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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 243 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (175)
  • Improves skin texture (145)
  • Gentle (124)
  • Balances skin (107)
  • Not greasy (101)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (39)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (11)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (105)
  • Combination skin (92)
  • Oily skin (81)
  • All skin types (72)
  • Daily use (53)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (115), Brand buyer (83)

Reviewed by 243 customers

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5.0

Love this product!

By Dls

from St. Augustine, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I use this product two- three times per week.

     
    5.0

    Love the way it makes my face feel

    By Stacey G

    from Connecticut

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      Use a few times a week along with seaweed cleanser. Love the way it makes my skin look and feel.

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Emily P

      from Yuma AZ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I've only used this a couple times and my skin texture and radiance has improved noticeably. I will be getting the full size in the future.

         
        5.0

        Amazing must have

        By Liz

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I have been using this product for 8+ years and I still love it. When I was younger it got completely rid of redness and acne. Now I no longer get ache but do have many blackheads. I use this daily with my Clarisonic and it rids my blackheads and tones my skin.

           
          5.0

          Finally, A face wash that actually works!!

          By Toobi

          from LA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I bought this facial wash on a whim and boy, did I hit the jackpot!!! For the first time in a long time, my facial texture greatly improved. It became less bumpy/rough , got smoother and is actually gradually fading my dark spots.

             
            5.0

            No more black heads!

            By CC

            from Kalama, Wa

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I have struggled with blackheads my whole life and this has finally gotten rid of them! Only use once or twice a week for combination skin or it will dry you out.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It works great!

              By Edith

              from Ca

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I recently bought this along with the toner. I've used it twice and can already see a huge difference in my pores. I had been worrying lately about my pores looking bigger and when I looked in the mirror after using this product and the toner I was excited to see that my pores look soo much better! Not sure which product caused it, maybe both but I'm in love! After using the cleanser, my face looked squeaky clean. Will update this review once I've used it for a longer period.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I love this cleanser!

              By Lenore

              from Evanston, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Although the cleanser dried out my skin, it helped with my acne that I have been dealing with since I was in elementary school. This has to be the best cleanser for acne that I have ever used and I have tried nearly EVERYTHING! Just make sure to moisturize if you experience dryness.

               
              5.0

              I use it almost 5 days a week

              By onye

              from Perry Hall, Md

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I have oily, sensitive skin my skin gets oily easily so using this more than it says is no problem for me. I use the acne cleanser as well but it's not as fast acting it's weaker in a way, at least for me. I think I'll try to use the acne cleanser for in the mornings and the glycolic one in the night most days. If I experience to much dryness (it's winter) I'll just tone it down. But it's a very good cleanser an it's a must have

               
              5.0

              Gentle yet effective

              By JessR

              from West Chester, PA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                My Derm suggested a glycolic wash for my oily skin. The only options at her office were $25+ which is crazy considering this is a product I'd be using 2x a day. I tried this wash and it was a perfect fit in every way. It doesn't over dry my skin and give it that weird plastic look that some gylcolics do AND it's affordable. I buy these 2-3 at a time so I always have it on hand!

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Hello, I am an acne victim since I was 10 years old. I am currently using the "African Black Soap" I have been on it for one week and was wondering I can use the Glycolic Foaming cleanser in my routine ?
                  Asked on 12/28/2016 by Acnefighter from North Hollywood, Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can certainly 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) with Glycolic Foaming Cleanser.

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

                  I'm aware that the Glycolic percentage of this face wash is 1%. Can this be used with the Glycolic Face Serum by Nip + Fab which is 4%?
                  Asked on 12/26/2016 by NK from Syracuse, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Assuming you don't have a skin sensitivity to glycolic acid - you can certainly use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times a week depending on your skin type and skin tolerance. If dryness or irritation occurs, cut back the frequency of both products until you establish a custom skin care routine that works for you.

                    Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Hello, i currently using acne facial cleanser and enzym clensing gel. Im using it alternate morning and night. Can i added this glycolic wash on 1-2 times a week. Because my face still breakout. Thanks
                  Asked on 12/12/2016 by Alia from Huston, texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If you are still breaking out, you should start using the Acne Facial Cleanser both morning and night. 2-3 times a week you can swap it out for the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser.

                    Answered on 12/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will this product make my skin peel?
                  Asked on 11/5/2016 by Vero

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser should not make your skin peel. This products contains Glycolic Acid which helps to gently exfoliate and deep clean build up from the skin's surface. I would recommend using the product 1-3 times a week, while alternating with a daily cleanser, such as our best-selling Enzyme Cleansing Gel (http://www.ulta.com/enzyme-cleansing-gel?productId=xlsImpprod6200755).
                    If peeling or irritation occurs, please discontinue use immediately.

                    Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will the fragrance in this product cause breakouts. It didn't have fragrance before
                  Asked on 10/30/2016 by Sga from Washington, DC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We have updated our ingredient listing. The formula has not changed. We hope you continue to use and enjoy!

                    Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Currently using the MB acne starter kit. It has controlled my breakouts and now I have 2-3 acne bumps. Can I use this to start getting rid of the hyper pigmentation and acne scars?
                  Asked on 10/24/2016 by windy65 from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes - begin to incorporate the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser into your skin care 2-3 times a week.

                    Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can I use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser with prescription Retin A, or would you recommend one of your other facial cleansers.
                  Asked on 10/17/2016 by Joey from Connecticut

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would recommend consulting with your dermatologist prior to starting any new products.. Depending on your skin type, the glycolic acid may not agree with the Retin A. Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel may be a better option. http://www.ulta.com/enzyme-cleansing-gel?productId=xlsImpprod6200755

                    Answered on 10/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have eczema and really really dry sensitive skin but I do have hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Is this a recommended or good product for me? I also want a product that will cleanse my skin as well.
                  Asked on 10/14/2016 by Inurdreams from Middletown, CT

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The glycolic acid in this cleanser may not agree with your eczema and sensitive skin. If you have been able to use products with glycolic acid in the past, then we would suggest introducing this cleanser into your skin care routine 1-2 times a week. You might want to consider our Whitening Mask. It is recommended for all skin types and is gentle and hydrating. http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                    Answered on 10/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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