Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Good For Red/Dry Skin
I have flaky dry skin with some redness and sensitivity during the winter months. I've been using this moisturizer for a few weeks and really notice the difference in both moisture and evenness of tone.
The product contains Carnation Oil (used to treat stress, inflammation, and Eczema) and milk acid (used to correct skin tone), and it really does what it says. I'd call the scent "gender neutral," it smells a bit like herbs and buttermilk. Not exactly delicious but it gets the job done!
You only need a small amount even if your skin is very dry. A pea-size was too much for me. I made the mistake of using too much the first few times and my face looked like an oil slick within a few hours. I've switched to using this as a night cream as it can be a bit heavy for day-time.
Really good value. Excellent results. Will buy again.
Most Helpful Critical Review good lotion
This is a perfect lotion for the winter months when your skin feels like it needs extra moisture, or if you suffer from severe unevenly dry patches of skin. I am able to use this lotion all over my body as well as on my face, in very small amounts.It doesn't smell bad at all, although it does remind me of something my grandmother would smell like. If you have oily skin I wouldn't suggest as a daily moisturizer as it is really greasy feeling. A little dab goes a very long way, we are talking like a pea size amount, which makes it very economical and a wonderful travel item. Great, simple packaging that doesn't leak easily. I actually carry this in my purse and sometimes use it on my hands as a daily moisture lotion.
Reviewed by 194 customers Best Face Moisturizer
WarmInFlorida from Tampa
I can't believe anyone would say something negative about this face creme. My skin absorbs it quickly. I can see a noticeable difference after using this product after a week. My skin looks healthier and reminds me of how my children's skin appears. It's silky smooth and applies easily. My skin is very sensitive and I was happy I had zero irritation.
Haez from Texas
It works alright after consistent usage, but the fact that it has any dye in it at all is NOT good. I'm allergic to red dyes, so while I haven't had a reaction, I'm constantly worried about breakouts or hives. Might be better for someone with less sensitive skin.
Pao from Phoenix, AZ
This is my first time using this and for me it's lightweight and refreshing.
I use it at night and my face feels plump and soft.
I use the sprays from this brand so this is a new approved item from Mario Badescu!
This WILL break you out
Maddi from USA
I've seen a few reviews about the terrible ingredients because, yes it does have mineral oil, Parabens and dye. But even worse is that the second ingredient is Isopropyl myristate which is straight up OIL. It is used in sfx to remove prosthetics by deteriorating the glue. It is extremely comedogenic and will break you out. I don't even know why it is in this at all 😅 I got this as a free sample, glanced at the ingredients and dumped it out. I wouldn't have even known what isopropyl myristate was if it weren't for sfx makeup training. Don't buy this.
I really wanted to like it
Ruby from Central Florida
I love the way this feels, it's light weight and I don't feel caked so it was pretty easy to wear it under makeup in Florida weather. I'm not
Lightweight and smooth.
TClum0327 from Ohio
At first I was skeptical because of how small the container is. But very little goes a very long way. I'm talking a pea size amount and that's plenty to apply to your face and neck. Now, lets get to the actual formula. AMAZING!!! When I first used this I couldn't believe how it just soaked right in and left my face feeling so smooth and looking brighter immediately after application. Like it said, it's lightweight but definitely does the job of moisturizing without leaving your face feeling heavy.
Great for rosacea and sensitive skin!
Katie from Lima, Ohio
I've struggled with severe redness and some mild to moderate acne. On top of that, I have sensitive skin, so I have to be careful which products I use to treat these, otherwise I'll get even more red and breakout a bunch. This product is AMAZING. Though I was skeptical when I felt how greasy it was on my face, I have only been using it for a week and my redness is almost gone, and my acne has been calming down already. I'm a big fan of makeup, so I admittedly usually splurge more on makeup than I do on skincare. This is one of the more expensive moisturizers I've bought in my life, especially considering how small the bottle is, but it was SO worth it. Plus, like other people have said, a little really does go a looooonnnnggg way with this product, so the bottle will probably last way longer than you think. Give it a try!
Excellent moisturizer - this is my 2nd time purchasing
Lady Di from Provo, UT
I LOVE how this moisturizer feels.
Me from Chicago
This comes in a small bottle, but a little definitely goes a long way. Makes my skin feel and look amazing! Will never go without!!
One of the best moisturizers ever
Denada from Lubbock Texas
I use this moisturizer morning and night after cleansing my face. One of my favorite moisturizers. A small pea size goes a long way. Only con is that it is quite expensive for such a small bottle.
