A little while ago I reviewed the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion here, which I love, and have recently brought home the Healing Cream to match.
~ ~ ~
Price: ( $ ) $26.95, available from Mecca Cosmetica + Mecca Maxima stores and website.
Application: There are a few ways you could use this. Morning or night, as a serum under moisturiser or alone. After much trialling, I decided I usually prefer it as a patch treatment under moisturiser at night. Only a very small amount is required as it spreads well.
Thoughts: At first I was skeptical this did anything, but after perseverance I have to say it does help. The Drying Lotion tends to do just that – dry the skin out – but if you have quite a few blemishes around the same area as I do, using the Drying Lotion on all of them ends up making the skin dry and flaky. Enter Healing Cream. It is a reasonably thick, whipped consistency that has a very botanical and pleasant fragrance. For my skin, it takes a little warming up and working into the skin to absorb, but after a few minutes it disappears. I find if I use the Healing Cream for a few days it is quite effective in quickly diminishing dry patches, much faster than a regular moisturiser. The soothing properties mean less redness, and it is supposed to help acne heal faster and with less scarring, which is always a big plus in my book! I can’t say whether it helps scarring (as I have a lot regardless) but it does speed up the healing process.
Conclusion: While something I often forget to use, Healing Cream is quite effective. Oily skins may prefer to use only at night. It would be great in winter for sensitive or drier skins, or anyone prone to flakiness or dry patches too!
~ ~ ~
This is something I had lusted after for quite a while, the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Now, I know this has probably been done to death by just how famous it is, but seriously this stuff works, so I want to rave about it too.
I don’t know about everyone else, but since I’ve been in my early twenties, my skin has lost it’s mind. I had regular break-outs as a teenager, but now they are just terrible. Apparently it is a common thing for women at this age, which is unfortunate, and is why Mario Badescu is a lifesaver. Who wants to be feeling ultra self-conscious about breakouts at work or university at 25? Not me.
~ ~ ~
Price: $26.95 ( $$ )
Application: DO NOT SHAKE. Moisturise your face first, if you are going to. Use a cotton bud to dip in then apply only to the affected area so it entirely covers it. I found after a few days use it can really dry skin out, so I have taken to making sure the area is extra moisturised before application. It does take a while to dry, so don’t smear it over everything by accident before it has a chance to work. I would be careful with sensitive skin, and if you love to scrub, dial it down a bit while you test out the limits of this product on your own skin.
Thoughts: To be honest, from what I had read and been told about this product I did kinda expect it to be an instant overnight fix. I think that if you applied it to smaller breakouts, it would be, but on more serious ones (even if caught early) I still had to use it several nights. For me however that is brilliant, because sometimes a breakout for me lasts weeks, whereas with this it is limited to days. Be warned, it smells extremely strong, and kinda gives the impression you’ve just doused yourself with toxic chemicals. For me, that’s not great, but I am just so over continuous breakouts, so this product gets a big tick in my book. Apparently there is a Healing Cream to match, and if anyone has tried this I would love to hear the results!
Conclusion: A very effective product, and if I need to I will purchase again.
~ ~ ~