Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy grail toner
I have used many different toners and don't ask much of them. All they have to do is remove any final traces of makeup and leave my skin feeling clean, fresh, and balanced. This toner does all of that, and it has also reduced my breakouts, which I did not expect! I have been using toners/toning pads for over 10 years (basically, once I started getting bad acne), and none of them- not even the ones with salicylic acid- have been as effective at acne treatment as the Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing lotion. It's so natural, refreshing, and effective- I highly recommend it to my acne-prone, oily-combination-skinned ladies (and men). I get the best results when I use it twice a day after cleansing. There are literally cucumber particles in the bottle, too, which I think is awesome.
Most Helpful Critical Review Beware - has alcohol!!!
This product has alcohol, which is terrible for your skin when used daily! It dries out your skin to the point where ur skin feels the need produce more oil to compensate. I developed terrible under the skin acne that pained like crazy and left horrible scar. On my quest for clear skin this one was a MAJOR setback. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone. It smells nice (cucumber scent) but that doesn't make up for a terrible reaction it gave me. Never again!!!!
Reviewed by 244 customers my ride or die
Lily from Louisville, KY
I've been using this product for about a year and a half now and cannot get enough of it. I change my skincare routine quite a lot but this is always a part of it- nothing gets my skin feeling as clean without drying it out as this does. It smells lovely and is a great step after a heavier cleanser and before moisturizer (or even as a cleanser on its own for those lazy days!) About to purchase my fourth bottle, I cannot recommend this product enough and I can almost guarantee it will be friendly to all skin types.
Irritating and drying
Jenna from CA
This product is mostly alcohol, which I am just now learning is awful for your skin! It might feel like it is sucking up the excess oil in the beginning, but I've been using this for about a month now and my painful cystic acne in my T zone is only getting worse. After doing some research on ingredients I've now learned that alcohol only exacerbates oil production in the long run and makes acne worse. While this product feels like it's working (leaves skin feeling tight and clean), it's going to cause issues down the line. I wouldn't use this product with any skin type! Not good all around.
Would not buy again
AJ from USA
Smells very strong. As soon as I put it on my face, I broke out.
Love this product
Joslyn from CA
I love this product and have been using it for years! I love buying it in the larger format because I use it twice a day. My skin feels so refreshed and clean afterwards.
Use as a quick cleanse
JJ from California
I use it as a quick cleanse when I get home to remove make up or after exercise. Get me by before I wash my face with actual face wash before bed. No effect on my skin noticed otherwise.
Annie from Texas
I bought the travel size cleanser, moisturizer and toner to try it out first. So far I'm loving all of the products! They leave my face feeling so soft and smooth! I have combo to oily skin. This works wonders!
Not a great toner
Morgan from Greer
I used it as a toner after my cleanser and it didn't do anything for me. My blackheads started to appear after changing from my previous toner to this one. My skin started to texturize after a while. Could just be my skin! Has a great scent though!
my go-to when I'm tired
audrey from monterey
I don't use this as part of my regular skin routine, but rather as a cleanser when I'm too tired or don't have time to fully wash my face. It doesn't dry my skin out, so I typically just use my lightest moisturizer afterwards. My only issue is that it goes really fast, even when I'm not using it every day. I run out of this faster than I do products I use daily, so I'm always torn about repurchasing.
MichelleZ from Iowa
I've use this product for about a week now and the acne cleanser gel and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. I'm usually not a fan of cucumber scents but I really like this one! I have acne and illy skin.
Payton from Chambersburg, PA
It's so refreshing, hydrating, and light on my sensitive skin. It reduces redness in my skin tone but it doesn't completely prevent breakouts. It's great at cleaning out excess dirt in my face!
anna from New Jersey
This is my go to toner when Im not using micellar water as a second step cleanser. It smells amazing, it doesnt make my skin feel tight, and it soothes my skin without causing breakouts. A lot of people dislike the fact that it has alcohol in it, I have yet to notice any drying effects caused by the alcohol in this particular product.
kaydid from Raleigh, NC
I'm 54 and still have acne, Mario Badescu's products are amazing. What is great about the Cucumber Lotion is it's gentle . . ..cleans deep, but non-burning and non drying. I have oily skin, and this lotion really helps.
