- Mario Badescu Skincare Guide
Everyone is talking about Mario Badescu. Their unique products, natural ingredients and simple designs have earned them a cult following since their launch - a following that we are very much a part of. There's just so much to love, from the creamy textures to the fresh aromas, that it's hard not to be swept up in the hype.
However, we appreciate that not using a popular beauty brand is like not watching a popular TV show: you're fed up of everyone else talking about it and you feel it's too late to start now. But it's not too late, and trust us, once you introduce Mario Badescu to your daily routine you'll wish you started sooner.
So instead of wondering where to begin, read our simple guide to Mario Badescu and jump on the bandwagon.
Mario Badescu Facial Mists and Sprays
The Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray is the cult-classic formula and star product that put Mario Badescu on the map. While it remains a mainstay in many beauty routines, Mario Badescu continues to expand the collection and deliver complexion-enhancing face mists for all skin types and concerns. Whether you need to soothe irritation, boost hydration or give skin the perfect midday pick-me-up, there's a facial spray here to suit.
It's the facial spray that started it all. The Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater is the original formula that quickly became a staple in every makeup and beauty collection. Boasting a blend of fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater, it works to lightly refresh and rehydrate lacklustre skin and can even be used to add moisture and shine to dry hair.
Meet the facial spray that's bursting with calming qualities. This soothing formula from Mario Badescu helps to tackle signs of irritation and redness so that you can enjoy a balanced complexion.
Calming botanicals are mixed with lavender essential water in order to replenish, soothe and hydrate skin, whilst an added infusion of vitamin C combats ageing free radicals and leaves skin with a fresh radiance.
Just a few spritzes of this wonder-working mist is enough to de-stress skin. Use it in the morning, midday or evening and indulge in a dewy glow.
Is your complexion looking a little dull and dreary? Mario Badescu has the perfect remedy.
This facial mist utilises aloe vera, cucumber and peppermint essential water in order to wake up tired skin. It works to invigorate, hydrate, tone and energise, so that you can flaunt a naturally glowy complexion. Not to mention, an added dose of green tea provides powerful antioxidant protection so that you can indulge in refreshed and revitalised skin, for longer.
Mario Badescu Cleansers
Cleansers are the first step in your skin care routine, so Mario Badescu ensures that his are both efficient and effective. This line-up of cleansers has been expertly formulated with high-performing ingredients so that you can reveal squeaky-clean skin in an instant. They work around the clock to remove makeup, dirt, oil and impurities from the surface of your skin so that it looks and feels refreshed.
Understanding that not all complexions are the same, Mario Badescu caters for every skin type, including oily, dry, combination and sensitive.
Introducing, Mario Badescu's best-selling face wash; the Enzyme Cleansing Gel. This lightweight, refreshing gel cleanser looks after your complexion in more ways than one. As well as washing away dirt and makeup, the formula utilises papaya and grapefruit to remove any excess oil and impurities that dull the surface. Skin feels smooth, clean and hydrated and appears visibly bright and refreshed after just a few uses. Ideal for all skin types, it's a game-changer when it comes to skin care.
Take your daily cleansing routine to the next level with this Seaweed Cleansing Soap from Mario Badescu. Fresh, creamy and bursting with skin-loving ingredients, this face wash is your fast track to soft, smooth skin. Marine botanicals are used for their ability to soften and rejuvenate, whilst tiny seaweed grains provide a gentle exfoliation that leaves skin glowing. Men particularly love it, as it helps to reduce ingrown hairs caused by shaving.
Look forward to revealing your brightest, most radiant skin yet. This foaming cleanser from Mario Badescu is supercharged with glycolic acid in order to deep clean skin and break down any makeup, oil and impurities that dull the surface. It provides a gentle exfoliation which refines pores, re-texturises uneven skin and minimises the appearance of fine lines, acne marks and age spots. The result? A smoother, more youthful complexion that's beaming with radiance.
Mario Badescu Acne Range
If there's one thing Mario Badescu is known for, it's his ability to tackle acne-prone complexions. Having expertly identified the three causes of a breakout (overproduction of oil, dead skin cell build-up and bacteria growth in pores), he creates effective and efficient spot-busting formulas to help target and clarify stressed-out skin.
The Mario Badescu acne range features fan-favourite products like the Drying Lotion, as well as cleansers, toners, masks and creams. All of the products are specially developed to banish breakouts in men, women, adults and teens, so everybody can flaunt a clear complexion.
The Silver Powder is the go-to formula if you want to stop your skin from looking slick and shiny by midday. Specially developed for oily, congested skin types, this powder mask clarifies and draws out impurities so that you can flaunt a clear and refined complexion.
A blend of minerals like kaolin clay and zinc oxide purify pores and control oil production, so you never have to worry about a greasy T-zone ruining your fresh-faced look.
This Mario Badescu product has been popping up left, right and centre, in glossy magazines and on social media, and for good reason. It's the effective acne treatment hailed by makeup artists, bloggers and editors, and all you need to clear up stressed skin.
