Jan Marini • Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this is the cleanser for me. I will keep using it as long as they make it. Wonderful - reduces blackheds, helps with oilyness, just all around wonderful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This cleanser really is amazing. I have combination skin that is extremely acne prone. This cleanser keeps my skin acne free, soft, glowing, and not dry at all. My skin looks amazing when I use this stuff!! What I do is apply it to dry skin, massage for a good 20 seconds and let it sit for a minute or two. Then I take my wet microfiber cloth to remove the cleanser, and splash my face with water about 15 times. It also removes makeup like a pro!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I had mild to moderate acne and this cleared up my skin 100%. On top of that it made ny skin soft and glowing and also helped alot with hyperpigmentation left from spots. It is expensive but certainly worth it and I find that it lasts a lobg time. Must be used on a dry face as I think the water deactivates the glycolic acid (or something like that) which is the active ingredient.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I used this is conjunction with a bunch of other JM products for a good six months I'd say. I liked it. I guess it worked OK? Or maybe it was all the other stuff I was using. Anyways, then I stopped using it, tried some other stuff like CeraVe, and then tried to incorporate this stuff again. And my skin is not having it. I thought it worked pretty well the first time but I think my skin is thinner or more sensitive now---perhaps as a result of using this and the clarisonic too much---and this just dries out my skin and makes it really angry and red. It is way too harsh for everyday use. And if you read Paula Begoun's review of it, it really is not on your skin long enough to exfoliate but if you do leave it on that long the other ingredients in it (which don't look too friendly---ammonium lauryl sulfate or something? ouch.) will do a number on your skin. I am taking the exfoliating down a notch and throwing this away. I still love the Bioclear Lotion but I think my skin has been overexfoliated by this line so I am going to stick to the Lotion just at nights, and perhaps alternate days or weeks.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Finally I've found my HG cleanser! The Bioglycolic Cleanser was a little "weird" for me at first. You apply it on DRY skin, massage it in and rinse. I now find it works best if I cleanse my skin of all makeup first, dry, massage in the Bioglycolic, let it work for 2 - 5 minutes, then rinse it off with my Clarisonic. It "tingles", so be aware of that. It seemed "itchy" at first, but now I'm used to it. When the "tingling/itchy" sensation dissipates, that's when I wash it off.
My skin definitely feels ultra clean after use, and it looks more radiant. My 21-year-old son ran out of his cleanser & used mine. He now LOVES it, too. It comes in a very basic, plastic, sanitary pump bottle. At $30, it's on the pricey side for a cleanser, but a very little bit goes a long way.
My son and I highly recommend this cleanser!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This cleanser was too harsh for my skin. I would get itchy bumps if I use it everyday.
It does exfoliate the skin nicely if my skin could tolerate it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have oily, acne prone skin that needs a lot of maintenance to prevent pimples. Glycolic acid peels have always worked for me in the past so I was excited to use this.
I tried using this once daily and then after a month, twice daily. I did notice my skin looks fresher after I used it and believed it helped somewhat with the texture of my skin. But for oily skin (acne prone), it didn't work in preventing pimples. I gave it at least 2 months to see if it would change my skin.
While it didn't irritate my skin, it didn't do anything for my pimples. Actually, I had two of the biggest pimples I've had in years a couple weeks into using this. My skin is naturally prone for pimples of this size and have to use certain cleansers to maintain it. So the cleanser twice daily (for over a month) was like not really washing my face at all when it came to my pimples. BUT when used once in the morning (to have fresh, dewier skin) and a Salicylic acid cleanser (for acne) at night. I've been able to fight it off better.
Really, the salicylic cleanser (Neutrogena oil free acne wash) has been keeping my acne at bay but the jan marini cleanser will really help making sure my skin isn't so patchy and dry in the morning. And since the neutrogena really is stripping and drying, the jan marini cleanser is great for keeping my skin more balanced.
One note, benzoyl acid does not work well with glycolic acid. Benzoyl acid can cancel some of the effects of glycolic acid. I am very acne prone and this cleanser is more of a 3.5 star product. I'm still on the search for a better day time cleanser.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Excellent cleanser which I love to use as a mask. Afterwards, I use my clarisonic and my face looks glowing and fresh. Very effective indeed!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this cleanser. It gets everything off my face. Use it once a day with my clarisonic brush. Love how smooth and soft my skin feels after. I really like the whole Marini line of skin care. Quite nice for my aging skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have suffered from minor acne since I was about 13. Now that I am getting older it is more of a textural acne that I can't seem to get rid of. Not huge cystic acne, but tiny skin colored bumps all over my face, some of which turn into larger blemishes (especially around my hormonal period). So I decided to give this Jan Marini product a try after reading most of the reviews. I started using this product about 4 days ago and have begun to break out like crazy. I read the reviews and am assuming I am just going through the purging faze. I am following the directions as stated and am following up the Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser with the accompanying bioglycolic cream. I find it somewhat drying when used in accompaniment with the cream, however, it is nothing a little moisturizer can't fix. I will update in a few weeks to see if it starts to finally clear up and give me that great glowing smooth skin that I have always dreamt of. In the meantime I plan on covering my complaining skin with makeup like I have always done.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I randomly developed really bad acne all over my cheeks and jawline for the first time in my life at the age of 27. I have always had pretty oily skin so was used to the odd spot on my forehead, but had never experienced anything like this before! I managed to get my skin somewhat under control using a combination of Paula's choice clear normalising cleanser and some benzoyle peroxide to spot treat. I was still getting at least two spots in different parts of my face consistently everyday so although my skin was hugely improved, it wasnt completely flawless.