Gigi from Austin, Texas
Seriously: I used to break out sooooo much, like I would have lots of pimples all over my cheeks and chin and T-zone, but ever since I stared using this along with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, I never break out. Words can't describe how satisfied I am with this product; I 10/10 recommend this to everyone with oily skin like mine😭💕
Magic in a bottle
Beauty from Spring, Tx
wow! I love this stuff! I know it's suppose to be used mainly as a toner, but whenever I feel myself about to break out, I place this stuff on it and the next night it is smaller or non-existent!!! I've bought two bottles already!!!
love love love this product
ya girl, ju from Little Rock, AR
So I'd ran out of face wash recently and was unsure which face wash to switch to, as mine had been drying skin out so bad with the weather getting colder. I picked this up because I love their facial spray, and I knew this particular brand is pretty good with sensitive skin. All I can say is wow. My face has cleared up in a week, and my skin is soooo much softer and smoother. My boyfriend even noticed how smooth my skin looks all the sudden. Love this product, and all others by this brand.
Becky from Bethel, CT
this toner is great it helped my skin when it was really irritated and textured. however if i use it ever time i wash my face it does get a little drying so i would recommend using it once a day instead of the 2x a day instructions on the bottle
Clean and Refreshing
LK from MA
I love this toner. It smells so nice, it doesn't burn and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and dewy
Great Cleanser - Take off heavy makeup first though
TechieMom from ChiTown
Love this cleanser. Does not leave skin dry or greasy, just normal! Even though it doesn't foam up, I use it in the shower on very wet skin and it does a great job of cleansing. This is my go-to morning cleanser. The only exception is that it does not remove heavy foundation or eye makeup 100%. Most non-drying cleansers don't. The toner will pick that up (except eye area) or I use a makeup removing cleanser such as Clinique Rinse Off Foaming cleanser first.
It was ok
Dre from Denver, Colorado
I used the product a few times and I started to notice my skin was a lot drier and I normally have oily skin. I saw that it contains alcohol and I also try to stay away from that.
Hailey from NC
It's an okay cleanser but I will not be repurchasing. I've noticed no improvements in my skin and I've used it for over 6 months not to mention it doesn't lather and it doesn't feel as if it cleans very well.
Cullenmof3 from Rhode Island
I have always heard great things about this brand, so I decided to finally try some out. I was SUPER disappointed when I opened this and it smelled like straight up isopropyl alcohol. Sure enough it's the 2nd ingredient, after water. I gave it a try anyway, and my skin reacted as if I had used rubbing alcohol. Bummer.
It was okay
Abigail from Colorado
I tried this with the oily skin regimen kit. I was disappointed when I tried it because it contains alcohol, which is just not ideal for my skin and it smells bad. It ended up working fine after a few weeks of use but I liked my old Dr. Thayers witch hazel toner better and its much cheaper. I bought full sized bottles of everything in the oily skin regimen but this. Overall not a bad toner it just doesnt work for me. I would not buy this if you have dry or sensitive skin.
I didn't like it
Sonya from Indiana
It was way to watery for me!
never had such refreshed skin
em from charleston, SC
I love this product!!! I have super dry skin and was scared this product would dry my skin out more if used regularly. I received a sample of this and began using it at nights for about a week and a half and oh wow my skin felt so clean! I always took off my makeup and then used this applying with a cotton pad and I was amazed by how much makeup and dirt it still took off of my face. This does make your skin feel very dried out but if you follow it with a moisturizer or lotion (I used pond's moisturizing cream) then it doesn't leave any long term dryness! I've noticed my skin be so much clearer since I started using this and I've actually repurchased it 3 times since I originally had the sample. I cannot recommend this product enough!!!!!
Dee from North Charleston, SC
This may be good for a super oily skin, but I'm normal to oily and with the second ingredient being Isopropyl Alcohol I think it's just too drying for my skin in particular.