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Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu

Enzyme Cleansing Gel

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Wash away makeup and surface debris, leaving skin clean and refreshed with Mario Badescu's best selling non-foaming gel cleanser. Perfect for all skin types, the cleanser features fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (found naturally in papya and grapefruit extracts) to gently exfoliate the buidlup of dead skin cells that can block pores and cause blemishes. Skin is left healthy and rejuvenated.
Twice daily, 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. Follow with toner or astringent. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).

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Mario BadescuEnzyme Cleansing Gel
 
4.4

(based on 558 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (406)
  • Leaves clean feel (389)
  • Not greasy (292)
  • Smells great (274)
  • Balances skin (257)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (82)
  • Doesn't work (34)
  • Irritates skin (21)
  • Dries out skin (20)
  • Bad smell (15)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (227)
  • Combination skin (207)
  • All skin types (201)
  • Sensitive skin (187)
  • Acne-prone skin (155)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (245), Brand buyer (186)

Reviewed by 558 customers

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2.0

Made me break out!!

By Jamie

from Boise, ID

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I have very oily, blemish prone skin. I started using the special cucumber lotion twice a day and it's amazing. It made an obvious difference in my skin. I stopped breaking out. Haven't had any acne in a couple weeks now. So I decided to try this cleanser with it. After three days of morning/night use, I have whiteheads popping up on my cheeks again. Everyone's skin reacts differently but this product just didn't do good things for my skin. Also, I do NOT like the smell of this.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ahhhhmazing!!!

    By Tori

    from bellevue

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    this is my first review EVER and i just had to cause this lotion plus the enzyme cleansing gel has changed my skin from a 3 to a 10! i have combination skin, oily/sensitive/dry and winter was rough. I had tiny bumps all over my skin, roughness, breakouts etc. I went through so many expensive products and nothing helped until this! within days my skin is clear and baby bottom soft! I'm shook at how well this worked. I'll be recommending this to everyone.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Always come back to this

    By sarah

    from atlanta

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I've tried so many different face washes and I ALWAYS end up going back to this one. It doesn't break me out, it's gentle but it makes my skin feel sooo good and clean. I have combo oily skin & i 100% recommend this!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!!

    By Emily

    from USA

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    I have had terrible skin issues out of nowhere for the past 6 months. No cleanser would help them at all, but within two weeks of buying this cleaner my skin was clear in two weeks!! Amazing!! My skins texture has dramatically improved.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    One Use - Rash

    By mb

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        I never write reviews. However, I read them religiously to determine if I'm going to buy something so I wanted to share. I do not have sensitive skin and I never break out using new products. I have mostly clear skin with the occasional breakout. I have the seaweed cleanser and this one was on sale so I decided to give it a try last night. This morning, the entire bottom of my face/jaw/chin is broken out in a red, heated, itchy rash (it's as gross as it sounds). I'm hoping with discontinued use that it will go away but I'm struggling to even cover it with makeup. I will never buy this product again and be very cautious with this brand in the future.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great daily cleaner!

        By Swood

        from New York

        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 Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I use this face wash as my every day face wash, and I love it! Leaves skin smooth and seems to tighten my pores. Don't have to use much, just about a quarter size amount, so the bottle lasts forever, about 6 months for me, washing my face twice a day!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for oily, acne prone skin!

          By The Cherokee Gypsy (Youtube)

          from Smyrna, Tennessee

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          So this was the first product (besides the rosewater spray) I have tried and own by the line, and I must say, this cleanser is working great with my oily, acne prone skin. It doesn't break me out, clog my pores, cause more blackheads/whiteheads (closed comedones, which are flesh colored bumps, pores that are blocked by dirt, oil, and sebum, dead skin flakes) if anything, this cleanser has really helped my skin, and has helped keep it more clearer. Some may say the scent is not their cup of tea, and that it smells like old ladies, but I actually like the scent. It's very comforting to me, and most of all, doesn't mess with my skin, causing it to break out. Since I loved this cleanser so much, I have now been introduced to one of my favorite skincare brands. I will continue to use this cleanser, and other Mario bodescu products, due to my skin reacting in such a positive way. I can't use most cleansers or skincare brands, unless their natural, organic, or don't have alot of ingredients in their products. If your curious about this brand, I highly recommend it. This cleanser does not foam, but will still get your skin clean. If your curious, but the mini size first, jyst to see how your skin reacts. That's what I did, and I couldn't be happier. I pair this with the botanical facial gel with my clinique sonic cleansing brush, followed with the new grapefruit glycolic acid toner, followed by their herbal seeum, and my skin has never looked better. I've always struggled to find products that actually work, and don't make my skin worse, and the Mario bodescu line.

           
          5.0

          I will always buy this cleanser!

          By Lindsay

          from Oak Ridge, TN

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Helps with breakouts
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

            This product is amazing! It really cleared up my skin and a bottle of this cleanser does last a long time. I hope they never discontinue this!

             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By NE Jenny

            from Medway, MA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I wash my face twice a day with this - I love it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Broke me out!

              By R.A.

              from Michigan

              Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

              I used this for a week and my skin looked at its worse. My skin was red and I broke out allllll over! This irritated my skin. I stopped using it thinking maybe I was overusing it. A week later I used it and the next day my face looked horrible again! Hated this product!

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              • Q:

                Can this product be used in the eye area? Such as, to remove eye makeup.
                Asked on 4/22/2018 by Emyli from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel (and other cleansers from our line) are not suitable for use on the eye area.

                  Answered on 4/23/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Is this oil free?
                Asked on 4/16/2018 by Adella from Fresno,California

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is oil free.

                  Answered on 4/17/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Is this cleanser good for dry skin?
                Asked on 4/14/2018 by cj from San Antonio

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is best suited for combination to oily skin. For dry skin types, our Seaweed Cleansing Soap can be used as your daily cleanser.

                  Answered on 4/15/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Is this also a makeup remover?
                Asked on 4/8/2018 by that_one_reviewer from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Enzyme Cleansing Gel will remove light makeup. If you use long-wear or HD foundation/products using another makeup remover is suggested before cleansing.

                  Answered on 4/9/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Can I use this anywhere on my body? Like arms or back?
                Asked on 3/30/2018 by Kat from Bay Area

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is for facial use only.

                  Answered on 4/2/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                There were many articles that have published on the internet, concerning Mario Badescu products containing unnamed steroids or corticosteroids. Is this true? If so for what products?
                Asked on 3/23/2018 by Erica from Los Angeles

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Mario Badescu line of products does not contain steroids. Here is our full ingredients listing for the Enzyme Cleansing Gel: Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-8 Stearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 15985 (Yellow 6)

                  Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is there a toner, mosturizer, and mask that go with this Cleanser?
                Asked on 3/22/2018 by KK from US

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Will I be able to use this with my Clarisonic?
                Asked on 3/7/2018 by Momo from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel can be used with facial cleansing devices.

                  Answered on 3/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Is this good for oily skin?
                Asked on 2/27/2018 by cj from San Antonio

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel can be used on combination to oily skin types.

                  Answered on 2/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                will this cause a purge ?
                Asked on 2/17/2018 by ivanna from dallas,tx

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our products should not cause an increase in breakouts.

                  Answered on 2/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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