Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Mario saved my life
I cannot rave enough about this skin care line. My photos should speak for themselves. Granted they are two years apart, but I have been a loyal Mario user because I almost immediately saw results. For those suffering from adult acne, don't give up hope, get Mario!
Most Helpful Critical Review Returning immediately
This product was recommended to me in-store since that location does not sell what I usually use. I was told that it removes makeup and is great for sensitive skin. This product disappoints in both areas. It took 2 applications to remove my makeup (I don't even wear waterproof). When I finally did get it off, my skin had a nasty feeling residue that didn't even come off with toner. Worst of all, after only 3 uses my eczema was back full force and my face was red in places that haven't been red before. It is definitely going back!
Reviewed by 70 customers Mixed Feelings about this Product
Sleepy At Night from Spring Hill, Fl
Again, product is really nice, except that it was not able to be used for main reason which I purchased it.
Dry skin girl from Texas
I'm getting near my 30s and I've been trying to find an affordable skin care routine that will take care of the needs of my skin. The lady at Ulta was AMAZING in giving me options and showing me products in all different price ranges. This cleaner is nothing like anything I've ever used. I don't even have to use water to rinse it off and once I wipe it off, my skin feels clean and so soft!! The toner that goes with it makes such a great pair with this. LOVE IT!!!
The BEST for sensitive skin!
Lmac from PA
This stuff is AMAZING! One of my favorite cleansers of all time, I am so glad I came across it. It leaves your skin super soft and clean after use. It starts out as a cleanser and then when you wash it off, you feel the power of the rice oil. You won't regret trying this cleanser!
Great Cleansing Milk!
Jazzy Kate from IL
After my go-to brand discontinued its cleansing milk that I've used for over 25 years, I had to find something else and this is definitely IT!! For about half the price of my previous brand, this cleansing milk is totally fabulous. It's non-greasy, goes on easily, and completely removes all make-up in one swipe. I love it and will be using this brand from now on. Thank you, Mario Badescu!
I love this product.
Lou from Auburn
I love this product. My skin is older and dry. It leaves it feeling clean and soft. No need for water. I just wipe off with a damp wash cloth. Helps to soften the lines on my face.
Cleansing But Leaves Film
BPhlyy from NWI
Purchased this to use as a gentle cleanser for use in winter and spring. I have naturally dry skin and need something that isn't going to dry it out further. The initial application of this product is okay. It removes makeup and cleanses pretty well bur it also leaves a film like feeling. I felt I needed to wash my face again because I was nervous this would cause breakout. This also has a slight unpleasant medicinal smell.
lilly from us
i really like this, it smells amazing and melts away my makeup
Not my favorite
Lacy from Tb
Mario badescu js my FAVORITE affordable skincare line. I've tried multiple products and continue to try products from this line. BUT this is definitely my least favorite. Does it remove my make up...yes. But I feel like their is an oily film residue that is left after that's not clean feeling so having a rag to wipe it off is the only way I am able to use it.
Left major oily residue/feel
Uhh from Cape Coral, FL
My mom gave this to me after she said she couldn't get it all off and thought oh it can't be that bad. So I tried it and I understand her frustration. I absolutely hate the texture and residue of oil. You're supposed to apply to a dry face and use a face cloth to wipe off, which I did. Even after that and rising, it still felt like I rubbed vegetable oil all over my face. Ended up rewashing with the enzyme cleaners and felt so much better 😪. If you don't have a problem with oils, residues, and can deal with a whole lot on your face, try it out. But cannot recommend if you have any of those problems.
Interesting but worth trying
Audrey from FL
Use exactly as directed for maximum results! It's perfect for taking off heavy makeup with out stripping your face. It's also good for normal double cleansing as well. It's a great value as well
perfect for dry skin
joe mama from farmington
i have very sensitive skin and this helped me clean my face without feeling dry and tight love this cleanser
Mountaineer Engineer from Orlando, FL
I love this cleanser; I have pretty sensitive skin that is prone to dryness and this leaves my skin feeling so smooth and clean afterwards. Just rub it onto dry skin and wipe off with a damp washcloth. My skin is also really prone to redness and this cleanser doesn't make my skin red at all (most products do). I'm really happy with it and highly recommend it to anyone that needs a super gentle cleanser.
Lauren from Los Angeles
I'm a believer. This stuff is AMAZING at removing makeup. Just take a dollop, rub it on your dry, made up face (INCLUDING STUBBORN EYE MAKEUP!) and then use a reusable cotton pad to wipe it off. I always double cleanse anyway, but this is a seriously amazing first step. And so inexpensive. I'm switching from the Kiehls lavender oil...
