Mario Badescu • Seaweed Cleansing Soap • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||40%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'm a real Mario Badescu fan, but I'm a bit let-down by this. Maybe it's because some of his other products have left me expecting miracles, but I found this to be a fairly pedestrian product.
I always cleanse my skin twice with this at night - once to take off make-up, and once to clean my skin and then rinse really well. When I use toner afterwards though, there's always make-up/dirt left on the cotton pad.
It never really 'feels' like it's thoroughly cleansing; always a bit like the product is just being rubbed around on the surface of my skin and make-up is just being wiped away, rather than dissolved or properly cleaned.
It hasn't broken me out, but it hasn't cleared up any spots either. And it really stings my eyes.
I'm using it up because I can't stand having products I don't get through, but I'm looking forward to finishing the bottle (really good value and it lasts!) and getting back to Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was given a trial size (30ml) of this cleanser to try and overall this works really well. My skin used to be combination-dry, but now it's mostly normal-dry. This has the great advantage of not drying my skin at all (skin feels less tight than when I used my previous cleanser Weleda's almond milk, which is for dry skin!).
It's a green lotion with some exfoliating dark bits - which makes it look like a mint chocolate chip ice cream, but unfortunately it doesn't smell like that. I liked the scent in the beginning, reminded me of Body Shop's Seaweed cleanser but a bit more perfume-y. However, a few weeks later, the scent is starting to annoy me and I prefer my cleansers to smell very little.
Other than that, the cleanser is very gentle, even the exfoliating particles, and has kept my skin in very healthy condition, not causing any breakouts or irritation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this product. I use this with my Clarisonic, and follow up with Seaweed Cleansing Lotion (AM) or Glycolic Acid Toner (PM). This soap removes makeup without drying out my skin. It keeps my dry/combo skin balanced, and prevents breakouts (some products cause/ aggravate cystic acne). I will continue to buy this face wash.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
it was an ok cleanser for me.it leaves my skin a bit taught and dry, but the good thing is it controls my acne!
for that reason only..i wanted to give it a 5, but because it dries out the skin around my mouth i will have to give it a 3 instead.
the price is good for the amount that you get but, once i finished with this , I really wanted to try their enzyme cleanser...
EDIT 28/5/2012: i changed my rating..since i just realised the dryness around my mouth was contributed by my MUJI cleansing oil...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I quite enjoy this cleanser. It is a good water soluble, lotion like cleanser that effectively removes 95% of my makeup from my combination skin. It is non-irritating, and although it has got an interesting smell, I think the little bladderwack scrub granules are mild and effective. It rinses easily, and my face never feels tight or dry afterwards. I could see this being my winter time staple cleanser (I might switch to the enzyme gel in the summer to combat extra oiliness). I've heard some people say that this leaves a residue after rinsing; I'm not sure how they're washing their faces, but I've never had that problem. I splash a little water on my face and then apply a dime size amount of cleanser. Once I rinse, my face feels totally clean. They sell it in the stores with a screw top, which I hate. If you can swing it, steal a cap off of one of the other MB cleansers and screw it on before you buy it. I got mine at Ulta, so I was able to get away with it. The scrub bits don't get stuck in the spout, so don't worry about that. Just make sure you keep it scrupulously clean. I find that the body of a q-tip fits perfectly into the hole in the spout. Overall, I love this cleanser, and I'm very happy with it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using Mario Badescu's combo/dry-acne skin care regimen. I've noticed little difference in my skin. This cleanser is not quite as gentle as Cetaphil (which has a more gentle texture and nice even around the eyes), but unfortunately it still doesn't remove much makeup. I definitely suggest using a separate makeup remover. Since I wasn't wowed by the regimen, I'm not sure if I'll buy this product again, but I may try using it again with different MB products. While I have to be careful not to use too much of the toner (Special Cucumber Lotion), the cleanser doesn't dry out my skin. The scent of the product wasn't an issue for me either. Not a must-have, but a good product overall.
Update: I've noticed the product doesn't rinse off from my undereye area (even if I didn't apply cleanser there). It's annoying because I then have to use eye makeup remover. Besides the hassle, the eye area is delicate, so I'd rather not deal with unnecessary wear and tear.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Kit Cosmetics for AUD$18.95. It was pretty pricey for a cleanser but since it got a lot of praise from celebrities I thought I'd give it a try.
The bottle didn't come with a pump, so it was very hard to get the right amount of product. It's suitable for all skin type so it's quite mild. Sure it cleans away the obvious dirt/bacteria and oils but it doesn't do anything if you have combination/ acne prone or dry skin. It's great for normal or sensitive skin though.
It did absolutely nothing to my skin, it didn't cause any breakouts nor did it help with my breakouts. It's not worth the dosh for me, if it only acts as a mild cleanser.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This cleanser smells like pee, really. The only reason why I'll keep using my 8oz. bottle is because it helped me deal with increased oiliness on my T-zone after coming off oral contraceptives, and fought to keep the forehead tiny zits at bay. It can be a little drying as well, but nothing some moisturised can't solve.
But, this still smells like pee and comes in the worst bottle ever - a screw-on cap, that's all - so I'll not get it again. Results are pretty important but putting something on your face that smells like week old piss from a bottle i have to keep squeezing and shaking to get product out from, is a big no-no. Shame, really.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I hate this cleanser.
I'm not gonna sayit sucks, because I know YMMV, and each experience with a product is subjective.
But, I hate the way this smells, it does not remove my face makeup (I do not expect any cleanser to remove eyemakeup), and it leaves a yucky film. I washed twice with this, the first time with my Olay cleansing brush, and afterwards I had to go over my face with a toner twice before the pad came off clean. Plus, my pro x brush head had nasty makeup gunk and cleanser gunk all over it, something that does not happen with other cleansers.
To me, if a cleanser doesn't clean the face, it is not worth even considering.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I like this cleanser. It's gentle on the skin and doesn't dry my face out. My face looks great after I wash with this. It smells good and has good ingredients. I would give it a 3.5 if I could (HELLO MAKEUPALLEY, let us rate half points!). What I don't like about it is that it leaves my face too "squeaky" (literally!) clean. I don't think I would buy this again because MB has toooo many other great cleansers to choose from.