Rated 3.98 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This works well for me in winter
I really like this product. I don't think it is for everyone and I don't think that if you like a 'super clean/tight' feeling after cleansing that this product will make you happy. If you have used and do not mind oil based cleansers, this is quite similar.
I don't wear much makeup (except for eye makeup--for which I use an eye makeup remover). I use a very light tinted lotion and powder blush and lip gloss, and a spf 50 moisturizer every morning. I'm in my 30s and my skin is very healthy, so makeup is not needed and heavy makeup just causes more issues, such as clogged pores. This face wash removes all of the above without any issues.
I usually put this on and leave it on while I wash my hair or do other shower things. I think this allows the acids in it to work to exfoliate the skin. Then I massage my face and rinse (probably after 2-3 minutes). It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean, but not stripped of the natural oils which are very important. I follow with my normal moisturizer.
If you are a teen or have oily/acne prone skin there are better products. If you are in your 30's or 40's (or even older) and just wanted a basic cleanser to provide some exfoliation and not strip your skin, this is perfect.
Most Helpful Critical Review I was EXTREMELY disappointed in this product:(
I wanted to love this so much. The smell is wonderful and it's so gentle, but really that's kind of the problem.I have sensitive skin and while it doesn't irritate me, it just doesn't clean my skin well. I used this product for two weeks straight. I got it because I was hoping to find a cleanser that was cruelty-free, mild, and helped with combination skin. I don't have a lot of blemishes and for the most part, my skin is pretty clear and not very difficult. The thing that I disliked most about this cleanser was that, after cleansing, I would follow with the seaweed lotion by the same company and there would still be so much dirt left over on the cotton round. I don't wear any time of foundation or powder or face make-up, so that was a little disappointing. I live in Arizona and there's a lot of environmental damage that can be done to your skin here, and you can sweat a lot when it's really hot, but this product didn't even clean my skin thoroughly. If you wear make-up, there's no way this would clean your face. And when I did break out, it didn't help with that either. I also dislike that it's not a foaming cleanser. I wouldn't buy this again.
Reviewed by 160 customers Sadly not for me
Beautymom1 from Chicago
Sadly, my skin didn't love this. The formula itself is amazing! It's got a wonderful light citrus scent and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. My skin just does not like cream cleansers no matter what brands I try. It prevented my turn of the season dry skin but my t zone was horribly broken out. I went back to my gel cleanser to get my face back on track. I wish I could meld this into a gel cleanser and then it'd be perfect for me!
great for dry skin like mine!
That one girl from Bismarck
That one girl
Mizu from California
I like that this cleanser is really gentle on my face, but after I wash my face, my face is greasier than before I washed it. If you have dry skin, this would be great for you, but if you have combination dry skin, stay away from this.
Maybe just a bad bottle?
Beauty Guru from Detroit Michigan
Just after one wash I got a whiff of An awful mildew smell. I thought it was just from a towel I used or a cloth I may have touched. Smelt inside bottle and it didn't have a scent. When I put more into my hands, rubbed it together and tested to see if it was the soap, it most certainly was. Wouldn't recommend. Should of stuck to my normal one i used from this brand
Great gentle cleanser!
Ela from Lubbock Texas
This cleanser is absolutely amazing! It feels so creamy and smooth when you apply it and it doesn't feel like it's taking all of the moisture out of my skin and replacing it with a dry but very clean feeling like most cleansers out there today. It feels like you are cleaning your skin without drying it out. The texture is almost like a lotion! It also comes with a great amount of product for a really great price.
Very good mild cleanser
Cat from San Antonio
I love using this wash after removing makeup. It's gentle enough that I can use it on my eyes. The only downside is it's definitely a cleansing lotion consistency- and it's very hydrating so it doesnt do the job if I need a thorough cleaning. Therefore i keep two face washes.
Should not be called orange
Laura from Texas
Does not have any lather
Does not smell orange
Just a basic cleanser
Magdalena from Florida
I dont like the smell of this. Thought it would be orangey scent but it smells like a chemically orange smell.
Great Value for Price
Ev from Cleveland, OH
I was taken back by how much I enjoyed this cleanser. If you are someone with sensitive or combo skin and don't like the way foaming cleansers leave your face feeling stripped- this is for you! Within a week I noticed my foreheads small acne problem had cleared up almost completely and overall my skin has felt brighter and fresher. I also recommend pairing this with an astringent such as the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion by Mario Badescu as the properties of this soap does not lend itself to taking off makeup very well.
Great gentle cleanser!!
