Review: Mario Badescu
I think we can all agree that skincare is just as important as dental care. I was lucky enough to receive a PR package from Mario Badescu. Instead of doing the review right away, I decided to take the time and use the products. When you think of Mario Badescu products, you think they are high end. I would put them in the category of affordable high end. The brand features high quality products with pretty basic packaging. I think that is how they have been able to keep costs practically low while still providing excellent skincare. I am going to do a short review on all of these products and later in time after I have seen months worth of progress I may revisit the ones I love the most!
GLYCOLIC FOAMING CLEANSER
If you have hyper-pigmentation, this is the best cleanser for you. Before I received the PR package I was already using this cleanser. This cleanser contains Glycolic Acid (helps fade dark marks) it also to deep cleans and break down makeup, oil, and impurities. If you have body acne, you can use it on your body as well. The only thing that I don't like about this product is that it stings if you get it near your eye.
SEAWEED CLEANSING SOAP
This cleanser smells sooooo good! If you don't like cleansers that have the chemical smell this is a good product for you. It does remove light makeup.
HYDRO MOISTURIZER W/ VITAMIN C - OIL FREE MOISTURIZER W/ SPF 30
When I first put the moisturizer, I could tell immediately that I was going to like it. It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue. My old moisturizer would make my skin look like I just bathed in coconut oil can still feel the moisture when I wake up in the morning.
Both moisturizers pretty much work the same except one has a lot of SPF. I use that particular lotion when I going out. The lotion is THICK so a little goes a long way. If you know anything about SPF lotions especially being a woman of color, your face will look purple-ish ... maybe that just me, but it leaves though. So this is not one of those lotions you put on if you're rushing.
With this moisturizer, my skin and makeup look smoother and moisturized without all the grease. If you don't know, the higher the SPF, the more sun protection you get.
VITAMIN C SERUM
I am IN LOVE with this serum. I know they say to use it 1-3 times a week but I use this EVERYDAY and I've had the THE BEST results! Vitamin C Serum brightens uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of fine lines and discoloration. This serum works perfectly with the cleanser above and that lotion is vitamin c. I have also noticed that it has minimized my pores. This is a product I will continue to buy even after I run out of it.
You can you use this with any of the moisturizers just make sure you put the serum on first. I'll make a separate review on this
ENZYME REVITALIZING MASK
I only received one mask in this package. I wasn't really sure what this mask does but looking on their site it says that the mask vitamins and minerals that nourish skin for dry and combination skin. I really don't like the smell because it has a very strong perfume scent. But I looove the way it fees after you put it on. you can tell it's nourishing. This is not a mask I see my self using all the time .. only because I have so many that already provide the type of result I want. If you are interested in the masks I use , I have a post just for that here.
Mario Badescu has always been the first skincare line that has work for me many time when I felt like nothing else worked. What works for me might not work for you but if you do your research, visit a dermatologies so they can tell you what specific skin type you are. You'd be surprised how we almost always self "diagnose" incorrectly.
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