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Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu

Enzyme Cleansing Gel

8 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
 
4.3

(based on 181 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (135)
  • Leaves clean feel (127)
  • Smells great (91)
  • Not greasy (89)
  • Balances skin (85)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (26)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Greasy (5)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (80)
  • Combination skin (73)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • All skin types (62)
  • Acne-prone skin (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (78), Brand buyer (62)

Reviewed by 181 customers

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5.0

What I was looking for!

By Izzy Breezy

from McAllen, Tx

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I was looking for a gentle cleanser that wouldn't dry out my face upon cleansing it but that was also effective enough to remove all my makeup at the end of the day. This product does that and more! It leaves my skin looking and feeling clean with no cast or a greasy after feel. It has improved in evening my skin tone and diminished acne marks on my cheeks. I love the herbal smell to it and the fact that it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. I always try to implement items or brands that don't have yucky ingredients in my skin care and try to be good to my skin as possible. This is perfect and will xontinue to use as long as it's effective and my skin continues to love it!

     
    1.0

    I didn't like it, it did nothing for me

    By Chay

    from Tampa, Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
    • Greasy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I don't like it

       
      5.0

      Recommended after chemical peel

      By NewSkinNewMe

      from Decatur, GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        This was recommended to me by my esthetician after my first chemical peel. I was using the glycolic peel which was way too drying for my skin. She said I needed something non foaming, milky in texture that wouldn't be harsh or abrasive. This melted into my skin and really improved the texture. I also like that a small amount goes a long way. This is my go to cleanser now!

         
        5.0

        love it!

        By CC

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • great for rosacea!
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          Just remember this product is non sudsing. It only takes a little too. I'm really glad I tried this product!

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By not

          from Council Bluffs, ia

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            Is great for sensitive skin

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Lex

            from Doylestown, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              Use morning and night - face feels like it has a healthy glow!

               
              4.0

              Great cleanser

              By N.

              from Hacienda Heights, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No foam

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              Great cleanser and very gentle on my sensitive/combination skin! I just wish it gives the foamy texture. Just a personal preference.

               
              4.0

              Nice, gentle all around cleanser

              By Megan

              from Virginia Beach, VA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                great product, great price

                 
                5.0

                amazing!!

                By susy

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                Takes my make up off better than any other products without drying out my skin.

                 
                5.0

                I buy this product all the time. I recommend it!

                By Syl

                from Irvine, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

                  I use this product twice a day and of the many facial cleansers I've tried in the past, this is my favorite. I wash my face with a face towel, and what I've discovered is that to wash it completely off, I must scrub - of course not harshly, a second time.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Would you recommend this for oily skin? If not which products would help my oily/acne scared skin?
                    Asked on 1/8/2016 by Sonia from Tampa,FL.

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    What is the ph level of this cleanser?
                    Asked on 6/5/2015 by JNJ from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel has a pH range of 6.1 - 6.3.

                      Answered on 6/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    can I use this with my clairsonic or would it be too harsh?
                    Asked on 2/27/2015 by Court from Pittsburgh

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Enzyme Cleansing Gel is gentle enough to use twice daily with your Clarisonic sonic cleansing device.

                      Answered on 2/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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