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Holiday 2018 Gift Ideas: Sets for Everyone on Your List

You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Now what do you gift—something that’s more than “just nice?”

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Perfect for: the Beauty Influenc-ee, Mario Badescu Fan, Hostess with the Mostest

Mario Badescu Classics Collection Holiday Gift Set

It’s the set you can’t go wrong with. After all, the Classics Collection features four tried-and-true favorites beloved by all. No matter your giftee’s current skin care regimen, these products are bound to fit right in:

  • Enzyme Cleansing Gel, our best-selling face wash
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, the must-have mist beloved across the world
  • Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, our award-winning exfoliator
  • Seaweed Night Cream, a decadent (but oil-free!) face cream

Find it at:, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Urban Outfitters



Perfect for: Everyone!

Mario Badescu Holiday Ornament

Listen—if you want to deck out your Christmas tree in these delightful holiday ornaments, feel free (and tag us on Instagram at @mariobadescu!). It’s tiny, it’s sweet, and it makes for a great stocking stuffer, Secret Santa gift, or a thank-you present for your team or co-workers.

Each ornament includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (full-size), to bring the “mist” in “mistletoe”
  • Lip Balm (full-size), for soft, kiss-able lips

Find it at:, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ulta




Perfect for: the Jet-Setter, Skin Care Newbie, Facial Spray Fanatic

Mario Badescu Travel Facial Spray Trio Holiday Gift Set

This trio of travel-friendly face mists is the perfect gift to stock up on just in case you happen to forget someone (we won’t tell) or for those last-minute Secret Santa gift exchanges.

There’s no going wrong with this one. Everyone can do with a mini mist (or three!) in their life.

This limited edition trio includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, our first face mist
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea, the invigorating pick-me-upper
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender, our newest facial spray

Find it at: Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters



Perfect for: The Rose-Obsessed, Facial Spray Fanatic, Beauty Guru, Makeup Artist

Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray Holiday Gift Set

Never be without your favorite face mist again. This trio includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater in three sizes: a travel mini, a medium-sized mist, and a jumbo for good measure

Find it atUlta



Perfect for: the Rose-Obsessed Sophisticate

Mario Badescu Rose Essentials Skin Care Gift Set

The name gives it away—but beyond being too beautiful to resist snapping up in multiples, the Rose Essentials Kit is a four-piece collection curated to unveil your most radiant, youthful-looking complexion using—you guessed it!—rose-infused skin care.

This limited edition set includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, the cult-favorite floral face mist
  • Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner, our latest
  • Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, packaged in an irresistibly mini glass vial
  • Rose Hips Mask, a comforting Rosehip-packed mask that boosts radiance

Find it at: Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters



Perfect for: the Jet-Setter, Beauty Influenc-ee, Anyone Who Appreciates a Set of Cute Minis

Mario Badescu Mini Must-Haves Winter Skin Care Set

Your favorite set is back in a limited edition, must-have winter edition. Sized to fly and perfect to keep on hand if you’re on the go, this itty-bitty bag has you covered from head to toe. We know you’re tempted to stock up on a few sets for your own collection, but think of your best friend, too—wouldn’t they love their own bag of Badescu babies, too?

This UO-exclusive set includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, the cult-favorite floral face mist
  • Super Rich Olive Body Lotion, our signature body cream
  • Fruit & Vitamin A Hand Cream, a creamy, rejuvenating formula for hard-working hands
  • Lip Balm, a rich, Coconut-scented balm that revives dry lips

Find it at: Urban Outfitters



Perfect for: the Mario Badescu Devotee, Beauty Influenc-ee

Mario Badescu The Icons Macy's

Stuck on what to gift? The Icons is the ultimate set to give even when you have no idea what to get.

This Macy’s-exclusive set includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, which features rejuvenating Rose and Gardenia Extracts, and clarifying Thyme
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea, infused with revitalizing Peppermint Essential Water and nutrient-rich botanicals
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender, enriched with antioxidant Vitamin C and a soothing, hydrating blend of Lavender and Chamomile
  • Drying Lotion, formulated with Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Calamine, and Camphor

Find it at: Macy’s


Perfect for: the Beauty Influenc-ee or Mario Badescu Devotee, Your Mom/Sister/Best Friend

Mario Badescu Latest & Greatest Skin Care Gift Set

The name says it all. Win at gifting with our Latest and Greatest, a limited edition collection that stars iconic, time-tested favorites and our award-winning newbie.

