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The Ultimate Glowing Skin Regimen for Every Skin Type

Stop, drop, and glow.

True, glowing skin is still having its moment—but trend or not, we can’t get enough. Radiant, healthy-looking skin is the ultimate goal here at Mario Badescu, and here’s how we’re going to help you achieve it, no matter your skin type.

Behold, the ultimate glowing skin regimen for every skin type:

HOW TO GET GLOWING SKIN IF YOU HAVE…

Start with clean skin (if you’re not sure which cleanser you should be using, find your perfect face wash here.) Then…

 

DRY SKIN

The Ultimate Glowing Skin Regimen

  1. Exfoliate. For a bright, smooth base—scrub regularly. Almond & Honey Face Scrub is a decadent treat that gently buffs away dulling dead skin cells while infusing nourishing oils into your skin.
  2. Liberally mist clean skin with our rose Facial Spray to prep and hydrate your complexion.
  3. Smooth. Apply 3-4 drops of Cellufirm Drops all over to give your skin a smoother, plumper finish.
  4. Is it daytime? Go for The Moisture Magnet SPF 15, a creamy formula beloved by makeup artists for its ability to deeply nourish and soften skin. Heading out in the evening? Use Honey Moisturizer. Going to bed? Layer Vitamin C Serum under your favorite night cream.
  5. Customize your glow. Totally optional, but worth the extra step. Apply a few drops of Rose Hips Nourishing Oil wherever your skin craves an extra moisture boost—like your cheeks or around the nose. This lightweight facial oil is formulated with Rosehip, an extract packed with antioxidant Vitamin C, to give skin a brighter appearance and smooth the appearance of dry, flaky skin.
  6. Mist and repeat. Mist now, then mist again after makeup to give your final look a radiant finish.

 

OILY SKIN

  1. Renew. Keep your complexion in tip-top shape by replacing your regular face wash with Glycolic Foaming Cleanser two to three times a week.
  2. Purify. Eliminate excess oil and decongest your complexion. Silver Powder works to draw out all that pore-clogging impurities and blackheads—leaving your skin refreshed, radiant, and re-balanced. Follow with toner.
  3. Mist. Start with a few spritzes of Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea to wake up and tone your complexion. We recommend sticking your bottle in the fridge to give your skin an instant wake-me-up, de-puffing boost.
  4. Moisturize. Oily skin needs hydration too—which is why when it’s dehydrated, oil glands go into high gear to overcompensate, leaving skin looking greasy and prone to congestion or breakouts. This is where a lightweight, moisturizer comes into play to re-balance skin. Try Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 for day (Oil Free Moisturizer as a non-SPF alternative). Headed to bed? Apply Seaweed Night Cream at night so you wake up with radiant skin.
  5. Mist again. Rose-infused or Green Tea—the choice is yours.

ACNE-PRONE SKIN

The Ultimate Glowing Skin Regimen for Acne-Prone Skin

  1. Renew. Keep your complexion in tip-top shape by replacing your regular face wash with Glycolic Foaming Cleanser two to three times a week. You’ll want to avoid a granular exfoliant if you’re broken out to avoid exacerbating or tearing at existing breakouts.
  2. Mask. Maintaining balance is key in keeping skin looking healthy, clear, and radiant—so as diligent as you are about using your Drying Mask, you want to make sure you’re restoring hydration to the skin by using Healing & Soothing Mask on alternate days.
  3. Mist. Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea not only tones skin, but gives it a cooling, soothing boost too—which is exactly what troubled skin craves.
  4. Moisturize. Again, balance is crucial. Keep skin hydrated with Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 or Oil Free Moisturizer. At night, use Anti Acne Serum: it provides lightweight hydration while giving breakouts the botanical boot, thanks to its Salicylic Acid and Thyme formula.
  5. Powder. A light dusting will combat unwanted shine to encourage a healthy glow! Apply Special Healing Powder to the T-zone to remove excess oil and help decongest skin.
  6. Mist. Totally optional, but highly recommended. 🙂

