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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

6.0 oz

Item #: 2209926

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For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with herbal extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2-3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs.
Gently massage on face in circular motions avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent. For oily or problematic skin use 2-3 times weekly. For dry or sensitive skin use 1-2 times weekly. Adjust accordingly for your skin type.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aqua (Water, Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Glycolic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Foaming Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 181 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (128)
  • Improves skin texture (109)
  • Gentle (94)
  • Balances skin (77)
  • Not greasy (76)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (28)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (74)
  • Combination skin (70)
  • Oily skin (57)
  • All skin types (53)
  • Daily use (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (80), Brand buyer (65)

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5.0

This product helped to get rid of my acne!

By Marie

from Indiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

The glycolic foaming cleanser has been a staple product in my skin care regime for the past year. I picked this product up one day in the smallest bottle that was on clearance, at the time I was suffering from a type of acne where there are hard lumps under the skin on my face. Nothing seemed to be helping them, so I figured why not try this product. Within a month of using it a few times a week my skin was clearer and smoother than ever before. If anyone else is having trouble with clearing their acne I recommend this product along with the Clinique all over treatment, a good toner, and moisturizer. This has helped keep my skin clear and has reduced some of my acne marks as well. The only downside to this product is that it can make your skin very dry, especially around the eye area, if you use it too often. I have combination sensitive skin and this works great for me to use a few times a week to help with exfoliation. I will definitely repurchase this product again and again!

 
5.0

Love it!

By Molly

from Memphis, TN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

I have dry skin and use 1-3 times per week. It hasn't dried out my skin but has helped remove/prevent any dry flakes. It is messy because it is a little funny and comes out of the bottle quickly.

 
5.0

Love this see products

By Lori

from Greenville,RI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    Tried this products in one of it special kits and loved it !!!

     
    5.0

    My fave cleanser

    By Wrinkle-Free Thirties

    from West Michigan

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      I've been using this cleanser for several years, after having struggled to find a cleanser to battle adult hormonal acne, and early signs of aging. The most notable differences have been improved skin texture, and shorter breakouts. I've also noticed faster fading of acne scarring.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Will use this forever

      By Minky

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I cannot get enough of this stuff. I used this a year ago and for some reason I stopped and I have no idea why. Once I stopped my skin started to look dull and full of pores. I bought it again only to re-fall in love. It completely tightens my pores and significantly fades my acne marks. It also helps heal any active breakouts a lot faster. I cannot say enough good things about this stuff. It says to use 2-3 times a week but it is gentle enough that I use it about 4-5 times because I'm obsessed. It's a decent size bottle for the money and the tiniest pump goes a longgg way. Not to mention it has a pleasant citrus smell! Definitely try!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Must Have

        By Cygne

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I'd been eyeing this for a while. I'm SO pleased to have bought it. It will be part of my holy grail from here on out. Please don't let the price deter you. A little goes a long way, which is important to me cause I always suds my face twice with my face washes. My skin tone has improved so much and I can tell by the end of the summer I should have my fact to a point where I may not even need to wear makeup. It has helped to remove scarring on my face that I thought I'd NEVER get rid of. I have oily skin, but I use it every morning to wash my face. I'm so in love~

           
          5.0

          Love it!!

          By Mz.Tae

          from Toledo, OH

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          i use this four times a week and it works! it cleans the skin deep down i was impressed

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          AMAZING !

          By Eve

          from Miami

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I love it , I wash my face every day and do not dry my skin .

             
            5.0

            New favorite

            By Kaia

            from New Jersey

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Face feels so clean

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Marisol

              from Nogales Arizona

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                Takes off all makeup off

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                • Q:

                  Is this product oil-free?
                  Asked on 6/8/2016 by Mackenzie from Bangor, PA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is oil-free.

                    Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  May I use this to help clear up back acne?
                  Asked on 5/31/2016 by lex from NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We offer a body cleanser and unique body-only toner to address body acne - A.H.A Botanical Body Soap (Item #: 2210031) and Special Cleansing Lotion O (Item #: 2210010).
                    If you do choose to use Glycolic Foaming Cleanser on your body, please test sensitivity to determine frequency of usage.

                    Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I am looking for a cleanser with glycolic acid that j can use every night (I have KP on my face) and I know there are plenty on the market with a higher concentration percentage. Why do you guys recommend only using 2-3 times a week for this product? Is it because of the glycolic acid or something else? Is it worth trying to use this every night or would you recommend switching to a different product? I do not want to use the toner as I already have a toner that I love for acne and don't want to switch.
                  Asked on 5/11/2016 by Amber from Philadelphia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 2-3 times a week because daily use may be too much for the majority of skin types. If your skin allows, you can certainly use it everyday. You might want to try rotating usage with our Acne Facial Cleanser. It contains salicylic acid to provide exfoliation and is great for acne prone skin.
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                    Answered on 5/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this cleanser work to minimize bumpy complexion? If not what other Mario Badeschu products are there that may do so?
                  Asked on 5/11/2016 by PLizzy

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes - Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser does work to smooth bumpy skin texture. Incorporate into your skin care routine 1-3 times a week to see a difference in a few weeks time.

                    Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will this product help with my dented acne scars ?
                  Asked on 5/6/2016 by Anonymous from Riverdale , MD

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains glycolic acid which will work to improve uneven skin texture and minor skin discolorations gradually over time. More severe cases of acne scarring will require a trip to your dermatologist.

                    Answered on 5/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Does this cleanser have an exfoliate in the cleanser? My dermatologist told my daughter with acne that she shouldn't exfoliate her face. She said it's ok to exfoliate your body but never your face. She is prone to breakouts and we have tried EVERYTHING!!
                  Asked on 5/5/2016 by referee from tn

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The glycolic acid in Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is gently exfoliating but the cleanser does not contain any physical exfoliants or any abrasive ingredients.
                    Have you tried our Acne Facial Cleanser? It is our cleanser specifically designed for acne prone skin. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                    Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I am a huge fan of this facial wash, and I tend to use it almost everyday because I feel it's the only thing that works for me. Only thing, the drying out the face :( What type of face wash would you recommend to use on days I don't use this one?
                  Asked on 5/3/2016 by K Casanova from Bronx, Ny

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have combination skin, acne prone, & sensitive. Would you recommend this product? How good is the enzyme or seaweed one? Are these products paraben-free? Thank you.
                  Asked on 5/3/2016 by Drea101 from Modesto, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is recommended for all skin types but I would suggest you only use the product 1-2 times a week if you have skin that can be sensitive. Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be the best option for your daily cleanser. Although we do offer paraben free products, these 3 cleansers mentioned are not paraben free.

                    Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have been using DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge 1 glycolic acid wash but it is a cream and I prefer a foaming cleanser. Is this product comparable in strength/percent glycolic acid?
                  Asked on 4/4/2016 by Rebecca from Harlingen, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains 1% glycolic acid.

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have oily acne prone skin however it can also become extremely dry and flakey. If the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is only meant to be used 2-3 times a week, what other cleansing product do you recommend using in conjunction with it?
                  Asked on 4/4/2016 by halebabes

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Your main cleanser should be Enzyme Cleansing Gel (Item #: 2209927) or if you are extremely acne prone, Acne Facial Cleanser (Item #: 2209929). Since you said your skin does often become dry and flakey, you should initially use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-2 times a week and increase usage depending on your skin's tolerance.

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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