I am in the midst of using my Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion and Aloe Vera Toner, so I thought I would do a quick review for them. I wanted to try something else from the Mario Badescu toner line( was using the Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion previously). After consulting the beauty advisor over at Kit Cosmetics, I went ahead and get these two bottles. I got them mainly because they are rather mild and gentle, I didn’t want anything to aggravate my acne prone skin even more. In addition, these two toners are both alcohol-free.
The Aloe Vera Toner is the mildest of the two. Its very light on the skin and I like to use this after I exfoliate. It feels very soothing on the skin. I find that it calms the redness on my skin pretty well.
The Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion looks really scary in the bottle being orange in the bottle. However it is also quite a mild toner for the skin. I like to use this for days when for my “good-skin” day. I find my skin brighter after using this toner. What I don’t like from toner is it leaves a sticky residue on the face. After using this toner, I always have to apply moisturizer straight after.
I like to use both of these toners as a quick mask lotion as well. Drenched the compressed face mask with some toner and put it on for 5 minutes. I find it helps to prep my skin, making make up application smoother afterwards.