Oct. 23, 2012

Review: Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion

This lovely little bottle was introduced to frowardfashion in my September Favourites post. After having no prior exposure, it might've seemed out of place.
Background: This was one of those weird purchases Canadians make when in American airports.
The Newark airport had a huge selection of Mario Badescu products next to tacky key chains and gossip magazines. 
It feels extremely watery and thin. I didn't like it at first. Despite being 'cooling' it seemed more aggitating. Maybe my skin was just having a bad week...but I put this at the back of the drawer and declared it a regretted impulse purchase.
But this fall I took it out for a second chance, and boy am I glad I did!
I rotate between cleanser now and this is one of them. It is great to use before bed to remove makeup. It doesn't leave any weird residue and is a nice switch from my creamy lancome cleanser and my cetaphil cleanser (a real staple).
One complaint would be the bottle. Love how the packaging is clean and simple-props Badescu!
But it can be hard to control the amount. The dispenses isn't squeeze triggered, you just tip it and it dribbles onto your cotton pad. Unfortunately when I am in an impatient mood I tip it too quickly and end up wasting product.
In addition, I ate some delicious cheese over the weekend. Had to bring out the camera and take a photo. Warning: you might feel hungry after looking at this! :p
Applewood, brie and a baguette. Forget beauty products, I could ramble about food all day!

** UPDATE/CORRECTION: Since posting I have been in contact with Mario Badescu PR.
Turns out the lotion should be used as a toner-not a cleanser. If you try this product out, they recommend applying with a cotton pad and not rinsing off, then follow up with a moisturizer. I will try this method soon and maybe make another post out of it!
Sorry for the confusion everyone, hope you're having a nice evening. xx


  1. I really love Mario Badescu products but have not tried this one. I might have to give this one a try.


  2. I've tried a sample of this before, and I quite liked it :)
    I just found your blog and am now following! Hello from a fellow Canadian! :)

  3. I really want to try this product! To bad the amount is hard to control.