Masks -Mario Badescu -Enzyme Revitalizing Mask

on 6/22/2018 7:27:00 AM

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Ok, so this is seriously the best mask I've ever tried. Pretty much any problem I'm having with my skin, whether it's dry and irritated or just feeling clogged up, this mask seems to be able to fix it all in one go. I don't use it on a regular basis so a tub lasts me quite a while and you only need a really thin layer for it to do it's magic anyway. I would 100% purchase this over and over again


Cleansers -Mario Badescu -Enzyme Cleansing Gel

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Maybe the worst cleanser I've ever used. It doesn't remove makeup. When I use toner afterwards, tons of dirt/makeup is on the pad. On top of that, it feels the skin leaving tight and dry! Without even cleansing it! And if I get it anywhere NEAR my eyes, they burn like crazy. Never experienced that with even the harshest bar soap.

I'm mad I spent anything on this but luckily it was the mini bottle at an Ulta sale.


Treatments (Face) -Mario Badescu -Drying Lotion

on 6/13/2018 9:20:00 AM

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Omgg. Iv only tried this on my face for 2 days and it is insane!!!! If you have normal skin with pimples every now and then (mostly whiteheads and redish spots) THIS IS THE PRODUCT FOR YOU. It doesnt vanish your pimples overnight however it reduces the size ALOT. This is magic in a little pink bottle. Defo reccommend xx

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Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

on 6/13/2018 1:34:00 AM

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I am so angry right now...
For the past six months, I have spent tons of money evening out my skin tone.
And this facial spray ruined all of my progress in a matter of days.
I sprayed some on my face before bed and woke up with five huge cystic zits on my cheeks and chin.. And tons of red dots all over my nose!
My face is a bumpy, flaky itchy mess!!!
I have not changed my routine in six months and have not had any zits in as long.
I will never buy this product or anything from this line ever again.


Treatments (Eye) -Mario Badescu -Chamomile eye cream

on 6/7/2018 5:58:00 PM

I love this eye cream, but I'm using Argan Oil nowadays.


Toners -Mario Badescu -Special Cucumber Lotion

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I've been using this toner for a few weeks now and I'm impressed.
I've been a fan of MB for quite a few years now, having started on the papaya enzyme mask many moons ago, and moving onto the night creams and some day creams. I especially love the enzyme cleanser, which has been an on-off staple for a few years now.
I decided to give this a go based on trying to find an astringent type toner as opposed to a simple rosewater/glycerine/ not-much-else-involved toner, and I'm really liking it, as sometimes simple does equal the best.

Pros:
* cheap (in Aus, this isn't available in drugstores, only online and at Mecca, which is considered a prestige/higher end beauty store), about $22 for a bit bottle I believe. While not cheap, I consider it so for a mid range brand
* packaging- comes in a squeezable plastic bottle with a nozzle that flips up. Easy to dispense product onto a cotton pad, non waste
* smell- strong but pleasant scent. Same goes with most MB products, some which I'm not a fan of such as the cleaner previously mentioned. The scents are usually strong but not unpleasant.
* not too strong - doesn't burn or dry out my skin
* simple and effective - removes oil and excess makeup or dirt still present after cleansing, without drying out the skin. Also seems to prevent breakouts but I'll come back to this at a later date

Cons:
* not readily available where I live
* scent could be considered too strong for some

All around a fairly effective and simple toner. More of a daily staple as opposed to a "wow" luxury item, but that's also what I really like about the brand

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Treatments (Face) -Mario Badescu -Buffering Lotion

on 6/1/2018 2:25:00 AM

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I had been suffering from severe adult acne (hormonal, cystic) and researched a couple of products that could help and came across this little bottle. Though the Drying Lotion from Mario Badescu is raved about, I'm surprised this isn't even more so! Dabbing a little of this on with a cotton swab over several cystic acne breakouts and the next morning they're severely lessened and by day three basically gone! I do that and sometimes for more serious breakouts I'll cover the area with a COSRX pimple patch and it's like magic. I've got sensitive skin and while the smell is a little strong, it goes away and doesn't tingle in the slightest. If you can get past the weird packaging (it's a dropper-like bottle which I usually drop into the actual lid and then dip swabs) and are struggling with cystic acne, this does everything it says it does.

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Skincare - Face -Mario Badescu -Rose Hips Nourishing Oil

on 5/25/2018 1:50:00 AM

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Such a crap ingredient list. Go buy yourself some pure rose hip oil. This brand is so hit or miss for me.


Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

on 5/20/2018 11:58:00 PM

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After using this for a while, I realized this was breaking me out. I don’t tend to get pimples but I started getting them on my cheeks (which never happens). I stopped using it for a while, let my skin clear, sprayed it on, immediately got a few pimples again. Tried switching to the aloe one. Broke out with that one as well. Super disappointed

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Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

on 5/20/2018 9:52:00 PM

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As a hydrator alone this doesn't work that well but when added to cream or lotion it's amazing! Any of the creams or lotions that I add this to is helped by this toner and they end up working better and sink deeper into my skin than when used alone. The thyme in the toner helps keep my sensitive skin even toned and calms redness from any hormonal acne I may have. The price for the amount you get is a great deal. This has become a staple in my skincare regimen. HG item.


Treatments (Face) -Mario Badescu -Drying Lotion

on 5/17/2018 5:02:00 PM

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ive been using this when ive been pregnant and afterfor my cycstic hormonal acne. its the only thing that has worked to shrink the little suckers. this helps me not picking at them and making them worst. benzoyl peroxide was not working for me and my face dont like SA either so this is a god send!


Gels/Soaps -Mario Badescu -AHA Botanical Body Soap

on 5/17/2018 2:04:00 AM

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I bought this to try and treat my mild but incessant chest and back acne with AHA's instead of a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash, and it didn't make it worse but it didn't make it better either. I use AHA's on my face, and I used this every day but saw no improvement in breakouts, keratosis pilaris or the texture of my skin :( It smells good and it's not drying, but it just didn't do anything..? The AHA's in this product definitely aren't strong enough as they are completely from natural origin. It's cheap, but after reading up on Mario Badescu I won't be buying any more of his products. My skin responded better to Neutrogena Body Clear, which contains salicylic acid.

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Treatments (Face) -Mario Badescu -Drying Lotion

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I used this product in high school and just finally came back to it. Nothing else really dries out my spots like this without leaving dry, patchy areas on my face! This product is really only for whiteheads and other pimples that have reached the surface, so don’t expect it to work for your cystic acne or under-the-skin acne- they have different products formulated to address those issues.

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Cleansers -Mario Badescu -Enzyme Cleansing Gel

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This cleanser smells really bad and once I washed my face it stayed on my skin. It also did not make my skin feel clean.


Toners -Mario Badescu -Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

on 5/5/2018 4:51:00 PM

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My go to makeup setting routine used to be UD All Nighter to lock things down, then Mac Fix+ to even everything out. I feel like a couple sprays of this accomplishes the same dealio, which is awesome because I can save UD for special occasions because as we all know, that shit ain't cheap. I can't go too ham with this because like with too much Fix+, it will start to look a bit oily, and my t-zone gets oily anyway. It's very decently priced, and I also incorporate this and the other Mario Badescu sprays in my skincare routine before or after moisturizers.

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