Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Around the World with Mario Badescu

Ah, you know me and skincare. I am always up to trying a good skincare that could enhance my skin appearance. In fact, if I am honest, I have not been as excited for makeup as I did for skincare for a long time. For me as a mom, everyday is pretty much a no makeup day, therefore, I need to have a good skincare routine to keep my skin in a mint condition. It is so that I can look good without any makeup on. I have also been noticing that the lesser makeup I wear and the healthier I eat, the lesser  skin problems I have. I simply don't mind the scars that are almost faded or the redness. I embrace my own flaws as they come. 

In the past few weeks, I have been lucky enough to try two new skincare gems from Mario Badescu. It came at the perfect time when I was having that one red bump aka pimple on the side of the bridge of my nose (see below). I have also ran out of my well loved SK II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion which I used as a toner. So, I thought the Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner could fill in the void. And just like the doctor has prescribed I also received the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion to help with the attention seeking pimple.

I have been testing the two products for quite a while that I have seen incredible results from. I have also been traveling with them to the Netherlands to see if they work just as well. 

Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Gel), Grapefruit (Citrus Gradis) Extract, Glycolic Acid. 

I love how simple the ingredients are. Absolutely no nasties and no alcohol which could dry your skin up. At first sight,nI thought this could be my next great toner. With 2% Glycolic Acid, it is gentle enough for everyday use, two times a day. 
Since my skin condition has changed to dry combo, it is still alright to use as a toner twice a day in a Malaysian weather. However, I found that, it is a bit too harsh to use on a more temperate weather setting in the Nerherlands. Instead, I use it only once a day. 
This toner changes my skin in a way that it makes them looking lively and radiant. My skin feels extremely soft as if it has been gently exfoliated. I saw my acne scars have lighten and diminished in its darkness. 
Personally, for me, I could never live without a toner in my skincare routine. I simply love the feeling of clarifying, cleaning and exfoliating my skin with a toner. I have never gone a day without a toner in my skincare routine. As a creature of habit, I have always gravitated towards exfoliating toner. If you have not experienced the marvel of an exfoliating toner then check out Luxola 
For only RM 100 you will get a whopping 8 oz. worth of product that could last you 3 months. I love everything about this miracle worker. It contains more product than my SK II FTCL and it is reasonably cheap as well. Most importantly, it works!! 

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion

Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Hydrolyzed Serum Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein,Pyridoxine, Niacinamide, Panthenol,Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, Biotin

Now, this was a product that got me curious about what it actually is. According to the website, it aims to battle redness from cystic acne and under the skin pimples while preventing new ones from emerging. I have to say that it had me saying yes all the way that I need this as my spot treatment. I rarely get cystic acne now but occasionally it makes a point to pop up to remind me of my youth, so to speak. 

So, I have been religiously applying it on my acne and voila a week later, the redness has gone and the remnants of the acne is non-existent (see the photo above). No bumps, no flare ups. I would say, this product is great if you have that occasional spots. It is very gentle yet it works. It does not leave any white residue on the skin so it is invisible under makeup and a great daytime treatment as well. I am very happy with the product and so glad that Luxola carries it for only RM 80. 

I will be continuing using the products and if you are interested to try them now, you can enjoy 15% off your first order by typing the promo code BLX-FATIMAHEARTS at the checkout. Your skin is the main priority as it will be the skin you will have for years to come. 

Are you ready to zap off your acne nightmare for good? 

1 comment:

  1. yeay thanks kak for the review! i'm gonna get that buffering lotion when i run out of my current acne gel (using Papulex now) ^_^


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