Another skincare review! I have become a bit too obsessed with skin care as of lately, but could that ever really be a bad thing? Maybe for my bank account 😛 Lately, I have been testing out Mario Badescu products mostly a part of my nighttime routine. I picked up the ‘Glycolic Acid Toner’, ‘Protein Night Cream’, and the ‘Glycolic Eye Cream’. I also picked up the ‘Caviar Night Cream’ but that will be for another blog post. I have been using these products for almost two months now.
The description of the ‘Glycolic Acid Toner’ states, “refresh, exfoliate, and help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles”. Since this toner is free of alcohol it definitely refreshes and does not dry out my skin. Usually toners can include a high amount of alcohol which causes your skin to dry out even more. Another great pro is that I have definitely seen the smoothening of my skin just a bit. My skin is a bit textured in the forehead area and that has finally calmed down from when I first began using this toner. In terms of softening fine lines and wrinkles, I’ll let you know in a few years.
My skin does lean towards being combination for the most part; the driest it is would be in the colder months. The ‘Protein Night Cream’ is more recommended for mature or dry skin but I decided to try it out during the colder months. It claims to “immediately soften and rejuvenate” and also not “leave a greasy feeling by morning”. This does soften my skin as soon as I apply it and a LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. The one thing I do not like about it is it’s quite greasy when initially applied. When I do wake up, the product has been absorbed into my skin but I would prefer to go to bed with a non-greasy feeling. The smell is also a tad unconventional in my opinion but it’s not too big of a deal. For a fragrance sensitive individual, the smell is not that bad.
Lastly, we have the ‘Glycolic Eye Cream’. Similar to the ‘Protein Night Cream’, it is quite concentrated and a little surely goes a long way. It has the same greasy finish but when I wake up the product has all been absorbed into my skin. This claims to be for anti-aging, fights wrinkles and deeply hydrates the eye area. When I apply any eye cream, I tend to go around the entire area including under the eyes, around the eye area, and the eyelids as well. I can confirm that it is extremely hydrating and absorbs quite well into the skin by the time I wake up. As for fighting wrinkles, those results will be posted in a few years.
I would definitely recommend these products for anyone with dry to severely dry skin since the products are so deeply hydrating. I will continue using these products and maybe switch things up by trying out the ‘Caviar Night Cream’. Although, I will most likely not use the night or eye cream during the warmer months and probably switch them out for lighter formulas.
Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):
- Glycolic Acid Toner: $23
- Protein Night Cream: $28
- Glycolic Eye Cream: $25
- Caviar Night Cream: $28
*Prices are from ulta.com*
Until Next Time!