I really love this cleanser. It has such a fresh botanical smell and it even removes my waterproof mascara. It only takes a small amount of any of the products so they last a long time.
Sara S. | Wednesday, February 06, 2013 | PA
Great cleaner for oily skin
I love this cleaner! I have been using it for nearly a year now- my skin is combination/oily I used to have weekly breakouts and my skin looks wonderful after using this cleanser! Has a light scent to it and it does not have any suds not soap formula but that just shows how gentle of a cleanser this is. I highly recommend it to anyone with oily skin or the tendency to occassionally break out. I love it!
Maureen M. | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | NY
This is a very good facial cleanser, it washes away my makeup at the end of the day and does not leave my skin oily or residue. And the price is great too!
Demi H. | Friday, January 14, 2011 | MT
I was very pleasantly surprised by this cleanser! It does not foam which I was worried about at first but you can FEEL it cleaning your face! I have oily skin and as soon as I started washing my face I could feel the oil being removed. It was amazing! I only use about a pea size amount and it DEEP cleans my whole face! Ultimately THE best cleanser I have used. After the first use of these products my skin looked clearer, brighter, and more even then it has EVER looked. I am having a love affair with my skin care regimen!
Ashley B. | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | MN
Removes all my Foundation
This product is great at removing heavy foundation, and as an added plus it also made my skin super soft. I think I'm in love!
Miriam G. | Friday, December 05, 2008 | CA
Amazing it works!
I absolutely love this clenser.I have oily skin, and this cleanser always leaves my skin clean and refreshed. What I love most about it is that it never dries out my skin and it smells amazing! Now I never go without it, I love waking up in the morning and having my face smell amazing and less oily. Thank You Mario!
Mary T. | Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | CA
This cleanser does a great job of cleaning skin without over drying it!
Mage N. | Sunday, September 07, 2008 | CA
Great product to fit my skin
I love this cleanser very much. At the beginning, I think cleanser without foam should not work very well but I am wrong. I am a combination skin person, my nose always oily. And this cleanser did a very good job. It balance my skin and I don't feel dry on my skin. I used this product for 8 months and I don't feel any sensitive, and the smelling is good. I will recommend this products to all my friends. The price is reasonable and I don't care about the packing. It is a great product.
Jennifer M. | Thursday, July 03, 2008 | PA
I just purchased this cleanser to use as my "everday" cleanser. I also have the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser that I use 2-3 times a week and I must say I was skeptical. I usually like a cleanser to "Lather" while Im using it because I feel I am getting cleaner skin. Well, I was wrong. This cleanser, although it does not produce lather, deep cleans skin, leaves it soft,and smells great. I tend to break out alot ever since I had my children, I think my hormones havent gotten back to normal! and this stuff works really well. Along with this cleanser I also have in my regemin the Glycolic grapefruit toner, Special Cleansing lotion "C", drying lotion, Whitening mask, buffering lotion and the Hyaluronic Moisturizer with SPF 15. I have noticed a definate improvement in my skin. Since I am sort of a skin care "junkie", I have tried many products, from the cheap to the extremely expensive and since finding MB, I will NEVER go back to using anything else. Get this product. It is priced right and lasts a long time. I actually look forward to washing my face each and every day. Thank you Mario!
Creed H. | Thursday, June 05, 2008 | IA
I'll NEVER go back to other cleansers!
I'm a 19 year old male and I've FINALLY learned how to clear up my skin! The first step is to cleanse with the Botanical Facial Gel! It does everything you need it to and nothing you don't WITHOUT over drying! I highly recommend it!
Beru R. | Friday, April 18, 2008 | TX
This cleanser made me a MB devotee
This is the best cleanser I have ever used. I use this after the MB Make Up Remover Soap and follow with the Glycolic Grapefruit Toner and my skin has never looked so beautiful. My blackheads are almost completely gone and my skin is significantly less oily. Thank You Mario Badescu!!
sally c. | Wednesday, March 05, 2008 | IL
yummy smelling and deep cleaning
I recieved a sample of this cleanser in the mail and i was hooked from the start. Ive used it now for 7 years and im not changing its great deep cleaning and smells so good. my skin feels tight after each use and the blackheads are going away. it also helps with oily skin without drying it out. thanks mb
Bailers Y. | Friday, January 18, 2008 | OH
Breath of Fresh Air for Oily Faces!
I am IN LOVE with this cleanser. It controls oil really well and cleans away every last bit of oil. It smells DIVINE as well!
Shana M. | Friday, December 14, 2007 | WA
Deep Cleansing+Soothing Fragrance = AWESOME!
