Mario Badescu’s 50th Anniversary Edition // Skin Care Review

The other day I took a trip to Ulta with my friend and I stumbled upon Mario Badescu’s section. I didn’t know much about his products except that people have been raving about what they use in their everyday skin care regime. I found the “50th Anniversary Edition” kit that contains all the well-known skin care essentials. I never looked into the prices of Mario Badescu’s products, but to my surprise, they’re pretty affordable! Since it contained five products for $38, I purchased one and tested it out that night. Another plus for this brand is that they do not test on animals! Here’s what I thought about the kit.


The kit contains the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, Drying Lotion, Silver Powder, and the Flower & Tonic Mask.

First Step : Enzyme Cleansing Gel

I had a full face of makeup on so I wanted to test out how well this face cleanser worked on removing my makeup. I took a bit of product in my hand and massaged it all over my damp face. After I washed it off, I took a cotton round and brushed it across my skin to see if there was any excess makeup, and to my surprise, there was none! This cleansing gel passed the test 🙂 It is a non-foaming cleanser but it left my skin feeling hydrated and clean!




Step Two : Silver Powder

Next I tried the powder that unclogs pores and prevent blackheads. The instructions tell you to dip a damp cotton ball into the powder and press it onto your nose/any other congested part on your face. I suggest you do this over the sink because there can be some fallout from the cotton ball. I wasn’t sure if I was using too much, so I just let it sit for the required 10 minutes, and then used my Garnier Micellar Water to gently wipe it off. I could never fully clear my skin of blackheads, but after one use of this powder, I could definitely see a decrease in blackheads and pore size! I highly recommend this product!




Step Three : Flower & Tonic Mask

This mask was incredibly soothing! I applied a thin layer on to my face and after a few minutes it dried and tightened. It smelled like flowers and had a silky texture. When the mask dried out, it really felt like it was doing its job. I loved that this mask is meant to calm redness and purify the skin, which was proved to be true. My skin was not irritated by this mask, which is a huge plus.




Step Four : Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

After I took off the mask, I pat my skin dry and let it sit for a few minutes. Then I went in with the spray to give my skin the final touches. The spray leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed. The scent is lovely and not too overpowering. I can’t wait to try it on my hair (as suggested on the bottle) or during the winter when my skin starts to become more dry. Updates to come.



Step Five : Drying Lotion

After a few hours hanging out with friends, I put on the Drying Lotion. I’ve heard a lot of awesome things about this product so I was excited to give it a try! The instructions tell you to dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment on the bottom (do not shake the bottle first). Then you dab the swab onto any blemishes and let dry overnight. I love that this product sits on your face throughout the night. I woke up the next morning with only half the product still on my face from my restless sleeping, so I cleaned my face with my Micellar Water. I could tell that my new irritations weren’t as red or raised as they were the day before! I recommend this product for its results and the simple application.



Overall, I really enjoyed trying out this line of products! Each product left my skin feeling healthier than it did before. I wanted to try out a new skin care routine that didn’t involve using different brands to do different things. With Mario Badescu, I can get it all in one box!

Have you tried Mario Badescu? If so, what’s your favorite product?

Thanks for reading!

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail

(Featured image taken by Ulta Beauty)

15 thoughts on “Mario Badescu’s 50th Anniversary Edition // Skin Care Review

  1. Oooh i didn’t know that they’d come out with this kit – I’ll need to pick it up! Mario Badescu is probably my favourite skincare brand; I’ve never tried a product of theirs I didn’t like x


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