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Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Item #: 2210016 Size: 8.0 oz

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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), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Chloride, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Linalool.

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Mario BadescuAlpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (37)
  • Leaves clean feel (28)
  • Balances skin (25)
  • Gentle (24)
  • Not greasy (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (36)
  • Combination skin (19)
  • Oily skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Acne-prone skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (26), Budget shopper (21)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (9)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

am loving this, works really well on sensitive skin

By les chats

from NJ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    this is working out very well, does not burn when applying, the sent is not overpowering

     
    5.0

    Excellent Toner

    By Pkaya

    from Chula Vista CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Clean and close pores
    • Improves Skin Texture

    Cons

    • Combination skin it can dry some areas
    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I use it in my nose and cheeks, because is where I get more dirt and open pores. Is been helping me by keeping my skin clean, clear of dirt and my open pores are less visible.

     
    5.0

    Nice toner

    By Littlepaws

    from KY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      I use this in the morning before I put on my makeup. Makes my face feel clean and smooth and I seem to get less oily throughout the day. I love all the products I have tried from this line!

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Beijaflor

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I use this twice daily, after cleansing. It removes the last traces of makeup or mask. It leaves my skin clean & clear, without drying.

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT product!

        By RN520

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

          Not what I would call a cleansing lotion. Definitely a toner, and I use it after the Orange Cleansing Soap from the same line. Leaves my skin smooth, not tight, and ready for moisturizer.

           
          5.0

          Would Buy Again

          By Bkm

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            My skin loves it.

             
            5.0

            love!

            By amayy

            from oklahoma

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

              i use this after washing my face with the enzyme cleansing gel and it leaves my face feeling super clean!

               
              2.0

              Not For Me

              By Honeybee

              from Georgia

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                At first I liked this, but after a week of use it started burning/stinging. It says its for sensitive skin, but I would use caution if you have sensitive skin like mine. On the positive side it didn't exacerbate my acne and it really felt like my skin was clean.

                 
                4.0

                Love this product!

                By Sarah vee

                from Fort Wayne

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                Love this product I have combination skin and at first I broke out like crazy! And the skin around my nose got dry as well so I only use the toner on my nose every other day. I haven't used a toner in my skin care in years. Now that I'm in my mid 20's I'm taking my skincare a little more serious these days. If you have clogged pores and congested skin you need this! It will clean out all the gunk that has been just hanging out in your pores. My breakouts have gone away. I will be keeping this in my skincare routine for sure.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Will buy again and again.

                By APC

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                  I received a travel size of this toner in a free gift set after purchasing a Mario Badescu SPF moisturizer. I tend to stay away from experimenting with skincare products because my face is extremely sensitive and I also use Retin-A, resulting in extreme dryness. I was skipping using a toner in my daily routine, so I figured might as well try it. The results were noticeable after the first use. My face felt moisturized rather than overly dried out (a big reason I was skipping the toner), my overall skin tone was brighter, and the stubborn dark sebaceous filaments (those dots that look like blackheads but aren't) on my nose were lighter! Within 3 days of use, several persistent red spots from old acne were significantly less noticeable, and my nose continues to look clearer. Bought the full size before I even finished the travel size and I will keep this in my routine for years to come.

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                  • 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

                  • Q:

                    Will this help mild acne scars and hyper pigmentation?
                    Asked on 3/18/2015 by gillian from media, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion provides gentle exfoliation to minimize discoloration due to post-acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

                      Answered on 3/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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