Have you ever looked at the Mario Badescu section of a store like Ulta? It can be a little overwhelming for someone who doesn’t know exactly what she needs. I have acne-prone combination skin and have long eyeballed Mario Badescu but…how am I supposed to know what products out of the lineup will work for me? I could ask someone for help and sometimes the sales people know what they’re talking about when giving suggestions, but let’s be honest – sometimes they do not and that can make your skin issues worse.
As it so happens, Mario Badescu solves that issue for you! Here is what you do -
1. Head to http://www.mariobadescu.com/
2. Click “Consulting” on the top menu bar
3. Take the survey about yourself and your skin concerns. Do not put down a fake address, email, etc.
4. You’ll get a list of recommended products
5. You’ll receive an email a few days later offering to send you samples of all of your recommended products!
I did this and expected like one or two teeny tiny samples and was so pleasantly surprised at the box that showed up in the mail! Check this out -
I got an eye cream, drying cream, moisturizer, two cleansers, and a face mask. Below are some products in hand for a better idea of their size.
Pretty big for free samples! I love getting the opportunity to try products before committing to full size because I can see what works for me and what products I can pass on. Mario Badescu also customizes this based off of your survey, which means the products you get in the mail were specially selected for you.
I received my samples right before vacation, so I’ve only tried two so far – the drying cream and the ceramide herbal eye cream. My skin wasn’t as horrible as usual last week, but I did have a few small break outs. I rubbed in a thin layer of drying cream before bed and in the morning the breakouts were much less noticeable. The pimples weren’t completely gone, but they were smaller, less red, and clearly on the mend. The herbal eye cream feels like a cross between a cream and a gel and is silky smooth against delicate under-eye skin. A little goes a long way with this product and I could both see and feel a difference after extended use. My under-eye area can get very dry but it stayed moisturized all day after using this product before bed and in the morning.
I’ll let you know how the other samples I received work for me as I try them. So far so good though! Let me know if you get samples through Mario Badescu and discover any new products that you fall for