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Glycolic Acid Toner by mario badescu
mario badescu

Glycolic Acid Toner

good for acne(238)
pore minimizing(100)

Top Reviews

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

it’s part of my nightly routine and keeps my akin cool and makes my pores basically disappear and smells amazing

- Beautybay User

and my pores are non existant

- Beautybay User



i could not believe how it evened out my skin tone and made my skin look so radiant

- Nordstrom User

leaves my skin radiant and i highly recommend it

- Beautybay User



i am using the whole anti-aging line and it feels and looks great

- Ulta User

it is a natural exfoliant, so it's anti-aging and it leaves my skin looking healthy

- Ulta User

uneven skintone

evens out skin

it's gentle, it doesn't strip my skin of moisture, and i feel like it really helps exfoliate and even my skintone

- Nordstrom User

my husband has been having a few pimples lately and asked me what he should do so i have him washing his face in the shower with mario's glycolic wash (the green stuff that smells really good) and then following it up with this toner and his skin cleared right up

- Nordstrom User


good for acne

if you're looking for something gentle yet effective at treating post acne marks, this is it

- Ulta User

this is amazing toner, i use it every morning and night and i can see my acne scars fading slowly but surely

- Beautybay User


redness relief

this toner has really helped in improving my skin; it had reduced the black heads, helped heal the existing acne faster, prevented new acne breakouts and make my skin look radiant

- Beautybay User

this products has healed my acne, reduced redness and blemish scars, and refined my pores

- Ulta User



i feel better in public knowiing my skin is smoothe and clear

- Ulta User

my skin looks and feels smoother and younger

- Nordstrom User



it smells amazing and is a great gentle alternative to harsh, coarse exfoliates

- Ulta User

keeps breakouts away and gently exfoliates

- Nordstrom User



great for dry skin

- Ulta User

this product was recommended to me by my ulta esthetician, for my dry, sensitive skin

- Ulta User
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mira userJune 7, 2020

This brand all together is not good. It is filled with fragrance and irritating ingredients. I know many of you may see good results at first but I promise, over time these products will ruin your skin :(

- mira
beautybay userMarch 04, 2015

This stuff is magic. However, a word of caution, it's much too harsh to be used twice a day on dry and/or sensitive skin. That's what I did initially and my skin became red raw. I now use it once a day, after I've cleansed in the evening and followed by some serious moisturising, and I swear that this little bottle of magic is all that is standing between me and full blown acne. It leaves my skin so smooth, helps clear up and prevent acne, and I would like to think it does a decent jobs at fading the scarring. I can really tell a difference between when I use this and when I've used other acid toners.It seemed to have helped many people clear up their blackheads, but that has not been the case for me at all. Then again, I have blackheads of pure unmovable steel. So I am happy to say that this is the only toner I have ever repurchased!

- beautybay
ulta userOctober 10, 2018

Customer for Life

I apply this product morning and night everyday, with my hands right after washing with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. I apply it to my face, neck and chest. It makes your skin look and feel baby smoothe and it lasts all day, not just right when you apply it. After a week, my forehead has a slight sheen/glow to it which I love instead of dull, dry looking skin. This tells me it's really working and making an impact on my skins texture and appearance. My acne scars are shrinking to little red dots after just 1 week. I'm so excited to watch them disappear. After 3 days of using the cleanser and toner, and K Beauty's Blackhead Liquid (which I highly recommend), my skin began "purging". 2 old pimples started to reappear and a couple tiny bumps popped up. I let them be and continued the routine, morning and night and then I finally decided to try squeezing them a day or two later. They were quick to open with hardly any force and then I recleansed and applied the toner and blackhead liquid and the bumps/zits are disappearing for good now. I would expect your skin to purge as well. Some people stop using the products because they think it's making them break out, but that's not always the case! I'm seeing great improvement and I'm glad my old pores were able to be cleaned out. I will leave a similar review for K-Beauty Blackhead Liquid.

