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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
 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (35)
  • Leaves clean feel (31)
  • Not greasy (30)
  • Balances skin (21)
  • Improves skin texture (19)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (30)
  • Daily use (22)
  • Combination skin (20)
  • Acne-prone skin (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (19), Brand buyer (14)

Reviewed by 49 customers

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5.0

Amazing face wash

By Latoya

from Raleigh NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

    Love this product. Only face wash I use

     
    4.0

    Takes a while but worth it

    By CB

    from Milwaukee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      Okay so this product took a while to get my oily skin to where it is now. I had super, shiny oily skin. I completely changed my whole face washing regime in order to get where I'm at now. It started with this product but it took a long time before I seen a result, im talking like using 1/4 of the bottle and that is the reason I gave it 4 stars. It's not soapy or anything, so just have to try it, if you are patient enough. I used this it every other day and with my clarisonic. The other days I used Lush products.

       
      5.0

      Great lightweight cleanser

      By Casey

      from South Carolina

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't foam

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I'm a big fan of this cleanser. I use it 2 times a day, everyday. It takes off make-up well and leaves my skin feeling clean. The only down side is that it doesn't foam up like traditional cleansers do (this doesn't bother me though). I have sensitive skin that ranges from dry to oily and it leaves my face feeling clean. One of my favorite cleansers out there.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this product

      By Tina

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        I struggled with my skin for 29 years then I find Mario B. It changed everything. I have very fair, sensitive, oily, acne prone skin and couldn't ever find products that worked well. They were always too harsh and would irritate and dry out my skin this line is perfect. The face gel does not ladder which is hard to get used to but it's smells good is light and leaves my skin feeling fresh. I will not use anything else and it has been a year now that I have been using it.

         
        5.0

        Perfect for oily skin!

        By Mpalomino

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          This really does my face justice! Takes care of all that extra oiliness in your skin regardless if it foams or not, it does the job.

           
          5.0

          Holy Grail Skincare

          By Lindsey N.

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            I've been searching for the perfect cleanser for a while and I finally found it with this cleanser. I have very oily skin, but the combination of this cleanser and the Mario Badescu special cucumber lotion has totally balanced out my skin! It removes excess oil but never dries me out. This cleanser doesn't foam up but it leaves the skin feeling completely clean.I've never struggled with any acne so I can't say if it will help that, but it has helped keep any small blemishes away.

             
            5.0

            Love Love Love

            By CharDa

            from Columbia,Sc

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

              The whole line of products are great...but this is the only facial cleanser I buy

               
              5.0

              Repeat Buyer!

              By Joelle

              from Portsmouth, NH

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

                Love it and keep buying!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Lightly

                from Savannah, Ga

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

                  I love this face wash. The scent if there is any isn't powerful at all. I have acne prone blackhead skin and this does the job for me, paired with my foreo?! It's awesome and cheap...well cheap than other cruelty free brands. Love it

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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                  • Q:

                    Do I use this everyday? Does it exfoliate hardly?
                    Asked on 3/11/2017 by Silver from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Botanical Facial Gel does not contain any hard physical exfoliants and is recommended for daily use. Gently massage cleanser in circular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow AHAs more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

                      Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • 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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