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Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion

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Oily, dull, congested skin will be refreshed and disinfected with daily use of this astringent. The powers of citrus extracts combined with glycolic acid helps rid the skin of dulling, pore-clogging dead skin cells and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. Not recommended for acne-erupted skin.
Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Lyral, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
 
3.9

(based on 51 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (20)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Balances skin (15)
  • Improves skin texture (15)
  • Effective (13)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Dries out skin (7)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (22)
  • Daily use (19)
  • Combination skin (17)
  • Acne-prone skin (11)
  • Women (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (22)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (10), 30 minutes (7)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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5.0

A must have

By Hpost

from Michigan

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I have been using this for almost a year and I absolutely love it. It keeps my skin clear and pores looking great.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Did nothing

    By MAC

    from Ny

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    Bought this because i thought it would be great for clearing brightening and smoothing to fine lines. I dont feel like it even cleaned or toned my skin at all. I ended up returning and getting my trusty special c cleansing lotion instead

     
    3.0

    Don't buy if you have sensitive skin

    By Ashley

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    I would simply put some on a cotton ball and gently wipe my face and it made it burn. I would not but this again but I do recommend the aloe one. I dont have sensitive skin.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing

    By Jamie

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Oil
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Reduces Scarring

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    This is the only product I've ever reviewed, but that's just because this is the only thing that has actually worked for me. I'm 20 and was blessed with acne when I was just 9 years old (as you can tell, genetics are not my friend) and I have tried every product you can imagine. I spent so much money trying pretty much every acne regimen out there when all along I just needed this little magic bottle and a $5 moisturizer from Trader Joe's? I wish I had known about this 10 years ago.
    Anyway, here is my experience with this product: A few months ago, my skin was probably the worst it's ever been. My skin was greasy, my pores were visibly clogged despite taking great care of it (thanks for nothing, skin), I had clusters of acne scars and spots on my cheeks, and my cheeks and forehead were covered in these tiny little bumps I later learned were called comedones (pretty much just blackheads trapped under the skin). I tried so many different creams, masks, and toners in an attempt to clean out my congested pores and fade my scars, but nothing worked. Eventually after digging around the Ulta website I came across this product and it's honestly the best thing that's ever happened to my skincare routine. Within a few weeks my skin was smooth (the comedones are completely GONE), less oily (this toner is a bit drying but if you apply a moisturizer after you should be fine), and my acne scars have faded drastically. Now my skincare regimen only includes Biore face wash with charcoal, this cleansing lotion, and some Trader Joe's moisturizer and my skin looks smooth and even. As someone with extremely problematic skin, I never imagined I could have a skincare routine that was so low maintenance. I wish I could write a love letter to the person who created this product.

    P.S. Sorry this review is super lengthy, as you can tell I'm really excited about this stuff and wish I could give a bottle to every person on the planet.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Dani

    from Mechanicsburg, pa

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Slight tinginling when used but i goes away

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    Love it, it just takes a few uses to get used to it. But it has improved my overall skin texture and feel.

     
    4.0

    Amazing Exfoliator

    By Elizabeth

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

    While thius product works wonders on my oily and acne prone skin, it could damge those who are sensitive. It is a harsh product, but that is why i love it.

     
    5.0

    It's a great product

    By None

    from Laguna Hills, Ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      I've used MB products for years. But the one product I've always stayed with no matter what else I've tried is MB Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Glycolic Acid. I find the latter to cleanse the skin well and close or shrink pores. I do not use water on my face, I cleanse with MB Rice Milk Cleanser and then with a cotton pad, wipe away anything left behind with the grapefruit cleanser. After that I apply my moisturizer routine. I have no breakouts and very few skin issues. Been doing this for years. Seems to work for me. The last thing I want to do is remove any natural moisture in my skin- hence no water.

