Nicole Darmanin is the Public Relations Manager of Mario Badescu Skin Care. She has extensive knowledge of cosmetic chemistry, make-up artistry and the fun job of making Mario Badescu Skin Care a household name.




It is not by chance that I have a career in the beauty industry. I have an unquenchable love of all things sparkly, fragrant, bubbly and creamy. When I was old enough to realize that I could make a living surrounded by beauty products, I dove right in. I am truly a product junkie.

When I first started working for Mario Badescu 3 years ago, all of my spare time was spent cleansing, toning, moisturizing and masking until I found the absolute best products for my well attended to but sometimes temperamental skin. I have sensitivity (meaning that I am allergic to some skin care ingredients), and am oily with occasional bouts of adult acne. If I use products that are too aggressive my skin gets dry. For me, skin care is a total balancing act. After years of experimenting with Mario Badescu Skin Care here are my staple, problem-solving and can’t-live-without products:

For daily cleansing I use the Seaweed Cleansing Soap. I love that it cleans well without stripping and leaves my sensitive calm and soft. Three times a week I switch and use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser to deep clean.

I love toner! I probably alternate between 4 different ones but my favorite is the Special Cucumber Lotion. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and helps fight breakouts.

My biggest Mario must have is the Herbal Hydrating Serum. It is a water based gel that keeps my skin hydrated without clogging my pores. I use it day and night every day.

I absolutely love our masks and can never commit to using just one. My favorite thing to do is make mixture of half Drying Mask and half Whitening Mask to fight breakouts and brighten at the same time. When my skin is feeling sensitive the Calma Mask is a lifesaver.

The Almond and Honey Face Scrub is packed with good for your skin ingredients including seaweed, zinc, almond, clay and honey, I feel like I’m giving my skin a mini spa treatment every time I use it.

When I break out I turn to my tried and true arsenal of blemish fighters. The Drying Cream for small pimples and theBuffering Lotion for big under the skin cystic pimples.

For body I adore the Seaweed Bubble Bath and Shower Gel, Vitamin E Body Lotion and Summer Shine Body Lotion. I mix the two body lotions together for super soft skin that slightly shimmers. I always keep the Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater handy to mist whenever I need a quick pick me up.

Lastly, the Lip Wax SPF 15 is absolutely essential for me. I think I have one in every coat pocket and bag that I own!

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