As a cleanser fan
atic, I love trying new brands and types of cleansers. I recently received these adorable mini’s of Mario Badescu’s Seaweed Cleansing Soap and Lotion. It was my first time testing anything by this brand, but it has certainly lived up to its reputation.
The Seaweed range is aimed at sensitive and dry skin, so perfectly suited for me. The Seaweed in the Cleansing Soap is anti-inflammatory and will sooth your skin, while small bits of seaweed act as a mild exfoliant. It smells of old fashioned soap to me, which I love but might not be to everyone’s taste.
The color and texture did take some getting used to: this creamy substance is bright green with little dark green specks of seaweed in the mix. It is easy enough to distribute across the face, but wiping it off with a wet cloth does leave interesting green stains that made me feel a little like the hulk. Despite the color, it is a lovely gentle cleanser that doesn’t irritate my skin but still takes care of my make-up easily.
The Seaweed Cleansing lotion is the toner from the same range with aloe vera, bladderwrack abstract, and witch hazel. No alcohol in this one, just how I like my toners. It feels very mild on the skin and doesn’t cause any reactions. The witch hazel is a disinfectant and slightly astringent, so perfect for handling occasional impurities on drier skin.
I have been using these together for several weeks now and I am very impressed. My skin looks clear and I haven’t had any redness or irritation. Lovely products: very promising for the rest of the Mario Badescu Skin Care Range.