Ok so I wasn’t going to write a post today – my life list is never ending right now, alarms on my days off is becoming a thing. But, I’ve wanted to post about Mario Badescu for a while; So instead of letting that ‘chorey’ feeling takeover, I’m writing today as a release. After the amount of reviews and instagrammable flat lays including Mario Badescu products, (because that’s the first thing you want to do when you get them) I’m not expecting this post to get a huge response. However coming from someone with sensitive skin, some of you guys and gals might find it helpful.
I decided to get the 50th Anniversary edition set, which was £32, and includes the infamous drying lotion. That alone costs £16…sooo, it worked out quite well! I wanted to link it for you guys, but I’ve just checked and it’s sold out. Beauty Bay, the company I used, generally stock sets of Mario Badescu, so check them out if you’re considering. The 50th Anniversary Edition included the drying lotion, flower & tonic mask, silver powder, aloe and rose facial spray and the enzyme cleanser.
Obviously this set included a couple of the brands most popular items; as someone who hasn’t used any of their products before it was a great introduction to the brand. I loved the selection, I was pretty much able to create a full daily/weekly skin care routine around the products (minus face cream).
My new go to is the Enzyme Cleansing Gel the most. I use this e v e r y day. Most days I will double cleanse, starting with Effaclar’s purifying foaming gel. This gets rid off any make-up I’m wearing and is great for my sensitive skin. Then I’ll go in with the Enzyme cleanser just to remove anything I’ve missed and give my skin a boost. When I initially got these products my skin was in need of some TLC after winter and I feel like these products balanced everything out again really quickly.
The enzyme cleanser has a fresh scent, it doesn’t smell like your usual fragranced cleansers, it reminds me a bit of cucumber. For me it does feel a little different from any cleanser I’ve tried previously, but surprisingly my skin hasn’t shown any signs that it’s too harsh for me. The packaging refers to using alpha hydroxy acids, which are naturally found in papaya and grapefruit. Heads up: it’s non-foaming which is why I tend you using a foaming cleanser prior to it. Simply massage into wet skin and remove with a hot cloth (or warm water if you prefer).
1-2 times a week I will have a mini pamper evening, and I will use basically every product in this set. I’ve had them for little over a month now and I still look forward to using them. That feeling when a face mask becomes a drag, that’s your cue to go get you some new skin care. During my mini pamper sesh, I’ll cleanse and prep for a face mask, it’s best if you do this after a hot shower so your pores open up. Then I’ll use both the Tonic Mask and Silver powder. Great for blemishes and black heads. I often find with a lot of face masks my skin can react to them but, again, I’ve had no issues with the flower and tonic mask; plus the name just makes me love it. I think I half loved these products before I even used them tbh.
I’m lucky in a sense that I don’t really suffer from any spots, so I am yet to see how I feel about the Drying Lotion. I tried to test it out on my guy, but hey men just don’t get it.. somehow we don’t seem to make it past 1 hour before it’s been accidentally wiped onto a pillow or the palm of his hand. Once I’ve had a chance to use it for myself, I’ll do a little updated section and fill you guys in.
I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet post. I’m looking forward to broadening my Mario Badescu horizons, so it’s likely you’ll see a few more posts in the near future. Having said that if anyone has any favs they recommend be sure to drop me a comment and let me know.
Have a great week!!