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Mario BadescuBotanical Exfoliating Scrub

Mario Badescu

Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

3.4 oz Item 2289501

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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 126 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (71)
  • Leaves clean feel (66)
  • Gentle (59)
  • Smells great (56)
  • Not greasy (43)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (34)
  • Combination skin (33)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
  • Acne-prone skin (24)
  • Daily use (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (49), Brand buyer (48)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)

Reviewed by 126 customers

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4.0

Love this!!

By Rachel :)

from Salem

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    I got this as a gift two Christmases ago and I absolutely loved it. So much that I told my husband to get me more this year for Christmas. It's lightweight, gentle and smells nice. However, if you are wanting a heavy duty exfoliator this is not the one for you, but for frequent use it is great. I use mine once/twice a week and it lasted most of the year.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best I've Found!! Mini Micro Derm on the daily

    By Sarah

    from Plano Tx

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I'm 47 with combo skin

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Never buy this product again!

      By AC

      from PA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

        I recently purchased this product to exfoliate my skin.. but it instead irritated my skin so bad I started breaking out and getting white heads.

         
        5.0

        Works well

        By Torie

        from Springfailed, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

          Works well and doesn't irritate my skin

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Exfoliant Yet!

          By Dealshopper13

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            Love this product- I have tried many different exfoliating washes before and they leave my face dry or peeling without any noticeable difference. This face wash left my face noticeably brighter and did not dry out my skin even while using a Reitin A cream. Highly recommend!

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Removes Blemishes ♡

            By aj

            from tx

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            Great product !! LOVE IT !

             
            5.0

            Love this product. Help get rid of all the dry skin

            By alexis

            from lansing

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

            It was a great exfoliating scrub. It does have a little drying effect, especially in the winter when it's drier. Suggest using their gel facewash with it so it's not so irritating. It helped improve my skin making it feel fresh and young looking. You don't need much only a little dab of product. Which, the price is a good price it last for months.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it, and I'm all for the no animal cruelty!!

            By Dari

            from Orlando,fl

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 3 times a day
              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

              I always use this product before going to bed, three times a week I feel like is when I get more moisturized and I love it, it has help me have a beautiful skin before I apply my make up

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy again

              By Nancy

              from Broken Arrow, OK

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                I wash my face with it.

                 
                5.0

                I love this scrub. Ive purchased it over & over again.

                By Jewels

                from West Hills Ca

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

                  I absolutely love this scrub. It leaves my face smooth & clean. I love that it doesn't leave my face greasy or overly dry.

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                  • 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
                  • 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
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