If you’ve not heard of the skin care line Mario Badescu, wake up! It’s time to get hip to the brand celebrities, editors and skin care junkies are raving about. After getting its time in the limelight on the shelves of popular retailers, Mario Badescu products have slowly made their way into hundreds of thousands of people’s daily skin care routines. Starting 50 years ago in a tiny Manhattan apartment, M.B. has exploded and taken the skin care world by storm.
Now, Mario Badescu products are sold at 13 different international retailers, including Ulta, Sephora and Urban Outfitters, as well as everyone’s favorite online hub, Amazon. A few of the products have won awards and have been featured in countless popular magazines like Allure, Marie Clare, Nylon and more. Why? Because Mario Badescu products actually work to combat sensitive skin issues that plague customers of all ages, men and women alike.
Here are 10 top-rated Mario Badescu products that will help you get the clearer, healthier skin you’ve been wanting. Join the cult.
1. Mario Badescu Hydrating Facial Spray
These facial sprays are all the rage with just about anyone who has ever used them — editors on our team included. They are known to smell amazing and provide a super-hydrating base to your skin. They’re especially great for travel as planes tend to get very dry and spritzing either the rosewater or cucumber and green tea face mist on your face every few hours can make Coach feel like First Class. It’s also an easy way to perk up your tired skin after a long day at work, or a particularly strenuous workout. These can be purchased as a set of three or can all be bought separately for only $7. These even come in mini sizes which are great to stash in your carry on or gym bag. Trust us when we say you won’t regret stocking up on these.
2. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
BEST FOR BREAKOUTS
If you struggle with breakouts often, this drying lotion could help you take control of them. This unique formula of a powder and liquid all in one works best as an overnight spot treatment. Simply dip a cotton swab into the very bottom of the bottle where the pink powder settles, remove it and then apply to your blemishes. Dry your blemishes away once and for all.
3. Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder
BEST FOR OILY SKIN
For those of you who struggle with excessive oiliness on your face, or even deal with sensitive skin that turns red very easily, this powder can help you combat these issues. A little goes a long way with this powder, as it helps soak up extra shiny parts of the face and soothe splotchy areas. It also helps with healing and disinfecting popped blemishes, because we all know how tempting our spots can be.
4. Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap
BEST BODY SOAP
This body wash has papaya, grapefruit and ginseng extracts to help soothe irritated skin and target troublesome back and chest acne that we all hate. If no other body acne focused soap has worked for you before, try this one. Reviewers have said it also helped with dry skin and even lessen the appearance of stretch marks on their body.
5. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
The Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel can clear your skin of surface impurities and excess oils to leave you with a rejuvenated complexion. This best-selling face wash sports a lightweight and refreshing gel formula which can be enjoyed by users with every kind of skin type. It’s an ideal choice for anyone looking to achieve clear skin and remove the build-up of daily dirt, including sweat, make-up and more. In addition, the gel is infused with papaya and grapefruit for a lovely scent and should be used twice a day to achieve the best results.
6. Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner
If you’re after a post-cleanse boost or want to give your skin a dose of soothing hydration, add this Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner to your skin care routine. It’s ideal for use on sensitive skin and provides a comforting, refreshing feeling while rebalancing your skin at the same time. The formula includes aloe vera which further soothes irritation and helps to remove debris build-ups. For best use, apply the alcohol and fragrance-free toner using lotion-dampened cotton and follow it up with a night cream or moisturizer.
7. Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask
If you suffer from rosacea or regularly experience skin redness and irritation, it could be time to try this Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask. Amazon users love its calming effect upon the skin. The mask’s formula contains a mix of chamomile extract, balsam peru and azulene which work to comfort the skin and provide anti-inflammatory action. It also contains kaolin clay and wheat starch to absorb impurities in the pores and leave your skin looking and feeling fresh. This mask is suitable for use on sensitive skin.
8. Mario Badescu Hydrating Moisturizer
BEST DAY MOISTURIZER
With its mix of biocare and hyaluronic acid, the Mario Badescu Hydrating Moisturizer is an effective way to give your skin a moisturizing treatment. It fights against rough, dry skin while nourishing at the same time to leave you with a complexion to be proud of. Additional ingredients like vitamin A and collagen further add to the moisturizer’s impact on your skin and play a key role in producing the plump, supple and hydrated skin that keeps Amazon customers coming back for more. For the best results, apply this cream to your skin after you have cleansed and toned it.
9. Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream
BEST NIGHT CREAM
The Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream contains cocoa butter, collagen and luxurious caviar which work together overnight to relieve and revitalize your skin. Each ingredient has been picked for a number of benefits. For example, collagen is rich in vital proteins for healthy skin; the cocoa butter delivers moisture to the skin; and the caviar leaves skin looking smooth and youthful. Furthermore, this luxurious and nourishing cream is best applied to the skin just before you sleep to ensure you get the most out of the effective overnight treatment.
10. Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
An all-natural exfoliator can be a little difficult to find. This botanical scrub infused with ginger, ginkgo green tea, aloe and coconut as well as ground Ecuadorian ivory palm seeds, checks off every box. All-natural and never tested on animals, this scrub will help correct your complexion for a nice clean and a radiant glow.