Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review OMG! IN LOVE... MIRACLE WORKER
I originally went in for another product and ended up leaving with this. I have EXTREMELY dry and sensitive skin, lately I've been under an immense amount of stress so have been breaking out worse then I ever have in my life! My esthetician told me that glycolic acid could potentially help with scaring and build up of dry dead skin cells.
I use This every third night followed by the gycolic acid toner, the rest of the time I have been using Mario Badescu Seaweed cleanser and toner! I use a dry skin formulated moisturizer. I have also been taking a supplement l-lysine to help prevent breakouts from starting.
Between the two they have completely reduced all redness and inflammation, my break out is slowly subsiding and the scarring is fading, all the awful scabs have slowly been shedding leaving healthier looking skin under... I have been using this regimen for 6 days!!! my skin feels smooth and their is a drastic reduction in redness everyday. It feel healthy and happy <3 <3
I am a believer THANK YOU MARIO BADESCU <3
Most Helpful Critical Review Broke Me Out with Horrible Cystic Acne
After reading hundreds of great reviews, I really wanted to love this product. I have oily/acne prone skin and I had finally managed to control my acne when I decided to try this product to lighten up my scars. It was a horrible mistake. Instead, I broke out with painful cystic acne all over my checks and jaw line. At first I stuck to it because I thought I was "purging," but after about 5 weeks of use, it wasn't getting any better and I was still breaking out. I won't give up on MB completely, I have used their seaweed cleanser with no issues, but the glycolic face cleanser was just not for me. I have stopped using it and praying my skin recovers soon!!
Reviewed by 745 customers Changed formula?
Nope from Houston
They must have changed the ingredients . The new bottle I just purchased keeps breaking me out. I was in denial the first time so I tried it again without using anything else and it happened again. I'm so disappointed . It used to work so well.
Dry NOT MOISTURIZING
KD from NC
This is very DRY. Not moisturizing what so ever and leave my face tight! Which I hate! It's so dry it leaves my lips dry and that's a NO NO! Definitely don't recommend if you already have dry to normal skin.
the perfect cleanser for face and body
MG23 from GA
This is a long time favorite of mine- gentle yet extremely effective. I let it sit on for a couple minutes in the shower before massaging in and rinsing. It keeps my pores clear and my skin smooth, and can help fade scars over time.
best face wash I have tried in a long time
Keisha from Sartell, MN
I also happy I was talked into buying the brightening kit. This facewash has truly changed my skin. It is no longer dull , orhave dead skin or large pores. my skin tone is now radiant, my pores are small you can't even notice them, and my skin is super soft. I used to have small bumps on my forehead , since I started using this they are no longer there.
Helping with my breakouts
Jae from Oregon
A friend recommended this cleanser to me for my hormonal breakouts and it has been helping so much and has been evening out my complexion. I just started using it 2 times a week and space it in between washes so it has not been too drying.
This stuff works!
Tori from Illinois
My skin is super weird combination skin that can be very dry but also very oily at the same time. Because of this I have a very hard time exfoliating the dead skin off. This is the only product that has ever made that possible with no irritation. I use 3ish times a week and the philosophy cleanser the rest of the time and my skin loves it. I am at that awkward stage at 28 where I am battling the beginning of wrinkles and the end acne but for the past year or so that I've been using this my skin has been very happy in both regards!
Julie from Cleveland, OH
I have sensitive skin so as recommended I only started gradually using this product 1-2 times per week. It left my skin feeling really clean so at first I thought it was great, until I realized that instead of cleansing my impurities it was causing me to breakout worse than ever before after only a few weeks of use (only a handful of times). I usually don't get acne aside from a few small blemishes now and then, but my face is currently covered in painful, embarrassing acne due to this product.
My favorite cleanser!
AngelMar from Costa Mesa CA
I have combination skin and I also suffer from hyperpigmentation do to the sun. I have tried so many cleansers and I always come back to this Glycolic cleanser because it clear my pigment and lives my skin soft and with a nice glow. Try it!
