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A Gentle New Facial Scrub from a Skincare Giant
Exfoliating scrubs are truly one of the pleasures of life. There’s nothing like a little grit in your face wash to soften and smooth skin, slough off dead skin and to take a wrinkle or two with it along the way. But what scrubs to trust? Some scrubs are too abrasive; some have a creamy texture that does more to clog pores than to clean them. So when Mario Badescu says they’re introducing their new Botanical Exfoliating Scrub ($26) for all skin types, I know to expect good things.
Mario Badescu has been a trusted name in skincare since 1967. The experience of nearly half a century has yielded skincare products that combine the most effaceous ingredients with a botanical base, to give you and me healthy, beautiful skin. All this and an affordable price, too. The simple green and white, no-frills packaging is now iconic in its apothocaric simplicity. Mario’s Botanical Exfoliating Scrub does not disappoint its forerunners, providing that beautiful skin at an affordable price.
I love that the base of the scrub is a gel rather than a cream. The gel is cool, transparent and light, so I don’t feel like I’m smothering my skin. In fact, the gel is comprised of many nourishing botanicals, including ginger, ginkgo, green tea, aloe and coconut. The grit of the scrub is finely ground Ecuadorian Ivory Palm seeds that are not harsh at all, reminding me of a fine sugar scrub or silica such as diatomaceous earth. The scrub does not irritate, but it does rejuvenate.
I also love that this scrub is so gentle that I can use it every day. Due to my sensitive skin and slight roseacea, I usually find that I can only use a facial scrub once a week or so. Soft, clean, supple skin is now mine to be had every day of the week!
The Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is paraben free and, as with all Mario Badescu products, not tested on animals. Also, as with other MB products, there are very few preservatives in this scrub, so the shelf life is slightly diminished (6-8 months). I’m quite sure I will have used all of my 3.4 oz tube long before it expires, however.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you are going to love this scrub! I’d love to hear you share your love of all things Mario Badescu.