using a overly drying spot treatment, instead, apply an anti-inflammatory acne spot treatment like Anti Cyst Treatment or simply leave it alone and wait a day or two for the infection to appear on the surface. Waiting will allow you to effectively control the blemish without damaging and drying out the skin. Once the whitehead is truly visible, gently squeeze out the infection with your fingers wrapped in tissue and then once it’s removed, apply a spot-drying treatment, like Night Time Spot Lotion, which will work its way into the opening of the skin and dry up the remaining infection within the pore lining. If you apply a drying treatment before the whitehead is on the surface, it will simply dry out the surface of the skin keeping the infection trapped underneath for longer which ultimately will make the blemish last longer and cause more damage to the skin. However, at any stage of the breakout, it’s a good idea to try to keep the blemish calm and bacteria minimized so Daytime Blemish Gel is a great one to use under makeup.

FOR CYSTIC BLEMISHES: Mostly occurring in the chin and jaw areas, it is important to remember that cysts are like submarines; they are meant to stay under the skin. No matter what method you employ, cysts will never rise to the surface of the skin. This means no picking! Your best bet is to treat the symptoms of the cyst with Anti Cyst Treatment, which will help dissolve the infection from within while also preventing future cysts."

Know the type of blemish you have and replace Anti Cyst Treatment with the buffering lotion and Night Time Spot Lotion with the drying lotion and you're set. You're welcome.

about 1 year ago
Casandra
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 16

Bye bye, flaws!

This product is true to its claims. After doing my night time routine, I squeeze about 2-3 drops of this and dab it to my pimples or blemishes. It works so fast for pimples (literally overnight) -- even those painful big ones! For blemishes it takes about 2-3 days to almost disappear. I've been using this for more than half a year now and I'm still not half way finished with this. A little really does go a long waaaay. A must have for people with acne and blemishes. :)

about 1 year ago