by Kimberly Yang
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Introducing: Hyaluronic Dew Drops

Meet Hyaluronic Dew Drops, the ultimate glass-skin serum that pairs perfectly with Hyaluronic Dew Cream.

WHAT IS HYALURONIC DEW DROPS?

Hyaluronic Dew Drops is a hydrating serum that replenishes and refines to help you achieve dewy, petal-soft skin. Water-light to the touch and traceless in finish, this gel formula features two molecular weights of Sodium Hyaluronate (a humectant similar to Hyaluronic Acid) for multilevel hydration. Thirsty skin gets a cooling boost of hydration that sinks into skin while complexion-boosting ingredients are hard at work. Niacinamide helps re-balance, Lactic Acid resurfaces, and Thyme Extract helps boosts clarity—all in the name of giving skin a glass-like glow.

WHAT’S INSIDE?

The inspiration behind this product was morning dew; here’s how we bottled up that glistening, first-thing-in-the-morning effect:

  • Supremely hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate complex
  • Restorative Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Resurfacing Lactic Acid
  • Clarifying Thyme Extract
  • Conditioning, antioxidant-rich Chlorella (Algae) Extract                 
  • Antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extract
  • Soothing and hydrating Aloe Vera

WHAT MAKES HYALURONIC DEW DROPS SO SPECIAL?

  • THE ULTRA-LIGHT GEL TEXTURE, water-light on application and weightless in finish
  • ITS FAST-ABSORBING FORMULA that sinks in beautifully for complexion-boosting hydration and glow
  • A HOST OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS that deliver hydrating, clarifying, and resurfacing, benefits to help balance and improve the look of skin
  • THE FINISH leaves skin deliciously dewy and ultra-hydrated without the heaviness

Also good to know: Hyaluronic Dew Drops is…

  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Dye-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free

WHO IS IT FOR?

All skin types can use Hyaluronic Dew Drops! Combo-dry to dry skin types will want to layer it with a richer moisturizer (like The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 or Protein Night Cream). Normal to oily skin types will love using this with Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 or its companion, Hyaluronic Dew Cream.

HOW DO YOU USE HYALURONIC DEW DROPS?

Here’s how to get the most out of your serum:

  1. Start with freshly cleansed, toned skin.
  2. Liberally mist any Mario Badescu Facial Spray of your choice. (This step is optional, but highly recommended for maximum hydration and dewiness!) Not sure which mist you should reach for? Choose one based on your skin’s mood:
    1. If your skin is dull, dehydrated, and in need of clarity, reach for our Rose-infused Facial Spray.
    1. If your complexion needs a invigorating refresh, hit reset with a cooling mist of Cucumber and Green Tea.
    1. If you’re feeling stressed, re-balance and soothe your skin and senses with our Chamomile and Lavender-infused face mist.
    1. If you’re in search of an energizing, citrus-y pick-me-up, we know you’ll love this Orange Blossom Facial Spray.
  3. Then, while your skin is still dewy, apply 1-2 drops of the serum all over your face (avoiding the eye area).
  4. Follow with a moisturizer or night cream that best suits your skin.

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by Kimberly Yang
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Mario Monthly Edit: July Skin Care

For glowy, dewy, and bright skin all summer long, try this.

1. USE A GEL CLEANSER.

Enzyme Cleansing Gel is our most universal (and beloved!) face wash to date: it’s a light, oil-free gel base infused with Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts to help rejuvenate skin. A dime-sized squeeze of this will do the trick: it’s the perfect morning pick-me-up and end-of-day deep clean that leaves skin feeling fresh-faced and clean.

If you have very oily skin, try Botanical Facial Gel for a deeper clean.

2. ALWAYS FOLLOW WITH A TONER.

Toning post-cleanse helps ensure every speck of makeup, oil, sweat, and grime is removed from your face. You get a thorough clean (which is crucial), but even more importantly, Mario Badescu toners are formulated to re-balance your skin and deliver complexion-boosting benefits weightlessly.

Glycolic Acid Toner is a staple for soothing, resurfacing benefits. Formulated with Glycolic Acid to help even out skin tone, Grapefruit Extract to rejuvenate, and Aloe Vera for a soothing hydration, this is a must for a touch of daily exfoliation. Brighter skin (and days) lie ahead with this in your routine.