My Go To Cleanser
SarahJ from Fort Wayne, IN
I was a avid user of makeup removing wipes but being that I have dry skin and psoriasis, I noticed that they were making the skin around my eyes very parched. I saw this product in a YouTube video and decided to give it a try and I'm never going back. I apply the product to my dry face and massage it in. It takes off makeup and even waterproof mascara without irritating the skin. I believe it is recommended to rub off dry but personally I rinse my skin with a damp towel when removing makeup just to make sure it's all off. I've been using this product for about 6 months and I've only used 3 bottles, a little goes a long way. Give it a try if you're looking for a cleanser that doesn't leave your skin feeling tight and dry!
let consumerism real you in with this product
marnix123 from CA
Before using this cleanser, i was using the ponds cold cream cleanser in the frosted jar/mint cap and don't get me wrong it was a good cleanser, but after a while it started to irritate my skin. When i bought this and tried it out, i didn't like the smell(like clay almost) but after a while i just disregarded it all together. I think that if the smell bothers you but the product works really well with cleansing the skin then it shouldn't matter. This doesn't strip my skin or leave a weird residue. My skin feels less oily compared to before.
Laura from Nebraska
I bought this in hopes of finding a dupe for the Clinique cleansing balm. I was looking for something gentle yet powerful enough to remove all of my makeup. Sadly, this wasn't the product. This claims it there's no rinsing necessary but if you don't rinse it leaves you with a film on your face and it doesn't remove your makeup. It literally feels like your just applying lotion and removing your makeup with it. I am returning it and buying the new Pond's cleansing balm instead.
use the product right from don't use water
I haven't used makeup wipes in over a year because of this amazing product!! BUT!!!!! HERE'S THE THING!!!! you don't use water when washing off this product. I guarantee these negative reviews is because they didn't actually use the product right. Instead, just rub the product on to your face and then wipe it off with. face towel. Every little bit of even the most full coverage makeup comes off and I 100% know that it will.
WhittneyL from Louisiana
I did not like this product. I wanted something to remove makeup and cleanse my face. The product left a thick film on my face and broke me out in my cheeks. Very disappointment because I am in love with other products under this brand.
Gentle but leaves film
Tori from New York
I love how smooth and soft this face wash is but I do not like the film it leaves on the skin. I guess I should have read the bottle more that you do not need to rinse it off but I don't feel like my skin has gotten fully cleaned after using it.
My winter cleanser
Cc2019 from Ohio
This cleanser is definitely for dry/sensitive skin! I wasn't sure if I like it or not at first because It's not a foaming cleanser. But after a couple weeks I got used to it and now I love it. It's very gentle on my skin. I like using this for winter combined with my glycolic cleanser and this is the first winter I haven't suffered from dry flaky skin on my face.
Sensitive skin BEWARE!!!
Kay from Chicago
Having turned 40 this year, I got a wild hair to try extra moisturizing, anti aging products to ward off non existent wrinkles. I had been using Dermalogica products for dry skin, as well as serums by Caudalie, SKII, some eye products by Laura Mercier, etc. This cleansing product DESTROYED my skin in under a week. Two huge pustules on my neck and face. Lots of nasal pore congestion. Visible irritation. If I could give this product zero stars, I would. It is AWFUL.
My absolute favorite cleanser!!!
Goddess Eye Am Gorgeous from Detroit, Vegas, ATL
This cleanser is suitable for all skin types but especially for dry/ sensitive skin! I have been using it about 2 years and I am an Esthetician! I recommend this brand to all my clients because not only is it high end and works great but it's affordable too < 3
Rachel from St.Louis
I was very surprised when I used this product. My skin feels so soft and clean after I use it!
Great cleanser for those with dry skin
Girl on a budget from Grand Rapids, MI
I love this cleanser. I'm someone with very dry, sensitive skin and I had been experiencing some rough skin months over the winter. Since using this my skin has cleared right up. I use it usually just once a day at night. The directions say to use on a dry face and wipe off with a damp towel, but I wet my face beforehand and then wash it off. Wake up with a face soft as a baby's bottom!
Freya from The South
Wasn't sure why I ordered this because I felt skeptical about washing my face without really rinsing it, but it was on sale so I tried it. I applied it all over my face, including gently rubbing my eyes to take my eyeliner off and it didn't burn at all. With a few wipes of a paper towel moistened with warm water my face felt bright and clean. I have also found that when I mess up my winged eyeliner just a dab of this on my fingertip cleans it right up without irritating the corner of my eye.