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Mario Badescu Glycolic 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 160 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (115)
  • Improves skin texture (99)
  • Gentle (86)
  • Not greasy (71)
  • Balances skin (70)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (26)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (68)
  • Combination skin (64)
  • Oily skin (51)
  • All skin types (47)
  • Daily use (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (72), Brand buyer (60)

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5.0

A cleanser that really cleans!

By Princess Jasmine

from On a magic carpet ride

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
    • Dry Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I was looking for a facial cleanser that actually cleansed. I have combination acne prone skin. Salicylic acid products break my skin out terribly and gives me cystic pimples, this product is the first cleanser I have bought in a long time that I have been pleased with. I used to use a a exfoliator, cleanser, then a pore minimizer wash to keep my skin in check, and even then it still looked haggard. Let me be honest ladies, (and men) this is a miracle worker on my skin. Although many others have said it dries their skin out, I have used it daily and have had no issues (I put on moisturizer after). I use a manual face brush when I wash (Ultra sells one by the Eco Tools body brushes) and it takes off all my makeup and leaves my face feeling squeaky clean!

     
    3.0

    Ok

    By Maris

    from La Mirada, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I seen good reviews on this items and I have been using it. Your face does lighten up a bit but if you use it more then it states then your skin will dry out!!! But it didn't really take the blemishes away :/

     
    5.0

    Lovrly, gentle exfoliating face wash!

    By Lins1080

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      I use rlthis product every other day to keep my acne prone skin in good shape. This does not remove makeup, nor should it be expected to. I use it as a second cleanse. Keeps skin smooth and clear!

       
      5.0

      I have used this product for two years

      By esiuol

      from St. Augustine, FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • non-drying

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I wash my face with this cleanser about three times a week and follow it with the toner and moisturizer. I am 65 years old and always get compliments on my "lovely" complexion.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Kiki

        from La

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

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          5.0

          Not harsh / A little goes along way

          By Paige

          from Chicago

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I was afraid to use this at first since i have sensitive skin, but i absolutely love it! i use it 2 times a week alternating with the acne cleanser ( i have combination skin) it helps with the build up i get & dry patches along with oil. A little goes along way and smells great!

             
            5.0

            Definitely will buy again

            By TCS

            from Bethlehem,PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Help with flare up!!

               
              5.0

              Great smell. Not harsh

              By Erica

              from Memphis TN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                I have combination skin and this wash is balancing my skin tone. My skin feels soft and refresh. Love the smell. It removes all of the dirt and makeup. My pores even look smaller.

                 
                4.0

                wish they have a traveling size

                By Jen

                from Chicago

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                  This face wash is amazing however I had to surrender this product at a airport it's considered too large to be traveled with..wish they had a travler size.

                   
                  1.0

                  Bad stuff

                  By Mgarza

                  from Tx

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Break me out (nasty cystic acne)
                  • Ineffective
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                    This cleanser gave me some nasty cystic acne, it took me 4 months to clear my skin after using this cleanser.

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                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a cleanser with glycolic acid that j can use every night (I have KP on my face) and I know there are plenty on the market with a higher concentration percentage. Why do you guys recommend only using 2-3 times a week for this product? Is it because of the glycolic acid or something else? Is it worth trying to use this every night or would you recommend switching to a different product? I do not want to use the toner as I already have a toner that I love for acne and don't want to switch.
                      Asked on 5/11/2016 by Amber from Philadelphia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 2-3 times a week because daily use may be too much for the majority of skin types. If your skin allows, you can certainly use it everyday. You might want to try rotating usage with our Acne Facial Cleanser. It contains salicylic acid to provide exfoliation and is great for acne prone skin.
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                        Answered on 5/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this cleanser work to minimize bumpy complexion? If not what other Mario Badeschu products are there that may do so?
                      Asked on 5/11/2016 by PLizzy

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes - Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser does work to smooth bumpy skin texture. Incorporate into your skin care routine 1-3 times a week to see a difference in a few weeks time.

                        Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Will this product help with my dented acne scars ?
                      Asked on 5/6/2016 by Anonymous from Riverdale , MD

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains glycolic acid which will work to improve uneven skin texture and minor skin discolorations gradually over time. More severe cases of acne scarring will require a trip to your dermatologist.

                        Answered on 5/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Does this cleanser have an exfoliate in the cleanser? My dermatologist told my daughter with acne that she shouldn't exfoliate her face. She said it's ok to exfoliate your body but never your face. She is prone to breakouts and we have tried EVERYTHING!!
                      Asked on 5/5/2016 by referee from tn

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The glycolic acid in Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is gently exfoliating but the cleanser does not contain any physical exfoliants or any abrasive ingredients.
                        Have you tried our Acne Facial Cleanser? It is our cleanser specifically designed for acne prone skin. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                        Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I am a huge fan of this facial wash, and I tend to use it almost everyday because I feel it's the only thing that works for me. Only thing, the drying out the face :( What type of face wash would you recommend to use on days I don't use this one?
                      Asked on 5/3/2016 by K Casanova from Bronx, Ny

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have combination skin, acne prone, & sensitive. Would you recommend this product? How good is the enzyme or seaweed one? Are these products paraben-free? Thank you.
                      Asked on 5/3/2016 by Drea101 from Modesto, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is recommended for all skin types but I would suggest you only use the product 1-2 times a week if you have skin that can be sensitive. Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be the best option for your daily cleanser. Although we do offer paraben free products, these 3 cleansers mentioned are not paraben free.

                        Answered on 5/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have been using DermaDoctor Wrinkle Revenge 1 glycolic acid wash but it is a cream and I prefer a foaming cleanser. Is this product comparable in strength/percent glycolic acid?
                      Asked on 4/4/2016 by Rebecca from Harlingen, Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains 1% glycolic acid.

                        Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      I have oily acne prone skin however it can also become extremely dry and flakey. If the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is only meant to be used 2-3 times a week, what other cleansing product do you recommend using in conjunction with it?
                      Asked on 4/4/2016 by halebabes

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Your main cleanser should be Enzyme Cleansing Gel (Item #: 2209927) or if you are extremely acne prone, Acne Facial Cleanser (Item #: 2209929). Since you said your skin does often become dry and flakey, you should initially use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-2 times a week and increase usage depending on your skin's tolerance.

                        Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Will this help with forehead lines?
                      Asked on 3/28/2016 by Kinsella from Cincinnati

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        With regular use, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser will help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

                        If you're looking for additional products to supplement an anti-aging regimen, our Cellufirm Drops and Peptide Renewal Cream both provide moisture-intensive, skin-plumping benefits that will also help target visible signs of aging (like lines).

                        Answered on 3/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this on my body as a body wash or is it only for face? specifically my legs to lighten up some dark scars I have. Do you have any product recommendations for lightening up body scars? Suggestions to help for keloids on face and body? I just hate these dark scars I have head to toe that I'm trying desperately to rid of since I got them as a result of a side effect from a med I had been put on ironically to make my skin better but it caused me tons of lesions and wounds that healed as dark scars :( all variety of colors and some are raised unfortunately. Thanks.
                      Asked on 3/26/2016 by alyhollywood from Long beach,ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If desired, the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser may be used on the body or help diminish the look of discoloration.

                        Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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