Even though the title says "lotion" it does not have the consistency of a lotion. Its more like an astringent or toner. Regardless of the consistency this product is awesome! After a few days of using it twice a day, I have noticed a heck of a difference in my skin. Smoother, less oily-without over-drying me. Cystic acne is mostly gone already.
Melissa G. | Saturday, April 19, 2014 | NY
Great for mornings!
I love to use this when I wake up and it is great for refreshing my face! Absolutely love this product!
Sara S. | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | PA
Best toner! So freshing
I love this cucumber toner! My skin is combination/oily and occasionally breaks out. I use this with the Botanical Facial Gel as my cleanser and the control moisturizer for oily skin- my favorite skin regiment! This cucumber toner is very refreshing and calming it actually has pieces of cucumber in the toner inside the bottle!
Sara S. | Wednesday, February 06, 2013 | PA
Crisp and refreshing toner
I LOVE this toner! I use it in combinatin with the Botanical Facial Gel and I absolutely love it. It is very refreshing, removes make-up and removes dirt and oil from skin very easily. It is also calming with the cucumber in it as well .Highly recommend if you break out occassionally or have oily skin!
Amy V. | Friday, January 18, 2013 | MD
I purchased this at my local Nordstrom to try out. I have not used a toner in years because I often feel they are too drying and they make my easily irritated, acne prone combo/oily skin freak out. I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only can my skin tolerate this, that is making my skin look and feel fabulous. I use it morning and night after my regular cleanser, and then apply my usual moisturizers. My skin is glowing and looks more even, and it seems to be keeping any new breakouts at bay. My pores appear smaller after using it, and my face is far less oily at the end of the day than it would be without the toner. A little goes a long way, so the 8 ounce bottle should last me a good long time.
Vanessa J. | Thursday, April 01, 2010 | NC
Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
I have to say, I was a little worried ordering this since it said that it contains Isopropyl Alcohol, however this is not a drying toner at all. It is very soothing leaves my skin super soft clean. I am so happy with this product will purchase a larger bottle next time I order.
ashley p. | Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | FL
The Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is a "life saver". During highschool I suffered from terrible acne. During college I discovered this toner and I have been using it for 2 years now. My skin is so clear after using this product.
Thanks Mario keep up the GREAT work!!
Mage N. | Sunday, September 07, 2008 | CA
Cleansing and toner in one step, perfect!
I never use toner before. When I bought this cleanser, I just want to clean my face without water at night or during the day time. In addition, I am a little bit worried about the 4% alcohol. After I used this product, I love it so much. It reduces my pores on my face, especially my nose. I was looking for different product before and this is the perfect cleanser that I need. One step, clean plus toner.
Crystal D. | Monday, August 11, 2008 | PA
ok, this toner does not smell good at all, but it is the best toner I have ever used.. I'm in love with it !!
I got it as a sample and when I ran out of my other MB toner, I used it and loved it.. it's really effective at removing oil, but very gentle = I would have never in a million years guessed that it had alcohol in it and I really like the bits of cucumber floating in it =
now, while waiting for this to come in the mail, I had to get temporary toner and went with proactiv and I had never ever popped a pimple in my life, but I applied the proactiv toner and it popped the pimple, made it bleed and felt like it was burning my skin!
Mario Badescu is a billion times better than anything and is the real deal, PLuS it's not super crazy expensive, which is surprising considering how good it works. so if you're thinking about getting this, but are not sure.. just do it !! you won't regret it.
Danielle G. | Sunday, August 10, 2008 | VA
THE BEST TONER EVER
THIS IS THE BEST TONER I HAVE EVER USED ON MY SKIN. IMMEDIATELY AFTER APPLYING IT, MY SKIN FEELS SO REFRESHED AND CLEAN, AND TINGLES. WHAT IS SO AMAZING IS THAT EVEN LONG AFTER I HAVE APPLIED THIS TONER AND THE REST OF MY MARIO REGIMEN, MY SKIN FEELS SOFT, CLEAN, AND TINGLY LIKE I HAVE JUST HAD A PROFESSIONAL FACIAL....IT IS TRULY AMAZING!! MY SKIN HAS CLEARED UP AND IS GLOWING.....THANKS MARIO!!
REBECCA N. | Thursday, August 07, 2008 | VA
the perfect toner!
I love this toner for my face and I use it twice a day to keep my skin in balance. It smells wonderful and does'nt dry my skin out. It works to perfectly balance my skin and keep it skine-free. I look forward to using it since it is so refreshing.
Cynthia C. | Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | IN
I was worried about the 4% alcohol in it, but I had a sample from my holiday gift. I found it to be refreshing, non-drying, and gentle. It didn't make my skin feel tight, or burn. It makes my skin feel clean. I ordered a bottle, and there was some bits of cucumber floating in it! I like that all MB products are natural, and have minimal ingredients. Many products out there have long lists of chemicals you can't even pronounce.
Rebecca Angel C. | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | TX
A really nice toner
I have been using this toner for a little while now (several months) and it does it's job of cleansing my face without drying out my skin. It's a nice toner. The only thing I don't like about it is that it leaves my face feeling a little sticky right after applying it. But if I give it a minute or two to dry then it leaves my skin feeling soft and slightly hydrated. If a little stickiness doesn't bother you and you are looking for a toner that has alcohol but is still soothing, then yes, I would recommend this product.
Joey J. | Monday, October 29, 2007 | 00
Non-drying and Refreshing
I normally don't like toners...I have very oily, but dehydrated skin with occaisional breakouts. This product is great, especially for getting any last remnants of a mask off (I LOVE their whitening mask). This product doesn't dry the skin out and makes it feel really clean and refreshed.
Crystil M L. | Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | NY
I TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT THIS PRODUCT AND WHEN I HAVE A SAMPLE I INSTANTLY FIND SOMEONE TO GIVE IT TO. EVEN BEING CURRENTLY PREGNANT, WITH RESULTING COMBINATION SKIN, IT HAS NEVER FAILED ME!!! IT'S TRULY AMAZING WHAT THIS PULLS UP FROM YOUR SKIN! I REC. THAT YOU PURCHASE THE SWIFFER CLEANSING PADS (AVAIL. AT ANY DRUGSTORE) TO USE AS THE PADS ARE VERY SOFT AND SEEM TO WORK WELL WITH THIS PRODUCT. ALSO, I'D SUGGEST TRYING THE SEAWEED CLEANSING LOTION, EITHER ONE WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL!!!
I'VE NOTICED A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MY SKIN AFTER USING THIS FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS NOW, NOT THINKING THAT I'D HAD ANY PROB WITH MY SKIN INITIALLY. BUT WOW, BRIGHTER, CLEAN FEELING SKIN IS REALLY POSSIBLE WITH THIS!!!
Joy Evangeline B. | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | NY
The real deal
This was the first Mario Badescu toner that I used. When it arrived, I couldn’t believe my eyes: it actually contained little pieces of cucumber! When I used it after cleansing or cleansing followed by exfoliating, my face felt clean, refreshed, and not at all dried out…and ready for the application of another Mario Badescu product—-drying lotion or buffering lotion and/or moisturizer. For me, this was one part of my core skincare regimen--a triumvirate of simple, refreshing, and effective Mario Badescu products to which my oily skin was introduced 7 years ago and to which my skin continues to respond positively. Mario Badescu makes my face!