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Mario BadescuGlycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

6.0 oz

Item #: 2209926

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For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with herbal extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2-3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs.
Gently massage on face in circular motions avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with toner or astringent. For oily or problematic skin use 2-3 times weekly. For dry or sensitive skin use 1-2 times weekly. Adjust accordingly for your skin type.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aqua (Water, Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Glycolic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Foaming Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 128 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (90)
  • Improves skin texture (79)
  • Gentle (71)
  • Not greasy (54)
  • Balances skin (52)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (20)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (48)
  • Combination skin (47)
  • All skin types (39)
  • Oily skin (38)
  • Daily use (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (55), Brand buyer (50)

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5.0

Better than Proactive!

By Mer

from Midwest

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I use this daily as I have combination skin. It's not drying and is clearing my skin faster in 2 weeks than Proactive has in over 2 years.
    It's much cheaper than Proactive and I can see a difference in my acne scars clearing already!!
    I've been using 4 Expensive steps to try to do this with Proactive and it just wasn't working!
    Think of all the money down the drain. Wish I'd found this sooner!!

     
    5.0

    My Holy Grail

    By Abby

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Clears Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Prevents Breakouts
    • Removes Makeup

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I swear by this stuff. I started using this cleanser in September and it has shown massive improvement in my acne-prone teenage skin. I have used Boscia, Murad, Proactiv, etc. and none have compared to this. I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin so I use this as an everyday cleanser instead of using it 2-3 times a week like the bottle suggests. One of my biggest problems was cystic acne (the big, deep zits that never ever go away). Since September I have had two cystic pimples that have been cleared up within a week in conjunction with the drying lotion.
    I tried using the MB green enzyme cleanser, but it didn't have the same results as this and it didn't take all of my makeup off. This removes all (and I mean ALL) of your makeup without hard scrubbing. Just watch out for your eyes-- I thought I was going blind when I got some in them by accident.
    All in all, the best cleanser I have used thus far although I don't recommend for dry skin as it is a bit drying even for my oily skin when used daily.

     
    5.0

    Perfect Cleanser

    By Samantha S.

    from San Francisco, CA

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    This cleanser lathers up really nicely, makes your skin feel squeaky clean, and keeps acne at bay. Definitely worth buying and also very affordable.

     
    5.0

    Wonderfully clean

    By Deb

    from Gulfport,ms

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Super Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        You skin feels squeaky clean with this I love it

         
        5.0

        better than just plain good

        By Nance

        from Worth, IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I am glad I discovered this cleanser for my face
          I thing the discoloring on my face is less
          It lathers up really well, and it feels great

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          OMG! IN LOVE... MIRACLE WORKER

          By Kat

          from Reno NV

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • No Smell At All
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          I originally went in for another product and ended up leaving with this. I have EXTREMELY dry and sensitive skin, lately I've been under an immense amount of stress so have been breaking out worse then I ever have in my life! My esthetician told me that glycolic acid could potentially help with scaring and build up of dry dead skin cells.

          I use This every third night followed by the gycolic acid toner, the rest of the time I have been using Mario Badescu Seaweed cleanser and toner! I use a dry skin formulated moisturizer. I have also been taking a supplement l-lysine to help prevent breakouts from starting.

          Between the two they have completely reduced all redness and inflammation, my break out is slowly subsiding and the scarring is fading, all the awful scabs have slowly been shedding leaving healthier looking skin under... I have been using this regimen for 6 days!!! my skin feels smooth and their is a drastic reduction in redness everyday. It feel healthy and happy <3 <3

          I am a believer THANK YOU MARIO BADESCU <3

           
          5.0

          A GREAT FIND!

          By sport

          from Roseland,NJ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Reasonable price
          • Skin glows
          • Smooths Face

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              My daughter told me about this product after I mentioned to her that I noticed her complexion looked really good. She had been using it several times a week for only a few weeks. I also use it as recommended - 2-3 times a week. I love the way it makes my skin feel and look.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Palette Princess

              from KCMO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                Love this product. I use this twice daily and you only use the smallest amount and it gets the job done!! love the way my feels immediately after use!

