Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent value prestige night cream
This is an amazing night cream. I have mature skin, and I felt my skin was revitalized the next morning. I love the scent, and it absorbs quickly for me. I'v been using it nightly for 10 days, and have seen a difference in my skin. Less lines, and plumped up. It's a great value compared to other prestige brands. A little goes a long way. This is my new favorite night cream.
Most Helpful Critical Review Clogged my pores!
I received this as a sample in the Mario Badescu Combination/Oily skin kit. I absolutely loved the texture and how my skin looked and felt when I woke up. After the sample ran out in 3 days, I went out and bought the full size. My high hopes were dashed quickly as I started noticing my pores clogging and tiny white bumps (comedones) popping up all over my face. I then researched each ingredient and sure enough, the 3rd ingredient is Isopropyl Myristate. This ingredient has a rating of 5 the HIGHEST rating on the Comedogenic scale (of things that clog your pores). I wonder how an ingredient such as this be put in a product meant for oily skinned people when traditionally oily skinned people have larger that normal pores which are highly prone to being clogged. I have since bought and returned quite a few products from Mario's line that contained questionable and pore clogging ingredients.
Reviewed by 383 customers NOT FOR OILY SKIN
Amy from Jacksonville, FL
I know the description says oil-free but this product is thick, heavy and greasy. If you have very dry skin then I think this would work well for you. I have very oily skin and this made my skin breakout. :(
My new favorite night cream/moisturizer
Lady T from Rialto CA
I use it daily as a moisturizer. It really helps under my mask to keep my skin from drying out
For Normal/Dry Skin!!!
Glendeetz from Irvine, CA
The description says this is okay for oily/combination skin as well, but I would have to wholly disagree. I have dry skin and my boyfriend has combination, and it worked drastically different on both of our skin types. For my dry skin, I thought it felt super silky upon application. I ONLY used this at night and definitely felt like my skin was moisturized, hydrated, and plumped, but I did not like the smell at all. I did not look forward to using this at night because of the smell. Used up my sample size, but I would not re-purchase.
Favorite Night Cream
Chels from Glendale
I've used this for a long time, and my face loves it.
Madie from ..
It's so smooth, and makes my face so soft. The reason I gave it 4 stars is it leaves my face looking a bit green. It doesn't matter because it's a night cream (you go to bed after) but it's something to note.
Added fragrance! It BURNS. NOT a la mer dupe
AZBreezy from Arizona (AZ)
I purchased this because reviews online said it was a cheap dupe for La Mer. Let's be clear - I've used La Mer and this is NOT a dupe. That said, it's a decent as a night moisturizer if your skin isn't bothered by fragrance. Mine is, and it BURNS when applied. It's very oily and floats on your skin for 20-30 minutes before soaking in. If you try to rub it in, it turns globby and rolls off. It did keep my skin from flaking more while using retinol, but that's about the only positive. I can get much better products for the money. Won't buy again.
I would buy this product again and again
Aries3225 from Tarzana, CA
I love this product so much but it has fragrance which is bad for skin but I will be willing to skill use it.
Gave me red bumps and painful acne, comedogenic
Jaz from Roanoke, TX
Having sensitive skin that's prone to breakouts, I'm used to trying new products and my skin not liking it but boy oh boy did my skin not like this product. Within a few days (maybe 3) of using it I started getting red bumps all over my forehead which normally isn't that bad of a breakout spot for me I might get an occasional pimple near my hairline if I don't wash my face carefully enough but these were actual tiny red bumps all across my forehead. And on my chin oh lord, this is normally my worst spot anyways but somehow this product made my skin even more angry and about two days ago I started getting these really really bad and frankly huge pimples and yesterday I woke up and I had painful bumps in the same area. I stopped using the product after realizing I was getting more pimples on my forehead than usual and that was four days ago (today being the fourth), the chin stuff came in the day after stopping and it only progressed since then. Luckily my mom gave my a face mask to use as a night cream that helps calm down skin as she even noticed my skin getting worse, so today it's all mostly scabs and scars. But holy cow if you have sensitive acne prone skin maybe DO A TEST PATCH first and then go from there because just putting a thin layer of this all over my face for a few nights gave me red bumps and painful i don't even know if it would be called acne because the painful ones never fully emerged they just chilled next the the angry pimples on my chin. Also like another review said this does have isopropyl myristate in it meaning IT IS COMEDOGENIC and DOES CLOG PORES. Information I wish I knew before using myself :(
Tonya from minot
Amazing for sensitive/acne prone skin!
Maddipaige from Raleigh, NC
I have acne prone and sensitive skin. Most skincare products and makeup I use break me out. However, I mix this product with Dermalogica overnight repair serum and I think I have found a miracle pair. They both work so well together, my face is clear of acne and luminous when I wake up. I LOVE it!
Great for oily skin
Acrvt from USA
I love seaweed products for my oily skin. Since beginning to use this night cream I've noticed a huge difference in how oily my skin is throughout the day. This is great and is way more affordable than other products like this on the market.
