Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Soft and Smooth
I am on the slide heading towards 40 (though I don't look it- at all), and in recent years have been noticing that my skin has been changing.
Recently I have developed dry, chapped, and sometimes flaky skin on my face - especially in the cold weather or after prolonged sun exposure. This is made worse by the various medications I take. I went to Ulta and asked for help and the young lady there suggested this product as she herself used it and liked it. I figured I'd give it a shot.
I have used it for four days now, and my skin feels soft and smooth- it feels like the younger skin I had while in my early 20's! I do recommend using a gentle exfoliant daily to help remove the dead skin, but even on the two days I didn't have my face scrub with me, my skin still felt soft and smooth and healthy. It also seems to be retaining the moisture longer, even in the near zero weather and harsh winds of New England. I highly recommend!
Most Helpful Critical Review Good sun protection
This moisturizer certainly helped my dry skin. I used it everyday, and I'm pleased with the sun protection that it offered. I'm not in love with the smell. I had to be very careful to keep the product about an inch away from my eyes or else my eyes would burn like crazy. I am not very pleased with how this product worked with my makeup. Even with use of a primer or setting powder, I noticed my foundation slipping away by lunch time. I don't think I'll be using this one again.
Reviewed by 58 customers the ONLY moisturizer my face tolerates
E to the lisa from Orange County CA
I used a sample facial moisturizer when I ran out of Moisture Magnet and my skin took four weeks to recover. It feels so rich but my skin absorbs it quickly and the lotion ends up feeling light on my skin. This is the only facial moisturizer I've used that doesn't break me out or cause dry, scaly patches. I also use the glycolic cleanser from Mario Badescu 2-3 times a week as well. I love all the products I've tried from this line
(I use nivea Creme around my eyes and keep this SPF lotion out of my eyes to keep them from stinging)
Burns your face
AH from Cincinnati
I am not impressed with this product! I have very dry skin and I thought this was be a good product to moisturize. However, every time I put this product in my face, it burns all over! I don't really have overly sensitive skin either. I don't know what it is, but this is not it!
Works Very well but....
Courtney from College Station, TX
I LOVE this product. It's so moisturizing but the only drawback is that it smells moderately like sunscreen. Obviously I know there was going to be some sunscreen smell because this contains SPF, but I feel like the smell lingers a little. I apply this awhile before I need to go anywhere just so the smell can go away. Otherwise, great product.
Love this product!
Beauty Minimalist from Portland, ME
I have been using this product for a week every morning after I shower. I have very dry skin and this product has been fantastic! Thick, creamy, and moisturizing. Would definitely recommend to anyone out there with dry skin!
Buying my second bottle now!
lnkcasey from Bend, OR
I'm currently buying my second bottle now, my first bottle lasted around 2 months of morning and evening use. I'm pretty obsessed with this product. My skin take about a week to get used to it due to the heavy moisturization but that is also what my skin needed. My forehead was extremely dry but everything else was pretty healthy. I'm 26 and I am getting fine lines under my eyes (sigh) but I do feel like this has helped greatly. It's inexpensive and exactly what I needed.
Moisturizes but also caused a mass breakout of micropimples
****kimbobe from Bay Area
She was cute but she did my skin dirty. I think she was just too thicc. My pores would get clogged from the greasy weight and break out.
Brittany from Raleigh, NC
I picked this up because I have dry skin and wanted something with SPF but this feels exactly like putting sunscreen on my face. It does fine moisturizing but I probably wouldnt buy again.
Not for super dry skin
Dr Sushi from St Louis
I have REALLY REALLY dry & sensitive skin that has some redness also. Since philosophy discontinued WHINE (original), I've been looking for a replacement. Hello--that's been a few years!!
I tried some other MB products (Kera moisturizer, rose hips oil, etc) and many of the raved about dry skin products on YouTube. All--FAILS!! The Kera is AMAZING 🙌🏻 if you have my mind of skin. It's so good, my hubby stole mine & wouldn't even try this one! The moisture magnet just didn't do enough for me, so I took it back for another bottle of Kera.
