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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 307 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (227)
  • Improves skin texture (189)
  • Gentle (158)
  • Balances skin (144)
  • Not greasy (135)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (49)
  • Irritates skin (14)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (13)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (133)
  • Combination skin (124)
  • Oily skin (105)
  • All skin types (89)
  • Daily use (65)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (148), Brand buyer (103)

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4.0

Sensitive to salycilic acid face wash

By Theresa

from Dowagiac,MI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Does not cause more breakouts
  • Does not dry out
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I love this product. I have sensitive skin, usually have many breakouts, from overseeing or harsh products. This is gentle enough I can use day and night if necessary.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mild and effective.

    By Rue

    from Arizona

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      I bought the smallest size because I wasn't sure how my skin would react to it but so far I love it. I definitely plan on buying a bigger size and a few other products from Mario Badescu once this one runs out.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great product, skin feels great

      By Jan

      from Yellow Springs Ohio

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        evening facial wash leaves my skin feeling smooth and smells great, love it

         
        5.0

        Oh my gosh, I love it

        By Alexandra

        from Kentucky

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I've been wrestling with adult acne for the last 2 or 3 years and it's finally, just now, starting to mellow out. This cleanser really helps with the overall texture of my skin. Totally worth the money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am IN LOVE with this product!!

          By Elizabeth

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            So I think this product is branded as a face wash. It's been great for my face. I've noticed my acne scars fading over time and never have I had irritation, except the time I tried using it 7 days in a row (against directions).
            My favorite thing about this product however is that I can use it all over my body. I've always struggled with ingrown hair on my legs after shaving, to the point that I opted for waxing instead, but NO MORE!! I use it w a bristle brush to exfoliate my entire body and especially the bottom half of my legs, I haven't had an ingrown hair in the 4 months I've been using it, my hair seems to grow back slower and thinner, and my skin feels so so soft! I've been bragging about this product to all my family and friends and I will definitely continue to use it regularly. However, it is very important to hydrate your skin after using. The cream/lotion/oil you use will absorb so much better. But if you don't put anything on, your skin will feel dry.

             
            5.0

            Wow!

            By Kidderkat

            from Broken Arrow, OK

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              After one use, I saw a very noticeable difference! I have combination skin which leans more towards the oily side, and I tend to get really bad dry skin in my T-zone. After the first use, i feel like my skin was transformed. I doesn't burn, I only need to use it 2-3 times a week, and it doesn't leave my skin red.

              10/10 would recommend.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So far so good

              By J

              from Santa Monica

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Ive only been using for 2 weeks and I have used it twice. It smells great and lathers up well. My face feels clean afterwards ..but also a little dry. You must moisturize.

              I will give it a few months of use to see if it helps with my adult acne.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Miss Prestige

              from Va

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                This is great for occasional use. I wouldn't recommend using this as a daily cleanser. It may dry out your skin if used daily. I sometimes mix this with the strawberry face scrub to get a true deep clean. I also use my clarisonic brush with this.

                 
                5.0

                Lives up to all reviews

                By Terri

                from Pittsburgh PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                  Small amount provides a great clean face

                   
                  5.0

                  I really see a difference

                  By Amazings wife

                  from Wilmington nc

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                    I saw this product on a YouTube tutorial for facial cleaning routines. I did no research other than where I could buy it. My first purchase was a 2oz bottle but was so pleased I came back for a bigger bottle. Smells great and actually works too

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                    • Q:

                      Can I use this everyday as a daily cleanser or should I use it in conjunction with another cleanser?
                      Asked on 4/20/2017 by Samantha from Rochester, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is not suitable for daily use. This product should be swapped out for your daily cleanser, 1-2 times per week if dry or 2-3 times per week if oily.

                        Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this product make skin purge because of the glycolic acid ?
                      Asked on 4/17/2017 by Molly from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product should not cause an increase in breakouts. If that happens please discontinue use of the product.

                        Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • 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
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