Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.52 / 5 based on 758 Reviews


Powerful Glycolic Acid formula. Retexturizes and rejuvenates. Reveals radiant, youthful skin.


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aqua (Water, Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Glycolic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,Diazolidinyl Urea

How To Use

Replace your regular cleanser 1-3 times a week (1-2 times for Dry to Combination skin, and 2-3 times for Combination and Oily). Massage onto wet skin using upward, circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

*Not recommended for use with topical prescriptions, acne-erupted, or sensitive skin. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If irritation develops and persists, discontinue use. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.

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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
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Media (50)
  • "Love foaming cleansers and fell in love with this one! It removes makeup and really has helped my combo to oily prone skin. I've finally found one that I'll be sticking with that's also gentle enough for my sensitive skin. It's a great buy! You won't be disapointed." in 55 reviews
  • "I've found that products with the glycerin work great on my skin." in 1 review
  • "Just started using this cleanser within the past month and I am in love ❤️...this cleanser leaves your skin soft, radiant, and pure, I highly recommend this for all skin types!" in 1 review
  • "I got a small sample of this at Ulta, and it lasted me a month I would use it 2 times a week, a little goes a long way and while using it, it cleared my face so much." in 1 review
  • "I received a sample a long time ago and haven't had a chance to buy it again ." in 1 review
Ashley O.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’m fast approaching 30 which means my skin care game needs to take a major step up and repair before it’s too late. I swear this did significant help in just one use. I used it with my Clarisonic brush and my skin felt amazing!
Thiago C.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing definitely works great for any type skin lasts a long time sleek packaging it's pretty gentle for the most part I think it's a great price for what you are getting I would definitely recommend to others
Emilie T.
Kent , OH
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product, and a little goes along way. I love the smell of it it smells very fresh. I have to be careful with my cleansers because a lot of them break me out but this one is perfect
Lacey H.
1 review
Amazing face wash! This stuff works wonders on skin that needs to turn over more than others! I can't believe the change in my skin since beginning to use this stuff. I will forever use this wash in my weekly skincare routine. Buy it to change your skin!
Tracy O.
Silver Spring, MD
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a definite no more than twice a week situation, and I LOVE it, especially combined with the super collagen mask. Super effective, no fragrance to speak of. I highly recommend.
China W.
Chicago, IL
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm trying to use more chemical exfoliants instead of physical exfoliants since they are supposed to be better for your skin. This is a steal at $8 in my opinion and a great way to introduce your skin to Glycolic Acid without a huge price tag from a respected brand. I rotate it in twice a week to replace my St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I haven't notice a significant difference, if anything I feel like things are getting worse before they are getting better, but I'm willing to stick with it and see if I notice any long term benefits. The smell is a little off-putting, but it's not a deal breaker for me personally.
Sam P.
21 reviews
Never before have I used a glycolic cleanser but read that it helps your skin in the long run. I did research on why we need a chemical exfoliator along with one that's more abrasive and really enjoy this one.
Jenny L.
San Diego, CA
57 reviews
I have been using Mario Badescu products for over 10 years. I love this skincare line! I recently read that it's good to include a glycolic cleanser in your skincare regimen for exfoliation so after some research, I decided to purchase this cleanser. I've only been using it for a few weeks but so far I'm really happy with the results and the way it make my skin feel. I'm surprised I didn't start using this much sooner but happy to have discovered it now! Also I noticed that some reviewers didn't like the smell. I actually thought this smelled good but since smell is a personal preference, you can decide for yourself!
Karen L.
San Francisco, CA
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This has helped resurface my skin gently! It's a great price point as well. The only gripe I have about this is that it is very drying on the skin since it is foaming. I use it twice a week to decongest my skin, but since it foams up a lot, it strips my skin of the natural oils and moisture so I wish they made a non foaming version. You only need the smallest amount of this to rub between your hands to foam and then that is enough to cover your whole face. Careful not to get it into your eyes!! If you use this product, I highly recommend you also use very moisturizing toners, serums, and creams afterwards. 
Dianah H.
17 reviews
After using this product my face felt extremely fresh and clean I purchased it at Ulta and will definitely be buying another one when I run out because it's extremely effective
Katherine W.
Scott AFB, IL
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Has anyone ever tried this in hopes of clearing up blackheads/shrinking pores? I've rarely strayed away from drugstore brands but have heard many good things about this line. Wanted to know if anyone had had any success using this to clear up blackheads...
Raquel M.
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Is this product ok to use on skin that has some eczema spots?
Gracie O.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Is this good for acne? I have tried so many products and always seem to go looking for a new one. I heard Mario Badescu acne products work great and want to try them out!
Amanda S.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Is this a good cleanser to use with a clarisonic?
Emma L.
7 reviews
Does this dry skin out?

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