If you’re not already addicted to legendary (and wallet-friendly) skincare brand Mario Badescu, then you’re about to be. It’s one of those brands that has a product (or 10) for just about everything. Dry patches? Shiny T-zone? Breakouts? Acne scars? You name it, Mario Badescu has a product for it.
But the question is, where to start? With so many Mario Badescu products to choose from it can be hard to know which ones will really help your skin, so we’ve tried and tested them all to figure out which will be the best for each and every skin type.
– A dull/grey complexion
– Rough texture
– Flaky red patches
– Sore, itchy skin
If you have dry skin, you’ll need to go the extra mile – which means making lip balm application part of your daily routine. The skin on our lips is incredibly thin, so it easily becomes dry and chapped – especially if you’re already prone to dryness elsewhere. This deeply nourishing balm will quickly repair dry lips.
Moisturising is obviously essential if you have dry skin, but it’s important that you get the right one for you. Specifically designed for dry skin, this rich cream uses emollients to attract moisture to the skin and form a protective film over the skin. This film traps moisture and prevents it from escaping.
– Shiny skin (especially on the T-zone)
– Enlarged pores
It’s especially important to keep oily skin hydrated as depriving it of moisture can cause it to overproduce its own oils. Hydrating, balancing, and protecting skin (with its SPF formula), this lightweight, water-based lotion moisturises skin without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores with unnecessary oils.
You experience a combination of:
– Excess oil
– Clogged pores
– Shiny T-zone
– Dryness on cheeks/jaw/hairline
– Flaky/red patches
Gentle but exfoliating cleansers are ideal for combination skin but can be hard to come by. This thick, creamy formula efficiently cleanses without making skin feel dry or tight. What’s more, it doesn’t need water and can be removed with just cotton pads so your skin can get a good cleanse without feeling imbalanced.
– Oily patches
– Painful/swollen red blemishes
– Cystic breakouts (under the skin spots)
– Congestion (patches of breakouts)
– Red marks (post-acne pigmentation)
If you’re dealing with a breakout, resist the urge to pick it (since this will cause more harm than good). Instead, apply this fast-acting treatment – the calamine, camphor, and sulfur dries up and shrinks the blemish (without irritating the surrounding skin) while salicylic acid clear the pore and zinc reduces inflammation and prevents scarring.
If you have acne-prone skin, resist the urge to use harsh scrubs and physical exfoliants – these will just irritate and inflame your breakouts further. Using this exfoliating acid instead is a much better way to treat congestion and will also help to remove deep-rooted blackheads, clear pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent scarring.
When you have acne it can be tempting to go in hard with strong products and harsh ingredients – but it’s important to remember that in most cases these will just inflame your acne and make it worse. This mask goes against the grain of conventional acne treatments – using natural-inflammatories like zinc, lemon, and otameal to calm swelling, redness, and pain.
– Irritation (easily triggered)
– Uneven tone and texture
– Reactions to products