Fan Friday Giveaway: Buffering Lotion


It’s here!!! Comment on this blog for the chance to win the Buffering Lotion, Mario Badescu’s Cystic Acne spot treatment.

Apply just before or during a cystic breakout, and this unique product will help prevent and treat those painful, under-the-skin inflammations.
This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. Contest will run from June 28-30, 2013; winner will be contacted via email on Monday, June 1, 2013.


Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.


  1. Anything MB put out is worth winning!!! I love their products 🙂 No animal testing! Yay!

  2. I love buffering lotion! It has been a miracle for my skin.

  3. Would love to win, love trying new products:-)

  4. Would love to try this! I have only tried their drying cream which seems to be working but I would love an alterante choice. Need to get my hands on more MB

  5. I’m out of it now and sure would love to win!!!

  6. Looking forward to a chance to try this product. Sounds like it would be really good!

  7. I love MB products! Am currently obsessed with the glycolic eye cream and toner but the summer is changing my skin for the worse and the buffering lotion seems like a perfect match

  8. I have been dying to try this!

  9. I have been getting cystic acne break outs on occasion and I have not had any luck with getting rid of them, I went on goggle to find a treatment or products to help them and Mario Badescu came up. I was so excited but I cant seem to find it in our local stores other than online. HELP I would love to have a free bottle so I can try and see if it will help me 🙂 Thanks
    Mary Ann R

  10. I have been dealing with bad acne all my life and Mario Badescu is the only that has helped clear it up. I would love to try the Buffering Lotion for my pop-up pimples 🙂

  11. Love the buffering lotion!! My teens use it.

  12. Acne has been apart of my life since I was a teen. This helped cleared it up in the past and I loved it.

  13. Would live to Try this. Probably tried 100 different acne mediations. Maybe this one will be the lucky number 101?

  14. Love it! Without your products I will be “an ugly duckling”!!!
    Thanks for saving me!

  15. I think this would be perfect for my teen daughter and would raise her self esteem

  16. Wow sounds like a miracle…would love to try!!!

  17. I would love the opportunity to try this product! Ty for the giveaway & the chance to win 🙂

  18. I love Mario! You have absolutely saved my skin! I have a hard time choosing products because they are all amazing! I am so glad I found you! 🙂

  19. I have just discovered MB products in recent weeks and absolutely love them, and wish I found them sooner!! I would love to try this!

  20. I love your product theyre truly have been the best most natural and effective cream ive evr used

  21. would love to try this one

  22. You Have No Idea how this can help me because I get Cystic acne spots almost every month and they’re such a pain to deal with and I wish this buffering lotion can give it a taste of it’s own medicine!

  23. The dynamic duo of Buffering Lotion and Drying Lotion proved very effectively. Tried so many acne products in the market and none delivered as promised like this. This is a miracle worker overnight. Thank you for keeping us beautiful.

  24. Love this stuff, it really is amazing!

  25. I would love to win this cream. I am dealing with some trouble some, painful cystic spots right now and would love to find a solution!

  26. Mario’s acne line is absolutely amazing!! Would love to add this product to my collection!

  27. I love using this!

  28. I LOVE this lotion. It is the only thing that actually treats and heals cystic acne in a very short amount of time. I cannot say enough about how much the Buffering Lotion has helped me with my cystic acne, and I have tried just about everything there is.

  29. Hi MB,
    Your buffering lotion sounds like it will be my ticket to greater confidence when i’m in those flirty strapless dresses and cute summery skin baring summer tops. I haven’t tried this product before but I’d love the chance via fan Friday!

  30. Once I began using the MB Seaweed Night Cream my skin has fallen IN LOVE!!! So soft and supple, glowing and radiant. My breakouts are pretty much under-control BUT I still have a “problem area” along my jaw bone where I get big, under-the-skin, red, painful cystic acne, that will stay there for MONTHS it seems sometimes. I tried the drying lotion but it didn’t work very well to treat the cystic acne and I really want to use the Buffering Lotion because I know it is what I need to clear this up.

    Thank you for making amazing products that my skin LOVES <3

  31. I love MB products! The Drying Creme has changed my skin forever! Thanks, MB!

  32. LONG time fan here, I’ve blogged to many about you and turned many onto you… I need to win!

  33. I have never tried mario badescu products, but keep hearing such great things about them. I would love to try them. The fact that they don’t test on animals is enough for me to switch my whole skin care! I would love to try this so I can tell everyone how great these products are!!

  34. I love Mario! I am hooked up with moistures and eye make up remover for three years (because I am using mascara everyday) and have absolutely loved it! love to try new stuff from Mario!

  35. Would love to win!

  36. I’ve been wanting to try this. Would love to win.

  37. I’m a long time user of MB. Love it all! I have never the buffering lotion. Would like to get it for my daughter who is entering her Tween years!

  38. I love the buffering lotion! It’s the only thing that touches those huge, painful pimples! I like that it absorbs quickly and isn’t too drying.

  39. Loving the keratoplast cream soap for my sensitive skin but still get mild breakouts. Would LOVE to see what the buffering lotion can do!

