I don’t know why it took me so long to review one of my most favourite cleansers! I was introduced to Mario Badescu’s skin care products two years ago by a friend who swears by their Enzyme Cleansing Gel which then prompted me to purchase one as I was running out of my usual random drugstore cleanser at the time.
Cleansers are the one thing I’m not fussed with as I believe cleansers are only used to remove sunscreen / make up and daily grime so I don’t invest in them. I usually just pop into Boots and buy what’s on offer, usually a Neutrogena one (terribly drying, them ones) or Clinique as I love to take advantage of their lovely GWPs. =p
I have to admit this is one of the strangest cleansers I’ve used. It’s green (obviously) and does have a certain shimmer to it and the best bit? It does not lather at all.
Touted as their best selling cleanser, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel supposedly removes make up and does not dry the skin even though it consists of natural AHAs from the Papaya and Grapefruit extracts.
Even though it claims to be able to remove make up, I still use my Kose Speedy Cleansing Oil as I don’t want to go to bed with a dirty face and wake up with zits all over! =p So I still double cleanse but this cleanser really does brighten the skin and leaves your skin so soft and smooth! I actually don’t mind the fact that the product does not lather up at all but those of you who are used to having foaming cleansers might find using this strange at first.
The fact that it’s quite an affordable cleanser with minimal packaging (yay!) is an added plus! This costs £10.95 and lasts me over 3 months with everyday use so it’s not too bad really. =)
I haven’t experienced a softening cleanser before so this really is a gem to me and I will continue to repurchase again and again, which means this definitely is my Holy Grail cleanser =D