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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
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (8)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Women (4)
  • Daily use (3)
  • Oily skin (3)
  • Weekly use (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

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(2 of 2 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 1 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

 
4.0

Yes to this!

By Mfee

from WNY

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    Very easy to use and effective.

     
    5.0

    Perfect buy

    By Courtney

    from Columbus Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    This gel is very light weight and does a great job at moisturizing on its own or over a thicker cream like night creams.

     
    4.0

    I will definitely be buying this again

    By Sha

    from Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

      Love it

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A daily staple for me!!!

      By TPS Mario user

      from Annapolis,Md

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Great When I Was Prego
        • Oily Skin
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        I use this after my glycolic face wash and toner then I'm all set and ready for my primer and makeup.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        In love

        By AniaGoralka

        from Chicago, Illinois

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blemishes Gone
        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Smoother Skin
        • Works wonders

        Cons

        • Little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Oily Skin
        • On-the-go
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        Works wonders! ! Blemishes spots gone smoother even looking skin love love love the product I wouldn't suggest using it more than 3 times a week cause it will dry out your skin.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous

        By Linda sue

        from Willow Springs, Il.

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          I love the results

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Great!

          By Kre

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Helps to clear out the large pores I have on my chin, nose, and cheeks. My overall skin tone has evened out a bit as well.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome product!

          By Candi

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • No scent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Men
            • Oily Skin
            • Weekly Use
            • Women

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            Great, effective product! Just use overnight as directed and expect superb results that are visible. Faded dark patch of skin on my right side of face within 2-3 uses! Yielded better results than my professionally administered TCA peel...

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

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            • 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
            • Q:

              Will this help with cystic acne?
              Asked on 3/15/2016 by Aj

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel is not recommended for acne erupted skin. Rather, Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (Item #: 2209805) is our go-to product for cystic acne.

                Answered on 3/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Is this like the herbal hydrating serum?
              Asked on 3/13/2016 by Nataly from Texas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The consistency is similar to the Herbal Hydrating Serum but the usage is very different. Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel is an exfoliating product. Herbal Hydrating Serum is a hydrating product. We would not recommend the Glycolic Gel for sensitive or acne erupted skin.

                Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              I heard glycolic acid helps with dark acne scars. Would this help get rid of those?
              Asked on 2/7/2016 by squiddy

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, glycolic acid will work to help reduce the look of old acne scars overtime. To kick up your routine a notch, you should try our Mario Badescu Brightening Kit. It features 5 products that each contain their own superstar ingredients - Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, and other skin-brightening ingredients - to help reveal a brighter, tighter and more even-toned complexion.

                Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
            • Q:

              Should I be putting a moisturizer over this product at night?
              Asked on 1/1/2016 by Jenna from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Twice a week on clean skin, apply gel sparingly on congested areas of the face before bed. Following with a moisturizer is not recommended.

                Answered on 1/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              What percent of glycolic acid is in this product?
              Asked on 11/16/2015 by Kristen from Gainesville, FL

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel contains 3% glycolic acid.

                Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              What percent of glycolic acid is in this product?
              Asked on 11/14/2015 by Kristen from Gainesville, Florida

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel contains 3% glycolic acid.

                Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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