I just got the cleanser last week and have used it 3 times so far and I love it! I was having a bad bad breakout and I used this as soon as I got it, when I awoke the next morning, all the little red spots from my breakout were gone! My face was practically clear! I also really like that it is a foaming cleanser because a little bit goes a long way. I love the way it makes my skin feel after I use it. And the smell is amazing too. I also tend to have some redness around my cheeks and nose and this has really helped!
rebecca J. | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | TX
Love this cleanser! I recently had a facial done and the esthetician noticed how congested and dull my skin was. She recommended that I buy a glycolic acid cleanser and use it 3 times a week. Well. this stuff is awesome! My large pores are shrinking and my black heads are much improved. My stressed, dry and sensitive skin is left smooth, soft and vibrant. Thank you Mario Badescu! Please keep making awesome products!
Brenda H. | Sunday, May 19, 2013 | TX
Love This Cleanser
I got this as one of my free samples and have been using it for 3 weeks. It only takes a minute amount and after a few seconds of massaging it is very creamy and foamy. Will definitely order the full size.
Julie M. | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 00
twice a week salvation!
whenever my skin feels congested and stressed out, I use this on my face with great results! And it has done wonders for clearing up the keratosis pilaris red bumps and blotchiness on
the upper arms
Mallory J. | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | KY
I used to use an exfoliator that would be harsh and hurt my skin, until I found this! It gives me that baby smooth skin without irritation. I am able to even use it everyday without problems. It has definitely given me the confidence to not be afraid to have people touch my face and gives me a youthful glow!
vanessa z. | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | FL
i use this product w my clarisonic and i felt a difference in my face the first time i used it. my face feels super soft and clean. i highly recommend this product to everyone. it foams really nicely and smells great its the best :
cynthia p. | Monday, March 28, 2011 | RI
I love it
this is a great product, def helps with acne and better then other glycolic products i have used.
Camila T. | Thursday, March 24, 2011 | NJ
Incredible Skin Clearing Product
I have had problems with whiteheads and cysts for many years. This cleanser is incredible. It cleared up my skin very well. My skin is ALMOST perfect. I used to always have at least five blemishes on my face, now I only rarely have one. I use it everyday with my clarisonic. It works BETTER than clearsil, neutrogena, biore, clinique, or any other brand. IT JUST WORKS. TRY IT!!!
Corrie H. | Friday, March 11, 2011 | MA
Great Exfoliating Cleanser
I recevied some samples of this cleanser when I first started using MB and I fell in love with it. I have combo/dry/sensitive skin prone to hormonal breakouts. This cleanser makes my skin feel so clean, refreshed and soft without overdrying it and it foams up beautifully. I use it several times a week and I love the results I have gotten.
Alexandra H. | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | NY
I really love this cleanser. I have oily/acne prone skin and I wear foundation. This product really deep cleans and helps to keep me clear. I would really recommend this for oily or combination skin. I think it would be too drying for someone with dry skin though.
Allison S. | Friday, September 03, 2010 | VA
I love this.
I have used this product ONCE and already my skin is softer than it has ever been. I am a devotee to Mario Badescu products and they have never disappointed me.
Melinda F. | Monday, February 15, 2010 | PA
I use this cleasnse twice a week and I love it, after I wash my face with this it has a glow, and feels super clean and soft! THANKS MB
Nicole B. | Monday, December 28, 2009 | NJ
This stuff is MAGIC! I have had acne prone skin for years and as a long time customer have used lots of Mario products over the years and I just recently decided to try this as a sample in my last order and I will never use another cleanser again! I noticed a difference the first few days I started using the sample. I have since ordered a full bottle and my skin is finally clearing up and is so smooth! I use this every day and night and have no problems with drying. I highly recommend!!!
Jacqueline M. | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | GA
I have rosacea and sensitive skin and can use this with no problems. I live in the south and summers are humid, so this really helps. It thoroughly cleans my skin but does not leave it feeling stripped and dry at all. Use it 3 times a week all year long. It is wonderful as are all MB products.
Sanela B. | Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | KY
I absolutely love this cleanser. I have very oily skin especially in summer and my skin feels so clean, fresh and smooth after using this product. Best of all.. it does not dry up my skin, yet controls the oil on my face. It removes all of of your makeup even after you think your face is clean. I couldnt ask for a better cleanser! Absolutely LOVE all MB products that I just placed another order!
Denise B. | Sunday, May 31, 2009 | IN
I use this product once or twice daily and my skin is becoming amazingly clear. This product is excellent for acne prone skin.
