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Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

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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
Aqua (Water, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Linalool, CI 15985, (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40).

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Mario BadescuAlpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
4.5

(based on 93 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (56)
  • Leaves clean feel (52)
  • Gentle (47)
  • Not greasy (45)
  • Balances skin (44)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (52)
  • Combination skin (35)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Acne-prone skin (23)
  • Oily skin (21)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (38), Budget shopper (32)

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5.0

Smells super good,lightweight, helped clear my skin up

By Kaite k

from Indianapolis

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • Combination Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

Loved this product, it was super lightweight, smelled soooooo good and helped clear my skin up so much.

 
2.0

This broke me out

By Elaine

from Grand Rapids

Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

I do not have acne prone skin nor is it super sensitive but it does occasionally get irritated. I do have combination skin, pore issues and some discoloration, so I thought that this might be good to try, especially because i didn't think it would be too harsh on my skin. Not only did this do absolute nothing for my skin, but it broke me out on my cheeks. I NEVER get acne there, even when I do get the occasional pimple. This was the only new product I was using so I know that's what caused it. I love all the other Mario Badescu products I own, but this one did not work for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Just okay

By Halija

from Georgia

Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

I finished the entire bottle and still am not sure how I feel about it. Which is what leads me to believe that this is just an average okay alcohol-free toner. That's why I've given it three stars. It's not bad, but it's also nothing to write home about.

 
5.0

LOVE LOVE LOVE

By David

from Nashville Tn

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I absolutely love this product! By far one of the best toners I've ever used

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good for oily skin

    By Rene

    from MA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I first used it after exfoliating and that was not a good idea. My skin is combination sensitive. I do think I will like this better in the summertime when my skin is not as dry. It left my pores too enlarged and squeaky clean.

     
    5.0

    I've used this product for several years.

    By Ageing Gracefully

    from South Bend Indiana

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      I use it for daily cleansing

       
      5.0

      LOVE LOVE LOVE

      By Kat

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Hard to Apply without cotton balls

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      Every night I take a cotton ball and dab the product on my face. It has really toned down my facial redness and prevented acne where it is prone to happen. It smells fantastic and it literally the best facial product I own.

       
      5.0

      This is a fantastic toner

      By JR

      from Kansas City, Mo

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        This is a great toner. It doesn't dry out your skin but feels very clean when you use it.

         
        5.0

        Must have toner!

        By Nico

        from Columbia, SC

        Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I use this after washing my face. My skins texture, oily patches and pores improved. Love it!

         
        5.0

        I would buy this Product again!

        By Dee

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

          This product is Great! It is a Must try...

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          • Q:

            is it okay to use this product with estee lauder overnight serum? it has some form of acid in it and I dont know if i should use both
            Asked on 5/30/2018 by Chels from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend testing your skin’s sensitivity to the combination of the two products. Since the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion relies on the natural exfoliating powers of fruit extracts, that it may be gentle enough to use in combination with the other acid product. If irritation or sensitivity occurs, to discontinue combined usage.

              Answered on 5/31/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Did this product cause a "purge" for any of you? I'm getting cystic acne and blackheads and I don't know if I should stick it out or quit. My face is also itchy..especially around the breakout areas.
            Thanks in advance!
            Asked on 4/21/2018 by ljoy09 from Georgia

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion should not cause a "purge". Please discontinue use of the product if you have noticed an increase in breakouts or negative change in your skin.

              Answered on 4/23/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            In the mornings can i just skip cleansing my face and just use this toner and moisturize? Or do i need to cleanse before i use this toner.
            Asked on 3/4/2018 by Tay from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend cleansing the skin before using the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion in the mornings. Once dried you can follow with your day time moisturizer.

              Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Hi, I wanted to know if it recommended to use this follow by a toner such as glycolic aicd toner or any other toner. I also have combination skin..oily on my forehead and dry around my chin and breakout. Would u recommend this one or seaweed one? I would like for my face to be brighter, face to be smoother, and pores to be finer. Please advise. Thank you.
            Asked on 3/3/2018 by Roxie from Los Angeles, Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion would be suitable for acne prone skin that is looking to help brighten and reduce discoloration. You would not need to use another toner after using this product.

              Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            After i wake up in the morning , can i skip washing my face with a cleanser and just use this toner and moisturize and go about my day ?
            Asked on 3/1/2018 by Need help from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend cleansing before using the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion. After the toner has dried you can follow with your day time moisturizer.

              Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            My son has teen acne and using a tretonion product (retinol) at night. Can or should he be using the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion. And what type of moisturizer would you recommend??? Mask???
            Asked on 2/22/2018 by Tinka from California

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Hey can i use this toner before or after witch hazel i just don't think this tonier is doing justice by itself
            Asked on 2/20/2018 by Taylor from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend using only one toner, however you can alternate between two. You can use the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion as your toner at night and a different toner in the morning.

              Answered on 2/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have oily skin with acne marks and will get an occasional pimple. What product would work best for me as a toner?
            Asked on 1/24/2018 by Lindsay from PA

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Hi which is better this one or the cucumber lotion. (I have the cumcumer lotion already ) I have blemishes and few dark spots. Or would it better to use the Glycolic acid toner. Also my skin is dry so which product would you recommend for my face to have a little shine.
            Asked on 1/20/2018 by Tay from Irving tx

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion can be used as your toner morning and night to help gently exfoliate the skin and reduce discoloration. This is an excellent option for dry, combination or sensitive skin.

              Answered on 1/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have normal skin. Does this product replace the need of a moisturizer?
            Asked on 11/28/2017 by Mae from Alexandria, VA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a toner. This product is recommended to be used twice daily after cleansing, however it does not take place of a moisturizer. You can follow with a moisturizer/night cream after.

              Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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