Rated 4.23 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 749 customers Not For Me
Ash from WA
I've liked every other product I've used from this brand, but this one just wasn't for me. I have light to moderate adult acne that is more manageable depending on the products I use. My nightly routine is a light cleanser to remove makeup first and then I use an acne wash, followed by a toner, serum, and a moisturizer. The only thing I've changed lately was the acne wash, and yet I've been noticing more blackheads (something I haven't had an issue with for quite a while) and more acne breakouts over the past month. I also usually feel a difference in skin texture with other cleansers I've used, my skin actually feels tighter and cleaner after each wash, THIS cleanser doesn't have that effect. I only bought this product because it was cheaper than the other acne cleansers I've used, and I've liked other products from this brand, unfortunately, it seems I'm going to go back to the more expensive cleansers.
Buying product again
Kxg from Albuquerque, New Mexico
It's really light. Doesn't have a scent to it which is great!
I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS - ever.
Yassss! from USA
This product absolutely has me shook. I feel like my skin maybe never was clean before... now ? I have struggled my entire life with combo dry skin , which for me means winter is particularly rough. This winter especially bc out of nowhere my skin freaked out on me and I've been FULL of stress acne for well over a month now with no improvement only getting worse. Due to my sensitivity I typically don't venture out of what I know works already, except it hasn't been working so I really researched and was hesitant first but am so far very impressed. The only reason 4 instead of the 5 stars is bc I need to still see if it's going to over dry me out . Will update this post.
(Also bought other products from this line as well! And a fancy little scrubber deal! It makes a huge difference! )
Smay from Tennessee
Bought this a couple months back. I do not enjoy this facial cleanser. It feels like I'm rubbing slime on my face and does not sud up any.
Melanie from Arizona
I really liked how this cleanser made my face feel really clean, and it has helped my acne, but it doesn't really lather, at all, which took some getting used to. but other than that my face feels so clean and fresh after using it and my acne has really started to improve just a week after using it daily. also, I have insanely sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate it like many other acne cleansers can. it can make your face feel a little dry directly after using it, which can easily be remedied by using a moisturizer or serum right after cleansing your face. it's definitely a great option for anyone with stubborn acne or oily skin. it won't clear up your acne after one use but you should start seeing positive results in about a week or so.
Maria from Cleveland, OH
This facial wash is AMAZING. I have very oily skin with large pores. Working in healthcare/mask mandate during the pandemic has caused the absolute worst acne of my life. I love this facial cleanser because it makes my face feel so clean/less oily for much longer than any other drugstore brand I have tried. I use a Cetaphil light facial wash beforehand for a double cleanse. In less than a week I have had a significant decrease in breakouts and people have already noticed a difference in my face clearing up. I can't wait to continue seeing results!
Ally from Petaluma
Iuse it every night before I go to bed
Abby from Sacramento
This product has been AMAZING! I have hormonal/ cystic acne and also work in healthcare. Wearing masks for longer periods of time have definitely caused some maskne. This helped reduce and dry up active acne and doesn't make my skin feel super dry or stripped. I have really sensitive skin and this has worked great for me! this is my new favorite and plan to always use it.
Hannah from Columbus Ohio
I have been using this for about a month now and it is doing a wonderful job at keeping my face clear of acne. I have semi combination skin, I don't find it drying. It get all the gross extra oils off my face but doesn't completely strip it. I have sensitive skin and it works well for me.
I love this product so much
I have no more pimples from FL
So I have bad skin
NI was looking and looking and looking for years for a soap that will cleanse me from my pimples
And I found it and I love it and everybody needs to buy it now
My skin has never been so oily
Nicole from Wisconsin
I've been using this for about 3 months and it's done nothing to help my skin. I have oily skin, but this makes it worse than ever. My skin is so broke out. I never break out on my chin, but right now I am. This didn't work at all for me.
Andrea from MN
This cleanser does nothing and I am resentful that I purchased it.
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.