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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
 
4.3

(based on 191 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (140)
  • Leaves clean feel (131)
  • Smells great (94)
  • Not greasy (93)
  • Balances skin (87)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (27)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Greasy (5)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (84)
  • Combination skin (75)
  • All skin types (66)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • Acne-prone skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (81), Brand buyer (63)

Reviewed by 191 customers

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5.0

I've been using this product since I was 20!

By Gabby27.0

from Baton Rouge

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

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    Tried & true product.

     
    5.0

    Love This!!!

    By Aaliyah C

    from Wausau, WI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      This is the best face wash I have ever used! It is so soft on my skin, and my face feels so smooth and refreshed every time I use it!

       
      4.0

      Nice Product

      By Meredith

      from Maryland

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I'm new to this brand and I've never used a cleansing gel before, but I like this product. It cleans well, though I do find that it's best for me to remove my makeup first. I like that you don't need to use a lot to get your face clean and that it's effective to use morning and night.

       
      5.0

      Obsessed

      By Court

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I thought I'd give this a shot for the price. It's my new favorite cleansing gel. I use this and then use the cucumber lotion afterwards. My skin feels extremely soft, clean, and radiant.

       
      5.0

      I would buy it again!

      By Angie M

      from El Paso Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        Love this cleanser!

         
        3.0

        on the fence

        By summer16

        from California

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        I am not sure if it is the fragrance but something was irritating my face. I like to use gel cleansers as the foam and sulfates are bad for acne, but my skin started to feel very warm after using this and I'm a few days my acne just got worse. Will keep trying to see improvement /:

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Handf

        from Morro Bay

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Really Works!

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            I have very sensitive skin. I first got the sample size and noticed that after a week my face started clearing up and feeling super soft. I do like to use an exfoliator with this product because when im washing my face with this product it feels like I didnt really do anything but i've been using the same exfoliator for years so I know this product is whats been clearing my skin! I love it!

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            5.0

            Great face wash

            By LadyLL

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            I have been using this face wash for 3 years and absolutely love it! I have sensitive skin and wear makeup everyday and this stuff keeps my skin nice and clear. Doesn't foam up which is strange when you start using but I actually prefer that now. Great product and I love this line.

             
            5.0

            THE BEST

            By Monica

            from Maryland

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I would always get pimples on my face or break out, but since I have used this my skin is so balanced and smooth and NO BREAK OUTS

               
              5.0

              Love the way my skin feels!

              By Pretty Mama

              from Bath, NC

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              Great Product. After using this for over a month and my skin feels great after using and not dried out. I have very acne prone skin and this doesn't cause increased issues with acne.

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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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