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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Item 2209926

Size:6.0 oz

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Exfoliate up to three times a week with Mario Badescu's foaming glycolic acid-based cleanser designed to dissolve dulling dead skin cells, to help refine pores and retexturize uneven skin. Fine lines, wrinkes, old acne marks, and age spots are diminished with regular use-encouraging a smoother, more youtful-looking complexion. A soothing blend of chamomile, marshmellow, sage, St. John's wort, and yarrow extracts provide additional rejuvenating benefits that help re-balance and leave skin radiant. Use as a supplemental cleanser.
Replace your regular cleanser 1-2 times per week for Dry to Combination Skin, and 2-3 times per week for Combination and Oily skin. Massage onto wet skin using upward, circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
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 403 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (303)
  • Improves skin texture (251)
  • Gentle (194)
  • Balances skin (182)
  • Not greasy (171)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (70)
  • Irritates skin (24)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (20)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Bad smell (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (181)
  • Combination skin (159)
  • Oily skin (141)
  • All skin types (122)
  • Daily use (87)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (189), Brand buyer (141)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 403 customers

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4.0

Great product!

By Meg

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

Great for 1-2 times a week cleansing. Do not make the mistake of thinking this is a daily cleanser! If used daily it will dry out your skin.

 
5.0

My forever cleanser

By Cass

from New Hampshire

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

I absolutely love this product. I use it about 3 times a week at night shortly before bed. It does make my skin feel a bit dry and tight after so I always make sure to use the Mario Badescu oil free moisturizer after. Overall great product and great brand not to mention it doesn't break the bank

 
5.0

THIS IS A LIFESAVER

By cam

from newport, RI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    When I went to Spain this summer, I only brought a trial size of this face wash to use over there. Although it is drying, I DIDN'T BREAK OUT ONCE! And I was on my period! Truly magic. But read the back before using or else your skin will dry out. Most people who say it's too drying neglected to read the back.

     
    5.0

    Works but less is definitely more

    By Toni Marie

    from Maryland

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      I have super dry skin so exfoliating is important but difficult to do without overdoing it. This stuff works much better than a scrub and it demolishes makeup! I use twice a week maybe three if my skin is scaly. No more needed. Using too much will definitely tear dry skin up. It's more expensive than the enzyme cleanser but if you aren't using it daily it will last a long time. I'm still using my trial size. A little goes a long way. It's worth it as an exfoliator.

       
      5.0

      10/10 would buy again

      By meowmeow

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      Bought the trial size before paying the price for the normal size. Love it.

       
      5.0

      I Think There's Hope For My Skin

      By Naturally JT

      from Jacksonville Fl

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fades Dark Spots
      • Gentle
      • Gently Exfoliate
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        After removing the makeup from my face, I add a little of this cleanser to my Mia 2 to clean my face. After it foams up nicely, I let it sit on my face while I floss or brush my teeth then I rinse with warm water and use a toner afterwards.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WORTH IT ( TAKES A WHILE BUT WORTH IT)

        By chanteezy

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I am more a budget buyer, but when it comes to skincare I will splurge when needed. I suffered from skin allergy reaction to "TALC" which was in most of my products. I bought this to help reduce breakouts and exfoliate to clean out my pores. I have used this product 2 times a week for about a month and I have seen my pores slowly disappear. I do have very sensitive skin so I only use the product 1-2 times, instead 2-3. As well, my scars have faded from using this product. 10/10 reccomend !!

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By KendraH

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        This is my third time purchasing this wash.. I love it. Makes my skin feel very soft. I've also noticed a difference in my complexion since I've started using this product. But I cannot stress enough.. This product is not meant to be used daily. Stick to the directions. I use it twice a week (oily T-zone), followed by a Botanics toner and the rosewater facial spray from Mario Badescu. Not had any issues with dryness or anything else. But I can imagine this causing extreme dryness if used daily - so you've been warned.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Definitely a must have

        By Jewelz83

        from Lansing, MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I use about every two days, it leaves my skins smooth and helps with peeling skin.

           
          5.0

          A staple

          By Amelia

          from Georgia

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great price!
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            Even though the instructions say to use twice e week, I use daily.Even with my Clarisonic, no problems for my sensitive skin. I've tried other brands but always come back to Mario.

