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Mario BadescuBotanical Facial Gel
Mario Badescu

Botanical Facial Gel

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Mario BadescuBotanical Facial Gel
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (6)
  • Leaves clean feel (6)
  • Not greasy (5)
  • Balances skin (4)
  • Improves skin texture (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily skin (6)
    • Acne-prone skin (5)
    • Combination skin (5)
    • Daily use (5)
    • Sensitive skin (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (3), Budget shopper (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Favorite Cleanser

    By Sarah Anne

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I love this cleanser. This is the first time I have used a cleanser that wasn't foaming. It took a time or two to get used to but now I love it. It cleans my skin and takes off all my makeup! My skin feels silky smooth after I wash it and my skin looks better than every. I use this morning and night!

       
      3.0

      Works well enough

      By TheSassyMermaid

      from Michigan

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup
      • Irritates eyes

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      I have loved every Mario product I've tried before, and this is the first one I haven't been head-over-heels about. It's fairly effective- removes some makeup, smells okay, quite balancing for my acne-prone skin... but it stings my eyes, even though I try to avoid that area during cleansing (I usually just remove eye makeup with coconut oil). Even if a little of the gel rinses into my eyes, it does burn, and I do not have sensitive skin or eyes at all. I'm not sure if it's the AHA's or what. I'll probably keep this in my shower to use with my Clarisonic, just because it will rinse out of my eyes faster that way. Will use it up, but won't repurchase.

       
      5.0

      Great cleanser

      By Sandy

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      Wet face first and then use gel. I use a wash cloth to remove gel. Be aware the gel does not foam up.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Product Junkie

      By Product Junkie

      from Jackson, MS

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • NONE

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • NONE

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      It did not with my oily skin but it did make my skin feel soft.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfection, perfected.

      By MustBeSonia

      from Chester, VA

      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
        • Dry Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        I use this facial wash in the morning and in the evening. I really like that it does not create suds or any sort of foam. It goes on like a gel and the consistency is the same as you wash your face. It does not over-dry my skin, and it smells wonderful! It is a great pick-me-up in the shower, and does well with removing makeup.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Newest fave!

        By EBird

        from New Orleans, LA

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          I love this face wash. It's only been about a month, but I can tell a difference in my skin. When I started, I was having a bad reaction from a different brand's moisturizer. My cheeks were red, bumpy, itchy, and felt tight. This soothed my skin, made it smooth and soft. I also naturally have combination skin, very oily in my T-zone and very dry everywhere else. This product has really helped to balance that out. No more dry patches or oil puddles. My chin is clearing up, too. I have the occasional hormonal breakout, but I always had these persistent white bumps all around my chin. Congested skin, I think it's called. While it hasn't completely gone away, it's definitely getting there. The bumps are much smaller, less noticeable, and some have gone away completely. I do agree that it feels odd, like it might not be working, because it doesn't foam. But, trust me, it is, and it leaves my skin squeaky clean after. I use this with the Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion and the Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C. I love them all!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this product

          By Onegrace

          from St.Augustine, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          I have oily skin and use makeup every day . This cleanser is gentle yet sloughs away all my makeup. Great price too

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new favorite product

          By sei31

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            I have suffered from oily, acne-prone skin for over 10 years. I wish I had found this entire line sooner. This is one of my favorite products I use now. I use it twice a day and from the very first day I have noticed a significant reduction in the oiliness of my skin. I used to have to powder my face several times during the day to not look greasy, and now I can basically just get by with one or two touch ups!

            It is very gentle on my skin and it really does leave your skin feeling clean. It was weird to use at first because it is a gel and not a foaming cleanser, so I wasn't sure I was really washing my face well enough. But now that I found this I will never go back. I hardly have any break outs anymore, and when I do they are very small and easy to contain.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely amazing!

            By mellebelle90

            from Detroit, MI

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            I have had problem skin with nodular, cystic acne for years, and have tried everything from OTC products to expensive prescriptions. I have NEVER had something work as well on my skin as this cleanser. I used it at night, and literally saw amazing results by the next morning. This has very quickly become my holy grail cleanser.

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