Oh Mario Badescu, what would we do without you? While the skincare brand has a cult following that includes celebrities, influencers, MUA’s, the reality is that their beauty solutions are made for beginners. In the best way. Each Mario Badescu facial spray, toner, and lotion goes back to basics and uses authentic ingredients to treat a variety of skin concerns.
Despite how much your favorite skincare brands express their dedication to minimalism, it’s Mario Badescu that has it down to a science. Literally. Launched in 1967 by Romanian chemist and aesthetician Mario Badescu, the brand started as a salon in Manhattan (which still stands today!) that soon became renowned for its European-style facials. After the success of his store, Badescu decided to expand his business and create a skincare line based on the belief that skincare should be gentle, simple, and effective.
Five decades and a whole lineup of Mario Badescu facial sprays later, the brand is beloved by everybody from Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie to the tween girl next door who just discovered the acne-zapping power of Mario Badescu drying lotion. And despite its Hollywood prestige, the brand is noted for its simplicity. The products are held in bottles and jars rather than the gorgeous glass casing you’re used to from Tatcha, but the products inside are equally beautiful and effective.
Mario Badescu is dedicated to providing high-quality, gentle, and simple skincare for all, and you’ll discover the power of this cult brand with our favorite Mario Badescu skin care products.
“This is a great spot treatment for sensitive skin! It effectively shrinks blemishes without causing too much irritation. I use this product on a regular basis and definitely recommend it for those who have sensitive, acne-prone skin.” Sure, “drying” is generally not the first word that comes to mind when thinking about quality skincare products. But everything changes when dealing with an innovative brand like Mario Badescu, and you’ll be zapping zits in no time with the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. This skincare solution is one of the best spot treatments ever - featuring salicylic acid, sulfur, and calamine to target and dry out pimples, eliminating acne while keeping the rest of your face smooth and soft. Countless MIRA BEAUTY reviews discuss how it reduces redness and blemishes without irritating the rest of your face at the same time, and the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is one of the top acne spot treatments for all skin types.
Your favorite antioxidant in one power-packed serum. You only need a few drops a day to keep the dullness away, and you’ll notice your most youthful and vibrant skin shortly after adding this Mario Badescu skincare product to your routine. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for health and wellness, as it adds brightness, evens out skin tone, smooths the complexion and even works to increase collagen production and heal acne. Sadly, this antioxidant is not produced naturally by the body… and as tragic as it is, it is an excuse to buy more serums. MIRA guests say Vitamin C Serum is ideal for all occasions: chilly fall days when your skin is starting to look dull, all-nighters that make your delicate under eyes a bit puffy, or an acne breakout that seemingly came from nowhere. Vitamin C is key, and you’ll understand why with this Mario Badescu skincare favorite.
It’s okay to be sensitive sometimes, but your lips take it to the extreme. Since the skin in this area is extremely thin and delicate, it’s common for lips to become dry and chapped without the right treatment, especially if you’re already prone to dryness or exposed to environmental changes. But all you need is a good lip balm to prime, protect, and perfect your pout… and this one by Mario Badescu skincare is one of our top picks. Formulated with Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and antioxidant Vitamin E, just a bit of this creamy balm will provide your lips with hours of hydration and a smooth texture - without any of the dryness or flakiness that seems to sneak up on you. The creamy vanilla scent doesn’t hurt either, while some reviews even say that this $8 lip balm can make your pout appear more plump. Use it alongside your Mario Badescu facial spray for a natural surge of moisture that proves why these two products are must-haves for any outdoor enthusiast.
“This toner is a little pricey but it’s worth every penny! It’s amazing it smells very citrus and I love the way it has cleared up my skin.” Hit “refresh” on your complexion with this gentle toner, beloved by Allison and the rest of our community for its anti-aging, pore-minimizing, and brightening abilities. Made with Glycolic Acid, Grapefruit, and Aloe, this toner is applied after cleansing to rejuvenate the skin and tackle a variety of concerns. Whether your mature skin is looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or you’re a teenager looking for the right products to start your Mario Badescu skincare regime, Glycolic Acid Toner has a spot in any beauty routine.
“I love this spray! I use it every morning and night after I wash my face. My sensitive skin has never reacted while using this. It keeps my skin hydrated and glowing all day. I 100% recommend this product.” Mario Badescu facial spray has made a name for itself in the beauty world. All you need is a few spritzes to hydrate and tone your complexion at any given moment, and it’s a top pick for any minimal makeup enthusiast or VSCO girl who likes to hang outside. While the brand carries quite a few facial sprays that we’ll tell you more about later, this one is a popular choice for MIRA guests. And we definitely see why. It’s the perfect midday pick-me-up, with the ability to instantly brighten and hydrate your complexion. The ingredients are as calming on your complexion as they sound, and you can use this mist to remove dry patches, prime your face, or rejuvenate your skin’s texture when you’re not in the mood to apply foundation.
