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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 155 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (111)
  • Improves skin texture (95)
  • Gentle (84)
  • Not greasy (68)
  • Balances skin (66)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (25)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (65)
  • Combination skin (61)
  • Oily skin (50)
  • All skin types (45)
  • Daily use (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (67), Brand buyer (60)

Reviewed by 155 customers

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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.

             
            4.0

            Just what I needed

            By shoofrk

            from Little Rock, AR

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              Received this in the mail on yesterday, tried it last night and it really removed some dullness and dry patchy spots on my face. I will however, be sure to follow the instructions and only use 2-3 times per week because I can tell that has the tendency to dry the skin out if overused. Great product.

               
              5.0

              Great so far

              By Mary R.

              from Orlando, fl

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I have combination skin with a very oily t-zone, with breakouts on forehead. So far it has worked great, I see less breakouts on my forehead. I have only been using it for a week, and already noticed some change.

               
              5.0

              Love the bubbles !!

              By Sil22

              from Los Angeles Ca

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I love this stuff !! It's amazing for taking off ALL your make up & all you need is a dime size squeeze .

               
              4.0

              Cleanser Extraordinaire

              By Beauty Value Seeker

              from Vancouver, Canada

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                If you want to ensure your face is clean, use this product. I have combination skin & drier in the winter. I have used all types of cleansers and this cleanser is very reasonably price & does a great job so when you dry your face after cleaning the dirt doesn't end up on your face cloth.

                 
                4.0

                best cleanser I've ever used on my skin!

                By Julz

                from WI

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                This stuff is awesome. It dries out pimples without drying out the skin and even improves the texture of your skin as well. It has even managed to clear the blackheads that I've struggled with since high school off of my nose. My skin has never looked healthier.

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                • 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

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                  • 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
                • Q:

                  What is the concentration of Glycolic acid in this product (i.e. 3%)?
                  Asked on 3/12/2016 by Graciela from Boston, MA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser contains 1% glycolic acid.

                    Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can you use with a facial brush like a clarisonic?
                  Asked on 2/23/2016 by Mary Ann Marino from Kentucky

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If you are dry or sensitive - no.
                    If you are normal, combination, or oily - yes - up to 3x per week.

                    Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is this good for minor acne?
                  Asked on 2/18/2016 by Amber

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Acne Facial Cleanser should be your twice daily cleanser. You would alternate use with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser - using it up to 3 times weekly.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have clogged pores/small bumps on my forehead. I am currently using the glycolic acid toner. Should I use the glycolic cleanser daily, or the acne cleanser?
                  Asked on 2/18/2016 by Devyn from NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Acne Facial Cleanser should be your twice daily cleanser. You can alternate use with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser up to 3 times per week. You may want to consider using a deep cleaning, pore tightening mask several times weekly - like Mario Badescu Flower and Tonic Mask. Our Drying Cream is a spot treatment designed to target those small under the surface bumps.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Can I use this on back and chest acne? Is it still affective?
                  Asked on 2/17/2016 by Em from Pa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Generally, we recommend A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap as a body cleanser for acne prone chest/back areas. However, if used on your back or chest area, Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is not any less effective - you may use accordingly to your skin's tolerance.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Would this be a good cleanser to use in conjunction with an exfoliator (Philosophy Micro-delivery Exfoliating Wash)? I am worried I will be exfoliating too much.

                  My idea is to use this product one morning and the Philosophy exfoliator the next, alternating back and forth each day.
                  Asked on 2/7/2016 by megans75

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend using Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times a week - depending on your skin's tolerance. Oily, acne prone skin is a great candidate for frequent gentle exfoliation. Dry, sensitive skin may not react well to over- exfoliation.

                    Answered on 2/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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