WMendez from Ludowici,GA
I love this moisturizer! I personally have dry sensitive skin and applying this moisturizer daily leaves my skin looking healthy and doesn't cause my skin to breakout! It hydrates my skin really well. I'm very happy with this product!
Tiny but mighty
Anon from Tn
My skin has been extremely dry and flaky, and as soon as I started using this moisturizer that went away completely! I would recommend not using right before makeup application as it can appear somewhat oily. I usually use before I go to bed.
Jessica Y from Lancaster PA
Adding this to my daily skin routine has beeen wonderful. I already use a 50 spf on my face but when it's added to lotion or makeup it's a plus. I love the absorption as well. I'm please with the ability to fix my dry areas without breaking out.
Ann from NY
love love love this moisturizer. ....and i have tried them all!
This has became my favorite moisturizer!
Naturally Regina from Smyrna, TN
I am a creature of habit. There was a moisturizer I was using by the Ulta brand that was discontinued so I was scrambling to find one that works. I tried this one and it works amazing. It also layers well with other products you may use like serums etc.
E from Chicago IL
This product at first worked really well. After about 3 days of using it, I started noticing blemishes (I'm not Acne prone). These blemishes were red and they burned really bad. Touching my face was so painful and trying other moisturizers were painful while all this was happening. I went through this for about 4+ days and eventually these blemishes turned into try spots....so basically my MOISTURIZER turned my skin DRY. Do not buy!
Jena from CT
I had high hopes for this moisturizer. After checking the ingredients on ALL of Mario Badescu's moisturizers I found that this and the Honey one were least likely to aggravate my hormonal acne which I had just recently cleared up. I was experiencing dry skin from a combination of New England winter and the castille soap I've been using to wash my face so I was looking for a daytime moisturizer, sadly this was not the one for me. After 3 uses I woke up with 5 giant blemishes! I had also purchased the Drying Lotion and that did NOTHING to clear up or dry out the blemishes. while this moisturizer helped with the dryness it made me break out so I would not recommend.
JT from NJ
use it morning & night. needs to be fragrance free because of my sensitive skin
Moisture + Spf
Yve from LA
Absolutely love how my skin feels after I apply it. Super moisturizering my skin is combo/dry right now in the colder temps. It's so effective under my foundation + spf i like buying products wth duel uses. So this works perfect! I would buy this again
TG from Youngstown,OH
This is my most favorite moisturizer for wintertime! It works to keep skin smooth and soft and relieves dry flaky patches. I have tried a lot and this one is worth every penny! Even worked for my son when he was on Accutane!
Love this product!
Annaleah from Freehold NJ
As I have gotten older my skin has changed and now dry. With this moisturizer it has brought my youthful appearance back.
I will never buy anything else ever again
Tessa from Portland, Oregon
Best moisturizer I've ever used. If Mario Badescu got rid of this product my heart would be broken. If I go a day without using this my skin suffers (literally).
To all who read this, don't even question it. Just buy it.
Small bottle worth every penny
D from Long Island ny
Cannot give a review
Me from Dothan Al
I bought it. Got it home an realized it was expired. Took it back and the other ones that were there were expired as well.
I have used this for a long time...love it.
Illinifanmj from Illinois
Great product, highly recommend!
had to return
betsy from chicago, IL
I've been using mario badescu Hydro moisturizer with vitamin c and love it. I got this and it burned if it got too close around my eyes (I always put lotion on and around my eyes). two days after using this my skin around my eyes flaking and a day after that my cheeks started to flake. I also think it made me break out. I returned this right away. back to my normal moisturizer. I have dry, acne prone skin
Kari Nita from Los Angeles, CA
I started to get really dry on my face and it started moving down to my neck in a matter of days. My skin on my neck was so dry and I had to go buy this. The moment I applied the moisturizer on my neck was the last time I ever had the dryness on my neck. My face as well, but my neck was starting to flake so it was not good at all. I am a believer.