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Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Acid Toner

Item #: 2210021 Size: 8.0 oz

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A solution for wrinkles and pigmentation. Formulated with 2% glycolic acid and grapefruit extract which work together to exfoliate, refresh and stimulate dry and congested skin. Helps reduce discoloration from old acne scars as well as build-up that can cause skin to look tired and dull. Alcohol free.
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. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water,Eau), Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Acid Toner
 
4.5

(based on 300 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (214)
  • Improves skin texture (191)
  • Balances skin (174)
  • Gentle (162)
  • Not greasy (144)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (19)
  • Irritates skin (16)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (138)
  • Combination skin (126)
  • Acne-prone skin (96)
  • All skin types (74)
  • Oily skin (67)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (128), Brand buyer (108)

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2.0

No sign of improvement

By Felitza

from San Jose

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Greasy
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

I've religiously used this product after washing my face for a good 2 and a half to 3 months to give it a fair run and I haven't seen a huge improvement in skin tone or texture. My pores are as big as I started with and my acne hasn't budged.. it also leaves an almost greasy but sticky/tacky residue and dries down to a very shiny finish. Keep in mind, I have oily/combination acne prone skin, so this could possibly work fantastic for all you ladies and gents on the dryer side. For me unfortunately it's almost as if I'm just wiping my face with watered down aloe vera.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Retlets

from Madison, Wisconsin

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

    I am a 36 year old female who has had acne since I have been 16. I have tried many different acne products and have had minimal results with them. I have been using the Mario Badescu line for about 3 months now, and it has been working well. I will maybe get one or two pimples a month, but they are dramatically smaller than what I used to get. I first use the Glycolic Acid Toner, followed by the Acne Facial Cleanser, and last the cucumber Cleansing Lotion. This works well for me. I have had the bottle for 3 months and I use it twice a day. I have only used one-eighth of the bottle, it goes a long way.

     
    5.0

    Great for eliminating flaky, safe for dry skin

    By dachshundmom

    from Palm Springs, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

      I purchased this product after using the nip and fab glycolic facial cleanser for a few weeks. It was definitely turning over my skin faster, but it wasn't loosening the bond and so I had bits of flaky dead skin – gross! This product worked perfectly on the large Ulta round cotton pad. I put a dime to quarter size doll up onto the pad after my face is clean and white all over. It will tingle so I definitely wouldn't suggest putting it on an active break out area but you could do the rest of your face. I haven't noticed any fading of wrinkles, but I have definitely noticed a reduction and dry, flaky skin. It just dissolves the bond and lifts it away. I have had so many compliments on my skin in the last week, it's been great. I will never be without this product unless my skin changes drastically. I could do without the herbal fragrance because I don't like fragrance in skin care, but it's not perfume-y or offensive.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Yaya57

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

        I use this right after cleanser, it makes your face feel refreshed and has helped a lot with pores.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love THis!

        By MamaP

        from Salem Oregon

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

          Bought this for myself, but my daughter borrowed it for a week couldn't find her toner. She came back with it has reduced the redness from my acne scars, they are going away. Now this is all she uses and her skin looks like it did when she was a little girl. Smooth, soft and all scars are gone.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love!

          By BrittneyD42784

          from Little Elm, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Moisturizing
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            I have combo skin and have been experiencing "fine bumpy skin". Not acne or pimples but more like a raised texture on my chin and around my nose. Nothing has cleared it up, even tried all natural products like ACV and lemon. I decided to try this and within a week all the bumps were gone. I am going to try some more products in this line cause I am in love!

             
            5.0

            the best

            By kmny15

            from Dallas, TX

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            Definitely worth the price. I've been using this for little bit over month but I noticed a difference within one week of use. My skin is much smoother. This really helps keep my breakout undercontrol from stress and hormonal. I have noticed my previous acne scars have slightly faded within a week use. This did make my skin dry but moisturizing before bed definitely works. This also removes any dirty or makeup left after washing. Even after I use my clairsonic I would use this afterwards and still notice dirt and makeup.

             
            5.0

            LOVE!!!

            By ElizabethRod

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

              I love this toner, I have been using it everyday since I got it and it has helped with my oily skin, I am pregnant and have had acne issues and it has helps out so much!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              By Jlowe

              from Saint Paul,MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fabulous

                By annie711pm

                from Ohio

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                This has truly made a difference in my skin. It's so much smoother than it really ever had felt before. After I wash my face, I use this, and the cotton ball always has SO MUCH DIRT on it. I don't even know how this is possible. This product is really nice, and affordable. Pretty sure I'll be a life long user.

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                • Q:

                  Would this be good for treating rosacea?
                  Asked on 6/6/2017 by Cropsicles from Miami, fl

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is it safe to use the vitamin C serum directly after this product?
                  Asked on 6/1/2017 by Erica from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Vitamin C Serum can be applied after using the Glycolic Acid Toner.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I alternary a retina a and glycolic acid cream every other night. Is this toner safe to use with these products or should I just use this in the morning?
                  Asked on 5/21/2017 by Klm from St louis mo

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If you are currently using prescription treatments, we recommend contacting your doctor or dermatologist for approval before incorporating this product into your routine.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Would this be good to use for blackhead prone skin?
                  Asked on 4/30/2017 by Donna from Auburn, Al

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Will it help minimize pores ??
                  Asked on 4/28/2017 by Sofia122 from Falls church VA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner does not address large pores. It is for uneven skin tone and texture.

                    Answered on 5/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have small bumps all over my forehead (not exactly zits ) and have been breaking out recently. Would this product be okay to use?
                  Asked on 4/22/2017 by Elle from CA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can this toner be used with the whitening mask?
                  Asked on 4/14/2017 by Kim from Little Rock

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Glycolic Acid Toner can be used after removing the Whitening Mask.

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

                  Can I use the drying lotion after I use the used the glycolic acid toner
                  Asked on 4/13/2017 by tiff from California, us

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can use the Drying Lotion after using the Glycolic Acid Toner! Drying Lotion can be applied after any toner. Usually we do not recommend the Gylcolic Acid Toner for acne erupted skin, but if you have an occasional blemish or two - that is fine.

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

                  I normally don't break out much, but I do suffer from very pink cheeks, and some discoloration around my mouth. will this toner work to help counteract that?
                  Asked on 3/15/2017 by gobbie from texas

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  i was looking through the questions and I saw that this toner was for fine lines and wrinkles and getting rid of dark spots and the aloe vera toner was for soothing the skin/sensitive skin. If we have both issues; because I have dry skin but also acne marks, breakouts and also large pores would we be able to go back and forth and use both toners?
                  Asked on 3/12/2017 by lyssa89 from Visalia

                  1 answer

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