       
      5.0

      Good for cystic acne

      By Kay

      from New Orleans, LA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • for Cystic Acne
      • helps clear out cysts
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • stings just a little

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

      Hi. I am 42 and get hormonal cystic acne. I am waiting for my spironolactone to start working so I came across this MB product online. I used it last night- a patch test first on my jawline and no reaction so I proceeded to my forehead and no reaction. It is a high PH acidic toner which by today is really kicking my cystic acne into control. It is going to take some time but anything is an improvement. Plus I used their Whitening mask this morning for acne scars and that was extra brightening with kojic acid and licorice. I think when You ( like myself) are schlepping back and forth to the dermatologist taking every drug known to man and then you find these MB products it's a breath of fresh air! :) Oh and I bought the control moisturizer for oily skin too and and it felt really good going on. It wasn't too heavy. And it looks matte. I think the stuff they sell at your local store (salicylic acid products) do nothing but irritate. MB products soothe and help your face to heal. Like I said also if you're taking heavy retinoids you can take this toner, well my skin is on Tazorac 0.5% alternating with Tazorac 0.1%. I've been on Retin-A most of my adult life so this toner is small potatoes for me as far as stinging. For you who have super sensitive skin and take retina-A you might want to just try their Glycolic toner or the Grapefruit toner. I heard someone say this toner made their skin oily. No way. That would only happen if you didn't moisturize and put some zinc sunscreen on afterwards. Oh, btw the minimal stinging goes away in about 3 minutes, just chill for a few and then like I said put on the moisturizer. Good luck!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love!!!!!!!

      By M

      from Minnesota

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        Use twice daily. Has greatly improved skin texture and cleanliness.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far this product has definitely helped brighten my skin

        By Shuntell

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Needs to include the % of active ingredients

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion:

        I use it at night to help fade dark acne scars and fine lines. It has helped to brighten my skin over all and it hasn't caused any burns or irritation. I've only used it for a week, however, it seems to be helping my skin purge, possibly because it's removing dead skin cells. My only con is that it would be nice to know exactly how much glycolic acid is in the product especially for those who are using additional acne treatments.

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        • Q:

          What is the percentage of glycolic acid in this toner?
          Asked on 4/12/2018 by Dana from Madison, WI

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Our Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion contains 4% glycolic acid.

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

          Do I need to use a separate toner after this product in my skin care routine or can I follow with my serum/moisturizer?
          Asked on 1/28/2018 by Lauren O from Colorado

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Our Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a toner. Once applied and dried, you can follow with serum and moisturizer.

            Answered on 1/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          I have a rough looking texture on my chin and forehead. it almost looks like tiny wrinkles. would this help to smooth out the texture? if not, what product would you recommend?
          Asked on 12/28/2017 by Amanda from US

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Our Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is a great exfoliating toner for very oily skin. This will help reduce congestion and uneven texture.
            If your skin is dry or combination our Glycolic Acid Toner can be used.

            Answered on 12/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          at what age can you start using this ?
          Asked on 3/4/2017 by Daisy from Dallas tx

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Since this product features the exfoliating properties of both glycolic acid and grapefruit extract, we would not recommend this for young teenagers or those with sensitive skin.

            Answered on 3/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          I have acne prone skin and hyperpigmentation and acne scars and also a few pimples, would you guys recommend this product or what toner would you guys recommend?
          Asked on 2/11/2017 by Daisy from Dallas tx

          1 answer

        • Q:

          Does this product help with strawberry legs?
          Asked on 8/4/2016 by Suman

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion is recommended for facial use only.

            Answered on 8/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          What is difference between this & glycolic acid toner? I have oily skin & typically only use toner at night.
          Asked on 4/22/2016 by Trish from Warren, MI

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion has a higher concentration of glycolic acid and grapefruit extract to make it a stronger version of the Glycolic Acid Toner. The Glycolic Acid Toner is a more popular choice, as the Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion may be too strong for some.

            Answered on 4/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
        • Q:

          I have sensitive/reactive skin that is oily and congested on my chin, dry/red in my cheeks and normal on my forehead. I can get clogged pores in any area very easily, but always on my chin. Would this be a good toner maybe just on my chin? I also have the seaweed lotion for my cheeks.
          Asked on 4/21/2016 by Christina from Blaine, MN

          1 answer

        • Q:

          What is the PH level of this toner/lotion?
          Asked on 12/13/2015 by Skincare addict from San Francisco, CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Expert

            A:

            The pH level of this toner is 6.8.

            Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
        • Q:

          Is this product able to dig out clogged pores that have resulted in severe, nearly impossible to get rid of blackheads? I have tried EVERYTHING and I am absolutely disgusted whenever I look in the mirror. Please help!
          Asked on 1/5/2015 by Kate from Baton Rouge, LA

          1 answer

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