Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I love this product!!!
I use this product in the shower. I wash my face first with dove soap to remove my makeup and then follow with this cleanser. I don't have to use a lot, just a small squeeze. I use my fingertips and gently rub it all over my face, and over the affected areas. At first I though it wouldn't work because it is so gentle and doesn't form a lather which made me wonder if it was "working." After the shower, I let my face air dry and then with clean hands put on Mario Badescu's A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer. Together it has improved my skin dramatically. I started using Mario Badescu's product on March 29, and began taking pictures every 1-2 weeks to see if my skin was improving. It definitely has improved and no other product has been able to do this. It is now August 4, and my skin is more clear than it has ever been. The scars I hated and attempted to cover with makeup have faded away and I have had 1-2 pimples but even those disappear quickly and the scars fade fast. Don't feel discouraged if you get a pimple, take pictures and continue, you will see it works! I am extremely happy! Also, I have not had to purchase another bottle of either one; but I will soon, since I'm almost out, and I use both every single day. Definitely worth the money!
Most Helpful Critical Review Unless you're highly oily, it will make you bone dry
Yet another Mario B. product that has disappointed me. I wanted to like this, because it has minimal ingredients and no fragrance that can irritate skin. But I am not extremely oily, so using this all over my face outside of my slightly oily T-zone was a big mistake. It did clear up some bad blemishes I'd gotten from a horrible foundation I'd used, but after they were gone and I kept washing with this sometimes twice a day, my entire face began flaking and painfully peeling. I had to use moisturizers to try and fix it, which just sadly started the acne cycle all over again! I wasn't as adamant about checking ingredients when I bought this impulsively, and lo and behold, it contains straight up Isopropyl Alcohol that makes normal to combo skin bone dry. Mario B. seems to love using cheap ingredients like IA yet upcharges as an elite brand, what a joke! Use this at your own risk. I guess if you have extremely bad skin drenched in oil, it might be a temporary fix, but it's not good for longterm acne solutions.
Reviewed by 737 customers Great product!
Gail815 from Chesapeake, VA
I use this product every morning in the shower. Skin looks clear and no new break out since I started using.
Best Acne Facial Wash!
Liz from Columbus Ohio
Love this Product! Better than Clinique Acne Facial Gel! Eventhough it has alcohol, it doesnt dry out my skin! Will most definitely buy this again!
Great face wash
Mia from Lake Elsinore
For most of my teen years, I have struggled with hormonal acne. I've tried every product and nothing really worked for me. I have very complicated and sensitive skin. This face wash is very refreshing to use. Definitely have a good moisturizer to go with it so you don't dry out your skin. I am fully aware of the controversy of Mario products, but in all honesty it's worked for my complicated skin and it's affordable compare to most products that sell at an outrageous selling point.
Stefani from Washington
Love this product. I have acne prone skin. I use this every single day. My face loves the salicylic acid that's in the facial cleanser. I have repurchased this multiple times. I would recommend
Yes I would
Mae from Lochbuie, CO
I needed this because of wearing the face mask. Face was breaking out. Works great
I would buy this product repeatedly.
Faith from Texas
I loved how well it's helped my acne. I use it everyday and have seen such an amazing change in my skin!
Awesome Ace Facial Cleanser
jan24e from Houston, TX
I use this product every morning, it has helped my skin clear up
helps my cystic acne
Sarah B from New York
I have been battling acne on my chin, jawline, and cheeks and this is the only product that has helped me turn the tide. I use this in the morning and in the evening and I apply it only to my problem areas. my skin is prone to being dry so I am surprised that it hasn't dried my skin really much at all.
No skin type is the same so I can't say everyone will have these results but if you're searching for something to help battle hormonal acne you may want to give this a try, just use it on the problem spots, a little goes a LONG way too.
Hailey from FL
This contains alcohol and other harmful ingredients! After using this your face can feel very striped, dry, and tight as the ingredients are striping all the natural oils from your face. Try using brands such as cetaphil or cerave, they're soo much better for your skin!
