Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My new favorite product
I have suffered from oily, acne-prone skin for over 10 years. I wish I had found this entire line sooner. This is one of my favorite products I use now. I use it twice a day and from the very first day I have noticed a significant reduction in the oiliness of my skin. I used to have to powder my face several times during the day to not look greasy, and now I can basically just get by with one or two touch ups!
It is very gentle on my skin and it really does leave your skin feeling clean. It was weird to use at first because it is a gel and not a foaming cleanser, so I wasn't sure I was really washing my face well enough. But now that I found this I will never go back. I hardly have any break outs anymore, and when I do they are very small and easy to contain.
Most Helpful Critical Review Works well enough
I have loved every Mario product I've tried before, and this is the first one I haven't been head-over-heels about. It's fairly effective- removes some makeup, smells okay, quite balancing for my acne-prone skin... but it stings my eyes, even though I try to avoid that area during cleansing (I usually just remove eye makeup with coconut oil). Even if a little of the gel rinses into my eyes, it does burn, and I do not have sensitive skin or eyes at all. I'm not sure if it's the AHA's or what. I'll probably keep this in my shower to use with my Clarisonic, just because it will rinse out of my eyes faster that way. Will use it up, but won't repurchase.
Reviewed by 99 customers Nice face wash
Millianna from Detroit, MI
I enjoy using this as my morning wash, or if my skin is really oily. It doesn't foam and it doesn't strip the face. It's not an intense wash but it's perfect for what I use it for.
Love this product
Veroni from Florida
I have been using this product here and there and it does the job doesn't mess with your face chemical balance leaves your face clean and soft
Beware of severe break outs
:( from Lawton ok
Man.... I love this brand and I love the ones meant for my skin. But I tried to give this cleanser some love and once I pinned it out that this is what was causing my eczema to engulf on my face and break out really bad😭
Worst face wash I've ever had
M from Lacey, Washington
I love the Mario badescu line I've been a fan for years every product I've tried is amazing until I tried this face wash. I'm in my early twenties and have pretty good skin not acne prone decent clear skin. For some people it may work and that's great but I had the worst experience with it. It felt gross on my skin the scent burned my eyes and my face never felt clean so i ended up breaking out BAD which has never happened before. I learned from experience that this is not the face wash for me but will continue using other products in the line.
Not a good makeup remover
redsteph19 from Newberg, OR
It is not sudsy at all. The creamy formula doesn't take off makeup well. It's gentle and smells pretty good. It would be a good morning cleanser.
Abby from Brevard, Florida
I love using this cleanser in the morning it wakes me up. I also use it at night if I'm not wearing makeup.
Great for combo oily skin
LGee from TN
I've gone through so many different grocery store facial cleansers, brands, etc. trying to save money. Have used other prestige brands too. Most leave me very oily by the end of the day. This one doesn't. It works great as part of a 3-part regimen I use (cleanser, toner, moisturizer). My skin looks young again. I've used it for 3 years.
I love that you can mix and match MB products how it works best for you. If you're not sure where to start, visit Ulta in person and ask. That's how I've chosen all my MB products. The associates are always knowledgeable and helpful.
My favorite cleanser
Janet from Texas
I have always had problems with my skin .. it gets very oily. If I use acne cleaners my skin will get worse or too dry. This one has been the only cleanser that has worked for me .
great for oily skin
Carla from Decatur, IL
This really helps to control oily skin. My skin is much better since using it.
Useless if you use an oil cleanser
Mouse from NC
I use the double cleanse method where I use an oil cleanser first, then a regular cleanser afterwards. This does absolutely nothing to get rid of my oil cleanser. I have to wash my face like 3 times in order to remove all of the residue from my oil cleanser. Completely useless.
Sharon A W from Chicago
I'm 33 years old and was looking for something gentle but effective, that would not dry my skin to oblivion. This makes your skin incredibly smooth and soft. Takes away all flakes and has a softening effect.
I use a makeup removing balm when I wear a lot of make up, then additionally cleanse with this and it works perfect.
It's a soft gel in consistently but doesn't dry out your skin like a typical gel cleanser. No foaming which I'm fine with.
I have incredibly sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate me in the slightest. I look forward to using this everyday, twice a day.
Yes honey will buy again and again
Van from El Paso, TX
I use as a everyday facial cleanser
Izzy from Lakewood
I had tried a lot of face washes and this one is one of the best. It's somewhat in gel form, but not your typical gel. It is perfect for oily and sensitive skin. It leaves a clean feeling, soft and smooth to touch. I am glad to have found this gem.
Cleared my skin?
K123 from Sf,CA
I was dealing with breakouts, it started at the beginning of the year. I picked this up at Ulta and used it that evening, i woke up the next morning and noticed a difference. It stopped the inflammation of the breakouts and I haven't had the same reoccurring pimples ever since. It cleanses without stripping moisture from your skin. I love it!
alyssa from michigan
this cleanser cleared my skin within days and doesn't strip my skin or leave it feeling dry like most foaming washes do but it still thoroughly cleans my skin and leaves it soft and smooth
Southern belle from Jacksonville,nc
I love how soft and clean my face feels after using this :)
I would buy this again!
LMDiva2 from Augusta, Ga
Natural and not harsh.
Stormyyskyy from Cedar Falls, IA
I wash my face every night and wake up every morning with an oily face. Tried Bioré which caused my face to get a rash. After I started using this, it's not oily anymore and no rash.
Better than expected!
Lizz Blizz from Colorado
I have just turned 30 and have been wanting to ramp up my skin care routine. A different product was actually suggested but my store was out of stock, so I purchased this seeing it had AHA in it. I have been using it for about a week so far and love it! It doesn't seem like it's cleaning your skin very well-only because it doesn't become soapy or foamy, but my skin (red, sensitive, oily) has been reacting very well to this!!
Not a fan
Mommy14 from Albuquerque, NM
Really wanted to like this but was very disappointed! I did not like this at all! Didn't really do anything for me, felt like it just sat on my face and didn't do any cleaning. Never removed any makeup I had on and I don't use much makeup at all. My face never felt clean after using this.
Bye Bye Oily Skin!
Chanti from Los Angeles, CA
I was using Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel for years..absolutely obsessed! However, the past few months my skin had been getting really oily and by mid day I felt gross and like I needed to wash my face. I started using Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel and within a few days my oily skin was gone! I am so happy that I decided to switch to this face wash. I no longer feel gross and oily by mid day, which is also helping my makeup last longer. Also, it does not dry my skin out which is a plus! So happy!
Krit from CT
I have oily/dry skin. I needed something to eliminate the oiliness. Found it! This product smells great and makes my skin feel great. Reduces the shine through my makeup.
New daily face wash
Jenna from NJ
After reading reviews I decided to give this daily face wash a try. I have very oily skin, but after using my other face wash my skin would feel very dry. This leaves my skin so soft, not oily, and not dry whatsoever!
Not what I expected
teebee from North Carolina
This product did not feel like s cleanser. It does not lather or even loo like there is product on your face. I was so excited because it smells fresh and the reviews I read were positive. Not what I was looking for.
BROKE ME OUT
Eliegel from Houston, Tx
I thought I had oily skin, so I bought this after using Mario prodcuts before and LOVING them. Unfortunatley this broke me out and I am not sure if it really helped with my oil. I wash mt face twice a day and follow with a toner, and during the day I noticed my face would be oily even after using a primer and foundation. My break outs are bad and I can't seem to clear them up. I know every skin type if different. I would say if you feel like your skin is not THAT oily, do not use this product.