Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Link)
Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion "is a non-drying, alcohol-free toner that cleans and disinfects dry and sensitive skin. Mild witch hazel formula removes pore-clogging debris, and anti-inflammatory seaweed and aloe extract soothe sensitive areas."

  • How to use: "Twice daily after cleansing, pat skin dry and apply lotion-dampened cotton by wiping in an outward direction until cotton comes up clean. Avoid eye area. Follow with moisturizer or night cream."

    My experience: I should probably first state that I don't generally use a toner, and in large part because they tend to be alcohol-laden and as a result they generally dry out and strip my skin with regular use. However, Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion is a remarkably gentle and soothing non-drying alcohol-free toner- therefore I thought that it would be worth trying. While it is formulated with the needs of dry and sensitive skin in mind, I will say that it works wonders on my combination skin as well. It feels refreshing on the skin, and leaves it thoroughly clean, soft, balanced, and I have even noted that my skin feels hydrated after use. Additionally, it feels so refreshing on the skin that I find myself reaching for it twice a day for that reason alone! It has a fresh clean scent that quickly fades upon application- therefore the scent does not linger.

    I have a deluxe sample that I store in my refrigerator and I use it chilled when the weather is hot, or whenever I need a little refreshing pick-me-up. It is so pleasant to use, and since it never dries or strips my skin I can use it whenever I feel the need or desire. One look at the short list of fantastic ingredients should inspire great confidence that it will soothe rather than strip the skin. 

    I don't generally get excited about toners, and in fact in my huge stash of skincare products I only have two (including this one). Therefore, it is a revelation for me to really think about a toner - let alone rave about one! 

    Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice) Gel,Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Extract,Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate), S eamollient (Algae Extract). 

    Overall assessment: Another staple from a fantastic line. This is an easy to use product with real results, and at an affordable price! 

    8 oz. $15.00 from Mario Badescu and Nordstrom. Also available in 16 oz. and 32 oz. (Affiliate link).

    Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. This sounds like a really great product! I do not use toners because I have very sensitive skin and I'm a little afraid lol but The ingredients are natural and it couldn't hurt to try something new! Great post (:

    1. It really is fantastic, Ebony! I don't generally use toners, either-- but this has really changed my mind! Plus it's affordable! I completely agree with you-- the ingredients are fantastic. It really is well worth trying-- it is so gentle and non-stripping. My skin absolutely loves it!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by! :D

  2. I own and love this one too; I will do as you do and put it in the fridge so it can be cold :)
    Like you, I only have two toners in my stash:
    Have you tried the SKII toner? It's also moisturizing and overall delicious.
    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Hi wefadetogray- I should have figured that you and I would be loving the same thing!!!!!! I am really smitten with this toner-- I never thought that I would say that about a toner! I just leave on of my deluxe samples in the fridge so that I can use it when I need to be refreshed or cooled down, but I store my big bottle in my bathroom cabinet. I don't know that I would use it this way all of the time-- because the cooling effect will inhibit serums and moisturizers from soaking in as easily (since they are encouraged to sink into warm skin more readily than cold skin).

      I have not tried the SKII toner--hmmmm moisturizing and delicious-- might have to try that one out!!! Thanks sweetie@ Have a lovely evening!

  3. Sounds great! I am not fan of alcohol based toners and so I think this is something for me.

    1. Hi Leelo! This one is VERY gentle! I really love it! I think that you will really like it!

  4. I've just discovered Mario Badescu products and I'm in love! Will add this toner to my radar.

    1. Hi Brittney!! Aren't their products amazing?!!! This toner is AWESOME!!! I bet you will love it as much as I do! It is my favorite toner to date!


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