I’m a huge fan of the brand which I’m about to cover today. It’s one that we’ve spoken about many times in the past and there’s no doubt in my mind that it helps improve people’s skin. The brand that I’m referring to is Mario Badescu. This brand has a number of different lines, one being the Seaweed Line which I’ll be covering extensively today. If you’ve never heard of the brand, you’ve got to get on this train. Seriously, it’s hard to wrap your head around why I’m so pro M.B. until you actually try the products. But first, don’t jump away just yet. I’d rather you read this review to get a better idea of what this brand and product line is all about.
Review of the Seaweed Line by Mario Badescu
Mario Badescu is an innovative cosmetics brand that has been around since 1967. This brand has brought many different product lines to market over the years, and many of them have been best sellers from what I’ve seen. Below you’ll find some details about the company then following that I cover the Seaweed product line.
The founder, Mario Badescu is a European man that moved to the USA, more precisely to New York and started his cosmetics salon in his Manhattan apartment. Since his humble beginnings, Mario Badescu has slowly developed beauty products and powerful formulas to help resolve many common skin problems/conditions that millions deal with daily. Today the brand has become a well-recognized name in the cosmetics industry, perhaps one of the most famous brands out there if I had to guess. The only other brand that I can think of that might be more popular is the La Mer Skin Care line.
The original Mario Badescu salon still exists today and there is a store attached to it where consumers are able to shop for their favorite products. One can get excellent beauty treatments, samples as well as purchase all the Mario Badescu products. These products are also available for purchase online for those that don’t have the option or ability to get to the salon.
The company philosophy states that their products are simple, gentle and effective, and in my humble opinion, they have delivered what they’ve promised. Over the years, there have been many products based on many, seemingly unorthodox ingredients like buttermilk, caviar, strawberries, seaweed and more…Today, I’m obviously covering the seaweed line and everything about it.
The Seaweed Skin Care Line
As previously stated, this review is dedicated to the Seaweed cosmetics line. The seaweed used in these products is known as Bladder Wrack, a yellowish-brown colored seaweed that has shown to have beautifying properties. The Bladder Wrack seaweed lives in the North Sea and the northern parts of the Pacific as well as the Atlantic Oceans.
Here’s what I can tell you about the type of seaweed they incorporate into their products. It has been found to be able to stimulate the production of ever important collagen, thus promoting healthy skin development and anti-aging properties by smoothing out those pesky wrinkles you’ve been sporting for so long. It also contains a lot of iodine. The seaweed extract has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help with acne management, as well as calming the irritated skin and providing deeper than usual hydration.
This type of seaweed can be eaten, but it’s not recommended that for this purpose. As for the gather and sourcing of the seaweed, it’s typically gathered far off the coasts, where there is very little pollution.
The Mario Badescu products containing this seaweed extract are the Seaweed Night Cream, the Seaweed Cleansing Soap, the Seaweed Bubble Bath & Shower Gel, and the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion.
I’ve covered each of the products below to give you an idea of what they are and what they can do for your skin.
Seaweed Cleansing Soap
This is a fresh, creamy face soap that’s enriched with marine extracts. The seaweed is in fine grain form which helps assist with the exfoliation process. This, of course, helps remove dirt and impurities. Just cleans, rinse and be on your way. There are of course other ingredients in this product which you’ll find do help with the rejuvenation process. As for the formula, it’s gentle, balanced and does not remove all the oil from the skin, unnecessarily drying things up – yes, it happens with some. Instead, the soap leaves just the right amount of natural oils in the skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed.
Seaweed Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
This is a two-in-one bath product powerful enough to revitalize the skin on your entire body. It’s enriched with marine botanicals, primarily seaweed extract. It can be used as a body wash or as a bubble bath. This shower gel needs to be rinsed completely off your skin. Once you’ve done that, I can almost guarantee that it’ll feel like a million bucks!
Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
The Seaweed Cleansing Lotion is a skin toner rich in marine minerals as well as a familiar ingredient known as Witch Hazel extract. This lotion puts life back into the skin, the seaweed extract along with aloe vera soothe and hydrate more than you can imagine. As for the Witch Hazel extract, this is a powerful cleanser, removing the dirt and other unwanted grime, but it does not overdry the skin. After using the toner, the skin feels quite nice and healthy.
Seaweed Night Cream
This is the last one in the Seaweed line of products. It’s a lightweight, oil-free formula that can be used by people with combination skin, oily skin, and sensitive skin. The moisturizing night cream contains seaweed extracts (just like the rest of them). Some say that the formula is hydrating wonderfully, but that it contains no oils, so no worries on clogging pores. There are collagen and hydrolyzed elastin in this cream which helps the smoothing of the fine lines. If better tone and texture are what you’re looking for then this is the product for you. Probably not necessary to state this but the night cream should be used as the last step in your evening skin care routine.
All the products the Mario Badescu’s Seaweed range are very popular and the consumers are huge fans. There are plenty of highly rated reviews by satisfied users. All you have to do is talk a close look around to know what I’m referring to.
All the products are affordable and price within reason for the average Jane or Joe looking to up their skin care status. The only negative thing I could find was a complaint related to the packaging and not the actual product. Yawn….
All of these products are available in small test-size packs so anyone interested in trying them can do so. My advice would be to give one or two a shot.