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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
 
4.6

(based on 292 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (215)
  • Improves skin texture (179)
  • Gentle (146)
  • Balances skin (133)
  • Not greasy (125)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (47)
  • Irritates skin (14)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (13)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (125)
  • Combination skin (115)
  • Oily skin (100)
  • All skin types (85)
  • Daily use (59)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (138), Brand buyer (101)

Reviewed by 292 customers

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2.0

Did nothing no difference

By loui

from new york,ny

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Combination Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

Did not c a difference. Used it for over a month before I reviewed the product

 
5.0

I am so happy with this product it also smells amazing

By Ninka

from Aurora illinois

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    Best product i ever tried and leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean..

     
    4.0

    I will buy this again

    By Steenzx0

    from Warwick, RI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      Love using the product before bed time to make sure my face is clean and smooth for the following day.

       
      5.0

      Men with ingrown hair !!

      By Crazyskinn

      from Oceanside, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Moisturizing
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I absolutely love the results ! My husband has to shave everyday which usually leaves his face very irritated, and leads to the WORST ingrown hairs. However he started using this every other day (3xs a week) and it cleared his skin within the first week ! It works perfectly with his deep cleansing brush and pulls all kinds of dead skin off. Definitely a staple in his medicine cabinet !!

         
        5.0

        Amazing for breakouts

        By Girlgirlgirl

        from Hawthorne CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I use this 2-3 times a week when I start feeling that my face is looking dull or my pores are getting congested. I also use it when I feel a breakout coming on... you know how you can tell you're gonna get a zit but it's not quite a zit yet? Like your skin in tender and you can like, feel it under your skin like a little bump or something and it almost hurts? I use this when I fee that coming and it clears it up! It's amazing. I love it.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Squeaky Clean

          By Nori

          from Seattle

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I used this for about 6 months and it works well on my oily, acne-prone skin. However, it does dry the skin out a bit and also leaves my face red for about 30 minutes after I wash my face. It's great to use when you're having a breakout, but be cautious not to get this stuff in your eyes because it burns like a MOTHER. This product really needs to be reformulated because it's not right for a face product to cause such eye irritation. However, like I said it really does a good job cleansing the skin. Perhaps, bend over the sink and quickly lather over the face instead of using it with a clarisonic (which is what I do). That way it's not running down your face and potentially getting into the eye.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I think I finally found my all-time favorite

          By KW

          from Midwest

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I started taking skincare seriously about 3 months ago. Cleansers are something that I switch up everyday, because I'm not loyal to any one cleanser and I don't have any holy grails... I wanted to find a cleanser that I LOVED, that I looked forward to using.. all the ones I have are just "meh, that was OK". I did some research and happened to stumble upon this, and after the first use I was in love... I want to use it everyday but wont' because the directions tell me not to :) The smell, texture, how it feels on the skin, I love love love love love. Other cleansers do not hold a candle.

           
          5.0

          Glow Glycolic

          By PABlitz

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I wanted use this cleansers as my primary cleanser but more as secondary cleanser to really work on skin. Great for oily skin and helping fade dark spots. Skin literally peals off. With oily skin I use 3 times a week in the morning.

           
          5.0

          My go-to cleanser!

          By DD

          from Louisville, KY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            Gently cleanses, but since it is glycolic makes sense to me that it's good for my skin without irritation.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this is my 3rd time buying this item! It is AMAZING !

            By Lizzi

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I use this once a day even though it seys only to use about 3x a week. But this item has helped me out so much with my acne that I just keep using it. The only negative thing about this is that it's super drying around my mouth area.

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            • Q:

              Does this product help remove my sun burn on my face?
              Asked on 3/19/2017 by Albaro from Lodi CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                I would not recommend you use this product on active sunburn. Glycolic Acid is an AHA and all AHA's contain the following AHA warning:
                *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 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I already use the Acne Facial Cleanser, a witch hazel toner, moisturizer and occasionally the Whitening Mask 2x a week. My breakouts are not as bad as they used to be but they still pop up. Would you recommend adding this Gylolic Foaming Cleanser into my routine as well?
              Asked on 3/12/2017 by Taylor from Boerne, TX

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Every skincare routine needs exfoliation and adding our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser into your skin care routine 1-3 times a week is a great way to do so!

                Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Can this be used to clear backne?
              Asked on 3/6/2017 by Nellie

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can you use this product on skin after having chemical peels?
              Of course not right after, but maybe a month after the peel?
              Asked on 2/25/2017 by Simply sandy

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Post chemical peel skin can be very sensitive, so I would definitely wait till your skin has recovered from the peel. Glycolic Foaming Cleanser does contain glycolic acid and contains the traditional warning that all AHA products contain. *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 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Hello,

              I am looking for a product that will help fade/remove old acne scars and marks. Will this product help with that?

              Thanks
              Asked on 2/13/2017 by Mlynnwatson

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The glycolic acid in the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will work to reduce skin discoloration overtime. To take it a step further, you should consider our Brightening Regimen Kit. It contains a collection of products that each address uneven skin tone and texture. http://www.ulta.com/brightening-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

                Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I struggle with cystic acne and hyper pigmentation, does this product work well for helping with these issues?
              Asked on 2/9/2017 by Jo Jo from Atlanta, GA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The glycolic acid in this toner will provide gentle exfoliation that will address both the acne prone skin and the hyper pigmentation. It should work well with your points of concern if you use 2-3 times a week.

                Answered on 2/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I'm currently doing an all natural skin care routine with coconut oil at night and apple vinegar in the morning mixed with water which I found has cleared up my face but caused bacne on my shoulders.... is this a good product for shoulders? Also could I still incorporate this into my skin care routine for my face with what I'm already doing or would that be a bad mixture?
              Asked on 1/24/2017 by Leahb from Michigan

              1 answer

            • Q:

              I have combination skin and issues with closed comedones. Does this product typically help with that?
              Asked on 1/15/2017 by Megatron from Biloxi, MS

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will provide the exfoliation required to breakdown the pore clogging debris that is causing these skin issues. You should swap out the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for your regular cleanser 2-3 times a week. You can also apply our Drying Mask ONLY to those problem areas 1-2 times a week to further target the bumps.
                http://www.ulta.com/drying-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200739

                Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Does this product work for people with normal skin?
              Asked on 1/7/2017 by Em from Newnan GA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is recommended for use by all skin types but the frequency of use differs on your skin type. Replace your regular cleanser 1-3 times a week (1-2 times for Dry to Combination skin, and 2-3 times for Combination and Oily).

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

              Is this too strong for skin with Rosacea?
              Asked on 12/29/2016 by Rita from South Carolina

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Unless you have had a positive experience with products containing glycolic acid in the past, we would not recommend using if you have rosacea.

                Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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