Ever since getting pregnant, my face has broken out like a teenager all over again. I was able to keep it somewhat under control with my skin care routine but it was starting to get a bit ridiculous this summer. After searching some pregnancy message boards, and then further researching it on makeupalley.com (my favorite place to read and post beauty reviews), I decided that I needed to go and get Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion. I found it at my local ULTA. Keep in mind, however, it is not available on ULTA's website. It also looks like you can get this at Nordstrom.
I have to admit, I know next to nothing about Mario Badescu and his brand. All I knew is that the Buffering Lotion got tons of great reviews and I needed it. I still don't know much about the brand.... so anyone who uses it, please enlighten us!
|And, why yes, that's Butter London nail polish in The Full Monty... in case you were wondering ;)|
"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."
At $17, this little baby doesn't come cheap, but I've been using it for about a month and I've barely made a dent in it. It's very liquid-y, and you have to shake it up to get it mixed up before use. After cleansing and toning, I use about a quarter-size amount all over my face. The instructions say to apply it to "erupted areas" but I haven't been paying attention to that (I'm a rebel). I have been using it as a preventative every other night (sometimes every night if I feel something coming on). I do not use any other additional moisturizer/night cream with this aside from eye cream.
Guess what? In the month that I've been using this, I've only had ONE deep pimple. And get this-- it dried up in TWO DAYS and didn't even surface. This is a miracle, seeing as how those babies can take up to a week to fully heal!
I can't speak on its ability to keep other types of pimples at bay, but I can say that I haven't had any other kind of breakout WHATSOEVER.
Y'all. This receives MIRACLE HG (holy grail) status.