I love this face wash. It cleans my makeup off completely, and its effective in removing surface oil without burning sensation on my sensitive areas on my face. Smells wonderful, gel-based creaminess that I enjoy washing my face 2 times a day(instead I hated having to rub my face and burning/stinging with other cleansers for oily skin). you get alot for your money I bought the 8oz and it will last me ages.
I got this as a sample from the MB website after I read on MUA that if you fill out a questionaire, MB will send you free samples that have been customized to your answers. sounded like a great deal since i've always wanted to try his stuff!
i wish i could say i love this cleanser, because i was obsessed with it the first two times i used it... then... well, i got a HUGE rash under my eyes. and it was weird because it started as pain like i was getting a sty and then while a sty never produced, a huge eczema type rash did produce. i also got a lot of problem rash spots in several other places on my face.
i know that some people might say this was from other things... but there is no way i got a rash from anything else since my skin care routine did not change other than this.
i wish i could say i love this, because the first two days, i did. but after that nasty rash and the effects that came with it.... ugh!
I have dry skin and this cleanser is very gentle and non-drying. The price is low- 8 dollars for 8 ounces that has lasted me nearly a year. The ingredient list is short, which I like: water, glycerin, papaya extract, grapefruit extract, monomide, triethanolamine, methylparaben. However, it does not take off makeup very well and the benefits of having fruit AHAs is questionable since it doesn't stay on the skin very long nor does it seem to have much exfoliatant effects. Overall a good, but basic non-foaming cleanser.
I have never taken Mario Badescu seriously. I've always been put off by its cheap packaging. I also always use High end pdts so beleive that any thing cheaper doesnt do much!. But I think I will have to change my mind. This one is a very good cleanser. I have oily, acne prone, acne marks, dark skin. I use this cleanser every night, removes all my make up (not that i use much), and leaves skin really clean. It has AHA's in it but it isnt very strong. Skin doesnt feel overly dry, its very well balanced. I dont use toners. This one is a keeper. I have also tried Glycolic foaming cleanser and Special cucumber lotion but dont think much of it.
This cleanser is amayzing, on your face it feels like silk! It dosen't foam which is a little hard to get used to at first because it dosen't feel like it is really cleaning your face, but it does. It smells great, and the price isnt that bad. Since i've been using it my acne has cleared up a lot, its pretty much gone! Oh, and if you like it (you should get a sample) buy it in the bigger bottle and save some money! Try Mario Badescu products they are great.
at first i liked this cleanser. it smelled great, seemed to cleanse well and made my skin feel smooth and soft. unfortunately, i am sensitive to the AHA's in this product, and after a while my skin became increasingly red and sensitive. one day, i went to the beach and i swear my skin got an angry-red rash near my mouth, even though i was wearing sunscreen. it hurt to be outside. i stopped using this, and the problem went away. not good if you live in destin, florida.
omg! i love the smell and that it is non foaming. perfect for my skin - my husband loves it too. i don't use it every day becaus i don't need every day exfoliation. its a really great amazing product. i am very happy that i tried this because it does't dryes my skin. love it!!!!
I love this clean smelling cleanser, it feels fresh on the skin (though it does sting if you get some in your eyes!) I am happy with the way it washes off makeup easily, and I love the big bottle. My skin feels hydrated afterwards, and not tight and itchy like other cleansers I've used. I'll definitely repurchase!! Love it!!
this face wash is really cool - from the first time trying it, my skin has been really clear and smooth. my face feels very clean and it is not abrasive or too soapy. i have occasional breakouts along my chin and this has been great along with the drying lotion - or maybe it's the combination ... recently received great samples from mario badescu and am falling in love with their products. definitely worth a try.
I'm in shock. I really did not expect this to work for me. I had tried MB's products about 10 years ago and wasn't impressed. But I'm always on the lookout for a HG cleanser and moisturizer that actually DOES something for my face. So I went ahead and filled out the questionnaire on their website, and they sent me a generous number of samples. I even put off using them for a few weeks because I thought they'd be too drying for me in the winter. But then I bit the bullet and gave this cleanser a shot. I am in LOVE with how my skin looks, and I don't know if I've said that before in my life. (Background on my face: combination skin, oily nose, normal to dry (in winter) cheeks, large pores.) My skin is noticeably clearer after less than 1 week of use. No breakouts, no irritation, and it's not drying for me at all.
I follow this with the Aloe toner and Moisture Magnet from MB during the day, and Dove night cream at night. (I have used other daytime moisturizers and found just as good results, so I feel it's the result of the cleanser.) My face is soft, not shiny, and looks good WITHOUT makeup--a remarkable feat. I'll definitely purchase the full size--it's affordable ($12 for the 8 oz), has a light, pleasant smell, and rinses cleanly. I'm still shocked that this worked so well for me! My advice to anyone considering it would be to definitely get the samples first from mariobadescu.com.