Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mario Badescu Skincare

I have written about Mario Badescu products a coupe of times on my blog before and I probably will for as long as I keep getting these amazing results! I love Mario Badescu skincare products and should thank my friend Melissa for mentioning the brand to me in the first place. You can check out my review on the MB drying lotion HERE. I love this stuff! It gets rid of pimples basically overnight!

I recently tried 4 products from the line and am very pleased with my results, so I'm going to rave about them! During my pregnancy my skin has been quite dry and many moisturizers, even ones which I loved in the past, tended to break me out. Even after I had my baby, my skin has not just bounced back to normal overnight, so I am so glad to have found this stuff. It really helps me keep my skin fresh, hydrated, and helps me fight acne without all those harsh chemicals that are usually found in other skincare products and it doesn't break me out or irritate my skin. Also, they don't test their products on our beloved furry friends...yay!

Where to buy: www.mariobadescu.com or at Nordstrom

Here's what I got and what I think of it...

Enzyme Cleansing Gel
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I love the cool sensation of this gel cleanser and it does an amazing job at removing a lot of my makeup without the harshness of a scrub. After I wash my face with this gel cleanser I feel as though I had used a scrub. My skin feels so much smoother and softer without the drying feeling that other cleanser tend to leave. It is a non-foaming cleanser which is probably the reason to the moisturized feeling afterwards, usually its the foam in soaps and cleansers that end up drying out skin the most. This is a non-soap, oil-free based formula and exfoliates with papaya and cirtus, so it is natural. Just team it up with a toner or astringent afterwards and its the perfect acne fighter.

I love the packaging. The typical clean Mario Badescu look, with a cute opaque bottle so you can see the green gooey liquid inside. It has an easy open top of the bottle, which instanlty turns the bottle into a squeezy tube, so you don't end up leaving a mess everywhere. It is also a rather large bottle - 8 oz., so you get a lot of product for the price in comparison to other products which run around the same size. (8oz. - $12)


Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF 17)
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This moisturizer is perfect for me because it is oil free, and contains a sunscreen which helps big time especially living in Florida. My skin does no react very well to sunscreens, they usually break me out, even if they are oil free, so this moisturizer has been a life saver for me because it helps my skin stay moisturized all day, and protected from the sun without the itchy burning feeling I usually get from sunscreens. I love using this moisturizer under makeup too, it really leaved that dewy look since your skin is very hydrated but not shiny and oily. I just wish it came in a larger size! I get a little too nervous to use too much of it because I don't want to waste it or run out of it anytime soon and have to buy it for $22 bucks, even though its totally worth it. Mario Badescu also sells this same product without the sunscreen in it for those of you who are not interested in that, even though it is better for your skin! The sun is very damaging and can even scar your skin or drastically increase healing time for your acne.

Again, this product has the same cute top that turns the bottle into a squeeze tube, which I love! It won't leak all over your stuff in your purse so I get to take this baby around with me everywhere and I don't worry about the cap falling off or opening. Thank you, whoever thought of this top!

I went on www.marobadescu.com and looked at the other moisturizers they carry, and some of them look really interesting and intriguing, which is bad for me because now I need to add them to my wishlist. They carry a Honey moisturizer, as well as a collagen infilled one, an Aloe one, and Buttermilk! My skin is craving!


Cucumber Tonic Mask
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What could I say more about this mask, it just sounds good by the name! I could not wait to get my hands on this one. It feels so cool and rich on your skin and again, doesn't leave it all dry and scaly when you wash it off, but still does the job by tightening your pores. It also smells so good which is not very common for a mask. It comes in a 2 oz. jar ($18), and right when you open it, the liquid is already moist and ready to apply. You also don't need a lot of the product to get the job done, which is great, since I am such a sucker for not liking to use too much of my products...times are tough alright? You apply a thin layer to your face, avoiding the eye area, and wait 15-20 minutes. Then you wash it all off and apply your moisturizer.


Vitamin E Body Lotion (Wheat Germ)
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This is a body lotion from the line which runs at around $10 for a 6oz. bottle and $22 for a 16oz. bottle. I love the smell of this lotion and how light it is. I hate having that greasy feeling on my skin especially now since its summer and I live in Florida = death heat. With this lotion I don't automatically sweat it all off as soon as I step out the door even if I had just put it on.

