[Beauty] My Acne Treatment with Mario Badescu

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If you think acne is something only happens to teenagers, then you are very wrong. Acne can happen to anyone, and it can get very serious at times. For years, I have been battling with acne issues and because of this, I have to be extra careful when it comes to applying any products onto my face.
 
Thanks to Luxola, I was given a chance to try out products from Mario Badescu. Mario Badescu personalized in skin care and acne treatment, and their products have proven to help in fighting acne, treating rosacea, controlling teen acne, and help with aging skin. Among the long product list, I've chosen the Whitening Mask and Drying Cream to try.


1. Whitening Mask


Whitening Mask
The mask is said to hydrate and brighten uneven skin tones while gently minimising the look of old acne scars and sun discoloration. The mask is able to lighten acne scars and it's suitable for all skin type even on acne erupted or the most sensitive skin.


Application
After cleansing your skin thoroughly, apply a thin layer of mask onto your face but avoiding the eye area. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Since the mask is very gentle, you can use it 2-3 times a week.

The mask has a almost-gluey texture and it did not come with a spatula. Hence, it's advisable to use your own spatula and apply the mask quickly because it dries up very fast.

2. Drying Cream

Drying Cream (RM 62.50)
The cream is effective for treating pimples that appear as bumps. It's a 2-in-1 cream as it can heal the pimples and cover up blemishes at the same time. The cream can be used either with make-up or on its own.

Application
Dab the cream sparingly on affected areas, until it blends into skin.

The cream doesn't smell too good. Instead, it smells like rotten egg because they used Sulphur as one of their ingredients.

My Verdict?
I've been trying the products for a bit of time now, so let's see how they work!
 
1. Whitening Mask

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Right
I took the "After" photo after my application of the Whitening Mask. There's not much difference, but I don't expect to see any results just after one application. However, I find my skin is brighter the next day. It took me a bit of time to rinse off the mask with water, but I felt it's easier to remove using a wet cloth or facial cloth.
 
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Right
I did a comparison after trying out the whitening mask for one week. Though not too obvious but some of my scars have lightened a little. I'm quite happy with the results and will continue using the mask to see if there are better results.
 
What I Like
  • It dries up fast and do not need to wait too long to rinse it off.
  • My skin felt brighter the next day.
  • My acne scars have lightened a little after one week of application.

What I Don't Like
  • Need a longer time to thoroughly rinse off the mask.
  • No spatula was provided.

2. Drying Cream


The cream felt a bit dry when applied and had an unpleasant sulphuric smell to it. I'm fine with the smell because I have a deep cleansing mask that smells the same, but some might find it to be too strong. Since the cream is rather thick, I only applied that little amount shown in the photo onto my acne.

(L) Before, (R) After
You can see that my acnes are very obvious before applying the drying cream. With that little amount I applied, it managed to cover up some of the redness and made it less obvious. Also, I realized my acne dries up faster and it's less painful than before. I've been using the drying cream underneath my makeup and it blends in very well.

What I Like
  • A little goes a long way. I don't need to apply a lot on my acne.
  • It dries up my acne.
  • It can cover up the redness of my acne.
  • Blends in very well with the skin.
What I Don't Like
  • The sulphuric smell (I took some time to get used to it)

You can check Luxola website here to know more about Mario Badescu! They have a lot of amazing products. Don't forget to key in the discount code BLX-BECKYW when you check out to enjoy 15% off on all first time orders made. Hurry! This only valid for ONE MONTH!!

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