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Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Mario Badescu

Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

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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 156 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (87)
  • Leaves clean feel (81)
  • Gentle (69)
  • Smells great (66)
  • Not greasy (49)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Irritates skin (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (41)
  • All skin types (39)
  • Acne-prone skin (31)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Daily use (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (59), Budget shopper (56)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

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5.0

I got this ad a tester and I absolutely love it!

By Fox

from East Tennessee

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

This is so much better then me having to use my facial scrubber to remove dead skin! I have very dry skin so I have to keep exfoliating atleast 2x a week. And this facial scrubber does a wonderful job without being too harsh on your skin! Will be buying it next .

 
5.0

OMG this is amazing!!

By Jess

from Maryland

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

I decided to give exfolater a try since i LOVE Mario Badescu products. It was lime magic in a bottle my face was so soft and smooth, after just one use...Love it. Everything i use from Mario's line is amazing...!

 
5.0

Love it!

By Missyslt

from Michigan

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

I've tried so many different exfoliating products but never found one that really worked for me till I used this one! It makes my skin feel so clean and soft without drying it out or irritating my sensitive skin. Definitely my go to.

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4.0

Really Good Exfoliator

By ya girl

from Iowa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I received this as a free sample from MB and didn't think of using it, but when I did I knew I had to buy it and I've been happily ever after :)

       
      5.0

      First time using; love it!

      By Shelly

      from Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        First time purchasing this exfoliator. I've used many others but this will be my new go-to.

         
        4.0

        I like it

        By Lorraine

        from North Alabama

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          I like this scrub because it leaves my skin super soft. It has improved my acne and the over all smoothness of my skin. It does dry out your skin a bit and irritates it if you do the 5 minutes of scrubbing the instructions say. I've been doing 3 minutes instead and it works just as well but without the irritation and dryness. Also, I've been doing 2 times a week because the 3 times a week the instructions say is just way too much. Or maybe my skin is just really sensitive. Idk, but it's a good product

           
          2.0

          Didn't love it

          By Jess

          from San Jose, California

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          I really wanted to love this since I love everything else I've had that was Mario Badescu but something in it made me break out like crazy and I didn't feel like it left my face as smooth as other exfoliators. I was hoping since it didnt have oils in it that it wouldnt be a problem :( I use it as a foot scrub now with my pumice stone since I'm too lazy to return it.

           
          5.0

          Love the texture and scent

          By Nina

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I've only used this product a handful of times now, so I can speak to any improvements, but I absolutely love it so far. It's a gel-type texture that feels very luxurious, and a little goes a long way. I've tried the dermatologica exfoliant, but I'm not a huge fan because it feels too gritty and harsh, whereas this one feels very effective but much more smooth.

               
              3.0

              It still does it's job

              By Rosè

              from NJ

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I love how my face feels after washing with this, however i hate the little exfoliating beads. Even after washing my face, and taking a warm towel to wipe off the excess, beads are still there.

               
              5.0

              Amazing Exfoliator

              By Lil

              from Eastgate

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I recently got this as a free sample, from an online order, and I tried it along with the whitening mask that came with it... I love it! My face has never looked smoother, more clear, and it took away this awful texture I had on my forehead from previous acne. I used to work at Ulta and noticed this product, but never asked about it.

              I am saving up my rewards points to buy this , and although it does seem expensive, it truly does work! Highly recommend.

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              • Q:

                Is this a fine grit exfoliate (sandy texture,) or is it coarser?
                Asked on 3/26/2018 by mJ from ok

                2 answers

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub uses finely ground Ecuadorian ivory palm seeds to gently exfoliate the skin.

                  Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is a granular exfoliant that uses finely ground Ecuadorian ivory palm seeds.

                  Answered on 3/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                I have oily/combo skin type and my skin is sensitive is this a good exfoliate for my skin type?
                Asked on 3/24/2018 by bry from US

                2 answers

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We suggest using the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub 1-2 times per week if your skin is sensitive. Please patch test before use to determine tolerance.

                  Answered on 3/27/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this can be used once or twice per week on sensitive skin. Please patch test to determine tolerance before use.

                  Answered on 3/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Does this product help with acne scars?
                Asked on 2/15/2018 by Tasha from Iowa

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have a Clarisonic and use it once a day. I have very dry skin and I'm in my 60's. Do I need the exfoliator too?
                Asked on 1/27/2018 by Janet from NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub provides a gentle mechanical exfoliation, when used in conjunction with a Clarisonic (however it should not be used as your cleanser when using this device) it may be over doing the exfoliation.

                  Answered on 1/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                is this okay to use on my eye lids?
                Asked on 1/8/2018 by marioo from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub should not be used on the eye area.

                  Answered on 1/8/2018 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • Q:

                Would this product help with my skin texture?
                Asked on 10/24/2017 by Omar from Los Angeles, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is designed to banish dullness and reveal a more radiant complexion, help prevent pore congestion, and refine uneven skin tone and texture.

                  Answered on 10/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
              • 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
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