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Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel

Mario Badescu

Botanical Facial Gel

Item #: 2209888 Size: 8.0 oz

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A refreshing oil controlling cleanser. This non-soap, non-foaming, gel cleanser is deep cleansing and refreshing for oily skin. Removes make-up, dirt and oil thoroughly without over drying skin. Exfoliating alpha hydroxy formula helps prevent build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples.
Twice daily, massage in a circular motion on wet skin, avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water. Pat dry and follow with toner or astringent.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Glycerin,Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis Fruit) Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Mario BadescuBotanical Facial Gel
 
4.1

(based on 40 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (27)
  • Leaves clean feel (24)
  • Not greasy (22)
  • Improves skin texture (15)
  • Balances skin (14)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (23)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Acne-prone skin (15)
  • Combination skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (12)

Reviewed by 40 customers

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5.0

Best affordable cleanser I have tried

By DeDe

from Danville Pa

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

I have hormonal adult acne that can be pretty brutal sometimes. Been battling it for a few years now so it's safe to say I have invested a ton of money trying to find products that helped or at the least didn't cause me to break out worse. I used cleansers that were literally 5x more money than this and didn't like them as much. I found this line to have lots of fantastic affordable products that do not irritate my sensitive skin. Right now I take vitamins for acne, use this cleanser, the alpha moisturizer, the whitening mask and flower and tonic mask, and my skin looks so much better. Not totally clear but a noticeable difference for sure. I plan to stick with this regimen of Mario products and look forward to trying others too.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Jess

from Kansas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

    I have very oily/acne prone skin that is also extremely sensitive. This product leaves my face feeling clean without over drying as so many other cleansers do and it doesn't irritate it at all. It's not meant to foam, but it removes my makeup easily. I would definitely recommend this and I'll continue to buy it!

     
    5.0

    In love

    By J

    from KS

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

    I have super oily/acne prone skin that is also extremely sensitive. So many other products that are made for my skin type would over dry and exasperate the problem. Not this product! It leaves my skin feeling clean, but soft and I never get that tight/over dry feeling afterwards. It's also helped to exfoliate away the small under the skin bumps I've had for weeks! I fully recommend this product and I will continue to buy it.

     
    5.0

    Love it so much!

    By Nessa691

    from Ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I normally use a face wash from a big name company but it's not stocked in stores around me. I ran out and decided until I can get it I'll give this a try. Well... I'm not going back. This leaves a great feeling on your skin when you wash it off. It is also not harsh or over drying. It's perfect for a daily face wash.

       
      5.0

      Worth the price

      By Bdub

      from Houston,TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I use this wash as a daily wash. Sometimes I pair it with a little squeeze of the scrub from the same brand when I need a little extra exfoliation. Surprisingly, the oily space between my eyebrows isn't oily anymore. It can very rarely be drying, but just apply some moisturizer and you'll be fine. Even though the cost is a bit high and it doesn't qualify for discounts, I feel like it's worth the price. As of now, I plan on buying again. I've only had product for about a week

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Doesn't Foam

      By Ro

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I feel like it didn't remove all of the dirt from my face.

       
      5.0

      My Dream Cleanser

      By ninamarie1108

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      For those that have acne prone and oily skin, you NEED this face wash. It's not meant to foam because products that tend to foam can be very drying. It breaks down my makeup very well and then I always go in a second time to clean, but I feel completely clean and free of any makeup leftover. Have seen amazing results and will be buying my second bottle. I also can't believe it's so cheap.

       
      4.0

      Good for price

      By E-duh

      from Ft.Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I use instead of the acne cleanser when I don't have any breakout. I have oily and scenic skin

       
      4.0

      Gentle Cleanser

      By Rambler

      from Ohio

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        I used another cleanser from this product line and found it to be gentle, but, perhaps ineffective for my oily skin. I searched online for the suggested products for my skin type and purchased this cleanser. This product leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturized. Many cleansers aimed for oily skin tend to over-dry or irritate sensitive skin. The occasional break-out may still occur, but this cleanser seems to gently and effectively work. I very much consider the brand and the cost, but this product line is reasonably priced and packaged simply.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Plain Jane

        from Tracy ca

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          I use it morning and night like the instructions say and my skin has improved. Great stuff at a great price

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          • Q:

            I have breakouts often, would you recommend this or the acne facial cleanser? I don't wanna dry my skin out. I have oily skin but dry during winter.
            Asked on 2/13/2016 by Alexis from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Acne Facial Cleanser is a great option for your acne prone combination/oily skin. Should twice daily use be too drying for your skin in the winter, you may want to consider alternating usage with Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

              Answered on 2/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Does this help with acne? If not could you recommend face wash and other face products that do? My skin is very oily,I get lots of breakouts on my checks & chin and I get blackheads really back on my nose and checks they're almost everywhere
            Asked on 9/6/2015 by britt from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Botanical Facial Gel is ideal for oily skin and features an exfoliating alpha hydroxy formula that helps prevent build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. Another great option for acne-prone skin is the Acne Facial Cleanser, which features salicylic acid to fight acne blemishes:
              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

              Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
          • Q:

            Could this be used with the claisonic Mia 1?
            Asked on 9/6/2015 by britt from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, this cleanser performs beautifully with Clarisonic cleansing devices including the Mia 1!

              Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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