                 
                5.0

                Great product! Using since pregnant in 09.

                By TPS Mario user

                from Annapolis,Md

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                  Love foaming cleansers and fell in love with this one! It removes makeup and really has helped my combo to oily prone skin. I've finally found one that I'll be sticking with that's also gentle enough for my sensitive skin. It's a great buy! You won't be disapointed.

                   
                  5.0

                  Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

                  By Sue G

                  from Folsom

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                    I have used Mario Badascu for 10+ years. I get compliments on my skin all the time. I wouldn't use anything else.

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                    • Q:

                      The pores in my T-zone easily become congested by the end of the day, which results in the occasional pimple. Which is more appropriate for my skin: the glycolic foaming cleanser or the acne facial cleanser with salicylic acid?
                      Asked on 1/28/2016 by Brittany

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You should use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times a week (depending on your tolerance to glycolic acid) to help gently exfoliate and prevent buildup which can lead to clogged pores. A weekly deep cleaning mask - such as the Flower and Tonic Mask – would also be a great addition to your skin care routine.

                        Answered on 2/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have dark acne scars that I haaaate! Will this product help removing them? Please help!
                      Asked on 1/22/2016 by Yette from Boynton beach

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is a great option for addressing uneven skin tones. We also offer a Brightening Kit which features 5 products (including Glycolic Foaming Cleanser) that individually contain their own super-star ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Licorice and Mulberry. The success of this kit is the combination of all the products and sticking to the regimen several times a week.

                        Answered on 1/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      does this help with hyperpigmentation?
                      Asked on 1/18/2016 by 206_girl from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser helps to reduce minor discoloration.

                        Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I still apply makeup after usage of the product? Will it affect my results if I do?
                      Asked on 1/10/2016 by clau

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        After using this product, you should tone and moisturize your skin. You can then apply your makeup as usual.

                        Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      The side of my face is darker then the rest of my face well this help with the discoloration
                      Asked on 11/15/2015 by Denise from hi

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser helps to reduce minor discoloration.

                        Answered on 11/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have very dry skin with some issues with texture, pigmentation, and dullness. Would this product work with my skin type?
                      Asked on 10/30/2015 by makeupfillsthevoidinmysoul from Los Angeles, California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is formulated for all skin types and is especially beneficial to dull, congested skin. It helps to reduce minor discoloration and to refine skin texture, so it is ideal to treat the concerns that you've named!

                        Answered on 11/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this help with redness, or just dark spots?
                      Asked on 5/25/2015 by S.Mathe

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser does not treat redness and should be used sparingly on those with sensitive skin. We suggest testing the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser on the skin before use if you have sensitive skin. This product can be used once or twice per week to exfoliate sensitive skin.

                        If you are seeking a gentle daily cleanser for sensitive skin, try the Keratoplast Cream Soap, which helps to reduce redness and sensitivity:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200765

                        Answered on 5/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is it safe to use once daily
                      Asked on 5/21/2015 by humza

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        For oily or problematic skin, use 2-3 times weekly. For dry or sensitive skin, use 1-2 times weekly. Adjust accordingly for your skin type.

                        Answered on 5/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 10/12/2014 by erica from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We suggest testing the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser on the skin before use if you have sensitive skin. This product can be used once or twice per week to exfoliate sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Would it be bad for my skin if I use this twice a day? I know it says 2-3 times a week but can I use it daily?
                      Asked on 9/27/2014 by iloons

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We do not recommend using this product daily, since over time it can cause dryness. You may prefer Botanical Facial Gel, which can be used twice daily:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200725

                        You can alternate Botanical Facial Gel with Glycolic Foam Cleanser a few times weekly whenever you feel your skin needs deep cleansing.

                        Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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