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Mario BadescuGlycolic Gel

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Gel

2.0 oz Item 2209812

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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 35 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Effective (20)
  • Minimizes pores (15)
  • Hydrates skin (5)
  • Smells great (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (9)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (9)
  • Moderate acne (7)
  • Inflammatory acne (4)
  • Oily skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (14), Brand buyer (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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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.

 
5.0

Holy grail product

By Ash

from Boston

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

    this is amazing stuff! I have oily skin and get mild acne. This clears congested skin, sebaceous filaments, clogged pores, and helps lighten red marks from old acne. Love, love, love it!

     
    2.0

    Ok

    By Lara M

    from Westfield IN

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

        I used it few times and haven't seen any changes. Plus it dries out your skin. Won't buy again!

         
        5.0

        LOVE IT

        By Alyssa Marie

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

          Since I only have hormonal breakouts at my age(28) I have a few deep acne scars that haven't faded yet, but no major breakouts for a few years. I put this on every other night during the week after my shower. Its a little drying, but I spray MB aloe facial spray on after if it gets too uncomfortable. I wake up in the morning and my skin appears fresher, more bright and clearer every week. My morning moisturizer goes on and absorbs better since I started incorporating this into my routine. I've only been using it for a few weeks, but it seems to be affective so far.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product - worth the price

          By An

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads
            • Cystic acne

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

            I love it! I have oily skin, blackheads on my nose and clogged pores around my chin. After two uses, the pores on my nose are so much smaller and less visible!! The clogged pores on my chin are visibly reduced and the deep cystic pimples I had are almost gone. I use it every other night (after washing and moisturizing) Bc my skin is fairly oily, but you may need to use the less if you are sensitive/dry. Also, I only need one or two small drops, so the bottle lasts a long time!

             
            5.0

            LOVE this!!

            By Risa

            from Belgrade MT

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Smells Great
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                This has saved my greasy skin!

                 
                3.0

                no

                By bmcgee85

                from Mississippi

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                did nothing. i think i prefer products with salicyclic acid. i will use it up, but i will not repurchase

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product and great price

                By Kitty meow meow

                from El Centro, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Didn't dry my skin
                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Oily skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                  I really liked I was afraid to use it because I've used glycolic acid before and it would tingle and burn a little this product worked great I feel it unclogged my skin after the first use

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yusssss

                  By DeeLee23

                  from North Brunswick, NJ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Inflammatory Acne
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Severe Acne

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                  I read a ton of reviews before buying this and had to try it because it had such positive feedback. The hype is true! You only use it twice a week, so I used it the day I bought it (Friday) and the next day the majority of my cystic acne had come to the surface, and the next time I used it (Tuesday) the cystic acne were basically gone by Wednesday morning. I really can't wait to see how much my skin improves by using this. I've tried SOOOOOO many different products and treatments and this was so easy and effective and totally worth the price because it will last a while and it WORKS!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love you Mario B!!!

                  By Dale

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Minimizes Pores
                  • Smells Great
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel:

                    Never tried a glycolic product, and this one blew me away! Using it 2x weekly, at night, and my skin adores it! Wasn't irritating, and coupled with my other Mario B product regimen, my skin is glowing!!!!! Thank you Mario B!!!!

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Do I leave this product over night or rinse it off after a couple of minutes?
                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by karen from Houston

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Glycolic Gel should be used on very oily skin with uneven texture. This is a treatment to be used 1-2 times per week overnight. We recommend using this product on clean skin, apply gel sparingly on congested areas of the face before bed. Avoid eyes, lips, and any acne-erupted areas or unhealed skin. When using this product you must use daily sunscreen.
                        Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions, acne-erupted, or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation develops and persists, discontinue use. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.

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

                      When would I apply this during my nighttime skincare routine and would it replace something I already use? Currently I use a dry oil, serum, then moisturizer.
                      Asked on 3/21/2017 by Abby from Green Bay, WI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        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 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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