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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
 
4.7

(based on 104 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (55)
  • Leaves clean feel (48)
  • Gentle (44)
  • Smells great (44)
  • Not greasy (33)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (28)
  • Combination skin (27)
  • Oily skin (21)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • Daily use (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (44), Brand buyer (36)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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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!

     
    5.0

    Staple item

    By oxoclaudine

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I came across this product/brand when I switched to animal cruelty free product. I jump betweem three brands right now, but this has become a staple. I absolutely love this prodruct. I use it daily. It gets my face primed for serum/moisturizer/make up. The smell is fab. I use it on my neck and decollage. Can't live without.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By ❤️My5kids

      from Camarillo,ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        I love this product because my face feels really clean after use but not dry or irritated.

         
        5.0

        Exfoliate Daily, use anywhere on the body

        By Kerri Rae

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Super Gentle

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • places of hair growth/areas that you shave

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        I love this product because it is handmade from Natural ingredients, and it works. My skin feels smoother and my pores clear. I especially love to use it on areas which I shave/wax because exfoliating those regions helps prevent in-grown hairs. However, it doesn't use harsh chemical exfoliants that would be bad on sensitive areas.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By Sadie

        from Virginia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          Since this very gentle, I use this everyday in the morning. Please do not think that I am encouraging to do as I do. I am only speaking for myself. To me Exfoliating your skin not only helps to keep your face look soft, fresh, glowing, but it also preps your skin for makeup. I usually mix this with my cleanser. It is so important to exfoliate because it gets all the dirt, oil, makeup that sets in our pores and causes to breakout. Exfoliating helps get rid of all that, and makes your skin feel so soft, fresh and breathable. Trust me you will know exactly what I mean when you experience this yourself.

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By Monie

          from New York

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            The crystals are fine & gentle. Great smell

             
            5.0

            Love it !!!!

            By Debbie

            from Scranton, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              Since the introduction of this product, I have used it as directed and survived the NEPA winter with no dry patches of skin.

               
              5.0

              Use in combo with...

              By Mama of four

              from Kansas City

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                I use this product every other night and mix it with my cetaphil foaming face wash use the combo on my clarisonic. My skin is soft, dewy with minimal breakouts now...I am 40 but get lots of compliments that I don't look it. ( I have combo sensitive skin with occasional break outs if I don't take great care.)

                 
                5.0

                New favorite exfoliator!

                By MariaV

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Combination Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                I absolutely love this product! Every other day or 2 after washing my face at night, it takes off any little flakes I may have without being so scratchy I feel like I'm harming my skin. The only thing that could make this better would be if there were smaller travel sizes or packaging with a pump available!

                 
                5.0

                Smells amazing and leave my face so soft.

                By Lilita

                from New Jersey

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                  Smells so fresh and leave my skin so soft and clean.

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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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