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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 196 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (131)
  • Improves skin texture (120)
  • Balances skin (111)
  • Gentle (99)
  • Not greasy (89)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (13)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (84)
  • Combination skin (79)
  • Acne-prone skin (58)
  • All skin types (48)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (85), Brand buyer (66)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Alright

By Stephany

from Boston,Ma

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

It's okay. Nothing to rave about.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this brand!

By Aakkbb

from Anderson, SC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

    I love this stuff! I've been struggling with my acne for about a month now and this skin care brand has SAVED me. This has gotten rid of my acne scars so well!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Wanted to love this

    By K Kay

    from Wilkes-Barre, PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

    As much as I wanted to love this product, my skin was not having it. Out of all of the Mario Badescu products I've tried this is the only one that has irritated my skin. I have combination skin that's acne prone and this product was recommended for me. However, I'm sure this product caused an allergic reaction, after 2 uses my whole entire face broke out in little dots. I continued my regime with the product to let my face "adjust" but it never did. Needless to say I stopped using this product once 2 weeks was up. However, I'm sure it was an allergic reaction because the dots cleared up within a week of using benadryl cream and discontinued use of the product

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the research!

    By Angela

    from Macon

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

      Bought this for my aging dry sensitive skin. I may get the aloe one fir days when I'm very sensitive. I use this every other day or when my skin feels gross. Definitely worth the money.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great addition to skincare routine

      By A. Andre

      from Louisiana

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

        Great, gently toner that has helped to clear small bumps in my complexion.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new staple!

        By Sammymarie

        from Illinois

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

          I have hormonal breakouts , am almost 30 And I am tired of skin troubles. I decided to try this based on a few recommendations, and after I've read several reviews (avid review reader). I have been so pleased with how my skin has improved and my last menstral break out was so minimal . I will use this forever.

           
          5.0

          Very NICE!!!

          By Black Beauty!

          from Maple Heights, Ohio

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            Love how this has been toning my skin so nicely since I started using it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Only for people who DO NOT have sensitive skin!

            By Cherokee

            from Chicago Illinois

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            When I first started using it it was great! I had immediate results. It help the texture of my skin and it helped my breakouts. It also made my skin smooth. I stopped breaking out but after about a week, every time I put it on my skin my skin would start to burn and hurt really bad. It's good for people who don't have sensitive skin but if you do have any type of sensitive skin do not use it because it will irritate your skin.

             
            5.0

            Seems to work really well!!!

            By Black Beauty!

            from Maple Heights, Ohio

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

              I like how this product doesn't dry my skin out after using it. It's quite soothing on the skin.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great addition to your skin care routine!

              By northern belle

              from Huntsville, AL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                I started out using this product in the evening only to get acclimated to the product. Then I began using it morning and night daily. Wonderful product! It removes the dirt and makeup that my face wash doesn't get off (that you can't see). I tend to get hormonal acne - this has improved my skin texture and reduced my breakouts. It also lasts a long time - several months. Love it and just bought my second bottle!

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                • 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

                  • Brand Expert

                    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

                  • Brand Expert

                    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
                • Q:

                  Would this be good for acne, acne scars and oily skin?
                  Asked on 11/16/2016 by Jay from Denver, Co

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Glycolic Acid Toner is not recommended for acne erupted skin. We suggest using the toner after you are free from any active breakouts.

                    Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is this product okay to use on sensitive skin?
                  Asked on 10/29/2016 by Dev

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    *Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions, acne-erupted, or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation develops and persists, discontinue use. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.

                    Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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