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Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Gel

Item #: 2209812 Size: 2.0 oz

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Congested and oily skin will be noticeably brighter, blackheads minimized and rough, dull texture eliminated with use of this thin and lightweight gel. Created from an oil free formulation of naturally exfoliating Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids to speed up cell turnover. Not recommended for use along with topical prescriptions, acne-erupted or sensitive skin.
Twice a week on clean skin, apply gel sparingly on congested areas of the face before bed. Avoid eyes, lips, and any acne-erupted areas or unhealed skin. When using this product you must use daily sunscreen.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Extract, Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Gel
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Effective (16)
  • Minimizes pores (11)
  • Good value (3)
  • Hydrates skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (9)
  • Adult acne (7)
  • Moderate acne (6)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
  • Oily skin (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (12), Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

Great product and great price

By Kitty meow meow

from El Centro, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Didn't dry my skin
  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Oily skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    I really liked I was afraid to use it because I've used glycolic acid before and it would tingle and burn a little this product worked great I feel it unclogged my skin after the first use

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yusssss

    By DeeLee23

    from North Brunswick, NJ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    I read a ton of reviews before buying this and had to try it because it had such positive feedback. The hype is true! You only use it twice a week, so I used it the day I bought it (Friday) and the next day the majority of my cystic acne had come to the surface, and the next time I used it (Tuesday) the cystic acne were basically gone by Wednesday morning. I really can't wait to see how much my skin improves by using this. I've tried SOOOOOO many different products and treatments and this was so easy and effective and totally worth the price because it will last a while and it WORKS!

     
    5.0

    Love you Mario B!!!

    By Dale

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Smells Great
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

      Never tried a glycolic product, and this one blew me away! Using it 2x weekly, at night, and my skin adores it! Wasn't irritating, and coupled with my other Mario B product regimen, my skin is glowing!!!!! Thank you Mario B!!!!

       
      5.0

      Great for oily skin

      By Madeline

      from WA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        This product is great for oily skin and larger pores. 2.0floz may not seem like a lot of product, but a little goes a long way with this gel. It'll last a long time.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extremely gentle with impressive results

        By Searching for the best

        from Rockford, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Tiny bumps under skin that don't surface

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Purchased for areas on either side of chin with little bumps that never surface, but never go away. I've washed my face with this and also left it on overnight on problem areas. Works best when used overnight. There was only a little drying and I have very very sensitive skin. No pain or tingling. I have just started using and these little areas have significantly improved. I've had these darn bumps for years!! Impressed!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm testing this product

          By Sam87

          from Gaitherburgh, MD

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            I wash my face and apply this product before I go to sleep twice a week.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Miracle worker!

            By Belliny

            from Wildomar, CA

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            I suffer with cystic/adult acne and Cetaphil daily cleanser plus Mario Badescu's Glycolic Gel has worked wonders for me! I have fallen in love with my skin again!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Effective but there is better product

            By dreamingofbrasil

            from Canyon Country, CA

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            I first used this all over my face, twice a week, and found it to be too drying for the areas that didn't need it. I purchased it to help minimize a few acne scars and help with the texture of the overall skin. I was thinking of it as more of full strength peel; I have been using different peels over the last few years and wanted to try something else.

            After the first two tries I began using it as a spot treatment for the scars and new zits. It does work very well on "zapping" any new trouble makers that come around. It works ok on the existing scars. Works better on the fresher scars. I think the value is good, especially if you use it as a spot treatment, the jar is quite big and it will last you forever.

            However, I just recently started using Clinique's laser repair serum and it has been far more effective at diminishing old and new scars. With Clinique's serum there is no drying issue, and it has been helping with fine lines and deep wrinkles and overall texture.

            So while I don't regret getting Mario's gel, I would most likely have no purchased it if I had tried the Clinique's serum first.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Highly recommend for anyone with oily/acne prone skin!

            By Alexis

            from El Paso, Tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't dry out your skin
            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

              All the Mario Badescu products are affordable and worth the try.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this product

              By Licia

              from Delaware

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                Love this product. Its really good for the occasional breakout and blackheads. It also works great on pores. I have oily skin so its effective enough to absorb oil but light enough to not dry you out. I use every 3 days at night.

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                • Q:

                  When would I apply this during my nighttime skincare routine and would it replace something I already use? Currently I use a dry oil, serum, then moisturizer.
                  Asked on 3/21/2017 by Abby from Green Bay, WI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Glycolic Gel should be applied twice a week before bed all over face or only on areas of concern. You should apply to skin after cleansing and toning and avoid using any other products under or over this gel. Please note - this product is intended for very oily skin only.

                    Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What percent of glycolic acid does this product have?
                  Asked on 3/2/2017 by Lee

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel contains 3% glycolic acid.

                    Answered on 3/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What is the percentage of glycolic acid in this product?
                  Asked on 1/29/2017 by Bmarie from NW WA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel contains 3% glycolic acid.

                    Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Should you use a moisturizer after the gel?
                  Asked on 12/26/2016 by Mary from Belleville Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Apply Glycolic Gel 2 times a week before bed all over face or on areas of concern. You can skip a moisturizer on the nights you use the gel.

                    Answered on 12/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Do you think this will help with keratosis Pilaris?
                  Asked on 12/1/2016 by Lanna from California, USA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Glycolic Gel is not designed to treat Keratosis Pilaris, but you may benefit from the exfoliating properties of glycolic acid. Test skin tolerance first to determine frequency of use and discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.

                    Answered on 12/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Will this product help remove milia?
                  Asked on 11/28/2016 by MommaSkin from Ravenna, OH

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can I used this in addition to the glycolic foaming cleanser?
                  Asked on 11/28/2016 by Mo from Triangle, VA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Both glyoclic products have recommended usages of 2-3 times a week to prevent overdrying of your skin. You can use both of them, but I would start out using them on alternating days and then tailor the frequency of usage for your skin.

                    Answered on 12/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Should I rinse/exfoliate my face in the morning after using the Glycolig Gel to remove any traces of the product?
                  Asked on 10/10/2016 by Barbie-Q

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You should wash your face the morning after to remove any remaining product. It is also highly recommended to wear a daily SPF while using this product. We would recommend the Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF 30) (http://www.ulta.com/oil-free-moisturizer-spf-30?productId=xlsImpprod6200803) for a lightweight protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

                    Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is there a specific time to wait till put on primer and foundation on? I cleansed my face, used the moisturizer and waited till it dried, then applied my primer and foundation and my foundation starting flaking everywhere.
                  Asked on 8/26/2016 by Laura07 from Lawrence, Kansas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The Glycolic Gel should be used twice a week on clean skin. This product should be applied sparingly on congested areas before bed. It is also highly recommended to wear a daily SPF while using this product. We would recommend the Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF 30) (http://www.ulta.com/oil-free-moisturizer-spf-30?productId=xlsImpprod6200803) for a lightweight protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

                    Answered on 9/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Would this product work for ice pick acne scars?
                  Asked on 7/8/2016 by Prsc from El Paso. Tx

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Regular use of glycolic-based products will work to reduce the appearance of old acne scars. However, advanced cases of acne scarring do require advanced treatments and a visit to a dermatologist.

                    Answered on 7/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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