Mario Badescu

Acne Facial Cleanser

Acne Facial Cleanser

Overview

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
TriethanolamineSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
Sodium Laureth SulfateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
Isopropyl AlcoholSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
Salicylic AcidSyntheticAnti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Anti-seborrheic,Fragrance,Preservative,Formula Helper
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Emollient
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf ExtractBotanical
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing

Ingredients explained

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Function

Fragrance, Emulsifying, Ph adjuster

Origin

Synthetic

A clear, colorless, and highly viscous liquid, this ingredient is an excellent pH adjuster. When it is necessary to neutralize an acidic solution or to generally increase the pH of a product, triethanolamine is a common choice.
Function

Cleansing, Emulsifying, Foaming

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

SLES, not to be confused with SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), is a synthetic soap-like ingredient used in cleansing products. It foams well and removes oil and dirt. SLES may cause skin dryness and irritation, although it is considered less irritating than SLS.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.

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