Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Facial Cleanser Ever!
Ever switching to this cleanser 3 years ago, my skin has never been in better shape. I was breaking out really bad in my early 30's and literally bought hundreds of dollars worth of cleansers, acne medication, dermatologist appointments. Then I went on Mario's website and I filled out a questionnaire about my skin and this was the cleanser that was recommend (also the Aloe Moisturizer). They sent me free samples in the mail of different products and for the past 3 years I've used nothing but this cleanser, the Aloe moisturizer and the buffering lotion for the occasional pimple. My acne has yet to return. And the buffering lotion takes care of the occasional pimple I get once a month. Try going on their website, I promise you won't be disappointed with this brand!
Most Helpful Critical Review Morning Cleanser
Good for use in the morning in the shower. As others have mentioned, it's messy to use, as there is no pump, just the bottle opening. Often more came out than I wanted to use. After using about half of the bottle, it did develop an almost fishy odor. I wasn't a big fan of the original scent when I first opened it, which was a floral, mature woman kind of smell. It was not especially moisturizing but did not bother my sensitive skin either.
Reviewed by 241 customers Creamy and moisturizing
Niks from DC
One of my favorites for a decade now. This softens and gives moisture that feels so satisfying.
My new favorite cleanser for dry skin
T from Chicago
I used to spend a lot on Dermalogical cleansing cream. I absolutely loved it. But they changed the formula and it's awful. So after trying many cleansers, this one fit the bill. And so much more affordable.
Emily from MS
I have extremely sensitive skin and this didn't burn or cause a reaction.
The smell isn't nearly as bad as what you would expect based on the reviews. It's a little odd, yes, but I wouldn't have noticed it had it not been for comments warning about the scent. It basically just makes any fragrances you smell have more of a "perfume I found in grandma's purse" scent until the smell wears off.
I would buy it again
laila from CA
Excellent cleanser, unfortunately, it smells bad, but once rinsed we do not feel anything except well-cleaned skin and are ready to receive our usual creams. I use it twice of day, I love it.
Love the way it made my face look and feel.
Jojo from Apple Valley
Been using this for 3 days now and its amazing. Best if u pair it with the Mario face toner of aloe vera and sage.
Love this product. On my second bottle.
Mindy from Wisconsin
I think this product does a great job of making my skin tone look more even and fresh. It has a very rich and creamy lather. The exfoliant is mild. I actually use it all over my décolletage area. It's so softening. If you want something more on the abrasive side, try the botanical scrub. I find that some of the reviews about the odor are a bit over the top, I'm sorry to say. You are buying a seaweed product! It's not necessarily a pleasant scent but it's not over powering by any means. In my opinion.I also use the seaweed cleansing lotion/toner.
Kpup from Texas
This seems to do a good job balancing my skin. There's grains in it, but they're not very abrasive, so it works for my sensitive skin.
It has a different type of smell. Not bad. Not great. It just is. Anyway, that scent fades quickly so it's not an issue.
I will keep this.
Stinky but works
Whitney from Winona, MN
I don't understand how someone could think this smells good. Barf! However, after you get past the smell, it's a decent cleanser. The seaweed chunks are weird but they do serve as a gentle exfoliant. The cleanser is a bit harsh on the eyes. It has been keeping my sensitive, combination skin semi clear, however! Overall, not my favorite. But it's also certainly not a waste of money.
very gentle exfoliater .
mamakxo from ohio
love this stuff . it isn't super hard on your skin & makes my skin feel baby smooth . ive noticed that the dry , dead skin is no longer an issue .
Wanted to hate it
Belle from Alabama
Opened the bottle on the ride home and immediately regretted my purchase. How desperate am I to put something that smells like a seafood restaurant ladies restroom on my face? Apparently just that desperate. Wanted to barf when I used it the first time due to the god awful odor, but a week later, my acne is under control and my skin is literally glowing. If you have a queasy stomach, purchase at your own risk. Other than that, this is a dream cleanser and I can't believe I didn't find this 5 years sooner.
lau from USA
smells like a bathroom at a pool 🤢🤢🤢 returning after one use it smells so bad
Tiny itchy bumps around jawline!
Maddy from USA
First let me start off saying I do not have super sensitive skin. I don't react badly to many things. This wash makes me get tiny red bumps all along my jawline every time I use it. When I stop using it goes away completely. Just beware of this product. Not sure what is in it that is irritating my skin but it's so uncomfortable and now I have tiny itchy bumps right before Christmas!
Great for combination skin and mild acne
Chick from Anchorage
Use this soap twice a day, and love how gentle it is. I have an oily T zone and normal to dry skin on my cheeks. This soap does a great job of cleansing without feeling too dry afterwards. Does a good job of taming my mild acne as well.
Save your $$$
Ericka from Pensacola
This has the worst smell and does nothing for my skin. After cleansing with this my skin still felt dirty and oily. I had high hopes about this brand but so far this is the second product that has failed me. 😕
A combination skins dream face cleanser
Valerie from Palmdale, Ca
This product is a gift from the heavens. I have really bad combination skin and I have acne. This product has not only helped with my acne but it is the perfect balance of everything if you have dramatically bad combination skin. It's not too drying and not too hydrating. The product leaves your skin extremely soft after every wash and you will notice the progress in your skin very quickly. If you have really bad combination skin, you need this product!!!
Love the smell!
H from 78501
Very nice. Smells very good.
Would buy again!!!
Gabbie from Somerset, NJ
I love this product. I have very oily skin and I feel like this product really helps with that.
love love loveee
soph from Chicago, Illinois
I use this product every night (I don't use cleanser on my face in the mornings so I don't strip the natural oils from my face) and I absolutely love it. I've been struggling with acne and so I bought this cleanser along with the rosewater witchhazel toner and A.H.A ceramide moisturizer and within days my skin is absolutely glowing and my acne is disappearing
natalia from ceres
love this face wash has helped with my acne so much
I buy this product all the time!!!
DJS from Crystal Lake, Il
I can't say anything bad it does a great job cleaning my face!
Great For The Price
May from Bakersfield
Bought this since I used to have a seaweed face wash when I would go to a dermatologist. It's gentle but very cleansing. I love it. The bottle is huge for the price. The only downfall is that I wish it has a pump or better delivery than a twist off cap.
CCCthree from Chapel Hill, NC
I like the texture and feel of the cleanser; however, my face feels oily after using. Kind of like there is residue on it, which I don't like. I will keep using until the bottle is empty, but won't repurchase.
The BEST face cleanser!!!
NavyGirly619 from California
This is my favorite facial cleansing soap! What I especially love is that it can be used daily, because it is gentle and does not over dry the skin. I use it in the shower in the mornings. I love how the seaweed is a little bit course so that it really exfoliates well. I am going to keep using this!
BOMB, BOMB, BOMB!
Ericka from Richmond, VA
I've been using Mario Badescu since I was in 8th grade... Im now 23. His products are the only products that won't literally burn the skin off my face and are so gentle but yet clean so well. I don't wear make-up and am a fresh face girl. Although I love his other face washes, I always go back to this one. There is a fishy odor because there is seaweed in it but I wouldn't describe it as overbearing. I use it as a normal face wash, sometimes twice a day... it isn't drying but I actually feel the moisture and and softness immediately. I'll be buying this stuff forever!!!
I love this stuff!
jrich from cleveland, ohio
I use this product every night when I shower and love it. Before, my skin was dry and broke out a lot, now my skin barely breaks out. I don't mind the smell, nor think it's "fishy". The only downside is there is no pump so you have to pour it out to use it, besides that though its great!