Monday, December 21, 2009

Super Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub

I know this has been all over the blogosphere already, but for those who don't know, if you go to Mario Badescu's website and fill out a questionnaire about your skin, they will suggest products for you and ship you free samples. This review is about my FAVORITE sample out of the lot, the Strawberry Face Scrub:

Here's what it looks like:
The claim: Made with real Strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky skin while natural AHA’s break down dulling build-up to unclog pores and prevent blackheads. It improves skin's overall texture by revealing healthy, glowing skin. ($15.00 for 4 oz.) 

With no hesitation, I can say that this has landed on my wish-list and I will not rest until I buy a full size. Before I run away with my feelings, here's the rational breakdown:

1. Price: I wouldn't mind paying $15 for a product I will use 2-3 times a week, and one that instantly makes me feel better.

2. Texture: I adore the texture of this scrub. It's quite creamy and has a pearlescent sheen to it. The real strawberry seeds make for the perfect exfoliants--they're not as harsh as sugar or apricot scrubs, and yet you can feel them getting the job done. 

3. The wow effect: Strawberry has a natural bleaching effect on the skin. In fact, I've read that mashing up fresh strawberries and brushing your teeth with them can lead to a whiter smile! So when I use this, I scrub my face for at least a minute. The texture is so luxurious that I just keep scrubbing away! When I wash it off, my complexion is instantly brighter and more radiant. AND, it doesn't dry out my skin one bit. This scrub doesn't rip the oil outta your pores. It just polishes your complexion so its perfectly bright and clean.

4. The one but: The one thing I'd change about this product is the scent. It's that fake strawberry scent you smell on candy. It's nothing like a real strawberry. I am getting used to it though, and frankly, I totally forgive Mario Badescu for this one problem because I love the texture and brightening effect of this scrub so very much. But yea, if you're super picky about scents, then be duly warned. 

Of all the samples I got from MB, this is by far my very favorite product. I really really want the full size and think its worth it. I've been using this scrub whenever I need a pick me up. It just works wonders. The exfoliation feels so luxurious, and then when I see my brighter complexion in the mirror, it just reinforces to me that I want this on my shelf permanently. :)


Cynthia Z said...

Lol Super Mario :D . It sounds so good! I just love anything strawberry esp scrubs n lip balms

Beautygirl24 said...

I heard about the questionaire and samples from a fellow blogger named Kate. I can't wait to get my samples! I think the strawberry scrub is included!

preeti said...

I have been following your blog for a while now, it is quite informative. I was interested in getting these free samples, but I did not find anything when i went to the website. I filled out a questionnaire, but I did not know how to get free samples... :-(

beautyparler said...

This scrub sounds really nice! I love the MB Glycolic Cleanser (however its always sold out). If you get a chance try it out:)

Unknown said...

I love the strawberry scrub too!! wonderful. oh and Preeti- you just fill out the box that says you want email updates and a couple days later you will get an email asking if you want free samples.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I heard strawberries are really good for facials.

Uinisan said...

Yep, I've heard about this product from their range too... gosh I wanna a sample now~~~ hahahaaahhaa... I've been getting heaps of sample from the Origins brand which I should share some thoughts on later too :)

Divija Reddy said...

aswini, have u tried Lakme strawberry wash? not trying 2 compare, but just FYI.

thnq 4 d post, hun :)

Ashwini said...

@Cynthia: hehe yes, I was so impressed by MB that I nicknamed it Super Mario.

@Beautygirl24: ooh I'm excited for you. Please do reviews once you've tried out your samples too!

@Preeti: Kate's suggestion is right. Make sure you give your email address.

@Monica: I plan to review the glycolic cleanser too. I love the scent and experience but keep wondering if its worth the price.

@Uinisan: how'd you get the Origins samples? Sounds like a treat!

preeti said...

Kate and Ashwini thank you for your suggestions and I am crossing my fingers for the samples to be sent!

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