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Mario Badescu Skin Care Guide For Beginners

By Carly Cochrane and 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.


Mario Badescu Facial Mists and Sprays

Topping the must-have lists of beauty influencers, editors and bloggers, Mario Badescu facial sprays are simply iconic.

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.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs & Rosewater

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs & Rosewater

$7.00

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 lackluster skin and can even be used to add moisture and shine to dry hair.

The fine mist effortlessly sinks into skin, without leaving a greasy or sticky film, making it great to use as a primer or makeup setting spray.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe; Chamomile & Lavender

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe; Chamomile & Lavender

$7.00

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 aging 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.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Cucumber & Green Tea

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Cucumber & Green Tea

$7.00

Is your complexion looking a little dull and dreary? Mario Badescu has the perfect remedy.

This facial mist utilizes aloe vera, cucumber and peppermint essential water in order to wake up tired skin. It works to invigorate, hydrate, tone and energize, 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 revitalized skin, for longer.

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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.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap

$14.00

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.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

$14.00

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 utilizes 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.

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Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

$16.00

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-texturizes uneven skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, acne marks and age spots. The result? A smoother, more youthful complexion that's beaming with radiance.

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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-favorite 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.

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

Mario Badescu Silver Powder

$12.00

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.

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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

$12.75 $17.00 (25% off)

This Mario Badescu product has been popping up left, right and center, 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.

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Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

$19.00

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.

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Mario Badescu Drying Cream

Mario Badescu Drying Cream

$17.00 $18.00 (6% off)

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 sulfur, zinc 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.

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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 Aloe Vera Toner

Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner

$11.25

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.

Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion

Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion

$10.50 $11.00 (5% off)

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, minimizes excess oil and reduces the appearance of T-zone shine.

Mario Badescu Lavender Witch Hazel Toner

Mario Badescu Lavender Witch Hazel Toner

$14.00

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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Mario Badescu Moisturizers

Mario Badescu serves up an extensive selection of moisturizers so that everyone can find their perfect formula. Whether your skin is problematic, dry or on the oily side, there's a moisturizer 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 moisturizers are a favorite among makeup artists, celebs and beauty bloggers alike, meaning it's a must-have for your skin care collection.

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturiser SPF 15

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15

$24.00

Make every day a good skin day with Mario Badescu's Collagen Moisturizer. Serving up antioxidants, hydration and UVA/UVB protection, this anti-aging moisturizer 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.

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream

$26.00

Get up and glow with this Hyaluronic Dew Cream from Mario Badescu. Expertly developed with a unique moisturizing complex that utilizes 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.

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Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturiser

Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer

$20.00

Looking for a moisturizer that doesn't feel greasy or sit heavy on the skin? Mario Badescu has just the product. This Oil Free Moisturizer 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 moisturizer is oil-free, there's no extra shine, making it the perfect option for combo, oily and sensitive skin types.

Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser

Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer

$18.00

Yep, this moisturizer 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 minimized 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.

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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. Or, check out more cult-favorite skincare brands with The INKEY ListSkincare Guide for Beginners.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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.

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