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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
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (17)
  • Moisturizes well (15)
  • Absorbs quickly (14)
  • Goes on smoothly (14)
  • Not greasy (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (13)
  • Deep moisturization (10)
  • Winter dryness (10)
  • Bedtime (9)
  • Dry/chapped skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (9), Budget shopper (6), Beauty conscious (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great facial lotion option

          By Smu703

          from Fairfax va

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

            I use this every day in the morning and at night. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated with out any greasy residue.

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really Enjoying This Product!!

            By Kels

            from KS

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

              I use this product at night after my moisturizer and I love how soothing this product feels on my skin. It does feel a little tacky as its drying, but I love how my skin looks and feels in the morning after using this. I also tried mixing this with my primer before makeup and I loved how this helped smooth my pores and gave me a "glow from within" look. My skin is very acne prone and I'm happy to say this hasn't caused any bad reactions to my skin.

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

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Saved my skin

              By Kcr767

              from Nashville

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                I have never been able to control my super dry skin and this is the first product I've used that has helped. This has worked miracles for me. Put it on after your moisturizer and it locks it all in. I can finally wear makeup without having it cling to ugly dry patches. I've used this for a week and I've had countless compliments on how great my skin looks. All you dry girls need this stuff!

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

                MY fav Mario product

                By K

                from Boaron

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dry/Chapped Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                  Love this, it's a staple for me. Best product Mario makes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love love love this product!

                  By Saraheprzy

                  from Medina, Oh

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath
                    • Bedtime
                    • Eczema
                    • Winter Dryness

                    Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                    I break out regardless of any and every moisturizer hat I have used. This is the first to hydrate and keep me clear!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect amount of moisture for my skin!

                    By P

                    from C

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Moisturizes Well
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Shower/Bath
                      • Bedtime
                      • rosacea
                      • sensitive skin
                      • Winter Dryness

                      Comments about Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum:

                      Oh, how I love this serum! I'll be up-front with you: my skin is impossibly strange. It's oily, congested, sensitive, rosace-prone, and photosensitive. In short, finding an appropriate moisturizer is a living nightmare for me. Most creamy formulations clog my pores, anything with oil in its ingredients list is a no-no, and most chemicals are irritating. Enter the Hero of our story: MB's Hydrating Herbal Serum! It hydrates without making my skin oily, and causes no reaction at all. I use it morning and evening after my toner and my skin is the happiest it's been in years. Though not inexpensive, one tube of this product lasts me a few months; I consider it a worthy investment.

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                      • 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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