COMBINATION SKIN

  1. Polish. Starting with smooth, even-toned base is key in getting your glow on, so make a habit of gently exfoliating with Botanical Exfoliating Scrub one to three times a week.
  2. Mist. Rose or Green Tea? Take your pick. Evenly mist your complexion to give your skin a hydrating boost before you apply your moisturizer.
  3. Hydrate. Try Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 or Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C for day. Moisturizing at night? Layer Vitamin C Serum under Seaweed Night Cream.
  4. Customize your glow. Add a few drops of Herbal Hydrating Serum all over, or apply it in targeted areas where you need a boost in hydration and radiance (like between the brows, around the nose, and on the cheeks).
  5. And of course, mist once more.

 


by Kimberly Yang
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

She’s smart, she’s strong—and on top of all that she is, she’s beautiful too. Make this Mother’s Day all the more special by gifting her the perfect, personalized present.

FOR THE PRODUCTIVITY QUEEN

Mother's Day Gift Guide Productivity Marie Kondo

She’s the mom who tackles to-do lists so efficiently, David Allen could learn a thing or two. Between perfecting the art of Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method and just getting things done, the Productivity Queen runs a tight ship so everything runs smoothly. From the 8 a.m. drop-off to the 10 p.m. “I-just-remembered-my-science-project-is-tomorrow!” realization, Mom has things down pat, no matter what.

Gift her a set of multi-taskers that will take her current regimen to the next level—and make her feel pampered no matter what life throws her way.

ENZYME CLEANSING GEL   |   GLYCOLIC ACID TONER   |   OIL FREE MOISTURIZER SPF 30   |   ENZYME REVITALIZING MASK   |   FACIAL SRAY WITH ALOE, HERBS AND ROSEWATER

FOR THE JET-SETTER

Mother's Day Gift Guide Travel Beauty Jet-Setter

She’s worldly, she’s adventurous, and she always returns from her travels abroad with tales and trinkets. Mom made sure that family time was always educational; every other weekend was spent at a museum, and vacations were packed with guided tours. Years later, she still has the travel bug and is always jet-setting somewhere new (and trying to get you to join her).

Put together a TSA-friendly kit full of in-flight essentials for her to take on her next trip so she’ll always be glowing no matter where she goes.

ENZYME CLEANSING GEL (2 FL OZ.)   |   HYDRO MOISTURIZER WITH VITAMIN C (2 OZ.)   |   ROSE HIPS NOURISHING OIL (1 FL OZ)   |   HERBAL HYDRATING SERUM (1 FL OZ)   |   DRYING LOTION (PLASTIC)   |   FACIAL SRAY WITH ALOE, HERBS AND ROSEWATER (2 OZ.)

FOR THE SOPHISTICATE

Mother's Day Gift Guide Classic Sophisticate Beauty

 

Always polished and effortlessly chic, she’s the woman who instilled the importance of investing in pieces that are timeless (and always left you astounded every time she pulled her hair into a chignon in 10 seconds flat). Everything about her oozes sophistication, from her carefully curated library of classics to her sillage—a subtle hint of Super Rich Olive Body Lotion.

Gift her a bouquet of fresh flowers and a set of signature Mario Badescu products to fill her medicine cabinet.

SUPER RICH OLIVE BODY LOTION   |   SPECIAL HAND CREAM WITH VITAMIN E   |   CORRECTIVE COMPLEX EMULSION   |   SUPER COLLAGEN MASK   |   AZLUENE BODY SOAP

FOR THE SOUL CYCLE DEVOTEE

Mother's Day Gift Guide Gym Essentials

 

She’s health-conscious and has been spewing the virtues of wellness before it became chic to—and though you used to find her morning green smoothies questionable, you’ve learned to love (and appreciate!) them all those years later. Whether she’s loyal to spin class or prefers a morning vinyasa flow, Mom has always been on the hunt for the perfect beauty products to take her from pre-workout to post-gym errands.

