Okay this might sound like one of those ads from Proactiv but here it comes — I have the most annoying skin in the world; it is acne prone, it’s somewhat dry on the cheeks, but I have an oily t-zone, I suffer from whiteheads and I have rosacea/reactive redness. It has a lot do with my genes. My dad is red all the time and my mom suffered from acne all the way until her late 30s. It used to be very amusing to watch her use topical acne creams, like a teenager, at that age. On second thought, it won’t be so amusing if I end up in the same boat as her! :S
Although my doctor has helped me break the acne cycle by prescribing me Spironolactone, I have to be very careful with the products I use or my skin breaks out again. About a month ago, I was looking for a light-weight, non-oily moisturizer with SPF and that’s when I came across the Mario Badescu line of skin care products. I spent a good couple of hours on their website narrowing in on the right moisturizer and finally settled for the Mario Badescu Suncare (SPF-30). When I first received the bottle, I have to admit, I was my suspicious self. The consistency of the moisturizer seemed thick and I just assumed it was going to make my face feel greasy. But this moisturizer is deceptive like that. The thickness actually makes it easier to apply and once it’s on your face, it disappears. I use it once a day and my face feels moisturized all day long without a trace of shine on it. This moisturizer is for people with combination/sensitive skin and I feel that it really works. It controls the oil on my t-zone, without drying out my cheeks.
This light-weight formula contains Aloe vera gel and Eucalyptus oil and after using this product for about a month now, my rosacea has considerably decreased! And (this is the best part) it doesn’t even smell bad, like most products made for sensitive/acne prone skin do! It’s no surprise then that Mario Badescu has a huge celebrity following, from Oprah and Eva Longoria to Jennifer Aniston and Rachel Bilson. Check their hall of fame out!
Now that I can trust Mario Badescu products, I just filled out the skincare consulting questionnaire on their website, to get a skin care regimen that’s exclusively made for me! They mail you free samples that are especially made for your skin type and you can try them out before picking the ones you want to buy. I’m so excited to hear back from them!
Psst! Apart from their huge line of products, their facials are also getting a lot of positive reviews. Watch this space for a review on it later. And if you end up getting one before me, I would love to get some feedback.
Until next time, then, keep smiling! 🙂