I started to really get into skincare last fall and one of the first skincare brands I spent more money on was the Mario Badescu line that is sold at Ulta. I purchased this line because it was slightly more expensive than drugstore creams but not as expensive as some higher end skincare. To test out how I liked the line I purchased these three items:
Seaweed Night cream: the green seaweed night cream is thick, definitely a nighttime only moisturizer but it makes my skin feel very smooth afterward applying. Because it’s so thick I went used more product for each application and went through this container a lot quicker than the daily moisturizer. I thought this was a good night cream and I would repurchase this cream in the future.
Oil free moisturizer SPF 30: I use this as a morning moisturizer. It was a decent moisturizer but nothing life changing. I definitely get more excited about the serums. I have oiler skin so I’m not looking for my daily moisturizer to do a ton of work because by the end of the day my skin is oily in my T zone. This moisturizer is pretty basic and is just something to put on my skin after I use my clarisonic each morning.
Vitamin C Serum: This was the very first serum I’ve every purchased and it made me realize I never want to not use one again. I used this for 8 weeks and definitely noticed clearer skin, smaller pores, and all around more fabulous looking skin. I want to keep trying new serums because I was so impressed with the work this one did on my skin. I will be keeping this one in my rotation to come back to once I’ve sampled other serums.
In March, for one day at Ulta, the entire Mario B line was 25% off as part of a 21 day beauty sale promotion. Since I like my initial purchase so much I decided to give a few more products a try and I went ahead and purchased the Facial Spray with aloe, herb and rosewater and the hyaluronic eye cream. I already started using the rosewater spray since it’s supposed to help dry skin. It feels refreshing and it doesn’t make any of my makeup smudge. I have not tried the eye cream yet but it was rated well on Ulta’s website and had hundreds of reviews.
Savings: For my second purchase in March the entire Mario B line was 25% off at Ulta, plus I purchased a discounted gift card for 16% off. Total savings 37% !! I went to the store to purchase these items so I did not have any online cash back savings for this particular purchase.