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Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel

Mario Badescu

Botanical Facial Gel

8.0 oz Item 2209888

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Specially formulated for oily skin, Mario Badescu's lightweight gel cleanser features exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids to rid the skin of excess oil, makeup, and pore-clogging buildup. AHAs help deep clean and remove excessive T-zone shine-leaving behind a balanced, clear, and healthy-looking complexion.
Gently massage cleanser in cirular 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. Follow with toner or astringent. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Mica, Citronellol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40).

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Mario BadescuBotanical Facial Gel
 
4.3

(based on 54 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (39)
  • Leaves clean feel (35)
  • Not greasy (34)
  • Balances skin (25)
  • Improves skin texture (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (33)
  • Daily use (24)
  • Combination skin (23)
  • Acne-prone skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (22), Brand buyer (14)

Reviewed by 54 customers

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5.0

I will forever buy this from now on!

By Kassandra

from Texas

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

    This product clears up my acne fast! It has also helped my oily skin so much.

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Nelly

    from Chicago IL

    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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      Great product and I love all Mario badescu products so I'm
      Being biased but it's a great product for me.

       
      5.0

      Smells great !

      By Missy

      from Stockton, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      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:

        Removes make up great. I use a silicone face scrubber and just exfoliate my face along with this product 2x a day. Helps that it smells like heaven.

         
        5.0

        My favorite

        By TDH

        from Murfreesboro TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          While I consider price when choosing most things, this is my favorite face wash for the past 10+ years. I love it!

           
          5.0

          The Perfect Cleanser

          By Dwight Schrute

          from Edgewater, New Jersey

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          It removes make up and impurities. It's gentle and moisturizing . Great for Normal to combo skin.

           
          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.

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                  • Q:

                    Is this okay for sensitive skin? I use Differin for acne, which causes some irritation, yet I also have oily skin in the T zone. The Acne cleanser is too harsh with Differin.
                    Asked on 7/17/2017 by aw1405 from Kansas City

                    1 answer

                  • 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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