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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 341 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (260)
  • Leaves clean feel (246)
  • Not greasy (187)
  • Smells great (180)
  • Balances skin (174)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (40)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Irritates skin (8)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (150)
  • Combination skin (137)
  • All skin types (132)
  • Sensitive skin (121)
  • Acne-prone skin (105)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (154), Brand buyer (113)

Reviewed by 341 customers

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5.0

Definitely a Re-Buy for me.

By Nik

from Waxahachie, Tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    When it comes to skincare I like to get the best, only because I have super sensitive skin and this product doesn't disappoint. It's very gentle and the scent is very subtle, I love how it leaves my skin feeling soft, you also get a lot of product for the price will definitely be checking out more skincare by this brand.

     
    5.0

    Cured my skin after testing many other products!

    By ol faithful

    from raleigh, nc

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      So happy with this product!! I'm 34, oily, sensitive, acne prone skin. I went from Dove Sensitive bar soap (I know, I know... horrible for your face!) to using CeraVe cleanser with great success acne wise, but it made my pores large.

      Peter Thomas Roth peter Irish moor mud cleaner seemed to give me blackhead...So I tried Purity cleaner and got the worst, deep, painful breakout all over my chin and forehead that I've ever had in my entire life.

      I was on a desperate hunt to clear the breakout from the Purity that continued to hang around without budging for almost three weeks. I bought this cleaners and drying lotion and within 2 days I was already on the mend. 6 days in and I'm nearly to "best skin ever" status. So happy!! I will be investigating more products from this line!

      One note: This particular cleaner did not remove my mascara very well, but works great on facial makeup.

       
      1.0

      Do not waste your money

      By b

      from california

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          This product was a waste of money. It doesn't remove makeup and i'm not talking water proof mascara I'm talking basic foundation light mascara. Tried using it after a make up remover and still does not remove dirt! Its like washing my face with just water...just moves the dirt around.

           
          5.0

          MUST HAVE

          By Cilla

          from West Hills

          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
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, I've been using this with the drying cream and they SERIOUSLY WORK!!! I've been using them both for a week and my face has cleared up dramatically!

             
            5.0

            Smaller pores!

            By Courtney L

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              My pores are smaller therefore less blackheads. I also use other products though so it might be a combination of them all rather than just this product.

               
              5.0

              My New Favorite Cleanser

              By Nelly

              from Tallahassee,FL

              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
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                I started seeing results within one week of use. This product does wonder for my skin! I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out.

                 
                1.0

                Gave me so many whiteheads!

                By Kasekase

                from West Virginia

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                • Ineffective
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                  I really wanted to like this product after all the great reviews and so many YouTube gurus recommended but no no no. I never review products but this was awful! After 2 weeks of using I still thought that this was purging, but I moreso learned that you purge in areas you usually breakout in more or worse, and I was breaking out in areas I hadn't even seen myself breakout! Even in high school! I never breakout on my nose, and I have 3 angry whiteheads right now, as well as no fading of my black heads either. Waste of money and plan to return this and several other badescu products tomorrow. Although, I do recommend the drying lotion!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nothing like it

                  By l e a n n e

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Helps acne
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                    I have very acne prone skin and I've tried numerous products to try and help but none have worked like this product. I recently ran out and have noticed my skin breaking out so much more. I love this stuff.

                     
                    5.0

                    THE BEST!!!

                    By Ashley

                    from Southwick, MA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                      This is so gentle and removes all my makeup. I even think it starts to get rid of my acne!

                       
                      3.0

                      ehh.. wouldn't buy again

                      By mads

                      from seattle

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Balances Skin
                      • Gentle
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                      • doesn't do much
                      • doesn't make skin feel clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                      I used the foaming cleanser before this but went with this one because of the price, not much to say other then it doesn't feel like it's working.

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                      • Q:

                        Does this product help with discoloration/hyperpigmentation? I have slightly sensitive skin and I am a little scared to use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser because I am prone to products burning my skin, especially products that contain alcohol. Which option do you think would be best?
                        Asked on 6/26/2017 by Dime from Georgia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great option for daily cleansing on combination to oily skin types. Papaya and grapefruit extracts are exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. With that being said, this product does not target discoloration specifically. If you have sensitive skin, I would not recommend the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser. You can use the Vitamin C Serum every other evening to help brighten the skin and reduce discoloration. http://www.ulta.com/vitamin-c-serum?productId=xlsImpprod6200689

                          Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have dry rough skin with tiny red bumps on my cheeks can I use this to clear it up & get my face back to my regular skin tone?
                        Asked on 6/20/2017 by Natalie from Houston, Tx

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                      • Q:

                        Would you recommend combining this with the glycolic acid toner?
                        Asked on 6/19/2017 by Aly from undisclosed

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                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, certainly! Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel can be used daily to cleanse combination to oily skin types while helping to brighten the skin and reduce congestion. You can follow this with our Glycolic Acid Toner, to help reduce dullness and congestion while brightening the skin. Please know this product is not recommended for use on acne erupted skin. If you are experiencing breakouts our Special Cucumber Lotion can be used as your toner instead.
                          http://www.ulta.com/special-cucumber-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod6200771&sku=2210009&_requestid=327012

                          Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        What kind of toner should be paired with this cleanser? I have struggled with acne for many years and I do not think salicylic acid based cleansers/toners have worked for me.
                        Asked on 6/19/2017 by Aly from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        My skin has been through a lot, I'm on acne meds and have a topical solution for it. So my question is: is this product ideal for sensitive/ combination skin?
                        Asked on 6/13/2017 by Emma from Riverside, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great option for combination skin - this product will help reduce congestion and breakouts without over drying. However, since you are on topical acne treatments prescribed by your doctor/dermatologist, please consult with them before using any new skin care products while on prescription treatments.

                          Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Hey! I have acne prone, sensitive skin. I get lots of little bumps and deep cystic pimples regularly. Skin is also really prone to redness and irritation. I'm not sure if I react to SA, is it worth trying the acne wash? Or should I stick to the enzyme?

                        Also, is there a purging period or should skin start to clear right away?
                        Asked on 6/1/2017 by Jen from Boston

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          If you think you may have a sensitivity to salicylic acid, the Acne Facial Cleanser may not be for you. Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel can be used to gently cleanse skin and help reduce congestion without over drying. An increase in breakouts should not occur when using this product.

                          Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have all-over oily, sensitive skin with small and scattered pimples that are constantly on my face. Would it be better to get the glycolic foaming face wash, the enzyme cleanser gel, or the acne cleanser?
                        Asked on 3/16/2017 by Patricia from Illinois

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is this product supposed to make you break out at first? I've been using it for a week now and have been breaking out more than often. I haven't been using a toner either...
                        Asked on 2/22/2017 by Rubi from San Diego, CA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is this okay for dry skin?
                        Asked on 1/23/2017 by Lenny from Woodbridge, VA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Enzyme Cleansing Gel is recommended for all skin types.

                          Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        is there menthol in this product
                        Asked on 1/14/2017 by jiselle from texas

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Enzyme Cleansing Gel does not contain menthol.

                          Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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