The little pot of goodness is made with a blend of calamine and salicylic acid. Together, they work overnight to soothe and clear up pimples, blemishes and whiteheads without causing further irritation. The next morning, what was once a stubborn spot will be visibly improved – it's like magic. Ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive, this is a must-have for your skin care collection.
Under-the-surface lumps and bumps are the worst. They're sore, painful and take forever to clear up. Thankfully, Mario Badescu has created a formula that'll help speed up the process and put your skin back on track.
The Buffering Lotion is a lightweight, quick-absorbing solution that targets large, under-the-skin spots. It combines soothing ingredients like allantoin and niacinamide to help rebalance skin and improve troubled areas. Simply dab the lotion onto stressed skin and leave it to work its magic overnight.
The Drying Cream from Mario Badescu is the ultimate spot-busting solution. The clarifying cream has been specially formulated to target small bumps, spot clusters and surface blemishes so that you can enjoy clear and calm skin, once more.
Acne-fighting ingredients, such as sulphur, zin oxide and niacinamide, are combined in order to draw out the impurities and rebalance stressed skin, whilst a touch of aloe vera helps to soothe and calm the troubled area.
Mario Badescu Toners
Toners are often an overlooked product in a skincare routine, when in actuality they're a complete game-changer. Acting as a sidekick to your cleanser, toners are a lightweight liquid that can be swept over skin after you've washed your face to remove any stubborn traces of makeup, dirt and impurities. They can also be used to hydrate, calm, soothe and restore the skin's pH balance for a fresh-faced feel.
Mario Badescu has a variety of toners and lotions that will elevate your skincare routine; all you have to do is take your pick!
Mario Badescu bottle the old-age ritual of cucumber eye patches so that your entire face can reap the soothing ad refreshing benefits. The Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is imbued with real bits of cucumber, as well as a nourishing blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, in order to refresh, clear and brighten your complexion.
The lightweight, feather-soft texture delivers a cool and clarifying cleanse that unclogs pores, minimises excess oil and reduces the appearance of T-zone shine.
Deliver a calming cleanse to the skin with a soothing dose of lavender, witch hazel and aloe vera. The nourishing remedy enriches the skin and reveals a bright, clear and fresh complexion. Enjoy renewed clarity to your skin without having to stress about irritation.
Mario Badescu Moisturisers
Mario Badescu serves up an extensive selection of moisturisers so that everyone can find their perfect formula. Whether your skin is problematic, dry or on the oily side, there's a moisturiser within this collection to suit your needs and concerns. The creams and lotions are specially formulated to lock in hydration and keep skin balanced and nourished so that you can flaunt flawless skin through the day and into the night. Mario Badescu moisturisers are a favourite among makeup artists, celebs and beauty bloggers alike, meaning it's a must-have for your skin care collection.
Make every day a good skin day with Mario Badescu's Collagen Moisturiser. Serving up antioxidants, hydration and UVA/UVB protection, this anti-ageing moisturiser is a top pick that's perfect to use all year-round.
A superior blend of collagen and cottonseed oil delivers ultimate hydration, supports skin's elasticity and smooths uneven skin texture. The result? A plumper, firmer complexion that's full of life. Perfect to use alone or under makeup, it's a must-have for your daily skin care regime.
Get up and glow with this Hyaluronic Dew Cream from Mario Badescu.Expertly developed with a unique moisturising complex that utilises squalane and sodium hyaluronate, this gel-cream provides supreme hydration to multiple levels of skin. Better still, a cocktail of green tea, thyme and mineral-rich cucumber boost your natural radiance so that you can rock a fresh-faced finish.
Its lightweight, cool-to-the-touch and oil-free formula means there's no heaviness or greasiness involved, making it suitable for all skin types and ideal to use under makeup.
Looking for a moisturiser that doesn't feel greasy or sit heavy on the skin? Mario Badescu has just the product. This Oil Free Moisturiser is an ultra-absorbent, lightweight formula that delivers long-lasting hydration without clogging the pores. Made with lemongrass extract and allantoin, it works to brighten, balance and soothe skin. As the moisturiser is oil-free, there's no extra shine, making it the perfect option for combo, oily and sensitive skin types.
Yep, this moisturiser really is as good as it sounds. Specially formulated for dry and combination skin, it provides long-lasting, skin-smoothing hydration.
Lactic acid is combined with thyme extract in order to give dull complexions a brightening boost. Dead skin cells are dissolved, and the appearance of fine lines and blemishes are minimised so that you can reveal a natural glow. Not to mention, a mix of allantoin and chamomile provide soothing moisture that lasts from A.M to P.M.
So, we hope that's enough to get you up to speed with Mario Badescu and tells you everything you need about the brand on everyone's lips (and skin). There are many more products in their impressive collection, so have a browse and find the ones to enhance your skin care selection. Or, check out more cult-favourite skincare brands with The INKEY ListSkincare Guide for Beginners.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.
Written by Luke Chapman
After six years of experience in content writing, Luke followed his passion for male grooming, particularly fragrances, hair styling and natural skin care.