Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy grail toner
I have used many different toners and don't ask much of them. All they have to do is remove any final traces of makeup and leave my skin feeling clean, fresh, and balanced. This toner does all of that, and it has also reduced my breakouts, which I did not expect! I have been using toners/toning pads for over 10 years (basically, once I started getting bad acne), and none of them- not even the ones with salicylic acid- have been as effective at acne treatment as the Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing lotion. It's so natural, refreshing, and effective- I highly recommend it to my acne-prone, oily-combination-skinned ladies (and men). I get the best results when I use it twice a day after cleansing. There are literally cucumber particles in the bottle, too, which I think is awesome.
Most Helpful Critical Review Beware - has alcohol!!!
This product has alcohol, which is terrible for your skin when used daily! It dries out your skin to the point where ur skin feels the need produce more oil to compensate. I developed terrible under the skin acne that pained like crazy and left horrible scar. On my quest for clear skin this one was a MAJOR setback. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone. It smells nice (cucumber scent) but that doesn't make up for a terrible reaction it gave me. Never again!!!!
Reviewed by 250 customers Great Toner
H Dawg from Arkansas
I use this product along with some other Mario Badescu products and it works wonders on my skin. I love the scent, it doesn't burn or irritate my face in any way.
Kathleen from CALIFORNIA
I use this once a day and after applying Badescu's Witch Hazel and Lavender toner. My skin feels so smooth, and I've only used it for less than a week.
IN MY BASIC BEAUTY ROTATION FOR YEARS!
Luka from New Jersey
I use a number of products on my facial skin each day including a moderate coverage foundation. This removes every last vestige of product from my skin, even after thorough cleansing.
Cured my acne
jane from new york city
I have super dry sensitive skin with horrendously bad hormonal acne. This product is my new holy grail — got rid of almost everything.
Great for a quick clean!
Tiff from Tulsa, OK
This is my go-to after a workout or just to freshen my face without doing a full face wash. PSA: I never got a break out from this! (Which says a lot because everything makes me break out!)
no just no
IDC :) from Lafayette CA
NO THANK YOU! Used this once and its horrible. It has zero benificial ingredients and has a lot of parfum. The smell is super disgusting and overpowering. It didn't cleanse my skin at all it felt like nothing. A couple minutes later my skin was red and burning. Horrible product don't waste your money. Just dont but it.
my ride or die
Lily from Louisville, KY
I've been using this product for about a year and a half now and cannot get enough of it. I change my skincare routine quite a lot but this is always a part of it- nothing gets my skin feeling as clean without drying it out as this does. It smells lovely and is a great step after a heavier cleanser and before moisturizer (or even as a cleanser on its own for those lazy days!) About to purchase my fourth bottle, I cannot recommend this product enough and I can almost guarantee it will be friendly to all skin types.
Irritating and drying
Jenna from CA
This product is mostly alcohol, which I am just now learning is awful for your skin! It might feel like it is sucking up the excess oil in the beginning, but I've been using this for about a month now and my painful cystic acne in my T zone is only getting worse. After doing some research on ingredients I've now learned that alcohol only exacerbates oil production in the long run and makes acne worse. While this product feels like it's working (leaves skin feeling tight and clean), it's going to cause issues down the line. I wouldn't use this product with any skin type! Not good all around.
Would not buy again
AJ from USA
Smells very strong. As soon as I put it on my face, I broke out.
Love this product
Joslyn from CA
I love this product and have been using it for years! I love buying it in the larger format because I use it twice a day. My skin feels so refreshed and clean afterwards.
Use as a quick cleanse
JJ from California
I use it as a quick cleanse when I get home to remove make up or after exercise. Get me by before I wash my face with actual face wash before bed. No effect on my skin noticed otherwise.
Annie from Texas
I bought the travel size cleanser, moisturizer and toner to try it out first. So far I'm loving all of the products! They leave my face feeling so soft and smooth! I have combo to oily skin. This works wonders!
Not a great toner
Morgan from Greer
I used it as a toner after my cleanser and it didn't do anything for me. My blackheads started to appear after changing from my previous toner to this one. My skin started to texturize after a while. Could just be my skin! Has a great scent though!
my go-to when I'm tired
audrey from monterey
I don't use this as part of my regular skin routine, but rather as a cleanser when I'm too tired or don't have time to fully wash my face. It doesn't dry my skin out, so I typically just use my lightest moisturizer afterwards. My only issue is that it goes really fast, even when I'm not using it every day. I run out of this faster than I do products I use daily, so I'm always torn about repurchasing.
MichelleZ from Iowa
I've use this product for about a week now and the acne cleanser gel and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. I'm usually not a fan of cucumber scents but I really like this one! I have acne and illy skin.
Payton from Chambersburg, PA
It's so refreshing, hydrating, and light on my sensitive skin. It reduces redness in my skin tone but it doesn't completely prevent breakouts. It's great at cleaning out excess dirt in my face!
anna from New Jersey
This is my go to toner when Im not using micellar water as a second step cleanser. It smells amazing, it doesnt make my skin feel tight, and it soothes my skin without causing breakouts. A lot of people dislike the fact that it has alcohol in it, I have yet to notice any drying effects caused by the alcohol in this particular product.
kaydid from Raleigh, NC
I'm 54 and still have acne, Mario Badescu's products are amazing. What is great about the Cucumber Lotion is it's gentle . . ..cleans deep, but non-burning and non drying. I have oily skin, and this lotion really helps.
Gigi from Austin, Texas
Seriously: I used to break out sooooo much, like I would have lots of pimples all over my cheeks and chin and T-zone, but ever since I stared using this along with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, I never break out. Words can't describe how satisfied I am with this product; I 10/10 recommend this to everyone with oily skin like mine😭💕
Magic in a bottle
Beauty from Spring, Tx
wow! I love this stuff! I know it's suppose to be used mainly as a toner, but whenever I feel myself about to break out, I place this stuff on it and the next night it is smaller or non-existent!!! I've bought two bottles already!!!
love love love this product
ya girl, ju from Little Rock, AR
So I'd ran out of face wash recently and was unsure which face wash to switch to, as mine had been drying skin out so bad with the weather getting colder. I picked this up because I love their facial spray, and I knew this particular brand is pretty good with sensitive skin. All I can say is wow. My face has cleared up in a week, and my skin is soooo much softer and smoother. My boyfriend even noticed how smooth my skin looks all the sudden. Love this product, and all others by this brand.
Becky from Bethel, CT
this toner is great it helped my skin when it was really irritated and textured. however if i use it ever time i wash my face it does get a little drying so i would recommend using it once a day instead of the 2x a day instructions on the bottle
Clean and Refreshing
LK from MA
I love this toner. It smells so nice, it doesn't burn and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and dewy
Great Cleanser - Take off heavy makeup first though
TechieMom from ChiTown
Love this cleanser. Does not leave skin dry or greasy, just normal! Even though it doesn't foam up, I use it in the shower on very wet skin and it does a great job of cleansing. This is my go-to morning cleanser. The only exception is that it does not remove heavy foundation or eye makeup 100%. Most non-drying cleansers don't. The toner will pick that up (except eye area) or I use a makeup removing cleanser such as Clinique Rinse Off Foaming cleanser first.
It was ok
Dre from Denver, Colorado
I used the product a few times and I started to notice my skin was a lot drier and I normally have oily skin. I saw that it contains alcohol and I also try to stay away from that.