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Mario BadescuEnzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu

Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Item 2209927

Color:8.0 oz

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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 508 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (381)
  • Leaves clean feel (364)
  • Not greasy (272)
  • Smells great (260)
  • Balances skin (239)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (75)
  • Doesn't work (31)
  • Dries out skin (19)
  • Irritates skin (18)
  • Bad smell (14)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (212)
  • Combination skin (195)
  • All skin types (189)
  • Sensitive skin (177)
  • Acne-prone skin (148)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (230), Brand buyer (174)

Reviewed by 508 customers

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3.0

not impressed

By Denise

from New Jersey

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
  • Greasy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

Gave this a try since I like to switch up my daily cleanser every so often. Doesn't remove make up well and also felt like it left a residue on my face. Otherwise it was okay, i am slowly finishing the bottle, but won't buy it again.

 
4.0

Good Morning Face Wash

By Dnunna43

from Mentor, OH

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • Combination Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

I specifically use this face wash in the morning due to the fact that it doesn't take off my heavy makeup at night. This does not foam up but is a gentle gel cleanser. I like it for the morning because it is gentile and i do not need to strip my face at that time.

 
2.0

Wouldnt repurchase

By Jenvegas

from Redding, ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

Just didnt notice this did much.i have to wash my face twice when using this. Ause it doesnt feel like it gets my skin clean, and definitely doesnt take off makeup.
Would be good for someone with sensitive skin,its super gentle

 
2.0

Awful Smell

By LM

from Orlando, Fl

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

This has the most awful old lady flowery smell (no offense). It is absolutely over powering and nauseating. I actually have no idea why people love this so much as personally I could not get past the smell. I tried it a 3-4 as the gel texture was nice and something I was looking for and I really wanted to like this. The first time I used it the powerful scent literally burned my eyes and and I'm not typically too sensitive with scents. I'm very disappointed in this product and they they need to rethink the scent or make some prouducts scent free

 
5.0

yes

By JT

from NJ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

    use it every day, needs to be fragrance free

     
    5.0

    I won't use anything else

    By Wendy

    from Indianapolis

    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
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      Budget and brand buyer. Love love the smell. Works great. Will never use another product. Fine lines are fading. Skin is soft and pores are smaller. I can see and feel a difference in two weeks.

       
      5.0

      so bomb

      By dayanaaa

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

      decided to try it out, and it's changed my skin texture. definitely feels smooth and clean after use.

       
      4.0

      Overall pretty good

      By MCLW

      from Frederick, MD

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      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 have combination, dehydrated skin with hormonal breakouts. I wanted an enzyme cleaner to help balance my skin. I like this product, however I feel the smell is too strong for me. I think it does a good job of cleansing once you really get the product on your face and massage it in. I find that sometimes i am going back for more product because it doesn't spread as easily as I would like. Overall, however, it is a good brand with quality attributes.

       
      5.0

      Favorite Clenser

      By Bec

      from SLC, UT

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

        I use this product daily. It removes makeup and leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed without over drying.

         
        1.0

        Smells like alcohol

        By R_Adams

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel:

          I am not a fan of this product. It smells highly of alcohol, and I feel like it does nothing for my skin. I usually love everything from this brand, but this product did not work for me at all. The smell was the biggest down fall, but it also left me feeling dry and my skin did not feel clean or refreshed. On the plus side, my husband loves this product regardless of the smell, which he notices as well. He has oily skin, especially in his t-zone.

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          • 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
          • Q:

            Is this face wash oil-free?
            Asked on 2/6/2018 by Kenn from Utah

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel is oil free.

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

            What is the difference between this face wash and the Acne Facial Cleanser also from this brand? How do I know which one would be best for me?
            Asked on 1/22/2018 by Kaitlyn from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is suitable for all skin types, to help reduce excess oil and impurities while brightening the skin. This is a great daily cleanser for those with occasional acne. Our Acne Facial Cleanser is best suited for combination to oily skin types that experiences daily or weekly breakouts. This utilizes salicylic acid to help reduce congestion and breakouts.

              Answered on 1/23/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Has this product been known to cause dry skin or red blotchy skin? I'm not sure if I got it from these products, new makeup, or baking soda mask. My skin is also sensitive.
            Asked on 1/4/2018 by Renee from Illinois

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a gently daily cleanser that should not over dry the skin. If you have had an adverse reaction to the product, please discontinue use. You may return the product to Ulta per their return policy.

              Answered on 1/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have oily skin around my forehead and regular/dry skin around my mouth if face cleanser is harsh. I have dark spots from previous pimples on my cheeks/jaw line. with occasional hormonal acne. I'm looking for a product that will reduce if not just help me keep the hormonal acne under control and eliminate the dark spots. would you recommend this product/ how long does it typically take to start working?
            Asked on 12/29/2017 by Golden from Orange, NJ

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great option for combination skin for daily cleansing. our refreshing gel features fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts) to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities. Skin is left healthy and rejuvenated.
              We do suggest using the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser twice per week in place of your daily cleanser to help further reduce discoloration and exfoliate the skin.
              Results vary, it may take a few weeks to notice results.

              Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            I have oily skin around my forehead and regular/dry skin around my mouth if face cleanser is harsh. I have dark spots from previous pimples on my cheeks/jaw line. with occasional hormonal acne. I'm looking for a product that will reduce if not just help me keep the hormonal acne under control and eliminate the dark spots. would you recommend this product/ how long does it typically take to start working?
            Asked on 12/29/2017 by Golden from Orange, NJ

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is refreshing gel cleanser that features fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts) to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities. Skin is left healthy and rejuvenated.
              We suggest using the Enzyme Cleansing Gel along with our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser twice per week (in place of your daily cleanser) to exfoliate the skin and help reduce discoloration. Results vary, it make take a few weeks to notice changes in the skin.
              http://www.ulta.com/glycolic-foaming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

              Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            My acne tends to pop up around that time of the month when I'm off the hormonal acne pills. Would this be a good facial cleanser?
            Asked on 12/28/2017 by Laura from rapid city, sd

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great daily cleanser for combination to oily skin type to help reduce impurities and excess oil.

              Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Can I use this with a retinol treating acne?
            Asked on 12/24/2017 by Reagan from Richmond, VA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If this treatment was prescribed by your doctor/dermatologist, we suggest checking with your doctor for which ingredients to avoid while using your prescription treatment for possible interactions.

              Answered on 12/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Is this product safe for cleansing the eye area? The full-size "How to Use" instructions don't say to avoid the eye area, but the travel-size "How to Use" instructions do.
            Asked on 12/20/2017 by Kelly from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel should not be used around the eyes or to remove makeup.

              Answered on 12/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
          • Q:

            Does this product help with uneven skin texture?
            Asked on 12/19/2017 by Lexrenae from Bolingbrook,IL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a great daily cleanser that will gently exfoliate and brighten the skin. For uneven skin texture we suggest our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser twice per week as your exfoliant. The glycolic acid in this product will help promote a more even, smooth complexion.

              Answered on 12/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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