Finding the right toner isn’t as easy as some may think. You need one that has chemistry with your skin, and provides nutrients and minerals without stripping all the essential oils. Mario Badescu skin care was created with chemistry in mind, and the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion contains Bladderwrack Extract and Aloe Vera to deliver a hydration boost while rejuvenating and refreshing your skin. You’ll never have to worry about traces of dirt, oil, or makeup that get trapped within the pores, as this cleaning lotion works beautifully on all skin types and creates an excellent start to your evening self-care routine.
If you’re a skincare junkie who knows their ingredients, the name of this moisturizer should make you pretty excited. “You’re telling me that I can have a moisturizer with acne-fighting AHA and moisture-retaining ceramides to defeat these annoying pimples without overly drying out my skin in the process?” Yes, yes we certainly are. And it’s all because of the detail and attention that Mario Badescu puts into their beauty products. This lightweight moisturizer contains Ceramides, Squalane, and Lemon and Lemongrass extracts to hydrate your skin while creating a luminous glow and enhancing your natural radiance, letting you say goodbye to pimples and dry patches while enjoying a pleasant lemon scent. Use it morning and night for a sweet addition to your beauty lineup that looks super colorful beside your Mario Badescu drying lotion.
Do you love green tea as much as we do? This powerful antioxidant should become a staple in your skin care routine, with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and soothing properties that work beautifully on people of all ages and skin types. And as much as we love it in face masks and moisturizers, you’re about to discover the beauty of this ingredient with this green tea-infused Mario Badescu facial spray. Just like the rosewater mist, this may be used to hydrate your skin while providing antioxidant benefits like soothing sensations and environmental protection. It can also add a dewy finish to your completed makeup looks, or prime your face before going full glam. The refreshing vibes of this Mario Badescu facial spray are all around you, from the scent that awakens your senses to the calming feeling you’ll experience from the moment you spritz.
Mario Badescu skincare is a favorite for those who spend plenty of time outdoors. The brand’s facial spray helps refresh your skin throughout the day regardless of how warm it is, Mario Badescu drying lotion works to zaps zits when environmental changes bring breakouts, and this oil-free moisturizer contains SPF to protect against sun damage and provide anti-aging benefits. So many anti-aging benefits. Like one of your favorite MB mists, this cream is formulated with Green Tea Extract to defend against harmful free radicals and reduce the effects of aging. Even if you’re still a teenager. Wrinkles and fine lines begin to form when you don’t protect your skin, and SPF beauty and makeup products are the answer to all your skincare woes for years to come. Wear this moisturizer by itself for gentle hydration and a smooth texture, or under makeup to improve the look of your foundation without drying out the skin.
“This is a great daily cleanser because it is so gentle but still controls oil/dryness and acne flare ups. I also love the way the gel-like consistency feels on my skin.” You’ll definitely find a sweet spot in your skincare routine with this facial cleanser, pun intended. Enzyme Cleansing Gel features Papapa and Grapefruit extracts to rejuvenate and refresh the skin, removing excess oil and impurities to diminish dullness and unveil your most vibrant complexion. While we’d definitely recommend it for any skin type, this Mario Badescu skincare product is a necessity for those who deal with oiliness. The gel texture feels soft and soothing while washing away oil, and you’ll never have to worry about clogged pores or further irritation from a brand like Mario Badescu.
Since Mario Badescu started as a spa, it’s safe to say that the brand knows self-care. And the only thing more relaxing than kicking back with your favorite face mask? Knowing that it’s diminishing fine lines and wrinkles with every second. As the name suggests, the Super Collagen Mask contains the titled ingredient to smooth out your skin and reduce the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and skin that’s not as tight as it should be. Since your body’s natural levels of collagen production decrease with age, this mask is ideal for those who want to restore or retain their youthful complexion. It also features oatmeal for soothing properties and kaolin to absorb oil, creating a well-rounded Mario Badescu skincare product that addresses a variety of skin concerns while making you look and feel vibrant. Even if you won’t be heading to the Mario Badescu spa for a facial anytime soon, this mask is the next best thing.
The dream eye cream, right here. Eye cream is one of the top skincare products you should be using from a young age to prevent aging effects down the line, and Hyaluronic Eye Cream is top-rated in our community for treating the delicate under eye area. Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient to add moisture while filling in fine lines and smoothing the skin, while you’ll also receive Eyebright Extract and Vitamin E for a brighter and more beautiful eye area that’s protected against free radical damage. Hyaluronic Eye Cream is one of the best eye creams for wrinkles and dullness around your eyes, and can even be applied before concealer to create a smooth canvas and luminous glow that brings out your best feature.
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