This Just In: Mario Badescu & L’Occitane Skin Loot

I got a special beauty delivery this week and just dove right in! Check them out below:

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, P1,650.

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, P1,650.

What It Is: A gel-based face scrub that helps get rid of residue, dead skin cells, and excess grime. Its goal is to banish dullness and give you clearer, younger-looking skin via its unique combo of finely ground Ecuadorian ivory palm seeds and nourishing botanicals (like ginger, ginkgo, green tea, aloe and coconut). The best part? It’s suitable for all skin types.

It's light and you can barely see the exfoliating grains because they're super fine.

It’s light and you can barely see the exfoliating grains because they’re super fine.

First Impressions: I always turn to a gentle scrub whenever my face starts to look dull and lifeless. I used this right after my trip to Singapore to help get rid of the sunscreen gunk and I feel like it refreshed my complexion. What I liked the most was how fine the grains were, so I didn’t have to worry about microtears on my skin. As for the scent? Aside from the hint of coconut, you’ll barely notice it. It’s kinda pricey for a scrub, but this is one of the products I invest in because it can make or break your skin.

L'Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid. It's 100% natural!

Up next: L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid. It’s 100% natural!

What It Is: A comforting oil that has two skin-saving ingredients—shea oil (known for its nourishing properties) and marula oil (known for its anti-oxidant properties and fine texture for quick absorption). It’s made for dry and sensitive skin that’s exposed to urban environment, so it’s perfect for city gals who want to give their complexion some TLC.

First Impressions: As far as oils go, this one is pretty light and has a dry finish (you just need to really massage it into your skin). It smells like baby powder and I noticed that it leaves my skin feeling comfortable even though I only used a few drops. It’s recommended that you use this at night to help reverse the damage that occurred throughout the day. If you’re prone to breakouts though, it might be best to avoid this formula.

Want to do more beauty spying? I have two more moisturizers from Mario Badescu and L’Occitane for you to scope after the jump! Continue reading

My Dry Skin Fix

I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty lazy about applying lotion. But now that the weather is getting colder, I can’t get away with skipping this beauty step anymore.

Physiogel Lotion, P365, is hypoallergenic and contains no colorants or preservatives. It's a must for those with sensitive skin.

Physiogel Lotion, P365, is hypoallergenic and contains no colorants or preservatives. It’s a must for those with sensitive skin.

I’ve always been a fan of Physiogel products (more here) and this lotion doesn’t disappoint. It’s light, it’s absorbed quickly, and it works. My skin immediately feels cool, refreshed, and hydrated upon application. After a few minutes, there’s no sticky residue either.

It's really quite soothing! I think the natural lipids in this lotion really help you feel more comfy in your skin.

It’s really quite soothing! I think the natural lipids in this lotion really help you feel more free in your skin.

Another bonus is that it’s fragrance-free. So I actually make my own scented lotion by mixing a few drops of my perfume with it. Will definitely keep using this and work on making this a part of my daily beauty routine.

Are you a fan of Physiogel? And more importantly, are you lazy to apply lotion like me? Tell me I’m not alone in this! ♥

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