Surprise her with a new gym bag that totes all her essentials—includes a few skincare essentials that keep her skin clear and glowing.

ENZYME CLEANSING GEL   |   SEAWEED CLEANSING LOTION   |   FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, HERBS AND ROSEWATER   |   HERBAL HYDRATING SERUM   |   A.H.A. BOTANICAL BODY SOAP   |   VITAMIN E BODY LOTION

FOR THE GLAMOROUS

Mother's Day Gift Guide Glamorous Beauty

 

She’s the mom who knows the power of a good lipstick and understands the importance of the at-home mini facial, too. There are home videos of her doubled over in laughter as you ran across the hall, face smeared with red lipstick and shuffling in heels, trying to be just as beautiful as her. To this day, her handbag always has a red lipstick and a bottle of perfume, just in case.

Indulge Mom with a collection of luxe serums, scrubs, masks, and lotions she’s bound to love.

ROSE HIPS NOURISHING OIL  |  VITAMIN C SERUM   |   PEPTIDE RENEWAL SERUM   |   ALMOND & HONEY FACE SCRUB   |   ROSE HIPS MASK   |   APRICOT BODY LOTION

FOR THE BEAUTY ADDICT

Mother's Day Gift Guide Beauty Junkie

Her medicine cabinet was magical. Still is, to be clear: It’s artfully arranged with the latest and greatest, peppered with tried-and-true Holy Grails she collected along the way. How she managed to multi-mask and let her DIY mani dry between dinner is still a mystery, but she’s shared every other beauty trick in the book with you. Pimple? No problem: dab on some Drying Lotion. (You’re eternally grateful that she helped you and your complexion come out of teenage-dom unscathed.) Looking dull? Mask and exfoliate. Etc.

It’s likely she already has the best of Badescu, so instead of presenting her with products she has seen before, gift her a set of brand new and under-the-radar goodies that’s bound to get her excited about skin care again.

TEMPORARY LIFTING  MASK   |    ROLLING PEEL CREAM WITH A.H.A.   |   CREAM X   |   FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, CUCUMBER AND GREEN TEA

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The Monthly Edit: May Skincare

Take a peek at which skincare products we’re using this month.

Mario Badescu how to get glowing skin

Last month was all about fixing winter skin—and now that it finally feels like spring here in NYC, we can fully commit to the Glow-with-a-capital-G. (For our colder-climate peeps who are still feeling the effects of winter weather, check out our guide on how to recuperate your skin and revive your complexion here!)

These are the skincare products we’re using to achieve that effervescent, spring-has-sprung glow:

Acne Facial Cleanser

Before you keep scrolling, this face wash isn’t only for acne skin. Combination skin—especially come spring and summer—can benefit from this too. During this time of the year your skin can get a little temperamental. As it adjusts to the warmer weather, combo skin tends to experience increased oiliness, T-zone congestion, and the occasional pimple or two.

So, rather than sit and wait for all that to happen, get ahead of the game. Take preventative measures by incorporating the Acne Facial Cleanser into your daily regimen. Its Salicylic Acid content is what helps keep skin in check. Exfoliating properties of Salicylic Acid enable it to deep clean and help dissolve pore-clogging impurities known to lead to breakouts or blackheads. And though this cleanser is incredibly effective at promoting clarity, it’s gentle—which means skin won’t feel dry or tight.

Cucumber Cleansing Lotion

It’s cooling, it’s clarifying, it’s Cucumber. And before we make you sick with alliteration, two things:

  1. Cucumber boasts natural astringent and tightening properties that make it a must-have for clarifying combination, oily skin.
  2. Those mysterious things floating around in your bottle aren’t so mysterious. They’re slices of real Cucumber. J

A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer

This lightweight, multi-tasking moisturizer hydrates and boosts brightness. Ceramides soften and smooth as Lemon and Lemongrass work to rejuvenate dull skin while diminishing the look of discoloration.

