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Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex

Mario Badescu

Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex

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Rejuvenate dry, dull complexions with enhanced hydration. Glycolic acid retexturizes as peanut oil (rich in antioxidant vitamin E) nourishes to encourage younger-looking skin. Papaya extract provides gentle exfoliation as honey and spiraea ulmaria extracts soften and rehydrate, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. Best suited for those with mature or dehydrated skin.
Apply to the face, neck, and décolletage after cleansing and toning (avoiding the eye area).

Precautions: If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. This product is not recommended for use on acne prone, acne erupted or sensitive skin. Should not be used with topical treatments. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-10 Stearate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Honey Extract, Chitosan Succinamide, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Citronellol.

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Mario BadescuGlycolic Skin Renewal Complex
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (27)
  • Absorbs quickly (21)
  • Goes on smoothly (21)
  • Not greasy (19)
  • Long lasting (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Deep moisturization (15)
  • After shower/bath (11)
  • Bedtime (11)
  • Daily use (8)
  • Winter dryness (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8), Beauty conscious (6), Brand buyer (5), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Didn't like the product at all. Can't see any difference.

By PJ

from Tyngsboro Mass

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesnt work at all

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

      Love glycolic acid creams that work. I used to love the revival cream that you used to have. Wish you'd carry something that works like it supposed to.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bang for your buck

      By Ju the Goo Hoarder

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization

        Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

        I have now been using Mario Badescu skin care for about a year and a half, and this is the second time I have purchased the glycolic skin renewal complex. I alternated between this cream and Mario Badescu's ginseng moist cream and I have to say, this one is a little more expensive for a reason. Don't get me wrong, I also loved the ginseng cream, but the Glycolic renewal complex is so thick and luxurious feeling while also not being oily or heavy feeling. I use it as my day + night moisturizer (I am not fancy enough to have separate product for morning vs. night) and it is by far my favorite moisturizer that I've ever used. I use it with the Enzyme Gel Cleanser and the Aloe Toner, which are also great products from Mario Badescu, and my skin feels healthy and balanced. I have slightly sensitive skin, and all of the products from this brand are so kind to my skin! To summarize, the Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex is worth every penny, and it's my favorite moisturizer of all time. If it's out of your budget though, the Ginseng Moist Cream is less luxurious, but still definitely gets the job done.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product...wish there was a bigger bargain tub!

        By Loudgoldfish

        from Lake Forest, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Dryness

          Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

          I use this as my nighttime moisturizer. When I wake up, my skin is super soft and smooth. I have issues with occasional break outs even though I just turned 40, but this hasn't made me break-out at all. I just wish Mario badescu would made a larger, bargain-sized container like some of their other products!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this

          By Krissy

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

            Every morning before o put on my foundation.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will liked this product again

            By Face smoothly

            from North Haven CT

            About Me Skin Care Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath

              Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

              I applied in my face twice every day after I wash my face n its make my skin very smooth nice.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Would by again

              By Cindychitown

              from Chicago

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dryness

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

                I use before bedtime and works great for dry skin

                (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Careful! peanut oil based product!

                By OZ Houston

                from Katy, TX

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Peanut oil is not for everyone

                Best Uses

                • Can't use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

                The jar does have a warning about the peanut oil , in fact it is the second ingredient listed. I've never been allergic to peanuts , but this didn't prove true with this face cream. My eyelids and skin under my eyes swelled and itched greatly. Also lots of itching and irritation on face and neck. This took awhile to clear up as I didn't know what was causing the problem.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Danwal

                from Philadelphia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

                  Things are great

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great as a Night Cream.

                  By Peggy H.

                  from Bossier City, LA.

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Deep Moisturization
                    • Dryness
                    • I use this product as my night cream. Love it.

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

                    This product is wonderful, have been using it as my night cream for over a year and it works well. I use MARIO BADESCU's Glycolic Eye Cream at night also.
                    I am 72 years old and this cream keeps my skin moist and supple. It only takes a small amount for your face. I use it after my shower. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love the texture! Very emollient yet not greasy!

                    By Dianna

                    from New jersey

                    About Me Beauty Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Moisturizes Well
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex:

                      Love the texture! Great price point too!

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                      • Q:

                        Is this and the line up regnancy safe?
                        Asked on 3/24/2018 by TheAMC from undisclosed

                        2 answers

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                          Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                          Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this and the product line pregnancy safe?
                        Asked on 3/24/2018 by TheAMC from Cali

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                          Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Is this and the line up regnancy safe?
                        Asked on 3/24/2018 by TheAMC from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend bringing the product or list of ingredients to your doctor for approval before using any skin care products while pregnant. We suggest this because recommended products or ingredients can vary slightly from doctor to doctor and only your physician knows your medical history.

                          Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I'm in my early 20s looking to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles under my eyes. what product would be best.
                        Asked on 1/12/2018 by caitttt from Akron, OH

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can I use the glycolic skin renewal complex as my night cream? And if so, would I apply the cream after the vitamin c serum?
                        Asked on 8/16/2017 by Taejah from Minnesota

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex can be used at night. You would apply this after cleansing, toning and serum.

                          Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I would like to know what the percentage of glycolic acid is in this product.
                        Previously another person has asked the same question to which this reply was given "Mario Badescu does not share proprietary information such as the concentration levels of ingredients in their products."

                        This is not true, because I looked under the question/answer section for the glycolic gel, and the answer was given there, saying that product contains 3% glycolic acid. If Mario Badescu truly doesn't share 'proprietary information', that answer wouldn't have been given either.

                        Again- what is the percentage of glycolic acid in this cream?
                        Asked on 7/6/2017 by Beauty buff from Washington, dc

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex contains 2.5% glycolic acid.

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

                        What is the percentage of Retinyl Palmitate in this product?
                        Asked on 1/8/2017 by Kelly from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We appreciate your interest in this product. Mario Badescu considers exact concentrations of ingredients in our formulas proprietary information. Our Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex utilizes a unique combination of ingredients that results in an effective face cream that rejuvenates dry, dull complexions with enhanced hydration.

                          Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        which product is best for deep lines above and around the mouth area?
                        Asked on 11/18/2016 by blue from sav. ga.

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Cellufirm Drops contain concentrated amounts of Collagen and Elastin to provide maximum plumping benefits. May be used twice daily and applied around the lip and eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream. http://www.ulta.com/cellufirm-drops?productId=xlsImpprod6200657

                          Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can you use this with the Glycolic acid foaming cleanser and Glycolic acid toner?
                        Asked on 7/4/2016 by Kristen from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          All 3 products may be used in conjunction after you have determined your skin's tolerance towards glycolic acid. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser recommended usage is between 1-3 times a week, depending on your skin type.

                          Answered on 7/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I'm in my mid 20's and looking for a face regiment to prevent aging (fine lines, wrinkles) and also getting rid of sunspots. Would you recommend this moisturizer? What else would you recommend, from facial wash, toner, moisturizer Etc?
                        Asked on 3/8/2016 by Kris from Fremont

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu Brightening Kit features multiple products that address minor skin discoloration and anti-aging. The Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex is included in the kit as a sample. If you are looking for a single superstar multi-tasking product - Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum is the one!

                          Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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