Rated 4.43 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 732 customers Gentle
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!
Gentle and effective
Julie from Oregon
I love Mario Badescu products. This one is gentle and cleanses effectively.
Fabulous glycolic cleanser
Kimberly from Houston, TX
Great product for removing the top layer of oil, dirt, dead skin and everything that traps sebum.
Miracle for a good price from California
I had started to break out really bad when I turned 30 idk why but I purchased this because of some discoloration I had from breakouts like dark marks where I had a pimple and such and also for the acne and it cleared my skin right up while also lightening those spots is as if they were never there ! If you have sensitive skin use as the bottle says but this has turned into a daily cleanser for me ... says to only use 2-3 times a week ... my skin has adjusted to it but the first couple weeks I used it did make my face feel a bit dry so use a good moisturizer after however today when I use it doesn't have that effect on my skin anymore ... a little goes a lonnnngggg way I have had the bottle I had since July and I'm barely purchasing my second bottle today in January ....
Iim loving it in my routine
Rese from Pasadena, Md
Little goes a very long way to deep cleans your skin for a glowing finish. I love that it leaves my face clean, smooth and smoothed my lines on my forehead and eyes.
You glow girl!
Cvrgurl from Richmond, VA
I didn't expect much from this, I can't even remember why I bought it. It seemed normal. A little goes a long way. Lathers great. Then suddenly I noticed my skin seems sooo much brighter, nice healthy glow. Youthful. I feel pretty and confident with makeup even. I was like wait, is this the cleanser! Only thing new I've added. So I recommend! Only con is that it's not really gentle and will burn the heck out of your eyes and nose (be careful). I use it with my foreo. It can get drying even for oily skin like mine but no issue just switch to using it once a day or a few times a week. Moisturize and Defn use sunscreen!
Good, not great
Bailey A from New Braunfels, TX
My skin: when I wake up, it's super oily. Like feels like a mask oily, but once I wash, my skin is DRY. It always has been this way no matter what cleanser I use. I don't have "real" acne, no pimples or zits and such, but I do have large pores and lots of built up gunk in my nose and surrounding area. Not blackheads, just that almost-clear oil buildup. This cleanser made my face feel clean, but changed nothing of the above skin issues. I had the travel size, and it lasted 3 months, which is good. Probably wouldn't buy again, but it wasn't necessarily bad.
Hien_nessy from MS
I loved using this cleanser! I felt like it was doing a great job of cleaning my face after a long day. Highly recommend this product! I loved using it in the shower.
Would definitely buy it again
Ariel from Los Angeles
My face feels clean after I use it. And smells healthy
Got rid of my zits !! And I was Skeptical
Angela from Colorado
A little bit will go along way! Plus it is very potent so keep away from eyes (as always)
Chiguagua from West Valley Ut
It said got all types of skin, but on sensitive skin no good. It dry my skin I only use it for two days.
Mel from Rockaway, NJ
I LOVE this product. Its the only one from Mario Badescu that ive repurchased. This does wonders for my skin. It lightly exfoliates and takes care of dirt and oil so well. If i have extra dandruff, i ocassionally use on my scalp too. DO NOT use everyday, follow recommendations on the bottle.
Destroyed my pregnancy acne
Cassie from OH
Ever since getting pregnant my back has reverted to teenage girl status. I have so much bacne and oil a pizza would hit on me. I tried everything and found this in a free sample i received and within two days I had noticable results and within a week my back was almost completely clear. Definitely buying more!!
Use with glycolic toner
Christie from Jacksonville FL
I wrote a similar review for the glycolic toner as I use these hand in hand. I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts from makeup, etc but this helps keep it at bay and I've noticed a noticeable difference in skin balance and tone. I will use this again and again.