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Mario BadescuGlycolic Acid Toner

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Acid Toner

8.0 oz Item 2210021

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A solution for wrinkles and pigmentation. Formulated with 2% glycolic acid and grapefruit extract which work together to exfoliate, refresh and stimulate dry and congested skin. Helps reduce discoloration from old acne scars as well as build-up that can cause skin to look tired and dull. Alcohol free.
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. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water,Eau), Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Acid Toner
 
4.5

(based on 396 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (276)
  • Improves skin texture (251)
  • Balances skin (231)
  • Gentle (208)
  • Not greasy (187)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (28)
  • Irritates skin (25)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Bad smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (182)
  • Combination skin (161)
  • Acne-prone skin (130)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Oily skin (91)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (168), Brand buyer (142)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

100% would recommend

By Kristine

from New York

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Minimizes pores

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

    This is my first time trying toner because I never understood what it did. This stuff has changed my life! I used it at night and the next day my pores looked so much smaller. I also sometimes get little tiny bumps on my forehead and sort of close to my brow that this seemed to clear out. Really happy about adding this to my skin care routine.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By Mimi

    from Oxford, MS

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

      I use this product after I wash my face and before I use moisturizer in the morning and at night. I've been using it for about a week and WOW!!! My skin is so radiant, smooth, clear, and it looks like glass. I get compliments on my skin everywhere I go. I have struggled with hyperpigmentation, dryness, and acne for years. This is my holy grail product. My skin looks so great under makeup now and no longer cracked and wrinkly.

       
      5.0

      Great

      By Syd

      from New York

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

      Worked great on controlling my acne for my combination skin

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Deep cleans and freshers my skin!

      By Mo

      from Slidell, La

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

        Use it after cleansing to remove residue and before moisturizing. Leaves a fresh, clean surface.

         
        1.0

        Returned

        By Ng

        from Houston

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            Made my skin super sensitive to the sun. Got some new blemishes or spots despite wearing sun block. Returned.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of my holy grail products!

            By Kennedy

            from Arkansas

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

            I just finished my first bottle which lasted me a month and a half. I use this twice a day on my dry, sensitive, acne prone skin and I've seen a huge improvement. My large pores have shrunk, there's only small traces of my acne scars left, and it doesn't feel harsh on my skin. I highly recommend it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hands down the best toner I have ever used!!! Amazing!

            By Linds

            from Illinois

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

              I use in the morning and after I take my makeup off before bed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Saw a difference within a few days!

              By amendoza

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                I have been so excited to use this. A lady in ULTA is the one who recommended this. I use this in the morning and a night before I go to bed. This is a toner, not a make up remover so I use this after washing my face but before moisturizing.

                I've definitely seen a difference within just a few days. My pores have shrunk, texture from older acne scars I had on my temples are disappearing (which I thought would never) and it finishes with a glowy, dewy look. I'm actually starting to really like a bare face and feel comfortable in it. I haven't been needing to wear makeup to work nor school! Can't wait to see what my skin looks and feels like after a month!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By A

                from Delaware

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                Love this toner! Received a sample of it and had to come back and order the full size! Use after cleansing, or cleansing and mask, and it helps to remove dean skin and clear my pores of oil. I have combo skin that can be sensitive, with acne scarring and blackheads on my nose and parts of my cheeks. I can notice a difference in my pores and the coloration on my face since using this toner! Highly recommend it to those looking for a product that will deep clean pores and help to resurface skin.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!

                By Mina

                from Virginia

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner:

                  This toner did a great job at calming my redness on my face - I haven't been able to find one product to do that before this!

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                  • Q:

                    Will this product work on acne scars from the back?
                    Asked on 2/5/2018 by Kate from WI

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Just like another customer inquired about, I purchased this and noticed after I got home that it was not the nice blue color. I have been using this for a year and never saw changes "due to lighting". I contacted Mario Badescu's website personally and I am waiting for a response. With all this Ulta stuff on the news, I'm concerned.
                    Would like a better explanation.
                    Asked on 2/1/2018 by reavk from Tucson,At

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Although the product has not changed, the ultra violet lighting at the location or the product being in direct sunlight may have distorted the color, resulting in a color different from the last time you purchased the product. The shift in color has not compromised the efficacy of the product.
                      If you are unhappy with the color of the product, you may return the item to Ulta for a refund or exchange.

                      Answered on 2/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used with differin gel?
                    Asked on 1/27/2018 by Elle from North Dakota

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our Glycolic Acid Toner is not recommended to be used with acne treatments or on acne prone skin.

                      Answered on 1/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    How would you know if you don't have acne prone skin anymore ? because i see a lot of you guys products where it say don't use if you have acne prone skin. Like i really want to use the whitening mask but it say don't use on prone skin. I get break outs every now and then? I have the acne started kit but I'll love to use the mask and this toner as well. Help me out. Thanks
                    Asked on 1/14/2018 by Taylor from Dallas tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Depending on your frequency of breakouts, the Glycolic Acid Toner and Whitening Mask are not suggested. As recommended by our Product Development Team, we do not suggest our Glycolic Acid Toner for those with active acne breakouts or acne prone skin since active acne skin can be sensitive and the toner may not agree with your skin. If you do have mild/moderate acne and the toner does not further aggravate your skin, you can certainly go ahead and use it. Whitening Mask is generally recommended for application on your entire face, as it will help provide a brighter overall complexion. However, if you do have acne prone spots that may be aggravated by a hydrating mask, it would be perfectly acceptable to apply the mask to select zones only.

                      Answered on 1/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    I don't have any scars or discoloration on my face per-say but I do have a fairly dull complexion and larger pores/blackheads. I'm not acne prone but do get some pimples and bumps "under" my skin. I'm 27 and am also starting to see forehead wrinkles and some smile lines. Would this toner help with any of those concerns? I use the Peter Thomas Roth ANTI-AGING CLEANSING GEL daily, would this product be too intense in combination with that? Thank you!
                    Asked on 1/14/2018 by Katie from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this ok for rosacea skin? I sometimes have rosacea flare ups just redness (flushing)
                    Asked on 1/10/2018 by Lauren from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can I use this having dry skin?
                    Asked on 1/9/2018 by ash from Ogden utah

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this reduce redness?
                    Asked on 1/6/2018 by alex from san diego,ca

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I see grapefruit extract listed as an ingredient which makes me wonder if it would cause an allergic reaction for someone like me who has severe allergies to citrus fruits.
                    Asked on 1/2/2018 by Sas from California

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Will this help with my acne scars?
                    Asked on 1/2/2018 by KSbeauty from FL

                    1 answer

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