by Kimberly Yang
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Look no further for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the special women in your life:

02.09.17 - V-Day Gift Ideas for Her

For Mom / the Mother-in-Law:

2 dozen red roses + Peptide Renewal Cream + Peptide Renewal Serum

(or, if you’re in the NYC area—a gift certificate to our spa!)

For Your Aunt:

her favorite flowers + Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E + Vitamin E Body Lotion + Facial Spray

For Your Best Friend:

a kitschy Valentine + box of chocolates + Facial Spray

For Your Sister(s):

Drying Lotion + two Facial Sprays (a smaller bottle to keep in her bag + the larger one to keep at her vanity!)

For Your Co-Worker:

Facial Spray

For the Girly-Girl:

pink peonies + Facial Spray + Strawberry Tonic Mask + Strawberry Face Scrub

For the Uptown Sophisticate:

gardenias + Flower & Tonic Mask + Caviar Day Cream + Caviar Night Cream

For the Makeup Lover / YouTube Beauty Guru:

pink roses + Facial Spray + Eye Makeup Remover Cream + Temporary Lifting Mask

For the Jet-Setter:

tickets for a romantic getaway for two + Facial Spray + Super Collagen Mask + Hydro-Emollient Cream


by Kimberly Yang
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

Not sure what to gift the special man (or men!) in your life for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few gift ideas that are little more unique than (yet another) striped tie:

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

For Dad / the Father-in-Law:

The Executive Collection for Men

For Your Uncle:

Men’s Grooming Basics + a gift card to his favorite restaurant

For Your Best Friend:

dopp bag + Botanical Exfoliating Scrub + Shaving Cream

For Your Brother(s):

Men’s Grooming Basics + Amazon gift card

For Your Co-Worker:

Peppermint Shaving Cream

For the Classic Man:

silk pocket square + monogrammed cufflinks + dopp bag + Pre-Shave Conditioner + Shaving Cream + Vital with Collagen & Elastin + Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

For the Downtown Guy:

knit beanie + messenger bag + Peppermint Shaving Cream + After Shave Moisturizer

For the Gamer:

the latest/his favorite video game + Hydrating Hand Cream + Shaving Cream + Protein After Shave Lotion

For the Gym Buff:

gym duffel + monogrammed towel + shaker bottle + Men’s Grooming Basics



by Kimberly Yang
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The Monthly Edit: February Skincare

Welcome to #MarioMonthlyEdit, where you (yes, you) get a sneak peek at our current essentials.

Mario Badescu Skincare Monthly Edit Medicine Cabinet

January was all about brightening and smoothing, natch (there really is no better way to start off a new year, to be honest). This month, we’re going back to the basics for two reasons:

  1. To maintain balance to windy, winter weather doesn’t wreak havoc on our skin, and
  2. To let us take a closer look at what our skin really

Too often we’re tempted by the latest series of peels or acid-based products (which usually happens right before the New Year in a rushed attempt to get our skin looking as perfect as possible)—and while those things can benefit your skin, they’re not for every skin type. (It’s also important to note that too much can take a toll on your skin, no matter how oily or resilient you think your skin is.)

…which is where simple, gentle, and effective skin care come into play. Forget the bells and whistles for a second, and instead, reach for tried-and-true staples that can return your skin back to a state of balance.

Here’s what we recommend for dry, sensitive, or over-worked skin this month. (And if you’re combination/oily, we recommend following this regimen instead.)

Cream Soap. This is the most gentle face wash in our entire line. It’s creamy, it’s moisturizing, and it’s fragrance-free—making it the go-to cleanser for those with reactive skin. Light makeup, excess oil, and impurities are washed away without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.

Chamomile Cleansing Lotion. Another go-to for sensitive skin, this toner harbors the Chamomile’s calming properties to help comfort and re-balance skin after cleansing.

Flower & Tonic Mask. All skin types—including dry—need a weekly deep cleaning. Our Flower & Tonic Mask is a mild, purifying mask that gently pulls out impurities from pores as antioxidant Evening Primrose and Gardenia work to help improve moisture levels and encourage firmer, smoother skin.

Rose Hips Nourishing Oil. This under-the-radar skin-saver deserves more time in the limelight. Its lightweight formula sinks in quickly to revive flaky or dehydrated areas while giving skin a dewy, youthful glow.

#MBSkinTip 1: Keep a bottle on hand at all times to smooth dry patches (like between the brows or around the nose). Simply apply 1-2 drops to the areas that need a hydration boost to rejuvenate skin.

#MBSkinTip 2: Stash this oil in your carry-on. This frequent flyer fave is a must for beating cabin air (notorious for making skin dry, tight, and totally out-of-balance.)

Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. If you haven’t tried this facial mist, trust [the countless fans who adore it]. Your skin needed a spritz of this yesterday.


by Kimberly Yang
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Our NEW Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea is Here!

(Plus, the Difference Between This One & Our Original Facial Spray)

new facial spray with aloe cucumber green tea

Drumroll, please.

This new facial spray has been a long time coming. Long, because our chemist is a perfectionist (a woman after our founder’s own heart), and because we wanted to find the perfect combination that satisfied your needs.

For years, you’ve asked for a new facial mist. Some just wanted something to add your collection of rosewater facial sprays; others were a little more specific. You wanted invigorating. You wanted an antioxidant boost. A mist that was less rose-y, perhaps—one that ups the fresh without the floral.

Check, check, check, and check. We’re thrilled to give you a first look at our latest launch: the Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea.

“What is it?”

It’s an invigorating facial mist that revives dull, tired skin with an infusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and Cucumber Essential Water. Aloe Vera and Cucumber—both rich in essential vitamins and minerals—deliver a cooling boost of hydration as Green Tea provides powerful antioxidant protection.

“Where can I get it?”

Right now, it’s available exclusively on and will hit stores Feb. 26. Like the original facial spray you love, it’s only $7! Shop it here.

“What’s the difference between the two Facial Sprays?”

There are a few differences; our goal was to formulate a facial mist that would complement the OG rosewater facial spray.

Both boost hydration. Both also feature Aloe Vera for its soothing properties—but these are the main differences:

Our cult-favorite Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater was created to give skin a hydrated, dewy glow. With radiance-boosting and soothing botanicals like Rose, Gardenia, Thyme, Aloe, and skin-softening Bladderwrack (a type of seaweed), this is the ultimate pick-me-up product that leaves skin radiant.

What we love it for:

  • Boosting hydration in our moisturizing routine
  • Misting over makeup as a final step for a flawless, dewy finish
  • Rehydrating throughout the day, on the plane, everywhere basically

Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea, has a little more zing to it. Like your morning, wake-me-up green tea (literally), with extra benefits. Infused with nutrient-rich botanicals (like Aloe Vera and Cucumber) and Cucumber Essential Water, our latest instantly invigorates and tones to perk up dull or tired skin. Green Tea provides a protective, antioxidant boost—leaving skin fresh and revitalized.

What we love it for:

  • Waking up tired skin in the morning
  • Giving skin additional toning benefits after cleansing and toning
  • Invigorating skin before, during, and after a workout
  • Cooling skin on a hot, muggy day

So, which do I need?

It’s up to you! We recommend incorporating both in your regimen, but the beauty of these facial mists is in their versatility.

Here at MB HQ, we love starting the day with Facial with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea to wake us up, then misting the original rosewater facial spray throughout the day to revive dehydrated skin. We’re also toting the new one in our gym bags—it’s a must during and post-workout as a super refreshing and cooling boost. The Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, however, take permanent residence in our travel bags (here’s why.)


by Nicole Darmanin
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Best Toner for Your Skin Type

Depending on your skin’s needs a toner can brighten, clarify, balance, or even help soothe sensitivity. But with so many options, we know that finding the right one can be a challenge, so we decided to put together this handy guide to help you find your perfect match!

Oh, what was that? You aren’t sure why you need a toner in the first place? Take a look at this and meet us back here. Take your time, we’ll wait.

Dry/Sensitive skin:

Aloe Vera Toner– This gentle, alcohol-free toner will whisk away traces of makeup and oil without stripping essential moisture from the skin. Aloe Vera has long been known for its soothing and hydrating properties. Even the most sensitive skin types will feel refreshed.

Try pairing with Cucumber Cream Soap.

Dry/Dull skin:

Glycolic Acid Toner– Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract gently work to exfoliate dull skin and uncover your freshest complexion. The alcohol-free formula is easy on dry skin.

Try pairing with Orange Cleansing Soap


Seaweed Cleansing Lotion– Mineral-rich Seaweed and naturally clarifying Witch Hazel come together to restore balance and address the concerns that come with combination skin. Oily areas will feel thoroughly cleansed and dehydrated areas nourished. If you feel like your skin has multiple personalities, this toner is for you!best skin toner

Try pairing with Seaweed Cleansing Soap.

Oily Skin:

Cucumber Cleansing Lotion– Amino acids found in Cucumber Extract work to refine the skin as you banish excess oil from the T-Zone. We always look forward to using this invigorating Cleansing Lotion first thing in the morning.

Try Pairing with Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

Acne-Prone Skin:

Special Cleansing Lotion “C”– Cucumber and Sulfur purify pores and target blemishes without overdrying. Use twice daily to keep troubled skin at bay.

Try pairing with Acne Facial Cleanser.

Which toner is right for your type?