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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 319 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (242)
  • Leaves clean feel (229)
  • Not greasy (172)
  • Smells great (168)
  • Balances skin (159)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (36)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Bad smell (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (143)
  • Combination skin (127)
  • All skin types (121)
  • Sensitive skin (111)
  • Acne-prone skin (96)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (141), Brand buyer (107)

Reviewed by 319 customers

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5.0

love it

By mady

from athens, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I love this so far! I have combination skin that has a lot of acne scars. This cleanser makes my skin feel so soft and I feel like the scars might be fading a little because of the yummy skin food in this. It smells great and doesn't dry out your skin. I recommend it!

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Garza- Watson

    from Edinburg, Tx

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    It's an amazing product! It leaves face feeling a little dry but nothing a moisturizer can't fix!

     
    5.0

    Makes other cleansers green with envy..!

    By Bex

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      This is simply one of those brands I don't mind spending a little bit more money on. My dermatologist turned me on to Mario Badescu and I've been gradually learning to love the products more and more! After receiving the Enzyme Cleansing Gel as a sample, I was hooked...after literally one use.
      It smells amazing, leaves my skin feeling ridiculously smooth, and has never caused any irritation.
      I'm a dog walker. which means my day of work leaves me covered in dog hair, sweat and god knows what. It's a HUGE relief to know I have a product that makes the most out of my post-work face wash!

       
      5.0

      Gently cleans skin without over drying

      By Alex

      from Santa Cruz

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        Love this brand!

         
        3.0

        I just got this

        By saraknoxreview

        from Knoxville TN

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            I have not had it long enough to test its long term use, but unlike other reviewers, I actually hate the smell. It is a very strong, powder floral scent that reminds me of .. cheap hotel products or something.
            Strangely, it doesn't seem to irritate my skin, but I also can't tell how much it cleans my face either: it leaves a sort of filmy feel on my face that I can't quite place. I might try this out for a week, but I have a feeling the smell is going to kill it for me regardless.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Another choice from Mario Badescu

            By Kit

            from Des Moines, WA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I used this cleanser prior to trying the glycolic one. This one leaves more of a "slip" to my skin. It isn't greasy but it doesn't contain sodium laureth sulfate, like the glycolic, which might make some people feel like their skin isn't really clean. I love both of them and they are both mild so I recommend trying the smaller sizes until you figure out which one you love more.

               
              5.0

              Great cleanser

              By Kristen

              from Rancho Cucamonga, CALIFORNIA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                  Leaves my skin looking like porcelain

                   
                  5.0

                  Really great product!

                  By Yuki

                  from Ontario,CA

                  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

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                    I really loved this product leaves my skin feeling super clean without drying it out

                     
                    5.0

                    This is the only facial cleanser I ever want to use!

                    By DebD

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Mature Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                      If this scent were available in body wash and lotion I would buy it immediately. Whatever it is, it smells good and calms my harried psyche!

                       
                      5.0

                      Love the smell!

                      By I'll Try Anything

                      from Virginia Beach, VA

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types
                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                        I bought this on an impulse and I love it! It's not too harsh or drying on my skin and it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. Plus it has a great smell! Works into the skin nicely and you don't need too much of it to get the job done.

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                        28 Questions | 28 Answers
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                        • 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
                        • Q:

                          Does this work well with removing make up?
                          Asked on 12/27/2016 by Tina from Arizona,US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Enzyme Cleansing Gel does remove makeup, oil, and other impurities from the skin. However, some of the long wearing, HD lines of foundation may require a makeup remover to properly remove.

                            Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                        • Q:

                          Hi there,

                          I'm 37 and still have acne throughout the month and more especially nearing my period. Mostly around my chin, mouth and jawline area. And sometimes on my cheeks. Should I go for enzyme or acne cleanser please? Please advise. Tq.
                          Asked on 12/27/2016 by Nizreen from Wilayah Persekutuan

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Hello,
                          I LOVE the smell of the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and I would like to know which other products of the Mario Badescu brand have the SAME smell, because I would like to buy them all. Thank you.
                          Asked on 12/21/2016 by Tangomambo from NJ

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Which cleanser can I use daily I like a cleanser that foams I get occasional breakouts (whiteheads)/combination skin and which toner would you recommend
                          Thank you
                          Asked on 12/21/2016 by liz from burbank

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Hello....Which cleanser would you recommend for sensitive skin with rosacea?
                          Asked on 12/8/2016 by Pam from Houston, Texas

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          My skin is combination dry and oily I believe and I suffer from really congested pores or black heads on my nose that I've never been able to fully get rid of. I also get small red bumps and blackheads on my cheek bones sometimes. What are good products to use as far as cleansers, toners and moisturizers. Treatment I'm thinking the silver powered sounds promising I just don't want to over dry my skin
                          Asked on 12/2/2016 by kai from NAS lemoore

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Our Acne Starter Kit features a collection of products best suited for your skin - Acne Facial Cleanser, Special Cucumber Lotion, and Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17. The kit also includes the Drying Mask and Drying Cream to target those areas of concern. To avoid over drying, you should sparingly apply both of these products only to those areas where you have the clogged pores. http://www.ulta.com/acne-starter-kit?productId=xlsImpprod6200813

                            Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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