Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review NOT Oil Free
I use this everyday after I shower. Been using it for almost a year and I really like it and have no complaints besides that it is NOT OIL FREE! Didn't realize this till this recent purchase but it still works great.
Most Helpful Critical Review Too greasy, SPF smell too strong
Was on a hunt for a face SPF, picked this one up along with a few others from different brands. My skin is combo so the main concern when choosing these was for them not to cause any more oiliness. I also have medium olive skin tone so second concern was no white cast.
This one was way too greasy for my face, not even remotely suitable for my skin type. It does feel very moisturizing so I ended up leaving it to use on my arms, neck, and hands. Does seem to provide good sun protection, but not great, I still would get color if exposed to sun too long. I live in Southern Cali so I can get tanned by just commuting to and from work year around (no tint on the car). For the above usage this is obviously too expensive and not even effective enough, so I won't be repurchasing it.
Lastly I found the SPF smell to be too strong. Unlike others I actually like a typical SPF scent but as long as it's not too heavy, best if it's a hint mixed with something else beach-inspiring like coconut, vanilla, etc. In this case it was just too overpowering, even when I layered it over a scented lotion.
Reviewed by 171 customers Hard pass
Lotto from Montana
I've always wanted to try to Mario Badescu and this was an unfortunate introduction.
The moisturizer through out the day just slide off my face under and not under make-up.
Oily feeling and bad reaction
Ashley from Napa
This caused a major skin reaction all over my face and it made my face was really oily. My face ended up peeling and burned a bit. I am so glad I figured out that this was causing the reaction requiring medical attention.
Go To Moisturizer from Winston-Salem, NC
It's funny how there are a lot of reviews about how the product burns their eyes when the product states to avoid the eye area. Anyways, this product works very well for me. I have a dark skin tone and doesn't leave a white cast for me and it doesn't make me very oily throughout the day either. I would recommend this product!
Strange Reaction to my Skin
SignatureWit from TN
I tried it for the first time, felt nice when it went on, smelled nice, and my skin felt good. After using it for about three days however, I noticed some serious drying and peeling on my skin that wasn't there before. Not sure if I had a mild allergic reaction or if it just didn't agree with my skin or what, but I'm still trying to get my skin back to normal, would not recomend.
beware if you are on birth control
Dani from Philadelphia
do not use this face moisturizer if you are using the hormonal birth control pills. This moisturizer has St. John's Wart in it and this has been proven to make your birth control less effective.
Awful smell, instant headache
Al from Arkansas
I used to use this lotion a few years ago, and I could tell that it was just as moisturizing and soft as I remembered. Unfortunately, they must have changed the formula because it now has a horribly strong cologne smell. It gave me a headache instantly and had to scrub my face several times to get rid of the smell. If you're sensitive to perfumes, this is not for you.
Gwen from Nc
Get the job done but it's just glorified and not even that good for your skin wouldn't buy it again. And I didn't finish the first one
Live by this
MJ from Davie
I've been using Mario for years and this is my go to moisturizer. I have a bit of dry skin and the usually tzone oil.
Works well except for my eyes
Sarah from NJ
This was great until it transferred into my eyes and I had to repeatedly flush my eyes out with water to get rid of the stinging/blurriness
Momof3girls from NE
This somehow managed to seep into my eyes and stung for hours. I had my daughter try it and the same happened to her. This product is definitely not for us.
Cocopuffs1718 from Georgia
I honestly have never hated a product more than this one.. it stung my eyes and also caused me to break out in this fungal type acne. I forgot name of the fungal acne but it was tiny little bumps all over my forehead. I'm so tired of Mario badescu and their wack products lol.
I have combination skin but slightly more on the oily side.
Great daily moisturizer!
Ashley from Detroit
Bought it his because it was oil free since I'm combo/dry, but acne-prone so most moisturizers break me out. This does not break me out, and even though it's oil-free, is still moisturizing but not heavy or greasy. I love this and use it every day. I think it would be perfect for anyone with combo skin. Some are saying it comes out separated... Just shake it lol.
Addie k from Wisconsin
It comes out separated and makes my skin feel so gross. By the end of the day my skin is super oily- not like it is with my normal moisturizer.
Just from New City, NY
Great all around moisturizer for all kind of skin
plizzy from NJ
I was reluctant to buy this because of the price point, but I'm so happy I did. It's light and has a sunscreen smell, which I personally quite like. It doesn't feel oily at all for me and just gives me soft skin and great sun protection.
A tad heavy but works
LGee from TN
I have combo oily skin and like the fact that this is SPF 30. I'm prone to upper cheek sunburns. I wear this under my Bare Minerals foundation which also has SPF.
This moisturizer is a tad bit heavy, probably because of the sunscreen. So it doesn't take much. I recommend letting it absorb for a minute while you do something else, and then go back and put on your primer or foundation, etc.
Mkplvr96 from NJ
Love this moisturizer because of it's versatility. My skin is really dry in winter and it does the job to keep it moisturized, and I don't need to switch products come summer when my skin gets pretty oily as its good for oily skin as well. Also LOVE that it has SPF so I can eliminate a step from my already long skincare routine
Not really a fan, it comes out separated and oily.
Pale ginger from Las Vegas, nv
I wasn't a fan of the consistency, and it comes out kind of oily
Go-to daily moisturizer!
Steph from Florida
Living in FL sunscreen is a MUST! Love the light moisturizing and SPF together. I have oily/combination skin and it doesn't clog my pores. Only suggestion is when applying heavier cream or for long lasting makeup, if under the sun, apply an additional moisturizer. Aside from that I LOVE this! I
I would like to buy this again!
Uzma from Austin, TX
Great moisturizer with spf as i needed the spf due to my redness and humid weather and it works great.
Burns your eyes!
Kay from Cali
Irritates and burns your eyes. Will not be purchasing
Will Buy Again
Emily from CA
Use it every morning and love it.
Not for me
Khinks from Kansas
This moisturizer just wasn't for me. I have combination, sensitive skin and it just wasn't as hydrating as I like moisturizers to be. It didnt break me out or irritate my skin, but after applying it my skin was left wanting more. It's not for my skin, but I can see others who like really light moisturizers loving this
Lulu from Mi
Got this in a free ulta sample, as soon as I applied it felt heavy and greasy on the skin. Took a while to sink in. I woke up the next morning with my cheeks being extremely red, itchy, and irritated. I have normal to combination skin. Now it's the second day and my skin is still a bit red and itchy. I do not recommend this to anyone.
Not for me
Kate from Philadelphia, PA
To preface I have Combination/Oily skin and I used this after cleansing and toning. I bought this about 2 and a half weeks ago and I was drawn to it because of its "Oil-Free" claim. It was fine the first couple days that I used it, although I did think it felt greasy on my face. By the 4th or 5th day, I had a couple breakouts around my face. After a week of continued use my breakouts didn't appear to be going away and it seemed like more were about surface. Since this was the only thing that I had changed in my regimen, I decided to stop using it and my breakouts have began to go away.
As much as I wanted to like it, I will not be repurchasing.