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Glycolic Gel

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Gel

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A powerful overnight treatment specifically designed for extremely oily skin. Formulated to help reduce congestion and brighten uneven skin tone and texture, this oil-free gel features a concentrated blend of glycolic acid and fruit enzymes to exfoliate away dead skin cells and pore-clogging impurities. Fine lines are softened as discoloration is diminished-encouraging healthier, clearer-looking skin over time.
Apply twice a week before bed all over face or on areas of concern. Do not apply on acne-erupted skin. Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Gel
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Effective (26)
  • Minimizes pores (19)
  • Hydrates skin (5)
  • Soothing (5)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & whiteheads (13)
  • Adult acne (10)
  • Moderate acne (8)
  • Oily skin (5)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Oily skin saver!

By NayPharmD

from Washington, MO

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Oily skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    This just might be the product that saves my oily skin! I've only been using this for about a week, but I've already noticed results. The directions say to use 2-3 times a week, but my skin can totally handle daily use (so far anyway). I go through blotting sheets like crazy during the day but haven't had to use as many since I've been using this product! My skin hasn't dried out at all nor has it become irritated after use. I just apply a VERY small amount to my oily areas after I use Cellufirm drops and before my moisturizer. A little truly goes a long way so this bottle will last me a while. This product is a must have!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For smooth skin

    By La Gatas

    from San Jose, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Pore smoothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Excessive sebum

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

      I started serious skincare a year ago by trying products with retinol and vitamin c to fade lots of acne scars and improve my skin's texture. My nose has always been especially oily with huge pores that makeup just sits in. Consequently my nose is full of whiteheads from makeup and dead skin. Monthly facials removed the whiteheads but they only came back the next month.

      This glycolic gel is so effective at decreasing the amount of sebum produced and I now have much tighter pores without the gunk lodged inside. I apply it every night after my shower just to my nose and I don't layer anything else on top. The pores are still visible but they are tighter and the skin on my nose feels softer. I love this gel so much I already have a back up. This was much more effective than any of the serums I was using.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By LizzieWiz

      from Fort Worth Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Could possibly irritate sensitive skin.

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

      I use this about twice a week and it does a great job at clearing and resurfacing the skin.

       
      5.0

      Holy Moly

      By Becky S

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

      Y'all this product has been a game changer for me. I have extremely oily skin. I would wake up and wipe it from my face. By the end of my work day I had no make up left. This has changed my world. I wake up non greasy and still have a decent face of makeup at the end of the day. My face has never felt like this. I'm in LOVE!

       
      4.0

      Only been using for a week, but like it already

      By Rene

      from MA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comedones

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        Bought this specifically to address a dense patch of comedones I have on each temple. I've tried many other things, including prescriptions from my dermatologist. They did not work for me. This product though has reduced the size of them and I can actually see some of the congested stuff being expelled in teeny tiny amounts out of the comedones after my shower when the pores are especially enlarged from the steam. If I get it too close to my eyes, danger danger, of course. But I do think it is working and will continue to use it.

         
        5.0

        Kind of amazing!!!

        By Bubbles

        from USA

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        Gel consistency, but spreads far and isn't too sticky. Has evened out my skin tone, taken care of several blackheads on my forehead and nose, and keeps oil at bay VERY well! Slight stinging if you apply on broken skin (which I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do anyway). Has been a lifesaver in my routine ! Recommend and will repurchase when I run out.

         
        5.0

        Controls Oil Well

        By Lorilyn

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          I use this every other day in the evening on my forehead, nose and chin. Appears to be helping control oil. Have not experienced any crazy dryness. A little goes a long way too so this bottle will last a long time. I have been using in conjunction with Mario's acne wash, cellufirm drops, calming moisturizer, and vitamin C serum. I alternate nights I use this and the Vitamin C serum. Today my face was glowing when I woke up. So pretty stoked.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Alternative to Expensive Acids

          By NF

          from Columbus,OH

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Used for a week now and my skin is super soft and instantly brighter !! I am noticing a little clearing of blackheads and closing of pores but overall, it has worked to resolve those issues, just not as quickly as I anticipated. Not a quick fix, but with continued, consistent use, I can see it doing WONDERS for my skin.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Might use again

          By Denise

          from New Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Works well on evening out skin and helping with clogged pores. However be very careful about over using it. I accidentally used too much and my face was bright red the next day. took a few days to recover. I wouldn't recommend for cystic or very inflamed acne as it will irritate and burn.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Christina

          from Port Jefferson

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          I apply this gel to clean skin every morning. My skin is clear again. The age spots are fading. The fine lines are gone. A little goes a long way. I like that it's a little sticky. My powder foundation is grabbed and it stays on all day. I'll never use a primer again. I'm very happy and my 54 year old face is clear and healthy.

