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Mario BadescuGlycolic 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 420 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (316)
  • Improves skin texture (260)
  • Gentle (199)
  • Balances skin (187)
  • Not greasy (177)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (74)
  • Irritates skin (24)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (21)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Bad smell (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (190)
  • Combination skin (164)
  • Oily skin (151)
  • All skin types (124)
  • Daily use (89)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (195), Brand buyer (148)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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2.0

Nothing spectacular

By Nay the Bae

from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

      It's no different than clean and clear or another face wash. It claims to do a lot of things like even skin tone, and it does not.

       
      5.0

      Love this foaming cleanser!

      By Wendy

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

        Budget and brand buyer. Love love love this cleanser. Works great. I put it in the shower and use it every other morning. I use Mario's green cleanser twice daily. Will never use cleansers other than these two. Fine lines are fading. Skin is soft and pores are smaller. I can see and feel a difference in two weeks.

         
        5.0

        Has done wonders in a short time

        By Sasha

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

          After just 2 weeks I've already noticed old acne marks and other redness fading. The directions encourage 2-3 times a week, but I've used it every other day and haven't experienced any dryness. It's described as an exfoliator, and works as one, but is still foaming. I love using it with my Mia 2 Clarasonic. Will definitely continue using this as it's extremely effective.

           
          4.0

          SMELL'S AMAZING AND MAKES MY SKIN VERY SOFT!!

          By SARA

          from PORTLAND,OREGON

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I USE IT EVERY MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP AND AT NIGHT GREAT FACE CLEANERS!!

             
            4.0

            I like it so far.

            By Kaii

            from Va

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Causes a little burning sensation with Toners
            • Dries out skin a little

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            So far it's working . I don't consider it an exfoliating agent so far ; however , it is . I use it everyday and it isn't causing any negative side effects beside a small burning sensation when I apply my toner.

             
            3.0

            I wouldn't buy again

            By Alie

            from freehold NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            Don't use this product more than 3 times a week!

             
            2.0

            Alright face wash

            By Mel L

            from San Diego

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

            I use it with my Clarisonic. Every time I use this face wash it burns my eyes. It does leave my skin feeling fresh and tight.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this Cleanser!

            By atx871

            from Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I use this product with my Mia 2 Clarisonic brush and it does wonders. After two weeks I notice the old acne pigmentation on my skin disappearing. Suprisendly, it does not dry out my skin because I use this regularly even though its labeled to use 2-3 times a week. Will definitely continue to purchase this product.

               
              5.0

              Ok ummmmmmm 10/10 would recommend

              By lol me

              from Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              ok I got this for Christmas and was a little skeptical about using this product bc of the fact it had Glycolic acid in it (I've had bad experiences with a product with Glycolic acid before) but yesterday I decided to try it and all I have to say is W O W not only did it improve the texture of my skin but it also evened out the tone of it. I plan on only using this once a week bc I'm afraid if I overuse it my skin will begin to breakout.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best cleanser EVER!!!!!

              By Aj

              from Katy, TX

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser:

              I bought the trial size thinking I'll see how this is and I was really surprised! This cleans my pores really good! I have combo/acne prone skin. I have never seen my pores so clean! I use this maybe every other day and I have seen significant improvements with my skin. My skin is brighter and when I do get a pimple it does NOT stay long!! This does not dry your skin out or make your skin feel "squeaky "clean (I hate that feeling) I will be buying the large size! Best cleanser I have ever used!!!

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              • Q:

                i have oily skin and a little bit of scarring from acne. is it okay for me to use this cleanser everyday because i am trying to get rid of the scarring as soon as possible. will my skin be arritated?
                Asked on 2/18/2018 by Myly from z

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We do not recommend the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for daily use. This should be used 1-3 times per week in place of your daily cleanser to exfoliate the skin. Daily use may cause excess dryness.