Love this gel cleanser not only b/c it smells heavenly, but it's gentle on my acne-prone skin. I have struggled with cystic acne for 10+ years and this gel helps to soothe red bumps and gives you a really deep clean without drying your skin so you aren't left with that super tight dry skin feeling after using it. I adore all of the acne-fighting products from Mario Badescu - they've been a God-send to this thirty-something gal and are truly effective. The descriptions with each product are real, not promotional.
aly d. | Friday, November 30, 2007 | CA
Fast and EFFECTIVE
I started using this cleanser in conjuction with the Special Cucumber Lotion and AHA Ceramide moisturizer and it has changed my skin!!! My skin has never been so clear and smooth. After years of trying so many other skin systems and products, I feel like I have finally found the perfect products to treat my oily, acne-prone skin, and they work without causing your skin to become red or dry.
Grace G. | Thursday, November 15, 2007 | AZ
I have combination/oily acne prone skin and normally use the Acne Facial Cleanser but I got around to trying this as a sample and instantly loved it! You can really tell the HUGE difference within the very first try. The best part is that it leaves your skin feeling squeaky (literally) clean, especially the nose area. I typically use this one before exfoliating, but I'm tempted to use it in A.M. as well because it gets rid of all the oil that builds up on your skin while you sleep. Grade A+!
Holly D. | Wednesday, October 17, 2007 | OR
After trying several cleansers from MB, I received this as a sample. It is perfect! After a couple of days, I noticed that my skin was super soft and the breakouts I had been fighting were clearing up. I am a believer. I follow this with Special Cucumber Lotion, and the results are fabulous.
Sarah M. | Monday, September 10, 2007 | 00
Lovely Grapefruit-Scented Cleanser
This was the first MB cleanser I used and it was the first time I used an oily skin cleanser that didn't irritate and overdry my skin. I really like how it gets all the dirt and make-up off and it seems to have a light exfoliating effect.
Leeanne M. | Saturday, May 26, 2007 | BC
This cleanser really works well for my face. My face is difficult to take care of becuase it hasnt made up its mind. This cleanser cleans my face and removes the dirt oil and makeup. ALL of it! And it keeps my face happy too, and it smells fantastic.
Ceihna C. | Sunday, February 25, 2007 | NJ
I've had acne since I was in a young girl and nothing worked for on my skin. Then I bought the drying lotion and went on to get samples from MB and one of the samples was this cleanser. Since then I will only wash my face with it. It is the best and a must have for anyone who suffers from acne.
jessica c. | Monday, January 29, 2007 | MS
I love this product! I've been battling acne for years! I've tried every product out there, even extra strength proactiv! When I used this cleanser for the first time, I could already feel AND see a difference! It not only made my skin soft, but cleaned my pores deep down! Along with this product, I use the special cucumber lotion, and the aha and ceramide mousturizer. My acne is cleared up and I have a vibrant, fresh face! Don't keep waisting your money on products that don't work for you skin! Believe me, I've been there and done that time and again. My ance struggling days are over because I've found the only product out there that works! Thanks Mario Badescu!
Amanda S. | Sunday, January 07, 2007 | MI
This is the best beauty product I have ever bought. It's completely refreshing and it definitely has kept my skin from getting congested. I cannot live without it.
Cynthia C. | Friday, December 29, 2006 | IN
This is it!
I found this to be very effective. It removes all dirt, oil, and makeup without drying. It also feels like it exfoliates as well. It has really helped keep my acne under control.
Sandra T. | Saturday, October 28, 2006 | GA
I have used this cleanser daily for 4+years! It is absolutely the best cleanser for my face, and believe me, I have tried many skin regimens. My skin gets completely clean and exfoliated without any residue or drying. I use this instead of soap to remove makeup and cleanse. It leaves my skin in ideal condition to accept other products, day or night, and seems to save lots of grooming steps. I keep a bottle in the shower next to my shampoo. If you have combination or slightly oily skin, try the Botanical Facial Gel!
Joy Evangeline B. | Monday, October 23, 2006 | NY
Keep it going!
A combination of using this product and regular (every two weeks)facials at Mario Badescu helped clear up a bout of acne that had persisted for about three years. Because I wasn't well versed as to the benefits of continuing to use this product, I used a milder Mario Badescu product once my acne cleared up and, when my acne returned, I got so distrissed that I feel off the Mario Badescu product wagon and tried a myriad of products, none of which were helpful. I'm now using the Acne Facial Cleaner, which, along with other Mario Badescu products aimed at acne-ridden skin, is clearing up my acne and hope to return to using this product to keep my skin cleansed and acne at bay.
Christine G. | Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | CA
More than just a cleanser!
I love the fact that this cleanser even takes off my makeup without stripping my skin. And I love the fresh scent too!
Stephanie L. | Monday, September 25, 2006 | TX
The world's best cleanser!
I have used MANY different cleansers and this is by far the best. It keeps your skin clean and clear without drying your skin.
Sarah D. | Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | NY
Best Cleanser for acne!
This cleanser is great for oily skin, it keeps breakouts away by getting all the dirt and oil off, but somehow doesnt dry you out. Also smells great!