by Kimberly Yang
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Let the gifting begin.

MArio Badescu Mask & Mist Duo


For Mom / Mother-In-Law:

Peptide Renewal Cream + Peptide Renewal Serum + Caviar Night Cream + Super Collagen Mask + cashmere sweater

For Your Aunt:

Mario Face & Body + cashmere scarf

For Your Girlfriend / Wife:

Weekend getaway for two + cashmere blanket + toiletries bag + The Regimen Kit (Combo/Dry, Combo/Oily, Brightening)

For Your Best Friend:

Mario Mask & Mist + plush bathrobe

For Your Sister(s):

Facial Spray (4oz) + Grab & Go Kit + book

For Your Teen Sister / Cousin:

Drying Lotion and/or Facial Spray

For Your Co-Worker:

Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E + Super Rich Olive Body Lotion

Mario Badescu Men's Gift Idea


For Dad / Father-In-Law:

The Executive Collection for Men + gift set featuring is favorite liquor

For Your Uncle:

Men’s Grooming Basics

For Your Boyfriend / Husband:

Weekend getaway for two + dopp bag + The Shaving Kit

For Your Best Friend:

Botanical Exfoliating Scrub + Enzyme Cleansing Gel + Pre-Shave Conditioner + Peppermint Shaving Cream

For Your Brother(s):

The Shaving Kit

For Your Teen Brother / Cousin:

Drying Lotion + video game 

For Your Co-Worker:

Hydrating Hand Cream

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by Kimberly Yang
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The Monthly Edit: December Skincare Essentials

Welcome to #MarioMonthlyEdit, where you (yes, you) get a sneak peek at our current essentials. If you missed our last installment, check it out here.

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‘Tis the season. Where there are chestnuts roasting by an open fire and last minute gift shopping, there’s dry, stressed out skin…which is where our December skincare edit comes into play. The secret to a glowing complexion—yes, even in the dead of winter—is in the products you pick. Nourish and protect your skin from harsh winter weather and intense heating systems, and you’ll look effortlessly dewy at every holiday party.

Here’s what’s in our medicine cabinet this month:

Orange Cleansing Soap. This is a creamy, AHA-infused face wash that delivers mild exfoliation without leaving skin feeling dry or tight.

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion. Let this be your twice-daily, post-cleanse go-to. This revitalizing, alcohol-free toner helps perk up dull skin, soften the look of fine lines, and even out skin tone. Plus, it features Aloe and Linden to deliver soothing hydration so your skin is left feeling rejuvenated.

Honey Moisturizer. It features—you guessed it!—Honey to deliver radiance-boosting moisture that lasts. Plus, it’s formulated with antioxidant-rich oils to further soften and smooth, leaving skin looking dewy all day long. If it’s particularly cold out or you’re feeling drier than usual…

Orange Protective Cream. …use this protective day cream instead. Though lightweight in texture, our Orange Protective Cream is specifically designed to help eliminate dryness and banish dullness. Nutrient-rich Beeswax helps safeguard skin from harsh elements (like cold, wind, and indoor heating) as Orange Extract rejuvenates skin to reveal a healthy, radiant complexion.

Olive Eye Cream. This is our most moisture-intensive formula, perfect for very dry under-eyes or for use as an overnight treatment. It’s ultra-rich and super concentrated—which makes for luxurious application every time. If your skin is on the oily side, you’ll still need to up the ante in the under-eye hydration department; swap out your fall eye cream for the Hyaluronic Eye Cream.

Rose Hips Nourishing Oil. We love Rose Hip; here’s why. So much so that we keep on in the office, in our medicine cabinet, and in our bag to help smooth dry patches and revive dehydrated skin.

Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E. Dry, chapped hands are the worst—which is why we decided to repackage our signature hand cream in a travel-friendly tube you can take anywhere on the go. (And at $8 a tube, it makes for the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone!)

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by Nicole Darmanin
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Thanksgiving Day Gratitude

Thanksgiving makes us a reflective. What can we say? We are a little mushy like that. In case it isn’t  crystal clear—everyone here at Mario Badescu is very thankful for YOU!


That’s right, you. Hearing from our Mario Badescu Skin Care community brightens our day, every day. We are so thankful for every one of you. Especially when you recommend us to your friends. . .

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your seal of approval means a lot. . .

