Yesterday if you popped on over to Design Wonderland you’d see what was on my list of summer essentials. 4 out of the 5 products I featured I have yet to discuss on this blog. Don’t worry, I’m planning on filling you in on all the details but I had to give the Design Wonderland folks some of what I was loving this summer.
I get asked a lot about my skincare routine and I take it as a compliment that people think I have nice skin. I told you guys here on the blog when I turned 30, skin care was a top priority for me. I want my skin to still be glowing and healthy looking when I’m in my 70s! I’m always looking for a great cleanser too, the perfect item that will cleanse without stripping and be gentle yet still remove my makeup.
When I was at the Makeup Show in NY, Nikkia of Silver Lips Beauty told me I HAD to give the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel a try. I love Nikkia because she tells you what works and what doesn’t work and she could only rave about Mario Badescu. She was on point about this cleanser too.
I have combination skin, it can be a bit oily in my T zone and sometimes a bit drier on my cheeks so I find it hard to find the perfect cleanser to balance it all out. The Enzyme Cleanser leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without feeling dry or stripped of all moisture. I apply it with my facial brush when I’m in the shower so that I get a really deep clean or I’ll apply it to my wet face with my hands and then rinse with a wash cloth. It has a very faint scent to it, nothing overpowering or to harsh and it definitely removes all of the makeup I wear on a daily basis. My skin looks hydrated before I even apply my moisturizer or my SPF.
When it comes to skincare, I’m willing to spend more than the drugstore prices for something to keep my skin looking healthy. An 8 ounce bottle is $12 and a 16 oz bottle is $20, if you’re not sure about the facial wash I’d suggest that you go with the smaller bottle first. Next on my list to try is their Corrective Complex Emulstion and the Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E. I think with just a single bottle of face wash, Mario Badescu has made me a huge fan.
Have you tried Mario Badescu before? What’s your skincare routine like?