Bianca from Chicago, IL
I bought this product over a month ago and have been using it ever since! It is very creamy and does not lather, which I was skeptical about. However, my face does not break out as frequently and is more hydrated throughout the day using this cleanser! A lot of people gave this product 1-2 stars because it didn't take off makeup, which I agree it does not. BUT If you double-cleanse (using some form of make-up cleansing oil or remover first, then using a face cleanser), this shouldn't be an issue anymore!
This product is amazing!
Creamy Cleanser from Knox, IN
First off, I have combination skin. I started to see an esthetician and she told me that I was taking out of the oils out of my face with my foaming face wash and what not. My esthetician said that I was drying out my face so badly that it resulted in my face overproducing oils and said that I need a creamy cleanser. This cleanser is phenomenal and really helped my breakouts stop. IT DOES NOT LATHER. It is creamy. I've seen a lot of reviews saying it doesn't lather but it's not supposed to. I top it off with some moisture rich cream every single night. I don't wash my face in the mornings, I just put SPF moisturizer on.
Makes your skin very soft, haven't broken out with it.
Stking20 from Knoxville, TN
I wash my face and neck with it nightly.
Bree from Seattle-ish
I love Mario Badescu products! This was my first one and it exceeded all my expectations. Until this, all face washes I would use had a "break-in" period, where I would initially break out as my skin would adjust. This, and all of their other products, I have never encountered that problem! It's glorious. I won't use anything else. Also big love to the fact that there's no animal testing.
Use this in the Morning
KitSoCal from SoCal
I've read a bunch of reviews about this Orange soap not taking off makeup well, and I have to agree -- I use the Philosophy Purity Made Simple for nighttime makeup removal. The MB Orange soap I use in the mornings with my Clarisonic, because it's creamy and rich and great for scrubbing. I have sensitive skin with Rosacea, and have absolutely no problems with the mild levels of AHA's in this soap.
Tori. from Tupelo ms
As soon as I put this on my face it started burning and had my Rosacea flares up the whole next day.
Desiree L. from Capitola Mall
This cleansing soap is okay I don't recommend it, it's not a must have in my opinion. Didn't work for my skin, my skin is oily.
redsteph19 from Portland, OR
Doesn't clean makeup. Even after using it 2x in a row, makeup doesn't completely come off. Nothing special about this. Wouldn't recommend.
Josie from Cleveland, Tennessee
This product is outstanding. I have really dry and sensitive skin but this works. I have tried many products and nothing has worked than I found Mario Badescu. I started with the lavender spray and that worked than I tried this soap and I will never go back to anything else. This Works!
My favorite cleanser
Danni from Round Rock, TX
This is my main cleanser. I have mostly dry, sensitive skin and most cleansers tend to make my skin feel tight and look dull. This product makes my skin feel clean and soft without drying it out.
Allie from 72762
Does not remove makeup AT ALL. also leaves a nasty film on your face. It builds up in the sink and shower. Overall I hated it. I threw it away after attempting to use it for 10 days.
Purple Queen from Southeast Texas
I have used this product for quite sometime. I love the way it cleanses and make my skin feel.
After 2 weeks it has changed my skin
SonnyHunny from New Orleans
I bought this when my skin went haywire after a day in the heat. I have combo/dry sensitive skin. This was recommended on the MB Blog. At first I was not a fan. It felt like a layer of film was left on my face after using. Also it does not remove makeup. Once I started removing my makeup then cleansing with the orange soap, the film was still there. After about a week the film feeling didn't bother me, and I realized my skin was no longer tight and dry immediately after my shower. The film is the glycerin and other skin conditioners in the soap! This cleanser is gentle and provides some light chemical exfoliation to keep pore buildup at bay. I notice my pores are less noticeable and my skin is normalizing and breaking out less. Less oily in my T-zone and the dry patches are all but gone. I started using the soap twice a day and my face feels soft and clear. I can get away with less makeup, because my skin looks so nice.
Very lightweight and smells amazing
MiaF from Nh
This cleanser made my skin feel really soft and I found it to be lightweight which I really really like since heavy things can sometimes be too much for me and the orange scent is strong but not strong to the point where you can't take smelling it. Overall, I found this cleanser to be v good and it doesn't bother me at all.
Have to wash my face at least twice
Dee from Nevada
I have been very disappointed in this product. I've used it 3 nights now and it does not remove my makeup
Helped my skin
haley from new york
i purchased this on august 20th and in 3 days i can already see a dramtic appearence in my acne and also the dulness of my skin