This is a good basic acne cleanser. It does not foam up which I love because foaming formulas dries up my skin more. I use this at night and in the morning I alternate it with the glycolic cleanser. This alone however will not help you completely with acne. I also use the buffering lotion and drying lotion. The drying cream does nothing for me though.
Nicole D. | Wednesday, January 02, 2013 | CT
Best everyday cleanser
I love this acne cleanser. I use it every morning and have not found a better product. It smells amazing, cleans and refreshes your face, never dries it out or leaves it oily. I have cystic acne and it works wonders!
Inessa V. | Friday, August 24, 2012 | NC
i have received a sample of this with my very first order here... after using it a few times i have decided that im definitly getting it!! it works cleans up all my pores and definitly love the smell of it.. aloe vera..
Sabrina M. | Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | NY
I began using this facial cleanser about 3 months ago and I have seen a dramatic change in my skin. My acne has cleared up immensely, so I will continue to use this product! I definitely recommend it!!
Swee Yeing L. | Saturday, October 01, 2011 | 00
I really like this cleanser. I bought it together with other products in the line, but hands down this is my absolute favourite because it works very well. I have combination skin, dry on the cheeks, a little oily during the day on the T zone. This cleanser is very gentle and works well to prevent and treat my pimples. I look forward to using it everyday, really! Now that I have used it up, I really miss it and would be stocking up on it!
Mya C. | Thursday, August 18, 2011 | CA
I have tried every kind of acne remade in the book, from dead sea masks to Proactive to drug store stuff. They all either dried out my skin to much, did not work or only worked for a little bit. With this cleanser I noticed a difference in about a week my acne started to clear up and my skin felt so soft. I have been using it for about 2 months now and I went from having about 5 breakouts a week to having maybe 1 pimple every 2 or 3 weeks. I cant say enough amazing things about it. All I can say is buy it I promises you will not regret it.
Hoping that Mario Badescu comes out with a makeup line with mineral powders and concealers, I think they would would be amazing
Lejla H. | Friday, April 15, 2011 | CO
This cleanser is wonderful! My skin breaks out occasionally but I keep using this cleanser since it really cleanses my skin without drying it.
Love it and will re-purchase!
Mailelen C. | Wednesday, February 09, 2011 | CA
I started using this about a week or two ago and this cleanser has made such a difference in my skin. I have minimal breakouts and less oily....this is a must have!!
Danielle G. | Sunday, February 07, 2010 | GA
The perfect cleanser!
I bought this product about two weeks ago in a desperate attempt to keep my acne under control. I have mild acne, and when i do get a zit, it is usually really noticeable. However, for the past two weeks, my face has been SPOTLESS! My face feels cleaner, softer, and looks a lot better. I cant believe how well this cleanser works! I reccomend this product 100%!
Alice W. | Monday, October 12, 2009 | MA
see results within a month!!
my skin looks SO much better, just from using this everyday, twice a day!! thank you mario badescu!
Angela H. | Friday, January 23, 2009 | NC
AWESOME ! :
This cleanser is really good,
just make sure you use everything else with it and you will see the results fast !
Audrey U. | Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | DE
My Absolute Favorite Cleanser. EVER.
Okayyyy I love this cleanser. It didn't irritate my eyes when it got in then one morning, it's gentle, yet deep cleansing, it's potent, and I think that this cleanser alone has made a difference on my skin. I bought it with the Acne Control Kit, and I love everything. I still get zits, but it's only been two months, and things are sooo much better/
Asuncion L. | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | NJ
Acne Facial Cleanser is GREATER than Proactiv
Can I just say how much I love this cleanser? I added it to my nightly routine and not one zit has grown on my face ever since. My entire skin care line is all MB right now and I am hooked on their products!
Michele T. | Friday, December 19, 2008 | IL
I've only been using this cleanser for a few days, but it is a great product. My skin is clean, yet soft and smooth. And little goes a long way. The only negative I have is that it takes a little getting used to not using a foaming cleanser. This cleanser does not lather. But don't be fooled because it is cleaning your skin!
Danielle L. | Friday, December 19, 2008 | VA
I have had trouble with my skin since I was a teenager. I've tried everything - drug store brands, dept store brands, even proactive. This blows everything away!
