Sunday, 25 March 2018

Mario Badescu Skincare: First Impressions

Mario Badescu Skincare: First Impressions

I first came across this brand when watching one of Zoella's Youtube videos. She talked about how she was using the Drying Lotion to clear up her skin. Over the last 6 months or so, I've been really struggling with my skin. Coming off my contraceptive pill sent my hormones all over the place, my skin freaked out and I've been left with lots of very annoying blemishes that nothing seems to clear. I've always been really lucky with my skin, so to be nearly 27 years old and feeling insecure in my skin has been really alien to me. I knew that I really needed to do something about this, and remembering Zoella's video, I was willing to try anything.

Mario Badescu Skincare: First Impressions

I purchased the Mario Badescu 50th Anniversary Edition Set from Beauty Bay. I'd never shopped on Beauty Bay before, but it was so easy and they offer free next day delivery on orders over £15 which is the dream. Within the set you get:
  • Drying Lotion - Spot and whitehead treatment
  • Silver Powder - Blackhead remover
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater - Hydrating and refreshing facial spray
  • Flower & Tonic Mask - Purifying face mask
  • Enzyme Cleansing Gel - Exfoliating face wash
For the few weeks that I've been using these products, my favourites have been the Drying Lotion and the Enzyme Cleansing Gel. These have become permanent additions to my daily skincare routines. I've been using the Cleansing Gel as my second cleanse on an evening. Then, I apply the Drying Lotion right at the end of my routine, just before going to bed. This is probably the weirdest product I have ever used. It's made up of a water-like consistency with pink powder settled in the bottom. You put a cotton bud into the bottle and dip it into the pink powder. You then apply this powder directly onto any spots that you have. In the short time I have been using this product, I have really noticed the difference. It calms red, unsightly spots overnight - eventually getting rid of them all together.

Mario Badescu Skincare: First Impressions

The Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater is really great for hydrating skin throughout the day or using to set makeup. The Flower & Tonic Mask is a really lovely, calming mask for the skin. I try to use this mask twice a week. After using, I have definitely noticed that my skin is brighter and it feels so smooth. The one product that I haven't used much of is the Silver Powder. I've used it once and found it quite messy. You place a damp cotton pad into the powder and apply to the skin where you want to target blackheads. To be honest, I don't think I have given it a proper try and I will definitely be giving it another go.

I've only been using these products for a few weeks, so I definitely haven't seen their full potential yet. But, from what I have seen so far, I am really impressed. Have you tried any products from Mario Badescu? Any products that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments, or on Instagram and Twitter.
Love, Kate x


1 comment

  1. I really need to get that drying lotion. My skin is having such a tough time at the moment! Really like the review babe.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx


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