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Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Item #: 2210013 Size: 8.0 oz

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Even out skin. Oily, dull, congested skin will be refreshed and disinfected with daily use of this astringent. The powers of citrus extracts combined with 4% glycolic acid reduce the build-up of dead skin cells. 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.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Extract, Polysorbate 20.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
3.8

(based on 39 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Effective (13)
  • Good value (11)
  • Leaves clean feel (10)
  • Smells great (8)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (15)
  • Oily skin (15)
  • Combination skin (8)
  • Women (6)
  • Acne-prone skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (7)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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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

    About Me Brand Buyer

    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.

         
        3.0

        Caused irritation

        By Sarah M

        from Atlanta

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I do not have sensitive skin and I rarely break out. I was looking for a toner to improve my skin tone and gave this a shot, but I was very disappointed. After two weeks of use, my skin has a dozen small bumps and is extremely irritated. I follow with moisturizer after every use but it does little good.

         
        5.0

        It has cleared up my acne so quickly! And my skin is soft!

        By Justine!

        from Everett, Wa

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I use this as my toner after using the peter Thomas roath Irish mud cleanser and I follow up with the buffer lotion from Mario and then some dermalogica and ptr moisturizing products.

         
        4.0

        Good product

        By Me

        from Nc

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        Good inexpensive product

         
        2.0

        Pleasant burn. Might be strong for some

        By May may

        from Concord, NC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        Will finish to see how my skin is after using the whole bottle.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for Pores

        By BHer

        from Sacramento, Ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        It does do a good job of deep cleaning my pores and somewhat tightens them and that is two things that I like about it. I have a combination of oily and dry skin and I tell you what, one swipe around the face is good enough. wiping my face with this product on a pad can be face stinging and drying. I believe this product is best use for anybody with oily skin because this product will irritate and sting anybody with sensitive and dry skin. The irritation can last for the rest of day followed by the dry skin effect for days if used alone and not followed by with a face moisturizer. I don't recommend this product for people with prone acne because it can possible worsen the acne for first time user. I broke out a couple acne on the first day of use due to the stinging and drying effect. After couple days of usage my face had adjusted to the chemical, but even after applying a moisturizer after each swipe, my face still has the drying effect feeling and it's been several days now.

         
        5.0

        A must in your skin routine!

        By Jozy M

        from Modesto CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I use this product after cleansing and pat drying my face. Afterwards I put my treatments and serums. It does sting if you have acne but this is a game changer.

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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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