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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
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Effective (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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
     
    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

      (1 of 1 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.

       
      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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        very strong

        By Elspeth

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Pain free

        Cons

        • Causes Pealing
        • Drying

        Best Uses

        • Sparingly

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        Very good for the price

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing product for congested skin

        By Kymberly Wimberly

        from Blue Point, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        This product is amazing. I have a concentrated area on my cheeks that is congested and has bumps and some blackheads. I tried this a couple times a week after washing my face before moisturizer. It works overnight. Skin is smoother, softer, fresher, and blackheads just pop out so much easier. If I have a breakout it is dramatically reduced. This product contains Glycolic acid which promotes cell turnover, and boy, it really does. I would recommend this for anyone. Any skin type. I have normal skin with some weird spots that are congested. AMAZING!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Wouldn't purchase it again

        By Susie

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Returning Product Today

        Cons

        • Doen't Do Anything

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Product has not effect on my skin. I am going to return it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it...keep coming back for more!

          By Lorasa

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          I use the product every 3 nights or so. It does a great job at removing congestion from my t-zone and acne prone areas. If used everyday it dries my skin. And use within 3 month since it seems to lose it's effectiveness after time. Love it though.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really impressed

          By LauraK

          from Mays Landing, NJ

          Pros

          • Came Through
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

              I will try anything that claims to reduce pore size... I haven't found anything that actually works except for this. Most products I have found just either dry out my skin with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide or hide the pores by filling them up with some mixture of silicone. I have only used this once, but the Grand Canyon sized pore craters I have on the side of my nose were noticeably smaller by the morning. It didn't do much to make my smaller pores disappear, but the really big ones were much smaller. I am actually looking forward to using it again and am heading back to Ulta later today to buy the cleaner and toner. This actually worked better for me than some prescription products I got from my dermatologist!

              Unfortunately, if you're like me, the only way to know is to try it out for yourself. I have marginally sensitive skin and noticed a slight stinging when I first applied it, but it did go away. AS I mentioned, I'm actually excited to use this again and see if long term use will be even better!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • 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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