Rated 4.29 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 120 customers 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.
Robyn from Wisconsin
I use it as a toner. After I have a clean face, I take a cotton ball and squeeze some on and use it so over my face. I let it dry before I put on my moisturizer. Great product!
It didn't work for me
Lisa V from California
I only used it twice, but it made my skin oily and sticky. I think this product is designed for super dry skin.
Love this product
perfect toner from FLORIDA
this product leaves your skin feel rejuvenated afyer a nice cleansing.
had to return
Julia from West Virginia
the only good thing about this toner is the smell. tried it once in the evening after doing my normal face wash routine, it didnt give me the refreshed feeling that you expect from a toner. shortly afterwards made me so oily it was unbelievable. i couldn't even make myself give it a second chance.
Effective yet gentle.
EBN from MIAMI
This product is super gentle and can be used day and night. This is my new go to.
Moisturizing and Prevents Full-on Breakouts!!
Madi from Alabama
I love this toner! I have dry skin, and I get little breakouts here and there—this product hydrates my skin and keeps my breakouts at bay! I apply this toner every night and every morning; sometimes I'll even do it midday if I have any spots that are starting to appear. My only con is that the bottle top is a squirt bottle, and I find that I end up squirting too much product onto a cotton ball...so, my solution is to just screw off the top and turn the bottle over to quickly moisten a cotton ball—it's a quick fix. I love this product overall!
Reason for my breakouts from Washington
After about a week of using I noticed small breakouts around my face . I continued using and they continued to become worse. After I stopped using this product my face started to clear again . Because of this I ruled that the toner is the reason for my breakout . The only perk I see is the fragrance but that's also really strong .
Beautiful scent, great all around toner
Sarah from Nebraska
I have combination skin and this helps to even everything out. It has cut down on my breakouts and evened out my skin tone. Easy to apply (I pat it on with my hands instead of using a cotton pad), great price, and a really beautiful light scent.
Amazing smell, horrible breakouts
Lili from CA
At first using this, I was in LOVE with the feel and smell, and thought I had found a gem for my oily skin. However after having break outs for about 2 weeks (I rarely get bad pimples), I realized this was the cause. As soon as stopped using my skin cleared up and has been back to normal since! Steer clear of this heavily perfumed formula.
has become my usual toner
monisha from florida
I've been wanting to switch to more high quality products and I recently ran out of toner and tried Mario Badescu. I love this toner and how it makes my skin feel. I just bought two more bottles cos I started running out of the first one so soon
Weird black substance appearing at bottom of bottle
Nicole from Wells, Maine
I wish I could pose this as a question rather than a review, but I use and rotate regularly between 3 or 4 different MB toners. I've had no issue with them except for the witch hazel & rose water one. I've begun to notice that when I don't use it for a little while (let me note, it states on the bottle it has a 24 month shelf life once opened and it is stored at the proper temperature along with all my other ones that I've had no issues with) it develops some sort of black cloudy growth at the bottom, which dissipates when shaken but reappears again days later. Is this a normal occurrence for certain ingredients to turn black and settle towards the bottom of the bottle? Or is it caused by mold/bacteria?? I only apply it directly to cotton and close the cap ALWAYS and I never put my hands or anything inside the bottle for any reason. I purchased a new one and months later, the same thing happened. I need answers lol
Great if you like a toner that drys your skin out
Sunny from Lubbock Texas
This toner dries your skin out like crazy! I feel very rushed to put my moisturizer and serum after putting this toner that just feels like scented rubbing alcohol on my face. The only two good things I have to say about this product is that it feels cooling on your face and that if smelled from afar it smells like rose petals which is a scent I enjoy.
Super refreshing and clean scent
Ms Picky from Alta loma
I wash my face with my cleanser , then add this toner , then add my serum or face cream. Let toner dry a tad prior to adding ur serum/face cream. I also use this one particular in a spraying bottle as a facial spray versus the the other ones Mario carries. They are all good, but this one is my fav💕
Ingredients bad for your skin
Bad ingredients from Foley, AL
Contains lots of fragrance and alcohol, like putting perfume on your face. Don't recommend.
nicole from n
idk if it's just me but i just bought this and i've used it three times and each time , it made my face swell and super red and itchy. and i don't even have sensitive skin and have never had a problem like this before.
Seems to help
sarah from Colorado
I have oily/combination skin and have been struggling with bad breakouts again, but I changed my face wash and added this to my routine and my acne has gotten better. It's still not completely gone but my cystic acne has gone away and I feel it's a large part because of this. You can actually see the leftover dirt it's taking off on the cotton ball, but again it has not made a huge change in my acne.