Mario Badescu Skin Care is a cruelty free range first introduced in 1967 in New York. Mario Badescu is named after the founder, Mario Badescu, a chemist and a cosmetologist, who developed his botanically-based skin care product line. The Skin Care line is designed to provide customers with a personal plan of their own customized treatment plan for beautiful and healthy skin.
Mario Badescu skin care line has continued with the original goal to have skin care products at great prices because he believed everybody deserves good skin care.
Mario Badescu Regimens
There are regimens for Oily, Dry, Combination and Sensitive skin types. You can check the link to see if the products that I review work for your skin type. If you have an acne problem, I believe you will find that the Mario Badescu products will help you.
Mario Badescu Skin Care Acne Repair Kit:
1. Mario Badescu Skin Care Drying Lotion
Using this for whiteheads and surface pimples, for me, it seemed to work every time, on every pimple! This is a spot treatment that you should apply at night (because the spot treatment is pink). Easy to apply, and the spots that you treat will dry quickly; just give it a few minutes. This was quite dry for my sensitive skin, so I found that I didn’t use it every night. I was able to successfully use it every other night however.
Con: It may sting your skin.
1 oz is $17.00
2. Mario Badescu Skin Care Drying Cream
This is a sulfur-based acne treatment that works miracles on those small, underground spots. Also is great for helping to heal and hide erupted pimples on your face. The Drying Cream can be used under your makeup in case you have to conceal a spot, or if you feel a pimple starting to form! I found that this wasn’t as drying (despite the name) as the above mentioned Drying Lotion, so I could use this more often.
Only “con” is that I wish that this was in a tube, instead of a tub, but I understand that this is probably the most efficient way to deliver the product with the ingredients.
0.05 oz is $14.00
3. Mario Badescu Skin Care Buffering Lotion
The Buffering Lotion is for severe cystic flare-ups (those deep cystic blemishes), and when you have large areas of acne. It has sulfur and allantoin in it; the product works such that you will notice a decrease in your painful acne within 2-3 applications. This can be used every other evening; just make sure you shake it really well before you use it. No cons at all!
1 0z. is $17.00
Mario Badescu Skin Care Seaweed Cleansing Soap
The Seaweed Cleansing Soap is a creamy formula that contains actual pieces of seaweed to gently exfoliate the skin. Don’t get turned off by the name, since it’s absolutely fabulous for all skin types, but especially so for acne prone skin!! Gentle on the skin, but really saw a difference within a few uses of this product. Highly recommend you try this.
I purchased the 16 oz. for $20.00. Also available in 8 oz for $12.00
Mario Badescu Skin Care Special Cucumber Lotion
The Mario Badescu Skin Care Special Cucumber Lotion is designed to be used twice daily, and, if you have combination or oily skin, this is for you. You’ll really feel like you got a deep cleansing, and your pores will tighten with this Lotion. Really amazing that even after cleansing my face, I still had residue. You simply wipe the skin in an outward direction until the cotton ball or pad comes up clean. This didn’t sting my skin and, despite my pores feeling tightened, I didn’t feel that my skin was really being dried out, so that’s great!
Mario Badescu Packaging
In keeping with their goal to keep prices affordable, Mario Badescu has kept the design of his quality products simple and with no-frills.
After using the Mario Badescu acne products I saw quick result without any irritation. I feel I got excellent value for my money, as the items I purchased (and those that were provided) were all very reasonably priced. Although this is a personal preference, the texture and smell of the Mario Badescu products were great, and I don’t think anyone would find them objectionable.
Further Information for Mario Badescu:
In addition to the Mario Badescu store on 320 E. 52nd Street in New York City, the Mario Badescu online store offers delivery in the US and Canada. In addition, they offer free delivery anywhere in the USA on any order over $50.00.
Disclosure: I purchased, and I received items for review. All links are for your convenience only.
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