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Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Mario Badescu

Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Item #: 2289501 Size: 3.4 oz

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Banish dullness and reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion with Mario Badescu's refreshing, deep-cleansing Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. Say goodbye to buildup.

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.
2-3 times a week, massage gently on wet skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. If product gets into eyes, do not rub. 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 79 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (34)
  • Smells great (30)
  • Leaves clean feel (28)
  • Effective (26)
  • Gentle (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • All skin types (15)
  • Combination skin (15)
  • Oily skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (27)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 79 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Will use forever!

By Kaitlynn

from Salt Lake City

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Slightly rough

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • All Skin Types
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Dry Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

I have very tempermental skin and I travel a lot. Cold to hot temperatures constantly. Whether I have a dry skin day or skin that gets oily in the heat, this is my favorite to use daily. It recommends 2-3 times a week but this has helped my skin's issues so much with daily use. I don't use it to remove makeup, would be best to use after your cleanser. It does feel a little rough but no irritation is left whatsoever. The price might seem a bit high if you like to budget but this is worth saving up for.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love, love, love it

By Diane

from Cortland, NY

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    I use this product aprox. 3 times a week

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good, not sure if I'm using too much

    By Tabitha

    from Erie, PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I use it every few days, but I don't know if I'm using too much, or if it's just the way it is, but it takes me quite some time to wash it off. So far I've only used it in the sink, not the shower, and I kept having to rinse my hands over and over and over again to get it completely off. Afterwards, it felt amazing, my skin was so soft and clean feeling, so I'd still recommend this product, but I'm going to have to try to use less and try it in the shower.

       
      1.0

      I think I'll pass next time

      By Sylvia Bumby Face

      from Reno, NV

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          I really wanted to try this because I hear a lot of great things from this brand BUT I had an allergic reaction to it, just the exfoliater. I loved the cleansing gel. But it's been about two days since I've used the exfoliater and I still have little itchy bumps ALL OVER MY FACE. It sucks! I really wanted to love this product. :(

           
          5.0

          Great exfoliator.

          By Tessa

          from Fargo ND

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          Awesome exfoliator and smells great.

           
          5.0

          Consider This

          By Brittany

          from Ar

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not a strong smell
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          I got this as a sample and have been using it for about a week. It has a gelatinous coating to the exfoliant that my drying winter skin really appreciates. I noticed my skin feeling softer, looking brighter, and my texture looking better, immediately after the first use. I don't know if it is this product, or a combination of everything that I use, but I have noticed a decrease in my acne as well. I think this is a good value for the money as well. I will be getting a gift card to another beauty store soon, and was considering getting a more pricey exfoliating product from there before trying this one, but this one is way cheaper and just as good, so now I am really tied up with which one I will end up getting when i run out of my sample.

           
          4.0

          I couldn't help myself

          By Diana banana

          from Biloxi, MS

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          I received this product before in a sample size and I really enjoyed how it glides around my skin and saw immediate glow so I picked up a full size bottle even how pricey it was. I just know I would enjoyed it

           
          5.0

          I will definitely be purchasing this again!

          By Julie

          from MD

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            I use this 1-2 times a week and i absolutely love the product. My face feels so soft and clean after I use it. Its helped take away some of my redness and it helps with my dry skin.

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By Lizzie

            from Michigan City, IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I have acne prone skin and this is perfect! A little goes a long way!

               
              5.0

              Best scrub ever!!!

              By PrincyF

              from Cedar Hill, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                I have very sensitive skin and this scrub gives me such a clean, smooth feeling without drying out my natural oils. Best facial scrub ever!!!

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                • 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.
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6200753

                    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
                • Q:

                  Do you use this scrub after cleansing or is it used alone as the cleanser?
                  Asked on 1/27/2016 by PattiG

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend applying the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub to clean, wet skin right after cleansing with your cleanser.

                    Answered on 1/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can I use this on my face?
                  Asked on 12/4/2015 by maddie from Lawrence Kansas

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product is indicated for use on the face. 2-3 times a week, massage gently on wet skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. If product gets into eyes, do not rub. Rinse well with water.

                    Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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