Love this! I was skeptical about trying yet another moisturizer because they all seem to break me out despite being marketed for acne-prone skin. This is the first moisturizer in years that I have been able to apply to my entire face (I use a separate moisturizer for my eye area) that moisturizes sufficiently and of course, doesn't break me out. The only other I can think of was by Clean & Clear that had SPF and always stung (used it years ago, might break me out today). This has stung just the tiniest bit when I've applied it, but it goes away within a minute or two. I honestly didn't buy it because I expected it to control my oiliness (I use another product for that), because I have extremely oily skin, but just as a basic moisturizer. I use products for acne that give me flaky skin and this takes care of that.
If you're looking for a basic moisturizer that doesn't break you out, I would suggest you give this a try.
I took 2 lippies off (if I could I would've taken 1.5) I stopped using this all over my face because I'm not 100% convinced it doesn't clog my pores at least a little bit. Also, this product dries out horribly in the bottle. It comes with a squirt type application and I found myself wasting product to remove what dried out in the opening. Now I unscrew the top to apply around my mouth and nose resulting in a bunch of product drying out around the top. Also, don't forget to shake to mix before each use as it tends to separate. continued >>
I've been searching for years for a moiturizer that didn't cause more acne and that actually moisturized my skin without creating that "oil slick" effect. I've used this under mineral foundation and full coverage liquid foundation. I like the way my skin felt when I used it under mineral foundation, but my scars still showed through. I switched to a full coverage liquid foundation and found that my skin did feel tacky, but at least it wasn't "shiny". I have used an entire bottle in about six months and I used it day and night. I didn't really notice a smell to it after I put it on my skin. The dispenser did get clogged, but I realized that I could simply unscrew the cap and dispence a nickel size amount on the palm of my hand. I have noticed that after not using anything as a moisturizer for the last two weeks, that my face is breaking out repeatedly with no end in sight. The redness has also returned from my eczema. Although it's not the perfect moisturizer, it's as close to what my skin needs that I can find and I will be purchasing another bottle.
I love this! After having a really bad experience with Proactiv Sheer Tint Moisturizer, I went to ULTA for something to save my skin from this really nasty dryness. I told the girl who was there that I had oily skin but I was going through this "dry skin" period. She recommended this Mario Badescu moisturizer (she said it was for combination skin, but the picture looks like the one I have). $18. Sounds reasonable. I LOVE IT! I definitely recommend. Not too greasy or oily. Love it. Would buy agian
I got this product as a sample with my Mario Badescu online purchase and I really like it! I do have very oily, acne-prone skin, so I don't use this everyday, but I use so many acne products that really dry out my skin and every once in a while I like to put this on my dry spots and it really helps. It's a thick creamy susbstance (pink in color) that takes some rubbing to get it to soak in, but if your skin is pretty dry, this is a great moisturizer to fix it! I wanted something a little thicker for when my skin looked bad and flakey from all of my acne treatments and this stuff gets the job done. (so if you're looking for a lite moisturizer this isn't for you) It hasn't broken me out at all, (which is amazing), and it doesn't have a strong smell to it which is also great! It is on the pricey side ($18 for a 2 oz. bottle), but the little sample size that I have now has lasted for over a month already. I would reccomend getting this if you are one of the people who has very dry flakey skin, or you use lots of acne treatments that dry out spots on your face. :)
I have oily skin and wanted something light and breathable for under my foundation during the day, but that I could also wear at night without waking up to an oil-slick. This was NOT it. First off this is just about the thickest moisturizer I've ever used! How could it be for oily skin? It seemed to soak in quickly but when I applied my powder foundation my face felt tacky and the brush seemed to stick a bit - and yes I wait for it to soak in before I apply foundation. It was either this or Pur Minerals that started my latest break-out, I can't be sure... but I returned them both. Oh and the smell was HORRID... it smells like clothes from an OLD cedar dresser... yuck!
For months I have had a battle trying to find a moisturizer that works on my oily skin. Anything with SPF in it would break me out in little bumps, and others just left me with an oil slick on my face by 2pm.
While browsing through ULTA one day, I saw the selection of Mario B. products and decided to give it a try.
I am SO thrilled at the results I've gotten. I use the moisturizer under my makeup in the mornings, and also apply before bed to use under my AHA cream. It sinks in quickly, doesn't feel greasy at all, is easily applied w/ the squeeze bottle, and has a nice smell.
For $18 for a 2oz, it is a great price for this awesome product!
i have been looking for a moisturizer that did not make my skin sweat under it. if you know what i mean by that then this is for you. i like this a lot! and will use this from now on.. after washing, my face always gets tight, if i put nothing on it i just seeps oil, i can see it coming out of my ginormous pores! with this it doesnt happen at all. yay!! very happy with this one... the scent is ok ... pleasent and thats all, it feels a little greasy on my finger tips but not on my face, its not rich for my eye area though.. still searching for an eye cream
Sigh, I really wanted to like this. Religiously used the sample they kindly sent me only to conclude that it aggravated my moderate cystic acne. My goal was to find a winter moisturizer that would combat the flakiness and redness caused by my nightly Tazorac. I didn't notice much help there, either. (I'm currently trying Olay Regenerist night cream for the flakiness. I've temporarily given up on combating the redness.)
This did what it claims to do, it calmed my acne irritated skin, moisturizing without clogging pores or breaking me out worse. However, I wouldn't repurchase for a couple reasons. First, almost annoying enough to be a reason on its own, is the dispensing cap. While it works great for other MB products like cleanser and toner, the lotion dried and clogged up the little spout everytime after I used it, no matter how much creative squeezing I did to try and get the leftover cream back in the bottle. So, the next time I went to use it, there would be a dried gummy blockage in the spout. This gave me 2 options: squeeze reaaaally hard to try and blast the gunky part out, and risk squirting the whole bottle all over my bathroom, or the better option which I had to do EVERY TIME I wanted to moisturize my face... sterilizing a safety pin and scraping out enough gunk to let the moisturizer get thru. I tried using a toothpick, that would have been much more convenient, but of course, it was too big. The second reason is kinda underwhelming compared to the first. The moisturizer just didn't sink in enough, and no matter how little I used, I felt like I was wearing a greasy mask. It's a strange feeling seeing a matte face, yet feeling like there's an oil slick down your nose.
I would say this is good for emergencies only, for very very bad breakouts that are aggravated by other moisturizers, or skin so raw from Differin or Retin A, etc. that this is the only thing that will soothe it. It works for that, I know firsthand. Thankfully, those days are *knockwood* behind me, and there are much better moisturizers that work for my skin.
I've only been using this for a couple days, but I really like it so far. It seems thick, but isn't heavy and leaves my skin looking calm and matte. It has a very light scent that I find pleasant. It hasn't broken me out at all. The bottle it comes in looks small, but a tiny amount goes a long way. I would recommend this to anyone with oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin that needs moisture, but worries about greasiness.