Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this stuff!!
This stuff is AMAZING! I'm one of those people who didn't even think about toner because I never saw the point in it. I have acne prone, dry skin and before I started using this I was using 2.5% benzoyl peroxide which did wonders for my skin! Well I decided to skip my benzoyl peroxide one night (used toner in the morning and peroxide at night) and I expected my skin to be covered in pimples the next morning, but my skin was so clear. So I started skipping it more and more and only using the toner along with my cleaner, hylauranic acid, and moisturizer and my skin is still clear! I never knew anything else would work fr my skin, but I'm glad this does. Plus it smells great and keeps my skin looking glowy.
Most Helpful Critical Review OUCH!!!
First of all, I love Mario Badescu products! They are very reasonably priced and work as well as philosophy or dermalogica without the hefty price tag. This toner, however, burned my skin. I used it for about 2 weeks thinking that maybe I just needed to give it some time. The skin around my nose actually became hard, flaky and red. It looked and felt like a terrible sunburn. Eventually that look spread around more areas of my face. The glycolic acid in this toner is too potent!!! I do not have particularly sensitive skin, so this surprised me. My face was so painful and continued to burn for hours after use. After I quit using it, my skin returned to normal. I use the Alpha-Grapefruit cleansing lotion now and I absolutely LOVE it!!!
Reviewed by 768 customers Waste of money
Amanda from San Antonio
Didn't do anything for me and was too perfumey for me
love this product
Whit from Asheville
I've purchased at least 3 times! It makes my skin feel so refreshed, clean and helps me maintain a better skin texture.
A Necessity in my Routine
Claudealease from Indiana
When I run out of this and go to any other toner I have on hand, my skin is noticeably less clean feeling all day every day. This truly cleans the skin without irritating it or stripping it of moisture as many toners do.
doesn't really do anything
mksbunny from jacksonville nc
I didn't notice a difference in my skin, I have normal and slightly sensitive skin, with some color irregularity. And I was hoping it would clear up some of my red bumpiness near my jawline, but I didn't really do anything. I was worried it would irritate my skin, but it didn't. so I'm giving it a higher review because it didn't irritate my skin. It might irritate your skin if you have more sensitive skin than me.
Great even for my sensitive skin
Darla from LA
My skin has become acne prone as of Feb. 2020 and I struggled for a long time trying to get my skin care routine down. This toner was recommended to me and it's been amazing (actively using for 2.5 months now). My skin is sensitive and dry. While the toner is slightly on the drying side, with a great moisturizer, it'll be no problem at all.
My go to nighttime toner!
EmilyP from Tennessee
I've been using this at night for over 5 years, and I don't see myself stopping. I'm in my late 20's with oily combo/acne prone skin, and this really helps. I feel that it helps prevent fine lines, and it definitely helps texture and breakouts. It also makes my skin feel refreshed and balanced. Definitely recommend!
dandksmommy from Fair Oaks, CA
I love a lot Mario B. products including this one. The only reason I gave it 3/5 stars is because for ME it was a tad bit too strong, thus drying out my already 52 yo fall/winter skin. I did exchange for my usual Rose Toner by Mario B.
Use with glycolic cleanser
Christie from Jacksonville FL
As the title indicates, I use this with the glycolic cleanser and I love these two products for helping keep my breakouts at bay while also helping to balance my skin. These two are my go to.
Lexi from Las Vegas, NV
I have very congested, oily (but dehydrated) skin, and this product has been a godsend! I recommend starting slow, as it can irritate more sensitive skin types (although it's not as harsh as many other toners). But I use it every night after cleansing before treatments, and cannot express how great this makes my skin look and feel! My pores and texture have never looked better, and I don't get that awful tight feeling that other toners often leave me with. I'll never be without this product again!
Let's take this slow
Tashyyy from Milwaukee
I've tried countless toners in the last 5 years none impressed me until now. It's as if this was the missing puzzle piece in my skin care regimen. My skin looks so different, way more even tone and texture. I never want to stop using this! Start slow ppl! I started with ever other night for a few weeks, then every night, now I use this almost every morning and night. When my skin is feeling extra dry I do take a break. Remember this does serve as a chemical exfoliator. I have dry, sensitive, acne scarred skin, plus hormonal acne once in a while. This stuff works soo well for me.
