Sunday, 31 October 2010

Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub- Love Of My Life :-)

Whilst preparing the products i use for my skincare routine post which will go live within the next few weeks i realised i have never spoken about one of my all time favourite products.

Like i said recently i am a huge exfoliating junkie, i have dry skin so it is a staple in my skincare routine. I love many different scrubs such as Clean&Clear Warming Scrub which i have raved about in the past however what with Clean&Clear re packaging their products it has become impossible to find the warming scrub so i tend not to use it as much as i don't want my current tube to run out.

I came across this beaut at the NYC Make-up show which i was lucky enough to attend back in May.

Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub.

I had heard of Mario Badescu prior to the NYC Make-up show mainly for its famous product, the drying lotion for blemishes so when myself and Milly spotted they had a stand at the show we were straight over their like a light. They were offering a really great discount but what with it being a few months ago now i have totally forgotten what the % was but it did mean most of the products were extremely cheap.

Myself and Milly were really interested in the products and ended up talking to the assistant for quite some time, so she ended up showing us a lot of products which we had never heard of before from the range. The assistance showed us the Strawberry Face Scrub so i took a nice whiff of the product like we all do and instantly knew it had to be mine. Since that day it has become a staple in my skincare routine.

I don't know if it is just me but products which smell amazing i am instantly drawn to and instantly want to try. This has to be one of the most amazing scented products of which i own. I love anything that smells of Cherry's and almond..a bit like a bakewell tart for those of you in the UK! Well that is exactly how this a bakewell tart. I also love the Jergens Oringinal body lotion which i have spoken about before because it smells like a bakewell tart so my collection of cherry&almond products is slowly developing :) The scent is a huge bonus but the product itself is amazing.

The scrub is suitable for all skin types as Mario Badescu say exfoliating on a regular basis helps to prevent dulling build up and congested pores. This is a completely non abrasive face scrub so isn't harsh on the skin at all. It contains real strawberry seeds which gently buff away flaky skin.

The product itself is extremely creamy so is really moisturising for your skin. It feels as though you are gently massaging in a face mask but with strawberry seeds. Its the only exfoliator to leave my skin feeling as though i have had a facial. For me this is a relaxation scrub, it slightly awakens you, leaves your skin with such a nice glow but definitely makes you feel super relaxed as its such a creamy light scrub. It says you can use it 2-3 times a week but without fail i will use this once a week. I was using it a lot more but was slightly scared to use it as i couldn't find anywhere online which stocked it and was able to ship to the UK. I have however found a website which i will link at the end so have started using it a lot more.

You get 118ml of product and it is not tested on animals!

If you don't like harsh, abrasive scrubs then this one is for you. Its a product i will always use and so happy that i was introduced to.

I would love to know if any of you buy this scrub and what your thoughts are on it and also your thoughts if you already use it.




  1. Ooh this sounds really lovely! This is going on my wish list purely because it sounds like it smells amazingg! xoxo

  2. I really love the sound of this!!! I love face scrubs and this one sounds like it will smell amazing! xx

  3. Ohh i likey likey the thought of this! Bit off track, but have you ever tried the L'oreal kids shampoo in Cherry and Almond? I don't know if they still do but when I was at uni I was literally ADDICTED to it, purely for the smell!! xxx

  4. This sounds exactly like my kind of thing - definately going to try and get my hands on it :)

  5. I had never heard of this skincare brand until about a week or so ago when I got the drying lotion. So far, very promising. I could see myself buying more of their products esp. after reading your review.

  6. Sounds lush, although I may eat it. :S x


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