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Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

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Exfoliate up to three times a week with Mario Badescu's foaming glycolic acid-based cleanser designed to dissolve dulling dead skin cells, to help refine pores and retexturize uneven skin. Fine lines, wrinkes, old acne marks, and age spots are diminished with regular use-encouraging a smoother, more youtful-looking complexion. A soothing blend of chamomile, marshmellow, sage, St. John's wort, and yarrow extracts provide additional rejuvenating benefits that help re-balance and leave skin radiant. Use as a supplemental cleanser.
Replace your regular cleanser 1-2 times per week for Dry to Combination Skin, and 2-3 times per week for Combination and Oily skin. Massage onto wet skin using upward, circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aqua (Water, Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Glycolic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Foaming Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 456 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (340)
  • Improves skin texture (279)
  • Gentle (210)
  • Balances skin (201)
  • Not greasy (195)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (79)
  • Irritates skin (26)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (25)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Bad smell (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (205)
  • Combination skin (174)
  • Oily skin (160)
  • All skin types (130)
  • Daily use (92)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (208), Brand buyer (159)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 456 customers

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5.0

Soft, beautiful, glowing skin

By Michelle

from Indianapolis

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Exfoliate without abrasives
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Softer skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

    I have dry skin with a few wrinkles around my eyes and this cleanser ROCKS. My skin is amazingly soft and glowing after I use this. Because it is an exfoliating cleaner it would be great for acne prone skin, too, without the drying. It's my new fav cleanser. Hint * for extra exfoliation I use it with Dermatologica daily microfoliant, and if you want right after that use a moisture mask. Your skin will feel like you just got a facial.

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By Demi

    from Madison, AL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      Love it!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      1% ?!???????

      By J

      from OH

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      1% Glycolic Acid is a JOKE. Their toner is no better at only 2%.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this again for sure.

      By bingogirl

      from North Port, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        I use it almost daily.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Irritated my skin and gave me breakouts

        By Disappointed

        from Disappointment island

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            Causes more problems than anything else, bought the full size and regretted it, did give it a fair chance in case your wondering

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            this. is. so. good.

            By hayley

            from north carolina

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            i was VERY skeptical of trying this because i honestly didn't think it would work for exfoliating without some sort of grit in it, but this stuff is the real deal! i suggest smelling it in store before buying it if you're a little weird about smells but the product works so well, and it's not too drying! my skin doesn't feel super tight after using it, using a moisturizer afterwards is honestly best.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Transformed my skin!

            By Gina

            from Rochester, MI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Reduced acne marks and redness
            • Skin feels soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                Absolutely amazing product! My skin feels so soft and clean after using this! I use 2-3 times a week, as recommended, and I have noticed my acne marks diminish and reduced redness. I will definitely purchase this again! Product smells nice and clean.

                 
                5.0

                Love this product

                By Merc

                from Tacoma, WA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                • Stings eyes

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                I use this product a couple times per week or before I wear makeup (I usually wear makeup 1-2 times per week). I follow my normal routine (gentle cleanser and exfoliator) and then I use this product last. My face always looks 10x's better. Minimizes pores, helps with texture, skin looks glowy. It's not moisturizing though even though my face appears that way. Definitely should follow-up with a good moisturizer if you're like me and have dry skin. I haven't noticed that it helps with fading hyperpigmentation or anything. My only issue with this product is that it definitely burns the eyes even after you've rinsed. Keep a dry towel handy so you can wipe the eye area after you rinse your face.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE

                By britt

                from Indiana

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                Be warned that if you have dry skin that this will just dry it out even more. I have very dry skin around my mouth but that honestly didn't stop me from using this every other day because it really cleared up my acne! I have hormonal and cystic acne pretty bad. along with VERY oily skin and now my skin has never been this great. I'm not oily anymore. my acne ismt as bad, I still get some breakouts but wow, it's a huge difference! I highly recommend for anyone with bad acne and oily skin.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will continue to buy this!

                By Tashy

                from Virginia Beach

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

                I absolutely love this product. My skin is combination, very oily in the T-zone with visible pores, yet dry in other spots. This cleanser has worked wonders on my skin. I use it 3-4 times nightly per week followed by the Mario Badescu Seaweed night cream due to its drying tendency..The combination is perfect! It has improved my overall skin texture & clarity and also leaves my skin looking polished and bright. Love love love it. I'm a sucker for Mario Badescu's skincare line!

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                • Q:

                  Does this help clear up existing acne?
                  Asked on 5/17/2018 by Mimi from Houston, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type to help brighten the skin, reduce congestion/breakouts and promote a more even complexion.

                    Answered on 5/20/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Can you use this product every morning and night?
                  Asked on 5/13/2018 by ki from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is not recommended for daily use. This should be used 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type (1-2 times if dry or 2-3 times if oily).

                    Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Is this good for dark spots from pimples. New and and old? How long should I wait for results?
                  Asked on 5/7/2018 by aaliyah from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week (in place of your daily cleanser) to help reduce discoloration from sun spots or acne scars. Results will happen gradually over time, it make take several months to notice changes in your skin with continued use of the product.

                    Answered on 5/8/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  I use the enzyme cleaning gel for over a month and my skin is still the same. I get lots of little white heads on my t-zone and was wondering if I could use this with the enzyme cleaning gel to help with the bumps. Also will it help with scaring and under the skin acne?
                  Asked on 4/29/2018 by nika from NY,US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week as your exfoliant to help reduce discoloration and congestion/breakouts.

                    Answered on 4/29/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Does this product test on animals?
                  Asked on 4/21/2018 by Kay from ny

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Mario Badescu does not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf.

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

                  Can I use this cleanser with a cleansing brush?
                  Asked on 4/20/2018 by Ki from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product can be used 1-3 times per week with a facial cleansing brush.

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

                  I have a lot of spots old some new is this the best cleanser for me to use or is their a better one?
                  Asked on 4/18/2018 by Ally from Savannah

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Can I use this for my back? I am suffering with back acne and scaring. Is this a better product to use instead of the AHA Bontanical Body wash to help my back acne?
                  Asked on 4/12/2018 by Mina from San Jose, ca.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For daily cleansing we suggest the AHA Botanical Body Soap in the shower. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used a few times per week on body acne breakouts (2-3 times) to help reduce congestion and discoloration.

                    Answered on 4/15/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Can this product help get rid of acne marks and dark spots on the back? I have had bacne for 3 yrs now and nothing seems to work...
                  Asked on 4/10/2018 by Serenity from usa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used a few times per week on acne prone areas of the body to help reduce discoloration and breakouts.

                    Answered on 4/11/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Can I use your Acne Facial Cleanser as my daily cleanser and incorporate this cleanser the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser two times a week?
                  Asked on 4/9/2018 by Skin trainee from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can!

                    Answered on 4/10/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
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