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You’ve even converted Larry!

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We so appreciate when you take the time to share your favorite products. . .

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And your newest products!

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Your skin care success stories are our favorites. . .

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Oh, and have we mentioned that we feel the love?

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Even when things get complicated. . .

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for all of you!

by Kimberly Yang
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What’s In Your Skin Care? Rose Hip

Rose Hip Skin Care Benefits

What Is Rose Hip?

Rose Hip Oil and Rose Hips Extract, both derived from the Rosa canina plant, are renowned for their high Linoleic Acid and antioxidant Vitamin C content. Rose Hip is known to deliver moisture-intensive hydration, help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, encourage the fading of minor discoloration (and dark spots), and help smooth the look of dry, flaky skin.

Who Would Benefit Most From Rose Hip?

Combination-Dry, Dry, and mature skin would benefit most from incorporating Rose Hip-infused skin care products. Our aestheticians highly recommend layering our Rose Hips Nourishing Oil under or over moisturizer to help smooth dry patches and revive dehydrated skin. Further boost radiance in dull, tired skin by incorporating the Rose Hips Mask into your regimen twice a week: It’s infused with Lemongrass, Rose Hips Extract, and Rose Hip Oil to brighten skin and diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and minor discoloration.


by Nicole Darmanin
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Layering Products in your Skin Care Routine

Layering has been top-of-mind for me lately. Fall here in New York City has, well, fallen, and in addition to unearthing my scarves and hats, I’m revamping my seasonal skin care strategy.

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While the practice of layering skin care is something that should be done year round, I feel that it becomes particularly important when temperatures drop and even those with oily skin can start to feel dry. This is the time of year when in addition to protecting skin from the rays of the sun, we are also protecting it from dryness and dehydration, which can throw skin off balance and even trigger irritation. Applying the proper layers of skin care will keep skin balanced, nourished and hopefully unscathed during the cold months ahead.

The first step is to wash the face with a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. Not sure which cleanser you should use? We help you choose the perfect cleanser here.

Layer #1 Toner

During colder months try transitioning to a mildest toner formula that will still address your skin’s needs. We love these:

Chamomile Cleansing Lotion For dry, sensitive skin.

Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion Use if your skin leans on the dry side and is in need of gentle brightening.

Seaweed Cleansing Lotion A favorite for keeping combination skin happy and balanced.

Aloe Lotion Our mildest toner for skin that is combination to oily.


Layer #2 Serum

Serums are the gems in your skin care crown. These brilliant little skin saviors supercharge your regimen with their concentrated formulas.

Rose Hips Nourishing Oil A  lightweight, rejuvenating oil that works wonders for boosting moisture on combination, dry, and sensitive skin types.

Cellufirm DropsThis classic emulsion contains ingredients that work to draw moisture to skin to plump fine lines. Best part? It is gentle enough to use around the eyes!


Vitamin C SerumSkin feeling the cold weather blues? All skin types can benefit from the complexion-boosting properties of Vitamin C.

Herbal Hydrating Serum–  All skin types love this water-based gel-serum. Think of it as a drink of water for parched skin. Those who are oily and/or acne-prone especially love it for its ability to hydrate without causing congestion.


Layer #3 Eye Cream

Did you know that the skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face? This leaves it more vulnerable to dryness, lines, and wrinkles.

Olive Eye CreamThose prone to dryness will love the relief that this Olive Oil infused formula provides.

Hyaluronic Eye CreamThis best-selling eye cream is a customer favorite for good reason. It sinks right in, provides skin smoothing hydration, and protects delicate eye-area skin from moisture loss.

Dermonectin Eye CreamA favorite for those prone to sagging. Peptides work  to pep up tired skin and boost collagen production.


Layer #4 Moisturizer

Caviar Day CreamFor dry skin types in need of intensive moisture, this ultra-rich, nourishing cream works like a charm to soften and protect from wind and dry air.

The Moisture Magnet SPF 15This go-to formula keeps combination and dry skin comfortable and moisturized without weighing it down.

Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 The perfect winter moisturizer for normal, combination skin. Keeps skin soft and provides moderate sun protection.

Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15Formulated without any oils to keep oily, acne-prone skin hydrated and protected from the sun without encouraging breakouts.


There you have it! Will you be layering up this winter?