Mario Badescu Skincare Guide For Beginners

By Luke Chapman -
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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.

The Facial Mists and Sprays

Best for: All skin.

What is it? They're the brand's bestselling range and the place where their success was born.

Benefits: Everything. Whether you want to boost hydration, soothe irritation or just give your skin a refreshing boost, these sprays and mists can do it all.

The products:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs & Rosewater

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs & Rosewater

It's only right we start off with the product that kickstarted it all. Combining aloe vera, herbs and rosewater, the refreshing formula is tailored for when your skin needs a quick pick-me-up. Lightweight and hydrating, it instantly melts into the skin for immediate moisture.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe; Chamomile & Lavender

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe; Chamomile & Lavender

Once you explore depths of Mario Badescu you'll notice one commonality between the products: aloe vera. The soothing plant is found in the majority of their products, and this time it blends with chamomile and lavender to gently calm the skin. Combat redness and irritation with this soothing spray.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Cucumber & Green Tea

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Cucumber & Green Tea

Yes, another facial spray centred around aloe vera. Cucumber and green tea are the supporting ingredients, working to revitalise tired skin. Instantly energise the skin to reveal a fresh, healthy and awakened complexion full of hydration.

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The Cleansers

Best for: All skin

What is it? They remove impurities, dirt, grime and excess sebum to reveal a cleansed complexion.

Benefits: Prepares the skin for serums and moisturisers by removing impurities. A vital step to maintaining blemish-free skin

The products:

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

An all-in-one formula, Mario Badescu's bestselling cleanser tackles all sorts of skin concerns. Prevent bad breakouts, banish impurities and reduce excess oil with this multi-purpose remedy that's powered by salicylic acid. Calming botanicals such as aloe, chamomile and thyme help the gentle exfoliation to reveal your purest skin yet.

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Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Coming in a gel form, this potent cleanser is Mario Badescu's bestselling face wash. Invigorating and purifying, it washes away dirt whilst papaya and grapefruit remove excess oil and impurities. The result? Refreshed skin that's clear, hydrated and smooth.

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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Introducing the cleanser power of glycolic acid. This dynamic formula offers a variety of skin care benefits: unclog pores, retexture uneven skin, break down makeup, banish impurities and minimise the appearance of fine lines with just one application. Yep, all that from just one cleanser - we sense you're starting to understand why Mario Badescu is such a favourite.

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The Acne Range

Best for: Anyone who suffers from acne, breakouts and impurities

What is it? A collection of soothing formulas that calm acne-prone skin

Benefits: Prevents future breakouts, produces clearer skin and reduces excess oil

The products:

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Those of you with particularly oily skin, this one is for you. Instead of tolerating a shiny veneer throughout the day, this expert formula controls oil production to negate the risk of a greasy T-Zone. Kaolin clay and zinc oxide purify the skin and unclog pores to produce a matte complexion.

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

One of Mario Badescu's standout products, the Drying Lotion has become the holy grail of anti-acne products. It combines calamine and salicylic acid to minimise the appearance of pimples, spots and blackheads to reveal your clearest complexion yet. It's a miracle product that works wonders for acne-prone skin.

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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Getting rid of blackheads and pimples is a doddle compared to banishing the pesky bumps that lie underneath the skin's surface. A potent blend of allantoin and niacinamide penetrates the skin to soothe it from the inside out. Wake up with smoother, more balanced and even skin after letting this night cream take action overnight.

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Mario Badescu Drying Cream

Mario Badescu Drying Cream

This dynamic formula targets all kinds of acne. It combats bumps, small clusters and visible blemishes to produce a clearer and smoother complexion. Sulfur, zin oxide and niacinamide, three anti-acne hero ingredients, combine to draw out impurities and rebalance the skin, whilst a calming dose of Aloe Vera soothes problem areas.

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The moisturisers

Best for: All skin

What is it? Moisturisers usually come in the form of creams and lotions. They're typically used after cleansers in a skin care routine.

Benefits: They provide hydration to the skin and reveal a smooth complexion with a soft texture.

The products:

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturiser SPF 15

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturiser SPF 15

Collagen has become a staple of skin care routines and for good reason. The anti-ageing ingredient has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin and reveal a youthful complexion. It's the centre of this moisturiser and is complemented by an SPF rating of 15 to keep your youthful looks protected.

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream

The skin care queens and kings out there know about the moisturising qualities of hyaluronic acid. The super ingredient can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, and that boundless hydration forms the fulcrum of this nourishing cream. Complementing hyaluronic acid, green tea, thyme and mineral-rich cucumber deliver a freshness to your complexion.

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Mario Badescu Honey Moisturiser

Mario Badescu Honey Moisturiser

Feel as sweet as honey with this delectable moisturiser. This clever formula sinks into the outer layer of the skin to block free radicals and harmful pollutants from tarnishing your complexion. Formulated with honey, vitamins and AHA's, it produces a silky-smooth and soft skin texture with a radiant glow.

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The Toners

Best for: All skin

What is it? A lightweight liquid that preps the skin for serums, moisturisers and primers.

Benefits: Provides a quick boost of hydration, removes dirt, cleanses your pores and restores the skin's pH balance.

The products:

Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner

Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner

Suitable for all skin types yet purposely designed for sensitive skin, this Mario Badescu toner harnesses the refreshing power of Aloe Vera to deliver moisture to the skin. Rebalance the skin, remove blemishes and give a boost of hydration with each application.

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Mario Badescu Lavender Witch Hazel Toner

Mario Badescu Lavender Witch Hazel Toner

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.

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The Eye Creams

Best for: All skin

What is it? A cream that is often best used overnight and the last step of an evening routine.

Benefits: Brightens the delicate area around the eye, enlivens the skin and transforms a tired appearance to an awakened complexion.

The products:

Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream

Mario Badescu Glycolic Eye Cream

Mario Badescu eye creams have become incredibly sought-after, and for good reason. The Glycolic Acid Eye Cream is purposely created to negate signs of ageing and reveal youthful looks. Rich and creamy, the nourishing remedy is the secret to younger looking skin and instantly takes years off your complexion.

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Mario Badescu Chamomile Eye Cream

Mario Badescu Chamomile Eye Cream

Welcome a soothing stream of chamomile into your evening routine and notice smoother skin around the eye. Enriched with Vitamin E, this deluxe formula protects against free radicals to maintain a fresh complexion.

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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.

Luke Chapman

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.