Review: Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far.

One of the reasons I love receiving free beauty samples / goodie bags with purchase(s) is discovering new brands / products I may not have heard of / or got round to trying yet. So when I got sent a sample of the Mario Badescu  Seaweed Night Cream  a while back with a Beautybay.com purchase I was v happy as although had heard of the brand had not got round to trying this particular product yet.  As this was a sample size it  only lasted for a short time however I was impressed enough to purchase the Full Size as wanted to try for a longer period of time to confirm results.  Please see link here for more details about the brand / range of products available.

The Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream 28g is RRP £18.50 (on beautybay.com site but as always check around where best value is if you decide to purchase) is described as a non-greasy, oil-free night cream enriched with Seaweed, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to soften, hydrate and nourish the skin without clogging pores.

Stated:  Suitable for combination, dry & oily skin types.

Results described as:

  • Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid help maintain maximum moisture without the use of heavy ingredients.
  • Seaweed extract contains nourishing trace minerals and has the ability to form a protective barrier on the skin.
  • It leaves the skin feeling soft and silky.

Directions:

  • Apply nightly to cleansed skin.

The product comes in practical white jar with screw on lid.    It has a sticky label around the jar with the name, ingredients etc.  however with use this label loosens slightly.  As it is an open jar would be nice if a ‘spatula’ was included as well.

It is a green cream with a balm type consistency and a light ‘powder like’ fresh fragrance, not overpowering.    When you first apply to the skin feels slightly different to other night creams that I have used due to the consistency.  However it does apply really well and feels like you are applying a ‘barrier’ to protect the skin although does feel slightly tacky at the beginning, does not sink into skin completely.  This is the only slight negative about this product but I personally do not mind because of the results, as in the morning when I wash it off, my skin feels hydrated, smooth to the touch and looks refreshed with a slight healthy glow.    I also mix with my Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask when I am using it as a nightly treatment and I find this enhances the results even more.

I definitely would recommend trying this seaweed night cream if you can especially if you have dehydration concerns and / or are looking for an extra boost for your skin, as I found this product is perfect for that and it is  so easy to fit into your ‘usual’ skincare routine as well and perfect for all ages.      However if you are near any stores that stock Mario Badescu products check if you can get a sample to try first.

Although I personally am not a fan of the Mario Badescu cleanser I did purchase the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (29ml £16) (spot treatment for pimples / whiteheads) as well recently and although have been v lucky and have not needed to use it too much, as my Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask helps avoid too many breakouts, I have been impressed with results to date – will do a full review when I get a chance to try for a longer period of time, however would recommend checking out this product in meantime if you are prone to breakouts.

Look forward to any comments you may have.   Love to hear if you have tried this product before and if so do you enjoy using it as much as me?  If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during, or end of the week.

Thank you – take care & enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

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