About a week or two ago I requested some samples from Mario Badescu Skin Care. You get to fill out a really nifty questionnaire so they can cater your samples to your skin type and your skin's needs.
I wasn't home when they came in, but mom was, so she called me to let me know I got something. We both get excited when I get things like this in the mail, except for the package of Depends. Not sure how I got put on the list for that, but my girl child and mother got a laugh.
Hearing her try to pronounce the product name was hilarious! So I had no idea what I had gotten until I got home.
First, let me tell you a little bit about Mario Badescu Skin Care. The company was founded in 1967 as a salon. Mr. Badescu brought his old world knowledge to us here in the United States, New York to be exact. These products use natural ingredients and advanced technology to gently cleanse your face and rejuvenate your skin. Cher is one of their clients, so you know this stuff has to be the ish. She is forever beautiful!
Along with the samples, my package included a product guide, which has everything under the sun catered for your skin type. It also came with a personalized product application guide.
These are the products that I received.
I am going to show you these in the order that they are listed in my guide for use.
First is cleansing.
This is what this cleanser says it does.
The price for the full size of this product is $14 for an 8oz or $24 for a 16 oz.
Next is the Special Cucumber Lotion.
Just like a lot of the Asian products I've used, this lotion is actually a toner.
It sounds like it's got some amazing properties so I can't wait to try it.
I think the price on this is incredibly reasonable. The price ranges from $15 for an 8oz all the way to $45 for a 32oz bottle. Compared to some of the products I've used in the past, that is a steal.
That step is followed by Hyaluronic Eye Cream.
Now let me tell you, the product description excites me beyond all reason. I think my eyes are a big trouble area because I'm finding *gasp* fine lines. I know it's a part of aging, but I refuse to accept it!
The price on this is a little high, at 1/2oz for $18, but if it works then it is worth every penny.
After those first steps comes the Collagen Moisturizer. I love that it has an SPF, especially since I'm in Florida. Sun protection is so important anywhere, but we take it very seriously here.
This cream is very thick and luxurious. While thick, it's extremely light weight. The collagen formula protects skin from moisture loss and keeps skin nice and plump.
The price of this product is $24 for 2oz.
The evening routine is the same as above, but with some added steps.
They say to apply this drying mask two to three times a week.
This is perfect for my oily acne prone skin. I've used sulfur soaps in the past and it's done wonders for my acne and skin tone. Sulfur doesn't play!
This product is $18 for 2oz.
They also recommend this Healing and Soothing mask two or three times a week.
This mask balances out irritated skin, particularly sensitive skin with acne. It contains Balsam Peru, a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Perfect for my Mt. Fuji zits that like to pop up periodically1
This is $20 for 2oz.
They also sent this small jar of Drying Cream. It's designed to dry up pimples that haven't come up yet. It's aloe rich and also tackles erupted acne as well.
This is $17 for 1oz.
There is another step, they just did not have a sample available. The Buffering Lotion is used over large erupted areas of skin, or apply small bits to cystic breakouts.
Do you want your own personalized routine from Mario Badescu? All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire so they can create a routine for your skin type. It's that easy, and it's free.
I have yet to use my products yet, though I have heard of their great reputation. I almost feel like I'm cheating on DHC!
When I start using my personalized routine, I'll share with all of you lovelies my results.
If you order your own, let me know what they recommend for your skin!