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          • Q:

            Should I use this product if I have pretty oily skin, clogged pores in chin, cheeks, and nose, and would it help with redness/uneven texture/discoloration?
            Asked on 2/28/2018 by Sam from Barstow, CA

            2 answers

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Glycolic Gel will help promote a smoother more even toned complexion on very oily skin types.

              Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Glycolic Gel can be used on oily congested skin and will help improve skin texture and dullness over time.

              Answered on 3/1/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have large pores and a good amount of acne. But I also have dry skin that can be particularly sensitive. Would this be compatible with my skin?
            Asked on 2/23/2018 by nikmik3 from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Glycolic Gel is not recommended for sensitive or dry skin. This product is best suited for oily skin types that have texture or congestion issues. It should not be used on acne erupted skin.

              Answered on 2/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            The skin around my mouth and chin is darker that everywhere else on my face. Most of the the darkness is from cystic acne marks because I break out more around my mouth/chin. What products would be best to lighten that area and even my skin tone?
            Asked on 1/8/2018 by Aimmia from undisclosed

            1 answer

          • Q:

            A few reviews were saying it helped with their cystic acne and discoloration. I only have discoloration and was wondering if this product will help with evening the texture of the skin as well as discoloration?
            Asked on 12/17/2017 by Jill from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              You can use Glycolic Gel to address uneven texture and discoloration if you have oily skin. If your skin is not oily, you can use our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for your uneven skin texture and discoloration - 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type.

              Answered on 12/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have a ton of blackheads on my nose and cheeks. Will this product help? Or should I look at a different product from this brand?
            Asked on 12/14/2017 by Reeda from NYC

            1 answer

          • Q:

            How come this skin care gel and all MB skin care line doest not have expiration date printed?
            How long the potent of this product would last?
            Asked on 8/7/2017 by Connie from Virginia

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Products from our line do not contain an expiration date on the packaging. Rather, it possesses a PAO symbol. Once the product is opened, it is good for the period of time indicated in the PAO (period after opening) symbol. The Glycolic Gel has a PAO of 24 months from opening.

              Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Hi there! How would I incorporate this gel into my routine that includes glycolic foaming cleanser 3x a week, and glycolic acid toner every night?
            Asked on 8/6/2017 by SG from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Glycolic Gel should be applied twice a week before bed all over face or only on areas of concern. You should apply to skin after cleansing and toning and avoid using any other products under or over this gel. Please note - this product is intended for very oily skin only. We do not suggest this product to help reduce discoloration from sun spots or acne scars.

              Answered on 8/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Glycolic acid is used to help with fine lines and wrinkles. This seems to be more for blackheads and clogged pores. Does this help with anti-aging? Will it help to minimize fine lines and discolorations?
            Asked on 7/26/2017 by littlepaws from KY

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Glycolic Gel is a twice weekly treatment for very oily congested skin (not those with acne) to help provide exfoliation to skin with blackheads or uneven texture. We do not suggest this product for anti-aging or to reduce discoloration.
              If you are looking to incorporate brightening and anti-aging products into your regimen, our Brightening Regimen Kit would be a great place to start! This is a 5 piect radiance-boosting regimen designed to promote a brighter and more youthful-looking complexion.
              http://www.ulta.com/brightening-regimen-kit?productId=xlsImpprod11351443

              Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            The product recommends use twice a week, what is the risk of using more often?
            Asked on 6/20/2017 by MarioB< 3 from Evansville, IN

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This product may cause dryness if used more than twice per week. Our Glycolic Gel is best suited for very oily skin with uneven texture and congestion, and is an exfoliating product. We do recommend the use of sun protection with this product as well, nor should it be used on acne erupted skin.

              Answered on 6/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can this product be used in place of a moisturizer? I normally use rosehip oil as my night time moisturizer, can I apply the gel before using the rosehip?
            Asked on 6/7/2017 by Erin from Auburn, Wa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Glycolic Gel does not take place of a moisturizer. Our Glycolic Gel should be applied twice a week before bed all over face or only on areas of concern. You should apply to skin after cleansing and toning and avoid using any other products under or over this gel. Please note - this product is intended for very oily skin only.

              Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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