so as you know,
i was gifted the “oily skin” pr package from the kind folks at “mario badescu”.
( x see entry here )
i’ve been using the products for a close to two weeks now.
it’s time for my exclusive foxhole review…
when i went to my barber last week week,
he complimented me how good my skin looked.
i knew my skin was headed in the right direction.
my skin hasn’t been super acne prone,
like how it use to be when i was a teenager,
but i did have a few break outs here and there.
as of late,
my face has had a healthy matte glow while keeping new acne away.
i can thank “mario badescu” for that.
now i will admit that some of the products didn’t work for me.
i’ll do a break down of how i used each product and the end results:
ACNE FACIAL CLEANSER
used – night
(rub skin in circular motion for 1-2 minutes)
after about a night of use,
i notice this helped clear up the few break outs that i had.
i knew it would work because it had salicylic acid in it.
anything with salicylic acid tends to work wonders on my skin.
i would definitely purchase this in the future.
VITAMIN C SERUM
used – night
(use droplet and then pat on skin until absorbed
wait until dry to use moisturizing product)
i used it at night because it worked better while i slept.
you can use it in the day,
but you have to pair a sun screen with it.
vitamin c can make you face very sensitive to sunlight.
it was in the brightening kit so i already had experience with it.
from when i used it before,
it brightened my skin and faded any hyper-pigmentation i had.
it doesn’t get rid of acne,
but it will help in the overall appearance of your skin.
once your skin starts to clear up,
this is major key.
it works really well with the “seaweed cleanser” too.
SPECIAL MASK FOR OILY SKIN
used – 2 times a week/night
(wash face first before use
keep on face for 15-20 minutes)
this was supposed to help control shine and take away oil,
but i didn’t really notice a difference the times i used it.
it broke me out a little afterwards which made me stop.
i don’t think i’d use it again.
the whitening mask from the kit ( x worked much ) better for me.
my skin takes better to ( x l’oreal clay face masks ).
out of the two:
“OIL FREE MOISTURIZER WITH SPF 30”
“CONTROL MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN”
(apply on dry clean face)
the “control moisturizer” didn’t really do anything for my skin.
in the afternoon after using it,
i was very oily and the shine was in hd.
the “oil free moisturizer with spf 30” worked better for me.
my skin was matte instead of greasy looking.
it worked just as good as my holy grail facial staple,
“aveeno ‘clear complexion’ daily moisturizer”.
out of the two:
used: night/spot treatment
(don’t shake bottle/dip q-tip in bottle and place on pimple after clean skin and moisturizer)
(shake bottle and place on clean finger tip
rub onto skin after clean skin and moisturizer)
if you have any pimples/feel any pimples coming under your skin,
these two products might help as a spot treatment.
“drying lotion” – place it on the pimple overnight
“buffering lotion” – place on pimples you can feel underneath overnight
the “buffering lotion” worked better than the “drying lotion”.
i used the “drying lotion”,
as a spot treatment,
for three nights on two pimples i had.
there wasn’t really a difference when i woke up.
when i used the “buffering lotion” on the same pimples,
they were gone in two days of use.
in the products defense,
i don’t really have a lot of luck with spot treatments anymore.
i OD’d on most of them in my facial journey.
my face has gotten immune to a majority of them,
so i was shocked the “buffering lotion” did work for me.
for my oily skin,
i’ve learned to to keep it simple.
using a ton of products has always clogged my pores.
oily skin can be a blessing and a curse.
it keeps you looking young,
but it can make you look like greasy af if it isn’t controlled.
so to wrap up,
my “foxhole go-to routine” from “mario badescu” is:
oil free moisturizer with spf 30
vitamin c serum
seaweed night cream
glycolic foaming cleanser (3 times a week/night)
my experience with “mario badescu” may/may not be your experience.
while some of the products didn’t do what i hoped they would,
i will say that i’m quite satisfied with the ones that did work.
thank you to “mario badescu” for the opportunity!