Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%


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
Reviews (761)
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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
Anai D.
11 reviews
this is a great cleanser for people who have acne prone skin. I use this in the night and day time when i wake up. its very refreshing and doesnt dry out skin at all. its very cleansing
Bri M.
Colbert, OK
701 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I loveeeeeeee Mario Badescu. Nothing they will ever do is wrong in my eyes. They are perfect. They do everything they say they do. This is a 10 star brand. Don’t try anything else after this because you won’t need too!! This brand is an all in one perfect for everyone brand
Janie H.
Jefferson Hls, PA
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just bought this after falling in love with other Mario Badescu products and it does not disappoint. The smell is realllyyyy nice and it provides a nice deep clean.
Tayler L.
Canton, MI
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I received a sample of this product from Mario Badescu and found that it worked well as a morning cleanser, but it did not seem to make my skin feel as clean as I like at the end of the day, even after I had taken off my makeup (or even if I went makeup free). I think there are a lot of other great foaming cleansers out there that are better at cleansing (I personally like the Botanicals All Bright Foaming Face Wash). I do, however, enjoy other products that I have sampled from Mario Badescu, which I would purchase for myself in the future.
Princces E.
Oakley, CA
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I absolutely love this! It has definitely helped remove acne and is also currently helping me remove the brown spots I used to have due to old acne. I recommend this to others dealing with acne or hyper-pigmentation
SoNia D.
enid, OK
27 reviews
I love love love this cleanser. It is definitely a must have. I have combination skin and I use it everyday at night (instructions say "oily skin 2-3 x per week. Normal to dry 1-2x per week") and it takes away all the oiliness from the day. The packinging is not all that but your paying for the awesome product not the packaging. I will buy this stuff over and over again.
Erika D.
Wilmington, DE
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I bought this product to use as an every other day exfoliating cleanser in addition to my "regular" cleanser. I love it!! My skin is combination, not acne prone but I do get the occasional cystic pimple here & there. Since using this cleanser, my skin looks & feels so much better and smoothr. Also, I've not had a real "breakout" since using it. To me, for the price point, this product is 100% worth buying on the regular - it does for my skin what it claims to do.
Tabitha M.
Tavares, FL
64 reviews
This facial cleanser is great for my oily/acne prone skin. It is a bit stronger than any other Mario Badescu facial cleansers so you are only supposed to use it about 2-3 a week (for oily skin, 1-2 times a week for normal/dry skin). But it cleans deep down in my pores and leaves my skin feeling very smooth and refreshed. I always follow up with the lotion/toner combo.
Alexis P.
New Castle, PA
248 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love using this cleanser 2-3 times a week, it keeps my acne in check. I alternate this with a milder face wash on the days I don't use it. I like to use a micellar water for my 1st cleanse then use this (or something milder so my skin doesn't dry out) after I use MB Glycolic Toner, an essence, my serums and lastly a good moisturizer. I know it seems like a lot but my skin has never looked better!!! I didn't Need to do allll of this in my 20's but now that I'm 33 skin care is a major priority! Plus I enjoy my little nightly pamper routine!
Alegra A.
Burien, WA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this about once a week in place of my normal cleanser just to help get rid of any dead skin on the surface of my face. This is supposed to be helpful for people with marks left by acne and this has made a pretty big difference since I first started using it. Definitely be cautious with this product because you can get a little sensitive the first time (just because your skin isn't used to it), avoid sun exposure, and follow directions on how often you use it etc. I hydrate really well with a heavy moisturizer or facial oil after using this.
Shannon M.
Layton, UT
312 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this smell good?
Addlia E.
Atlanta, GA
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Does this product work well? Where can I find it?
Dhanya N.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Should I use a glycolic acid toner if I already use a glycolic cleanser? I have dark scars on my cheeks and I learned that glycolic acid will help with fading them away. So I got the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and I use this 3 times a week. I've been using it for about 2 weeks and at first the results were pretty good. My skin felt better, my scars had lightened a little bit but now I don't really feel anything. I'm now considering to get [product:the-ordinary-glycolic-acid-7%-toning-solution] for everyday use and hopefully faster effects. Is this a good idea? If no what are your suggestions? I have dry skin and my scars form on my cheeks as you can see in the picture.
129 reviews
i want to get this but is it affortable?
Kelly M.
Katy, TX
66 reviews
I just started using this facial cleanser and so far I like it. However I'm worried about it drying out my skin. How can I prevent this?

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