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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 83 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (38)
  • Smells great (33)
  • Leaves clean feel (31)
  • Gentle (29)
  • Effective (26)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (17)
  • Combination skin (16)
  • Daily use (16)
  • Oily skin (16)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (29)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 83 customers

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5.0

Spa Facial in a Bottle!

By bpinn

from Albuquerque NM

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

I've always loved Mario Badescu products, and this one is no different. It smells great--flowery but not overwhelming. It's a very gentle exfoliation, and your face does not feel dried out afterwards. It's a bit pricy, but worth it. I love using it with Julep's Kaolin Clay Konjac Sponge. It's like giving yourself a mini spa facial!

 
4.0

Must have

By Vrushali

from Cleveland

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    Ended with this for a lip scrub, not too harsh on the face and lips- gentle fragrance- must have. Bought it on staff recommendation

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Melissa

    from Washington state

    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:

      This product is great.

       
      5.0

      You will never find a better scrub!

      By Kristen

      from Dracut, MA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        After drugstore scrubs killed my skin, I was wary of using one again. After I started using Mario Badescu about a year and a half ago, I got a sample of this scrub and immediately had to buy the full size product. It is gentle and doesn't leave your skin red or inflamed like a lot of scrubs do, but it makes your skin feel so incredibly clean. I typically use it once a week just to take care of any buildup/dead skin that may have built up from wearing foundation all week. Also, the smell is amazing; when you use it in a hot shower, it feels/smells like you're rubbing flowers all over your face. Even my mother, who has mild rosacea, uses this and remarks how gentle it is.

        (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.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

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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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