I am loving Mario Badescu products! I was extremely thrilled when I found out this line is cruelty free. Though not Peta or Leaping bunny certified, Mario Badescu does not sell in China indicating they are a true cruelty free company as claimed. For anyone unaware, all cosmetics sold in China are tested on animals.
What's wonderful about Mario Badescu is that these high end products are designed to accommodate all skin types from aging skin to acne prone skin at exceptionally reasonable prices. Mario Badescu believes that everyone deserves to have great skin at an affordable price. Additionally the products are full of natural, good for your skin ingredients which more and more women are turing to.
Here's a list of my 3 favorites by Mario Badescu to date: ( I'm normal to dry skin type)
Enzyme Cleansing Gel (8 oz) - $15 Non foaming daily cleanser removes makeup, dirt, oil. Love it! I was skeptical at first about using a makeup remover that didn't foam because that's what I'm used to. However, typically makeup removers which form a lather have Sodium Laurel Sulfate which can be drying. This does not and so it's much more gentle on the skin. It's effective in taking some eye makeup off but I use my Tarte Maracuja Oil to get the last of that pesky black mascara.
Glycolic Acid Toner (8 oz) - $18 Sloughs of dry cells for healthy skin. Anti - aging. Great for wrinkles and pigmentation. Glycolic Acid in any product is used as an exfoliant and therefore promotes healthy new cells which in turn decreases the depth and appearance of lines and wrinkles. Beneficial to anyone interested in Anti-aging products. The toner leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. A new must have in my daily routine.
Botanical Exfoliating Scrub (3.4 oz) - $26 Gel based formula sloughs off dead skin cells promoting new healthy cells for younger and brighter looking skin. This product is amazing and the beads aren't abrasive which can otherwise lead to skin irritation. It has a perfect texture with beneficial ingredients such as ginger, ginkgo, green tea, aloe and coconut. I have really come to believe that exfoliating is a must do in anyones skin care routine.
ANTI - AGING
In addition, I tried out a couple small samples of the Peptide Renewal Serum and Cream. Because they are small samples and otherwise designed for mature skin, it's fair to say I can't give an honest review. However, based on customer reviews where I work, the Peptide Renewal cream is preferred of the two and an excellent option for middle aged women and older.
Peptide Renewal Serum (1 oz) - $45 Targeted for dry to mature skin types. Though I do not have mature skin I was able to try out this serum. Serums typically have smaller molecules than creams or lotions and penetrate more deeply into the skin. This product is slightly tacky/ sticky and best applied at night after cleansing. If you prefer the texture of a cream you can try out the Peptide Renewal Cream which combats fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. Recommended for anyone who is looking for anti -aging products.
Peptide Renewal Cream ( 1 oz) - $35 Fight fine line, wrinkles and sagging skin with a blend of peptides, nourishing botanicals and other naturally derived ingredients to nurture aging skin. Leaves skin feeling soft.
If you haven't tried Mario Badescu...TRY IT!