Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Mario Badescu: Best Products for Oily Skin

Mario Badescu Oily Skin Acne Products Drying Lotion Oil Free Moisturiser Rosewater Facial Spray aloe Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Mario Badescu is a brand I have tried quite a few products from before. They are affordable and easily available, both online and on the highstreet. However, my skin has definitely gotten along with certain products better than others. I have quite oily skin and suffer with fairly bad cystic acne, my skin is also quite red and relatively sensitive, meaning finding products that suit my skin is not an easy task. 

About a year ago I started using the Enzyme Cleaning Gel because although my skin needs quite a bit of exfoliation, I was finding specific exfoliators too harsh. I realised that instead of a harsher treatment product (i.e one I would use once or twice a week) I needed to incorporate something much gentler but that I could use every day. I had previously had a sample of the Enzyme Cleansing Gel and whilst I liked it, there wasn't really enough to see significant benefit. However, having gone back to it and bought a full sized bottle, over the past year I have really noticed a long term difference in the quality of my skin. Firstly it is much smoother, to the extent that it is visibly noticeable and my foundation generally applies much more evenly. Secondly, I have also seen a small reduction in the amount of acne I have been getting. I have also noticed a significant reduction in the size of any clogged pores that tend to gather around my nose. Unfortunately I think my acne is hormonally related so no product is going to to cure it but I do believe through the gentle but increased exfoliation it has contributed to a reduction in the amount of cysts that have been able to form. 

In order to tackle the acne that does still push its way to the front, I have been using the legendary Drying Lotion, which really does live up to the hype. I don't need to sing its praises too much because its efficacy is hardly a secret amongst skincare enthusiasts but it really is worth trying if you haven't. It's recommended to use it at night and generally reduces the size of my cysts overnight, if not completely shrink them. Although it contains Salicylic Acid, which is a common acne fighting ingredient, I think it is the Sulphur and Zinc combo that really does the job. Coupled with the Enzyme Cleansing Gel my skin is the clearest it's been in about a decade! 

After cleaning, I then use the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, both very soothing calming ingredients for skin and I notice a little less redness after application as well as a bit more hydration. I have used straight Rosewater on my skin for years and made a few of my own toners before using it as a base as it is a very effective natural ingredient for redness. I will admit that if my bank account is a little empty this is the product out of the four listed that I will skip if needed, but it is pretty affordable and does keep my skin a bit more hydrated and soothed. 

Whilst the other three products listed here I have heard a lot about before, I have never really heard much about Mario Badescu's moisturisers. Trying to find a moisturiser for oily skin is always challenge and I have never really had much luck with finding one. However, considering I hadn't heard much about it before, Mario Badescu's Oil Free Moisturiser is really great. It is one of the few I have found that doesn't break me out or irritate my skin but still gives just enough to keep my skin in good condition. It is quite a light, thin formula but it balances the need for moisture (because it's still super important for oily skin) without being too heavy to absorb fully. I would definitely recommend giving it a go if, like me, you have always struggled to find a moisturiser you get along with. 

I hope this was helpful oily skin friends! I
f you try any of these products let me know how you get on!



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