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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
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (39)
  • Leaves clean feel (33)
  • Gentle (29)
  • Balances skin (27)
  • Not greasy (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (40)
  • Combination skin (19)
  • Oily skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Acne-prone skin (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (22)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (9)

Reviewed by 65 customers

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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.

           
          5.0

          Very refreshing

          By California Honey

          from Bay Area, Ca

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            I have really bad skin (acne prone..scarring.. dry) and I decided to give this toner a try because the toner I was using, was drying my skin out. After two or three uses of me applying this to my skin I noticed my skin began to look smoother and it had a glow to it✨. If you have acne prone skin and you're suffering with scarring or irritation please try this. I know with having acne you think of using products that dry out your pimples, but that actually makes it worse. moisturizing is the key

             
            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.

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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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