Friday, 16 September 2011

Mario Badescu Series Part 1 - Drying Mask

I discovered Mario Badescu through YouTube when i was having a tough time with my skin. This was not the first product i came across, but after having looked into all the different products in the range i decided on 3 or 4 - this being one of them. Mario Badescu is a skincare range for all skin types. There are products specifically for dry, normal, combination or oily skin. Personally i have only looked into the oily skin products. If you would like me to do a series on this brand i would be more than happy too.

This specific product is a drying mask. The products description says:
'Our drying mask for oil, acne prone skin is formulated with Sulfur, an ingredient that reduces surface oil, calms existing acne and prevents future blemishes and breakouts.'

59ml - £16.25
The product is a thick and sticky brown mud texture. Apply a thin layer of this to the skin, either all over the face or just to the affected area and wait for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

It looks pretty gross!!
As the mask dries it goes a lighter grey colour and you skin feels like its tightening up. The first time i used this it was a very weird sensation. It dried so tight i felt like i couldn't move my face. It made me laugh, which made the mask crack, which isn't a bad thing.

It applied to a section of my hand.
Afterwards you are left with skin that feels extremely clean and fresh, but also feels like your pores have tightened up. Its recommended that you use this mask 2 or 3 times a week but no more otherwise you skin will dry out to much. It is also recommended to moisturize after using this product. The drying mask recommends on the back that you use their buffering lotion or drying lotion. Personally i think you can skip this step, depending on how bad your skin is.
I definitely feel that this is a product worth investing in. It really helps dry up any problem areas and make them less noticeable which is what everyone hopes for when in that position.
I don't believe it has a use by date. I have had mine for around a year now and as you can see from the picture above, i haven't used too much of it because I only use it when i need it. All the products from Mario Badescu have been reasonably good i think. Some work better than others, and for me this one works the best.

(A Nail Polish of the day is coming up if your interested in the nail polish on the picture above.)

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