There are so many lotions I want to try such as the Botanical Firming Lotion, the Formula 200 body lotion (sounds intruiging) and the papaya lotion. They just all sound so yummy and I am always in need of lotion since I use so much of it, besides the fact that Jerrid runs through 1000 bottles a week and he doesnt even need that much. He likes to lotion up his abs and make them shiny...I just like having well nourished skin.

Have you ever tried Mario Badescu products and which ones do you love?

xoxo,
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71 comments:

  1. I love the pink spot drying lotion. It really does kill any pimples life by 70%.. normally after 2 days the sucker is gone!

    I also love the toners.. very soothing to sensitv skin thats been irritated.

    I love this brand as a lot of men use it.. it seems to be very good for teenage skin too. Love it! :)

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  2. Thank you Katrina, I remember I had e-mailed you about the skincare regimen that you have, and thank you for sharing!

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  3. I also would love to try the firming lotion, if you get it please do a review or let me know if you love it!

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  4. I also have the enzyme face wash :P n i really love the smell as well! :)
    I have the cucumber cleansing lotion (i think it works like a toner...), orange tonic mask, and face moisturizer with Vit. C.
    I also have the strawberry scrub... this is also very amazing! have u tried this yet? :P it smells so yummy!!! the strawberry seeds are the lil 'scrubs' :P
    The eye cream is also really great... they give you so much product.. it's so thick I only use a very tiny amount.. this will last me a very long time!!

    I haven't tried these other products you mentioned tho :) the cucumber mask is tempting! :)
    I also want to try the drying lotion you love :)it seems like a lot of other ppl love it too <3

    Thanks for the review Katrina! <3

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  5. Kay, thank you so much for naming some of the products you love! They have a strawberry scrub!! Holy moly, I must must must have it!!! All the goodies you named sound so amazing! I just love Mario B!!!

    Tali - I know, the drying lotion is liquid gold! I love using it!!!

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  6. Kay, I totally am in need of an eye cream, thanks for letting me know that Mario carries a good one!

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  7. thankyou for the comment :)
    && yes these things are great...i stopped using it and went back to proactive but deff remember why i stopped using proactive. lol.

    deff going back to these!

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  8. I have yet to try this skin care line. I have heard a lot of good reviews.
    Anyways, I have been lurking in your blog for quite awhile now.. and I really enjoy reading your entries especially with your baby boy! He's so cute!

    Thats so awesome you got back into shape after having a baby.

    -Laine <3

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  9. i LOVELOVELOVE mario badescu! i received my free samples and loved them so much that i spread the word to all my friends and family! my mom also loves the line<3 my fav are the drying cream and drying mask. OMG they are SO wonderful<3 my mom says that kiwi scrub is amazing :)

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  10. o yeah! just in case u don't know how to get FREE SAMPLES from mario badescu (even free shipping!):

    - mariobadescu.com -> CONSULTING -> fill out questionnaire -> check e-mail, confirm sample order

    my samples came in about a week, but my mom's took like two. but with free shipping, can u really complain?!?!

    they give you a whole REGIMEN full of products. everything from a face wash to eye cream! and the products are JUST for your skin because they match the products up with the answers from your questionnaire. i loved ALL the products they sent me!

    just a head's up! :)

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  11. Oh yes, they do give fabulous samples! I watched a video on that on YT once. Another reason why MB is simply the best!! hahaha

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  12. Found this page by searching the net, must I say that I love your blog. You have such a blessing in your baby, he is adorable! Congratulations.

    Thanks for the great review on the badescu stuff, I was really wondering how well they work. I always eye them when I am walking thru Nordies, I may need to pick up a few items now.

    P.S. this is my first time on your blog and I feel like I have known you forever! *kisses*

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  13. I love the enzyme cleansing gel, I've had a few samples, it is really refreshing, and it kind of tastes good lol.

    The other samples though dry up before I can try them. I also liked the eye gel.

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  14. this is good information. I have yet to try this skin care line. I have heard a lot of good reviews.


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