Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit Review

Whether you suffer with acne or the few or one off pimple here and there, you want a quick fix – FAST.

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Long Story Short (I will upload a full in depth blog post in regards to my skin soon) – Up until 2014 I have never suffered with any spots/pimples, whiteheads or blackheads. My skin has always been pretty  clear, and I took advantage of that by not looking after my skin at all. I would wash my face with any face wash and use any cream, sometimes I would even sleep with makeup on *cringes* – yet my skin still remained clear.
At the beginning of 2014, I literally woke up one day to find a cluster of pimples on my cheeks.  I didn’t think anything of this and continued to not treat them. A month later my cheeks were infested with horrible cystic spots. So I went to the doctors & they diagnosed me with a mild case of adult acne and prescribed me a topical cream Duac.
Eventually the acne died down, I would just experience minor flare ups every now and then so I stopped using Duac and incorporated a skin care routine that prevented spots and cleared up any blemishes
Everything was fine up until last year – 2016 was the year of stress. My breakouts were out of control and the acne spread. I was using a cream called Retin-A which helped get rid of spots but I recently came to know that it contained an ingredient that clogs up your pores and it was coming to the end of its use. Up until today I have not managed to find a solution, but I have had my eyes on a few skincare products for spots and acne.

One of the many products I had my eyes on was the Mario Badesecu Acne Repair Kit

The Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit comes with three products:

  • Drying Lotion
  • Drying Cream
  • Buffering Lotion

I’ve been using the acne repair kit for just over a month now and have definitely seen many positive changes in my skin. Read below for my full review on each of these products…


Mario Badescu Drying Cream

‘The Drying Cream is specially designed to help shrink pimples and small, under-the-surface bumps. This product is formulated with Sulfur and Zinc Oxide to clarify skin, drawing out pore-clogging impurities as a soothing blend of Aloe Vera, Biotin, Lemon Extract, Lysine, and Vitamins B and E help ensure that skin remains balanced. This is the ideal product for targeting clusters of breakouts.’

Review: I have been using this cream for about a month now and I can say it is definitely effective. This cream has really cleared up a lot of my acne, especially the under the surface bumps. In just a week I noticed a huge difference in the appearance and texture of my skin. I also noticed that it cleared up any new spots over night. A little goes a very long way which is great as this cream will last me for a long time. The only negative thing I can say about this cream is the smell, but other than that it has definitely become one of my holy grail skin care products.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

‘This is the original, award-winning spot treatment for pimples. Renowned for its ability to help dry up whiteheads overnight, our iconic Drying Lotion continues to reign as a best-selling favorite amongst beauty editors, celebrities, and professionals worldwide. This fast-acting, effective spot treatment is specially formulated with Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Zinc Oxide to help draw impurities from the skin and target pesky pimples while you sleep. You can use your Drying Lotion to target surface blemishes on the back, chest, and neck, too.’

Review: The drying lotion definitely does what it says in the description! I came across this product on Instagram as many beauty bloggers I follow have been raving about it. I have found that the drying lotion does clear up pimples and white heads over night – especially the big cystic spots. I apply this after cleansing and toning my skin directly on the spots. I love that the product is also multi-purpose so you can use it on your back, chest and neck.  I do not use this with the drying cream as I believe it would interfere.

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Review: I am yet to give to a full in depth review on the buffering lotion as I have only used this for a week. I did notice that the large under the surface cystic spots died down and did not surface. The formula is very liquid-y and again a little goes quite a long way. The acne kit recommends using this along with the Mario Badescu Drying Mask by applying the buffering lotion on the affected areas underneath the drying mask for a more intensive treatment.
I am really impressed by how effective Mario Badescu skin care is & love how they are not ridiculously priced. I have already made a list of products I want to try out next. I purchased the acne repair kit from where you can also find the products that are on my current wishlist:

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