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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 261 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (193)
  • Leaves clean feel (184)
  • Not greasy (137)
  • Balances skin (128)
  • Smells great (127)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (32)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Greasy (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (114)
  • Combination skin (106)
  • All skin types (96)
  • Sensitive skin (92)
  • Acne-prone skin (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (114), Brand buyer (87)

Reviewed by 261 customers

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4.0

Cleansing

By Naynay

from Lexington, SC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I have only used it for 2 weeks but so far so good. I like to let it set on my skin for a few minutes. Can't really tell the full effects of it as I have. It been using it long

     
    5.0

    Love this cleanser!! I have purchased it a 2nd time.

    By Cindy

    from Minnesota

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I have oily skin that's acne prone this has helped keep my skin less oily and much clearer. Great makeup remover too.

       
      5.0

      A MUST-HAVE!!!

      By Jess

      from Wichita, KS

      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
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        I wash my face twice a day with this cleanser. It does not lather so there is no residue!

         
        3.0

        i would buy this again

        By jenny beach

        from Warminster Pennysylvania

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          i have really bad acne and redness and my face always burns but i just got this yesterday (january 11) and i used it about 4 times and it doesnt make my skin burn after i wash it (my clean+clear wash does) and my skin is soft but idk if it works yet cuz i only used ir 4 times but so far its great

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          too gentle, dirt left on face

          By trish

          from dallas, tx

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I found this face wash to be really gentle, so gentle that after I used it, I I would wipe with a toner or micellar water and the cotton pad would be dingy from left over dirt on my face. It also does nothing to take non-waterproof eyeliner and mascara off. It would just smear it all Over my eyes. I don't want to have to scrub the sensitive eye skin. The seaweed was too mushy to be any kind of exfoliant. I am a super taster, and apparently also a super smeller, as I can smell almost a gross spit like smell amongst the pleasant frangrace from this stuff. It's great for a super gentle cleanser if you like the smell. However I find that philosophy purity cleaners are equally as gentle but remove makeup and smell better. For a budget friendly alternative, I would choose the la Roche-posay brand oh balanced face wash over this for the same reasons.

           
          5.0

          Clearest skin ever!

          By College Girl

          from Jackson, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            I use this every other day with my clarisonic most of the time and pair it with a vitamin c serum and the AHA lotion with the same brand. My face has never been so healthy. I hardly ever break out anymore. I used to have really oily skin and it has helped make it more neutral.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Actually I do...

            By Sgrmomma1974

            from Phila. PA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              After finally using the sample I received a few months back I realized I needed this in my daily regimen. One week without it was too long. Purchased the full size bottles but realized I should have purchased two toners instead of one.

               
              5.0

              Enzyme cleansing gel

              By kim

              from ca goleta

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                feel clean smell good

                 
                5.0

                LOVE MARIO BADESCU!!

                By Steph

                from Southern Illinois

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                  I love this cleanser! Smells fresh and makes my face soft!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  go-to cleanser

                  By becca

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                    i have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin ... this cleanser has helped all of that (except the sensitivity) immensely. I use it every night (just micellar water in the mornings). the only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I do have to follow it up with micellar water to remove ALL of my makeup at night, but we all have our flaws ;)

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Will this help get rid of my acne? And can I use this along with the drying lotion?
                      Asked on 11/18/2016 by Rock n roll girl from La Quinta, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Enzyme Cleansing Gel features fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities that can lead to clogged pores. This would a great option for you if you have combo or slightly oily skin.
                        If you have oily, acne prone skin, our Acne Facial Cleanser is a better option for you. http://www.ulta.com/acne-facial-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200757
                        Either cleanser can be used before spot treating with the Drying Lotion.

                        Answered on 11/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this gel and the foaming cleanser simultaneously. Like the gel as part one of a double cleansing routine and then the foaming cleanser as part two? I have oily skin with hyper pigmentation and mild acne
                      Asked on 11/15/2016 by Lee from Miami, fl

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Will this product help clear my breakouts?
                      Asked on 11/12/2016 by Rocker girl from Palm desert, CA

                      1 answer

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