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Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum

Mario Badescu

Herbal Hydrating Serum

Item #: 2209861 Size: 1.0 oz

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One of Mario Badescu's most unique, versatile products for all skin types that doubles as a layering product to use over day or night moisturizers for extra hydration. Can also be used alone as a lightweight hydrator for oily skin. Formulated with ginkgo extract, ceramides and ginseng extracts that provide nourishing benefits for the skin.
Twice daily, layer 2-3 drops over a moisturizer or night cream or use alone in place of a moisturizer. Safe for eye area.
Deionized Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root) Extract, Gingko Biloba, Ceramides.

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Mario BadescuHerbal Hydrating Serum
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (21)
  • Moisturizes well (15)
  • Absorbs quickly (14)
  • Goes on smoothly (14)
  • Not greasy (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (13)
  • Daily use (11)
  • Deep moisturization (10)
  • Winter dryness (10)
  • Bedtime (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (9), Budget shopper (6), Beauty conscious (5), Beauty expert (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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5.0

Great boost of extra hydration!

By Mikaela

from Toledo, Ohio

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

    I use this product every other night after toner and before night cream for an extra boost of skin soothing hydration. Absolutely love the feeling of this product and my skin drinks it right up.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    3.0

    First time using

    By Giana

    from Riverside CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Obsorbs to quick

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    This is in my travel beauty GO bag

    By Omi

    from St. Pete, FL

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

      My skin tends to be drier when I'm traveling, so I keep this in my beauty GO bag to ensure that I have sufficient moisture after shaving my face. I don't use it daily, bc of my combo skin, but I know it works wonders for my friends with super dry skin.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this product!

      By Kate

      from Fredericksburg, VA

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

        So I'm 27 and have oily skin but struggle with dry spots especially in winter along with occasional breakouts. So we're talking flaky looking skin on the nose and forehead with a nice oil sheen over it by the end of the day. I LOVE this product. I put this over my moisturizer and then do my makeup and I could tell a difference day 1! No more dry spots and it has done wonders to control my oil production. I also haven't had any breakouts since using it so if you're thinking about trying this--do it! I only wish it were paraben free.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Miracle worker!

        By Wesley

        from Portland, OR

        Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

        I have such a weird combination of dry and oily skin that it's almost impossible to keep my skin hydrated and healthy, I started using this around two months ago and I LOVE it! It's been a life saver, I would recommend this to anyone that has troublesome skin.

         
        4.0

        I will buy thus product again!

        By Bop

        from Scottsdale

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

          Very effective with my skin's moisture!

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE IT

          By Momomma

          from Missouri

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

            I normally have very oily skin that breaks out often. During he winter, indoor heating dries my face out, but finding a better winter moisturizer was not easy. I tried TONS of options, many worked but ALSO caused my skin to breakout horribly. I thought I had to choose between dehydrated skin or zits!!! Then I found this - amazing! I love it! I put about 7-8 drops on my face and beck prior to an oil free moisturizer and it does wonders. My face does not get dried out now from the furnace. My face stays hydrated but ALSO clear of breakouts. Exactly what I needed!!!!

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            I LOVE THIS PRODUCT

            By Em

            from Chino Hills

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clears my dry & scaling face caused by Rosacea
            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

              This is the only product that I've found to clear the dry and VERY scaling skin caused by Rosacea. It was recommended by a beauty consultant and I use it twice a day.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good buy!!!

              By Lilaye

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                Loooove this!! It's very lightweight and smooths out my skin. I also use this on top of their night time moisturizer. Very effective!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I. Love. It.

                By Crys

                from Baltimore

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                  I have been using this product for about 6 months and I just love it. It isn't sticky, absorbs quickly, and leaves you looking dewy. My skin can be very dry and I find this to be a fantastic added layer of moisture below my regular moisturizer (also a Mario brand). When my skin isn't super dry, its perfect alone.

                  Love it. Wish more came in the bottle but I am officially hooked.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

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                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used for people with rosacea?
                    Asked on 4/21/2017 by Skin care fanatic from Houston tx.

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is suitable for all skin types. If your skin is very sensitive we suggest patch testing before use.

                      Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    can you us this In the a.m if you use retinal a micro at nite
                    Asked on 3/5/2017 by Vicki from new castle, pa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Herbal Hydrating Serum is a very gentle product that can be a great addition to your current skin care regimen.

                      Answered on 3/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can the Herbal Hydrating Serum be used after applying the Vitamin C serum?
                    Asked on 2/9/2017 by Toby from Wichita, KS

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes - you can layer the Herbal Hydrating Serum over any moisturizer, night cream, or serum. You can apply it all over your face or focus on the dry areas only.

                      Answered on 2/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Will this help with redness around nose and mouth?
                    Asked on 12/2/2016 by Beautyful from CA

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used safely near the eye? Thank you!
                    Asked on 9/14/2016 by Susan from State College, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Herbal Hydrating Serum may be used around the eye area, but not on the eye lid. Avoid direct contact with your eye.

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

                    Can you replace this and use it as a moisturizer alone?
                    Asked on 8/15/2016 by sheaB from Abilene, Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, depending on your skin type you can use the Herbal Hydrating Serum in place of a moisturizer. For added hydration for drier skin types, you can apply 2-3 drops on top of your daily moisturizer.

                      Answered on 8/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    How big is this item? It doesn't say how much is in there.
                    Asked on 3/3/2016 by Robyn from Oklahoma City

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It is a 1oz bottle - a little goes a long way with this serum!

                      Answered on 3/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used for dry acne prone skin?
                    Asked on 1/3/2016 by Gabby from New Jersey, US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, it is formulated for all skin types!

                      Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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