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.
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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!
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