REVISITED | Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel Review

August 23, 2013

I am loving the wonders of exfoliation because it removes dead skin cells, refines my pores and brightens my skin. I have oily skin (man, I can't believe how many times I've said in this blog in the past) and these build up in the outer layer of my skin is unpretty.

I abhor the usual facials because it is painful, leaves my skin red, and in my opinion, makes my pores even bigger... Sigh.

So when I saw this Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel  it was definitely a no-brainer for me. I got this about three months ago before my Project: No Makeup Buy.

This comes in a blue gel form which leaves your skin a little shiny and yet tight afterwards.  This can be your last step after cleansing and toning just before hitting the bed. I guess this is how you know this product is working: when you start feeling that tightness and in my case, a little sting but nothing too deadly, ladies.

As I looked more information from Mario's site, here's what I found:

Congested and oily skin will be noticeably brighter, blackheads minimized and rough, dull texture eliminated with use of this thin and lightweight gel. Created from an oil free formulation of naturally exfoliating Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids to speed up cell turnover. Not recommended for use along with topical prescriptions, acne-erupted or sensitive skin.

How to Use: Twice a week on clean skin, apply gel sparingly on congested areas of the face before bed. Avoid eyes, lips, and any acne-erupted areas or unhealed skin. When using this product you must use daily sunscreen.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Grapefruit Extract, Glycolic Acid,Sclerotium Gum,Methylparaben,Propylene Glycol

Me Says:

- Made my skin smoother
- Reduced dead skin cells on my face
- Made my skin brighter
- No breakouts 
- Reduced oil in my T-zone area though not entirely
- No weird smell


- May sting a little
- Pricey; it retails for Php 1450+ at Rustan's but come to think of the many trip you will probably save to your fave facial center, this is worth your buck

Overall Verdict:

4.00 Lipsticks

This is something I will definitely keep in my stash. I can avoid going to painful facials for now as I don't see any pimples popping out since I started using this. I must warn you though that you must follow the instructions of this product very carefully and isn't meant to be used everyday unless you want to dry your skin all the more.

Buy Again: Yes, yes, yes! I so love Mario Badescu products!

Miss J

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  1. This looks intriguing! Will definitely give this a try too, soon! Thanks for the review!


    1. Hi Miss Sabs, please do and let us know what you think!