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Botanical Facial Gel

Mario Badescu

Botanical Facial Gel

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8.0 oz Item 2209888

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Specially formulated for oily skin, Mario Badescu's lightweight gel cleanser features exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids to rid the skin of excess oil, makeup, and pore-clogging buildup. AHAs help deep clean and remove excessive T-zone shine-leaving behind a balanced, clear, and healthy-looking complexion.
Gently massage cleanser in cirular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow AHAs more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with toner or astringent. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Mica, Citronellol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 16035 (Red 40).

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Mario BadescuBotanical Facial Gel
 
4.3

(based on 63 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (45)
  • Leaves clean feel (41)
  • Not greasy (38)
  • Balances skin (29)
  • Improves skin texture (25)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (37)
  • Daily use (29)
  • Combination skin (25)
  • Acne-prone skin (21)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (14)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

Love This Product!

By Momma Deb

from Portland, OR

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

    At my age of 58 everyone wants to sell me super moisturizing products - but I have oily skin with occasional breakouts still! If I use products for acne or oily skin, then I get dry patches. I used the manufacturer's website chat to find the right product and this stuff works great! It cleans off all traces of makeup and dirt, as well as clearing excessive oil without drying out my skin! My skin feel soft and clean and I had no dry patches through the winter like I often have in the past. This is my 3rd bottle of this stuff and it only takes a small amount of product to clean your face. Just don't be surprised - there are no suds!

     
    5.0

    Solid purchase

    By Katie

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      As soon as the weather turns warm my skin instantly becomes oily so I set out for new facial care. This stuff is very gentle but effective. My face feels clean and looks great, not oily at all.

       
      2.0

      okay

      By Taylee

      from Dubuque, IA

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

      *update* At first I really enjoyed this cleanser because it didn't smell or foam, but now I've come to dislike it. It didn't make my skin feel clean and I think it made my acne worse. It's supposed to be formulated for oily skin but didn't help with any of my oilyness.

       
      4.0

      Light Cleansing

      By Janine

      from Arkansas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        I like to use this cleanser on my no-makeup days. It's very light and refreshing. Plus, it's gentle for my normal-oily sometimes sensitive skin.

         
        3.0

        probably best for really oily skin

        By Sarah Faith

        from Lebanon OR

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        I got a sample of this and gave it several tries. It was a fine cleanser, but just not the right formula for me. I have combo/oily skin...which I thought was more oily, but I don't think oily enough for this product. It smells wonderful, and has little thicker consistency than the enzyme cleaning gel. It definitely didn't make my skin any more oily, and it's still a good cleanser.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Taylee

        from Dubuque, Iowa

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

        This product is bomb; it smells so good and has helped my skin so much. I used to be a lil grease ball but now my skin is so matte and nice. It really helps with controlling oily skin without drying it out. I mean, I still get some acne (it's not a miracle) but way less than I used to. Definitely try it out.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Stuff at Great Price!

        By Bonniemom

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Non-drying on Oily Skin
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          I am nearly 60 so my skin is aging, but still very oily! SO hard to find a face cleanser that works for me! This stuff is great - it controls the oil, removes makeup, and still leaves my skin feeling soft and clean without creating dry patches. It has no fragrance - important to some people. It does NOT foam so prepare yourself for that - it still works wonderfully. The price of this line of skincare is just an added bonus - very affordable products.

           
          5.0

          My Second Go-To Facial Wash

          By Naturally JT

          from Jacksonville Fl

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

          After makeup removal I apply to my moist face and I let it sit for a while then I use my Mia 2 to clean my face and I rinse with warm water and apply toner afterwards.

           
          5.0

          Great for oily skin

          By Nawal

          from New York

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

            This product smells great. You can tell by using it that it has very less chemicals as compared to some other well known brands. I use it twice a day and I love it.

             
            5.0

            I will forever buy this from now on!

            By Kassandra

            from Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel:

              This product clears up my acne fast! It has also helped my oily skin so much.

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              • Q:

                Does this help with acne scars?
                Asked on 2/22/2018 by spring lover from Sun Valley, CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can this be used to remove a full face of makeup with the exception of eye makeup? How often can this be used? Daily? If this shouldn't be used twice a day can I use cerave renewing SA cleanser the other days or the MB acne facial cleanser?
                Asked on 2/6/2018 by Confused from Dearborn, MI

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Botanical Facial Gel will remove light makeup, if you use long-wear makeup an additional make up remover is suggested. This product is suitable for use both morning and night as your daily cleanser.

                  Answered on 2/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have a 10 year old daughter who has combination skin with blackheads on her nose and chin. What products can I use to help clear up her skin without drying it out?
                Asked on 1/19/2018 by soccermom0921 from Evansville IN

                1 answer

              • Q:

                so im 13 and i have pretty oily skin and of course i have pimples and im really trying to clear up my skin and make it less oily. but will the duel action cleansing brush system work for this or is it better to use clean hands?
                Asked on 11/20/2017 by lyss from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our cleansers, with the exception of the Seaweed Cleansing Soap, can be used with a cleansing brush.

                  Answered on 11/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I've been using this Cleanser for 4 months on my sensitive, acne prone, oily skin and I LOVE IT! My question is, what are the major differences between this and the Enzyme Cleansing Gel? What sets the two apart? Is one better in colder weather, etc?
                Asked on 8/28/2017 by bullg1rl from Grove City, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a gentle daily cleanser that is suitable for combination to oily skin. This product will help reduce congestion that may lead to breakouts without over drying. This is a great alternative to the Botanical Facial Gel if you need something gentler or for colder months. The Botanical Facial Gel is best suited for oily skin that may be congested or acne prone.

                  Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this okay for sensitive skin? I use Differin for acne, which causes some irritation, yet I also have oily skin in the T zone. The Acne cleanser is too harsh with Differin.
                Asked on 7/17/2017 by aw1405 from Kansas City

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Do I use this everyday? Does it exfoliate hardly?
                Asked on 3/11/2017 by Silver from Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Botanical Facial Gel does not contain any hard physical exfoliants and is recommended for daily use. Gently massage cleanser in circular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow AHAs more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

                  Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have breakouts often, would you recommend this or the acne facial cleanser? I don't wanna dry my skin out. I have oily skin but dry during winter.
                Asked on 2/13/2016 by Alexis from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Acne Facial Cleanser is a great option for your acne prone combination/oily skin. Should twice daily use be too drying for your skin in the winter, you may want to consider alternating usage with Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

                  Answered on 2/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this help with acne? If not could you recommend face wash and other face products that do? My skin is very oily,I get lots of breakouts on my checks & chin and I get blackheads really back on my nose and checks they're almost everywhere
                Asked on 9/6/2015 by britt from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Botanical Facial Gel is ideal for oily skin and features an exfoliating alpha hydroxy formula that helps prevent build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. Another great option for acne-prone skin is the Acne Facial Cleanser, which features salicylic acid to fight acne blemishes:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200757

                  Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Could this be used with the claisonic Mia 1?
                Asked on 9/6/2015 by britt from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this cleanser performs beautifully with Clarisonic cleansing devices including the Mia 1!

                  Answered on 9/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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