21 November, 2014 What’s New: Mario Badescu Skincare
Maree from A Little Bit Etc. has become my spiritual beauty guru – if she recommends something, it’s highly likely I’ll end up trying it out. I’ve had a few pesky blemishes coupled with dry, flaky skin, and it’s been a nightmare to keep under control. Last week, I spent ages trawling her blog for recommendations that would help deal with the gargantuan-size spots on ma face. Maree recommended the Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion as an astringent toner to help get rid of acne, and so that was the first product I added to my basket, and then she also mentioned the Enzyme Cleansing Gel as a gentle, non-foaming cleanser that exfoliates and brightens skin as it clears out pores and removes bacteria.
I’ve been using both of these products since they arrived on Wednesday last week and let me tell you, they are phenomenal.
The Special Cucumber Lotion is definitely one for oily-skins – put this on chronically dry or sensitive skin and you’ll feel the burn. For me, I can only use this twice a week as it’s incredibly strong, and anymore uses and I’d probably develop slight irritation. I sweep this around my face and neck, concentrating on my t-zone, and it helps to remove impurities, lightly exfoliate and kill off nasty spot-causing bacteria. This is brilliant at getting rid of spots and I’ve noticed blemish scarring on my cheek has faded as well. I’ve only been using this toner for a week and I’m so impressed with how effective it is! You can buy it here for £14.95.
Maree’s other recommendation, which she calls one of her HG (holy grail) cleansers, is the Enzyme Cleansing Gel. This is different in that it works to exfoliate (it contains papaya extract, which works as a mild chemical exfoliant) and care for the skin. Because it doesn’t contain surfactants, or ingredients that foam and strip the skin of moisture, this would suit all skin types. I can imagine this would work particularly well for more mature skin, if you want a daily face wash that will remove dead skin, and get rid of everyday dirt and grime. You can buy the Enzyme Cleansing Gel here for £13.95.
I am starting to love Mario Badescu products, and already keep their Silver Powder (read my review here) and the Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Facial Mist in my weekly skincare rotation. Beauty Bay stock the entire range of Mario Badescu products and despite their sometimes iffy customer service, I’m overall quite happy with their site.
For Maree’s blog, you can read it here – just search for Mario Badescu and you’ll find tons of great skincare recommendations.
Have you tried any Mario Badescu products? What do you think of my new purchases? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Pop a comment below with any questions or recommendations you have.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend – I’m off to the countryside!