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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 212 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (156)
  • Leaves clean feel (148)
  • Not greasy (108)
  • Smells great (107)
  • Balances skin (100)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (30)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Greasy (5)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (96)
  • Combination skin (88)
  • All skin types (76)
  • Sensitive skin (73)
  • Acne-prone skin (67)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (92), Brand buyer (70)

Reviewed by 212 customers

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2.0

just Ok

By diva920

from Saint Clair Shores, MI

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

I didn't notice any difference in my skin. It was clean, but I prefer a foam cleanser.

 
5.0

Fresh and clean

By JessC

from Tampa,fl

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I love this product and all items of this brand.

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By retired RN

    from Harrisburg, PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I have used very many cleansers in my life (I am 69). Usually buy drug store products because I truly believed all cleansers were the same. Got this as a sample, and after 2 uses I was hooked. Only one that leaves my skin soft, really clean and not dried out! Will buy it again since very little is needed each time, so the price is worth it. I I noticed that several comments said it did not remove makeup. Since I am not a heavy makeup user, this was not an issue for me.

       
      5.0

      mario bedescu

      By jess

      from NC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      good product

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Alrep

      from Houston TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        I just love this product!!!!!

         
        5.0

        Cleans well!

        By Molly

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          Great product. I have dry skin and this cleanser works really well. It cleans well and doesn't dry out my skin.

           
          4.0

          The Best

          By Keri

          from Kansas city, MO

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            Improved skin tone after one use.

             
            5.0

            New Fave in the MB Line

            By Lauren W

            from San Diego

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              Have been using this line for years but the Foaming Glycolic Cleanser was always my go to. Decided to switch it up and I'm converted! It has a super smooth formula and feels like it's moisturizing your skin immediately during washing. I have oily and acne prone skin and in one week my skin looks be feels better.

               
              4.0

              Enzyme Cleansing Gel....

              By Jas

              from Michigan

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Isn't drying
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I've only been using this product for a few weeks but so far I love it! I have combination/oily skin and this products doesn't over dry out my skin. It really leaves my skin feeling clean. I've seen a difference in my skin, it looks more healthy! The only potential issue I see is that it doesn't fully remove makeup but this isn't too much of a problem for me because I use Micellar Cleansing Water to take off my makeup. I will continue to use this product!

               
              5.0

              THE BEST!!!!

              By Pep

              from KCMO

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                I love this skin care line!

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Would you use this product to remove makeup before using the Acne Starter Kit?
                  Asked on 1/9/2016 by Katie from San Antonio, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The Acne Facial Cleanser in the Acne Starter Kit will remove makeup. You can alternate between using the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and the Acne Facial Cleanser, if you'd like, but you should not use both at the same time.

                    Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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