  40. I love mario badescu, your products have truly changed my skin, I love your simple packaging and that your cruelty free! Please pick me

  41. This is the 8th wonder of the world! I’ve been on Accutane twice and still had cystic acne…and then Buffering Lotion came into my life (and clear skin). Love it.

  42. Mario Badescu has been top notch all these years and the buffering lotion is the icing on the beautiful faces that you’ve helped make beautiful and keep beautiful over the years! It would be great to win one and win a clear face!!

  43. wow is this a magic product?? I would love to try it out.

  44. Would love to win this! Love MB products, my skin thanks you!!!

  45. Would LOVE to win the Buffering Lotion! I have been battling cystic acne for years and would be so grateful to try this “magic potion” 🙂 I’ve heard great things about MB products, but unfortunately I don’t usually have the budget for them. Pick me, pick me! 😉

  46. I have always wanted to try a MB product due to my skin.

  47. Best thing created!! Clears up my breakouts really fast!!! Love Love Love your products!!!

  48. Love all of your products, would love to win this I use it nightly 🙂

  49. I feel like this product would probably save my life. Or at least my face. My skin is usually fairly clear, but once every month I get a big, painful, uncomfortable pimple under my skin. The MB drying lotion works wonders on surface pimples and is even effective on my more serious blemishes, but this product looks as though it would clear up cystic acne even more quickly! Can’t wait to try this out!

  50. I need to try this.

  51. If I had to choose one skincare product to use for the rest of my life, the Buffering Lotion would be it. As a sufferer of adult acne, including frequent cystic spots, I absolutely cannot live without this product. It’s not over-drying, but it attacks my worst acne so quickly that even my painful cysts are dramatically reduced overnight. I sing the praises of the MB Buffering Lotion to everyone I know who is looking for the best acne treatment product.

  52. No One Knows Make-Up Like Mario Badescu…

  53. I’m almost out of this stuff and can use a new one!

  54. This is one of my favorite MB products! Nothing had ever helped my adult acne until I found it. I recommend it all the time.

  55. i would love to try this

  56. While I have many MB products I have yet to try this one. I’m sure I would be as happy with it as I am the rest.

  57. Yes! I have a cystic spot on my nose right now and it is super painful.

  58. I have never tried any products by Mario Badescu, but have been very curious since I heard about it a couple of weeks ago. I have tried Proactiv, Acnefree, Nature’s Cure, 2 different generic “Proactiv” brands, Neutrogena, Clearasil, Clean and Clear, Yes to Tomatoes, Burt’s Bees, Zapzyt, Desert Essence, M2 Skin Technologies, and even natural remedies like: lemon, aspirin, vinegar, honey, olive oil, coconut oil, sulfur soap, African black soap, oatmeal, prid, tea tree oil, witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide, and the list goes on. That’s not even mentioning the acne scar treatments! I’ve spent more money than I’d like to admit on acne-related products. It would be nice to find something that finally worked. The fact that I have heard nothing but good things about the MB line of products, gives me hope. I’ve done my research on your company and noticed that you have a “consultation service.” This proves that you genuinely want your products to work properly for everyone who tries them. Now I just have to get up the nerve to try it! 🙂

  59. MB products have drastically changed my skin. I get large cystic breakouts when I am stressed. I thought it was something I had to live with but the buffering lotion has gotten them under control. I am so very thankful! My bottle is running low and I would LOVE a new one!

  60. would love to try this! my skin could use some buffering! 😉

  61. I would LOVE to try this!

  62. Great to use on those bumpy and painful spots on your face that you know you shouldn’t pick on. Would love to win this !!!

  63. I would LOVE a free sample!!!

  64. My first MB purchase was one week ago. In only a couple days, the Drying Lotion and Special C toner made a huge difference in my cystic acne. So much that I ran back to Ulta for the Silver Powder. I am amazed at its effectiveness. For the first time, those stubborn blackheads are nearly gone. All of this in one week’s time! My skin is finally healing and looks better after one week of MB than it did with years of retinoids. I would love to add the Buffering Lotion to my new regimen to further eliminate this cystic acne!

  65. Hoping this stuff works

  66. I would love to try the buffering lotion as I suffer from cystic acne even in my 40s

  67. Would love to try it.! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  68. would love to try this, my skin has been getting inflamed and I need something to prevent and treat it

  69. I would loveeee to be entered for a chance please 😀

  70. I’d love to try this product, or any others!!

  71. Wow, this product would be so helpful for me! Would love to try it!

  72. Great brand! i can trust all MB products to be effective!

  73. I have used Mario Badescu products for years, it is the only products I trust for my skin!

  74. Ohh lovely; yes I need this!

  75. Unfortunately I need such a miracle product sometimes so I’d love to win for my skin! 🙂

  76. I just started using MB products yesterday. I am already in awe of how my skin looks! I really really like the Drying Lotion, it has already reduced the size of a cystic spot and cleared up other smaller bumps. Fabulous products!