The fountain of youth.
Lulu from Illinois
This is the best product I ever used. I was at Ulta last year in a middle of a snow storm. A event for Mario products was going on. I never heard of Mario's products. Once I tried the Whitening mask, and enzyme revitalizing mask. I was hooked my friend told me my face look so clean. Me and my friend bought some Mario Badescu products and when I check out I received a lot sample bag. I tried all of the samples products now I am strictly using Mario products. I found my fountain of youth I look 10 years younger. I get complements all the time. No one can guess my age! I tell everyone of this amazing products.
My ALL TIME favorite moisturizer!
bubble goth from ohio
I have combination skin and it's also really sensitive, so it's very hard for me to find certain skincare products that don't irritate my face in some way. When I started working at ulta I decided to take a chance on this and it blew me away. It has a very pillow soft feeling and leaves your skin looking plump almost. The best part was it also helped calm down some of my acne, which I love! It's worth it and is so soothing. I will say this though: I wish the packaging was different, sometimes it gets clogged. Other than that it's great for the price!
Skins feels so good
Mrs. Chalamalfoy from Timmys house
It makes my skin feel soooo good especially after the seaweed toner
It's so small! But it's worth it
Kelly from Wisconsin
This bottle is so small, but it's worth it because you don't need a lot. It smells really yummy, and I wouldn't say it's greasy per say but it does take a while to absorb and sometimes feels like it could just wipe right off. But it has definitely helped the dry parts of my face like my hairline and cheeks.
Mel from San Jose ca
I like this product. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy film on my skin. I can't tell if sun spots are fading yet as I just started using it a few weeks ago, but my skin feels much smoother and softer. I would recommend this product.
Jackie from Buxton
Decent product, but misleading size/price.
Jas from Fayetteville, AR
SELL A FULL SIZED PRODUCT. I purchased the kit for this a month or so ago and liked the products well enough to switch my skin care line! Buuuut, when I ordered the entire collection of items individually, I was actually purchasing the same sample size I had received in my $20 tester kit. Why would I pay $2 less to receive 6 less (sample) products if the "full size" only comes in a 2oz? Very misleading marketing. Very disappointed with what I thought was going to be my favorite skincare line.
SOFTEST SKIN EVER!!
Buttermilk moisturizer is the best!!! from Florida
THIS IS A MUST HAVE. IT MAKES MY SKIN SO SOFT AND SILKY!!! IT SMELLS LIKE CUCUMBERS!! ITS WORTH THE PRICE!!!!😝💖
I would recommend this to someone who has dry/combo skin
Vasya from Harrisonburg, Va
I really wanted to absolutely love this product, and it's done some amazing things, but because my skin isn't really dry, I felt it did its job a little too well. My chin and forehead always seem to be a bit too oily after application, whereas my cheeks and jawline always feel baby smooth (which is good!). Maybe I just need to work on the level of thickness I'm applying to my more oily areas... But this product overall was very nice! Great smell, great texture, perfect if you have skin on the drier side.
I have really dry skin and I am in my mid 40's.
Mitzie from Fort Worth, Texas
I use this twice daily. In the morning and evening after glycolic acid toner and my skin has become smoother dark spots almost gone, I love this stuff!
Elizabeth from Mandeville, LA
I've been loving this product!! Makes my skin look more even and soft! Use it day and night
Denada10 from Lubbock Texas
Wonderful moisturizer! Hydrates my dry facial skin just wish it came in a bigger bottle. Pea size amount is the perfect amount every morning and evening.
I will never reach for another moisturizer!
Halle from U.S.
This thing is my new holy grail. I bought it on a whim because I needed a new moisturizer and heard good things about this and I do not regret it for one second. I have combination dry-normal skin, and it makes my face feel baby soft and doesn't feel heavy or clog pores at all. My one and only complaint is that the tip can get clogged after a dozen or so uses, but that absolutely will not stop me from repurchasing.
Hydrating and Fresh
Nicole from Fort Myers, Florida
I've been using this product for months. It's light and absorbs well, as long as you don't use too much. A little goes a long way! I like the smell, it makes me feel refreshed. It hydrates well without leaving a film or grease behind. My face feels much softer after it's absorbed. I use it at night before bed, after cleansing!
Yes I will buy this again! Highly recommend.
Kim from Morgantown, WV
Makes my skin feel wonderful. I will definitely be purchasing more products in this line.