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            • Q:

              Does this product reduce redness?
              Asked on 1/6/2018 by alex from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will help exfoliate the skin, reduce congestion/breakouts and minimize discoloration from acne scarring. This product does not target redness. Our Keratoplast Cream Soap is a great daily cleanser that will help soothe skin.
                http://www.ulta.com/keratoplast-cream-soap?productId=xlsImpprod6200765

                Answered on 1/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Looking to start anti-aging regimen, what would you recommend I have combination skin
              Asked on 12/25/2017 by Jessica from Blythe California

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I have combination skin and would like to know what it means to use "2-3 times a week" should I use this product 3 days in a row? 2 days in a row? Or just use it every other day for 2-3 days
              Asked on 12/13/2017 by Souz from Michigan

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This product should be used every other or every 2nd day, in place of your daily cleanser when you are going to exfoliate.

                Answered on 12/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have acne prone skin and am trying to battle acne scars... I use the acne facial wash most days and then this cleanser two days a week. I have both the anti acne serum and the vitamin c serum. Is it ok to switch between them every other night? And should I pair the vitamin c serum with this cleanser and the anti acne serum with the acne facial cleanser?
              Asked on 11/29/2017 by lenna from Chicago, US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest using the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times per week in place of your daily cleanser. You can alternate use of the Anti Acne Serum and Vitamin C Serum every other evening.

                Answered on 11/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              how long does this product take to brighten the skin ?
              Asked on 11/18/2017 by Nanda from charleston , south carolina

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser provides the necessary exfoliation to immediately help skin look brighter. Depending on the frequency of use, it could take several weeks or more of regular weekly use to notice a decrease in discoloration from sun spots or acne scars.

                Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I have extremely sensitive skin which is prone to breakouts. I have some scarring left from past ones and i was wondering if this would be a good choice for my skin type.
              Asked on 11/17/2017 by Kenz from Boise, ID

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Since you are sensitive, we suggest patch testing this product before use. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser should not be used daily. For sensitive skin types we suggest this product once per week in place of your daily cleanser to exfoliate the skin and help reduce discoloration from sun spots or acne scars.
                For daily cleansing our Keratoplast Cream Soap can be used on your skin type. http://www.ulta.com/keratoplast-cream-soap?productId=xlsImpprod6200765&sku=2209935&_requestid=223060

                Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I noticed the main ingredient is SLS. I've heard this is not the best ingredient for skin care. Is this true? Also, what is the percentage of SLS in the formula?
              Asked on 11/12/2017 by Coppertop from Georgia

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We appreciate your interest in our products. Mario Badescu Skin Care considers our formulas and the methodology behind ingredient inclusion proprietary information. Since ingredients may have different functions in products depending upon their combination with other ingredients, the percentage of specific ingredients in any given product is not a measure of the ingredient's efficacy. It is the unique formula and technology that provides the desired result.

                Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              What is the percent of glycolic acid that this facial wash has in it?
              Asked on 11/2/2017 by V from Kansas City, MO

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                There is 1% glycolic acid in our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser.

                Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is this good for dry combination skin?
              Asked on 8/15/2017 by Vanessa from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes! The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is recommended for use 1-2 times per week in place of your daily cleanser. This product is not meant to act as a daily cleanser. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is an exfoliant that will help reduce congestion/breakout and minimize discoloration.

                Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hi, I recently purchased your acne starter kit and it's been great for my acne so far. I've also read great reviews about the glycolic acid foaming face wash and toner as well as your buffer solution . Questions: what exactly does the buffer solution do and is it recommend for adult pustular acne. Also same question for the glycolic acid wash & toner - and should I buy the brightening kit that includes both but in smaller sizes or buy the individual larger bottles. Also, I love foaming washes but the photo of the individual bottle of the glycolic acid wash is a different color than the glycolic acid wash in the brightening kit - are the products different? Thanks for your help! Great products by the way!!
              Asked on 8/14/2017 by Nessa from Hallandale, FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Thanks for your question. Our Buffering Lotion is best suited to spot treat deep cystic acne breakouts. For pustular acne, our Drying Lotion can be used as your spot treatment. We recommend the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type to exfoliate the skin, help reduce congestion/breakouts and reduce discoloration from acne scarring or sun spots. This product is the same in all our kits and full sizes.
                We do not suggest the Glycolic Acid Toner on acne prone or acne erupted skin, this may not be the product for you at this time.
                http://www.ulta.com/glass-bottle-drying-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6500224

                Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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