I wanted to love this product since I'm a big mario badescu fan but the glycolic irritated my skin and made it feel tingly and tight. Not for sensitive skin
I LOVE THIS TONER!
I've only used it once and my skin has this unbelievable glow and feels softer then it has in a long time, it stings a little on my blemishes but I always think that's good because it's working. Will be updating later!
UPDATE This is my holy grail of toners and I've tried everything, even the famous pixi glow tonic which didn't impress me as much as this one. I didn't know how I much I loved it until I stopped using it, my skin looked dry not not as healthy when I put makeup on. Now when I use this toner foundation look flawless and makes you truly glow.
THE BEST TONER EVER.
I looovveeee this toner! I like that it has very few ingredients and the ones that it does have are simple and I actually know what they are. The first time I used this I noticed immediate results! After it dried on my face my face felt so soft and smooth 10 mintues later! I couldn't stop touching my face. The next morning I woke up and it was even smoother and a couple little blemishes I had were nearly gone and my pores actually appeared smaller (which I didn't believe could happen after trying many products that claim to do so) I have tried other glycolic products in the past that made me feel dry of flaky. This one did not at all! I never usually use a toner because they typically make my skin feel so dry at tight
(probably because most have a lot of alcohol in them.)I have been using for about a week now and I am very pleased with the results! I have been using it once a day at night but eventually I will start using it morning and night.
I do not love the packaging but this product is AWESOME! It does not replace a exfoliating in my regimen, it makes my skin glow and feel soooo soft
I love this toner. I have been using it for months and have repurchased. In combination with benzoyl peroxide acne cream this has helped to unclog my pores. After two months of use I noticed It has also helped with the slight fading of hyper pigmentation caused by acne. I only use it at night and it doesn't dry my skin out like most toners. My only gripe is I wish the bottle came with a spray nozzle.
Bought this on a flash sale on hautelook so I most definitely got my money's worth. I've been using tretinoin for ~9 months now - got bumped from the .025% strength to the .05% (cream base) strength a few months ago. My skin is clear now, with some minimal scarring, but I still use the .05% strength for maintenance. However, it's been much tougher adjusting to the .05%. My skin still peels heavily from time to time, and becomes ruddy.
On days where I need some form of treatment but am taking a break from retin-A, i use this toner. It's exfoliating enough that it gets my skin smooth, but doesn't irritate it whatsoever. It brightens my skin and leaves it ready to take in whatever moisturizer or serum I'm using as a follow-up. Crucial part of my skincare arsenal!
This stuff is AMAZING!!! i've been using it for 1 month now and my face has cleared up! I have normal skin, not acne prone but prone to white and black heads especially my forehead. These yuckkyy stuff made my face dull and uneven so I want to find something that would clear it and this is it! It only has 4 natural ingredients so you will never breakout on this. This is not drying at all, it's really moisturizing for me. I use it twice a day with enzyme cleansing gel and this is my only routine everyday and my face is dewy everytime I wake up :) Now, I only have 2 dots left on my forehead and slolwy fading. And, no more black heads popping out, no more dull skin and skintone is almost even. Also, I stopped using creams including tinted moisturizers. I believe these are the culprit. Instead, I let my skin breathe and converted to Alima Pure with only 4 ingredients. Now my skin is close to what it was before, clear and smooth. Thank you mario badescu!
I bought two MB products from Ulta, this being one of them, and after using them for two days, went back to Ulta and bought five more MB products! I really like this toner. The ingredients are simple and understandable, which is fantastic, and I don't feel like it stings/itches too much when I use it. I can use it daily because I don't think it's drying me out, which is also nice, and I've noticed that my skin is healing up very nicely and looks like it's glowing (: I'll update if I find anything different!
I think I've been using this long enough that I can write an honest review on it. First of all, I don't recommend this to you oily ladies like myself. It will make you oily not long after application. The first time I used this it burned like the dickens, but then my face sort of got used to it and now unless I scrub the pad around on my skin, it doesn't burn. My husband who doesn't have sensitive skin had the same firey result.
Anyway, I honestly have noticed that my skin does look a little more fresh and even toned. It also heals blemishes relatively well, but I REALLY don't recommend that you used this on open zits.
This would be a 5 if it didn't make my skin so oily. Then again, it's recommended for dry skin so I guess I should've known.
I wouldn't repurchase. I think I'll try the alternative one for oily skin after I use this up.
EDIT: I've begun lessening my usage of this and feel like it actually works better when used sparingly, as needed. It really evens skin tone and helps get rid of acne scaring. Overally, as I said previously, I think I'll purchase the MB Glycolic toner for oily skin next time, but this is still pretty good!
I'm a PPP with rosacea and acne, PIH marks and dry, sensitive skin.
I bought this along with the Mario Badescu Enzyme Gel Cleanser after reading the glowing reviews here on Makeup Alley praising the use of the two products together...and let me tell you, those reviews do not lie.
I have used Retin-A along with several different kinds of chemical peels in the past, so I believe that I have toughened my skin up enough to handle acids very well. When I use this toner, I don't feel a burn at all...it is a very low percentage of glycolic acid, low enough that I was skeptical that it would have any effect on my skin. However, it turns out this skepticism was misguided. I've been using this toner twice a day after cleansing with the Enzyme Gel, and my skin has never been so smooth, even and...dare I say it? glowy. I have a glow. I'd say that my PIH marks have faded at least 20%, and I've only been using this for three weeks as of now. I actually started using this right before I came down with a bad sinus infection, and kept using it during, so even though I feel like death, I actually ended up looking better.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Just make sure you don't use it twice a day like me unless you're used to using acids on your face.