If you have sensitive skin and want a brightening boost, try Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion. This is mild formulation infused with Grapefruit and Lemon Extracts to give skin that rejuvenating boost—plus a host of replenishing ingredients like Bladderwrack (Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Vera, and Glycerin.

3. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.

Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream is the perfect warm-weather eye cream. It’s a silky balm that glides beautifully under and around the eye area, packed with skin-loving ingredients (like Hyaluronic Acid, Safflower Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Ceramide Glycolipids, Eyebright Extract).

If your skin is on the oily side, try Ceramide Eye Gel instead. It’s an ultra-light, oil-free eye gel that applies with bounce and seamlessness. Store it in the fridge and make it an extra-cooling treat that helps de-puff tired eyes.

4. STAY HYDRATED.

Hyaluronic Dew Cream is just what summer skin—no matter your skin type—craves. This is a light gel-cream hybrid that delivers all the dewiness with none of the heaviness. Layer as much as you need (and over a serum if you desire).

If you’re out and about, do layer this with your favorite sunscreen or opt for a face moisturizer with SPF.

#MBSkinTip: Get a glow-up just by misting with any Mario Badescu Facial Spray before you apply Hyaluronic Dew Cream. Doing so enables the Sodium Hyaluronate complex (in the moisturizer) to draw even more moisture into the skin for an added boost of hydration.

5. TREAT YOURSELF.

Every other night, apply a few drops of Vitamin C Serum before you reach for Hyaluronic Dew Cream. Glowy is the goal, of course, but you also want to care for your skin, too—which means using this antioxidant-enriched serum to help fight against skin-aging free radicals from sun damage.

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Here are 10 more tips on how to achieve radiant, summer skin.


by Nicole Darmanin
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The Best Sunscreen for Your Type

Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock, you know that using sunscreen daily is imperative.

Like exercise and drinking water, applying sunscreen is a simple practice that yields huge dividends and is also somehow so easy to neglect. We’re hoping this will motivate you to find your perfect sunscreen, just like how seeing our super-fit friend’s Instagram post of her smiling as she crosses the finish line of her latest 10k motivates us to lace up and go for a run after a two (ok, three) week hiatus.

Why is sunscreen so important?

In addition to shielding your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, sunscreen helps to prevent the signs of premature aging including loss of elasticity, discoloration, lines, and wrinkles. Mortality and vanity—do any other motivators even exist?

Sunscreen SPF foryour skin type

Which sunscreen is right for you?

So let’s get into it, shall we? The following 2-in-1 formulas provide moisture and sun protection to keep skin happy through the summer months and beyond!

Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15

Best for those who are combo/oily and/or acne-prone. This moisturizer softens and protects sans oil and with soothing Aloe.

Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30

This formula is great for combo/oily and/or acne-prone skin especially of you burn easily or if you are spending time outdoors. This is really a 3-in-1 since the Green Tea in the formula gives this moisturizer an antioxidant boost!

Collagen Moisturizer SPF15

Perfect for those who are combo dry and fighting the signs of aging. Collagen binds to moisture to smooth fine lines.

Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF15

Combo dry and dry skin types love how this moisturizer leaves skin protected and feeling balanced without being heavy. Hyaluronic Acid binds to moisture helping to restore a youthful, supple feel.

Which of these moisture + sunscreen formulas is your perfect match?





by Kimberly Yang
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The Perfect Summer Body Lotion

The limit may not exist—but the perfect summer body lotion does.

Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion

What it is:

Summer Shine Body Lotion, a.k.a. Summer bottled up. This seemingly improbable feat was somehow achieved by one such Mario Badescu… which means you have complete access to warm weather vibes and sun-kissed glow no matter where you are or the time of year.

What it does:

Imparts a luminous highlight wherever it’s applied, and lightly moisturizes skin too. Formulated with nourishing oils and antioxidant Vitamin A to nourish skin, this lightweight body cream is just the product you want when you want your limbs out and on display. Subtle shimmer is infused to add a beautiful gleam, leaving skin soft, smooth, and glowing.

