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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
 
4.3

(based on 595 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (423)
  • Leaves clean feel (403)
  • Not greasy (304)
  • Smells great (287)
  • Balances skin (268)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (86)
  • Doesn't work (35)
  • Irritates skin (22)
  • Dries out skin (20)
  • Bad smell (16)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (235)
  • Combination skin (216)
  • All skin types (210)
  • Sensitive skin (196)
  • Acne-prone skin (160)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (258), Brand buyer (193)

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5.0

Love

By Gina

from Orlando, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

Such a bang for your buck! Huge bottle lasts forever and it has made a major difference in my skin. I've noticed my skin is less red, has a smoother texture, and my pores look smaller. However, I still use micellar water and toner afterward to get rid of the makeup it leaves behind. The smell definitely needs to be improved - it smells like an old lady's perfume.

 
1.0

Terrible. Not worth it

By Nellie

from Sacramento

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

I found this cleanser would only clean surface level and not deeply at all. I also hated how it didn't lather at all. I tried it out twice daily for two weeks and all it led to was more acne and burning. Not worth your money at all!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Skin Looks Amazing

By Bridget

from Austin, TX

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

I've been using this cleanser for over a year, and I absolutely love it! If I'm wearing makeup, I use a makeup wipe to remove my make up and then I use this cleanser. Using this with my Mia 2 Sonicare, I've seen smaller pores, smoother skin, less redness, and more even texture. I have sensitive skin, so this gentle cleanser is a great alternative to harsher cleansers that contain salicylic acid. I follow up with Mario Badescu's facial sprays - cucumber/green tea or rosewater in the morning and the lavender chamomile spray in the evening!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best cleanser!

By BerBer

from SLC, UT

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    Having sensitive skin, was worried like most cleansers leave my skin feeling dry and tight... this one doesn't at all! My skin feels soft, clean, & supple.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Karlee

    from Austin Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    My husband and I both use this and it has made bow become our favorite face wash. It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't get enough!!

    By Ashley

    from Tennessee

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      Great product! I started using Mario Badescu about 6 months ago and my skin feels and looks better than it has in years!

       
      3.0

      Not for me

      By Ale

      from .

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I got a sample of this because it was highly recommended due to my combination skin and occasional breakouts. My skin was doing fine and as I started using this I have seen pimples starting to form on my face. I think I'd rather stick to a toner from them and that's it as I have always had bad luck with face wash breaking me out.

       
      3.0

      gentle

      By spooks

      from Houston

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      I use this to wash my face in the morning. it's not hardcore enough to use it after a long day of wearing make up.

       
      5.0

      Best I've use

      By SanFan

      from Birmingham, Al

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        Great cleanser! Smells good and not drying

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Nat, the Slack Beauty Person

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I was having AWFUL acne along with combo dry and oily areas, so I switched to this product and it's been a week and I noticed my skin is starting to clear up and normalize. I only use a dime size all over my face twice a day. I would highly recommend it. It doesn't bubble like most face washes so don't be alarmed if it doesn't.

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          • Q:

            Is this a mild cleanser?
            Asked on 7/14/2018 by Ac from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a mildly exfoliating daily cleanser. If you have sensitive skin, we suggest patch testing before use to determine tolerance.

              Answered on 7/16/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Is this product good for very sensitive skin types? I also have combination/oily skin that isnt super oily but oily enough to cause congestion
            Asked on 6/19/2018 by Baby from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We recommend patch testing before use to determine tolerance if your skin is sensitive.

              Answered on 6/20/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Could I use this for acne?
            Asked on 6/17/2018 by Jenny from Petaluma California

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great daily cleanser for nearly all skin types. This will help brighten the skin and reduce congestion.

              Answered on 6/18/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Would this be a good item to get for oily skin with blackheads? I'm looking for a good face wash and cleanser/toner to get rid of the blackheads I have now and prevent them
            Asked on 6/15/2018 by tristenhoward from Coloma, MI

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel would be a great option to help brighten the skin and reduce congestion and is suitable for nearly all skin types. You can pair this with our Special Cucumber Lotion as your toner.

              Answered on 6/16/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Does this cleanser contain soap?
            Asked on 5/15/2018 by Alina from TX

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a soap free formula. Here is the ingredients: 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 5/16/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            I have dry skin everywhere but my t-zone, and I have blemishes on my t-zone. Will this help with the blemishes and not dry my skin out too much? And will this work well with the aloe vera toner from Mario Badescu?
            Asked on 5/11/2018 by Gia from Canadensis, pa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, this can be used on combination skin and should not over dry. You can pair this with the Aloe Vera Toner.

              Answered on 5/14/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
          • 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
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