Product Review: Mario Badescu skincare

Mario Badescu skincare has been a long time favorite for many, especially in it’s home town of New York City. One of the reasons I’ve grown to like the brand over the years is that they have very specific, problem-solving products to address most skincare needs. Here are some of the products I’ve used to target specific concerns, and had good results with.


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great problem-solvers from Mario Badescu
If your skin is hyper sensitive, or you suffer from rosacea, the Keratoplast Cream Soap is a fantastic product to soothe and cleanse without irritation. This soap will not foam up much, but it is creamy and purifying. I do recommend using makeup remover wipes or micellar cleansing water to thoroughly remove any SPF or makeup products prior to using this soap, just to ensure a proper cleansing. But Keratoplast known to reduce redness and irritation, and help keep sensitive skin soothed.

If you have combination or oily skin, the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion makes for a great toner. I recommend this if you feel you need something a little more high-powered than witch hazel. I also tend to use this more in summer, or more humid climates, since this will help cut down on oil production in the skin. My step-daughter and husband particularly like it, as it also helps to control breakouts. Use this as a toner on a cotton pad, after cleansing, and before moisturizer.

My favorite eye cream is from Mario Badescu, so I’m always on the lookout for their products. Since it’s good to continually evaluate the needs of your skin over time, you may also find that exploring options for targeting specific concerns will give you better and faster results. Luckily, you can usually find this brand easily, and see if these solutions work for you. 

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Beauty Topic: seasonal skincare switch

Now that it is officially Fall, it’s time to swap out some of your skincare to plan ahead for dry and colder air. Two of my favorites come from Clinique, because they are effective, incredibly gentle, and can be used comfortably by just about any skin type. It is essential to treat your skin according to climate changes, since no amount of makeup can cover up poor skincare choices. If you plan ahead accordingly, you’ll easily transition from Fall into Winter.

Top cleanser pick for Fall: Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser


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my go-to cleanser for fall and winter

If you have combination skin, it will naturally be oilier in Summer, and drier in Winter. Add in sensitivity (like me) and occasional breakouts, and you’ve got one of the most finicky types of skin to care for. That is why I love this cleanser, because it is fragrance free, removes ALL traces of makeup and debris, and is incredibly gentle to skin. Plus, a little goes a long way. Not kidding about that – if you apply too much, you’ll be rinsing for a while. When I worked for Clinique, they always had us recommend this in addition to the 3-step skincare regimen, as only a makeup remover. But to be honest, I found that it was just fine using it as my cleanser and then toning and moisturizing after. If I used soap after I washed with this cleanser, it dried me out too much. Regardless, I love this cleanser to keep my skin comforted and balanced as the weather starts to get transitional.
Top intense moisturizer for Fall: Clinique Moisture Surge


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one of the most versatile moisturizers for fall
Simply put, this stuff is a dry skin saver. It can be layered over other moisturizers for a boost in hydration, used as a mask, mixed with foundation to create a tinted moisturizer, and makes skin feel extra smooth after applying serums. Fragrance free as well, it calms chafed and irritated skin. I usually get really dry skin around my nose during winter, and this prevents cracking and peeling. Even oily skins will love the gel-cream texture, since it feels weightless and will not add shine.

Give these a try if you have difficult skin to care for. Both of these last a while, so you’ll great a great value as well. Enjoy! 

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