Deborah C. | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | KS
My all time favorite
If I buy nothing else, this is my one must-have of Mario Badescu products. I received a sample size of this with one of my purchases and I must admit, even I was surprised at how well my skin looked after just one use. I have had others tell me about their skin care products, but I will not use anything but Mario Badescu. Even my sister asked me what I was using because she noticed the difference too. I tell everyone about how wonderful Mario Badescu products are and I actually have some who have switched to Mario Badescu because they can see the difference it has made with my skin.
Carol B. | Thursday, March 26, 2009 | NY
Carol B. NY
I have been using this cleanser 2x a week. It has reduced whiteheads greatly. Also my skin is much smoother and clearer. I would definetely reccommend this product.
Hannah D. | Friday, March 06, 2009 | OR
Ive heard that MB has the greatest product ever and i was like ok im going to try it too.maybe it will work for me.i have bad acne scars and ive tried everything just to make it go away.nothing works so i bought this one at the store and the lady recommended it to me.ive been using it for a week now and i notice that my acne scars are not noticeable like before.my face is so smooth.its like magic!
Camlla W. | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | CA
Removes a day's worth of outdoor life!
I work outdoors and spend loads of time either operating equipment or with the livestock, so I get pretty darn filthy on a regular basis. This stuff is great. Lately I've been applying Vicks Vaporub on my neck and chest and the foaming cleanser lifts it off without overly drying. It does a great job of removing a days worth of sweat, dirt, grease, and all the other stuff I get into. I am in my 40's with dry skin and this cleanser doesn't seem to dry my skin, even though I use it every day.
Nicole N. | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | NY
Made my skin so smooth!
I have been using this cleanser once a week for the last few months and my skin stays so smooth all week! My blackheads and breakouts are greatly reduced and it cuts down on my oiliness throughout the week. It can be a little drying if used too frequently. But, my skin is very sensitive and this does not irritate it at all!
Elly R. | Tuesday, December 02, 2008 | IL
Amazing for All Skin Types
This cleanser is just amazing. My skin changes from dry to combination and even oily based on the weather, which makes it hard to find a good face wash. I've been using this for the last 6 months only 3 nights a week and it really gets rid of my flaky skin and cleans my pores. Like all Mario Badescu products, a little goes a long way. I'm still on my first bottle and have lots more to go.
I would highly recommend using this with Enzyme Cleansing Gel - beautiful combination :
Jennifer M. | Monday, November 17, 2008 | MD
Fantastic cleanser and exfoliant in one!
I couldn't agree more with the other Mario fanatics! I too, have incorporated the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser into my daily beauty routine with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and is producing beautiful results!
Susan M. | Friday, October 17, 2008 | TX
There are so many Mario B. products that are my "must have" staples and this is one of them. This keeps my 60 plus skin nicely exfoliated and smooth. I am in no way a beauty but a man recently told me that "there is something so compelling about a woman with a beautiful complexion". I blushed and thought, YAY FOR MARIO!
Tessa K. | Saturday, October 11, 2008 | CA
I love this cleanser! It's gentle enough to use everyday, I use it everynight and my skin is never dry or irritated. It removes make-up beautifully and leaves your face feeling clean and soft. I have combination skin that has never been clearer since using this and the "C" lotion together.
Jessica L. | Tuesday, October 07, 2008 | MI
Gentle yet effective
I purchased this as a part of my regimine to use 2-3 times/week in conjunction with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel. I wasn't getting quite the results I wanted so I started using this Glycolic Foaming Cleanser every night better for makeup removal than the non-foaming gel and have seen noticeable results. Love it!
nia b. | Saturday, September 06, 2008 | NM
I was a little skeptical about using this cleanser because I was afraid that it would be too drying on my skin, boy was I wrong! This has brightened up my complexion tremendously!!! I have gotten tons of compliments from everyone about my compexion and skin!! I LOVE Mario Badescu and I love their products. I have a whole arsenal of Mario B. products in my bathroom and I love all of them because they really do work!!
Kristen Q. | Friday, August 15, 2008 | OK
This really does work.
I have tried absolutely everything, from cheap to expensive. I have trouble with hormone breakouts, and this has completely cleared my skin. I also used to get really painful, large cysts. I have not had one since I started using MB glycolic wash and the drying lotion. I have pretty oily skin all over, and this does not dry my face out. I use it morning and night. I also use the Oil-free moisturizer. it is the best ever...all others broke my skin out.
Mary J. | Friday, May 02, 2008 | NJ
MY SKIN LOOKS GREAT!
