Mario Badescu in one word is iconic. With a loyal fan base in the US that includes ridiculously famous people like the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Serena Williams and Ashley Graham—Badescu’s brainchild was born in 1967 out of a two-room apartment on Manhattan’s East Side that was quick to garner attention. With more than one remarkable product amongst its skincare line, Mario Badescu might just be the solution to all your skin woes (because it’s helping the Kardashians, soooo). Excuse me while you read more on the brand and it’s formulas below. I need to add to cart before they run out.
WHO IS MARIO BADESCU?
The brand’s quote states, It all began with a dream to change the face of skincare. Mario Badescu founded his brand in 1967 out of a two room apartment in Manhattan. Mr. Badescu was a cosmetic chemist who started a salon known for its signature facials and custom product line that picked up with an impressive demand rate during its formative years. His work attracted a loyal clientele of supermodels, television actors and New York City locals.
WHY YOU NEED TO TRY THIS SKINCARE LINE
No matter where you are with your skin at the moment, there are options from Badescu’s line that are specifically designed for a wholesome personalized skin care experience (that cater to men and women). The line features products fortified with soothing botanicals, fresh fruit extracts and other natural ingredients to give you effective results for a healthy skin sheet.
MORE ON THE PRODUCTS
There are two cleansers in this line. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is their most famous face cleanser that features fruit enzymes found in papaya extracts and AHAs to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser on the other hand is recommended for combination to oily skin types. Souped with marshmallow and sage extracts this cleanser targets fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
If you’ve been on the hunt for a legit exfoliation scrub, look no further than the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub.Formulated to banish dull skin,.this heavy-duty scrub can remove dead skin cells and help prevent pore congestion. The antioxidant-rich ginger, ginkgo and green tea extracts packed with coconut extract and aloe helps add a rich gush of hydration— leaving your healthier, softer and a whole lot smoother. Oh, and it’s a popular men’s product as well. So if you’re thinking of getting something for you father, brother, friend or your boyfriend —it makes a pretty good gift.
Okay, these serums are brilliant. Let me tell you why. The Herbal Hydrating Serum is gel based serum specifically created to provide a powerful water-based hydration to any skin type. The Vitamin C Serum is an anti-aging elixir that provides brightening and antioxidant benefits with the help of collagen and sodium hyaluronate to give you young looking, supple skin. This contour in a bottle (but for skin).
Let’s talk about the eye creams for a bit. The Hyaluronic Eye Cream locks in moisture without feeling heavy (which is so important). The hyaluronic acid and safflower seed oil present in the mix helps tackle fine lines and wrinkles. It doesn't stop there. The euphrasia extracts and aloe steps in to help brighten and soothe delicate under eyes making it the perfect daily eye cream that you can use under your makeup as well. The Eye Makeup Remover Gel is a non-greasy formula that promises to remove ALL your makeup. Yes, even the most stubborn waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Best part? It does not leave behind a greasy, slick residue. Phew!
The Hydro Moisturizer With Vitamin C is specifically for combination and sensitive skin formulated to help work on dull, tired skin to give you a beautiful glow. The Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 is a popular product that features collagen and cottonseed oil that hydrate while supporting your skin’s firmness and elasticity. Coming to the Buttermilk Moisturizer is ideal for those with extremely lackluster or aging skin looking for some mild exfoliation. The Seaweed Night Cream is infused with mineral-rich seaweed called Bladderwrack Extract to nourish your skin. It’s great for those with oily skin that are looking for a good moisture replenishment to take them through the night.
TROUBLED SKIN SOLUTIONS
Now, when it comes to troubled skin, Mario Badescu delivers with exceptional formulas for everyone. Let’s start with Madescu’s award-winning Drying Lotion renowned for its ability to tackle pimples. This iconic product helps dry up whiteheads overnight— still reigning as a best-selling amongst beauty editors, celebrities and industry professionals worldwide. Their Buffering Lotion is a quick-absorbing spot treatment specifically designed to target large, under-the-surface bumps. Curated for oily, troubled skin, this lotion works overnight to help absorb excess oil and pore clogging impurities while preventing further breakouts. This list would be truly incomplete without mentioning Silver Powder, another cult product with a massive fan base. Kaolin, Calcium Carbonate, and Zinc Oxide present help purify pores and remove very stubborn blackheads. An absolute must-try according to me.
BATH & BODY
Since it’s critical to take care of your skin from head to toe, Badescu created a body wash and lip balms (that are to die for!). The AHA Botanical Body Soap is one of their bestsellers loved both by both men and women. This refreshing AHA-infused formula helps break down pore-clogging oil, dulling. The ginseng and linden helps revitalize, leaving your skin very refreshed. The lip balms on the other hand come in three variants. Original, Rose and Mint. These delicious balms help nourish super parched lips with the help of a whopping 14 butters, conditioning oils and soothing botanical extracts and moisturizing oils for beautiful, healthy looking skin. Confession: I’m buying all three (evil laugh).