I am on my second bottle of this cleanser and that's a big plus for me. I usually try something and either toss it or return it. I was sceptical at first since it didn't lather but I go used to that right away. This is the first time that my skin didn't feel tight or get red after using it. I have oily sensitive skin and its hard finding a cleanser for my skin type that doesn't feel like you're peeling away your skin. They recently started carrying this line at Marshall Fields in Chicago and I went a liitle overboard this weekend with cleanser, mask, toner, moisturizer, scrub and eye gel. We'll see what happens but so far I love the line! If it's good enough for Cher and the Sex and the City girls who all look amazing I'm willing to try it!
I am not so impressed by it.
I've been using it for two months on and off.. well.. Only thing I like about this product is smell.
My face feels little greasy(uncleanly feeling), however, there is dryness as well. I have to use another cleaser after using this one,so I don't have to get rid of it.
OMG..this is fantastic!! This is one item you won't be wasting your money on. My skin actually feels clean..I've used other cleansers in the past, where you would have to clean your skin over and over again because it wasn't deep cleaning. This cleanser is gentle, but works like a deep cleanser in which, it takes off all your makeup. It does kinda irritate the areas around your eyes. So I would strongly advise anyone who has sensitive skin to take off eye makeover with an eye maker remover (like Bifacil from Lancome). Overall, this is a great product thats worth it in the long run.
I have combination skin and had read all the great reviews of enzyme cleansing gel so I went to Henri Bendel's and picked up a bottle. At first my face was peeling! But I realized I needed to have water on my face before using (duh!) and after two or three uses, my skin adjusted. It really seems to draw out impurities, almost like a mask. Nice scent. ** Edit, big warning. I forgot to wet my face before applying again and now I'm covered in welts! I don't have sensitive skin so it's strong! Beware!
This left my combo skin feeling tight and itchy. I actually gave up using it on my face and started using it to wash my hands because I didn't want to waste it... but it made them feel tight and itchy too! Oww! :(
I received a sample of this less than a week ago. I only use it once a day, but I love it. I thought the fragrance would irritate my combo/acne-prone/sensitive skin, but I haven't had any problems. It is non-drying, and has reduced the redness around my nose and on my cheeks. I even have to lean close to the mirror to see my pores. This is at the top of my list to purchase.
I adore this cleanser for it's ability to cleanse the skin thoroughly without stripping the moisture it needs. This is an ideal cleanser for anyone who struggles with combination, oily or acne prone skin because it will remove dirt, oil, surface impurities all without drying your face out. It leaves your skin clean and hydrated, which is a balance that is hard to achieve with many cleansers. It is a non- foaming cleanser, so that is an issue you have to get over if you are used to foaming being the only option for cleaning your skin.
This line keeps it simple with the packaging and the ingredients and just gives the consumer what they need- effective & affordable skincare. Everything is reasonably priced when compared to other high end department/spa skin care lines. The big 16 oz bottle of this cleanser is just $20.00 and will last forever. Love it!
only cleanser i will use. doesn't leave my combo skin too dry or too oily and takes off makeup better than anything else i have tried; even the really stubborn waterproof mascaras. only thing that leaves my skin almost clear and is pretty well priced
Love, Love, Love this product! Lasts forever! Cleans without drying, but I have oily-ish skin and doesn't leave an oily residue either. Deep cleans and feels great. Smell great too!
This is my favorite facial cleanser, and one that I have been using on and off for about six years. When I lived in New York, I used to get facials at Mario Badescu, and my skin never looked better. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is seasonless - I can use it in summer and in winter, and it always produces the same results on my sensitive, combination skin: clean, soft, and polished skin that is not overly tight, but feels as if it has received a deep cleansing. The smell is divine, and the price is imminently fair, compared to other products I have tried with less than stellar results. I honestly don't know why I continue to test other products when Mario Badescu's work so well for me. Paired with the Healing Cream at Night and the Control Cream during the day, this is one cleanser I will buy and buy again. Brilliant stuff.