May 11, 2015
by Jill

Before And After: Get The Skin You’ve Always Wanted

acne before and after

Get *free* skin care products.

DO you want a free, custom skin care regimen?

If you’re currently feeling like a ‘before’ picture, we really want to help.

Go ahead and snap a ‘before’ pic of your skin and send it to us at Make sure to tell us exactly which skin care products you’re currently using as well, and supply us with your mailing address.

In exchange for an ‘after’ photo, we’d love to supply you with a month’s worth of free products!

Acne, anti-aging, whatever your concern, we want to help!

*By agreeing with our terms (receiving free skin care products), you are agreeing to supply Mario Badescu Skin Care with photos of the results of using the products, and further agreeing that Mario Badescu Skin Care reserves the right to use the photos supplied to us, both on our website at, as well as on our social media platforms, potentially including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

**This offer is open to residents of the United States and Canada. Not every submission will be supplied with a regimen. 

May 8, 2015
by Kimberly Yang
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Q&A: How Often Should I Use My Mask?

maskA. We typically recommend using your mask 2-3 times a week. Masks are left to set on the skin for between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on which one you are using. (Always remember to follow the directions on the label!

maskCheck out the Flower & Tonic Mask or Super Collagen Mask (these are top sellers for a reason!).

The Drying Mask is amazing for fighting Acne.

Whether you’re after a deep clean, intense hydration, a skin-perfecting treatment, or an instant lift, masks are essential to every basic skincare regimen. Facial masks can help target specific skin concerns – e.g.: acne, aging, dryness, hyperpigmentation, etc. – and will only help to improve your complexion.

Find your perfect masks here.

May 7, 2015
by Jill
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For The Perfect Engagement Ring Picture

engagement ring pictureThere’s nothing like getting engaged to put the focus on your hands. Everybody wants to see the ring!

Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that I have way more sun spots and age spots on my hands than I thought. Showing off my new jewel has been somewhat less than thrilling and I find myself apologizing for my hands every time.

Go ahead and put the Vitamin C Serum on your hands if you have the same issue. I sure am! Vitamin C has pretty amazing skin-brightening properties, and there’s no need to contain that simply to your face.

Ps. I’m also using it on my decollatage, since the dress I’m hoping to get has a fairly low neckline…

May 6, 2015
by Jill
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Can You Exfoliate Cystic Acne?

iStock_000044634592_MediumCystic Acne is notorious for causing scarring. In fact, we strongly suggest you avoid picking at or attempting to pop cystic acne outbreaks for this very reason.

You should also be careful about how you exfoliate. Generally speaking, you don’t want to use an exfoliating scrub (normally an excellent tool for refining the skin) when you have an active acne breakout of any type. However, you should definitely exfoliate; this step is crucial in helping to prevent acne. But how?

Use a chemical exfoliant to dissolve the sticky bonds between dead skin cells. Glycolic Acid, for example, is a natural alpha-hydroxy acid made from sugar cane. Here at Mario Badescu, we’re obsessed with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (a cleanser + exfoliant in one).  In addition to Glycolic Acid, it also offers Chamomile (to soothe) as well as Yarrow, St. John’s Wort, and Sage (to nourish the skin)

Acne-prone and love a good granule scrub? Just hold off during breakouts, you can resume using your favorite scrub when things have cleared up!

May 5, 2015
by Jill
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Sagging Skin Solutions

saggingWhat happens when your skins starts to lose its structure and elasticity? It sags.

saggingWhen we’re very young, Collagen and Elastin are our best friends. Collagen provides structural support to the skin while Elastin has an ‘elastic’ quality which allows the body to snap back into shape after stretching.

As we age, Collagen and Elastin begin to deplete, which is why it’s smart to look for products that help deliver them back into your skin. Peptides take this a step further—they work by communicating with skin cells, sending the signal to create more collagen. Amazing, right?

Even better, choose products that include ALL of these active ingredients—collagen, elastin, and peptides for a major anti-sagging skin care plan. Check these out:

Peptide Renewal Serum and Peptide Renewal Cream

Cellufirm Drops

Super Collagen Mask