LaMonica T. | Saturday, December 13, 2008 | GA
Non Irritating Cleanser
This is a very gentle non irritating cleanser even if you have erupted acne. I received the sample in the Christmas bouns package and I really liked the way it made my skin feel not to mentioned the price is GREAT! Highly recommended.... Will be ordering my first bottle today.
Youngjoo C. | Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | OH
The BEST Acne Cleanser
I just ordered one and this is my third bottle.
I love this cleanser and this was the only one worked on my acne.
I'd used ProActive, Murad and other organic stuffs but trust me, this is THE BEST!!
Jane M. | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | CA
Best cleanser yet!
I am one of those people who had tried pretty much everything to get rid of moderate acne and nothing has worked until this. I have used this cleanser for almost 3 weeks and not one blemish. my face is totally smooth and there aren't even hints of something coming up. make sure you use it with everything else though, it ,makes a world of difference!
DAVID S. | Tuesday, May 06, 2008 | LA
Effective Acne Cleanser
This is a very gentle and effective cleanser. It was recommended by a Mario Skin Specialist. It is not recommended to use in the eye area. I have highly sensitive skin. This cleanser is not harsh and has subsided my breakouts. It works well with the recommended Cucumber Cleansing Lotion which is also mild and not harsh despite the alcohol ingredient. I am very impressed with the company's customer service and skin care recommendation. Give this cleanser a try to control acne breakouts. It won't dry your skin out or make it red.
Sarah M. | Thursday, December 27, 2007 | 00
Acne Facial Cleanser
This is the only acne cleanser I've used that didn't over-dry or irritate the rest of my face. I love the clean scent and the gel texture. It feels like a cross between the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and the Botanical Facial Cleanser. I haven't had any huge breakouts since I've been using this cleanser; just the occassional whitehead now and then. But a whitehead is nothing to worry about if you have Dying Lotion on hand!
Demetra P. | Friday, December 21, 2007 | DE
I have tryed several Acne product.This is the best cleanser for acne trouble. I had acne problem for several year,my face began to clear up in about two weeks after using this product.I now have clear skin.
W L. | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | AZ
Amazing Facial Cleanser
I am not joking when I say I have terrible skin - large pores, oily like crazy, cystic pimples, the WORKS. Everything else I have tried (ProActiv, cosmetic stuff) has never really thoroughly cleaned my skin - I would always still have dirty cotton balls when toning after cleansing - this cleanser not only cleans my disgusting skin effectively (clean cotton balls when toning) but it has improved the texture and pores of my skin as well. PLUS, its super concentrated and you only need a small amount to clean with it. :)
Lessley W. | Tuesday, October 02, 2007 | OR
I love this product.
Good for healing pimples and helps preventing a new one.TRUST ME IT WORKS!!!
Silvia A. | Monday, September 03, 2007 | FL
Very Good Cleaner
After dealing with Acne and dermatologists for years, my face was just looking worse and worse. Thanks God I found Mario Badescu products and I thought why do not try them.
Combining this product with the drying lotion (for whiteheads), The Special C lotion and the healing cream every day, twice a day, my face is nearly acne free.
I LOVE MARIO BADESCU!!!
Joan B. | Tuesday, August 21, 2007 | CT
This product really works
I have tried many other skin cleansers over the years. All the other acne cleansers I have tried (Aveda, Murad, and many more) have been too drying or harsh for my skin so I have to stop using them - a waste of money. The MB Acne Facial Cleanser cleans with drying and really, really works. My skin looks and feels so much better than it did before I found this product. I recommend it to anyone, but it is especially good for those of us with sensative skin.
Andrea T. | Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | CA
This is the only thing that works
I have been on every antibiotic you can imagine, gone though two 6 month rounds of Accutane.
I have used all sorts of creams, gels, and cleansers from the dermatologist.
This is the only thing that has ever worked for me and worked well. I use the acne cleanser as part of the regimen my skin care adviser recommended. Within a week I was clear! The marks left behind are fading more and more each day. Do yourself a favor and try it for a month!
