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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 187 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (130)
  • Improves skin texture (111)
  • Gentle (95)
  • Not greasy (80)
  • Balances skin (79)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (30)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (75)
  • Combination skin (71)
  • Oily skin (60)
  • All skin types (56)
  • Daily use (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (83), Brand buyer (67)

Reviewed by 187 customers

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5.0

Yes! It was all I expected and more.

By Susan

from El Paso, Tx

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

Because I usually use products with retinal, and glycolic acid I thought I could use this product every day for skin renewal. However even though I have pretty tough skin the shedding was too much around the check area. So its best to follow the directions on this one.

 
5.0

GREAT CLEANSER

By Theresa

from Jersey

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I am in the process of changing my skin care routine and i found a Youtube video regarding this cleanser. I did some research on the benefits of using this GlYCOLIC on your skin. I tried to buy the small one but they didn't have it at my Ulta so I purchased the big one. I'm so glad I did. My face felt and looked better then it ever has. I don't have bad acne but I get a pimple when its that time of the mouth but i have blacked heads and large pores around the nose area and this cleanser made my skin look very smooth. I was glowing! I'm going to use this once a get my Clarisonic. My skin has been less oily so thats a plus! If you have oily skin please get this. It works wonders. I use it about 3 times a week

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Jean

    from Atlanta

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    Every other day

     
    5.0

    Love this productDone

    By Beautiful Brendaleah

    from Nyc

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      Awesome product

       
      5.0

      Favorite Cleanser

      By Brittany

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I use this product daily. Removes makeup well. Leaves skin feeling refreshed.

         
        5.0

        Yasss!!!

        By Liz

        from Laredo, Tx

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I use this to get rid of dead skin and it does the job!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 !!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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            • Q:

              What percentage of glycolic acid does this cleanser contain?
              Asked on 7/30/2016 by Bee from Visalia, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains 1% glycolic acid.

                Answered on 8/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Will this help with dark spots -hyperpigmentation?
              Asked on 7/22/2016 by Vero from Ontario

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is a great option for addressing uneven skin tones and hyper pigmentation. We also offer a Brightening Kit which features 5 products (including Glycolic Foaming Cleanser) that individually contain their own super-star ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Licorice and Mulberry. The success of this kit is the combination of all the products and sticking to the regimen several times a week. http://www.ulta.com/brightening-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Does this cleanser help clear up Milia?
              Asked on 7/15/2016 by LucyLu from Chicago, IL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Removing milia can be very challenging. The glycolic acid in our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will work to gently exfoliate away the top layer of skin which may make milia removal easier. However, milia removal often requires a trip to the dermatologist.

                Answered on 7/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • 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

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