Marie from OH
I don't like to use this product in the morning just because it can react with sunlight. I use it after I shower and before I moisturize. I generally use a cotton ball to apply but sometimes that can be too rough and abrasive and cause irritation or burning. Follow the directions and do a skin patch test before applying to your face. It is a mild resurfacing toner so it is a little more harsh, so I would read the ingredients before fully committing especially if your skin is sensitive. I have combo skin and I have tried it alone and with moisturizer afterward, and it tends to make my skin oily either way but since I'm sleeping it's not a big deal.
RiffRandell from CA
Been using it for about 2 weeks after I ran out of Inkey List's PHA toner and transitioned seamlessly. I use it in the morning, and I like it's refreshing fragrance - not too strong or overwhelming. the glycolic formula is gentle and effective. I think I found my new favorite.
Love this toner!
SBoni from Indiana
I bought this toner after reading reviews. I'm in my 40's and felt I needed an extra boost. This product is helping my skin get fully refreshed after cleaning.
Effective and Affordable
Mari from Miami Beach
I've been experimenting with toners lately and I really love how this GA toner has cleared up my combination skin and improved its texture. I use it both morning and evening after cleansing. Just a few drops on a cotton ball then sweep a light layer all over face and neck.
Nickie from Harrisburg, PA
I feel the product is working well but I would've liked to have known it is very scented, so it may deter some from purchasing it.
I am loving this for my dry skin!
Heather from Annapolis
I was a little scared to use this at first, but honestly my skin has never looked better. Stings a little bit at the very beginning but the feeling went away in less than 10 seconds.
Makes my skin feel fresh and clean
Nicky B from Atlanta, GA
I use this product morning and night after cleansing. I have not experienced and dryness or breakouts while using this product. My skin feels super fresh and clean!
Perfect if you don't use too much
Charlie from Olympia, WA
This is definitely my go-to toner. I've been using it for a year or two now. The thing that I've learned though is if you have more sensitive skin like I do, you have to keep the application to a minimal. Like only a couple drops onto a cotton ball or else it might irritate your skin. But other than that it's really helped improve my acne and it doesn't make my skin oily or dry and it's super refreshing to apply.
Not for me
Beachgirl from Dominican in Minnesota 🏝
Ever since my favorite glycolic toner made by DDF was discontinued, I have been searching for another glycolic toner to replace it. I really thought this could be the one. Unfortunately, I did not like it. Starting with the terrible smell. But also, my skin felt blah after using it. I will stick to Clinique for now. My skin feels super fresh and fabulous after using it.
Smoother and blemish free skin.
Patty from Nevada
chun li from phoenix
It's a really bad brand, out of all of their products there's like only one good one. DONT BUY
Liz M from Parsippany, NJ
Only been using for a few days and already feel a difference in my skin. Fine lines are smoothing our and my complexion looks smoother.
bree from none your business
HORRIBLE BRAND DO NOT BUY ANY OF THEIR STUFF!!
Good performance, lasts a long time!
AndyO from Boston
Obviously if you are not a toner person then this is not the product for you. I give it 4 stars because this has ingredients that some people may find issue with such as parabens. I work in the chemical industry so if I'm getting cancer it's not going to be from my skincare. Besides that, it's the bottle lasts a long time and the toner always picks up any remaining dirt and oils that are on my face whenever I try using a lower quality cleanser to save money.
I would NOT buy this again
Lindsey from Fort Lauderdale
I never use toner because I have very dry skin but I wanted to try to add something into my skin care routine so I decided to try this one since I've loved all the mario badescu products I have used in the past. I thought the ingredients would not irritate my skin because of the aloe and other ingredients in it that i have used before. After a few days of using this, my skin became extremely dry and flaky and would burn so bad every time I washed it or put other product on. My skin is still recovering right now, after trying to just intensely moisturize i eventually had to turn to cortisone ointment and benadryl to help the burning and itching sensation, which has seemed to help turn my skin back to normal. I don't normally have sensitive skin but if you do I would not recommend trying this!!!