Every now and then I like to change up my daily skin care routine. The past few months I’ve been dealing with bad breakouts and acne, which really frustrated me. I started using the Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu and became an instant fan. I wanted to try more of their skin care, so I ordered the Anti-Aging Kit. Not really worried about getting older, so I didn’t buy it to prevent wrinkles or anything… but this set contains glycolic acid, which helps prevents and fight acne. Let me show you the set, and I’ll also show you the Drying Lotion!
The Mario Badescu Anti Aging Kit is a 5 step skincare regime which actively reduces visible signs of ageing.The Anti Aging Kit contains a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, face mask and sample eye cream:
- GLYCOLIC FOAMING CLEANSER
“For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of Glycolic Acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with Herbal Extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2-3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs.”
2. GLYCOLIC ACID TONER
“Help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing the skin with the rejuvenating ingredients found in our Glycolic Acid-based toner. Glycolic Acid and the Alpha Hydroxy Acid found naturally in Grapefruit Extract help achieve younger-looking skin. Aloe Vera is added to soothe your complexion. Alcohol free.”
3. COLLAGEN MOISTURIZER (SPF-15)
“Maintain Healthy Skin. Ultra-lightweight, daily moisture and moderate sun protection all-in-one. Collagen-rich formula protects skin from moisture loss and keeps skin smooth, plump and healthy without the use of heavy oils.”
4. SUPER COLLAGEN MASK
“Firm and tone mature and sensitive skin with this Collagen and clay based mask designed to tighten, nourish, and purify skin. Soothing Oatmeal helps to reduce redness and irritation on sensitive skin.”
5. GLYCOLIC EYE CREAM
“Mature skin showing signs of wrinkles and sun damage will enjoy the benefits of this skin smoothing, rich eye cream. High in antioxidant Vitamin E and a blend of oils for a soft, and more youthful looking eye area.Best used overnight.”
I always start to take my make up off with a micellair water, then I use the foaming cleansing to wash off the remaining bits of make up and really clear the skin. After that it’s time for the toner. I use the collagen mask once of two times during the week; a great mud mask. My skin feels so smooth after using it!
I use the collagen moisturizer every day before I put on my primer and make up. Great moisturizer, love that you don’t have to put your fingers in a jar to use it.
Love the eye cream, it’s not one to use during the day I think, but great to put under the eyes before you go to sleep. My under eye area looks a lot better, still dark circles…but at least now the skin feels smooth and a lot less dry. My skin has feels a lot smoother and hydrated after using this set for a few weeks.
Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu.
Let me share some personal stuff first! I’ve been struggling with acne on my face for a few months, it really frustrated me. I’ve had really bad acne as a teenager, but it totally disappeared after I started using the pill. I only used to have one of two big pimples or little break out areas on my face during my period every month. Well that changed, I decided to try and stop taking the pill (no not trying to get pregnant) to see if it would help me prevent seizures (more info here) and feel less stressed and sometimes even depressed. After all I started using the pill since I was about 14 years old, it was time to give my body a break.
Back to the acne problem!
I saw a Snapchat post of Kylie Jenner, using this product. I googled it, found it in a Dutch webshop and immediately ordered it. I have no shame, I love those Kardashian/Jenner glambarbies. ;)
I didn’t know the product contains two parts, and stupidly almost wanted to shake the bottle. Thankfully I read the instructions first. I use a Q tip and dab a small amount in the pink solution and clear liquid, and then apply it to selected areas on my face. Sometimes I just have two white,pink dots on my face, when I go to sleep, sometimes my face looks like a map. It does slightly burn a bit when applied, but that quickly fades. It’s easy to wash off in the mornings. So remember, don’t shake the bottle!
Where have you been all my life? Why didn’t I know about this little miracle worker? It really shrinks all my pimples down overnight, sometimes in one night, the more ‘under the skin’ ones take about two or three nights. Love it so much, it has been a life saver for me, my skin has cleared up a lot.
I’m glad my Kardashian obsession made me discover this skin care line by Mario Badescu, and I’m eager to try more of their products!
I bought my Anti-Aging set + Drying Lotion at Cosmania.
When the package arrived it came along with a really cute handwritten note.Love that personal touch!
Have you ever tried anything by Mario Badescu?
What’s your holy grail skin care product? Tell me in the comments!
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