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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 353 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (271)
  • Leaves clean feel (256)
  • Not greasy (193)
  • Smells great (188)
  • Balances skin (176)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (41)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Dries out skin (10)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Irritates skin (8)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (158)
  • Combination skin (146)
  • All skin types (135)
  • Sensitive skin (127)
  • Acne-prone skin (110)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (159), Brand buyer (118)

Reviewed by 353 customers

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5.0

Great cleanser!

By Mjayy04

from Dallas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Removes makeup
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I love how clean my skin feels after I use this product. It removes my make up with out leaving the skin feeling dry.

     
    5.0

    I personally really love this cleanser.

    By Ash

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

     
    5.0

    I LOVE THIS CLEANSER!

    By Skincare Addict

    from Albany, GA

    About Me Budget 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
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I love this cleanser, now I wouldn't say it keeps acne away, but it leaves your skin feeling soft, smelling great, and it's not messy at all. I use it usually in the morning or after school post makeup wipe. It gives your skin a clean feeling, and is super light. Btw for those of us sensitive skin people, it doesn't irritate or burn at all, and is good for those with combination skin.

       
      5.0

      Best face wash

      By D

      from OKC, ok

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        Best face wash I've found for myself. I struggled to find a good one but this is the one!

         
        5.0

        MB is always worth the money

        By Beachgirl247

        from Coraopolis, PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I use so many Mario Badescu products because they are great and worth the cost. I am a displaced New Yorker and I used to go to Mario Badescu for services and to buy products. Since I moved, I can still order from them online, but it was great to find a brick and mortar store that carries some of their line. As for the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, it is what I use every morning. I have been using these products for over 10 years and consistently get told I look younger than my age. They are not miraculous products, but over time, they keep your skin healthy.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again.

          By Hnida

          from Brentwood,Ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            This product cleans my skin without make it dry. I love it. This is my second time using it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for all over!

            By HappyEvaB

            from North Carolin

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            I love this cleanser. I use it on my face but also on my upper arms where I have a slight case of dermatitis and this product totally helps smooth my skin. I use this cleanser twice a week so this product lasts super long. Too much exfoliating makes my skin dry so if you have dry sensitive skin use this sparingly.

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Product Junkie

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I use this product in morning and evening to cleanse my face. I like this product a lot, but prefer a foamy wash. While the texture isn't my favorite, the product performs great. I have purchased twice, so that shows that I find it to be effective. Great product especially for the money.

               
              5.0

              Diminished my acne and texture

              By Courtyyy

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                I've been on the hunt for a good skincare regimen for over a year now. I've gone through expensive department store brands and drugstore brands and I think I've finally hit the jackpot. My skin is pretty finicky.. I have combo/ acne prone/ sensitive skin which makes it hard to find something not to harsh but will also help take care of my acne. Since I've been trying all types of skincare products my face has really started to freak out and I've been getting acne and texture like crazy. I've been using this cleaner in conjunction with the oil free moisturizer and drying lotion and it has really diminished my current acne and I haven't had any new ones popping through in almost 2 weeks. And on top of that all my texture is gone and my skin has felt baby soft ever since. I'm so glad I've finally found something that actually works and I'm so happy I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

                 
                5.0

                So Refreshing

                By macyonethirty

                from Houston, TX

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                  This face wash is amazing; it's so gentle and refreshing. My favorite part of this product is the smell!

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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

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

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

                    1 answer

                    • 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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