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Ginseng Moist Cream

Mario Badescu

Ginseng Moist Cream

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An excellent choice for combination skin for cold weather or dry climates. Highly absorbent, and perfect for under make-up. Ginseng extract is high in vitamins to nourish skin, preserve elasticity and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Made with rice bran oil for non-greasy moisturization.
Apply to the face, neck, and décolletage after cleansing and toning (avoiding the eye area). If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cired'abeille), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ceteareth-20, Isodecyl Salicylate, PEG-400, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, BHA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid.

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Mario BadescuGinseng Moist Cream
 
4.3

(based on 47 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (24)
  • Goes on smoothly (22)
  • Absorbs quickly (18)
  • Not greasy (17)
  • Smells great (16)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (25)
  • Dryness (11)
  • Deep moisturization (10)
  • After shower/bath (9)
  • Oily skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Beauty conscious (12), Budget shopper (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (7), 30 minutes (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 47 customers

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4.0

Good for everyday

By kcyb22

from boston,ma

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

    I use this daily in the morning before my primer and i like it. It gives me the moisture i need without feeling greasy. On my 6th tub now.

     
    3.0

    Product is OK

    By Chloe C.

    from Lexington, Ky

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well

    Cons

    • Too Greasy Or Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Morning Use

    Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

    This product is OK. It's good as a daily moisturizer to use in the morning since it is thin/light, but it often feels like it doesn't completely absorb. Some of the reviewers said it works well prior to application of makeup, but I find that it doesn't absorb quickly enough so it's a little greasy. The texture is more like a mix of sunscreen and moisturizer. The smell is fine, just a slight ginseng smell that some people aren't used to. Unfortunately, I haven't noticed any improvements in my skin and there has been no change in quality related to this product, so in the future I'm not sure I will repurchase - but it's an OK product.

     
    1.0

    Heavy and Broke Me Out

    By Katee

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Causes Breakouts
      • Hard to Wash Off
      • Too Greasy Or Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

        After washing my face, I'd put this on and let it sit for about 15 minutes before beginning my makeup. It literally would not absorb. My face felt heavy and greasy. I washed it off immediately on the 2nd or 3rd day. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, but I just couldn't stand it. My face was so dry and this is meant for heavy moisturizing. It's heavy, alright. It caused my makeup to separate from my face, even though I use primer. My face also got really shiny throughout the day. Every time I went to the bathroom, I took a paper towel and dabbed my face. I felt so gross. I've never had that happen before. I went back to my Murad products. They are definitely worth the money and I feel bad betraying my skin like that. I'm still trying to recover my breakouts.

         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Kyanna

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Not a lot of product

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

        After my nightly skin care routine, I apply a little of this product on the tip of my finger and massage it into my skin; a little goes a long way. After one use my skin feels instantly smooth and moisterized.

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Emily

        from Fontana,ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

          I use it day and night

           
          5.0

          I will buy this again

          By janapp

          from appleton, wi

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

            I use a lot of products from this line but bought this because another reviewer said it worked well under foundation - totally right - and since I switch out my foundation depending on my needs this cream is perfect.

             
            3.0

            Wasn't sure how many stars to give.......

            By Erika

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

            • Burns
            • Too Greasy Or Heavy

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Dryness

            Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

            So I bought this because I needed something cheaper to replace my Moisture Surge until I could buy another bottle of that. I had heard great things about this brand so i figured I'd give it a try. I'm currently using a retinal that absolutely dries out my face and it has done a fabulous job keeping my face from peeling, however it almost feels greasy when i put it on and IT BURNS. So overall, does it moisturize, yes. Is it worth the burn to continue using? Meh. There are other products that get the same effect (or better) without me feeling like I just put my face in an oven.

             
            5.0

            Great for flaky, dry skin!

            By pattycakes

            from bethelehem, pa

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

              I am a makeup and skincare fanatic with extremely dry and sensitive skin and I have breakouts with a lot of products that I try. This, so far, is great! I've been looking for a good nighttime moisturizer (this may be a little bit too greasy before makeup, even with my dry skin) that is an affordable replacement for my Clinique Moisture Surge moisturizer and this has been doing the trick. I don't mind the smell, but I can see why people wouldn't like it but it really doesn't linger at all. If you're looking for a heavier moisturizer and don't want to break the bank I would give this a shot!

               
              5.0

              Must have!

              By Autumn

              from GA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dryness

              Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

              This product is a perfect everyday moisturizer. I use this about 10 minutes before applying makeup and after cleansing my skin at night. If you have dry skin this is perfect all year hydration! Only downfall is that it smells kinda funky, but nothing terrible!

               
              5.0

              Great product.

              By Kasandraaa

              from Uvalde, Texas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dryness

                Comments about Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream:

                Probably the best moisturizer I've ever tried. Love it.

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                • Q:

                  I have combo/acne prone skin, but I am in need of a moisturizer with a little more moisturizing properties for winter. I currently use the MB oil free moisturizer with spf during the day and the MB seaweed night cream at night. Would this be a good substitute day moisturizer for winter?
                  Asked on 11/6/2017 by Coppertop from Georgia

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                • Q:

                  Is this moisturizer good for sensitive and combination skin types?
                  Asked on 5/10/2017 by emma from corona ca

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Ginseng Moist Cream can be used by those with combination, dry or sensitive skin. This product will easily absorb into the skin and will provide hydration even in cold or dry climates.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  Is this product suitable for sensitive and combination skin?
                  Asked on 5/7/2017 by Emma from US

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our Ginseng Moist Cream can be used by those with combination, dry or sensitive skin. This product will easily absorb into the skin and will provide hydration even in cold or dry climates.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mario Badescu
                • Q:

                  I have very dry skin (like it's so dry it's flacking off my forehead) but I do get break outs occasionally elsewhere on my face but overall my skin is very dry with some fine lines. I've been looking at a lot of products and I'm wondering out of all the MB products which would be best for my dry skin? I'm looking for a moisturizer that can be used day or night. I'm also looking for one with SPF for day wear I'm really likening the way the moisture magnet is sounding but is this the best for my my dry and aging skin? Please recommend other products that I should try! :)
                  Asked on 12/23/2016 by Leelee from Cheyenne Wyoming

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I am 21, will this be okay for overnight moisture? I have used the Mario Badescu Acne Startrer Kit in the past and have now purchased the full size bottles. I Like the oil free moisturizer but I feel like it doesn't help for overnight. If this won't work could you recommend another product?
                  Asked on 5/12/2016 by Brenda from Rogers, Ar

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