- ulta
ulta userOctober 10, 2018


I have heard a lot of good things about the Mario Badescu brand and this is the first product of theirs I have tried. I LOVE IT. I started reading about the importance of toners for the skin and decided that I would try this out since it was relatively inexpensive. (Anything under $20 sounds good to me!) I have been using this day and night after washing my face and can see and feel a visible difference. My skin is soft and clear; no breakouts, my blackheads have lessened and I haven't seen any of the cystic acne I'm prone to getting. (Yay, sucky genetics.) This product is AMAZING. It has evened my skintone and I can't believe I've gone 27 years without using a toner on my skin. I always thought it was just another product the beauty industry was telling me I needed, but this stuff has value and does what it's intended for! If you have problematic or sensitive skin like me, try this! Even when I have had a small cut or place on my face, it doesn't sting. It's very gentle and smells so good. Definitely buying again! For the rest of my life. #shipittomydooryall

- ulta
ulta userOctober 10, 2018

I will absolutely keep buying this product!!

I broke out with horrible acne in December 2017 as a result of being sick from chronic bronchitis and being inundated by antibiotics and corticosteroid treatments. I tried salicylic acid, didn't work. I tried benzoyle peroxide, didn't work. I tried using hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball across my face to clean up the acne, didn't work. I moved up to glycolic acid. I decided to try to toner alone without the glycolic foaming wash and after a week my acne is clearing up and fading and my skin is looking fresher and younger, wrinkles and fine lines are reducing after each passing day and my face feels smoother. I highly recommend everyone who is having acne issues to go over to Ulta and buy this ASAP!! Use it twice a day- once in the morning and once at night after exfoliating and cleansing your face. After a week of consistent use you should notice a positive difference too! (I stopped at Ulta today and picked up the glycolic acid foaming wash to use along with the toner and see if the two together will clear up my skin even faster over this next week!

- ulta


Overall safe Ingredients

Glycolic Acidhazard
CI 19140hazard
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Citrus Grandis Fruit Extracthazard
Propylene Glycolhazard
CI 42090hazard
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oilhazard

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I’m obsessed with Mario badescu. But I especially love this
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Only 2 percent Glycolic Acid, has Aloe (soothing) and can be used twice a day!! Can also use the Glycolic Acid toner by the Ordinary, but that’s 7 percent, more harsh, and should be used in moderation for sensitive skin!
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Does anyone have ideas for how to clear up textured skin? I've struggled with acne for a long time, and fortunately it's almost entirely cleared up, but my cheeks are still covered in lots of tiny bumps under the skin. I'm glad that I no longer get red painful pimples, but I really want to find a product to get rid of that last bit of texture. #acne #texturedskin #combinationskin #skincare
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This clears up my little bumps very well! I also recommend a cleanser or a face wash
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My skin has been pretty bad these last few days and usually my acne goes away pretty quickly but i struggle with fading the scars. Any good products to help fade acne scars?
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Erin Nicole McMurry
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This toner has done well for me. Exfoliating helps fade scars because it cleanses the dead skin that often causes the dark appearance.
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Hi! I need to find a toner that will work well with my face.. something that’s sensitive and going to hopefully brighten up my skin, any thoughts?
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Allison Gibson
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This toner is a little pricey but it’s work every penny!! It’s amazing it smells very citrus and I love the way it has cleared up my skin
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Love this
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I’m looking for a serum that will brighten my skin, hydrate it, and a give my skin a glowy, I-drink-a-gallon-of-Water-everyday look. Drugstore or high-end, it doesn’t matter as long as it works. Any recommendations?
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is this a good toner?? I’m looking for some good products to add to my updated skincare routine pls help
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Don’t personally know about this one but this brand is great!
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Does toner help with oily/ acne prone skin?and which toner would you recommend? ❤️
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Madeline Hayes
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It absolutely helps! It made all the difference in my oiliness when I started using toner, and I saw my acne clear up as well. I love Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Acid Toner and Kylie Skin’s Vanilla Milk Toner.
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anybody know any great products or solutions to get rid of bad acne scars?
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Definitely use a Vitamin C serum and I use this toner too!