In December 2011 (just after Christmas) I decided to try some Jan Marini products, as I had used the Antioxidant Daily face protectant since I was about 15 and had recently repurchased and was really finding that it was helping my skin. Having not tried much else I consulted a lady who worked at my local spa. I opted for the Bioglycolic cleanser (cream one) and have been using it at least once a day since January. I cannot express how much it has totally transformed my skin. I no longer get ANY spots. Its incredible. My skin is so radiant and clear and I am just so happy that I have found this and stuck with it because we are now at the end of March and I have had consistently good skin for 3 months.
As a result I have started incorporating more of her other products into my regimen and all of them have helped the clarity and radiance of my skin. I am so happy to be turning 30 this year, and that I have the best skin I have ever had. I strongly recommend her stuff :)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Good stuff but I find that it won't remove my sunscreen so I only use it in the morning or after I use another more "sudsy" cleanser first. It is excellent for removing dead skin cells and leaves my skin soft and ready for the other steps.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this cleanser. Although it took about 2 months to see the results but nothing else really ever worked. It does not dry my skin and it really helps with blackheads and large pores. It states on the bottle that it should be used twice a day but I only use it at night before bed and it works like magic. It was stinging just a little bit once I have started using it, but it's a minor sting (well it's acidic). My HG and I will def by it again and again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I love this cleanser! I have used so many other products and nothing helped my cystic acne. This cleanser combined with a couple other Jan Marini products cleared my face up and makes my skin glow! This cleanser doesn't dry my skin and makes my face feel so clean. I read some reviews saying that it can sting and be harsh, but I find it so gentle. It has really helped with blackheads and large pores as well. There are a few things to know about this product before using it.
-Make sure your skin is dry when you apply the cleanser
-Give this product time. It might initially break you out but it is just doing its job by clearing out your pores. I would say that I noticed a dramatic difference in my skin after about 2 months of proper use of this cleanser and the bioglycolic cream.
-Be cautious when buying this on places like Amazon. After my first order of this cleanser and the bioclear cream ran out, I was too cheap to buy it again at full price, so I bought some on Amazon. I noticed that the smell and consistency of the cream was different but I thought that maybe it had something to do with the hot weather during shipping. I noticed that during the couple months of usage, my skin started to look worse and worse. I sat down and compared my old jar with the new one from Amazon and I noticed a couple TINY differences in the packaging (like the missing trademark sign and there was no expiration date on the new jar). Knockoffs can be tricky! Be careful..I would at least recommend to buy the first one directly from the jan marini site just to use as a comparison for future purchases.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this cleanser!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my morning cleanser--I use the Benzyol Peroxide one at night--and I can't love it more! It's gentle and cleans very well. Doesn't leave any sticky or weird residue, my face just feels super soft and smooth afterwards, I have relatively dry cheeks but this doesn't dry them out. I have acne-prone skin and tend to have clogged pores, but I think this has helped me a lot in that aspect.
One thing to look out for is don't use this right after extraction or if you have any wounds on your face, because it will sting! That's expected though, since it has glycolic acid.
I highly recommend this for anyone who's looking for a gentle acne-fighting cleanser.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great product! It works well for my acne prone, but often dry skin. Makes your skin glow with a healthy look and helps diminish breakouts that are caused by clogged pores. A little bit expensive, and has some preservatives I'm not fond of. If it was a little bit more natural I'd give it a 5. But it works really well and doesn't dry out your skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've only used this cleanser for a few days but I love it already. I can feel a bit of a sting, so I know it's doing its job, and my skin feels so smooth and soft. I think it may be tightening my pores a bit, which I badly need. I never would have made the investment if not for the positive reviews here-- it's much more I've ever spent on a cleanser, but I think it's worth it. And I absolutely love the sturdy plastic bottle with pump dispenser. I actually look forward to washing my face now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Love this product!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Thank you so much MUA for rating this so highly! This cleanser is everything you've promised! It is not harsh and does not irritate my skin, and it has changed the texture of my skin by providing just the right amount of daily resurfacing. I'm on my second bottle ($15 on Amazon... lasts for two months!) and am pretty sure this is my new HG cleanser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Writing my first review to say how much I love it. Read about it on these boards and thought I'd give it a try even though it is expensive. My skin immediately cleared up and even though it is prone to dry patches and acne, it solved both these problems, it also lasts for ages. Finished my bottle and kept forgetting to order another one, my skin has immediately turned into a disaster zone. Cannot wait for the new bottle to arrive.