Lizbeth from SD
light weight wash while working up to a foam! amazing foaming cleaner 🥰
Don't feel clen
Pat from MI
I wanted a glycolic cleanser for the summer months when my skin feels congested, but this isn't it.
Yes, I love this product. Your face feels so clean.
Betsy from Spring Hill, Florida
I am impressed with all of the Mario Badescu products. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser works great for cleaning your face. It takes just a little drop to clean your face. I use it 3 times a week and it refresh my face and feels great.
Works with any soap or facial wash.
Georgie from San Francisco
Can not go wrong. This was is a game changer and I mean instantly. I use clinique acne soap and now and then I combine this glycolic wash into my lathered hands and was my entire face. One day a work my friend ask why my skin looked so fresh and clear. I did not realize it was because, I added MB glycolic wash to my routine that day. I now do this twice or three times a week.
Great for uneven skin
Kaitlin from Long Beach, CA
I was really impressed with this face wash. Sometimes I suffer from acne scar and uneven skin texture so I started using this face wash once a week to help with any hyper pigmentation. I like this face wash a lot however I have sensitive skin so that's why I only use this once a week. It's a good face wash just sometimes it can feel a little too rough on my skin and irritate my eyes a little if I use too much. The face wash is really foamy and a little goes a long way!
MarkyJ1985 from Bloomsburg, PA
I was skeptical at first about using this product, but I use it every other day and my skin is immaculate now. The scent is great and subtle - not overwhelming. Get it!!
LuxyLu3 from Wisconsin
This cleanser is amazing. I have always had a bit of hormonal acne & some scarring with it. I've been using this cleanser for about 6 weeks now & my face is softer, smoother & glowing. I only use it 3x a week as advised on the bottle. Wish I had discovered this ages ago!
Gentle ,hydrating cleanser
Kahja from Pulaski ny
I love this cleanser . I have dry ,older ,rosacea skin and this stuff is heavenly . I use it on my neck and arms too because those areas are red sometimes too and it definitely calms my skin down . I absolutely love this cleanser
Melissa from Detroit, MI
Have been using for over a week. Only use every other day. It is drying out my breakouts without stripping my skin completely. Pleased with results.
Wyok from Casper, WY
My face feels nice after I use this product. My only complaint is the chemical smell.
Aduster from Mn
Absolutely love it! Highly recommend it.
Does what it says
SOVIXEN from Texas
Pandemic took its toll on my skin leaving it uneven and heavily scarred. This cleanser works. Period. I use my bottle sparingly. I use it once a week and even use it as a mini mask ( I leave it on as a mask for about 3 minutes then rinse). Smooths out texture. Definitely a staple.
Holy Grail Product!!
A.H. from Orlando, FL
This cleanser is AMAZING. I received a trial size with my order and thought "why not" and after just the first wash - my god. My face looked brighter and healthier than it has in YEARS. I almost don't want to put any makeup on, my skin honestly looks that good. They really hooked me with this trial because I will buy and recommend this forever!
Mandy D. from WA
I purchased this in an MB kit over the holidays, and finally got around to using it one night and felt it was an OK cleanser, although it did make my face feel a bit drier then usual. But the next morning I woke up with a severe red rash all on my neck! Now, I am no newbie to glycolic acid, I've used several GA serums from other companies, and I have never had this bad of a skin reaction before. It took weeks to repair the skin barrier, and I still suffer from dryness. This is just ok for the face, so I will not be repurchasing.
Evee from Duncanville Tx
I went to Ulta looking for a specific cleanser, but they didn't have it so I asked the worker to recommend something similar to it and she recommended this and Im so glad she did!! Within days of use I could already tell the difference in my skin and it made my face look super hydrated!! Definitely recommend and will be buying again!
sarah from illinois
I ordered this by accident. I meant to purchase my 6th bottle of acne cleanser which I love. Great mistake. I like this even more than the other. I've only used maybe 1/4 of the bottle and its already made a huge difference.
Will not buy again
MJ from SC
I used it for two days and my fave broke out in a red, itchy rash all over my cheeks and face. It might now have paired well with my moisturizer (elf holy hydration) but either way that kind of reaction will keep me away from this product for the foreseeable future!