You need Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner!
My skin is dry so I get flaky areas between my brows and patchy areas on my skin. Exfoliating helps but sometimes it makes things even worst if I’m not careful (that’s why I love ExfoliKATE as it doesn’t make flaky areas worst, it simply eliminates them).
Too much exfoliating to remove these dead, flaky skin cells creates havoc that’s why I depend on Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner as it helps eliminate those flaky areas of skin in between a good scrub.
A toner formulated with 2% Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract which work together to exfoliate, refresh and stimulate dry and congested skin.
Glycolic acid works as a great exfoliating treatment due to its high acidity. As I mentioned above I try to avoid over-scrubbing my face as this just leads to tighter, drier skin thus I depend on Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner in between exfoliating to keep my skin smoother and softer.
Does it work?
The toner makes an ideal prep for moisturizer as it’s hydrating enough to create a smoother, softer surface so my moisturizer will absorb easier. If my moisturizer absorbs easier that means my foundation goes on smoother and more flawless. Drier, flakier areas are noticeably smoother when I used the toner prior to my moisturizer.
I simply dampen a larger facial cotton with the toner and swipe in a downward motion. It leaves my skin feeling refresher and hydrated. I can follow up with my other skincare after. I use it in the AM and in the PM and experience no tightness (some toners make my skin tight) and no sticky, tacky film after use. It simply offers a refreshing, hydrating finish on my skin.
It does not completely remove flakes although it does minimize the problem very well. If I have smaller, drier areas it can eliminate them easily however if I’m having an alligator kinda skin day because I was out in the cold or the heat in my house has dried my skin out, I do not see results as greatly.
Nothing bad here. The toner does what it promises.
- Those with drier skin in need of a prepping toner that hydrates.
- Anyone with flaky areas who needs a toner to ease these areas prior to foundation.
- Anyone who needs a treatment toner in between exfoliating their face.
- Anyone with dull skin issues.
- Not much to not like here!
Overall, Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner is a nice addition to my skincare regime. I’ve been using it a few months now and I’m on my second bottle which I recently purchased at Ulta. It’s an excellent way to prep my skin and keep my dry skin from misbehaving.
Anyone try it?
Available at www.mariobadescu.com
Disclaimer: My original bottle of this toner was provided by PR but the bottle you see pictured here was recently purchased at Ulta.
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.