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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. 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 113 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (61)
  • Leaves clean feel (56)
  • Smells great (51)
  • Gentle (50)
  • Not greasy (37)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (29)
  • Combination skin (28)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
  • Oily skin (22)
  • Daily use (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (44), Brand buyer (43)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 113 customers

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1.0

Not Crazy about it.

By Dee

from CA

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.

    (1 of 1 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.

         
        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

          (1 of 1 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.

           
          5.0

          I love this product so much.

          By Brittany

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • 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 all over. I definitely switched over from the brand I was using to Mario!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Mgex

            from Redondo

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Greasy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              Love it!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Keeps my skin soft and glowing!

              By skncrlvr

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                  I first tried this as a sample and I fell in love. I've used many exfoliators and they have never made my skin feel this good. Visibly after using I can see it removed dead skin, tightened my pores, and gave me a luminous glow. I feels super clean and soft it was slightly drying but it was nothing my moisturizer couldn't handle. I feel and see no irritation or redness with this product which is another reason why I love it. Worth the buy and a must try!

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this!

                  By Ash

                  from Ca

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                    Love this! I use it about every other night and it helps smooth out my acne prone skin. Definitely will be buying again when I run out.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Favorite Facial Scrub, the smell is amazing!

                    By JJ

                    from kenosha Wisconsin

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • A little dryness but not much

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                      I first used this when I received a small sample size. First let me say the smell of this stuff is AMAZING. like seriously i could smell it all day. When I ran out of the sample size I went back to get the big size. It is gentle the skin, makes my skin feel so clean afterwards. I will say it feels a little dry, not much its parable but just put lotion on and that will be fixed. I think my skin is softer and more radiant and I just love this stuff i will continue to buy this product forever.

                       
                      5.0

                      Only face wash I will use!

                      By KellyI

                      from Advance, MO

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Balances Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Acne-Prone Skin

                        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                        This is the only face wash I will use! I used to have acne issues but this has definitely helped!

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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