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Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Mario Badescu

Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

3.4 oz Item 2289501

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Banish dullness and reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion with Mario Badescu's refreshing, deep-cleansing Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. This scrub is formulated to refine and perfect your complexion with a unique combination of finely ground Ecuadorian ivory palm seeds and nourishing botanicals, including ginger, ginkgo, green tea, aloe, and coconut. This gentle, gel-based formula sloughs off the dulling dead skin cells that can lead to breakouts or cause skin to look lifeless and aged, helping you to achieve clearer, younger-looking, more radiant skin.
Use light pressure to apply scrub on the skin (avoiding the eye area). Massage all areas of the face using upward, circular motions for 30 seconds, then rinse with warm water. For best results, exfoliate 1-3 times a week. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Triethanolamine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance).

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Mario BadescuBotanical Exfoliating Scrub
 
4.6

(based on 119 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (67)
  • Leaves clean feel (62)
  • Gentle (55)
  • Smells great (54)
  • Not greasy (40)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (32)
  • Combination skin (31)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
  • Daily use (23)
  • Oily skin (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (48), Budget shopper (45)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 119 customers

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5.0

I love it, and I'm all for the no animal cruelty!!

By Dari

from Orlando,fl

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 3 times a day
    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    I always use this product before going to bed, three times a week I feel like is when I get more moisturized and I love it, it has help me have a beautiful skin before I apply my make up

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy again

    By Nancy

    from Broken Arrow, OK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I wash my face with it.

       
      5.0

      I love this scrub. Ive purchased it over & over again.

      By Jewels

      from West Hills Ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        I absolutely love this scrub. It leaves my face smooth & clean. I love that it doesn't leave my face greasy or overly dry.

         
        5.0

        Deep Cleansing

        By Makeup21

        from Nampa, ID

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          This is the best exfoliating product I've ever used. I use this product every night after I wipe off my makeup. It's great for getting any remaining makeup off and out of the skin. It's so gentle on the skin yet effective. I usually have combination skin but being pregnant has made my skin acne-prone. This product has been wonderful for both situations. Keeps skin even and acne at bay.

           
          5.0

          Love this Cleaner

          By Looks By Li

          from Yorktown Heights, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            I am obsessed with this cleanser and might be my whole grail. I was having some breakout and this seriously cleared out my pores and even helped heal my current breakouts a lot quicker. I would highly recommend this product to women with oily and combo skin. also sensitive skins as this will not break you out.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than I anticipated

            By jaycee

            from ogden utah

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I went to Ulta because i was having some skin disruptions and wondered what I could use to improve my completion. The consultant suggested Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. To be honest i thought she might have recommended some other type of product but I decided to give it a try. I used it that night and no one could have been more surprised then me when I woke in the morning I saw major improvement in my skin. I have NEVER had as quick results from any other product I have used. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not Crazy about it.

              By Dee

              from ut

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                I expect alot from this brand and I just wasn't impressed.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Too harsh

                By Michelle

                from Dayton, NJ

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                    The scrub pieces are a bit too harsh for my preference. Definitely need to be very gentle when using this and add make sure to add enough water.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Loving this!

                    By jkeeper89

                    from san diego, ca

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Skin Texture
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                      I go back and forth from drugstore skincare to brand name. Even after the first use I can tell this was working hard on removing any excess dead skin. It has little sand like beads to help exfoliate my skin. It was gentle and very effective

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Leaves a film

                      By Hayden

                      from Phx, AZ

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                      The scrubbies in it are nice and do a good job of gently polishing the skin but this product does not completely wash away. This would probably be good if you had dry skin that wasn't prone to breakouts.

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                      • Q:

                        Would this product help with my skin texture?
                        Asked on 10/24/2017 by Omar from Los Angeles, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is designed to banish dullness and reveal a more radiant complexion, help prevent pore congestion, and refine uneven skin tone and texture.

                          Answered on 10/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have slight rosacea on my cheeks. Will this help tone down the redness and make the texture on my cheeks a bit more smooth?
                        Asked on 2/11/2017 by rayna from atco, New Jersey

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Botanical Exfoliating Scrub does not address redness or rosacea. It provides a very gentle form of exfoliation that can be used by persons with skin sensitivities. Botanical Exfoliating Scrub works to gently polish away uneven skin tone and texture to help reveal a more radiant complexion.

                          Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Are there bicro-beads or other rough objects in this product? If yes, are they natural and biodegradable?
                        Asked on 1/26/2017 by Boo from Minneapolis, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Botanical Exfoliating Scrub features finely ground Ecuadorian Ivory Palm Seeds to deliver a gentle manual exfoliation. These are all natural and eco-friendly.

                          Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I am using the Cucumber Tonic Mask every 2-3 days. Can you use the scrub and apply mask after? Trying to keep my regime simple.
                        Asked on 11/6/2016 by Emily from Wilmington, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is best used 2-3 times a week and can be used in conjunction with the Cucumber Tonic Mask – followed by a moisturizer or night cream.

                          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Would this product be used in place of the glycolic foaming cleanser as an exfoliant or could this be used with it?
                        Asked on 10/31/2016 by Rose

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub provides a gentle mechanical exfoliation, while our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser utilizes glycolic acid to provide a mild chemical exfoliation. Although you can alternate between using both products, we would not recommend using them at the same time.

                          Answered on 11/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Can a 12 year old use this and can you use this everyday???
                        Asked on 9/13/2016 by Preet from San Fransico

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The recommended usage is 2-3 times a week. Since teenage skin may be sensitive skin, we would suggest only using 1-2 times a week or as the skin allows.

                          Answered on 9/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        I have combo/oily skin. Just recently have I gotten control of my acne, so I only have one or two break outs once in a while that goes away after a few days. However, I still have under the surface bumps on my forehead that I can't get rid of completely..
                        I use a green tea facial wash with my Clarisonic, use the Glycolic Acid Toner to tone, Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigmentation Serum to target my old acne scars, and an SPF moisturizer in the morning/regular moisturizer at night.
                        Would incorporating the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub 2-3 times a week be too much for my skin in addition to what I already do(in order to keep those under the surface forehead bumps at bay, or is the Clarisonic enough of an exfoliator?)
                        Asked on 9/9/2016 by Joyy from Auburn, CA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have a lot of bumpy clogged pores on my forehead, will this help with that ?
                        Asked on 5/13/2016 by Erin

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub will exfoliate and polish your skin to improve the overall texture.
                          You may also want to incorporate Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 1-3 times a week into your skin care routine for an added boost of exfoliation to breakdown pore clogging buildup and help prevent future bumps.
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                          Answered on 5/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        i have really bad dry skin around my nose. would this help?
                        Asked on 2/25/2016 by yeya

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes - it will help long term in helping to exfoliate away dead skin cells. For more immediate needs - Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil is a lightweight, quickly absorbed facial oil designed to reduce flakiness and surface dehydration.

                          Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help clear acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 2/3/2016 by E

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub will help exfoliate away debris and buildup which can lead to clogged pores. We recommend washing your face 2 times a day with Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser and supplement by using our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub several times a week.

                          Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
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