Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The best Toner I've tried!
This is my 2nd bottle! Been using this for almost 2 months now and I'm loving it. I have the most sensitive skin that what ever new product I am using it'll be irritated. But, hands up to this toner. All my dark spots are totally gone. I recommend using a glycolic gel after each use for best result.
Most Helpful Critical Review Buyer Beware! The formula has changed
I have been a faithful customer of Mario Badescu for YEARS and this was my all time favorite product. I used to buy multiple bottles of it a time whenever I could find it on sale, and just this week I went back to ulta to replenish my stock and noticed that the formula had changed! The ingredients listed here on the ultra product page are NOT CORRECT any longer. The NEW formula now includes things like "Yellow 6" and "red 40" among other things. I have attached a picture from my trip this week. The bottle on the right is the tester with the original formula, one on the left is the one they are currently selling. I highly encourage ulta to update their ingredient information,I will not be purchasing this item any longer and this is disappointing to me as a longtime customer,but also misleading to NEW customers. Thank you!
Reviewed by 133 customers WORKS!
WB from NYC
I've been using this product for the past 2-3 years and my skin has improved sooo much! When you use it, you can see just how much dirt and dead skin is being removed. I have sensitive skin and this toner is very gentle. I use it once daily, sometimes twice. Dark spots have faded and minimized in size.
Didn't realize it was a toner - but love it!
awohl from Chicago, IL
I didn't read through the description of the product and thought I was purchasing a face cleanser. I use the Mario Badescu glycolic cleanser, so thought I would try this one. I apply the toner after washing my face and I like how it feels on my skin and do think it helps brighten my complexion.
Could not get past the smell
notsogirlygirl from Venice, CA
I am a big Mario Badescu fan but this isn't one of their best smelling products. I hoped for a citrus smell but it's not there. It has a sort of cosmetic detergent smell. Too bad.
Gemly98 from Dallas, Tx
I didn't use this in combination with anything from their brightening line so maybe that's why it wasn't as effective for me as some of the other people in the reviews... but I feel like if the product was really good it would be able to do more heavy lifting on its own. I found it to be slightly hydrating and that was about it.. didn't notice it to do anything else that it claimed. 🤷🏽♀️
Brie from Va
Perfect when used with the whitening mask. I have been using both products for a little over a week and the discoloration on my face has lightened. I love that it is gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet still does a great job cleansing the skin.
Great gentle toner
Nina35 from Canton, MI.
This does everything it claims to do, and the size is such a great value. Everytime I have strayed away from this to venture off and try different toners, I always end up right back to this "old trusty!" It's gentle for us sensitive skin folks! So no need to worry about stinging or irritation. It won't hurt you to try this, so I say go for it'
JR from KC, Mo
I love this toner. It doesn't dry out but keeps my skin clear.
My Go To Toner
Agent Snogpitch from Olathe, KS
Finally caved and bought full sizes of most everything in the Brightening Regimen Kit. This was the first time I bought a full size one of this toner, and I love it. It's my everyday toner, for sure. The only product in the kit I have not ended up buying a full sized version of is the whitening mask, as I actually have a stockpile of unopened ones from just buying the kit over and over from Ulta to save money on the other products in it, which I use every day for my combination skin.
Alex from Maryland
It's decent. Don't like. Don't hate it. It's different. Bought this as a recommendation. I would've opted to purchase something else instead of this.
Didn't hurt didn't help
Rachel from Florida
I'm oily and acne prone and was looking for something to even out my skin tone and help with scarring, this didn't really help but it didn't irritate my skin either
Results in a few days
Hazel from Hinseville, GA
So my skin isn't the best and it's very sensitive. Ive tried a lot products to help with my dryness as well as not overwhelming my oily t-zone. Also to control my acne and dark spots and dull skin. So far this product has helped control my oily t-zone and the dryness. My dullness has even improved in just a week of using it. Will definitely buy again if I ever run out. Since I've read in the comments, it seems to last.
RP from CA
I bought this on a whim. I was using witch hazel as a toner, which is great, but I am starting to get minor wrinkles in my eye area. I swipe this on after showers and moisturize. My skin is dewy and the wrinkles haven't gotten worse. I will admit, the smell is kind of like a cheap 80s perfume but goes away immediately.
Bea from Sacramento ca
This bottle last a long time especially in this size. Has lasted me the entire year so the quality of the product is great. Its great for sensitive skin and sometimes i get rough little patches on my skin and this will smooth over the texture. The smell is not that bad its more of a citrus smell but i keep buying this product since its a great toner
My winter toner- great for combo oily skin
LGee from TN
This is my winter toner for when it gets colder and I get drier on my cheeks. It doesn't make my t-zone too oily. I use it as part of a 3-step regimen (cleanser, this toner, moisturizer).
I love that you can mix and match MB products based on how it works best for you. If you're not sure where to start, I recommend going to Ulta in person and asking an associate. That's how I've chosen all my MB produces. The associates are very knowledgeable and helpful.
CBlu from Paducah KY
I use this after I clean my face and it feels soooo nice. Very refreshing!0
C from New Jersey
It actually irritated my skin and made my red/dark spots more prominent (I usually don't have sensitive skin). But I liked the smell and feeling of this product, it did not feel harsh going on. The cucumber cleansing lotion works better.
Great for acne prone/oily skin types
Meksworld from Florida
I love this product Im 35 and it clears my skin up the best!! I will forever use this product,it even helps me with my hyperpigmentation and breakouts.
Littlepaws from Radcliff KY
Great toner! I I use this every morning. It's not over drying and helps to keep my skin clear.
This stuff is AMAZING!
Nina35 from Canton, MI.
Tried this in a M.B. set, and I liked it so much I went out and purchased a full bottle. It does everything that it claims to do! This is now a staple in my natural face care box!
New to Mario Badesco
Jennifer from Dallas
A great toner that doesn't dry out my skin. So happy I switched to Mario Badesco from the department Brand I've been using for years
Jennifer from New Bern, NC
I don't expect too much from a toner. I was looking for something that was good for my maturing skin and that I could use daily. This actually gives me a little glow. I love it!
Sarsoora from Los Angeles, CA
This toner is seriously really great for dark spots & evening skin tones. I have caramel skin and it's easier for me to get hyperpigmentation & acne scars but this toner works quicker than any other one I've tried. I use it at night and usually don't put anything over it & I wake up with super soft skin & less texture.
Great quality toner at affordable price
PreciousP from Killeen, TX
I have combination skin & this toner really help my face retain hydration from my moisturizer and even made my face look brighter & youthful.
Gentle and Lightweight
MichyT from Dayton, NJ
I received a sample (1 oz bottle) and used it for at least a month. I use it only in the evening as toner during the drier winter months. TEXTURE: very lightweight and comfortable on the skin, gentle. RESULTS: refreshing and leaves skin radiant. INGREDIENTS: somewhat long list, fruit extracts, fragrance.
Got rid of texture on forehead
Jade from Oklahoma
I bought this on a whim and I actually really like this product. I have dry skin with lots of texture on my forehead from my teenage years where I had acne on my forehead. I noticed after a week of use that the texture on my forehead improved a lot! My skin overall became smoother and makeup went on smoother as well. Would purchase again.