Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Must-try for acne-prone skin, love it!!
I've had acne problems for years and years and nothing has ever helped clear my face better than this toner. I had some cystic acne and regular breakouts and my dermatologist recommended I get on a prescription medication that had a lot of side effects. I'm so glad now that I'm not taking any intense prescription medication because after I started using this there is no need for it. This cleared my face so well in a really short period of time. I haven't broken out since I started using this product and it makes my skin look much better. I use it in combination with a Neutrogena face wash with salicylic acid and two prescription topical acne medications in the morning and night as recommended by my dermatologist. I highly recommend trying this before taking on more risky measures. I also bought my first bottle in January and have been using it every day since then and it is only halfway gone. Awesome product and I love it!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Sticky & Fragrant
I give 1 star by default, second star is for marketing/consumability. Did this product make me want to buy/use it, yes. The third star is for effect vs claim. I gave the star because it has appeared to cleanse my skin while retaining a "moisture barrier" (more on that in a sec). The fourth star is for feel/usability, how do that feel and is it easily able to find its way into my daily regimen? No. In short, it leaves a film that as other reviewers have put it, feel like your face grabs onto anything and everything that touches it. This does eventually subside by about 75% but it takes about 10 minutes to get there. Once you're at that stage, you're left with a smooth yet tacky surface of skin. Given that it's astringent, you don't want to mix your moisturizers with this, it'd eat them right up, yuck. Gonna have to wait. Considering a return, as I simply don't have 15 minutes every morning to dedicate to a product because it needs its sweet time to do a tiny job. For the record, the rose water spray gives me this same "sticky film" so it may be that. Last star is for ingredients. While I enjoy nice scent in my life, I don't very much enjoy the effect that the fragrance in Badescu's most popular products. They've left out any alcohol from this product, so my non-professional opinion is that these fragrances have nothing to evaporate them and are leaving behind the worst parts. Alcohol helps bind the scent to skin and then evaporates rather quickly, while the fragrance (broken down at this stage) slowly decomposes on the skin. While this one has potentially to be a great item, the fragrance, dyes, and the idea of having to dedicate my time to a needy product all just makes me want to trade it in for something else.
PS, not sure why this listing says "online only" as it was clearly on the main display in my local ulta, along with the lavender toner as well.
Reviewed by 136 customers Go-to toner!
Anonymous Bear from Oregon
I love this toner! I typically use this one in the morning and the lavender one at night. It's a good value for the price (and seems to be on sale often) and there is a floral scent similar to their rosewater facial spray. In my opinion the lavender one has a more mellow smell, so if you're sensitive to smells I'd recommend that one instead.
Sarah R. from NC
Definitely my go to toner!
Latinbeauty from Riverside
It gave a burning feeling… good cleanser but painful so no worth it for me.
Can't believe how well this works
tori from Baltimore
this toner removes so much grime I didn't know my cleanser was leaving behind. and the price point is very reasonable.
Rosebud98 from Oklahoma
Leaves my face feeling amazing! Don't forget to apply your moisturizer after!
Love, love, love!!!
Jae from Oregon
I love this product! For years I have been using Thayer's rose toner, but not anymore. This is the best toner I've ever used and the rose scent is so relaxing and beautiful.
Aria from Boise
This stuff feels like alcohol and fragrance diluted by water. Not for sensitive skin, it made mine burn when I put on any moisturizer.
My Go-To Toner
Jacee from Washington, IA
This product has been a staple of mine in my daily skincare routine. No matter what time of the year, it's always included. It feels so nice on my skin even when it's dry.
Skin so smoooooooth! Read me if you have oily skin!
Emmy from Nashville, TN
Read me if you have oily skin!
I use this twice a day after Mario's enzyme gel cleanser, apply Clinique serum (clear gel with the purple pump for wrinkles and fine lines, their new product. Can't remember the name, sorry! ), top with Bioderma "mat control" pore refiner mixed with Bioderma "mat control" mattifying moisturizer. I'm *almost* 29 with oily T zone and pore issues, this regimen has been WONDERFUL after just FOUR DAYS. My skin stays clear, sans oily t-zone, all day in summer heat. Dermstore has a fabulous tinted sunscreen that makes my skin a mattified porcelain dream! I have struggled for years with acne, now I'm just tightening my fine lines and oily skin.
Con: This toner makes my skin smell like a 90 year old granny's perfume.
Pro: This toner makes my skin as soft as a 9 month old baby :)
One of my fav products ever
R from Wisconsin
I've used this product for months and will continue using it. It's the best.
Cleanse very nicely
Alex from Michigan
At first I didn't know about this product! After my first use it gave the refresher that my face never got with other products that I have used in the past and I can't do my skin care routine with out this toner. I would not use any other toner and it does the job for my skin I recommend that others try.
It's good, but...
darlingkt from North Carolina
It's good, definitely my favorite of the Mario Badescu toners I've bought, but I won't be buying it again. As I learn more about skincare (only started taking it seriously a few months ago), the high levels of alcohol and fragrance in this product concern me; I have sensitive rosacea prone skin, and those things will irritate rosacea! The primary ingredient is water. I feel like I waste a lot of product because it's so watery; I have to use a lot to feel like I actually used any. If you want to stick with this brand, I recommend this for a toner on combo oily & dry skin, but I'm going to be looking at other brands for ingredients better for me personally.
Not for me
Loves roses from New Hampshire
I used this for a while because I loved the scent and it felt so calming. However, when I started learning more about skincare and that witch hazel as well as toners with alcohol can be drying, I stopped using this for a few days and my face has been way less dry and I've even seen a noticeable reduction in redness. So it turns out this was actually hurting my skin. But everyone's skin is different so those with oily skin might have different results.
DO NOT USE
product review. from USA
This is literally fragrance with alcohol diluted with water. Zero benefit and can actually be irritating. A ridiculous product hyped up with marketing. No no nooo
Lulu from New Jersey
Use morning and night
Cleanse out the dirt right away
Michaela from Fairfield ca
First toner I have ever used and it cleaned my pores right away showed what my wash couldn't clean
My favorite Toner
dandksmommy from Fair Oaks, CA
I absolutely love this toner. It's rise fragrance is absolutely beautiful, yet not too strong for those of you with sensitive smell. I have tried many toner including $40 brands to $5 bottles and this by far is my favorite. It is very gentle yet effective on my dry fall/winter skin.
Amazing for dry skin!
Colleen from Augusta GA
This stuff is great if you have sensitive skin, acne or any type of skin problems.
Anita from Albuquerque, NM
Use after cleansing, and in the morning. Takes care of my middle-age, oily skin--but is gentle and non-drying.
Em from Howell, NJ
It's smells good and is very softening. Removes makeup I didn't even see that was left over.
Ashlee from Texas
I use this on a cotton pad after I cleanse and let dry before I moisturize. The scent is pleasant, BUT the main reason this is the best is it leaves your face feeling so cold and refreshing! FEELS AMAZING!
Pleasing Fragrance, and a blast of refreshing
Jessica from Connecticut
This is my normal toner I will use daily, it has such a beautiful scent and leaves your face feeling very refreshed
Refreshing with an Light Fragrance
LIttle Bo Peep from CA
Toner was not harsh, skin felt refreshed and soft after using it. Light rose fragrance is not at all a heavy perfume fragrance, just nice and fresh.
Gentle and effective! Great fragrance
Ck1221 from Austin
I have used Mario products for over a year. I have tried 3 different types of his toners. This is my favorite
Not for my skin type
Nicole from CA
I have acne and scars. This product says it helps with blemish and but it actually made my face burn and my acne worse.