September 2, 2015
by Jill

Don’t Put Lemon Juice On Your Skin

lemon juice on skinYou won’t find a group of people more enthusiastic about natural skin care ingredients than we are at Mario Badescu. Here’s the thing, though: we love natural ingredients because they’re powerful and they really work. Which is also why you need to be super-careful about how concentrated or diluted certain ingredients are.

lemon juice on skinDon’t make the mistake of think that natural = gentle no matter what.

Case in point: there are a ton of people on the internet who really want you to put undiluted lemon juice on your skin. It fades dark spots! It exfoliates!

It also irritates, stings, and burns. It leaves your skin vulnerable.

Instead, look for skin care products that include lemon or lemon extract, in the right concentration. If you’re interested (and you should be, it really does help with lightening dark spots), check out our AHA & Ceramide Moisturizer. This little gem of a moisturizer is super-gentle; it lightly exfoliates, helps to brighten up hyperpigmentation, and smooths your skin.

It does this using Lemon Extract while simultaneously soothing with Aloe.

September 1, 2015
by Jill

Back To School Skin Care

back to school Everybody wants to go back to school looking their absolute best. I mean, I’m not even in school anymore and I still give myself a makeover every early fall. After all, it’s a fresh start.

If there’s anything that you need the night before school starts, it’s insurance against a first-day-of-school pimple. If you’re concerned about this, keep this spot treatment on hand—our Drying Lotion. We’re famous for this product, by the way, because it’s super-effective at battling zits while you sleep.

It’s easy to use: just dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle, bring it up, and dab it right on your pimple. Only apply it where you actually have whiteheads; don’t apply it all over.
back to school

August 28, 2015
by Jill

Instagram Speaks: Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

exfoliating scrubIf you want to know the truth about something, check out Instagram. Seriously. We get our funniest, sweetest and most brutally honest comments on Insta. It’s one of our favorite ways to get feedback from you guys!

Here’s what people are saying about our (relatively new) Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

Just got it and L<3 it!

I got a sample I love it its like a gel

This scrub smells AMAZING and leaves my skin so soft! Love it!!

Smells really divine! A little goes a long way! I love it!

We got the mother of all reviews from #bblogger Veronica Cid of CID STYLE FILE:

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…have your ever tried a product for the 1st time and immediately knew you love it? Well that’s what happened with this @mariobadescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, it’s the newest from #MarioBadescu and it marvelous. So this scrubs is made to help you get a smoother and more raidiant skin. The first time I used it, I could notice a difference in my skin. It was baby soft and smooth, my skin was glowing and even had a sheen to it, not oily looking but just clean. I have a bit of sensitive skin so I don’t do scrubs too often but this one was gentle. It has nothing but natural ingredients like Ivory Palm seeds, coconut, ginger, green tea and gingko extracts. It’s a gel based formula with tiny granular ivory palm seeds finely ground. It has a light fresh scent and you only need about a pea size to cover your face. I used a little too much the 1st time, and used the extra on my hands so it wouldn’t go to waste. After rinsing off my face and hands were so smooth and soft! I could notice my pores looking a bit smaller too and believe it or not even a few wrinkles looked a bit diminished. All I can say is since I started using a few of the Mario Badescu products they have worked great and I love them!

I mean, what more can we say? Maybe that the scrub was recently named the winner of a 2015 Latina Beauty Award as one of their “Must-have new products to slay every day.”

What do you think? Have you tried the scrub yet?





August 25, 2015
by Kimberly Yang

3 Mistakes You’re Making Every Time You Wash Your Face

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Our most popular cleanser

1. Rinsing with hot water

You’ll notice on all our cleansers’ labels that we advise rinsing with warm or tepid water. It’s for good reason, too: water that’s too hot can leave your skin’s outer barrier weak, stripped, and dry.

2. Not exfoliating regularly—or at all

In fact, it’s essential to getting rid of all that dulling and pore-clogging dead skin cell buildup. You want smooth, radiant skin, right?

Exfoliating is key.

3. Using a harsh cleanser

If it stings, burns, or dries you out—it’s working against your skin. Basically, trust your instincts: if something feels uncomfortable before, during, or after using it, it’s not meant for your skin type.

You want to cleanse—not strip your skin’s outer barrier and leave it dry and tight.

Shop for your perfect cleanser by skin type here.

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