Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Want to freshen up your skin for spring?  Mario Badescu’s newest product, Botanical Exfoliating Scrub ($26), comes to the rescue.

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

I am a big believer in exfoliation and I always make sure to do a facial scrub once a week. Getting rid of that dead skin helps to prevent breakouts and also helps the effectiveness of your skin products like serums and creams. Mario Badescu, a great high-end department store line that is wonderfully affordable, sent the latest addition to their skin care line to try. I definitely like this one – it smooths, brightens, and refreshes skin with a combination of finely ground Ecuadorean Ivory Palm seeds and a blend of energizing botanicals.

Mario Badescu Exfoliating Scrub swatch

This is a clear gel with tiny scrubbies that are very gentle but also effective. Ecuadorian Ivory Palm seeds are ecologically harvested and are a sustainable product from the rainforest. The process used to grind the seeds gives them a smooth polishing. So while they are great for exfoliating they don’t tear up the skin, instead leaving it fresh and glowy. Another key ingredient is coconut extract, which is excellent for hydrating even extremely sensitive skin. Also included are ginger extract and green tea extract as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, and gingko extract to increase collagen and elasticity.

The Botanical Exfoliating Scrub became available a few days ago on mariobadescu.com, and will be at Ulta and Nordstrom in May 2015.  – Lisa

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It’s Mario Badescu savings time at Ulta on March 28th

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press sample, sponsored

Two of my favorite items are on sale at Ulta during 21 Days of Beauty on Saturday March 28th. I’ve become enamored with Bare Minerals Lash Domination mascara and it will be 50% off that day. Plus the entire Mario Badescu line will be 25% off. You don’t want to miss this sale. I don’t think you can find a better one on Mario Badescu. But ShopAtHome.com can make it even better!

ShopAtHome.com is rebating 4% of your purchases from Ulta through April 4, 2015. Why wouldn’t you want to get money back on your favorite buys? I sure want to do that.  Last week I wrote about ShopAtHome but did you pay attention? ShopAtHome.com is an online coupon and Cash Back site that partners with thousands of online retailers and more than 60 million members to deliver savings and rewards. Now why would you miss out on coupons and cash back? It’s so easy, just start at ShopAtHome.com and click the site you want to shop at. ShopAtHome will open to that site and you are done. You’ll earn the cash back in your account.

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Now let’s talk about Mario Badescu. We have several reviews of the brand because it’s a favorite here on Beauty Info Zone. The Mario Badescu item that I’ve used for the longest time of any is the DRYING POTION. I get the occasional breakout and of course they are always in the most obvious places. I don’t like concealer on top of my breakouts because I think it can infect them more and it can make them look very obvious. So the solution is to great rid of them as quickly as possible. The solution to that is Mario Badescu Drying Potion.

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

This magical concoction works quickly for me. It dries up the ugliness in a relatively short amount of time so that I can continue looking less like a teenager and more like an adult.

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

You need to be careful with Drying Potion. Do NOT shake it. I didn’t know that the first time I bought it and wondered why there were so many raves. Now I know the “secret”. Leave the bottle upright, use a cotton swab (aka q-tip) and just dip it into the bottle so that you pick up the pink solution at the bottom. The swab will also pick up the clear solution above. Dab it on but don’t rub it on (another “secret” you need to know). That’s it. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

Mario Badescu Drying Potion is great for whiteheads and new pimples just forming. It’s also recommended for back acne or chest breakouts. It’s sensitive enough to use on all skintypes. And if someone in your household gets a mosquito bite, you’ve got the solution for that right in this bottle.

Mario Badescu Drying Potion is normally $17. For Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty it’s 25% off therefore it’s $12.75 on 3/28/15 only. Plus you’ll earn back 4% from shopathome.com bringing that down to $12.24 while you earn 51 cents more in your ShopAtHome account. And the more you buy, the more you save.

No matter what days you are shopping at Ulta during this special, always start at ShopAtHome.com. — Marcia

 

INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Alcohol,Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Camphor, Sulfur, Resorcinol, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Glycerin

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Mario Badescu Drying Potion

Post written in collaboration with ShopAtHome.com, press sample included