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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 251 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (178)
  • Improves skin texture (157)
  • Balances skin (145)
  • Gentle (132)
  • Not greasy (120)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Irritates skin (14)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (115)
  • Combination skin (103)
  • Acne-prone skin (79)
  • All skin types (59)
  • Sensitive skin (52)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (106), Brand buyer (90)

Reviewed by 251 customers

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4.0

Would buy while on sale

By TF

from Idaho Falls, ID

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

Love this product, but I would only buy while it's on sale.

 
5.0

Great Product

By Mia

from NC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

    Product works great. I originally used it in the starter kit and would highly suggest that to people trying it for the first time so they know how it reacts with their skin. Has helped with my acne and forehead lines.

     
    4.0

    Love this!!

    By Maddy

    from Waterbury CT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

      Love this product.. my skin feels so soft

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have been buying this for the last 3-4 months

      By LindaCalena

      from San Francisco, ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

        I use this day and night after washing my face. I love the smell it has and the way it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best product I've used on my face

        By Michelle

        from Ortonville MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

          This toner is AMAZING. I shied away from toners for a while because so many of them have alcohol in them which just dries out your skin and causes fine lines to show up more in the long run. This toner is alcohol free and since I have started using the acne scars I have had for over a year are starting to fade. Its only been a couple weeks and my skin looks and feels great. It feels so clean after using the toner and a huge perk is that it doesn't smell medicinal at all. It was a pleasant smell and is refreshing. I love it and will be a consistent buyer.

           
          4.0

          Love this!

          By Lisa

          from Florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            Love this product! I will definitely buy it again!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It really works!

            By Brittany

            from Ar

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Removes makeup

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

              I bought this on a whim when it was on sale and I'm so glad I did. I was already using a different toner, but since using it, my skin has gotten so much better. I feel like this deep cleans even better than the other one too. My texture is so much better, and my skin is so much brighter, even in the mornings when I'm tired. It also has helped to reduce inflammation and acne breakouts/scarring. I also really like the packaging. It has a spout that you pull up that is really helpful to prevent over use and leaks when traveling. Will definitely be repurchasing, and I definitely recommend it. Check the label before purchasing, because I believe it says it's not meant for acne-prone skin, so use at your own risk.

               
              1.0

              NOT FOR OILY SKIN

              By NG

              from Los Angeles

              Pros

                Cons

                • Greasy
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                  This product blocked my pores and enlarged every single pore on my face. It made me incredibly oily and made my moisturizer sit on top of my skin. It literally made my face sticky with greasy and made it a weird rough texture.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product!

                  By Amanda

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                    This product is great! after using it less then a week, it has already improved my skin texture and helped with breakouts. I have super dry skin and I use this twice a day and it doesn't dry my skin out.

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice toner

                    By Sam

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Dry Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                      This is an okay toner. I bought it hoping it would improve my skin texture and lighten old acne scars. I still get cystic acne and they leave huge scars behind which is really annoying. I've been using this toner every day, twice a day for almost two months now. I like it. I don't think it's a miracle product, at least not for my skin, but I do feel like the lines on my forehead are lessened and the hyper pigmentation is decreased, especially on my forehead. I would buy again but I think once I'm done with his bottle I'll keep looking.

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                      • Q:

                        I have breakouts on my forehead and cheeks and ALOT of old acne scars do you think this product will help my face stop breakouts and make them disappear?
                        Asked on 1/13/2017 by Moriah from GA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        How is this compared to the Special Cucumber one?
                        Asked on 1/13/2017 by MJB90 from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Glycolic Acid Toner utilizes Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract to deliver enhanced exfoliation while sweeping away impurities and can be added to both ani-aging and anti-acne skin care regimens. Special Cucumber Lotion is used to clarify and refresh while controlling T-zone shine and is generally only recommended for acne prone skin.
                          http://www.ulta.com/special-cucumber-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200771

                          Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good for hyper pigmentation?
                        Asked on 1/12/2017 by Makenzie from New York, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Glycolic Acid provides exfoliation, which over time, will work to even out skin discolorations and help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. We do offer our Brightening Kit - which features a collection of products that when combined and incorporated into your skin care regimen will provide better results than one single product.
                          http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                          Answered on 1/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        My skin is allergic to salicylic acid- this has salicylate in it, should I refrain from using this?
                        Asked on 1/9/2017 by Ep

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Since Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an ester of Salicylic Acid, you should check with your doctor before trying this product.

                          Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have plenty of red acne scars/marks on my cheek, will this help to clear them out?
                        Asked on 1/3/2017 by Nicole from Miami, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Glycolic Acid provides exfoliation, which over time, will work to even out skin discolorations and help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. We do offer our Brightening Kit - which features a collection of products that when combined and incorporated into your skin care regimen will provide better results than one single product.
                          http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                          Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have lots of little bumps on my forehead and around my nose. They're not pimples, but more like clogged/congested pores. After some research, it seems that this product and the drying cream may work. Can I use these two products together? And if so, how?
                        Asked on 12/21/2016 by Joanna from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You can use the Glycolic Acid Toner 1-2 times daily after washing your face. The Drying Cream should be sparingly applied nightly on those areas of concern. Drying Cream should be applied on a clean, dry face - you can skip a moisturizer on nights you are spot treating with the Drying Cream.

                          Answered on 12/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I like to use masks, face wash, moisturizers and eye creams, and drying powder by Mario. How could I incorporate this? Is there a step by step guide to using all these products in a daily routine?
                        Asked on 12/12/2016 by chels from Springfield, MO

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You should cleanse, tone, hydrate, and follow with eye cream. You can apply a mask after cleansing at night 2-3 times a week. Any additional products - such as the Drying Lotion - should be applied after cleansing and toning. We do not have a step by step guide since everyone's skin is unique and they have a specific regimen for their individual skin type. You can refer to the individual product directions for information on how to best incorporate that item into your skin care routine.

                          Answered on 12/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is the Glycolic Acid Toner vegan?
                        Asked on 12/1/2016 by XtineO from Tennessee

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The Glycolic Acid Toner would be considered vegan-friendly.

                          Answered on 12/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I've seen this product recommended for closed comedonal acne. It could be that some people respond better than others, but do you recommend this toner for closed comedones?
                        Asked on 11/28/2016 by Hillz from Virginia

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have a few small pimples but not a lot of acne. Can I still use this on my skin?
                        Asked on 11/27/2016 by certifiedbroke from Indianapolis, Indiana

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          If the pimples are minimal, you can use the toner. Discontinue use if irritation or breakouts occur.

                          Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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