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Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu

Enzyme Cleansing Gel

8.0 oz

Item #: 2209927

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Mario Badescu's best selling daily cleanser. This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day's make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and grapefruit extracts are exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids that help prevent dulling 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.
Aqua (Water,Eau), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuEnzyme Cleansing Gel
 
4.4

(based on 226 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (167)
  • Leaves clean feel (158)
  • Not greasy (116)
  • Smells great (114)
  • Balances skin (109)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (31)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Greasy (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (102)
  • Combination skin (92)
  • All skin types (81)
  • Sensitive skin (78)
  • Acne-prone skin (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (100), Brand buyer (74)

Reviewed by 226 customers

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5.0

It doesn't lather but I can tell my face is clean!

By Enzyme

from Dekalb, il

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    This product doesn't lather, but I can feel a difference in my skin. I definitely use a follow up product after!

     
    5.0

    THIS TOTALLY WORKS

    By Banana

    from North Carolina

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Removes breakouts and red stops

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I usually only buy stuff if it works or has a free gift. I got this as a free gift and it worked so well and lasted a very long time.

       
      5.0

      Love this product for me and for my kids

      By mom of 4

      from florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I use this as a 2x daily product for myself. My 10 and 12 year old daughters use it as their first skin care product. Even my teenage sons use it! It is gentle and the scent is mild so that it is great for anyone.

       
      5.0

      Love ,Love ,Love

      By Nessa

      from Lewiston,NY

      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 Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        This cleanser and the clairisonic wiped those blemishes right across my face and out of my skin! This cleanser is decent price and immediate results,my skin looks so clean and feels non drying but balanced like it should .

         
        5.0

        I swear by Mario products

        By Mom of 2

        from Bergen County, NJ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I have sensitive skin and a touch of Rosacea. Before I discovered Mario products about 20 years ago I was constantly in the dermatologist office and had tried various prescriptions. None of which worked well and usually had side effects. With Mario products my skin is beautiful again. People don't believe I even have Rosacea.

           
          4.0

          I love this gel it takes away bad acne

          By Jackson Chandler

          from Prattville Alabama

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wont take away acne marks

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          Oh i love this it makes me look good and this entire brand is

           
          5.0

          Love it!!

          By Jess

          from Sparks, NV

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            Have been using for several years and get great feedback during professional facials regarding how my skin looks.

             
            5.0

            Leaves faces feeling soft

            By agomez13

            from North Carolina

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            Been using for about a week and I love it. Use it everyday after I remove my makeup. I have noticed a difference in my skin. I have combination skins and once I use it and leave my face feeling soft.

             
            5.0

            great product

            By Megan

            from Charlotte, NC

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            Actually does what the product says it's
            supposed to do. Makes skin feel wonderful!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would use this product again

            By HK

            from Chicago il

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I use this product with my clairsonic and it makes my skin very clean and soft

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              14 Questions | 14 Answers
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              • Q:

                I would like to know the difference between the Enzyme Cleanser and the Glycolic Cleanser?
                Asked on 9/18/2016 by Lilian from Redondo, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a daily cleanser that is non-foaming and relies on fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate while cleansing. Our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser features glycolic acid for enhanced exfoliation and should be incorporated into your skin care routine 2-3 times a week, depending on your skin type.
                  http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                  Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I am 16 and I have combination skin. Sometime really oily. Sometimes really dry. Once in a while I will get dry patches or a very oily t-zone. I have acne prone skin as well. Is this a good cleanser to use? My skin isn't as crazy as it sounds, but I've always used cleansers with dissolving beads in them. I thought maybe that was the problem so I threw them away. I also need a moisturizer. Please help!
                Asked on 6/26/2016 by Jessica from Hurst, TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The alpha hydroxy acids found naturally in the fruit extracts will provide a more gentle form of exfoliation than harsh beads. This will be a better option for you. You should pair it up with the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion (Item #: 2210015) and Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 (Item #: 220985).

                  Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Will this product work well with Glycolic Acid Toner? And are they ok to use every night? I'm prone to unde skin bumps and little whiteheads. I have combination skin
                Asked on 6/19/2016 by Paula from Scotland

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Glycolic Acid Toner are fine to use together. You may also want to think about incorporating our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (Item #: 2209926) into your skin care regimen 2-3 times per week to help with the pore congestion. Also, our Drying Cream (Item #: 2209806) is formulated to target those small under the surface bumps.

                  Answered on 6/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                What cleanser would you recommend for a preteen (11)? She has an occasional pimple pop up every now and then but nothing major.
                Asked on 4/29/2016 by PRenee from Austin,Tx

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great option to use several times a week, but due to the exfoliating properties of the fruit enzymes, I would not recommend having her use it twice a day if she has sensitive or dry skin. Keep our Drying Lotion on hand for the occasional pimple (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod65002240).

                  Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can I use the Enzyme cleansing gel in the morning and the acne wash at night, or is that too harsh?
                Asked on 4/21/2016 by cait from ny

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  If you have oily skin, that will work!

                  Answered on 4/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Can this product be used on the eye area to remove mascara?
                Asked on 4/16/2016 by Alisha from NY

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Would you recommend this for dry/combination skin?
                Asked on 3/25/2016 by Suha from California,US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is great for all skin types, but you do have a few other options available in the Mario Badescu Skin Care range to choose from. Our Seaweed Cleansing Soap has a creamier, more nourishing formula, which may be better suited for combination/dry skin.

                  Answered on 3/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this product oil free? Also is the acne cleaner oil free?
                Asked on 2/24/2016 by Ak47 from Escanaba mi

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes - both the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Acne Facial Cleanser are oil-free.

                  Answered on 2/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have small under the surface bumps on my forehead. I am currently using the drying xream for it. Would this enzyme cleanser or the acne cleanser work best for me, along with the glycolic toner? (Once or twice per day for the toner?)
                Asked on 2/18/2016 by Devyn from New York

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Acne Facial Cleanser twice a day. You may use the Glycolic Acid Toner twice a day but if it is too much for your skin, you may want to consider alternating use with Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. But you should be using a toner twice a day. Avoid using moisturizer at night on your forehead area - use the Drying Cream after cleansing and toning nightly. :)

                  Answered on 2/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I currently use the Acne Facial Cleanser and it works amazingly. i have very little acne it is mostly on my forehead and sides of my face. I occasionally get some above or near my eyebrows. Should I switch over to this or stay with the Acne facial cleanser?
                Asked on 1/12/2016 by A from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  It sounds like the Acne Facial Cleanser is working for you, so you should not switch it. Rather, to address those minor trouble spots, you could try using the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times per week to gently exfoliate away pore clogging buildup. If they are small under the surface bumps, you could spot treat with the Drying Cream.

                  Answered on 1/20/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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