Monday, July 18, 2011

I Tried It! Mario Badescu Skincare

Ever since I tried that Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater (looong name!), I've been very interested in the Mario Badescu skincare line since it seem fairly affordable and I've read some good reviews on that line. (My experience with the facial spray also confirmed that it was a good brand, but a separate post on that later).

I filled out the skin care analysis on the website, and got an email asking if it was ok that they sent free samples (yes, every one of you can do this too! Just fill out the questionairre and put a valid email address). A week or so later I got my samples, which included the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Special Cucumber Lotion, Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream, Collagen Moisturizer (spf 15), a Flower and Tonic Mask, and a Kiwi Face Scrub.

I've tried all but the Flower and Tonic Mask and the Kiwi Face Scrub, and I am so impressed! I haven't been committed to a skincare regimen for a while now, mainly because I haven't found one that totally works for me. I have dehydrated (NOT dry skin), which can be hard to work with at times. I'd been using a sample of SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel that my facialist gave me (retails for $70!) to keep my skin under control.

During the time I've been using these samples, I haven't had to use the B5 gel at all! If I can find products that are cheaper than $70 that do the same job, you best believe I'm going to invest!

The only problem I ran into was when I first started using these samples, a few whiteheads popped up around my chin. They were gone within 2 days though, and didn't turn into horrible mountainous pimples :)

With the samples, a little booklet was included that listed ALL of their products, what their purpose is, what skin types they are good for, and prices. They also send you a card that lists products they recommend for you, day and night skincare instructions for the products they sent, and how to apply each one.

I am definitely considering ordering some of these products when my samples run out. (Things like the Special Cucumber Lotion and the Ceramide Herbal Eye cream will last a LONG time, because you don't have to use a lot of them). Good products and good customer service, I'm pretty much sold. I would definitely recommend anybody to go fill out the skin care analysis online and see how you like their products.

What do you think? Do you use Mario Badescu? What is your favorite skincare line?


Miss Caitlin S. said...

always on a search for a skincare line!!! I love this tip and will likely do this tomorrow at work... hmmm. So far I just use cetaphil, and I like it- but I want some more!

thegirlbehindthebook said...

I can't say I've ever tried Mario Badescu, probably simply because it hasn't been readily available to try. As for my favorite, I've always loved Clarins for turning my problem skin around...though on further inspection of my medicine cabinet..I'm a complete skincare junkie. There's also Estee Lauder, Origins,Shu Umeura and Artistry in there too most of which I couldn't part with! :)

Audrey Allure said...

It sounds amazing; great review!

Melanie said...

That's awesome that you were able to try out all those products for free! I've never tried Mario Badescu before, but I've been loving Clinque skincare stuff lately.

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

woah, free stuff! i've never heard of this line but i've never had a skincare line that totally works for me, i think i'm gonna check this one out.

Mary Stewart-McGovern said...

I've been using Mario for years now and LOVE it! Before finding it, I was a Clarins junkie. This stuff works better for my skin than Clarins and it's a fraction of the price. And I can buy it online or at Ulta (my favorite store!)

laura linger said...

I'm really thrilled about this...have been interested in MB's stuff for a while now but just wasn't quite ready to take the plunge. I am now!