My skin went crazy recently and my skin tone was uneven and I started breaking out. I was using another well known acne product. I started the Glycolic Cleanser (& Toner) and within ONE WEEK I had my good skin back. Marks on my face have disappeared, pimples are gone, blackheads are gone and my skin feels smooth and soft. This has to be the best cleanser I have ever used and I've tried them ALL! If you want clear and vibrant skin, then get this. Plus the price is right!
Jill S. | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | OK
I recently started using this product in conjunction with the Enzyme Cleanser and I think it's great. I only use like twice a week because my skin is combination with some dry areas. When I do use it my skin feels so clean and I feel like it really gets rid of dead skin buildup. I would recommend this product to anyone.
lisa w. | Sunday, April 27, 2008 | NY
I am a woman of color who has used many regimens and medications to combat congested skin problems. I ordered this cleansing gel without the slightest thought that it would cause such an extreme change in my skin's tone and clarity. It's fantastic. After just a few weeks I have the clearest most even skin I've seen in years. I use it nightly to remove the day's grit etc. and will continue using only this going forward.
merci Mario Badescu!
Nicole H. | Sunday, April 13, 2008 | TN
I use this daily, in conjunction with the Cucumber lotion and my face has never been clearer. I have an oily T-zone and this is the ONLY cleanser that I've used that with daily use doesn't overdry or "dehydrate" my face.
jessica k. | Monday, March 17, 2008 | CT
I love this cleanser/exfoliator. I use this about 2-3 times a week and love the way my skin looks. I have super sensitive skin and this cleanser doesn't dry my skin out at all. My skin is clear and flawless. Thank you!!!
Rachelle J. | Thursday, March 06, 2008 | CT
The BEST cleanser ever!
I've been a customer for quiet some time so I should've left this review a while ago. I love this product, it's the best ever even comparing to prescriptions. I love it so much that anyone experiencing some facial problems I make it my duty to buy him/her the first bottle and have done so for a few people. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it for anyone having facial problems. Enjoy and happy shopping. Merci, Mario Badescu!
Lauren B. | Tuesday, February 05, 2008 | AZ
True A-List Celebrity Choice
I was recommended the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser over four years ago by a Hollywood Make-up Artist for the Stars. While getting my make-up done for an event I was told that this cleanser was the miracle cleanser of some of her top clients. Four years and tons of compliments later, I know that I may not be a true celebrity but I can still look like one!
Grace G. | Thursday, November 15, 2007 | AZ
A must have!
A cleanser that deep cleans, exfoliates, and leaves your skin feeling as if you got a chemical facial peel. It's that great! It gets rid of mild acne marks and leaves your skin fresh and positively radiant!
Elizabeth S. | Friday, November 09, 2007 | SD
I have outrageously oily skin with hormonal breakouts and this cleanser is da bomb on cleansing and exfoliating, I use it whenever my skin feels like I need a good deep cleansing treatment. Sometimes everyday depending on the condtion of my skin and it totally helps. Thanks MB!
Heather M. | Wednesday, October 03, 2007 | MO
I use this at night to take my makeup off. They only recommend it 3 times a week but it seriously is gentle enough to use everyday. Takes all makeup off and glycolic acid is great for old acne marks.
My current regime to keep pimples away!
Glycolic foaming cleaner
Aloe vera gel (fruit of the earth)
2.5% benzoil peroxide Mario Badescu's Oil free moisturizer
Seaweed Cleansing Soap
Cucumber cleansing lotion
""light amt.** of 2.5% bp
Mario Badescu'sOil free moisturizer
Great regime! Only one that keeps pimples away!
Billy K. | Thursday, August 30, 2007 | 00
I've never used an exfoliator that is so gentle to my skin but also so effective! My skin looks more radiant (and is getting compliments!) and feels fantastic, it's almost gotten rid of all the blackheads in the pockets of my nose! This product is A grade!
Mijoi J. | Saturday, August 25, 2007 | MD
This stuff is AMAZING!!
When I received this as a sample, I knew my life had changed forever in terms of skincare. I use this practically everyday!
Christina C. | Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | VA
Christina Cottrell - (VA)
The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is amazing, and I don't say this about products often. From the very first time it made my skin feel clean and refined. After a couple of weeks the acne scarring on my chin was greatly reduced and breakouts have stopped. My skin is acne prone and very sensitive and this cleanser is not irritating at all. I use it 3 times a week and the Enzyme Cleanser the other days. I highly recommend this cleanser!
