I am in love with this product. I initially recieved a trial size that lasted months, so the bigger size will last for quite some time. It tingled on its first use, but after that was really refreshing. I alternate between this and an exfoliator once a fay followed by toner and moisturizer and my skin looks and feels amazing. I'm introducing other products gradually to improve my glow.
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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser Review
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of Glycolic Acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with Herbal Extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2-3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs.
Pack Size 6 oz.
Availability Apotheka Boutique, Selected Retailers
I think this product is definitely worth a try as all skin types are different. I was using it 2 - 3 times a week but found it dried my skin out so cut back to once a week but still my skin remained dry so it isn’t suitable for me, I’ll be returning to my facial scrub. It’s value for money being a good size bottle and a little goes along way so it’ll last for months. It foams well but you need to be careful to keep it away from your eyes.
Another one of my holy grails. I love this brand and such value for money. I originally recieved a free sample from mecca and love it so much I went out and bought it for myself. This keeps my skin from dryer out, feeling flaking and keep it turning over. Make sure to use SPF as it can make skin sensitive. Have found it has especially helped with my fine lines and skin tone
Tips: This is strong so stick to the 2 to 3 times a week recommended on bottle or you might irritate the skin. Try their glycolic eye cream to go with this - wouldn't be without it.
I purchased this cleanser to help my acne prone skin and to help improve the texture of my skin. For those who haven't dabbled in chemical exfoliation this is a great gentle way in which to do it. Unlike using a glycolic serum which stays on the skin this cleanser is only on your skin for a short amount of time thereby being less likely to cause irritation if you are new to actives. Likewise because its not staying on your skin you are not going to see the same benefits as having a higher concentration glycolic acid serum left on your skin as part of your skincare routine. For this reason I probably wouldn't repurchase given that I'm used to actives and my skin can tolerate a more aggressive chemical exfoliation.
Tips: Let it sit on your skin for a minute or so while cleansing to help it do it's thing. By all means keep this out of your eyes (I speak from experience, ouch!)
I received a small bottle of this cleanser as part of a Mecca Beauty Loop box. I'm a fan of other products by Mario Badescu, and I've recently been getting into more AHA/Glycolic products, so I was excited to try this out. I find Mario Badescu to be affordable compared to other high end brands. I'm not much of a cleanser person (even though I probably should be!) so I like that it recommends that you only use it 2-3 times a week.
It is mildly scented and foams nicely. It feels very soft and gentle on my face and post use, my complexion does look more even and bright. I find that it if I have any dry flaky skin on my face, it doesn't really get rid of it, so I tend to alternate using this with using a fine gritty scrub like Goldfaden MD's Doctors Scrub.
Bought it as part of an Anti-Ageing Regimen kit. I find this not as strong as a previous Glycolic Acid cleanser which I have to say I liked more. This cleanser however clean ny skin and after a week of using it I can dedinitely see a difference and does not dry out my skin too much. It has a nice clean smell and you really only need a little as a little goes a long way. I use this as my every day cleanser and in the first week I have found though that it did cause a little break out, but that cleared up and I found that the discolouration spots on my skin are lighter end my skin smoother and brighter for sure
Tips: Only use a little bit. Use with the Glycolic Toner as well
I personally really enjoy using this. I use it after I have taken off my makeup, and find that it helps to really clean my skin, and remove the makeup residues that remover leaves behind. It foams up quite nicely, and a pea-sized amount is plenty enough to clean my face. I think this product is a good value for money and will last a while.
I use this 1-2 times per week, to try and avoid drying my skin out too much. I do notice that it dries my skin out a bit, so I would definitely recommend applying serum and/or a good moisturiser right after using it. When I do this, I wake up with my skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Overall, I think this is great for someone with combination skin and/or mild acne like me. I probably wouldn't recommend it to someone who already suffers from dry skin as it may make that problem worse.
I got a small bottle of this glycolic cleanser to try from Mecca. This really thick, clear yellowish cleanser foams up and lathers really well onto the face. A little really goes a long way. The scent is one of those typical clean gel scents that either you like or you don’t.
I guess from the amount of make up we apply onto our skin everyday.. it would be difficult to remove all the residue completely. So this product would be quite useful in this case.
My skin wasn’t stripped off that badly afterwards. My face felt clean and purified with a touch of softness. But due to my dry skin, i think using it once a week would be enough so my face won’t dry out too much, especially the tip of my nose which can get a bit pink and flaky.
A little goes a way, so this bottle would probably stay in my bathroom cabinet and last for years. hahahahaha =D.
Overall, this product didn’t really appeal to me. Those with oily skin would probably enjoy this more.
I recently bought this after breaking out in really bad with closed comedones all over my face, first I tried “acne” products nothing was working and It was just getting worse. After some research I decided to try this Glycolic acid wash along with the the glycolic acid toner by Mario as well, within a week the majority of the bumps on my face were gone and the big ones were half the size. This stuff gave me my confidence back and my skin has never looked better. It did dry my very oily skin out but I use an oil afterwards to combat that.
Tips: Even if your skin is oily this may dry your skin out a little bit so have a good moisturiser ready. If you have acne I highly recommend this along with the toner to clean out your pores it cleared up my face full of acne and is keeping them away
Amazing cleanser, skin feels super clean. Use in the shower, quick and easy and not drying on the skin. Bottle goes a long way, great value for money.
Tips: Only need a small pea size amount