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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 37 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (26)
  • Leaves clean feel (23)
  • Not greasy (22)
  • Balances skin (14)
  • Improves skin texture (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (22)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Combination skin (15)
  • Acne-prone skin (14)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (12)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

Love it so much!

By Nessacassidy

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 Combo Skin that's fussy

    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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Nothing I haven't already tried before...

        By Andre_Allegiant

        from 804

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't lather
          • Smells

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            Was disappointed with this. Smell isn't all that good. Plus the lather on this sucks. Not imoressed. Returning...no difference.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Just bought my second bottle!

            By VIBRougeToo

            from Virginia

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Doesn't Remove Makeup

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            I have very oily skin, and I tend to breakout especially when I'm on my period. However, ever since I used this product I don't breakout as much anymore. I use this at night after I remove my make-up. I tried using it to wash the make-up off my skin, but it wasn't as effective as described on the bottle, because I still had mascara residue in my lower lash line after thoroughly washing my face. I don't really care that it doesn't remove make-up well, because it does a better job in keeping my skin acne-free, which is more important to me. I use another product specifically to remove my make-up.

             
            5.0

            Love this line!

            By ShopMama

            from Granger

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

              I use this product daily. I use it with my Clairisonic and it leaves my skin feeling balanced and clean.

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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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