Ash from LA
Buying my third jar; after applying it at night in a couple of mins it soaks into my face without leaving me oily. My face looks smooth in the morning.
A little bit goes a long way so don't put a lot
works best after exfoliation
LTB615 from Tn
so. I got this in a sample pack. I hadn't tried it until recently. I accidentally over exfoliated my face one day causing some major reddening and irritation on my skin. I tried my benefit moisturizer to help calm it down, no go.made my skin supple and plump everywhere but no stars on soothing my irritated rashed skin. tried some clinique I had but irritated my spot further.
. tried my este Lauder..great for filling the stress lines on my forehead but no go on healing my spot. I'm now half way through day 2 of this horrible experience, the spot is cracking and trying to scar and by the grace if God, I find my little tiny mini jar of Mario seaweed. I put it on my nightmare spot and it immediately soothed the skin like aloe vera on a burn . I went to bed, and put it on again first this in the morning and 3 more times throughout that day by that night, the cracking had smoothed out, the redness was clearing up back to the pink young skin it should be, the irritation was totally gone and to top it off, it actually helped clear up a lot of my hormonal acne. if I had to compare this product to anything it would be to the total benefit moisturizer.the only things that make it different are 1. the smell. its definitely grassy. so if you are allergic to grasses you may want to step back on this one. and 2. its ability to heal broken and cracked skin. benefit does not have this ability and I've been using it for 2 years. I will continue to buy benefit because of its plumping and smoothing. but I will also now invest in the full size Mario seaweed because if its healing and soothing properties! thanks Ulta for giving me yet another awesome sample.
Clogged My Pores!
Jen from San Luis Obispo, Ca
I was finally on the road to great skin but some of my products were drying out my skin. I decided to throw this into my routine. I used it for two days in a row and it clogged my pores and made me break out like crazy. My pimples were very inflammed which never happens and it caused red patches. It also made my face feel really greasy. Won't use it again.
i would not buy again
Lefty from Atlanta, GA
I really do not like it, I use it only at bed time and in the morning my face is not moisturized like other products ive used.
my go to night cream
Angie from ct
I have been using this night cream for years. haven't found a better one yet
I love this cream.
Gray from Tennessee
I just applied a small amount all over my face at night. It made my skin super soft and glowy. I love this stuff. It smells very fresh as well.
A staple in my nighttime routine
Sam from Fairport, NY
I only gave 4 stars instead of a full 5 because it does what I need: keeps me moisturized all night. As far as fighting/preventing fine lines, I honestly don't pay attention to that too much, and is not why I use. I use it because its a GREAT night time moisturizer for someone with dry skin. That said, this is comparable to the La Mer face cream. I pat it on my face first and then rub it in, even down my neck chest. It's silky and I really love it. I feel moisturized right after putting it on and when I wake up. I have been using it for over a year now. I had no reactions like pimples, or rash irritation like I often get with new products. I highly suggest sampling it for a week. You will not be disappointed!
Don't buy if you got Sensitive Skin
M from Philadelphia
I got it as a gift and after couple days of use gave me a chemical burn. Hurt really bad
My new go-to night cream
Traci from Chicago, IL
I LOVE this product! It makes my face looks so smooth and bright by morning. My complexion looks more radiant. I have combination skin and this is just the right amount of moisture for over night. I layer this on top of an anti-wrinkle spray (Kate Somerville dermaquench) and an essence and it is perfect.
AW from Phoenix
I like this product in general but have not noticed any benefit to my skin yet. Have only used for a week though so will give it more time.
Christie from Jacksonville
I use this as a night cream and while I haven't seen a significant change in my skin, I love the way it makes my skin feel and will continue to use in my night time routine. I use it after my vitamin c serum or on top of a little bit of coconut oil.
I would not buy this product again.
Ruben from LA
This product claims to be for oily skin but yet as soon as I applied this on my skin it made me really shiny and oily. A little goes a long way with this product. Within an hour my face would be super oily and when I would wake up my face was quite oily as well. I used it for about a week and I got cystic acne on my forehead which I NEVER had in my life. I quickly returned it and I am currently looking for another moisturizer for oily skin.
olive from santa barbara
This is a great product! I got this because I started a pretty intense retinol and it was drying my skin out quite a bit and creating a lot of sensitivity. My usual night cream had started to sting so I gave this one a try. It worked wonders! My skin is no longer peeling badly and it doesn't activate my sensitivity. It feels a little heavy going on, but I wake up with a hydrated face. I also like the texture and clean scent.
Eh it's okay
honest gg from MA
I've never really used the mario badescu products before but i got a mini version of this in a bag of his products for xmas. I love the smell and it leaves my skin very soft, however, i did get a few pimples from it, almost overnight. it does it's purpose by softening your skin, but for me at least it left me with a few pimples :/ my skin type varies, oily, dry, normal. overall i don't think i'd buy a big version, but maybe keep using my small one from time to time.