This MB-exclusive set includes:

  • Drying Lotion, the original, on-the-spot solution
  • Enzyme Cleansing Gel, our most beloved face wash
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, the cult-favorite
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender, the award-winning latest!

Find it at:


Perfect for: Dad, Grandpa, Significant Other

Mario Badescu Men's Skincare Grooming Set

For every man in your life, there’s The Executive Collection. Whether he’s well-practiced in the skin care department or a simple, bar-soap kind of guy, this men’s grooming set is the perfect upgrade for his day-to-day routine.

This set includes:

  • Enzyme Cleansing Gel, the perfect daily cleanser
  • Pre-Shave Conditioner, to prime skin and soften hair
  • Peppermint Shaving Cream, a cooling formula designed to encourage a closer, more comfortable shave
  • Vitamin A & E Hydrating Balm, a 2-in-1 that acts as both an aftershave balm and lightweight serum
  • After Shave Moisturizer, to combat post-shave dryness and replenish skin with non-greasy hydration
  • Our signature toiletries bag

Find it at:

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by Kimberly Yang

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.

december skincare essentials monthly edit

‘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 December:

Orange Cleansing Soap

This is a creamy, Orange Peel-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 Rosehip—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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Need more solutions for seriously dry skin? Check out this #MBRecipe to help revive parched skin!


by Kimberly Yang

Best Skin Care Sets Under $50

Good beauty products do not have to be expensive,” Mario Badescu wrote in his first book, The Mario Badescu Way to Beautiful Skin, “They only have to be right for your skin.”

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Spritz Mist Glow is a trio made for facial spray fanatics. It includes all three of our face mists: the original Rosewater, Green Tea, and our latest, Lavender. There’s joy in collecting them all, but this trio isn’t just meant to sit in your medicine cabinet. Each facial spray was formulated to deliver a specific set of botanical benefits to your skin, and therefore, all three can be incorporated into your day-to-night regimen.

Here’s one idea:


Wake up tired skin with an invigorating spritz of Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. The Peppermint and Cucumber Essential Waters give skin a cooling boost, making it an AM favorite to start the day.


Need a midday pick-me-up? Liberally mist Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater all over. A hint of rose lingers behind for a light, fresh floral fragrance, as a botanical blend of Rose, Gardenia, and Thyme Extracts revives skin with a dewy glow.


Make Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender a staple in your nighttime routine. Calming botanicals instantly help you to unwind before bed while de-stressing skin—all while infusing the brightening benefits of antioxidant Vitamin C into your skin.

Want to learn more about the differences between all three of our facial sprays? Read this.


Quick! First words that come to mind when you hear “spa” … Did we hear “cucumber slices?” “Plush terry cloth robes?” “Mask?”

All you need is 20 minutes and this Cucumber-infused Mask & Mist Duo. Fresh cucumber slices and giant white robes are optional, but come highly recommended.

Here’s how to use this set:

  1. Start with clean skin. Always start with a freshly-washed face.
  2. Liberally mist your complexion with Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. Doing so isn’t just for effect (though it does leave you in a cloud of a rejuvenating Cucumber scent): this step infuses your skin with a veil of hydration and nutrient-rich botanicals.
  3. Apply a thin, even layer of Cucumber Tonic Mask all over your face, avoiding the delicate eye area. Let is set for 15 minutes.
  4. Prep for the removal process. Rinsing off clay masks can be a little tricky, so we recommend this #MBSkinTip borrowed from the aestheticians at our New York City salon and spa. Mist your face once more to soften the mask and help avoid unnecessary tugging or pulling on your skin.
  5. Gently wash off the mask and spritz again!



Treat the skin on the rest of your body like you would your face. Ditch the bar soap (known to strip skin of essential moisture and leave behind a pore-clogging residue) and instead, reach for this revitalizing body wash and clarifying astringent.

For more tips and tricks on how to help fight body breakouts, read this.


Acne Repair Kit is the trio you keep in your medicine cabinet for skin-mergencies. Featuring three different solutions that target three different type of breakouts, this set makes sure you’re prepared—and ready to put your best face forward no matter what.

Acne Repair Kit includes:

  • Drying Lotion, to target surface blemishes
  • Buffering Lotion, which helps shrink the look of large, under-the-surface bumps
  • Drying Cream, to help reduce the appearance of clusters of both surface and under-the-skin blemishes

To learn more about each product, read this.

