Mario Badescu • Glycolic Acid Toner • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Not effective, causes my skin to be oily towards the end of the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've used this for less than a month, twice a week. After the very first use my skin became more dewy than it has ever been and (like another reviewer said) glowed! I used to have skin that was dull (matte, but not in a good way) and now it feels very moisturized. I don't know if people with oily skin will find this to be a problem? As a bonus, my skin became much finer and my pores slightly less gaping than before. I'll update if this somehow stops working for some reason after a while, but so far I love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I switched from the Alpha-Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion to this toner and it's a world of difference. My face had recently broken out pretty severely due to fluctuating hormones, and while I'm used to combating adult acne, I didn't think there was a heck of a lot I could do to calm my skin at this point.
But this stuff is simply amazing. It went from a pretty bad breakout along the side of my face and chin to gone except for some redness which will continue to fade with use of this toner. I use as directed, twice a day, and typically use two cotton pads each application to make sure all of the oil is removed from my face before moisturizing with Cerave.
It's worth the 18 dollars a bottle, even if I go through 1+ a month at this rate of use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Oh my goodness after a few days my skin looked visibly fresher. After a week and a half it has glow it has never had before.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have dry skin but still get breakouts. I use this a few times a week to speed up the healing of old pimples and it lessens the time I am left with a pink spot from older pimples. This is for dry and sensitive skin but sometimes the fumes from it burn my eyes a little. I really like this toner but don't reach for it daily.