I've bought this product over and over for a year now
Less from Missouri
I began breaking out really bad (comparable for cystic acne) while in college. I attributed it all to stress until I decided I had to take control of my face!!! I began trying all sorts of products until finally deciding to purchase this along with the toner and moisturizer. My face cleared up within a month of using the products. I notice when I don't use these products, the acne comes back. Therefore, I attribute my clear face to these products. I am super thankful because I am free to walk around without make up and with my head held high again.
Leaves residue and your face doesn't feel clean
Athena from Maryland
This product disappointingly does not leave your face feeling clean. I try to use it just in the morning when I just need a gentle cleanse, but even then I want to wash my face again. I wouldn't recommend if you have/easily get clogged pores.
Works Great... but with a facial brush ONLY!
alesha55 from PA
At first this didnt work well using hands to wash face it didnt scrub/sud at all, highly recommend using a facial brush! It has cleared my hormonal/sweat acne, i also use a bp cream, and clinique facial lotion. My fave is the clearest its been in years!
made it worse
m from s
i got this along with the cucumber toner to try and see if it would help my skin. after reading the reviews and everything everyone said i felt confident that it would work and help my skin out. i have very oily skin and acne spots. this did the complete opposite of helping. it made my skin even more oily and made me break out more on my chin and forehead. do not recommend.
Kayla from Bessemer, AL
This product is actually good! It smells very refreshing and makes my skin feel very clean. Been using this for two days now following up with some other products and my skin has been making some improvement! Would definitely be buying again.
Contains Isopropyl Alcohol!
1Makeuplover1 from Las Vegas, NV
Contains Isopropyl Alcohol! So drying!! face feels tight and dry for days after. Would not recommend if you have acne yet dry skin.
Didn't work for my hormonal acne
Alex from San Diego, CA
Product smells nice and feels great. I think this would work well for someone with infrequent acne. I started to get chronic hormonal acne and this didn't help (ended up going to the derm). Will save for once I get my acne under control and use for keeping my skin cleansed.
BURNS SO BAD
Teresita from NC
Threw this in the trash so quick. Burns so much. I should have looked at ingredients but they're a no go!
The only cleanser that keeps my acne away
Jess from Chicago, IL
I have been using this cleanser for some time now, and it is the only cleanser that helps keep my acne at bay. I also use it along with 3 other Mario Badescu products - glycolic acid toner, Ceramide Herbal eye cream, and the buttermilk moisturizer. This skincare line I use has my face looking better than it ever has.
Amazing Clenser, not my favorite smell
YoutubeMadeMeBuyIt from Kansas
First, I do LOVE this cleanser and plan on repurchasing. Going on about 4 weeks of using morning and night (followed by various moisturizers and serums) and I have noticed my acne has subsided substantially!! Feels so clean, but doesn't strip your skin at all! My 1 complaint is the smell is so bad! Full on old lady, nursing home, old perfume! The results are worth it but dang, odorless or a more pleasant scent would be nice!!
Katrina from Antelope
Definitely will buy this again!! My acne has cleared up so much!!! Also love our my skin is so soft.
No improvement, face doesn't feel clean
Oily, acne prone from Milwaukee, WI
I've been using this cleanser for months and have not seen a change. Also after cleansing once, a lot of the time I still have oil residue on my skin and have to wash 2 times. I wanted this to work but I'll have to pass.
Love love love
Nik from New Jersey
Used a face cleanser from a medi spa before using this and to my surprise this worked better then the medi spa one I was using
Cindy from NJ
Great cleanser. Love the texture! Everybody's skin reacts differently to different things, remember that.
Broke me Out!
Ble from Biloxi, MS
I love Mario Badescu products, but this wash broke my face out horrendously.
Leigh from Oklahoma
This stuff is great. Makes my face feel so clean & smooth after using it. It smells amazing too.