I’m a beauty junkie and can’t stop myself to explore more and more beauty trends, products, hacks and tutorials. I’ve gotten interested particularly with Mario Badescu. Actually, I’m not fan of drugstore cosmetics. But, it’s positive feedback and results have impressed me a lot. Then, I’m so humble to make this post for 5 “must-try” Mario Badescu skin care products that are your complexion rescuer. If you’re type of person who need to pick something safe and providing instant solutions while running short of money, this post is definitely for you.
This skincare range’s name follows its’ founder, Mario Badescu, a chemist and cosmetologist. It was launched in New York in 1967. The brand’s mission is to deliver personalized skin care treatments entire the skin life-cycle, from acne to aging spots.
Its’ product distribution is in every part of the US, at major drug stores and pharmacies. Also, you can easily find it through online and in-store shopping, like Ulta Beauty, Wilshire Beauty, Nordstrom, Sephora and Amazon.
Otherwise, you can check out Mario Badescu store (as salon and spa) on 320 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022. Offers free-delivery anywhere in US for the orders of more than US$35 and 3 complimentary samples. That sounds awesome I think!
1. Mario Badescu – Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
The product does its’ job as a hydrating mist to revitalize dull, dehydrated skin and retouch natural radiance. Formulated with herbal and botanical extracts, including rose, gardenia, aloe vera, thyme and bladder-wrack for soothing and age-defying properties. It tends to bring about a healthy, glowy look.
Keep the facial mist with you all day to lock your skin in moisture, especially during harsh, freezing days. It’s gonna leave a refreshing sense as well as relieve a tight, flaky feeling.
As containing aloe, you may find it somehow sticky; but it afterward quickly melts down into your skin. Besides, it’s infused natural ingredients are friendly, bringing no irritation or itchiness so delicate skin is gonna love it.
Apply the spray anytime, anywhere and even, on top of makeup to add radiance to your complexion. Or for daily skincare routine, you can spray all over your skin either before or after applying moisturizers.
Speaking of the smell, it’s rose scented. I see many people dislike rosy odor and get irritated with it. So just make notice because it’s smell is kinda lingering.
2. Mario Badescu – Drying Lotion
This drying lotion is a winner over stubborn acne. Ideal to treat your whiteheads. It’s one of the company’s bestsellers. The product is really a fast-acting acne spot treatment, consisting of high alcohol content, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Calamine and Zinc Oxide.
Use the lotion only at night, before bedtime. You can dip a q-tip until it hits the pink sediment at the bottle’s bottom without shaking. Then, directly dab upon the whitehead and leave it until morning. The substance is prone to make pesky pimples be less inflamed, dry up and hence, shrink overnight.
The humiliating part is the product causes your face to look like having chickenpox. So, you may not want to walk around with it.
However, one thing that I want to mention particularly when using the product is I think it’s really go-to zits or blemishes that come to heads. However, feel sorry for cystic ones.
Ok, this is about another theory I guess. Whether you’re already in-the-know or not, I’m gonna recap it anyway to ensure all of us go through it. Cystic acne is a more sophisticated form of acne.
“That is a small bump deeply embedded beneath your skin’s surface and doesn’t show its’ head” said Dr. Amy Wechsler, a board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist. Then, this type of acne might require more complicated treatments, time and patience than ordinary pimples.
If you’re suffering acne cysts and don’t see any improvement from the product, don’t make this let you down. Thus, switch to another suitable ones. To be fair, the drying lotion has received many compliments of fading away whiteheads and zits.
Regard to its’ smell, it’s gonna turn to bad news to you if you have a sort of smell sensitivity. It has a horrendous stench. I think that’s due to it’s chemical elements. However, if you’ll give it time while sleeping, I think that’s fine to go for it. And, you can use the product to all skin types, except you have allergic reactions against one of its’ chemical parts.
3. Mario Badescu – Buffering Lotion
We did run to the end of acne treatment for annoying pimples, like whiteheads. Now, Mario Badescu designed an advanced version to help picking fight with a much more persistent acne. That would be large, painful cystic or hormonal blemishes that sneak under your skin.
The buffering lotion primarily includes B vitamins and amino acids for soothing and healing properties. It attempts to quickly soak into skin texture and deeply penetrate to resolve the acne root.
My friend has struggled with acne cysts since her early teens. Now, she is 23 years old. Sometimes still get troubles with it when she’s fatigued, depressed, sleepless or in her period. They tend to appear on her forehead, chin and jawbone.
After that, she used the buffering lotion nightly to treat these bumps. It did incredibly give amaze to her both physically and emotionally distressing condition. After 3 nights, these acne were nearly flattened and pain-free.
Moreover, just take few steps to use the product. Differ to the drying lotion, shake the bottle at first until the white sediment totally dissolves. After that, get 1-2 drops onto your clean fingertips and dab to affected areas on face, back or chest. Leave it until morning. The product is inclined to minimize the cystic acnes without aggravation before turning into breakouts.
However, I highly recommend to use the lotion sparingly or with day gap and avoid applying it all over your face. If not, it’ll cause your skin to be desperately drained out, get burned and even, look “sunken.”
Over-using the product is more likely to result in skin severe dehydration. Therefore, you should stop using the lotion immediately when feeling super dry and apply ultra-moisturizers as instead. Sensitive and dehydrated skins may have to take caution with it. Likewise, It has alcohol-like smell.
4. Mario Badescu – Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Let’s jump into another interesting product of Mario Badescu. The cleansers vigorously flushes out makeup, oil and the most nasty impurities from skin surface.
Besides, this lathering cleanser has an exfoliating power of glycolic acid to get rid of accumulated dead skin cells and leave a smooth, dewy look. Also, rejuvenate skin effectively to dampen wrinkles, fine lines and aging spots.
The product is really an amazing weapon to combat dullness, congested pores, adult acne and hyper-pigmentation. That’s gonna motivate skin restorative-ability and brighten skin tone.
The cleanser has a thick, jelly texture and foams nicely upon skin with water. Unlike other Mario Badescu products I mentioned previously, the cleanser has calming, lemon-like scent.
One unpleasant thing about the product is it’s deep cleansing and exfoliation can easily suck out emollient of skin outermost layer. Excessive using consequently leads to a very tight feeling and flakiness. So, I may put a big warning for delicate and dry skins. Apply moisturizers as crucial, following the cleanser. Additionally, use it occasionally, like 2 – 3 times weekly for the best result.
5. Mario Badescu – Seaweed Night Cream
This is a type of lightweight, oil-free moisturizer at night time. Formulated with mineral-rich bladder-wrack extracts for high watery content.
I won’t exaggerate this is an excellent moisturizer that you may have to die for. But, if you need something to quickly save your complexion from cracks and dry patches, I can tell the cream deserves your concern.
It’s able to hydrate effectively your skin without greasy feeling or breaking you out. Moreover, the seaweed cream helps to regain collagen and elastin that makes your skin feel plump and soft after waking up.
Sensitive and dry skin can get along with the cream. I’m kinda confident about that. However, for oily and combination skin, I’m fairly skeptical because I heard some people who have these skin types still got clogged pores and bear so much oil.
The product seems to literally have a sort of thick base. For sure, just try a little bit at first, lady! The cream’s smell may turn you down. But it’ll be not bad if you can go easy on it’s seaweed scent. Then; why not to take it home?
Thank you so much for spending time with this post. I hope you find it helpful to make good decisions. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please don’t be hesitate to let me know. That really help me out a lot.