Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Problem Solved: Mario Badescu Skincare

Having survived my teenage years and graduated to a fully-fledged member of the 20-something club, I was surprised when my usually calm skin all of a sudden erupted into temperamental breakouts recently. While I was use to its tendency to t-zone shininess & the occasional spot, this new wave of blemishes & all-out oiliness was a new experience! Just like any beauty explorer, rather then despair, it signalled the chance to discover a new skincare routine...

I had heard about the iconic New York brand of natural skincare, Mario Badescu in numerous magazines & read about it on countless blogs, where it was praised by celebrities & product-lovers alike for it's amazing skin-saving properties. Perhaps most famous of all is its legendary Drying Lotion, which seemed the perfect place to start my new regime.

A potent blend of salicylic acid, calamine & other healing ingredients, the Drying Lotion is an overnight miracle spot treatment. Do not be fooled by the pretty pastel pink colour of sediment that you apply to blemishes, this product packs a serious punch in healing spots, fast. I love the strong, medicinal smell of the lotion, which to me perfectly encapsulates it's healing properties. Apply directly to skin with a cotton tip after cleansing in the evening & you'll wake wondering if that pesky spot was actually just in your imagination.

Encouraged by the success of the Drying Lotion, I also tried the Acne Facial Cleanser and the Special Cucumber Lotion from the range. My skin loves AHAs, in particular Glycolic & Salicylic acids, which are expert exfoliators & ideal for problem skin. Knowing this, I had a feeling it would also love these products and I wasn't wrong!

The cleanser contains salicylic for deep exfoliation & oil balancing and is perfectly complemented with the Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts, which work to soothe & calm redness. The overall result is that skin feels deeply cleansed, but not dry - perfect for healthy, balanced skin. After cleansing, a swipe of the Cucumber Lotion acts as a light refresh & provides the perfect finish before moisturising.

After just a few weeks using these products, my skin has cleared & appears not only blemish-free but also more even & healthy. With my love affair for the Mario Badescu range firmly established, I think the next logical step is a trip to the acclaimed New York spa for a facial!

 Are there any other Mario Badescu fans out there? Which products do you love?



  1. Thank you for the fantastic article. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such information.

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I truly can't sing the praises of this brand enough...good luck with your presentation. x

  3. I love the Facial spray with aloe,herbs and rosewater! Its a must in my house. If my son gets sunburned he uses this instead of rubbing any other product on. Its light but hydrates well. We use it all over the body not just the face.