Herbal Hydrating Serum

Think of the A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer as your brightening base and the Herbal Hydrating Serum as your glow-getting topper. Apply this water-light gel wherever you need extra hydration or want to give your complexion a dewy finish—like around the nose and apples of your cheeks.

Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

Mist on clean skin before moisturizer, then mist again after makeup for even more radiance. Like I said earlier: We’re going full throttle with this glow-getting theme. All. Or. Nothing.

And it doesn’t stop here.

Enzyme Revitalizing Mask

Let this be your mid-week pick-me-up and weekend spa treat. Perfect for dull, tired skin in need of a major boost, this mask does exactly what its name says it does: revitalize. For those who like instant gratification, this is a must for your glowing skin regimen.

Summer Shine Body Lotion

Sometimes you just want that extra oomph. This is it: It’s pure, tropical deliciousness that’s been infused with a fine shimmer…which means it lives up to its name and then some. With a subtle golden glimmer and a hint of summer vacations to come, Summer Shine Body Lotion is exactly what you need to achieve that glow (or when you need a pick-me-up).

We love applying it wherever the sun would naturally hit our skin: the front of our legs, top of the shoulders, down the arm, and décolletage.

 

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Rose Facial Spray & Other Floral Favorites for Spring Skin

Miranda Priestly might’ve scoffed at the suggestion of florals for spring (brownie points for those who remember the iconic movie moment), but when it comes to skin care, few things feel more fitting in your spring skin care routine than floral-infused formulas and beautiful botanical blends.

These are a few of our floral favorites:

Mario Badescu Rose Skin Care

FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, HERBS AND ROSEWATER

With Extracts of Rose, Gardenia, and Thyme (oh my!), this cult-favorite Mario Badescu facial spray a surefire staple in every medicine cabinet. In fact, we suggest stashing a bottle wherever you can: your desk (or in your drawer to keep away from shamelessly mist-heavy co-workers!), your handbag, and your fridge (for an extra cooling boost).

Gardenia and Rose Extracts are beloved for their ability to help improve moisture levels and Thyme boasts clarifying properties, which makes this mist a favorite no matter your skin type—especially if you embrace the dew.

FLOWER & TONIC MASK

The name was a dead giveaway, but let’s delve into the botanical extracts that give this mask its name. If we’re sticking to strictly florals, there’s a Gardenia and Evening Primrose infusion—but you’ll also find Olive Leaf Extract in here, too. When combined with other moisturizing ingredients like antioxidant Vitamin E and tempered with natural oil-absorbent minerals, Flower & Tonic Mask is a staple that works to balance your complexion.

You get the deep clean all skin types (including dry and sensitive skin!) need plus skin-smoothing benefits. What’s not to love?

ROSE HIPS MASK

Rosehip is technically the “accessory” fruit of the rose, but let’s not dwell on technicalities and instead, focus on the benefits. Rosehip is known for its antioxidant properties and shown to help improve moisture levels—so when both Rosehip Extract and Rosehip Oil are used in a formula, you know it’s a match made in heaven for dull, dehydrated skin.

Enter Rose Hips Mask, which not only contains both forms of Rosehip, but also ingredients like Extracts of Evening Primrose, Olive Leaf, and Lemongrass in addition to antioxidant Vitamin E, Kaolin Clay, and Zinc Oxide. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and what you’re left with is a complexion that appears moisturized, soft, and smooth to the touch—with an added youthful glow.

ROSE HIPS NOURISHING OIL

You’ll find Rosehip Extract and Rosehip Oil in our Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, too. Don’t be fooled by the lightweight feel of this facial oil, though: it packs serious punch in the moisture department. Apply it all over or just in targeted areas to help revive dehydrated skin and smooth the appearance of dry, flaky patches.

