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Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Item #: 2210016 Size: 8.0 oz

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Minimize fine lines and discoloration. The exfoliating powers of citrus extracts and the soothing nature of aloe and seaweed extracts make this toner perfect for dull, dry and sensitive complexions. Citrus naturally breaks down pore congestion and dead skin cells for a healthy, refreshed glow. Also a solution for those suffering with pigmentation and discoloration of the skin. Alcohol free.
Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion-dampened cotton to skin, wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Seaweed (Fucus Vesiculous) Extract, Lemon (Citrus Medic Limonum) Extract, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Extract.

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Mario BadescuAlpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Effective (16)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Smells great (14)
  • Good value (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (20)
  • Oily skin (9)
  • Women (7)
  • On-the-go (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (11), Budget shopper (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (9)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Buyer Beware! The formula has changed

By JLSims

from Lakeland, Florida

Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

I have been a faithful customer of Mario Badescu for YEARS and this was my all time favorite product. I used to buy multiple bottles of it a time whenever I could find it on sale, and just this week I went back to ulta to replenish my stock and noticed that the formula had changed! The ingredients listed here on the ultra product page are NOT CORRECT any longer. The NEW formula now includes things like "Yellow 6" and "red 40" among other things. I have attached a picture from my trip this week. The bottle on the right is the tester with the original formula, one on the left is the one they are currently selling. I highly encourage ulta to update their ingredient information,I will not be purchasing this item any longer and this is disappointing to me as a longtime customer,but also misleading to NEW customers. Thank you!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holy grail of toners

By Kate

from NC

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    Holy moly this stuff is amazing. I've been taking accutane for 5 months now and the dryness has been killer- along with the fact that acne spots and dryness takes a lot more time healing on the drug. This stuff has saved me! Any time I have a post acne spot I just take care to put a little extra of this on it and within the next day it's noticeable better. It also leaves my skin feeling nicely moisturizer for a toner (cause most toners leave it tight and dry) I've tried a majority of the Mario Badescu line and this is by far one of my favorite products!

     
    4.0

    I love all the Mario Badesku I have purchased

    By Boom

    from Helena, MT

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      After cleansing I use this like a toner

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      oily skin

      By keren

      from TX

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      My skin is so oily and yet I have dry patches, this worked wonders for my skin

      (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not a cleanser, but a toner....

      By Maggie

      from Traverse City, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      The labeling lead me astray when lookimg for a different Badescu cleneanser to try. This product turned out to be a toner, not a cleanser...Thank goodness for Ultas generous return policy and helpful customer service.

       
      4.0

      Grapefruit lotion

      By Chelsea

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Great Value
      • Non drying
      • Subtle Smell

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Toning

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I have combo skin, with major oily parts and major dry part. This stuff regulates my oil without stripping my dry parts, and it also has helped calm my redness. I'd say it's not a miracle worker, but it's also not marketed as such. It's just a great addition to your existing routine.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Don't care for it

        By Lynn

        from San Jose

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I don't care for this. It doesn't strip my skin dry and tight which is good. I don't like it cause the toner comes out orange so I can't tell if it really gets the last of my foundation off or not. It also leaves a sticky film feeling on my face.

         
        4.0

        great makeup remover

        By sasha

        from vineland , nj

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

          I use this product nightly to remove makeup--It is a light product--so I follow with a moisturizer.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Perfect toner

          By Jacqueline

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleansing
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • On-the-go

            Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

            I love this toner. It soothes and cleanses with out drying out my skin. My daily/weekly routine includes: Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Cleanser, this toner, CLe Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel, Le Weekend De Chanel, Oil of Olay for sensitive skin and Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream. I have oily skin and have searched for years for a skin care routine that will keep my skin balanced and healthy. The cost to benefit ratio of Mario Badescu products is superb. Because of the value, I am able to splurge on the Chanel system.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome toner

            By biya

            from houston, TX

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • On-the-go

              Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

              I was running out of my Glycolic toner which didnt impress me much so I researched and decided to try this one. OMD first time in my life the little bumps I had under my eye area almost disappeared. My complexion is brighter and several people have seen my pictures and noticed glowing skin. Downside is I am being acused of being pregnant lol.

              I recommend this toner. I keep it in the fridge and its nice to use it cool in summer.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

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              • Q:

                For acne scars should I use the alpha grapefruit or the glycolic acid toner which one works better for acne scars. I have a lot of dark/red spots in my face left from previous acne . Also can I use it with the whitening mask. Thank you
                Asked on 4/14/2016 by lucy from las vegas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Have you seen our Brightening Kit (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11351443)? It addresses discoloration and hyperpigmentation. It includes Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion and Whitening Mask. All of the individual products featured in the kit work to reduce discolorations - but they are even better when combined!

                  Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                How would i apply this lotion/toner? With my fingers and rub through out skin or cotton ball. Thank!
                Asked on 4/7/2016 by Jessica from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Morning and evening after cleansing, apply to face with a cotton ball or pad, wiping in an outward direction. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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

                What one should I get the grapefruit or the cleanser from Mario brand I really need one that's going to help me with discoloration plz reply
                Asked on 11/2/2015 by Denise from Michigan

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Will this help mild acne scars and hyper pigmentation?
                Asked on 3/18/2015 by gillian from media, PA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion provides gentle exfoliation to minimize discoloration due to post-acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

                  Answered on 3/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                is this product good for oily acne prone skin?
                Asked on 2/9/2015 by gracygalloway from US

                1 answer

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