Tracy Q. | Monday, August 13, 2007 | UT
Mrs. Tracy Quist
I am 46 years old and have have suffered for years with acne, I have gone to doctor after doctor, with no luck on anything, the last dermatologist prescribed Accutane, I decided againest it because of the side effects, I was at an all time low because of the acne and how I looked. I stumbled upon Mario Badescu at Nordstroms, my face is clearer than it has been in along time...I LOVE YOU Mario Badescu!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Grace G. | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | AZ
What a great product!
I've always had mild to severe acne on my cheeks. I tried the dermatologist, and while the anti-biotics I was on did help me immensely, I told myself that I couldn't depend on pills my whole life. So I went out in search of good and effective skin care products.I purchased this one some time ago and never witnessed that much of a result. I decided that I would keep giving it a try however. I'm so glad I did because this cleanser actually WORKS!
I have combination/oily acne-prone skin and it has helped get my skin back to normal. Thus, I have found my skin saviour! What I began to do is wet my face and then apply a generous amount of the cleanser, rubbing it gently in circular motions all over my face, concentrating on problematic areas. I leave it on for 1-2 minutes (it does NOT dry out my face in the very least! that's how gentle AND effective it is!)
Then I rinse and follow up with the Special Cucumber Lotion which I only apply at night. Next follows the spot treatments with the Drying Cream or Drying Lotion. I use the Glycolic Foaming cleanser 2-3 times a week, another AMAZING product! My skin's looking it's best these days! Thankyou Mario!!
Elizabeth H. | Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | PA
I have tried everthing from proactiv, murad, over the counter products, to prescription products and this is the only thing that works. Doesn't dry out skin. I use this in combination with Special Cleansing Lotion C and Seaweed Night Cream and was amazed at how clear my skin got in just a week. In only wish it came in a bigger bottle...
Amanda K. | Saturday, February 10, 2007 | FL
Not only does this stuff work fast, it also leaves my face smelling soo nice. I have tried multiple acne cleansers and most of them usually have a strange smell to them however this one smells so fresh and leaves my face totally clean with no residue or makeup etc.I have also noticed a big change in the acne I have.
Cleopatra W. | Friday, January 05, 2007 | OK
This product is a treat!
Let me start by telling you that is has an awesome soft beautiful smell that is addictive. When you are done washing your face, it feels cool, soft and clean. I have never used another face wash that felt this right! The acne on my chin also has been clearing up.I am also one to forget to wash my face. I remember more often because the experience is a treat.
Julia L. | Friday, December 29, 2006 | CA
By far the best!
I've tried them all! ProActive dried out my skin really bad and others just made my acne worse. I figured, what would another trial of this cleanser hurt? Well, I tried and it didn't dry out my skin but suprisingly, your face doesn't have to be dry to be clear! I follow this with the Special "C" lotion, their wonderful AHA moisturizer, and buffering lotion. The entire line has made my acne diminish by 90%. My boyfriend has consistently told me how good my skin looks for the past 2 weeks. Thank you Mario!
Yvonne V. | Friday, November 10, 2006 | CA
Love This Product!
I recently started to experience breakouts after working out. I've only used this particular product for one week and I can already see an improvement. I follow up with the Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion. I've been using Mario Badescu products for over 8 years and I'm always complimented on how great my skin looks! Thanks Mario Badescu!
Joy Evangeline B. | Monday, October 23, 2006 | NY
An excellent product
After using the Enzyme Cleansing Gel for many, many years, this product was recommended to me, an acne sufferer, by Mario Badescu consultant Mei Cassles. After initially alternating this product with the Enzyme Cleaning gel, I now use this as my facial cleanser exclusively and the condition of my skin improves daily. It is as gentle to my skin as the Enzyme Cleansing gel and leaves my skin feeling very clean and not at all dry. I follow with the Special Cucumber toner and the AHA Ceramide Moisturizer and receive daily compliments on my skin. I will be married next April and expect that continuing to use this product in concert with other Mario Badescu products, along with period facials, will give me a glowing, acne scar free complexion for my special day!
Gabriela S. | Friday, August 25, 2006 | NY
Acne Facial Cleanser
I started using this product about 2 months ago and my face has been clear ever since! It doesn’t dry out your skin, like other acne washes do. Its gentle and your skin doesn’t feel tight after washing. This is a GREAT product. I would recommend anyone suffering from acne to try it and also follow up with some of the other acne product, such as the drying lotion and cream to help get rid of those blemishes sooner!!