Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for oily skin
My struggle with acne began when I became an adult! As a teenager a got a few pimples mostly around the time of the month but as an adult my acne has been on full force, I have acne prone, oily and sensitive skin. I have tried everything! I visited numerous dermatologists who have prescribed antibiotics, epiduo, benzol peroxide creams, sulfur face wash, salicylic acid face wash. I have also tried face peels, proactiv, murad, Neutrogena, clean and clear, clarisonic products. Out of everything I've tried, antibiotics was the only thing that gave me true results, but you can't be on it past 3 months. The last visit to a dermatologists he suggested I try Accutane, but after reading all the short term and long term possible side effects there is no way I would try it. I believe my acne is due to genetics..I clean my phone often, I change my pillowcase 3x week, I don't pick on my face, don't eat junk food, yet I still get acne. A friend suggested I use the clarisonic to help with my acne and that was a big mistake, DO NOT use the clarisonic if you have sensitive skin. I bought the delicate brush thinking it might not irritate my skin but I was wrong, I kept breaking out every time I would use it.
After weeks upon weeks of research I ran into Mario Badescu products. For the past 2 months I have been using the MB acne facial cleanser, (glycolic foaming cleanser 2x week), special cucumber lotion (toner), and the Neutrogena rapid clear acne defense lotion. I wash my face morning and night and have seen a 75% improvement on my acne, blemishes and overall brightness of my skin. I still get pimples but not as many (maybe 1-2 a week and not as big). Recently I bought the cucumber cleansing lotion to alternate with the special cucumber lotion. I recommend these products to everyone; I've seen the results. Now I'm searching for a good face mask to speed up the blemishes.
Most Helpful Critical Review Wouldn't purchase again
I've always wanted to try MB products, and I bought the Cucumber Lotion during one of Ulta's sales. I have very oily and cystic acne prone skin and I had been using Thayer's Witch Hazel (Rose). After receiving, I went about my normal skin care routine: cleanse, tone, spot treatment, spf moisturizer/night moisturizer. I used the Cucumber Lotion once in the AM and once in the PM. I was surprised after one day of use, my skin was really dry and really red and patchy, kind of like a rash breakout. I realized that this product had alcohol in it and I hadn't had this experience with the Thayer's.
Now, I just use the Cucumber Lotion once a day before bed and moisturizer after, since I bought it and I don't want to waste it. As long as I use it just once, I don't have any of the negative side effects mentioned. It does dry up existing pimples, leaving the skin around kind of flaky and definitely leaves that astringent feeling on my face (prior to moisturizing). Will be going back to alcohol free Thayer's.
Reviewed by 219 customers Swear by it!
Hien_nessy from MS
I love using this product after I cleanse my face. It's the extra step towards feeling clean and refreshed! It's super light and the smell isn't overpowering. A little bit goes a long way with this product.
Holy Grail Product!
SFlorida from Florida
Absolutely LOVE this toner it's amazing! I have really oily skin that's very very sensitive and I've tried so many toners that leave my skin feeling dry, tight, or that leave my skin feeling stripped and hurting and this product is nothing like that it's absolutely amazing and a skin care product I absolutely cannot substitute or go without. I wear a full face of makeup 5x a week for 10 hours a day for work and even though I wash my face really well my skin never really felt clean until I tried this toner. Not only does it leave your skin feeling smooth and soft and hydrated but it also helps clean the skin of any makeup that's left and oils on the skin so my skin always feels so clean after using it. I apply it morning and night and I cannot go without it, works wonders on the skin it's absolutely an amazing product I highly recommend!
My holy grail toner!!
JessB from Pennsylvania
This toner has hands down changed my life. I happened to catch a salesperson from Mario Badescu in store one day while shopping. I described to her how I had these big pimple-like bumps on my face that I couldn't clear up, no matter how much I washed my face or applied pimple cream. She suggested this and within a week my skin cleared up completely!! It keeps me breakout free (except around certain times of month) and I like the cooling sensation I get on my face after using. 10/10 will continue buying forever.
Liz from New York
This stuff is where it's at! I've only been using this for a few days and already notice a difference in the redness on my face from acne scars. When I use it in the morning it helps control sebum and oil production, leaving me more matte but still glowy; it's just a lovely finish! I add a little bit to a cotton pad and gently apply it to my skin at night and in the morning.
My go to toner!
Britt from Arkansas
Will never buy a different toner ever again!
Jlee from Atlanta
Great for oily skin. This junk really is where it's at man
New product for me
Sam from Illinois
This is my 1st time trying this one. I usually use the Aloe Vera toner because it doesn't have alcohol. But my skin was still breaking out so I decided to give this a try. It's only been a week, so not sure on the effectiveness. Smells good though
Really like this product
Ksal from Kansas City, KS
I really like this product, my face and skin feels so clean and refreshed after using it.
Laura from Texas
Very nice and gentle on the face.
Jen from Clarksville TN
A staple In face routine rotation
Nicole from Livonia Michigan
This stuff works great
I want to give this no stars
Birdy from New york
This is terrible. If smells like my grandmas perfume x10. It sucks.
Great summer time product
JC from North Carolina
Use this mainly in the summertime. It helps with oil and breakouts but gentle enough that it does not dry out skin.
New favorite product!
KO from New Jersey
I think the smell is very light and nice. I'm typically sensitive to strong smells but I don't smell any alcohol at all - then again I only use a small amount, I don't soak a whole cotton ball. With that said, it's been wonders for my skin! I've noticed smaller pores, skin is clean, clear, and soft. I really enjoy it and will definitely keep buying it.
This cleared my acne!
Reilly from Kyle, TX
I totally believe this ONE toner cleared my acne. I notice a difference when I don't use it. This product made me understand the importance of toners and having a skincare routine to follow. It smells light and pleasant. No harsh stinging like with most toners. This is very mild and calming, which is saying a lot because I have red, sensitive skin which easily breaks out.
too scared to use it
Madoe from Asheville, NC
perfume. perfume, perfume. this stuff is like using a bottle of perfume on your face. The fragrance was so strong and it didn't do anything for my face.
Lex from Flint
Leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Toni from Herman, California
I'm going through menopause and I wanted something to help cool me down in the mornings and help with my skin that is also going through changes. I need somethng that would not dry my skin!!! I found it this this product.
Hartlee from IN
Does not try out your skin! Makes acne manageable and for the most part clear.
perfect for blemishes
karla from San Diego, California
I use this product after cleansing with my "Acne Facial Cleanser" and it does an amazing job with oils and any blemishes I have.
I love this stuff so so much will be repurchasing
Alonna from Moscow id
It's super hydrating
Breana Hicks from Spokane, WA
I use this and the seaweed cleansing soap and it got rid of my acne super fast and I've been using it ever since.
Meli from New York
I use this every morning after washing my face it is a very good non-irritating toner and keeps my oily skin under control.
Nice smell but very drying.
RebeccaAnn from Kansas City
It smells really nice and I enjoyed that! However, it made my entire face SUPER dry. I was told it was good for acne-prone skin but it just turned into a dry skin mess. :(
Kristen Marie from New York
I have never ever reviewed another skincare product until now. I bought this after reading several reviews for various astringents. My skin is very sensitive and I suffer with random breakouts. I have spent forever trying to find the perfect product for my skin. This stuff is a miracle!! I wash my face with a cleanser and I apply this morning & night with a cotton ball. It does not smell strong like other astringents at all. It feels so refreshing on your skin. I also use Mario badescu facial spray right after. The perfect combo!! Worth.every.penny.