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Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

8.0 oz Item 2210013

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Oily, dull, congested skin will be refreshed and disinfected with daily use of this astringent. The powers of citrus extracts combined with glycolic acid helps rid the skin of dulling, pore-clogging dead skin cells and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. Not recommended for acne-erupted skin.
Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Lyral, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
3.9

(based on 45 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Leaves clean feel (15)
  • Balances skin (13)
  • Effective (13)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Dries out skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (18)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Combination skin (13)
  • Acne-prone skin (7)
  • Women (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (19)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (7)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

It's a great product

By None

from Laguna Hills, Ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I've used MB products for years. But the one product I've always stayed with no matter what else I've tried is MB Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Glycolic Acid. I find the latter to cleanse the skin well and close or shrink pores. I do not use water on my face, I cleanse with MB Rice Milk Cleanser and then with a cotton pad, wipe away anything left behind with the grapefruit cleanser. After that I apply my moisturizer routine. I have no breakouts and very few skin issues. Been doing this for years. Seems to work for me. The last thing I want to do is remove any natural moisture in my skin- hence no water.

     
    5.0

    Good for cystic acne

    By Kay

    from New Orleans, LA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • for Cystic Acne
    • helps clear out cysts
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • stings just a little

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    Hi. I am 42 and get hormonal cystic acne. I am waiting for my spironolactone to start working so I came across this MB product online. I used it last night- a patch test first on my jawline and no reaction so I proceeded to my forehead and no reaction. It is a high PH acidic toner which by today is really kicking my cystic acne into control. It is going to take some time but anything is an improvement. Plus I used their Whitening mask this morning for acne scars and that was extra brightening with kojic acid and licorice. I think when You ( like myself) are schlepping back and forth to the dermatologist taking every drug known to man and then you find these MB products it's a breath of fresh air! :) Oh and I bought the control moisturizer for oily skin too and and it felt really good going on. It wasn't too heavy. And it looks matte. I think the stuff they sell at your local store (salicylic acid products) do nothing but irritate. MB products soothe and help your face to heal. Like I said also if you're taking heavy retinoids you can take this toner, well my skin is on Tazorac 0.5% alternating with Tazorac 0.1%. I've been on Retin-A most of my adult life so this toner is small potatoes for me as far as stinging. For you who have super sensitive skin and take retina-A you might want to just try their Glycolic toner or the Grapefruit toner. I heard someone say this toner made their skin oily. No way. That would only happen if you didn't moisturize and put some zinc sunscreen on afterwards. Oh, btw the minimal stinging goes away in about 3 minutes, just chill for a few and then like I said put on the moisturizer. Good luck!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love!!!!!!!

    By M

    from Minnesota

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      Use twice daily. Has greatly improved skin texture and cleanliness.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far this product has definitely helped brighten my skin

      By Shuntell

      from Clarksville, TN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

      • Needs to include the % of active ingredients

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      I use it at night to help fade dark acne scars and fine lines. It has helped to brighten my skin over all and it hasn't caused any burns or irritation. I've only used it for a week, however, it seems to be helping my skin purge, possibly because it's removing dead skin cells. My only con is that it would be nice to know exactly how much glycolic acid is in the product especially for those who are using additional acne treatments.

       
      5.0

      Get's the job done

      By Teodora

      from New Jersey

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I bought this because I wanted to try something stronger than the glycolic toner. Well, it's definitely stronger. It brightens up the skin, and leaves it really clean. I use it with my other MB products ( vit c oil, glycolic renewal skin cream). My face is not sensitive, and I don't have acne so it works great for me. Since it's strong I use it 3 times/week in the evening.

         
        5.0

        Smooth Skin

        By Chelee

        from San Dimas, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

          I was originally using the MB Glycolic Toner but when I went to my local Ulta to restock, they were sold out so I tried this instead. I love it! It is a little strong than the glycolic toner so my skin did need some time to adjust. My dark spots are fading faster and this really takes care of the dry flakiness from using retinol.

           
          4.0

          So far so good, lines are less visible, adult breakouts poof

          By Jilly

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            Use after washing face, the. Moisturizer. Once in morning once at night

             
            5.0

            It is not life changing but good formula!

            By kreysa

            from Tacoma, WA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            It is a light weight Lotion-Toner product. I really like that it is really gentle on my skin and doesn't smell funky. Also you can't beat the price for big bottle! I am definetly going to try other products from Same line!

             
            2.0

            Wish it worked for me

            By Dee

            from Bronx, NY

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            I bought this looking for a cheaper alternative to Pixi's Glow Tonic toner without realizing that this has alcohol in it while Pixi does not. The first few uses it really stung my face but now its minimal, but I do feel as if its drying my face out a bit. Definitely something I would not purchase again.

             
            1.0

            Gross

            By Sara

            from Michigan

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Greasy
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

                Really hated this. I tried to give it time, too, because I know face products can take a few weeks to be effective. I have oily skin and large pores. This burned and made my skin dry. Even though it made my skin dry, it never seemed to absorb into my skin - like it floated on top, all sticky and greasy. Returned it, bought Clinique's pily skin line again, and saw an immediate difference.

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                • Q:

                  at what age can you start using this ?
                  Asked on 3/4/2017 by Daisy from Dallas tx

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Since this product features the exfoliating properties of both glycolic acid and grapefruit extract, we would not recommend this for young teenagers or those with sensitive skin.

                    Answered on 3/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have acne prone skin and hyperpigmentation and acne scars and also a few pimples, would you guys recommend this product or what toner would you guys recommend?
                  Asked on 2/11/2017 by Daisy from Dallas tx

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this product help with strawberry legs?
                  Asked on 8/4/2016 by Suman

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is recommended for facial use only.

                    Answered on 8/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  What is difference between this & glycolic acid toner? I have oily skin & typically only use toner at night.
                  Asked on 4/22/2016 by Trish from Warren, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion has a higher concentration of glycolic acid and grapefruit extract to make it a stronger version of the Glycolic Acid Toner. The Glycolic Acid Toner is a more popular choice, as the Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion may be too strong for some.

                    Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have sensitive/reactive skin that is oily and congested on my chin, dry/red in my cheeks and normal on my forehead. I can get clogged pores in any area very easily, but always on my chin. Would this be a good toner maybe just on my chin? I also have the seaweed lotion for my cheeks.
                  Asked on 4/21/2016 by Christina from Blaine, MN

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What is the PH level of this toner/lotion?
                  Asked on 12/13/2015 by Skincare addict from San Francisco, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The pH level of this toner is 6.8.

                    Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this product able to dig out clogged pores that have resulted in severe, nearly impossible to get rid of blackheads? I have tried EVERYTHING and I am absolutely disgusted whenever I look in the mirror. Please help!
                  Asked on 1/5/2015 by Kate from Baton Rouge, LA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is this product good for targeting acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
                  Asked on 11/26/2014 by phay from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    If you have active acne blemishes, we do not recommend using this product, as it may cause irritation; however, it is an effective treatment to fade discoloration due to acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

                    Answered on 11/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this effective for hyperpigmentatiion?
                  Asked on 11/25/2014 by phay from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it will help reduce discoloration. We do not recommend this product if you have not used glycolic acid before or if you experience acne.

                    Answered on 11/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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