  77. Love Mario products! Would love to try this one! I’m sure it is wonderful like everything else I have tried

  78. I have bad cystic acne and today is my birthday. 🙂 I need to try this.

  79. This stuff is amazing, I’ve suffered from horrible cystic acne for over 10 years and when I discovered Mario Badescu buffering lotion it was like the heavens opened up and I could cry tears of joy being free of pain and embarrassment. After being told I would be pretty if only “my skin wasn’t so awful” I owe finally feeling beautiful, confident and comfortable in my skin to Mario Badescu skin care. Thank you!

  80. Enter me!!

  81. I love MB products. Having a chance to win them makes it much better

  82. Hormonal breakouts suck 🙁 Long time fan though!

  83. The acne that lies under the skin just waiting is the worst! This would be awesome to try!

  84. As I get older, I still get acne. This looks like a winner from MB!

  85. I would love to win this product! I have tried so many products for my acne and still have yet to find the one that works best for me.

  86. I just received my first samples from Mario Badescu earlier this week! I am already in love!!!! I’m bummed, though. I was supposed to receive this product as one of my samples, but I didn’t get to try it because it was out of stock… 🙁 winning this would be so amazing because I deal with cystic acne and would love to try the buffering lotion! 🙂

  87. Best. Stuff. Ever.

  88. Ah-Mah-Zing!

    I completed the questionnaire and received samples of MB. Holy Skin Balancing Batman! Within three days, my skin cleared and by the second week, it glowed. I rushed to the local merchant and picked up my ritual. It’s unbelievable how my skin looks and feels. While I would LOVE this product for me, your recommendations don’t require it…however as Mom of five the youngest 16…this would certainly be of use in our home. No what I’m saying?

    Thanks for being awesome,

  89. Love me some MB in the morning, love me some MB in the evening it keeps my skin all tuned! 🙂

  90. May he rest in peace. Long live his fantastic products.

  91. This product is truly a miracle!! I mix it with the drying lotion and my pimples run away screaming!!! 🙂

  92. loving these products;)

  93. I absolutely love all Mario Badescu products! I will never use anything else on my skin. I swear by the drying lotion and have heard that this product also works wonders!

  94. Ohh, I would love to win this 🙂

  95. I love Buffering Lotion and have used MB since 2006. The products are gentle and effective so what more could you ask for?

  96. Now would be a great time for me to try this; the hectic summer has caused a few extra breakouts! I have yet to be disappointed by a MB product!

  97. I would love to try this! At 41 years of age, I am having the worst time with my skin, never in my teenage or high school years. It can be very frustrating. Choose me, please!

  98. The first products that I bought were the Acne cleanser and buffering lotion as I had cystic acne at the age of 45 which was terribly embarrassing. Since then I have been back to Ulta many times which is a 1 round trip drive for me to purchase many more products. I am happy to report that after using prescription cream after prescription cream that your skin care line finally cleared up my cystic acne. Thank you so much. Love the Buffering Lotion. One of my favorites!!

  99. I never go a day without using my buffuring lotion. I love it!
    It dries my pimples in 2 days!

  100. This is on my MB product “want” list. I would love to try it out when I have a breakout. Thanks MB!

  101. I’m looking forward to trying this!

  102. I definitely want to try this! 🙂

  103. Best product out there for cystic acne!

  104. The Buffering Lotion has been a life saver for me!!! For years, I have had cystic acne- I have scars to remind me of the years of suffering. Nothing seemed to help & I was at my wits end. Randomly, I stumbled upon a blog from a woman who raved about Mario B. products… specifically the Buffering Lotion. I thought, well why not, what do I have to lose? And what did I lose? MY CYSTIC ACNE! I am so amazed at this product. I get flare-ups from time to time, but it has saved my skin!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  105. Would love to win ..I love MB products!! I am a big fan of the drying cream,enzyme cleanser & flower & tonic mask ..along with many others & would love to try the buffering lotion!

  106. Can’t wait to try these amazing products!

  107. This sounds like a product that would clear up my acne that I have had since I was a teen..I am now in my 40’s. Nothing else seems to clear it up so why not just try another product and see if it makes any difference. I have gone through years of other products (and wasted money), only to have them start to work, then quit working and back to the same problems all over again. Any lasting help would be fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win this.

  108. I’ve never tried the Buffering lotion, though I’ve heard a lot about it. I’d love to try!

  109. I would like the chance to try any of your free samples that are available as i love free samples, so then i choose the products that work for me,

  110. love to win

  111. Love to try new products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. LOVE MB products! I haven’t had a chance to try this one out yet, and would love to check it out!

  113. sounds like a great product!

  114. I love their stuff, wished I could buy all of it

  115. I have never had the opportunity to try Mario Badescu products. I have had an ongoing battle w my skin. I keep hoping that after trying many products, I will find THE one. I am extremely interested in sampling MB. Thanks so much.

  116. I have never heard about M.B. products until tonight on a web site I was on. My whole life I have had cystic acne on and off.. I would love to try your products. They sound like a dream come true !!!! Thank you. : )

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