Mario Badescu Skin Care: Before and After1:45 PM
The hyaluronic eye cream is a lightweight but similarly hydrating eye cream with anti-aging properties. The packet I received indicated twice daily use, but I don't put this on in the morning because the hyaluronic acid sensitizes skin to UV light.
The drying mask is similar to Snoe's Detox Clay Mask in texture, smell, function, and effect. I'm glad to have found it. A little goes a very long way.
The drying cream is similar to the Drying Lotion without the anti-inflammatory effect. It's used sparingly, to be blended out onto the skin, so it's ok to use under makeup.
Some before and afters after two weeks of this regimen, sans makeup as usual. I apologize for the difference in color temperature; autumn was transitioning into winter so lighting was particularly unpredictable. While you could make the argument that my pimples were simply running their natural course and fading, I feel that the regimen contributed to the softening and smoothening of my skin, even more than Shiseido's Ibuki line which I am currently testing. I particularly like the enzyme cleansing gel, cucumber lotion/toner, and hydro moisturizer. These are basic, very affordable products that I found effective on my skin, so I'll be picking up full sizes in the future.
Mario Badescu is available at major department stores in the US and in Rustan's in the Philippines.