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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

2.0 oz

Item #: 2278151

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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 341 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (254)
  • Improves skin texture (208)
  • Gentle (173)
  • Balances skin (157)
  • Not greasy (149)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (54)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (16)
  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Bad smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (145)
  • Combination skin (133)
  • Oily skin (115)
  • All skin types (102)
  • Daily use (74)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (163), Brand buyer (118)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 341 customers

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5.0

This is my ride or die!!

By Alishia Rowley

from Enid OK

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

Good stuff Mainerd!! My fave feels nice and clean.

 
2.0

Unsure

By JazzyJay

from Tuscaloosa, AL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    (Side note: I'm African American with medium brown skin.) I've only had this product for one week. My areas with the darkest hyperpigmentation have dried out and are flaking. Maybe I should extend days between use. I'm still going to keep trying it to see if it gets any better. Not sure how I feel about this product though. A big disappointed.

     
    1.0

    Awful

    By Amy

    from Boca Raton

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        Terrible product. Does not work. S

         
        1.0

        Not for my skin type

        By Do1226

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I have normal to dry skin. I just didn't care for this product and it felt like it may be too strong for my skin type. Therefore, I just used it once since it felt like it was going to dry my skin out. I would not recommend for sensitive skin or if you do not have acne.

           
          4.0

          It's a pretty good cleaner

          By Jess

          from NYC

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I use it more often a week than the bottle suggests. Almost daily. Mainly at night before bed. I tend to have oily skin and some acne. This product is a little too gentle I think. I haven't seen A LOT of improvement. Just a good clean. But only if you rub it in really really well! Plus there's no actual foam. So just a lot of rubbing in on your face and then you'll get that clean feeling. You gotta moisturize immediately after though, which isn't a big deal really.

           
          4.0

          Pretty good cleanser

          By Jess

          from NYC

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Doesn't actually foam

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I use it more often a week than the bottle suggests. Almost daily. Mainly at night before bed. I tend to have oily skin and some acne. This product is a little too gentle I think. I haven't seen A LOT of improvement. Just a good clean. But only if you rub it in really really well! Plus there's no actual foam. So just a lot of rubbing in on your face and then you'll get that clean feeling. You gotta moisturize immediately after though, which isn't a big deal really.

           
          5.0

          I really like this product!

          By Emilie

          from Ohio

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified 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:

          I got this as a sample a few months back and it lasted me for awhile! I know it's good because I repurchased. I honestly feel like it has balanced my skin so well, I am oily with a little bit of acne scaring and I rarely break out anymore and feel comfortable wearing no makeup! The only thing I will say is that you should follow the instructions on the back.. I am oily so I use 2-3 a week. It does make your skin feel dry but not in a bad way just follow with your moisturizer :) Really recommend if you're looking for a new face wash!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          In Love!

          By Marie

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            Alright, so I purchased this cleanser because I had tried everything to help my check acne/bumps. I had never gotten check acne until recently and had tried a variety of brands and acne spot on treatments. Once I began using this product everything went away!! I'm waiting to see if this will also help with some of the minimum marks left or if I need to buy one of his other products too. Overall I completely recommend this product. It's not harsh to the skin like drug brand products.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Would keep buying again.

            By A.Garcia

            from Fresno, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Use this soap with my Clairsonic and I love it!! Leaves your skin feeling amazing!!!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              FAVORITE Cleanser

              By Kit

              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                This is helping to change my skin!! It's been months and I just ran out of my first bottle, using it withe my vanity planet deep cleansing brush! Helps with even my hormonal breakouts, most of all acne scars/hyper-pigmentation on my brown skin!

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                • Q:

                  IS this product good doe acne dark spots, if not what is?
                  Asked on 6/26/2017 by Ricardo from Chicago IL.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will help exfoliate the skin and reduce discoloration from glycolic acid in the product. Our Whitening Mask is also a great option to help further reduce discoloration from acne. http://www.ulta.com/whitening-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6200747

                    Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  The instructions say 2-3 per week of oily. Does that mean use day and night, 2-3 times per week? Or just wash your face with this 2-3 per week and that's it. Just wondering if I should use this for both Morning and night routines.
                  Asked on 6/8/2017 by Nikki Monroe from STL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product should be used 2-3 times per week on oily skin. It should be used once per day in place of your daily cleanser.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I know the suggested use days to use 2-3 times weekly,but my question is do I use it morning and night 2-3 times weekly? Or just once a day 2-3 times weekly?
                  Asked on 6/1/2017 by Katapatata from Columbia, md

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product should be used 2-3 times per week on oily skin. It should be used once per day in place of your daily cleanser.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What percent of glycolic acid is present in this product?
                  Asked on 5/27/2017 by Mykaela from Arlington, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains 1% of glycolic acid.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I'm using the acne starter kit with this cleanser. Is it safe to use both? I wash with the acne facial cleanser in morning and evening. Some evenings I use the this cleanser followed with aloe vero gel. Is all this safe for my face. I have acne oily skin with a horrible tzone and discoloration from acne scars.
                  Asked on 5/22/2017 by Cookie from Palm Bay Fl

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Acne Facial Cleanser can be used as your daily cleanser to help fight breakouts on combination to oily skin. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is not suitable for daily use, we recommend this product 1-2 times per week if dry or 2-3 times per week if oily, in place of your daily cleanser.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have blackheads on my nose and it's peeling from all the squeezing, i have a combination skin type. Shiny/oily t zone. What mario badescu products should i buy to use for my skin care routine? What do i need?
                  Asked on 5/12/2017 by ale from california

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What percentage is the glycolic acid?
                  Asked on 5/11/2017 by RKM from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    There is 1% glycolic acid in this product.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. Specifically, closed comedones all over my face and i'm looking for a gentle exfoliating cleanser to help get rid of these tiny pimples. Do you think this will work well for me?
                  Asked on 5/6/2017 by Alexa from Tampa,US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-2 times per week on dry or sensitive skin. If sensitive we suggest patch testing before use to determine sensitivity.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • 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
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