#MBSkinTip: We love using this multi-purpose oil on our cuticles too! It’s portable size makes it a handbag or deskside staple—so if ever your face or cuticles are in need of a moisture boost, you have your Rose Hips Nourishing Oil at the ready.

Mario Badescu Chamomile Buttermilk Lavender Skin Care

GLYCOLIC FOAMING CLEANSER

Glycolic Acid tends to get the spotlight in this resurfacing face wash (which should only be used 1-3 times a week in place of your normal facial cleanser!), but there’s also a botanical blend that works to restore balance at the same time.

With floral extracts like Chamomile and Yarrow (plus a botanical blend of Marshmallow—the root, not the puffy hot chocolate topper!), Glycolic Foaming Cleanser is able to address concerns like dullness, congestion, and uneven skin tone and texture without leaving skin feeling tight and dry.

BUTTERMILK MOISTURIZER

 

Lactic Acid is the hero ingredient that makes this moisturizer so unique, but the Chamomile Extract is deserving of a mention, too. Buttermilk Moisturizer provides soothing hydration in addition to gentle resurfacing benefits that take dull and dehydrated to smooth and rejuvenated.

CHAMOMILE NIGHT CREAM + CHAMOMILE EYE CREAM

And here we have another Chamomile contender, which proves just how classic this floral extract. Designed to deliver soothing moisture and nourish parched skin, Chamomile Night Cream is a rich formula that was designed specifically to comfort dry, sensitive complexions all night long.

If you adore Chamomile in your skin care, pair this night cream with our Chamomile Eye Cream. Just like its face cream counterpart, the eye cream boasts a luxurious texture that makes it a dream for delicate, dehydrated under-eyes.

FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, CHAMOMILE AND LAVENDER

There will always be a time when your skin craves calm and comfort—no matter your skin type. This calming blend of Chamomile Extract, Lavender Essential Water, and Lavender Oil is enriched with antioxidant Vitamin C to create a facial mist that leaves your complexion balanced and bright.

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#MBSkinTips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Skin Care Products

Skin care is an investment in both time and money. Here’s how to make it worth your while so you can get the most out of your Mario Badescu Skin Care products.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Skin Care

Addicted to our Facial Sprays?

Next time you need to replenish on your favorite face mist, order our larger, 8-oz bottle instead. It’s twice the product—but not the price.

Make your Drying Lotion last a little longer.

If you find that the clear liquid in your Drying Lotion seems “run out” faster than the pink sediment at the bottom, change up your Q-tips. We recommend using the thinner, pointed cotton swabs that allow for even more precise application—and also absorb less liquid.

Mask more effectively.

When applying your masks, you an opaque but thin layer over your skin. Doing so will not only prevent product waste, but also help the mask dry (and therefore, work) more effectively in the 10-20 minute time slot.

Try multi-masking to get the most effective results.

Take a minute to analyze your skin. You’ll notice that different areas of your face have different needs. For example, your forehead might need more moisture, but your T-zone needs some decongesting action. You could slap on one mask and call it a day (and you’d still get an overall boost in complexion), but multi-masking enables targeted solutions for each area.

Learn how to multi-mask here.

Do you feel like your skin changes easily from day to day, season to season?

Keep a serum on hand to customize the way you moisturize. (Check out our guide on how to find the perfect serum for your type.) Instead of settling or crowding your medicine cabinet with multiple moisturizers, layer a serum into the mix on days your skin craves extra hydration or needs a boost in glow.

Remove your makeup, cleanse twice daily, and exfoliate regularly.

If you don’t do commit to the above, you’re allowing layers of old makeup, pore-clogging oil, and dulling dead skin cells build up. Which means:

  • You may be more prone to blackheads and pesky breakouts
  • Your skin appears uneven in tone and texture
  • Any product applied afterwards (like your beloved creams and serums) can’t penetrate as well as they would if they were applied on clean skin.

Moral of the story: Start with a clean slate every morning and before bed.

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