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Discover more Mario Badescu gift sets here.


by Kimberly Yang

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals You Can’t Miss

Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

You’re here for the 411, so we’ll skip the intro and get to the chase. Here’s what you don’t want to miss out on, because these Black Friday and Cyber Monday exclusive deals won’t last forever:


Save on the entire Mario Badescu line—including your favorite facial sprays and must-have Drying Lotion—this weekend, only on

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$15 $12 SALE

Mario Badescu Facial Spray Travel Trio

For this weekend only, get three travel-sized facial sprays at 20% off. It’s a set you want to get in multiples to stock up on for gifting throughout the holiday season.

Each bag includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (2 fl oz)
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea (2 fl oz)
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender (2 fl oz)

Available only at ULTA.

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$24 $21 SALE

Mario Badescu Nordstrom Jumbo Rose Lavender Facial Spray Duo

Never be without your favorite floral-infused face mists again.

We know what it’s like when you realize you’re down to the last precious few drops, so we’re saving you the heartache. This must-have duo includes two of our most beloved mists in jumbo sizes so you can mist whenever, wherever:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (8 fl oz)
  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender (8 fl oz)

Available only at Nordstrom.

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$30 $12 SALE

Mario Badescu Multi-Masker Doorbuster

Your favorite Black Friday steal is back again. For just $12, you’re getting three of our most beloved masks:

  • Whitening Mask (1 oz)
  • Flower & Tonic Mask (1 oz)
  • Super Collagen Mask (1 oz)

Not sure what multi-masking is? Don’t worry. Grab the set before it goes, then come back here to learn how to multi-mask like a seasoned pro.

Available only at ULTA.

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$24 $20 SALE

Mario Badescu Rose Essentials Set

Hello, doorbuster! This is your chance to grab our collection of rose-infused skin care on sale. We recommend adding a minimum of two for your cart—one to gift, and one to keep. Not only is it the perfect present for the rose-obsessed or Rosewater Facial Spray fanatic, but the perfect treat-yourself set that helps unveil your most radiant complexion.

This set includes:

  • Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater (2 fl oz)
  • Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner (2 fl oz)
  • Rose Hips Mask (0.5 oz)
  • Rose Hips Nourishing Oil (0.3 fl oz)

Available only at Macy’s.

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by Kimberly Yang

#MBRecipe: Solutions For Seriously Dry Skin

Few things are worse than irritated, dry skin. Bouncy, smooth skin is the goal here, but tight and itchy? Not so much.

If your skin is in need of a boost in moisture and glow, add this recipe to your Friday night repertoire. Slip into your robe, have Spotify set at your favorite playlist, light a few candles—whatever suits your fancy, really—and treat you and your skin to a good drink. Make this a well-deserved R&R session if you’re staying in, and if you’re willing to brave the cold for an evening out on the town, let this be your prep for flawless makeup from application to finish.

Bottom’s up!

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  1. Every DIY facial starts with a clean complexion. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone with your trusty favorites—you know how the tune goes. (And if you don’t? We’ve got you covered—read up on our guide to DIY at-home facials!)
  2. Hydrate and brighten. Start by massaging a few drops of the Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C into the skin. Any skincare expert or bona fide junkie will rave on endlessly about the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. Add Collagen to the mix and you have yourself an incredibly nourishing, nutrient-rich serum that helps restore skin’s natural moisture, improve clarity, and brighten the skin.
  3. Bring back the dewy glow. Our Rose Hips Mask is a fall Mario Mask Must (can you say that three times fast?!). It’s perfect for sensitive or dull, tired skin in restoring moisture for a healthy, radiant complexion. We’re all about antioxidant Vitamin C for its brightening properties—and this mask is chock full of it.
  4. You’ve got 20 minutes all to yourself. Are you singing along to Marvin Gaye or Barbara Streisand right now? We are. Do feel free to join us…
  5. Rinse well with warm water and follow with, once again, your favorite toner. Take a good look in the mirror—this step is indisputably the most important of them all—and admire your skin for a few moments. Soft, supple, plump, and with a dewy glow to boot.
  6. Are you headed out? Pat on your go-to moisturizer and start the second phase of the beautification process. Relish in the easy application and flawless finish—good skincare and beautiful makeup are inexplicably linked. (Remember that!)
  7. If you’re staying in, lock in all that moisture and glow with the Seaweed Night Cream. It’s the most versatile and lightweight of our creams in that it’s oil-free and therefore non-greasy. Seaweed, Collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid help keep your complexion nourished and hydrated all throughout the night.
  8. Don’t forget the eyes! Reduce the appearance of dry, tired under-eyes and help smooth the look of fine lines with the Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream. It’s one of our lighter options, making it a universal choice, but don’t hesitate to reach for something richer if you need it.

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