What we love about it:

It’s the perfect pick-me-up on the gloomiest of days or in the dead of winter—but it’s also the quintessential summer must-have that heightens every beachside moment or tropical vacation by setting the mood and the glow. It smells like summer in the best possible way. Light, fresh, sweet, luminous, and coconutty, Summer Shine Body Lotion is both delectable and delightful—adding a hint of addictively sweet (but never unbearingly saccharine) fragrance.

But scent aside, it’s beautiful. Subtle shimmer gives the skin a sophisticated, like the sun or candlelight found you.

How to use it:

Apply Summer Shine Body Lotion wherever your heart desires. Do as the makeup artists do backstage before sending models down the runway: apply it wherever skin is exposed for a beautiful gleam. Or for a more subtle approach, apply it only where the light would naturally hit your skin: the collarbones, tops of your shoulders, and down the front of your legs.

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by Kimberly Yang
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Top 10 Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

Greece Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

  1. Always apply sunscreen. Sun protection is crucial to skin health—in fact, it’s one of the most surefire ways to prevent premature signs of aging (like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging) and discoloration (like age spots and darkening of post-acne marks). Be sure to apply first thing every morning or 20 minutes prior to any outdoor activities; re-apply every hour to ensure your skin stays protected throughout the day, especially if you’re going to be spending time during the sun’s peak hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

For combination/oily, oily, or acne-prone skin: Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30

For combination/dry skin: Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15

For dry or mature skin: The Moisture Magnet SPF 15

  1. Protect your hands and feet. Yes, driving and walking around in open-toed shoes makes you susceptible to sun damage and premature signs of aging. Be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and protect exposed hands and feet. Our tip? Keep a bottle of Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 on hand when you’re out and about. It’ll not only keep your hands and feet hydrated, but will also sink in quickly without feeling greasy—all while protecting your skin.
  2. Exfoliate regularly. It’s essential to glowing skin: By removing pore-clogging surface impurities and dulling dead skin cells from the skin, exfoliation helps diminish discoloration and prevent future breakouts.

The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser has been a total game-changer for most of us at MB HQ—but if you prefer a granular exfoliant, give our invigorating Botanical Exfoliating Scrub instead.

  1. Moisture matters. Summer sun, heat, salt water, chlorine, and air conditioning can wreak havoc on skin. To help keep skin hydrated and healthy-looking, moisturize with SPF before sun, and use a night cream before bed. And for glowing, silky-smooth skin from head to toe, be sure to moisturize your hands and body too.
  2. Don’t skimp on eye cream. Sun exposure will gradually thin skin and cause wrinkles, so it’s essential to make eye care a priority. Try using a lightweight formula for day, and a creamier version overnight so you wake up with plumper, younger-looking under-eyes. Throw on a baseball cap or large, floppy beach hat to help further shield your face, neck, and chest from dangerous UVA/UVB rays.
  3. Look for alpha/beta hydroxy acids in your skincare*. Even if you’re already exfoliating, your skin can always use a boost in further brightening and smoothing the complexion. Ingredients like Grapefruit ExtractPapaya ExtractLactic AcidGlycolic Acid, and Salicylic Acid help take your daily regimen to the next level.

*Broad spectrum protection is more important than ever if you’re using AHAs and BHAs. Because these ingredients are constantly encouraging the removal of dead skin cells to reveal fresher, newer skin, sunscreen is crucial in keep skin looking even.

  1. Vitamin C is key. Specifically, a Vitamin C Serum.
  2. Detox. Use a purifying mask 2-3 times a week to deep clean skin, absorb excess T-zone shine, and reveal a refreshed, healthy-looking complexion.
  3. Keep hydrated. Drink water throughout the day. If you’re on the go, bring a water bottle and container of fresh fruit to prevent dehydration. Be sure to keep a bottle of Facial Spray on hand to rehydrate skin, too!
  4. Make the healthy switch. As tempting as it is to lie in a tanning bed or sunbathe, make the switch to self-tanners to achieve that ever-covetable summer skin without yielding yourself to the dangers of overexposure. Beauty Tip: Our faces will always be a shade or two lighter than our body; to build color on your face as well, alternate between a tinted moisturizer and facial self-tanner to achieve an even wash of sun-kissed color.

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Curious as to what’s in our July skincare edit? Take a peek into our medicine cabinet.