Is Mario Basedscu’s Glycolic Foaming Cleanser Worth it?

I recently ran out of my Shea Moisture facial cleanser so I thought it would be the perfect time to try something new. I did some research on the internet and heard that Glycolic Acid was great for the skin thanks to a few estheticians on Twitter. So, I settled on by Mario Basedscu’s Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, excited about the results it could bring for my skin.

My skin tends to get pretty dry, mainly in the fall/winter but even in the Spring, I struggle with keeping my skin moisturized. For this reason, I tend to struggle with finding cleansers for my skin that doesn’t make my face feel like it’s going to crack.

What Does This Foaming Cleanser Promise?


Basedscu’s Foaming cleanser is cruelty-free and is designed to refine uneven skin tone and texture. It’s formulated with Glycolic Acid and Chamomile, Marshmallow, Sage, St. John’s Wort, and Yarrow. These ingredients combined help to brighten the skin and deep clean pores, promote radiance, and minimize the appearance of dry fine lines and uneven skin tones. Sounds good right?

My Experience

I spent around $17 for this 6 oz bottle, which I would say is a good deal considering the fact that you don’t need to use a lot. This product is only meant to be used roughly 2-3 times a week and takes the place of your regular cleanser for those days, which means that on your off days you should continue to use your regular cleansing product.



I’ve been using this product for about 3 weeks now. It has a limit scent that fades right after use. My skin is noticeably brighter since using this product and it feels like it’s getting deep into my pores, which I love. However, I personally have felt some irritation since using it. If you have dry skin like me, be sure to have your moisturizer on deck. I know that most facial cleansers tend to make your skin feel dry after use but this one for me makes my skin feel drier compared to my normal Shea Moisture Cleanser. I’m definitely going to continue to use this product as my skin isn’t having any ‘bad reactions to it other than dryness and my acne is clearing up. But, I would have to say that this product may be better designed for those who have oily or combination skin.