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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 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Effective (10)
  • Minimizes pores (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (4)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (4)
  • Women (4)
  • Daily use (3)
  • Oily skin (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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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!

 
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.

    (0 of 1 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.

      (3 of 3 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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 2 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

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            11 Questions | 11 Answers
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            • 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
            • 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
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