I have to say that of all the brands I have tried, Mario Badescu is one that I truly love. But, as a perpetual product "tryer" ie. a never ending urge to try something new, I haven't replaced many of my Badescu favourites.I did just receive an order containing one of my all time faves: orange tonic mask. I first tried this product when I completed the Mario Badescu skin analysis and this product was included in the free samples they sent me. You'd like some samples too you say? Well, I guess I could tell you... go here. Be patient, and a nice sized packet of goodies will greet you, if by chance they don't arrive, send them an email. After waiting for months, and receiving nothing, I did, and they sent them out again.
Out of the range of products I have used by Badescu, this mask is not only my favourite product by them, but also one of my favourite masks period. I love a good mask as much as I love a good scrub (an I LOVE a good scrub!) What makes the mask so great? It really works! I have tried way too many masks that don't do anything. In my opinion a good mask does two things it does what it claims to do, and it dries, heats up or... whatever else masks are supposed to do.
|me all masked up|
Mario Badescu states "Purify and tighten pores with this refreshing clay mask designed to treat normal, combination or slightly oily skin types. Reduce pore-clogging build-up that can cause pimples and blackheads by using this mask regularly. Rejuvenates dull skin with Orange Peel Extract, a natural AHA which exfoliates the skin."
As someone with large pores, I like that this product really does not only tighten them up, but it also works to unclog them. I use this mask quite often, for the simple fact that it works. You apply it thinly over your entire face and wait for it to dry, which usually takes 15-20 minutes. Then simply wash it off. I can see that it has tightened my pores and it makes my face feel amazing. And, it has a natural orange scent. It sells for $18 for a 2 oz. container, but it lasts for a surprisingly long time. I like to apply it with a q-tip so I'm not dipping my fingers into it. Also, when you order you get to choose three free samples! I love that their samples are so generous and you really feel like you have tried the product. I chose the Strawberry Tonic Mask (cousin to the orange) Whitening Mask and the Strawberry Face Scrub.