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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 23 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Effective (12)
  • Minimizes pores (8)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (7)
  • Adult acne (4)
  • Moderate acne (4)
  • Women (4)
  • Daily use (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (9), Brand buyer (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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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.

     
    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!

    (1 of 2 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.

     
    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.

       
      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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By Cindy

        from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Reduces Redness
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        Follow the instructions on the bottle and this will work wonders. I've used it three times so far, and my skin is already looking better. I suffer with cystic acne and stress related acne. This will cause some peeling to occur, but once that's gone, your skin will look amazing. I use a mild face wash and this gel - that's all! This product was suggested to me by a friend after I've tried MANY other acne medications. I'm so glad I bought it; totally worth the money!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for clearing and minimizing pores

        By Alaska Runner

        from Anchorage, Alaska

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Clogged, enlarged pores

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          I have aging, moderately sensitive combination skin that is still acne prone in my 50s. I use this twice a week on my nose and chin. De-gunks pores and makes them look smaller. Haven't noticed any irritation.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Ever

          By Nita

          from Humble, Tx

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            This gel is a little pricey but a little goes a long way. I use it between everyday to every other day. Is nice a smooth and works great on my uneven skin. I have had acne since a teen and now I just have black spots and uneven skin tone due to years of acne. I can say after 1 week I see a big difference.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Blackheads GONE

            By Ashleigh

            from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            This is easily the most effective product that I have used on the blackheads and larger pores around my nose. Within two uses they are almost entirely gone. The gel is super light and spreads easily, so I see this tiny bottle lasting for a very long time. It isn't overly drying as long as you follow the directions and only use it a couple times a week. Seriously, this is like the blackhead holy grail.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            it really works!!!!

            By Mz.Tae

            from Toledo, OH

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • could be priced a little cheaper maybe 9/10$

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            i use both products three times a week and within the first use i could see a change in my skin

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            • 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

              • Brand Expert

                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
            • Q:

              What can I do to relieve dryness, if I accidentally over-use it?
              Asked on 4/13/2016 by Geo from Lancaster, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Glycolic Acid's recommended usage can be tricky as each person has their own skin tolerance. If you have used the gel more frequently than your skin allowed, you can try Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200687). It is designed to address flakiness and surface dehydration. Refrain from using the Glycolic Gel until the dryness is relieved.

                Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              If I'm using the MB vitamin c serum every other night as directed, can I use this product on the days I don't use my vitamin c serum by MB?
              Asked on 3/26/2016 by xtremely from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We do not recommend alternating the Glycolic Gel with the Vitamin C Serum.

                Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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