                  Answered on 2/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                hi, i am 17 and am concerned about mainly fading discoloration / dark spots from previous hormonal breakouts ive had and im not sure which product to buy. i have looked over the brightening kit, this toner, and others and just don't know which one to choose! i am also trying to find a way to minimize my occasional breakouts but mainly want to fade my dark spots asap
                Asked on 2/14/2018 by madeline from -

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                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times per week in place of your daily cleanser to help exfoliate the skin, reduce congestion/breakouts and help minimize discoloration from acne scars. The other products in the Brightening Regimen Kit and Glycolic Acid Toner are not suitable for teens. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser would be our best option within our line.

                  Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I am a guy, and was given this as a gift from a friend. Can this be used if you have facial hair. I have a short beard, and don't want to damage the hair follicles or change the color due to a potential reaction from the ingredients. Thanks.
                Asked on 2/12/2018 by Mike from undisclosed

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                  A:

                  Yes, the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used on males with a beard. We suggest this product 1-3 times per week as your exfoliant.

                  Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Hi! I've been looking for a more gentle way to exfoliate my skin rather than using scrubs. So many articles say that using a toner with glycolic acid is a great choice for sensitive, blemish prone skin, but reading your responses on the Glycolic Acid Toner page made me re-think that. My skin is pretty well balanced - not oily and not dry, but I would describe it as sensitive. The only place I really get pimples is on my chin - they tend to be red spots that end up in a white head. I have some reddish spots below the skin too that don't seem to go away, but they're not extremely noticeable. I'm wondering what product of yours you recommend for gentle Glycolic Acid exfoliation for my skin. Thank you!
                Asked on 2/10/2018 by Simone from OH

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-2 times per week in place of your daily cleanser to exfoliate the skin, help reduce discoloration and promote a more even toned complexion.

                  Answered on 2/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can I use this product with a Clarisonic or should I use my hands to wash my face? Don't want to exacerbate my adult acne issues?
                Asked on 2/9/2018 by JaeGurl from NYC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser with a facial cleansing device. We suggest this product 1-2 times per week on dry skin or 2-3 times per week on oily, in place of your daily cleanser.

                  Answered on 2/11/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                If have milia on my cheeks and did some research that said to use an Exfoliating Cleanser With Glycolic Acid. Does anyone know if this helps to get rid of Milia?
                Asked on 1/24/2018 by Jessie from Port St. Joe, FL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Products in our line do not target milia. We suggest consulting with your dermatologist for proper diagnosis, treatment and removal of your milia to not damage the skin.

                  Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have reddish/pinkish acne marks on my cheeks and get almost-colorless little bumpy things on my face (usually on forehead I think I've heard that it's likely due to makeup). Would this cleanser make the pinkish marks and the bumps disappear with several months of using? (I wanna make sure my acne marks are not brown or "dark spots". They have been red or pink for months.)
                Asked on 1/23/2018 by charlotte from undisclosed

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                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 1-3 times per week to help reduce congestion and promote a more even toned complexion!

                  Answered on 1/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have scars from cystic acne. I was wondering what product youd recommend for the texture of my skin. (Atrophic and rolling scars, ice pick scars)
                Asked on 1/22/2018 by Mandy from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser can be used 2-3 times per week to exfoliate and brighten the skin. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser harnesses the power of glycolic acid to retexturize and rejuvenate uneven skin. Unfortunately, it will not fill in the indents. Some advanced cases of acne scarring do require a trip to the dermatologist.

                  Answered on 1/23/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is it okay if I use a cleanser with 2% salicylic acid with this cleanser? I am thinking of using the salicylic acid one almost every day and night, except for those 2 or 3 nights a week when I am using this cleanser instead. Should I get other acne cleanser without salicylic acid or is it still okay to use salicylic acid? (my moisturizer doesn't have any acid)
                Asked on 1/20/2018 by hannah from undisclosed

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                  A:

                  Yes, you can use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, 2-3 times per week.

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

                I have all types of acne. From cystic to white heads to black heads to clusters to red big sore ones to scars. And I also have really big pores on my cheeks near my nose. Can you please give me the best products and line up of how to use them! I've tried everything.
                Asked on 1/13/2018 by Lexielexx from Bethlehem, Pa

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