Mario Badescu Botanical Face Gel
Does Not Help Control Oily Skin
I'd heard great things about this face gel for people with oily skin. However, after using it for over two weeks, it did not help my skin at all as I'd hoped. Unfortunately, I had to return the item.
This is THE facial cleanser. It thoroughly cleanses without drying out the skin or leaving it oily. I would never use anything else.
I tried it as a sample and absolutely love this cleanser. Very gentle but exfoliating, face feels so clean and smooth. I have oily skin, frequent breakouts and this become my daily cleanser - oiliness is reduced, haven't had even 1 breakout in the last month (used to have them every week, as soon as one goes down - the other come out). This is an excellent cleanser. It is not foamy but cleans very very well!
Great Product for a Great Price
I have been using Mario Badescu's skin care products twice a day (morning and night) religiously for 6 months and I have noticed an improvement in my skin.
While living in California I had combination skin during the warmer months (normal on the cheeks, slightly oily on the T-zone) and normal/dry skin during the colder months (slightly dry on the cheeks and normal on the T-zone). I moved to Hawaii 3.5 years ago and my skin did not like the huge increase in humidity. My skin went to slightly oily on the cheeks and oily on the T-zone. I had also started to break out with acne (deep red bumps). I started using Mario Badescu's Cucumber Cleansing Lotion to help control my oil and break outs and it worked for me.
The product comes in simple packaging (which is one way in which they are able to keep their prices affordable). It is an orange colored gel. This product does not lather so if that is important to you in a cleanser, then you will not like it. It removes oil and make up well and leaves your skin feeling clean but not dried out. It has a pleasant but not strong smell. I use this to cleanse my skin in the morning and in the evening I use Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser with the Sonicare cleansing brush. I also tone with Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion and apply Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector morning and night, and Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer SPF50 in the morning. This skin care regimen helped to control the oil production of my skin and prevent break outs. Before, I would constantly have a shiny T-zone and need to use oil blotting papers by midday but not after using this product!
After just a few days, I noticed that the texture of my skin was improved. My skin looked smoother and pores were less noticeable. Over a few weeks, the pigmentation of my skin looked more even and less blotchy. The scars from my break outs were the first to fade and eventually the sun spots that I have on the tops of my cheeks were lighter too. I was never a heavy liquid foundation wearer but I usually always wear compact powder to even out my skin tone. After using this product, I feel like I don't have to.
Overall, this is a great product for use on any type of skin.