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Product summary

"Mario Badescu - Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex" is effective for: Exfoliation, Evens skin tone and Anti-aging

This product could be helpful for: Moisturizing, but its actives are not the most effective or are not well-studied.

Ingredient callouts

  • This product contains acids (glycolic acid 1.00% - 1.50%). Their concentration is low, and they will not have a strong exfoliating effect. Instead, they work to support the skin natural acid mantle and to attract water (as humectants).
  • This product includes a form of Retinoids (vitamin A) - retinyl palmitate 0.15% - 0.65%, but this type of vitamin A is not very effective. It could in theory help with fine lines and wrinkles, but the effect is most likely minimal.
  • Humectants (glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer 0.15% - 0.65% and glycerin 3.70% - 5.60%). These ingredients help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve the skin hydration.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Mario Badescu" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.


The product retails for 35.00$ in the United States and for 35.56A$ in Australia.

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