Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion


67 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


Deionized Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel, Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate), Seamollient (Algae Extract).

on 8/5/2015 3:58:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've always loved Mario Badescu products, especially the Strawberry moisturizer, Silver Powder, and Drying lotion! This toner is my HG after wash facial cleanser! I previously used Clean and Clear astringent and Clinique clarifying lotion 2, and the acne solutions one. So far, this is the only toner that doesn't make my skin feel dry and tight. I have very acne prone, oily skin, and normally (all oily girls know the struggle) I wake up with a nice oily film all over my entire face, well not anymore! at $13 a bottle I will buy time and time again until I die.

on 5/21/2014 3:17:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this! I have been using this as my daily toner for years. It never leaves my skin feeling dry and is refreshing. I use it with the seaweed cleansing soap and I always get compliments on my skin.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am using this with the seaweed soap in the am. For pms, I use the special cucumber lotion. My skin is the clearest it has been in a very long time!! I will continue to use these products for the rest of my life for fear that if I stopped, I would break out again! :)

on 2/24/2014 4:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't know if I fully understand what toner does, but my aesthetician recommended this to me at the MB spa to use around my nose where I get blackheads during the summer months (NYC gets really dirty in the summer). I thought the price for a large bottle was pretty reasonable, so I began using this nightly after washing my face. I like it because it makes me feel like I've fully gotten all the dirt off of my face, and isn't drying. I use it less in the winter months, but will definitely break it out again when the weather warms us.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/18/2014 3:58:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I would keep on using this till MB stops this product which they won't because it sells, and this toner rocks.

Wonderful smell, good cleansing power and totally not drying. It doesn't have alcohol yet it disinfects my sensitive skin without drying it out. Amazing.

I'm using the 16oz bottle though, this will probably last me a long while before I get another 16oz. :)

on 10/13/2013 7:32:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have used this since 2005. It brought my skin out of a post baby hormonal funk, soothed it through sub zero winters, refreshed it during 100 degree summers, moistened it every day before applying my SPF and makeup, and as 40 now is just months away, it still gives me that glow every night when I wash off the day's damage. I use this (also since 2005) with Mario Badescu's Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Seaweed Night Cream. After using these at night, my face feels like I am as fresh faced as I was back in college and didn't even wear makeup. Some days I can't wait for that feeling of pulling my hair up, washing with this and seeing that fresh reflection. It makes me feel younger I guess. Even when I strayed from the Enzyme Cleansing Gel for a bit, I always, always used the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion. BTW, it is considered a toner. I always use it after washing my face to pick up an remaining residue or makeup that may be lingering in a missed spot before applying the Night Cream or anti-aging products. I am so glad Ulta is carrying this line now too, it makes it so much easier to stock up.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 10/13/2013 2:49:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

Oh my, do I love this stuff! I got a sample size of it. I thought it sounded like such a strange thing. Seriously, seaweed? But oh yes, it's wonderful. I bought a full sized bottle right away. I don't use toner. I have tried many over the years, and no matter what kind I tried, even if it said it was for sensitive skin, it was always too harsh or drying. But there is absolutely no irritation with this. I use Retin-A, and that makes me pretty sensitive, and this does sting, burn or dry me out. It feels so nice, actually feels like it's hydrating my skin.

I also am shocked to see what is on the cotton pad after I use it. I have tried it after several different cleansers, and the cotton pad always comes away dirty with this toner, and I always felt like my skin was so clean before.

It has a pleasant,mild odor to it. It doesn't leave a film or anything. I just can't say enough good about it. I think it is making my skin look better day by day.

I paid $15 for an 8 oz bottle, and I feel that is pretty reasonable. Worth every penny.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 8/18/2013 12:36:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have used a thousand toners. I have even tried the cucumber toner of MB. But I just was not satisfied enough. I decided to give this a try and literally after one use, I saw a difference in my skin over night. I have combination and sensitive skin, more on the dry side, and it was perfect for me. I use it after the enzyme cleansing gel and before the aha/ceramide moisturizer. I swear by MB products. Nothing has ever worked better-even products I bought at my dermatologists office!

on 6/17/2013 9:01:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this toner. I was using the glycolic acid toner, and while I do love that toner, sometimes the fumes stung my eyes, but I switched to the seaweed toner because I figured the witch hazel and aloe combo would be great for my dry, acne prone skin. This feels refreshing and soothing, and after I finished my sample size, I purchased the 16 oz size at Ulta, for 50% off. The Mario rep said she thinks their 50% off items are being discontinued, but I hope they're just discontinuing the large 16 oz size and not this formula. I also use the seaweed night cream and I adore the smell of these together. It's a very relaxing night time scent that I enjoy. I have smelled the seaweed soap and unfortunately it smells terrible- like fish. After using the combination of seaweed toner and seaweed night cream together for a week, my acne has healed a lot and I've had fewer breakouts.

on 4/12/2013 1:15:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I use this every morning after my shower. It calms and lightly moisturizes my skin, while removing any soap or conditioner residue that might be left behind.

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