Sarah M. | Sunday, April 29, 2007 | 00
I couldn't believe how well this product worked. I noticed an immediate difference in the texture and feel of my skin after using it just once! I don't get any blackheads when I'm using this product and my skin tone is more even. Thank you for such a great product MB!!
Mandy R. | Saturday, April 14, 2007 | ID
I have been using Glycolic Foaming Gel for a few years now, I just need it a few times a week, but I love the super clean, refreshed feeling my face feels when I use it! I always use it when my skin starts to break out, and it seems to zap pimples right away! I would highly recommend this product!
Megan S. | Friday, April 13, 2007 | TX
My skin has cleared!
I have been using this stuff for about six months now, and my skin has been very clear ever since I began using it. I used to get very deep, cystic pimples in the chin area and while I occasionally will still get one or two, this cleanser has really helped to clear up my skin.
I use it every day, twice a day.
Amber N. | Sunday, March 25, 2007 | CA
I just wanted to add that I have been using this cleanser for 2 weeks daily in the a.m. and I have noticed SIGNIFICANT reductions of red marks from old blemishes. I just ordered the glycolic gel and I cannot wait to see the results with the combination of these two products. It's truly a blessing to see scars that have been on my face for months start to visibly fade after just 2 weeks of using this product. THANK YOU!
Dawn S. | Saturday, March 17, 2007 | FL
I use this one 3 nights a week before bed instead of my enzyme cleansing gel i use the other nights. This is a great face wash for getting rid of oils and build up, i tend to have dry skin and this is not too harsh for my skin. I love it!!!
Amber N. | Saturday, March 17, 2007 | CA
I love it!
This product is so great, and my skin tolerates it as a daily cleanser. My skin is left so soft and smooth, NEVER taunt or dry. Plus, it "peels" away (no, not flakes) dead skin cells, so a lot of my post acne marks are fading. HIGHLY recommended!
Kasey S. | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | FL
I just recently purchased this product and I'm already OBSESSED with it. I have to hold myself back from using it every night!! Its not the least bit harsh and leaves my skin feeling clean soft, and smooth. I've only used it twice so far, but I've already noticed a difference in my badly pigmented skin. I've purchased a lot of Mario products and while I love them all, this and the silver powder are the first that I felt I had to immediately comment on. Definitely recommended!!
Luisana R. | Friday, December 22, 2006 | IL
I use this 2-3 times a week in place of my regular cleanser at night, what a difference. I am fair skinned, so when i get a blemish it usually leaves a dark mark behind. This cleanser causes those marks to fade away. My skin looks flawless.
Rebecca H. | Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | AL
I LOVE this product. I read about it all the time in magazines but finally decided to try it myself just a few weeks ago. I only use it every third night (as recommended) but I have been amazed at the results! My skin has never looked so bright and clear. I have always been under the impression that a good exfoliating product had to be textured and rough. However, this product is none of those things but makes my skin smoother than any product I have ever tried. Anyone who tries this product will not be disappointed!!
Angelique T. | Thursday, November 02, 2006 | TX
It is great for Mixed skin!
My skin is usually oily around my nose, forehead and cheeks.I have dry skin everywhere else. I have been using this product for years now. I've tried to use other cleansers, but I return to this one. I use only a small amount on the oily areas daily while showering with warm water. It helps clean out my pores leaving a smooth skin, then I use an oil-free moisturizer. My husband even started using it-he has really oily skin-he loves it,too.Of course it means I have to buy more of it now, but it is worth every penny. Nice soft, clean skin is the result.
Monica H. | Saturday, October 21, 2006 | CA
This cleanser works!
I love this cleanser! I have acne and my face is clearing up but I have the acne "dark marks" and this cleanser is the only product that clears up my acne and really reduce the color of the dark marks. My face looks so soft and smooth and my husband and sister can tell a difference in the texture and tone of my skin. After you use it, it makes your face so soft and smooth and I noticed my dark marks fading in 2 weeks. try it...you'll love it! =D
Yolanda P. | Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | NY
I recently got a facial at Mario Badescu's skincare center. It was great so of course I needed the products. A day after using this cleanser everyone commented on how bright and wonderful my skin looked. I have bright glowing skin. Yippee
Melanie P. | Friday, October 06, 2006 | AL
I have very oily, acne prone skin. I break out often and have been using RetinA for years. The RetinA became too harsh for my skin because I had worked myself up to the highest strength. I decided to give this cleanser a try, and it has allowed me to stop using my prescription acne medication. I use this cleanser daily and it controls my breakouts. I haven't noticed any difference in the oiliness of my skin, but my acne is very controlable with this product.