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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 164 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves skin texture (90)
  • Leaves clean feel (84)
  • Gentle (69)
  • Smells great (67)
  • Not greasy (50)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Irritates skin (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (42)
  • Combination skin (41)
  • Acne-prone skin (31)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Daily use (27)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (10), 1+ hour (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (62), Budget shopper (56)

Reviewed by 164 customers

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1.0

Not a fan

By not good

from Houston

Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

I bought this because I saw the good reviews and I used it and it irritated my face so badly I can't even explain . Anything I put on my face after that burned . I moisturized after using it and it burned it was horrible. I noticed dry skin and patches started to come in . Wouldn't buy this

 
5.0

Great product!!! Would definitely purchase again!!

By Jess

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    Definitely a great face cleaner! It's a great exfoliating scrub

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Powderpuff

    from Chesapeake va

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

    I use it daily. I use it first. Then wash my face with cleanser. It smells good. And it definitely exfoliates well.

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By Kim

    from California

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I just started to use the scrub and I am impressed. I use the other products which have been great. No complaints will always recommend

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Mel

      from Michigan

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      Did wonders for my skin, I don't use anything else since trying it!

       
      5.0

      worth the price.

      By 

      from

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      not too rough on my sensitive skin. utilize this product 3 times a week. works wonders.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Wanted to love this...

      By Cait Theresa

      from Long Island NY

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      So I wrote a review yesterday about this about my face being extremely dried out. Well I woke up this morning with tons of little white heads and tiny tiny pimples over my T zone. So upset because my skin before I walked into Ulta was perfectly fine now I am dealing with red dry flakey skin my foundation looks horrible on it. Definitely returning these items ASAP. Be careful if you have sensitive skin this will damage it!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Hmm not sure.

      By Cait Theresa

      from Long Island. NY

      Comments about Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub:

      I went into my local ulta stores and she put it on and my skin was glowing I'm not sure but it felt hot on my skin afterwards. I tried this two days later and it dried my skin out I'm not sure if that is supposed to happen or I didn't wash it all off but I feel like in my t zone is flakey. I'll let my skin rest for a week and try it again but I really wanted to like this product but I'm meh about it.

       
      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...!

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      • Q:

        Should i use this in the morning everyday and use a spin brush during evenings with their Acne Facial Cleanser? I have oily combination skin and pretty sensitive
        Asked on 6/5/2018 by Babe from undisclosed

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is recommended for use 2-3 times per week, this may be aggravating to the skin if used on a daily basis. For daily gentle exfoliation, our Seaweed Cleansing Soap can be used. This provides mild exfoliation that is suitable for daily use and can be used on sensitive skin! https://www.ulta.com/seaweed-cleansing-soap?productId=xlsImpprod6200767

          Answered on 6/6/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
      • Q:

        I currently use the Acne Facial Cleanser for washing my face. Would the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub be in place of the Cleanser when I use it or do i use it with the Cleanser?
        Asked on 5/18/2018 by Diana from PA

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          You can use the Botanical Exfoliating Scrub in place of your daily cleanser twice per week.

          Answered on 5/20/2018 by Official Answer from Mario Badescu from Brand Answer
      • 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

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          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
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