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Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

8.0 oz Item 2210016

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Minimize fine lines and discoloration. The exfoliating powers of citrus extracts and the soothing nature of aloe and seaweed extracts make this toner perfect for dull, dry and sensitive complexions. Citrus naturally breaks down pore congestion and dead skin cells for a healthy, refreshed glow. Also a solution for those suffering with pigmentation and discoloration of the skin. Alcohol free.
Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion-dampened cotton to skin, wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream
Aqua (Water, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Linalool, CI 15985, (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40).

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Mario BadescuAlpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (44)
  • Leaves clean feel (38)
  • Gentle (33)
  • Not greasy (32)
  • Balances skin (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Combination skin (22)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
  • Acne-prone skin (15)
  • Oily skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (24)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (9)

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

This product is a skin saver

By Glam girl

from Burlington, Vermont

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I use thins product everyday because t helps get rid of my redness. If I wake up late, this helps my skin if I can't wash my face in the morning.

     
    5.0

    love this

    By morgan

    from lawrence, KS

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      love this stuff! I use it for my acne and really helps. smells good, easy apply. dont need a ton to use it so it lasts a long time.

       
      5.0

      This product does not dry out my skin like other products.

      By Karen

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        This alpha grapefruit cleansing lotion is a godsend.

         
        5.0

        i would by this product

        By sally

        from san jose, ca

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

          i use it daily

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Mo

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            This was recommended by a friend. I've been using as suggested and I notice a big difference! I love how my skin feels the next day after using it at night. I have sensitive skin on top of combination complextion. This worked for me!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Change in Ingredients

            By Mom in the burbs

            from PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Change in ingredients

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            My favorite toner, which i repurchased yesterday.
            Noticed a difference after first use of new bottle.
            Checked ingredient list, and there is a big difference between my last bottle and this new one. My old bottle listed all natural ingredients. New one, not so much. My face is stinging after 10 minutes, which has never happened before with this product. As i said, this is my favorite toner. Been devoted for years. What happened? Anyone else notice this?

             
            5.0

            I would buy again

            By Cait

            from Carbondale, IL

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                I LOVE this product! I use it after I have washed my face and it leaves my skin feeling SO soft! My skin has never felt so awesome. I had blemishes and I have acne prone skin and this product helps with it. I use it every night before bed and my skin still feels so soft and smooth in the morning!

                 
                4.0

                Works well

                By GryffindorGirl

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                  I wanted to try something different. I usually use the Clinique toners but I wanted to branch out. I feel like this works well and does the job! It's not *amazing* and doesn't have any unique properties so that's why I gave it four stars. But it works well and I have no problems with it. Glad I purchased.

                   
                  5.0

                  I will continue to buy this!

                  By Chels

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                    I apply after I wash my face morning and night or during the day if I'm not wearing makeup when I feel oily.

                     
                    4.0

                    Solid Toner, Could Be Better

                    By Alex

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                    I like this toner because every time I use it, I really feel like it gets rid of the traces of my makeup left on my face after washing it. BUT I do not believe it helps with discoloration and overall tone of the face. I have been using this for around 4 or 5 months and I have not seen any improvement with my discoloration.

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                    • Q:

                      I have normal skin. Does this product replace the need of a moisturizer?
                      Asked on 11/28/2017 by Mae from Alexandria, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a toner. This product is recommended to be used twice daily after cleansing, however it does not take place of a moisturizer. You can follow with a moisturizer/night cream after.

                        Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this good for dry, acne prone skin? Or would you recommend a different product?
                      Asked on 4/20/2017 by Girlgirlgirl from Hawthorne CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a great option for dry to combination skin with discoloration. For dry, acne prone skin, our Seaweed Cleansing Lotion would be a great option to help reduce breakouts without over-drying.
                        http://www.ulta.com/seaweed-cleansing-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200769

                        Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      My 8 year old has keratosis pilaris on her face...would this be a good idea to help reduce the bumps?
                      Asked on 2/22/2017 by Annaber from fair oaks

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not recommend this product for use on children.

                        Answered on 2/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have hyperpigementation/ discoloration from a couple years ago, would you reccomend this or the glycolic acid?
                      Asked on 2/17/2017 by Perfskinpls

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I am 60 dry skin no breakouts.Do you recommend this or glycol cleanser?
                      Asked on 11/18/2016 by Vicki from Sun City AZ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you do not have a sensitivity to glycolic acid, you should try our Anti Aging Kit. It features both our glycolic acid-based cleanser and toner. http://www.ulta.com/anti-aging-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200815
                        If you are sensitive to glycolic acid, then the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a better option for you.

                        Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Is this ok for sensitive skin? combo dry
                      Asked on 7/27/2016 by eldel from San Antonio Tx

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is recommended for Combo, Dry, and Sensitive Skin Types.

                        Answered on 7/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      How would I use this product in conjunction with the Acne "Repair" kit? I am trying to battle existing acne, as well as, hyperpigmentation/acne scars?
                      Asked on 6/15/2016 by Lori from Clifton, NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit (Item #: 2209794) is a collection of spot treatments to target the different types of blemishes you may experience. You can incorporate our Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion into your daily skin care routine. Apply the toner after washing your face. Acne Facial Cleanser (Item #: 2209929) is our cleanser designed for acne prone skin. At nighttime, you can apply the spot treatments after cleansing and toning - you can skip a nighttime moisturizer on nights you use the spot treatments.

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      For acne scars should I use the alpha grapefruit or the glycolic acid toner which one works better for acne scars. I have a lot of dark/red spots in my face left from previous acne . Also can I use it with the whitening mask. Thank you
                      Asked on 4/14/2016 by lucy from las vegas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Have you seen our Brightening Kit (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351443)? It addresses discoloration and hyperpigmentation. It includes Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion and Whitening Mask. All of the individual products featured in the kit work to reduce discolorations - but they are even better when combined!

                        Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      How would i apply this lotion/toner? With my fingers and rub through out skin or cotton ball. Thank!
                      Asked on 4/7/2016 by Jessica from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

                        Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      What one should I get the grapefruit or the cleanser from Mario brand I really need one that's going to help me with discoloration plz reply
                      Asked on 11/2/2015 by Denise from Michigan

                      1 answer

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